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Offline AvrFan65

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #25 on: September 08, 2010, 11:01:04 am »
I just upgraded...
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #26 on: September 08, 2010, 02:29:52 pm »
I just upgraded...


hehe

Quite a technology leap!  8)
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #27 on: September 08, 2010, 05:37:35 pm »
But you gotta love those AVO meters. A build quality that that modern manufacturers really should take a second look at. To bad they didn't have hi input imp, or maybe the newer ones have?
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #28 on: September 08, 2010, 07:01:37 pm »
That's a Mastech MS8226T I got for college and my dad's old Fluke 8021B. They are the only meters I have that measure properly in the presence of strong harmonics. In the picture, they are being used to measure the impedance of a transformer out of an old UPS, which has an AC impedance of 814 ohms at 100Hz. (I'm using my PC as a DDS function generator, and my best friend Tiffany Yep, a digital communications engineer/model, says hi...)

Haha... Tiffany Yep... didn't I think that was the name of a transient plasma ignition system that was mentioned on another thread?
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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #29 on: September 09, 2010, 01:30:38 am »
Girls and multimeters = serious eye candy!
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #30 on: September 09, 2010, 02:05:36 am »
Haha... Tiffany Yep... didn't I think that was the name of a transient plasma ignition system that was mentioned on another thread?
The Tiffany Yep plasma ignition system was named after her. (It's an inside joke, "Tiffany Yep lights the fire in my cylinders, even when the mixture is lean and wet.")

The relevance of the picture of Tiffany Yep is that she designs how to generate and interpret communications signals digitally, and the program I'm using (baudline) digitally generates and interprets signals.
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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #31 on: September 09, 2010, 01:37:46 pm »


Pretty easy to figure out mine, only picture I have.
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #32 on: September 09, 2010, 01:56:31 pm »

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BTW the small blue Pantec Zip pen-style unit has to be about 20 yrs old now. As far as I know, nobody makes something this small today  - the nearest I've found so far is the one above it in the pic. 

How about this? http://www.circuitspecialists.com/prod.itml/icOid/8476
Can't find dims but looks quite close.
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Or this:

http://westsidedelivers.com/item.asp?PID=7540
That looks quite nice, especially the backlight, clip-in probe and 3.4v diode test, but still a little bigger then the Pantec
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or these:

http://extech.com/instruments/product.asp?catid=31&prodid=117
That's not a multimeter
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http://extech.com/instruments/product.asp?catid=31&prodid=118
That's way bigger,and no resistance.
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or this:
http://www.justhandhelds.com/store/Hongda_DT3211_Pen_Style_%20multimeter.html?__utma=1.248939648.1283818441.1283818441.1283818441.1&__utmb=1.2.10.1283818441&__utmc=1&__utmx=-&__utmz=1.1283818441.1.1.utmcsr=google|utmccn=%28organic%29|utmcmd=organic|utmctr=pen%20multimeter&__utmv=-&__utmk=255167368
pretty close, still a little bigger. but has current ranges :) Diode test only 1.4V  :(

BTW the Pantec is 27x18x140 (155 with probe). A couple of the above look like decent replacements so I'll take a closer look - thanks for the info - I'd not seen any of those before.
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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #33 on: September 09, 2010, 05:44:14 pm »
pics of my meters... mew  8)




Nothing special, they get the job done :)
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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #34 on: September 09, 2010, 06:24:35 pm »
Pretty easy to figure out mine, only picture I have.

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #35 on: September 10, 2010, 04:06:53 am »
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or these:

http://extech.com/instruments/product.asp?catid=31&prodid=117
That's not a multimeter
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http://extech.com/instruments/product.asp?catid=31&prodid=118
That's way bigger,and no resistance.

Sorry for the confusion there. It's my misunderstanding and careless reading that got those two on the list. I recently won an Extech (on twitter) which is described as a pen style "DMM" (and which I haven't received yet so no first hand experience). The description on the Extech site for these two was for a multifunction voltage tester - since I had DMM in my mind from the contest I didn't actually read the description. My bad.

I think if I had to choose one for electrical work, the Hioki looks the most interesting.
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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #36 on: September 10, 2010, 09:05:43 am »
Yes - was looking at the Hioki but seems to be a wide range of pricing -Westside shows $38 but they don't ship outside USA. I found a UK dealer but they list at GBP59!
 
