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What type of Multimeter shootout would you like to see next?

A new $100 Meter shootout?
73 (39.2%)
$200 (or more?)
50 (26.9%)
Pocket Multimeter
14 (7.5%)
5 1/2 Digit meters
36 (19.4%)
Other
13 (7%)

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Re: Is it not time for another multimeter shootout yet?
« Reply #100 on: February 17, 2013, 05:42:26 AM »
Will be any sub 50$ shootout? Thanks :)

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Re: Is it not time for another multimeter shootout yet?
« Reply #101 on: February 19, 2013, 10:04:41 PM »
Will be any sub 50$ shootout? Thanks :)

Nope, they aren't worth arguing over.

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Re: Is it not time for another multimeter shootout yet?
« Reply #102 on: February 19, 2013, 11:04:37 PM »
The UT71A is on the way.
Still looking for some others.
The Mastech MS8228 seems like a choice for a "cheapie" in terms of specs, paying for the wanky IR thermometer obviously.

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Re: Is it not time for another multimeter shootout yet?
« Reply #103 on: February 19, 2013, 11:28:54 PM »
So which meters exactly can we expect to see in the new shootout? Would you be interested to have a look at the Brymen BM-521? It belongs in the $200+ price range. I'm happy to send you one for review/shootout if you are interested (and have the time for it).

The UT71A is on the way.
Still looking for some others.
The Mastech MS8228 seems like a choice for a "cheapie" in terms of specs, paying for the wanky IR thermometer obviously.

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Re: Is it not time for another multimeter shootout yet?
« Reply #104 on: February 20, 2013, 02:55:47 AM »
You want two more Dave?
You got most big players at the moment, Agilent doesn’t have one in that price range with mA range as we said before.
Extech, you cover that with Brymen any other rebadged CEM is at the moment doing bad because of the craftsmanship but can be proved wrong of course if you have a good one in your hands.
You are right about my suggestion with Mastech MS8228, it does look cheap but you never know, I am still eager to see a meter with a build in IR after my Extech EX570 fiasco but it is a lot more than 100 dollar range, and if I am only one, that won’t be fair to other guys with their suggestions earlier in the topic.

What other good brands are left? UEI and Sanwa maybe  :-//

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Re: Is it not time for another multimeter shootout yet?
« Reply #105 on: February 20, 2013, 03:22:00 AM »
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Re: Is it not time for another multimeter shootout yet?
« Reply #106 on: February 20, 2013, 07:01:01 AM »
Yeah, you could include the Mastech MS8228, and maybe a KYORITSU KEW1011. I bet no one has seen the insides of one of those. I am pretty sure this one is not worth looking at but there is also a TPI 163 for around $100.

Maybe the TPI 194 is worth looking at in the $200+ range.
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Re: Is it not time for another multimeter shootout yet?
« Reply #107 on: February 20, 2013, 07:39:42 AM »
maybe a KYORITSU KEW1011. I bet no one has seen the insides of one of those.
The outside case sure looks like the Elenco M-2625 that Dave reviewed in the $50 shootout.  The Tekpower TP4000ZC also looks similar which Martin reviewed.

Obviously the specs and features are different between the 3, but I wonder what ODM/OEM relationship might exist when the outside case/buttons have similarities.

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Re: Is it not time for another multimeter shootout yet?
« Reply #108 on: February 20, 2013, 07:47:28 AM »
hi dave

i'm recently looking at this uni-t meter http://www.goodluckbuy.com/uni-t-ut70d-modern-digital-multi-purpose-meters-.html
80.000 count for 130$, or ut70c is 40.000 for 110$... there's a topic on it

also, this mastech meter looks pretty rugged http://www.goodluckbuy.com/mastech-ms8229-5-in-1-autorange-digital-multimeter-with-alarm.html

and, finally, two mastech identical to uni-t ut61e http://www.goodluckbuy.com/mastech-ms8226t-true-rms-auto-ranging-dmm-digital-multimeter.html http://www.goodluckbuy.com/mastech-ms8226-digital-multimeters.html

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Re: Is it not time for another multimeter shootout yet?
« Reply #109 on: February 20, 2013, 08:44:08 AM »
So which meters exactly can we expect to see in the new shootout?

The list has been posted:
- Fluke 17 AU$102 (because it's a Fluke)
- Uni-T UT71A AU$109 (the wizz-bang multi display 20,000 count, USB etc)
- Brymen BM257 AU$129 (solid, small, UL listed, good brand meter)
As definites.
Now maybe Mastech MS8228
And I need one or two other choices.

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Is it not time for another multimeter shootout yet?
« Reply #110 on: February 20, 2013, 08:49:29 AM »
What about to test leads with an insulation tester?


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Re: Is it not time for another multimeter shootout yet?
« Reply #111 on: February 20, 2013, 09:25:40 AM »
Amprobe AM-270 would be nice. Brymen is not easy to get.

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Re: Is it not time for another multimeter shootout yet?
« Reply #112 on: February 20, 2013, 09:36:45 AM »
Actually the Brymen BM257 is VERY easy to get. Just contact iloveelectronics here on the forum and it will be shipped to you for $135 including shipping.

