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Offline Brumby

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Re: EEVblog #868 - Keysight U1282A Multimeter Torture Test
« Reply #125 on: April 12, 2016, 02:16:15 pm »
Would that Keysight tester float in water and be equally IP67-worthy without the orange rubbery clad?

The orange boot is for mechanical impact protection.  It plays no part in the IP67 rating.  Also, I cannot see it adding any significant buoyancy.  The bare meter will float just fine on its own.
I suspect it's all the air inside the main body that makes it float so well with the orange rubbery clad.
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Would that Keysight tester float in water and be equally IP67-worthy without the orange rubbery clad? 
And more important: Does it float with the test leads plugges in?

I'd guess it would - but in a random toss, it might be more likely to float face down.
 

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Re: EEVblog #868 - Keysight U1282A Multimeter Torture Test
« Reply #126 on: April 12, 2016, 04:36:58 pm »
I don't think much of all the criticism. Keysight sell the U1282A as being a heavy-duty waterproof DMM. We all know that marketing claims can be somewhat creative, so it's good to see those claims being tested. It's no different to checking out whether a meter meets its accuracy or safety specs. Yes, it's obviously informal and non-scientific, but what else could anyone do? It's also more demanding than tests in a controlled environment. I'd hope we all agree that this is a seriously rugged DMM that exceeds its specs. Ditto for the Fluke 28-II. No-one would want to destruction test their shiny new meter, so Dave has done the world a favour by breaking them for us.

As far as I can see, there are no losers. Keysight and Fluke have had their DMMs independently abused. Dave had fun making the videos, we had fun watching them. We can all see that both meters are hard to kill. And this information is in the public domain so everyone benefits for the foreseeable future.

I guess many people here will be lab-based, so this type of meter isn't that relevant to them. Perhaps that explains the negative responses. But DMMs are also needed outside or in industrial environments where all sorts of nasty things can and do happen.
 

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Re: EEVblog #868 - Keysight U1282A Multimeter Torture Test
« Reply #127 on: April 12, 2016, 05:04:02 pm »
How about this one I saw up close today?



Original yellow holster, original Fluke leads and even has the Fluke grabbers.
« Last Edit: April 12, 2016, 05:11:15 pm by SeanB »
 

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Re: EEVblog #868 - Keysight U1282A Multimeter Torture Test
« Reply #128 on: April 13, 2016, 12:36:06 pm »
I'd love to see a gallery of beaten up and functional multimeters. I pretty much only work in my lab, so they're all pretty pristine .
 

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Re: EEVblog #868 - Keysight U1282A Multimeter Torture Test
« Reply #129 on: April 13, 2016, 02:41:50 pm »
It's true that there are bigger problems.
And its true that it is one of the most important things to habe fun at work.

But its also true that I miss Fundermental Friday and other informative films from him.
Its the proper mixture of information & fooling around.

You must love photonicinduction then  ;D
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Offline nidlaX

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Re: EEVblog #868 - Keysight U1282A Multimeter Torture Test
« Reply #130 on: April 15, 2016, 08:41:23 am »
It's entertaining enough to watch Dave piss off all these retards who whine about this multimeter getting dropped or that iPhone getting blended or that tablet PC getting shot or etc etc.
 

Offline kcozens

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Re: EEVblog #868 - Keysight U1282A Multimeter Torture Test
« Reply #131 on: April 15, 2016, 06:12:13 pm »
I was waiting for one of two things to happen. Either another camera would get lost in the water or the Go Pro that was lost a while ago would be found.
 

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Re: EEVblog #868 - Keysight U1282A Multimeter Torture Test
« Reply #132 on: April 16, 2016, 09:34:35 am »
I've seen that i compleetly got understood wrong.

Its a gigant cultural difference between Australia and Austria (Im pacial swabian).
Here its like a crime here to destroy good workeing gear.
But I understand that Daves culture is complete different and so its complete Ok.
I only wanted to say that I'm sad about it, but its ok for me.

The channel is going down thing was only a bad mood thing, because currently the european Youtube is going down the drain.

And the Fundamental Friday thing was only a silly wish of the old fool of me, because your videos are so good and easy to understand and improved my ee-know how very much.
 

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Re: EEVblog #868 - Keysight U1282A Multimeter Torture Test
« Reply #133 on: April 24, 2016, 01:46:07 am »
You have the new RX100iv, why was there no slow motion footage of the drop tests? :P
 

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Re: EEVblog #868 - Keysight U1282A Multimeter Torture Test
« Reply #134 on: September 08, 2016, 10:32:53 pm »
I have to say, my only problem with the video was at the end when I thought, oh great, now Dave will never review this meter!  He did a quick unboxing and a tear down, but not a proper functional review.  Oh well, loved the vid.  (Sorry for bumping an old post but I just watched the vid)
« Last Edit: September 08, 2016, 10:34:57 pm by Johnny Electron »
 

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Re: EEVblog #868 - Keysight U1282A Multimeter Torture Test
« Reply #135 on: September 09, 2016, 07:30:21 am »
I thought they sent him two of them, one to tear down and one to torture. Either way in his tear down he mentions there is no setup menu but there is. The rev 1 manual didn't even mention it which is why he had no idea it even existed. The newest rev of of the manual on the Keysight website is pretty decent if you want to review its features.
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