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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #37 on: September 10, 2010, 11:57:41 am »
Yes - was looking at the Hioki but seems to be a wide range of pricing -Westside shows $38 but they don't ship outside USA. I found a UK dealer but they list at GBP59!
 

It might be worth contacting someone at tequipment.com (they carry it) and asking whether they can match the Westside price.
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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #38 on: September 10, 2010, 01:39:21 pm »
Pretty easy to figure out mine, only picture I have.

Woo hoo it's a Kiethley!

I've heard the new Keithley bench meters are plagued with issues. Plenty of faults and firmware bugs apparently that Keithley won't address.
Quite a few people have complained about them on the various forums in the last few years.
If true it's a shame because Keithley meters used to have an awesome rep.

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« Reply #39 on: September 10, 2010, 02:03:52 pm »
I've heard the new Keithley bench meters are plagued with issues. Plenty of faults and firmware bugs apparently that Keithley won't address.
Quite a few people have complained about them on the various forums in the last few years.
If true it's a shame because Keithley meters used to have an awesome rep.

I think it's mainly about their latest 'budget' bench meter (model 2100?), haven't heard many complains about their more expensive / older models (model 20xx), and none about the 2000 as far as I can recall. But I agree it's bad for their reputation as a trusted brand. The 2100 was probably an attempt to compete with the 'low-cost' products from Agilent and Fluke (eg. Agilent 34405A), it wouldn't surprise me if it was designed outside Keithley. Either that or they fired their competent engineers.
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #40 on: September 12, 2010, 07:41:21 am »
I have the feeling that everything looks double ...  ;D
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #41 on: September 12, 2010, 01:21:55 pm »
My small family :)


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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #42 on: September 13, 2010, 03:23:26 am »
Orbiter, that's a beautiful picture. It's seemed so unreal.
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #43 on: September 13, 2010, 08:44:33 am »
Here's something different from work that I'll be using for the next few weeks, with one of my fountain pens (Conway Stewart 85L);
 Orbiter; Nice photo! I'm a fan of the Agilent too!

Ernie; More AVO users- Right on! I'll have to find a decent Master Instruments Model 4 to post up.
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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #44 on: September 13, 2010, 10:44:11 am »
Thanks guys :)

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #45 on: September 14, 2010, 09:27:14 am »
Just had to showoff the new one :)



The Old AVO 7 is well out of spec but the meter movement is still nice and the switches are nice to use. It was my granddads, he liked valve radios.

The cheapy with the transistor testers I have had for over 20 years and is basic 0.5%  +/-1 Its been great for a hobby meter, No input protection (just a glass fuse) so not for any circuits with power behind them.

The other AVO digital was an Ebay bargain the  bargraph is a bit intermittent but the meter is good. I did have an AVO junior in a tan leather case but I dont know what happened to it the memory is  gone on that one.
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #46 on: September 14, 2010, 11:07:20 am »
 ;D
Real Men use an AVO.

Mine works perfectly.
Although I generally reach for a Fluke first.
My AVO8MkIII is handy for monitoring current (built-in cutout)
« Last Edit: September 14, 2010, 11:09:01 am by Ernie Milko »
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #47 on: September 14, 2010, 05:55:54 pm »
Pretty easy to figure out mine, only picture I have.

Woo hoo it's a Kiethley!

I've heard the new Keithley bench meters are plagued with issues. Plenty of faults and firmware bugs apparently that Keithley won't address.
Quite a few people have complained about them on the various forums in the last few years.
If true it's a shame because Keithley meters used to have an awesome rep.

Dave.

I have mostly only been familiar with the 2700 series of ~10 years ago and some of the daq gear of the same vintage. I love the 2700's I've used, great meters.   Sorry about the long response time, I am in the process of moving and will not have internet at home until tomorrow.
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #48 on: September 14, 2010, 07:48:57 pm »
This thread reminds me of another thread on a different forum....


Only it was naked ex-girlfriends   :D

I guess to an electronics person this is just as exciting.
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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #49 on: September 15, 2010, 04:16:32 am »
This thread reminds me of another thread on a different forum....

Only it was naked ex-girlfriends   :D

Post link please...
 


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