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Offline Edison

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #875 on: April 15, 2018, 02:17:06 am »
I've had too many to count I think.
So send some of them, after having robbed me I have little and i have nothing to count   :-DD  :-DD  :-DD
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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #876 on: July 29, 2018, 01:53:26 am »
Haven't posted in a while but was still lurking.

While designing a small PSU for a RIAA amp I discovered that sometimes even seven meters are not enough. So I remedied that:

First something I wanted ever since it was discussed here, the Fluke 8060. I love it. If it had autoranging it would be perfect.

Then this Philips PM2517E just turned up. It was very dead and required quite a lot of surgery to be brought back, luckily the special IC's needed were available from the Netherlands.

I had the chance to get these two BEWA meters quite cheaply. They were made in Germany in the early 80ies, really some of the first
affordable digital meters available in Germany. They're just bog standard ICL7106 meters. Both meters are basically the same apart from accuracy specs.
There's BEWA's full size, full colour advert from the back of an Elektor magazine from 1984.

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #877 on: July 29, 2018, 03:06:08 am »
Trip back to oz a month or so ago, found my first meter (45+ year ago purchase). Those were the days :)

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #878 on: July 29, 2018, 03:06:38 am »
A few years ago I used to think about downsizing my collection and was always tempted to get rid of both my Flukes 8060 and 8062. However, they are so straightforward to use, still accurate decades after the last cal and incredibly portable that nowadays I just think they will be buried with me. :D
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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #879 on: July 29, 2018, 09:30:00 am »
A few years ago I used to think about downsizing my collection and was always tempted to get rid of both my Flukes 8060 and 8062. However, they are so straightforward to use, still accurate decades after the last cal and incredibly portable that nowadays I just think they will be buried with me. :D
As Fluke 8060's are becoming slightly scarcer all the time, please keep the TEA community current on your state of health and place of burial by way of this forum!
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #880 on: July 29, 2018, 09:37:14 am »
I saw one of the 8060's on Ebay tonight for £85!  ???
Sparks and Smoke means i'm nearly there! 8)
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #881 on: July 29, 2018, 09:42:05 am »
My first at left image  and the last one reading a flat 9V battery
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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #882 on: July 29, 2018, 10:52:21 am »
On the left, is the first multimeter I ever owned, a Micronta VOM my folks gave me for my birthday.  On the right is the most recent multimeter I've acquired, a Simpson 360-2.

Oddly enough, they're both from the same time period (mid-70s).
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #883 on: August 10, 2018, 02:41:49 pm »
Hello!

I saw the picture of you multimeter. Is the same I have!
Unfortunatelly I lost its manual. Do you have a digital copy of the information of this model (Micronta 22-194)?

Thank you in advance for your help!

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #884 on: August 12, 2018, 04:03:36 am »
MY Multimeter Zoo has been expanded by a Metrawatt M2036 while I was on a short vacation. Left the bid and won. Now I hope for fast and well delivery. Not that I needed it, but my multimeter sense was itchy anyway and it was on the list. I am curious how well the zoom function for the bargraph works in practice. I consider the function offered by it to be more practical than those of the closely related M2035, which has a very particular limit function instead. And it has peak function, good basic acuracy and RMS measurement, so it is going to be a viable instrument. It is my first of the Metrawatt swiveltops.
 

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« Reply #885 on: August 12, 2018, 04:06:38 am »

I had the chance to get these two BEWA meters quite cheaply. They were made in Germany in the early 80ies, really some of the first
affordable digital meters available in Germany. They're just bog standard ICL7106 meters. Both meters are basically the same apart from accuracy specs.
There's BEWA's full size, full colour advert from the back of an Elektor magazine from 1984.

I had the chance to get these two BEWA meters quite cheaply. They were made in Germany in the early 80ies, really some of the first
affordable digital meters available in Germany. They're just bog standard ICL7106 meters. Both meters are basically the same apart from accuracy specs.
There's BEWA's full size, full colour advert from the back of an Elektor magazine from 1984.
In the early 80's, I was working beside school in a long defunct local electronics shop, as was a friend of mine. I already had my Fluke 8060A, which my buddy had followed with a Beckman 3030RMS. So when the shopowner came gloating about the 'super quality high performance economy multimeters' from Bewa, we both were not exactly impressed. But as I got a provision, I used the RMS feature on the big one to sell two of them in the tinkerer comunity at our school. It made RMS and 4.5digits accessible for some guys which were not willing to spend as much. Never owned one myself, though.
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #886 on: August 12, 2018, 05:21:22 am »
MY Multimeter Zoo has been expanded by a Metrawatt M2036 while I was on a short vacation. Left the bid and won. Now I hope for fast and well delivery. Not that I needed it, but my multimeter sense was itchy anyway and it was on the list. I am curious how well the zoom function for the bargraph works in practice. I consider the function offered by it to be more practical than those of the closely related M2035, which has a very particular limit function instead. And it has peak function, good basic acuracy and RMS measurement, so it is going to be a viable instrument. It is my first of the Metrawatt swiveltops.
I was still at the university, when this DMM came on the market and wanted it so badly but it was soooo expensive.
Hmm, I should look for one.
How much dis you pay for this one?
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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #887 on: August 12, 2018, 06:17:42 am »

I was still at the university, when this DMM came on the market and wanted it so badly but it was soooo expensive.
Hmm, I should look for one.
How much dis you pay for this one?
110.-
But a year ago, a colleague of mine, who was acting on my suggestion, got his for around 75.-
And a correction: the one with the different function in the same package is the M2037, not 2035!

