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Offline dealio55

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Re: EEVblog #597 - Fluke 114 Kit Multimeter + Sparkfun/Fluke Rant
« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2014, 06:57:56 pm »
I should have it because i have an cheap Chinese multimeter which is not working properly and i would like to have a decent multimeter when i am working around audio tube which has a high voltage

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Re: EEVblog #597 - Fluke 114 Kit Multimeter + Sparkfun/Fluke Rant
« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2014, 07:05:15 pm »
I would willingly buy a multimeter kit like this if it was a decent price. Even without a current range it would be both useful and fun. :-/O

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Re: EEVblog #597 - Fluke 114 Kit Multimeter + Sparkfun/Fluke Rant
« Reply #27 on: March 31, 2014, 07:40:16 pm »
i wander what's the retail price of the kit,

I think that got a bit lost in the video. One is supposed to contact @FlukeCorp via Twitter, using the #FlukeKit hashtag to get more details, like availability and price. Or ask Fluke on Facebook.
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Re: EEVblog #597 - Fluke 114 Kit Multimeter + Sparkfun/Fluke Rant
« Reply #28 on: March 31, 2014, 08:02:00 pm »
i wander what's the retail price of the kit,

I think that got a bit lost in the video. One is supposed to contact @FlukeCorp via Twitter, using the #FlukeKit hashtag to get more details, like availability and price. Or ask Fluke on Facebook.

more easy to ask in EEVBlog :D
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Re: EEVblog #597 - Fluke 114 Kit Multimeter + Sparkfun/Fluke Rant
« Reply #29 on: March 31, 2014, 08:36:55 pm »
I could really use that multimeter! I was surprised watching some of you videos showing of some of the really bad cheap multimeters that even those looked so much better than the one i have. No continuity tester, no auto-range and the test leads is soldered right onto the pcb, which makes the safety note on the backside of it quite fun :)

Opening it up also showed that they have drilled holes in front of the case which have then later been covered up with tape. I guess the connectors just got too expensive!
 

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Re: EEVblog #597 - Fluke 114 Kit Multimeter + Sparkfun/Fluke Rant
« Reply #30 on: March 31, 2014, 08:56:22 pm »
This reminds me of a multimeter I lend about 9 years ago. Im still waiting for it to be returned. |O

 

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Re: EEVblog #597 - Fluke 114 Kit Multimeter + Sparkfun/Fluke Rant
« Reply #31 on: March 31, 2014, 08:58:55 pm »
Because I was stolen my $50 Extech 330 for which I spent saving my money for like 1000 months. Also, for being the first to read the video description :P

I should have it because i have an cheap Chinese multimeter which is not working properly and i would like to have a decent multimeter when i am working around audio tube which has a high voltage

I think I should have it because my current multimeter is a Fluke 19 :'(

 

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Re: EEVblog #597 - Fluke 114 Kit Multimeter + Sparkfun/Fluke Rant
« Reply #32 on: March 31, 2014, 09:05:31 pm »
well,
Why i didn't need a fluke DMM...
This is the best DMM in the world (my home), feature:
1. 10 A NIST calibrated Shunt resistor(and who need a fuse, unfused means you didn't have to replace it)
2. 200mA fuse (don't copy the Technic ...it is patented)
3. Double side SMD resistor(first in the world)
4. Unfiltered input (you can get Cap filtering as Optional)
5. You can overclock this beautiful DMM
6. Exposed Power lead for CE compliance (Cheapest Engginering certification)
7. Unconnected pad (perfect for future development)
8. COLORFUL Battery (forget that boring uncolored 9V battery)

(edit: 4/4/14)
But Seriously...
Why I should have it?
My work is repairing all sort of Test Equipment, and my hobby is make cheap DIY version in my home.
I have make several things: OSA, semi diff probe(1MHz), C&V swithing P/S,industrial USB curent loop, 35kV P/S,..
But for my hobby i didn't have any budget for decent DMM..
« Last Edit: April 04, 2014, 11:34:21 pm by han »
 

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Re: EEVblog #597 - Fluke 114 Kit Multimeter + Sparkfun/Fluke Rant
« Reply #33 on: March 31, 2014, 09:08:22 pm »
Currently my multimeter is a cheap uni-t and it does not work propely, so i am multimeter less ,I really need onother one, can I have it please? :-DMM
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Re: EEVblog #597 - Fluke 114 Kit Multimeter + Sparkfun/Fluke Rant
« Reply #34 on: March 31, 2014, 09:45:13 pm »
Dave, I'm going to ask for it on behalf of my kids.

Son and Daughter (twins) are off to Uni this September to study Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Electrical and Mechanical Engineering respectively.

If the Fluke kits appears before then (and I don't win this one  ;) ), I'm definitely going to get them one each.

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Re: EEVblog #597 - Fluke 114 Kit Multimeter + Sparkfun/Fluke Rant
« Reply #35 on: March 31, 2014, 09:50:47 pm »
Currently my multimeter is a cheap uni-t and it does not work propely,

Can't be. According to the UNI-T fanboys here every UNI-T is perfect.
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Re: EEVblog #597 - Fluke 114 Kit Multimeter + Sparkfun/Fluke Rant
« Reply #36 on: March 31, 2014, 10:46:23 pm »
Dave, as an early birder for the kit request from Fluke since you announced it earlier at the Supporters Lounge few days ago, got the confirmation today, thanks. From their reply, I have the impression that they're sort of overwhelmed by the requests, and probably have a limited run for the 1st batch. Hurry guys, a limited edition here.  :clap:

Please read your PM, have few questions for you regarding the payment, I thought this is for the noble cause in education, why the heck it has this affiliation thing with your web site ? Are you getting commission for this particular deal ?  :-\

On the free DMM, hell, why not, here is my reason, at least its damn honest  :P , I need that low end one to complete the "Fluke Circle"  >:D, my life just feel empty if its not completed.  :'(

Lets see, I own Fluke 287 (two) , also a 87V, sort of upper mid level. Its just I don't have this low class type from Fluke, and neither they're available here locally, so please, I think I deserve it to complete this quest.

