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Offline Nevereven

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« Reply #100 on: April 30, 2014, 09:58:19 am »
It's probably beyond the scope of this spreadsheet, but it would be nice in the PC column to differentiate DMM's with free software for logging vs those which will cost you another $200 (Fluke). If this is a feature you need, this can unexpectedly add a great deal to your total price.

Perhaps just a note in the PC column at the top of each manufacturer such as "Software is an additional $...".


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Re: Multimeter spreadsheet
« Reply #101 on: April 30, 2014, 10:17:45 am »
It is there already, under 'Kit', next to the PC column, with a tick in green for free software and USB/RS232/BT DMM connection.
What I could do is insert the price of the software and cable in the 'Kit' column, when it has to be purchased separately.
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Re: Multimeter spreadsheet
« Reply #102 on: May 06, 2014, 07:13:44 am »
Column headings are explained in the notes found on the first heading row.
In this case: Bar graph, Max/Min, 4-20 mA current loop and non-contact high voltage detection.
 
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Re: Multimeter spreadsheet
« Reply #103 on: May 23, 2014, 09:40:12 am »
FWIW there seem to be a bunch of errors in the Fluke 87V specs that are shown in the spreadsheet and spreadsheet image (e.g. 6k rather than the actual 20counts etc, V DC resolution, uA DC resolution). Probably because the Fluke website lists a number of these incorrectly (I'm going by the values reported in the manual)
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Re: Multimeter spreadsheet
« Reply #104 on: May 23, 2014, 05:54:26 pm »
The Fluke 87V is a 6000 count multimeter, with a high res mode of 20,000 count.
The published accuracy figures are based on the core 6,000 mode, as they don't improve in high resolution mode. (Fluke manual May 2004).
Resolution does improve in the 20,000 count mode, but I'm not sure to what extent, as I don't own the meter.
What I will do, is list the published figures for the 6,000 mode, to avoid any confusion:

mVDC resolution 100uV Accuracy 0.05%+1 (0.1%+1 on mV range)
uA resolution 100uA

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Re: Multimeter spreadsheet
« Reply #105 on: May 26, 2014, 01:44:12 am »
Sanwa PC7000 has 500000 count hi-res mode
 

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Re: Multimeter spreadsheet
« Reply #106 on: May 29, 2014, 06:37:03 pm »
The high res mode is noted in the spreadsheet already. Just hover with the mouse over the count cell.
 

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Re: Multimeter spreadsheet
« Reply #107 on: June 02, 2014, 10:17:36 pm »
I have compiled a list of the most popular bench multimeters. The meters should have a count of at least 5 1/2 and be able to measure currents. The most important DMM features are listed. Shout if you spot any mistakes or if you think additional features should be mentioned.
Codes: RJ (Rear Jacks) Pk (Peak) Cn (continuity) Clk (Clock) ExT (External trigger) D (Delay) S (Samples) Mc ( Measurement complete) Tr (Trend plot) Ma (Math) P/F (pass/Fail)


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Re: Multimeter spreadsheet
« Reply #108 on: June 03, 2014, 08:18:59 am »
Nice work. Since you added the flukes Any plan on adding other older models such as the Agilent 3468, Keithley 196 or 199, etc.

Also, maybe dBm measurement column? Some people care, some don't. Still a GREAT reference.
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Re: Multimeter spreadsheet
« Reply #109 on: June 05, 2014, 04:17:09 pm »
Love the new bench section - great work. Looks like you're missing the 3458a (not exactly a common piece of equipment if course)
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Re: Multimeter spreadsheet
« Reply #110 on: June 07, 2014, 03:44:27 am »
Updated version of the bench meter list.
Most of the math functions are listed now.
Math functions:
Z Zero/Null
B dB, dBm
X mX+b
O Offset
R Ratio/Relative
Statistics:
M Min/Max
A Average
D Standard Deviation


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Re: Multimeter spreadsheet
« Reply #111 on: June 12, 2014, 06:22:32 am »
Very well done. Might want to include a channels option or something. The Keithley 199 is technically an 8 channel meter.
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Re: Multimeter spreadsheet
« Reply #112 on: June 12, 2014, 03:14:24 pm »
What a great spreadsheet!, thanks!

