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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #75 on: January 26, 2017, 07:27:25 am »
My guess would be that the upper region changes depending on what you're measuring. In AC V it's probably frequency etc. Possibly you can select what the top deck displays, or maybe  it's just temp when measuring DC V rather than displaying nothing up there.

Yes, that's almost certainly like you described and other meters do it like that, indeed. My only gripe is the location of the symbol. Like it is right now, it strongly implies it refers to the primary (lower, bigger) value instead of the secondary, top one.
 

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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #76 on: January 26, 2017, 07:31:00 am »
Don't get too caught up in what you're seeing now, the meter you're seeing is not a finished product! :)

I believe Dave said it was.  They are not going to redo the mold at this stage.
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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #77 on: January 26, 2017, 07:33:57 am »
Don't get too caught up in what you're seeing now, the meter you're seeing is not a finished product! :)

I believe Dave said it was.  They are not going to redo the mold at this stage.

Firmware.. Don't see anything wrong with the shape..
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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #78 on: January 26, 2017, 07:57:44 am »
Re: pricing

Maybe Dave could offer two versions of the 121GW meter - a regular version at a sensible price, and an upgraded version with gold plating and personally autographed by Dave for $800+ aimed at Completionists and the members of "Test Equipment Anonymous"  ? ?

I agree and since they will be funded by Kickstarter, it would be easy to have different custom versions.  I assume the gold plating would be a challenge.  Can gold be plated on plastic?  Maybe a jeweler could carve out some plastic and insert thin layer of gold into the plastic.  I bet a good jeweler could do magic on them.

Would be fun to see if Dave does this.  I could not afford one but I would like to see one and it sure would be an unique item.   

Maybe he could list one for $100,000 US for a sold gold case (like some Apple phones).  Does gold make good shielding?

Oh hell lets go for a gold and diamond version for $1,000,000 US and list it in Neman Markus Christmas Catalog

But anyway I think it a good idea to have some sort of custom versions available on KS.  Make one version stand out by being the most expensive meter in the world.  After all with KS he would get the money first.  Dave could even ask for ideas here.



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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #79 on: January 26, 2017, 08:23:00 am »
My guess would be that the upper region changes depending on what you're measuring. In AC V it's probably frequency etc. Possibly you can select what the top deck displays, or maybe  it's just temp when measuring DC V rather than displaying nothing up there.

Yes, that's almost certainly like you described and other meters do it like that, indeed. My only gripe is the location of the symbol. Like it is right now, it strongly implies it refers to the primary (lower, bigger) value instead of the secondary, top one.

Oh yup, I see what you mean. It does look like the °C icon is right next to the lower reading. I guess they haven't put the temp symbols on the top and the bottom. I wonder if the video shows a power on LCD test anywhere, so we can see all of the available things the LCD can show...

It also seems to go blank on the reading screen for quite a long time when it is auto ranging up in the DC V mode.
 

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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #80 on: January 26, 2017, 12:20:00 pm »
My only gripe is the location of the symbol. Like it is right now, it strongly implies it refers to the primary (lower, bigger) value instead of the secondary, top one.

I noticed this too and don't like it. While the meaning is understandable, it does grate on you. 
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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #81 on: January 26, 2017, 12:38:11 pm »
Maybe he could list one for $100,000 US for a sold gold case (like some Apple phones).  Does gold make good shielding?
ForUS$100K I would expect Dave to deliver it in person.
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He needs to ask?
 

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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #82 on: January 26, 2017, 12:52:08 pm »
He needs to ask?

For what outside customization someone whats if any.  No electronic ideas.  At a min he could sell autographed ones.



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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #83 on: January 26, 2017, 01:31:09 pm »
Yes, gold plating or a solid gold body makes so much sense in a meter designed to test mains voltages...  :-DD

In order to be sellable on the open market, it would have to be put through the whole testing process separately from the standard meter, and would fail on items like double insulation. Creepage and clearance issues would be a swine. It could only ever be sold as an ornament, not something that is intended to be used around electricity.

Cat III 300V is tested to 4kV  IV is 6kV. I wouldn't want to be holding that meter...

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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #84 on: January 26, 2017, 01:41:45 pm »
It could only ever be sold as an ornament, not something that is intended to be used around electricity.


That could be said about a lot of multimeters. Gold plating notwithstanding.
 

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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #85 on: January 28, 2017, 02:34:20 am »
Dave, why did you call it the 121GW?

Any idea when (roughly) it will be available?
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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #86 on: January 28, 2017, 02:40:02 am »
Dave, why did you call it the 121GW?
From the film Back To The Future (Part 1)

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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #87 on: January 28, 2017, 05:41:12 am »
Dave, why did you call it the 121GW?
From the film Back To The Future (Part 1)

Thanks  I thought it was Dave's monthly electric usage
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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #88 on: January 31, 2017, 10:25:30 pm »
if its basic accuracy can be on par with F289 or U1253B

It's not.
Deliberately a lower accuracy to meet a lower price point

Will this meter be more accurate than the BM235 ?
Do you have any idea when it will be available for purchase ?

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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #89 on: January 31, 2017, 11:27:31 pm »
I'm in the market for a new multimeter and just happened to stumble upon this thread. I'm super excited about it and will hold out until I hear more info about this meter.


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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #90 on: February 01, 2017, 08:42:59 am »
I'm in the market for a new multimeter and just happened to stumble upon this thread. I'm super excited about it and will hold out until I hear more info about this meter.

Take a look a look at video "EEVblog #966 – CPM700 Counter Surveillance Monitor Repair" (about 5:15 in) to get a peek at one of the prototypes...
 

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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #91 on: February 01, 2017, 10:31:21 am »
Did the issue of the "m

                                  V" display get sorted out?

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Only issue with that is the placement of the "m" on the secondary LCD now. Didn't think about that at the time, so it's not obvious it's "mV"
 

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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #92 on: February 01, 2017, 10:33:48 am »
Did the issue of the "m
                                  V" display get sorted out?

The LCD is not changing, we have more important things to worry about.
 

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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #93 on: February 01, 2017, 05:06:34 pm »
I can't help thinking you would make as much money with far less potential grief just selling another batch of rulers.
 

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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #94 on: February 01, 2017, 06:37:14 pm »
There's no challenge in that.

The 121GW is very much worth the effort!
 

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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #95 on: February 01, 2017, 08:03:33 pm »
There's no challenge in that.
The 121GW is very much worth the effort!

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 #96 on: February 01, 2017, 08:06:30 pm »
There's no challenge in that.
The 121GW is very much worth the effort!

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.
More centimeters?
 

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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #97 on: February 01, 2017, 09:37:17 pm »
There's no challenge in that.
The 121GW is very much worth the effort!

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.
More centimeters?

Something that will be a world first in rulers
 

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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #98 on: February 01, 2017, 10:28:50 pm »
A one foot version in thicker FR4 for those well endowed?
 

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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #99 on: February 01, 2017, 10:46:54 pm »
There's no challenge in that.
The 121GW is very much worth the effort!

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.
More centimeters?

Something that will be a world first in rulers

BlueTooth :)
 


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