Anyway, you always agree that one will never have enough DMMs, right ?
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Re: EEVblog #597 - Fluke 114 Kit Multimeter + Sparkfun/Fluke Rant
« Reply #37 on: March 31, 2014, 11:22:58 pm »
well,

Why i didn't need a fluke DMM...

This is the best DMM in the world (my home), feature:
1. 10 A NIST calibrated Shunt resistor(and who need a fuse, unfused means you didn't have to replace it)
2. 200mA fuse (don't copy the Technic ...it is patented)
3. Double side SMD resistor(first in the world)
4. Unfiltered input (you can get Cap filtering as Optional)
5. You can overclock this beautiful DMM
6. Exposed Power lead for CE compliance (Cheapest Engginering certification)
7. Unconnected pad (perfect for future development)
8. COLORFUL Battery (forget that boring uncolored 9V battery)

I reckon Han should win whatever prize they're all asking for. He is the funniest.

 

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Re: EEVblog #597 - Fluke 114 Kit Multimeter + Sparkfun/Fluke Rant
« Reply #38 on: March 31, 2014, 11:25:14 pm »
I'm really looking forward to getting mine, hopefully fluke will be quick with it, I'm very glad they are finally doing something for the hacker maker movement.
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Re: EEVblog #597 - Fluke 114 Kit Multimeter + Sparkfun/Fluke Rant
« Reply #39 on: March 31, 2014, 11:29:31 pm »
I'll wait for the 117 kit :)

Also, did anyone notice at about 16:20 when Dave snaps the unit on the table, it jumps by about 26mV AC ?? it doesn't do it again after that, and it stays pretty stable at 0.00 for all the remaining knocks on the table.

I think knocking it on the table loosened the bits :) maybe it's broken now :)
 

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Re: EEVblog #597 - Fluke 114 Kit Multimeter + Sparkfun/Fluke Rant
« Reply #40 on: April 01, 2014, 12:06:03 am »
Is the kit for real or an early April fools...
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Re: EEVblog #597 - Fluke 114 Kit Multimeter + Sparkfun/Fluke Rant
« Reply #41 on: April 01, 2014, 12:15:44 am »
Is the kit for real or an early April fools...
It did come to my mind when I watched the video and the idea is hilarious enough but Dave wouldn't fool us a day early... surely...
 

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Re: EEVblog #597 - Fluke 114 Kit Multimeter + Sparkfun/Fluke Rant
« Reply #42 on: April 01, 2014, 12:33:19 am »
Is the kit for real or an early April fools...
It did come to my mind when I watched the video and the idea is hilarious enough but Dave wouldn't fool us a day early... surely...

 

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Re: EEVblog #597 - Fluke 114 Kit Multimeter + Sparkfun/Fluke Rant
« Reply #43 on: April 01, 2014, 12:37:05 am »
Let's hope this Kit idea is successful and catches on through the Danaher group: I'm interested in a Keithley 2002 Kit and a Tek MDO4000B Kit  ;)
 

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Re: EEVblog #597 - Fluke 114 Kit Multimeter + Sparkfun/Fluke Rant
« Reply #44 on: April 01, 2014, 01:00:14 am »
Smells like April's Fool...
 

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Re: EEVblog #597 - Fluke 114 Kit Multimeter + Sparkfun/Fluke Rant
« Reply #45 on: April 01, 2014, 01:28:31 am »
The makers and students of today are the professionals of tomorrow. Fluke should be smart enough to know this and know that when they do get a professional gig and are able to make recommendations and requests for hardware, they will naturally gravitate to what they "know".

That said, I think if these kits are more than an equivalent spec'ed Extech that is already assembled for example, they aren't going to be much more than a marketing stunt and will miss the point.
 

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Re: EEVblog #597 - Fluke 114 Kit Multimeter + Sparkfun/Fluke Rant
« Reply #46 on: April 01, 2014, 01:29:35 am »
http://www.elenco.com/admin_data/pdffiles/M1007K.pdf

There's already a multimeter kit in exsistence. It's and elenco and it's boxy and cheap...
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Re: EEVblog #597 - Fluke 114 Kit Multimeter + Sparkfun/Fluke Rant
« Reply #47 on: April 01, 2014, 01:52:06 am »
Smells like April's Fool...
It's March today, so it can't possibly be.  :-//

"Fluke is really fast with this kit".. Yeah, they say they are going to do it (how many maybe's were in that announcement?), and to show it off they just sneak away a couple of parts from the production line, put it in some nice bags, and send it off to you.  :-DD
 

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Re: EEVblog #597 - Fluke 114 Kit Multimeter + Sparkfun/Fluke Rant
« Reply #48 on: April 01, 2014, 02:17:55 am »
Smells like April's Fool...
It's March today, so it can't possibly be.  :-//

Exactly what i was thinking. Don't know if Australia is ahead or after GMT, so technically it possible might be april 1 there.

Lets hope it's not because it's a great idea for supporting the young technically interested people.
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Re: EEVblog #597 - Fluke 114 Kit Multimeter + Sparkfun/Fluke Rant
« Reply #49 on: April 01, 2014, 02:29:23 am »
I'm not an EE--what am I doing here?
 


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