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

A new $100 Meter shootout?
50 (35.7%)
$200 (or more?)
37 (26.4%)
Pocket Multimeter
10 (7.1%)
5 1/2 Digit meters
33 (23.6%)
Other
10 (7.1%)

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Offline EEVblog

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Re: Is it not time for another multimeter shootout yet?
« Reply #90 on: February 08, 2013, 09:55:36 AM »
The Brymens have arrived.

https://twitter.com/eevblog/status/299648739138732032/photo/1

and I present to you, a nomination for the worst backlight in history


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Re: Is it not time for another multimeter shootout yet?
« Reply #91 on: February 08, 2013, 10:21:34 AM »
Well, glow worms are really energy efficient.
Not sure what they feed on though...green solder mask?
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Re: Is it not time for another multimeter shootout yet?
« Reply #92 on: February 08, 2013, 10:33:41 AM »
The Brymens have arrived.
and I present to you, a nomination for the worst backlight in history

Isn’t it hideous? That’s first thing I thought when I saw those on my rebadged Brymen. Those 4 lights give some depth in dark it is really weird to see and the digits fade because of it.

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Re: Is it not time for another multimeter shootout yet?
« Reply #93 on: February 08, 2013, 10:36:01 AM »
Where is the UT71A?  :-//


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Re: Is it not time for another multimeter shootout yet?
« Reply #94 on: February 08, 2013, 10:38:26 AM »
The UT71A is shaking in the corner......

Seriously, it will be interesting to hear your thoughts on the Brymens. I can already see a big "FAIL" coming for that BM857 at some point :)

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Re: Is it not time for another multimeter shootout yet?
« Reply #95 on: February 08, 2013, 10:40:41 AM »
NOT SHAKING...JUST WARMING UP FOR THE FIGHT!   %-B
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Re: Is it not time for another multimeter shootout yet?
« Reply #96 on: February 08, 2013, 07:02:58 PM »
Backlight on the BM857A is rather poor, but the viewing angle is also fairly limited. So if you're looking at it sideways, forget it.

FWIW, another thing to be careful with, is the fuses don't meet the CAT ratings in mine (CAT is 600V, and they used 500V fuses). Not the end of the world, and they can be upgraded with the correct fuses (just need the correct fuse clips soldered in). Rebranded versions may not have this issue (IIRC, the Extech MM560A comes with 600V fuses, which I presume was per Extech's request).

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Re: Is it not time for another multimeter shootout yet?
« Reply #97 on: February 08, 2013, 07:08:10 PM »
Any Amprobe on the list? Eg AM-270.

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Re: Is it not time for another multimeter shootout yet?
« Reply #98 on: February 08, 2013, 08:40:22 PM »
Any Amprobe on the list? Eg AM-270.

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So the current $100 list is looking like:
- 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.

- Amprobe AM-270 AU$127 (but it's just a rebadged and repackaged Brymen BM815)
- Slot open? An Extech? or other brand?

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Re: Is it not time for another multimeter shootout yet?
« Reply #99 on: February 11, 2013, 10:21:37 PM »
Hey Dave, if you're doing another ~$100 shootout, how about the Extech ex430?

edit: seems like I'm a page late.  :P
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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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