Just a couple of comments regarding the HP3478A bemch meter:
1. It has HP-IB (GPIB)
2. Regarding the accuracy - it seems you are quoting the"old" specs, the accuracy specs were improved (for any meter with a serial number greater than 2520A22585) you can see the new specs in the "new" brochure here: http://www.ko4bb.com/Manuals/HP_Agilent/HP_3478A_Multimeter/HP_3478A_3468A_B.pdf and the "new" operators manual : http://www.ko4bb.com/Manuals/HP_Agilent/HP_3478A_Multimeter/HP_3478A_SM_Rev2.pdf

The best accuracy, for this revision, is 0.006% of reading + 2 digits (for the 3V range)
I do not know how to show this in the spreadsheet, perhaps you can add a comment on the specs cell?

Thanks again!
Ran
 
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Re: Multimeter spreadsheet
« Reply #113 on: June 13, 2014, 04:37:23 am »
Very nice work!
A small corrrection; the Brymen 82X -series all have dual display (most, but not all modes are dual display on my 827).

/Andreas
 

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Re: Multimeter spreadsheet
« Reply #114 on: June 13, 2014, 06:52:06 am »
Correct, I will modify the Brymen entries on the next update. Thanks for the input.
 

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Re: Multimeter spreadsheet
« Reply #115 on: June 13, 2014, 07:13:02 am »
What a great spreadsheet!, thanks!

Just a couple of comments regarding the HP3478A bemch meter:
1. It has HP-IB (GPIB)
2. Regarding the accuracy - it seems you are quoting the"old" specs, the accuracy specs were improved (for any meter with a serial number greater than 2520A22585) you can see the new specs in the "new" brochure here: http://www.ko4bb.com/Manuals/HP_Agilent/HP_3478A_Multimeter/HP_3478A_3468A_B.pdf and the "new" operators manual : http://www.ko4bb.com/Manuals/HP_Agilent/HP_3478A_Multimeter/HP_3478A_SM_Rev2.pdf

The best accuracy, for this revision, is 0.006% of reading + 2 digits (for the 3V range)
I do not know how to show this in the spreadsheet, perhaps you can add a comment on the specs cell?

Thanks again!
Ran

Quite right, HP-IB is indeed GPIB. I will also add a note to quote your comments on accuracy of later meters.
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Re: Multimeter spreadsheet
« Reply #116 on: June 13, 2014, 07:19:47 am »
Very well done. Might want to include a channels option or something. The Keithley 199 is technically an 8 channel meter.

Might do that later. It seems that most of those channel scanners were optional though, and thus possibly quite rare. Thanks for the info.
 

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Re: Multimeter spreadsheet
« Reply #117 on: June 13, 2014, 08:38:06 am »
Very well done. Might want to include a channels option or something. The Keithley 199 is technically an 8 channel meter.

Might do that later. It seems that most of those channel scanners were optional though, and thus possibly quite rare. Thanks for the info.
That is quite possible.  Both of the meters I have came with the scanner card.  They were purchased as is stock from a company. So I'm not sure how rare or not they are.
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Re: Multimeter spreadsheet
« Reply #118 on: June 13, 2014, 04:30:22 pm »
it's very sexy now.

you've got the 3478 and the 3468, but why not 3457 or 3456, they're fairly common as well.
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Re: Multimeter spreadsheet
« Reply #119 on: June 13, 2014, 07:47:29 pm »
I thought the half-rack size meters were more versatile, but I'll list those two anyway, as there is still a demand for them.
The 3456 looks mean, but doesn't measure currents.
 

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Re: Multimeter spreadsheet
« Reply #120 on: June 17, 2014, 04:35:11 am »
New file with a few more meters, some extra feature details and some corrections.


 

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Re: Multimeter spreadsheet
« Reply #121 on: June 18, 2014, 01:43:39 am »
Hi Everyone, I bought a PCE-PDM 1 Multimeter for a few weeks and found it was a good instrument, all the offers they have there are pretty good, just thought I´d say because I never found it in the spreadshhet? :)
 

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Re: Multimeter spreadsheet
« Reply #122 on: June 18, 2014, 03:28:11 am »
4000 count pen type, not TRMS, made by CEM in China (DT-3219).

 

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Re: Multimeter spreadsheet
« Reply #123 on: June 26, 2014, 09:07:28 pm »
A few extra bench meters



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Re: Multimeter spreadsheet
« Reply #124 on: July 06, 2014, 08:55:04 am »
Didn't notice input impedance in the spreadsheet. Probably not necessary since all mm are 10Mohms? Just guessing.
 


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