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Re: Vion : The Worlds Silliest Multimeter
« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2018, 04:54:28 am »
But...

Why, oh why?  |O
 

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Re: Vion : The Worlds Silliest Multimeter
« Reply #26 on: March 22, 2018, 06:42:55 am »
Bah, not even data storage in the cloud, sharing on SocialMedia, not BlockChain protected. So utterly useless  :-DD

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Re: Vion : The Worlds Silliest Multimeter
« Reply #27 on: March 22, 2018, 10:00:22 am »
But...

Why, oh why?  |O
Obviously the Batterizer has been beaten to death so we need entertainment to keep us out of trouble :-+ :-DD
Even expensive multimeters aren't smart enough to tell if something is good v.s. bad like the "smart" Vion can.  Plus the Vion even makes up new units to measure and makes up new words for their lofty specifications.  This device is perfect for the dumbing down trend.
I'd be willing to donate a few $ to help send one or more for Joe to test properly and maybe one to Big Clive  :-DD :popcorn: 
I am especially in awe of the woman holding the probes with their long uninsulated sections into the lamp socket; maybe this super smart device can tell the circuit is OK even when the power is off. 
 

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Re: Vion : The Worlds Silliest Multimeter
« Reply #28 on: March 22, 2018, 10:27:42 am »
This is hilarious, it appears that some Youtube gadget marketing channel has been reading this forum and have hijacked my thread title, they have then included my text as part of the Youtube video title, it must be some type of new elaborate marketing strategy or something.   :o ::) :P


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Oh dear, this is Batteriser level promo marketing.
Next up expect "Aussie Man" and the Twins!

His entire channel is just doing script based marketing:
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1oKNIfJihjFMZo3eGMEumQ/videos

Airing!
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Re: Vion : The Worlds Silliest Multimeter
« Reply #29 on: March 22, 2018, 11:46:46 am »
I'd be willing to donate a few $ to help send one or more for Joe to test properly and maybe one to Big Clive  :-

As the instigator of this thread I would also be willing to kick in some money should somebody want to rip one apart and have a sticky beak. I'm interested in why they would have chosen stainless steel probe tips and the included 2mm replacement fuse also boggles the mind.   :o ::)



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Re: Vion : The Worlds Silliest Multimeter
« Reply #30 on: March 22, 2018, 05:28:52 pm »
This is hilarious, it appears that some Youtube gadget marketing channel has been reading this forum and have hijacked my thread title, they have then included my text as part of the Youtube video title, it must be some type of new elaborate marketing strategy or something.   :o ::) :P

As seen on EEVblog.      :-DD


At the first seconds I thought a finnish guy starts to say something like: "This is Multimeter Man. He is extremely dangerous and will attack at any moment. So we have to deal with it."
A humming sound starts and a piston is comeing from the top.  :-DD


This multimeter thing reminds me in my old, yellow Ca0 Voltcraft Pen-DMM.
It got 100mA current measure capability (standard glass fuse) and could measure up to 230V AC if you were brave (or dumb) enough.
It was fast at autoranging and had a cable with crocodile clip hanging out of its ar...
Even its dangerous as hell, my old pen-DMM with its 3coin cells is more capable as this multimeter toy and has a longer runtime.
(except the phone is hanging on a wall wart 24/7)
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Re: Vion : The Worlds Silliest Multimeter
« Reply #31 on: March 22, 2018, 08:44:15 pm »
Hmmmm, I think my http://www.kewtechcorp.com/products/electrical-testing/kt1780 Two pole led voltage tester does more than this with a longer run time ;) Not only does it show DC and AC voltage ( Agreed in steps of 12, 24, 50, 120, 230, 400, 690) but it also does continuity with a reasonably fast beeper (fast enough for belling out PLC circuits) and it shows Phase rotation :). (I was looking at upgrading to a fluke one with LCD but for a quick and dirty is their voltage present on that conductor it works very well :)
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Re: Vion : The Worlds Silliest Multimeter
« Reply #32 on: March 23, 2018, 09:46:27 am »
What an innovative idea, LEDs to use for indications on a multimeter.

Maybe an even better idea would be a display of sorts, maybe using liquid crystals.
Nah never mind, that'll never take off...
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Re: Vion : The Worlds Silliest Multimeter
« Reply #33 on: March 23, 2018, 12:03:28 pm »
And it does DC current measurements..  :palm:

Is it fused then? And how much current? What gauge is that connecting wire, or is it multi-core?

That charging port better be isolated too. Otherwise it could blow up something if plugged in or arc a voltage to your hand.

An app? So this is an invitation for IOT wank loving hipsters to mess with electricity and kill themselves? :palm: on second thought...Darwin would be proud! >:D

Shhhh! A few of them less would be nice!
 