But there was a bigger one , which combined both functionalities and added dB with selectable reference.
This was the M2042. I'm still looking for one.
You are sure that the M2036 was the DMM of your studential pipedreams and not the 2042?
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #888 on: September 09, 2018, 01:34:44 am »
Updated photo of my vintage Italian multimeters


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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #889 on: September 09, 2018, 01:48:32 am »
Updated photo of my vintage Italian multimeters


Beautiful ICEs. I inherited from my dad the first multimeter I have ever used: ICE 680R Supertester. It is a bit off in all ranges but it is certainly on the line for a repair.

One tip, though: if possible, could you upload the photos to the EEVBlog server instead for posterity? Over the years the image hosting sites tend to either change their terms of service or the links become broken and thr images are gone forever (check the first post on this thread, for example).
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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #890 on: September 10, 2018, 01:28:21 pm »
I've acquired a few DMM's over the last year, but this meter is just more enjoyable to use, since I don't need "absolute" precision for most measurements anyway. This FET-VOM is like the slide rule of multimeters, to my way of thinking. That extra step of thinking about the ranges again before reading.
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #891 on: September 10, 2018, 03:57:16 pm »
Don't know if this has been shown yet, but it's a Bell & Howell rebranded Heathkit IM-1212 multimeter.
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #892 on: September 11, 2018, 08:49:21 am »
Don't know if this has been shown yet, but it's a Bell & Howell rebranded Heathkit IM-1212 multimeter.
Teardown, info at

http://mrmodemhead.com/blog/nixie-glow/
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #893 on: September 11, 2018, 10:25:23 am »
Don't know if this has been shown yet, but it's a Bell & Howell rebranded Heathkit IM-1212 multimeter.
Teardown, info at

http://mrmodemhead.com/blog/nixie-glow/
That's your website? I saw that article when I was wrenchin' on this thing. You can tell mine was hand built, lots of boogery solder joints!
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #894 on: September 11, 2018, 12:17:40 pm »
Nothing special in my collection yet.

I do want a Fluke 8060 though, one day I'm sure I'll find one.
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #895 on: September 11, 2018, 01:11:16 pm »
That's your website?
No.  Modemhead is a member here and that is his site.
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #896 on: September 11, 2018, 07:30:37 pm »
110.-
But a year ago, a colleague of mine, who was acting on my suggestion, got his for around 75.-
And a correction: the one with the different function in the same package is the M2037, not 2035!

But there was a bigger one , which combined both functionalities and added dB with selectable reference.
This was the M2042. I'm still looking for one.
You are sure that the M2036 was the DMM of your studential pipedreams and not the 2042?
That was a good price, congratulations.

It is well possible that it is the M2036 that I had in mind.
Not far away from the university, we had a BBC / GOERZ / Metrawatt distributor.

Even these days, I am using my Metrawatt analog meters for some applications.
And even compared at todays standard, they are kind of special.

Here are some pictures of my little collection.
 
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« Reply #897 on: September 13, 2018, 08:03:28 am »
110.-
But a year ago, a colleague of mine, who was acting on my suggestion, got his for around 75.-
And a correction: the one with the different function in the same package is the M2037, not 2035!

But there was a bigger one , which combined both functionalities and added dB with selectable reference.
This was the M2042. I'm still looking for one.
You are sure that the M2036 was the DMM of your studential pipedreams and not the 2042?
That was a good price, congratulations.

It is well possible that it is the M2036 that I had in mind.
Not far away from the university, we had a BBC / GOERZ / Metrawatt distributor.

Even these days, I am using my Metrawatt analog meters for some applications.
And even compared at todays standard, they are kind of special.

Here are some pictures of my little collection.
Not bad. Die 'Viererbande' habe ich komplett! (4E/4H/4S/4D). ;D
The 2H was my first #real' multimeter, bought together with a proper toolbag from the result of my first summer break job - doing electrical installation work with a local contractor aged 13!
The MetraMax12 and the Unigor 6e have already been subject of two posts of mine in this topic.
Mayby I should present the 'medium' Unigors (A41+A43) too or I could show the lower range precedessors of the 1H/2H, namely the Metravo Elektronik (which is not a 'electronic'=active multimeter, as the name suggests) and the Metravo3 and Metratest3. Also on stock is a Unigor 3p which is
interesting because those early series unigors exist in identical form from Hartmann & Braun, which then ceased to cooperate with the Goerz/BBC conglomerate. That was before the H&B multimeters grew to shoe carton size. The 3p sometimes comes handy with its 5kV range.
 

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« Reply #898 on: September 13, 2018, 08:11:08 am »
Aaaand....not a new multimeter, but I have finally managed to aquire the original Goerz RF probe for use with the Unigor 6e. Rated to 800MHz. With case and accessories, in nearly immaculate condition.

 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #899 on: September 26, 2018, 06:52:41 am »
Like others on the board, my meters reproduce while I'm not looking!

On my bench are a 29 and 79 series ii, an 87 i, 2x87 iii, 3x8060a, and a 12b.  I'm in the middle of re-capping two of the 8060a meters and I've been using the rightmost 87iii for electronics work.

My most recent score was a cheap Matco MD257 (rebadged Brymen BM257)... its low-z function is great for exposing ghost voltages around the house and works as well as the Fluke 12b.  The Amprobe AM47 (another rebadged Brymen) is great for a pocket meter but the low-z on it sucks - it's not low enough!!

Eventually I'll pare down to one Fluke 87iii, the Matco MD257, and the IBM 8060a.  I might keep one regular 8060a too... I used it back in college and it's always been reliable.
 


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