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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #125 on: February 19, 2017, 10:37:00 am »
Is that going to be a Kickstarter as some people suggest in this thread or just "normal EEVBlog shop" ?

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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #126 on: February 19, 2017, 10:41:16 am »
Is that going to be a Kickstarter as some people suggest in this thread or just "normal EEVBlog shop" ?

Kickstarter
But presumably a normal stocked product afterwards ?
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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #127 on: February 19, 2017, 10:47:24 am »
Is that going to be a Kickstarter as some people suggest in this thread or just "normal EEVBlog shop" ?
Kickstarter
But presumably a normal stocked product afterwards ?

Of course, but almost certainly at a higher price.
It's the usual problem of having to pony up a large sum of money for that initial minimum bulk production run.
Didn't do that for my new high voltage probe, because it's already (or will be) an off-the-shelf product, so I can order as many as I like. But still I pony'd up a lot of cash for initial stock.
 

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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #128 on: February 20, 2017, 05:39:31 am »
Is that going to be a Kickstarter as some people suggest in this thread or just "normal EEVBlog shop" ?
Kickstarter
But presumably a normal stocked product afterwards ?

Of course, but almost certainly at a higher price.
It's the usual problem of having to pony up a large sum of money for that initial minimum bulk production run.
Didn't do that for my new high voltage probe, because it's already (or will be) an off-the-shelf product, so I can order as many as I like. But still I pony'd up a lot of cash for initial stock.


New high voltage probe?  I don't see it in your main page store or on Amazon. The is the first I have seen any mention of it. 
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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #129 on: February 20, 2017, 08:13:00 am »
Will it have a dBm mode? That's something I use all the time - I do a lot of audio work.

In the case of Fluke, you need to stretch to a 187/9 or 287/9 to get that (and you know how these eat batteries!). The classic 8050A and 8060 models have it, of course, along with the 45. I use them all, along with an 8920A for wide BW stuff.

As it's only a bit of code, it's a shame that it isn't more widespread at the saner end of the market. I suppose a lack of a "dB" annunciator on the chosen LCD might rule it out?

For me, it'll turn a "maybe" into a "definitely"  :-+
 

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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #130 on: February 20, 2017, 08:21:46 am »
Will it have a dBm mode? That's something I use all the time - I do a lot of audio work.

In the case of Fluke, you need to stretch to a 187/9 or 287/9 to get that (and you know how these eat batteries!). The classic 8050A and 8060 models have it, of course, along with the 45. I use them all, along with an 8920A for wide BW stuff.

As it's only a bit of code, it's a shame that it isn't more widespread at the saner end of the market. I suppose a lack of a "dB" annunciator on the chosen LCD might rule it out?

For me, it'll turn a "maybe" into a "definitely"  :-+

Hope I'm right here -- pretty sure it does have dBm mode  ;D
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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #131 on: February 21, 2017, 03:03:44 am »
Sure, why not reveal a low-burden multimeter just after I order a uCurrent?  :P
At least this uCurrent will have a lot of experiences to share with me, as DHL seems to be giving it a long vacation in Europe  >:D

Good timing, I fried my uCurrent last week. Never miss a genuine oppurtunity to buy more test gear.
 
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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #132 on: February 21, 2017, 03:41:06 am »
Whats the processor? and will it be open to custom firmware?

STM32L152D
Schematic and protocols will be open, not sure about firmware.
Standard low cost ST ARM programmer header.

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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #133 on: February 21, 2017, 04:03:02 am »
There's no challenge in that.
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Indeed, it's fun to have been part of the process.
The uRuler is coming as well, just have to think of a few more things to add.
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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #134 on: February 21, 2017, 07:32:55 am »

Transistor tester?

 :-DD Now that's a quality multimeter must-have feature, for sure! It's how you know if a DMM is any good or not :-DD
 

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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #135 on: February 21, 2017, 10:12:13 am »
What refresh rate does the display  3, 4 , 5 times per second?
 

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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #136 on: February 21, 2017, 11:08:55 am »
What refresh rate does the display  3, 4 , 5 times per second?

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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #137 on: February 21, 2017, 11:34:13 am »
Will it have a dBm mode? That's something I use all the time - I do a lot of audio work.

In the case of Fluke, you need to stretch to a 187/9 or 287/9 to get that (and you know how these eat batteries!). The classic 8050A and 8060 models have it, of course, along with the 45. I use them all, along with an 8920A for wide BW stuff.