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Re: Vion : The Worlds Silliest Multimeter
« Reply #34 on: March 23, 2018, 12:35:18 pm »
They have now added a bonus feature.   :palm:

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Re: Vion : The Worlds Silliest Multimeter
« Reply #35 on: March 23, 2018, 12:36:13 pm »
Check out the almost cringe worth of some mechanical engineers from the institute of mechanical engineers talking about how much they like it.

https://ksr-video.imgix.net/assets/020/490/600/eb5c691640d2325c6870efcb3151bb3f_h264_high.mp4
 
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Re: Vion : The Worlds Silliest Multimeter
« Reply #36 on: March 23, 2018, 12:37:25 pm »
They have now added a bonus feature.   :palm:



 :-DD
Do I even have to point out:
a) how does it know it's a light bulb? You'd have to pass significant current through it to get it to heat up and change the resistance, and then your contact resistance is going to suck.
b) If the bulb is blown it can't tell it's a bulb because it can't measure anything
c) How does it know what type, rating and size of bulb it is?
d) Who the hell uses light bulbs any more? Ovens and fridges are about it.

This is so monumentally stupid  :palm:
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Re: Vion : The Worlds Silliest Multimeter
« Reply #37 on: March 23, 2018, 12:50:10 pm »


What is the "sensitivity" of the instrument? I presume it means range.

And what is an "Emductor"?  :-//  :palm:

And HRD+ and HRD- ?  ???

Power Out?
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Re: Vion : The Worlds Silliest Multimeter
« Reply #38 on: March 23, 2018, 12:57:21 pm »
I would hate getting a phone call right in the middle of my measurement.  :-DD
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Re: Vion : The Worlds Silliest Multimeter
« Reply #39 on: March 24, 2018, 05:21:27 am »
i am going to buy one. i want to measure inside the tv's remote control battery compartment like they do. who knows . i may find a way to skip commercials (like these)
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Re: Vion : The Worlds Silliest Multimeter
« Reply #40 on: March 25, 2018, 05:53:00 am »


What is the "sensitivity" of the instrument? I presume it means range.

And what is an "Emductor"?  :-//  :palm:

And HRD+ and HRD- ?  ???

Power Out?

Who cares? It "will make you an expert on electrical devices"!  :-DD
 

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Re: Vion : The Worlds Silliest Multimeter
« Reply #41 on: March 25, 2018, 06:11:51 pm »
I’m guessing that 1.61V reading is taken on the 1.62V range...?
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Re: Vion : The Worlds Silliest Multimeter
« Reply #42 on: March 26, 2018, 06:14:59 am »
What is the "sensitivity" of the instrument? I presume it means range.

And what is an "Emductor"?  :-//  :palm:

And HRD+ and HRD- ?  ???

Power Out?

Based on the screenshot, I'd say that they are going for "High Definition Range" (in the photo it's actually HDR+ and HDR-).
 

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Re: Vion : The Worlds Silliest Multimeter
« Reply #43 on: March 26, 2018, 11:11:58 am »
112V 50Hz? What country is that? :o

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« Reply #44 on: March 26, 2018, 11:16:23 am »
At least Jamaica according to some random list on the internet. That would also explain this whole creation, this year crop of weed is too damn strong.
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« Reply #45 on: March 26, 2018, 11:19:49 am »
At least Jamaica according to some random list on the internet. That would also explain this whole creation, this year crop of weed is too damn strong.

 :-DD

I wonder if will explode on 420V...
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Re: Vion : The Worlds Silliest Multimeter
« Reply #46 on: March 26, 2018, 12:25:47 pm »
They have a product brochure available for download from the site linked below but a bit big to post here so I've saved it in picture form. Also, I don't recognise the wall plate so what the hell is the lady on the left dicking around with ?, a power point perhaps ?, no it couldn't be surely.   :o ::)

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Re: Vion : The Worlds Silliest Multimeter
« Reply #47 on: March 26, 2018, 12:49:39 pm »
Also, I don't recognise the wall plate so what the hell is the lady on the left dicking around with ?, a power point perhaps ?, no it couldn't be surely.   :o ::)

I saved the image and zoomed in with a graphics program. I dunno what that connection block is she's smiling so much over. She looks like she really wants to touch something in there with her finger.

If the graphic is all about that meter then she should be using the damn meter instead of a screwdriver LOL.
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Re: Vion : The Worlds Silliest Multimeter
« Reply #48 on: March 26, 2018, 07:54:23 pm »
I saved the image and zoomed in with a graphics program. I dunno what that connection block is she's smiling so much over. She looks like she really wants to touch something in there with her finger.

A bit of sidetracking, but talking about that picture... are fingernails isolating? Can one get zapped from wall power through a long fingernail*?

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Re: Vion : The Worlds Silliest Multimeter
« Reply #49 on: March 27, 2018, 02:26:21 am »
I saved the image and zoomed in with a graphics program. I dunno what that connection block is she's smiling so much over. She looks like she really wants to touch something in there with her finger.

A bit of sidetracking, but talking about that picture... are fingernails isolating? Can one get zapped from wall power through a long fingernail*?

Fingernails have pretty high impedance if not soaked in water. But they are also thin and directly on the skin, which means than the isolation distance is probably too small to be safe for dealing with mains safely, depending on what part of the nail is touching. Also, I guess that some nail polish/paint may be slightly conductive.

That said, the pictures are most likely from public picture collections.
 
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