I want to start out by saying that I'm not an electronics expert (YET
). So take this review for what it is.
I am, however, a student of Marine Engineering at the Copenhagen Marine Enginneering Academy in Denmark. So I am learning.
As we properbly all know, life as a student is not always blessed with a big bankaccount...
But, as my interest in electronics grows, I'm building a decent electronics lab with the means available to me. I was in the market for a benchmultimeter for my workshop, so I started searching the various brands. My budget was around 600$, so I started researching. I found this Tonghui TH1942 for around 300 euro. But I couldn't find ANY reviews or even pictures of the inside. So I thought I would be the first. I took the chance
Hopefully it will benefit others in the same situation. I also tried out the Uni-T 804, if you're interested, my experience with that can be read here: http://www.eevblog.com/forum/index.php?topic=4672.0
At present, I have the following equipment:
1 x Trio 15 Mhz analog oscilloscope, 2 channel
1 x Advance instruments analog power supply 0-50 V DC
1 x Tekway DST1102B Oscilloscope (Not hacked, yet)
1 x Uni-T UT81B Handheld Oscilloscope and multimeter
1 x Elit 60E2 (Uni-T UT60E rebranded) it is starting to act up, so it will properbly be scrapped soon.
1 x Uni-T UT204 Clampmeter
1 x Uni-T UT603 LCR meter
1 x Tachometer (cheap ebay one)
1 x Infrared thermometer (cheap ebay one)
1 x Aoyue 936 Soldering station
And now for my latest 2 meters, one of which I will review today:
1 x Uni-T UT71E Handheld Wattmeter/multimeter
1 x Tonghui TH1942 Benchmultimeter.
I will be reviewing the Tonghui in this thread, as promised..
The unit feels decent for the price. It is definitely a better built meter than the UT804. Well worth the extra price, if you can do without the extra features that the Uni-T has. It has a metal casing with rubber corners for firm surface grip.
It is quite fast at autoranging, compared to Uni-T meters. Since I don't have a suitable powersupply, I can only measure DC 0-50 V and compare it to my Uni-T meters. But I don't see the point really, given the small range I have available.
The meter measures AC/DC/freq/Diode/Ohm/Amps.
I do miss a capacitance measurement feature. But ya can't have it all
The Uni-T UT71E is a handheld multuimeter with a power measurement feature.
It cost me 159 euro from www.pinsonne-elektronik.de
same place I bought the Tonghui.
It comes with a cord for measuring power consumption of household appliances.
It has the typical build quality of other Uni-T meters. It is very accurate, although a bit slow at autoranging and so forth. The continuity test is a bit slow, compared to more expensive meters.
I will do more in-depth review of the features of both meters in a video when I have more time.