As it's only a bit of code, it's a shame that it isn't more widespread at the saner end of the market. I suppose a lack of a "dB" annunciator on the chosen LCD might rule it out?

For me, it'll turn a "maybe" into a "definitely"  :-+

Hope I'm right here -- pretty sure it does have dBm mode  ;D

Thanks for that - where did you pick up that information from?
 

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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #138 on: February 21, 2017, 02:54:36 pm »
Will it have a dBm mode? That's something I use all the time - I do a lot of audio work.

In the case of Fluke, you need to stretch to a 187/9 or 287/9 to get that (and you know how these eat batteries!). The classic 8050A and 8060 models have it, of course, along with the 45. I use them all, along with an 8920A for wide BW stuff.

As it's only a bit of code, it's a shame that it isn't more widespread at the saner end of the market. I suppose a lack of a "dB" annunciator on the chosen LCD might rule it out?

For me, it'll turn a "maybe" into a "definitely"  :-+

Hope I'm right here -- pretty sure it does have dBm mode  ;D

Thanks for that - where did you pick up that information from?

I'm not in the know or anything, but there's nothing I can see on the range switch labels indicating that capability:
 

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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #139 on: February 21, 2017, 07:32:47 pm »
Will it have a dBm mode? That's something I use all the time - I do a lot of audio work.

In the case of Fluke, you need to stretch to a 187/9 or 287/9 to get that (and you know how these eat batteries!). The classic 8050A and 8060 models have it, of course, along with the 45. I use them all, along with an 8920A for wide BW stuff.

As it's only a bit of code, it's a shame that it isn't more widespread at the saner end of the market. I suppose a lack of a "dB" annunciator on the chosen LCD might rule it out?

For me, it'll turn a "maybe" into a "definitely"  :-+

Hope I'm right here -- pretty sure it does have dBm mode  ;D

Thanks for that - where did you pick up that information from?

I'm not in the know or anything, but there's nothing I can see on the range switch labels indicating that capability:


I think the "REL" key is THE key here (see what I did here?)
 

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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #140 on: February 21, 2017, 10:57:13 pm »
I think the "REL" key is THE key here (see what I did here?)

Hmm - plenty of meters have have Relative mode without dBm.

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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #141 on: February 21, 2017, 10:59:50 pm »
Will it have a dBm mode? That's something I use all the time - I do a lot of audio work.

In the case of Fluke, you need to stretch to a 187/9 or 287/9 to get that (and you know how these eat batteries!). The classic 8050A and 8060 models have it, of course, along with the 45. I use them all, along with an 8920A for wide BW stuff.

As it's only a bit of code, it's a shame that it isn't more widespread at the saner end of the market. I suppose a lack of a "dB" annunciator on the chosen LCD might rule it out?

For me, it'll turn a "maybe" into a "definitely"  :-+

Hope I'm right here -- pretty sure it does have dBm mode  ;D

Thanks for that - where did you pick up that information from?

I'm not in the know or anything, but there's nothing I can see on the range switch labels indicating that capability:


15V diode test voltage?  :-+
 

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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #142 on: February 22, 2017, 12:50:29 pm »
Dave, don't let Joe Smith get a hold of one of these. :D (Actually, I look forward to Joe's tests.)
 

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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #143 on: February 22, 2017, 01:18:50 pm »
15V diode test voltage?  :-+

Yep, I don't of another meter that has that.
 

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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #144 on: February 22, 2017, 01:28:30 pm »
Dave, don't let Joe Smith get a hold of one of these. :D (Actually, I look forward to Joe's tests.)
Me too, I can't wait til he gets a hold of it!  ;D
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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #145 on: February 22, 2017, 01:28:54 pm »
Here is another meter with a 15V Zener diode test mode:
Protek 608

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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #146 on: February 22, 2017, 03:47:48 pm »
Dave, don't let Joe Smith get a hold of one of these. :D (Actually, I look forward to Joe's tests.)
Me too, I can't wait til he gets a hold of it!  ;D
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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #147 on: March 06, 2017, 09:34:53 pm »
i'm really looking forward for this multimeter...
any timings?
 

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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #148 on: March 08, 2017, 11:08:02 am »
Looks interesting. I suppose all the guys on the "Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread" have submitted their pre-orders   ;D
 

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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #149 on: March 28, 2017, 08:17:55 am »
Here is another meter with a 15V Zener diode test mode:
Protek 608

Wow, didn't know that! Pity it is obsolete... Now we'll just have to wait on Dave's meter. Bugger! ;)
 


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