I would also like to see the Amprobe AM-270 included but Dave does not want to do another re-branded Brymen against the BM257 in the shootout. The AM-270 is less expensive and has better specs but is only easily available to the US or from a retailer that ships world wide from the US for $40 for so in shipping.

I really would like to see that KYORITSU KEW1011 included as it is not very well known in our circles here.
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Re: Is it not time for another multimeter shootout yet?
« Reply #113 on: February 20, 2013, 09:58:02 AM »
Shouldn't an Extech or CEM be part of the line-up?

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Re: Is it not time for another multimeter shootout yet?
« Reply #114 on: February 20, 2013, 10:05:59 AM »
Or should you say "shouldn't an Extech or CEM fall apart in the lineup?"  :D
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Re: Is it not time for another multimeter shootout yet?
« Reply #115 on: February 20, 2013, 10:22:47 AM »
Or should you say "shouldn't an Extech or CEM fall apart in the lineup?"  :D
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Re: Is it not time for another multimeter shootout yet?
« Reply #116 on: February 20, 2013, 10:50:31 AM »
Well, if that is the way the cookie crumbles, so be it. At least, they would have had a fighting chance to redeem themselves.
Based on my own experience with CEM, I don't have much hope.  >:(

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Re: Is it not time for another multimeter shootout yet?
« Reply #117 on: February 20, 2013, 12:02:53 PM »
Shouldn't an Extech or CEM be part of the line-up?

Why not, which one?

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Re: Is it not time for another multimeter shootout yet?
« Reply #118 on: February 20, 2013, 12:09:27 PM »
Amprobe AM-270 would be nice. Brymen is not easy to get.

Although the Amprobe is just a re-badged Brymen BM817, maybe it makes sense to include it because it is actually another major brand, and does fit into the line-up nicely in terms of bang-per-buck and availability?
It's getting slim picking now...

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Re: Is it not time for another multimeter shootout yet?
« Reply #119 on: February 20, 2013, 12:21:32 PM »
Shouldn't an Extech or CEM be part of the line-up?

Why not, which one?

Dave.
This one seems to fit the bill: CEM DT9927T 6000 count, True RMS.
There is also a similar 9938T 22,000 count True RMS, but it could be too expensive though.

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Re: Is it not time for another multimeter shootout yet?
« Reply #120 on: February 20, 2013, 12:34:22 PM »
This one seems to fit the bill: CEM DT9927T 6000 count, True RMS.
There is also a similar 9938T 22,000 count True RMS, but it could be too expensive though.

That looks hard to get.

It's also an Extech EX520, but that's about $150 or so. The Extech 400 series is more in the price bracket.

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Re: Is it not time for another multimeter shootout yet?
« Reply #121 on: February 20, 2013, 12:48:51 PM »
Wow, so expensive. The Extech 430 has the required features and fits in the price bracket too, I think.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Extech-Professional-Multimeter-Model-EX430-/290812487061?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43b5c66595
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Re: Is it not time for another multimeter shootout yet?
« Reply #122 on: February 20, 2013, 01:05:25 PM »
We have already seen Extechs twice, once in the $50 and once in the $100 shootouts. Extech/CEM/Majortech have been reviewed many times on this forum and on mjlorton's and have always disappointed except for the one EX330 Dave reviewed in the $50 shootout. Let's have something different like the KYORITSU KEW1011. It is available at tme.eu, and at storeinifinity.com for around $100.

IMHO including an Extech again seems to validate their existence and excludes other possible candidates.
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Re: Is it not time for another multimeter shootout yet?
« Reply #123 on: February 20, 2013, 03:24:48 PM »
I was checking test equipment depot's site after today's video (with the hp bench dmm) and noticed a few that might fit the 100$ category



Sperry DM6650T True RMS 10 Function Digital Multimeter 108$

http://www.testequipmentdepot.com/sperry-instruments/multimeters/dm6650t.htm
This one I also see it's at walmart and sears and amazon and doesn't look that great with only 4000 count and 0.8% precision on dc v for example


Megger AVO410 True RMS Digital Multimeter   128$
http://www.testequipmentdepot.com/megger/multimeters/avo410.htm

A bit expensive but looks like it has nice probes, isolated serial out, cat iv 600v, 6000 counts  BUT worringly only 1.5 updates per second


Hioki 3256-50 150$
http://www.testequipmentdepot.com/hioki/multimeters/3256.htm

even more expensive  but apparently industrial grade, has locking mechanism for current

Have you tried contacting companies like TED (short for the one I linked) to see if they'd be willing to give you a few for review?

I understand you want a limited number of meters because you don't have as much time as before.

If it's also an issue of money, have you considered something like asking people to donate small amounts of money and then pick a person's name from a hat and give one of the meters to that person?
I'd be happy to give about $10 - with 15 people you have the price of a meter incl. the shipping.

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Re: Is it not time for another multimeter shootout yet?
« Reply #124 on: February 20, 2013, 03:38:44 PM »
The Sperry is custom made by UNI-T to Sperry's lowly specifications, using a UT-71 shell. 4000 count only.


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