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Offline linux-works

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Re: You need at least 4 multimeters?
« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2014, 03:46:17 am »
another vote for some analog meters, too.

I am partial to the classic simpson 260.  not high Z, but just a classic that every EE should own.  when I see one hanging on someone's bench, I know they are fairly good at electronics ;)  (either that, or they're as old as the hills, lol)
 

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Re: You need at least 4 multimeters?
« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2014, 08:59:19 pm »
I don't want to brag, but I have 16 x Fluke 189 and 2 x Fluke 85V sitting on my bench. (The first lot I picked up at an auction and am sellling on ebay!).

I will probably end up with 2 of each kind. I love the 189 display and it isn't much larger than the 85V.

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Offline ErikTheNorwegian

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Re: You need at least 4 multimeters?
« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2014, 09:49:05 pm »
I got 3 Fluke 87V , 2 Flukev87V EX, 2 Fluke 8846A , 1 Fluke 8845A, 2 Fluke 123, 1 analog, 1 Keetly 2000, 1Fluke 115, pluss annother 5-10 diffrent ones in diffrent suitcases. Have a broken Fluke 123 in the post from ebay... so how many one needis realy a strange queastin, plenty pluss some more!
 

Offline Wim_L

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Re: You need at least 4 multimeters?
« Reply #28 on: March 22, 2014, 03:44:49 am »
A good reason to have some analog meters: if you sometimes need a lot of meters, but not often, an analog one will still work on volts/amps ranges without the batteries. So you can store them empty, without having to worry about batteries leaking after a while.

Assuming you can live with their lower input impedance, of course.
 

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Re: You need at least 4 multimeters?
« Reply #29 on: March 27, 2014, 05:12:02 pm »
For a post picture in show your multimeters  :-DD

I see a big business opportunity here. Sell mock multimeters that look great in pictures you take. Will be a hit on Kickstarter.
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