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Offline millerb

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #325 on: March 11, 2013, 06:03:58 pm »
Nothing special. I mostly use the tiny pocket meter.

 

Offline Hair_of_the_Dog

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #326 on: March 11, 2013, 06:27:13 pm »
  BK Precision 2709B
I also have some scary cheap one that I don't know the brand.
 

Offline RjSa

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #327 on: March 11, 2013, 07:26:19 pm »
I know this is sad for an electronics engineer but this is what I got at home lol:





 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #328 on: March 18, 2013, 04:58:17 pm »
No fluke, no brand, just two cheapy meters. Although I'm planning on buying a meter in the € 50-100 range. Anyone good idea's for Belgium?
The big one costed about € 8 and the small about €11
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #329 on: March 18, 2013, 05:05:26 pm »
If you can do with a UNI-T UT61E drop Franky, "iloveelectronics" a message.
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #330 on: March 18, 2013, 05:07:51 pm »

I never tried voltages higher then 20V with this setup though. I don't think its CAT rating is very high.
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #331 on: March 18, 2013, 05:15:45 pm »
It sais CAT IV 600V and CAT III 1000V.
If that's true or false is difficult to say.

However, don't zap your cat!  :P
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #332 on: March 18, 2013, 05:17:22 pm »
It sais CAT IV 600V and CAT III 1000V.
If that's true or false is difficult to say.

However, don't zap your cat!  :P

you need different equipment to measure those voltages. I recommend putting some wire into the handle of a beer mug or such and calling your friends.
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #333 on: March 18, 2013, 05:21:07 pm »
I think it should be fine for lower and medium voltages, and as discussed in the Test Equipment board, it's quite accurate.

And I don't abuse the beer. :p
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #334 on: March 18, 2013, 06:04:01 pm »
This is the one I use most. I had to cough up 50-60 bucks or something for it.  ;D
The original test leads sucked. No sharp points, and too high resistance. It is now blessed with a pair of standard fluke CATIV 600V leads.
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #335 on: March 24, 2013, 07:06:48 pm »
If you can do with a UNI-T UT61E drop Franky, "iloveelectronics" a message.
I saw one of these in Dave's reviews, but couldn't find one from a seller I could trust. Never bought anything expensive (+€ 22) on ebay. And true RMS for that price is AWESOME!
Message to Franky has been sent. Thanks  a lot!
I will post a pic of my new meter within 16 days (or later if it doesn't arrive at time)
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #336 on: March 25, 2013, 08:02:39 pm »
I bought 2 from Frankie, biggest wait was my postal service ( apparently they are on strike, haven't noticed any difference though) to get them to me. I like them a lot, even though one was a give away item. Having a draw at mt local ham club with it, good way to get the funds in, as only paid up members can enter. I will even enter, who knows, I will ask for a redraw if I come up.
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #337 on: April 01, 2013, 06:37:23 pm »
I'm only a hobbyist so don't really need good meters, I've accumulated some junk over the years.
Left to right, back row first:

Fluke 25 bought recently on eBay. Does microAmps, basic accuracy 0.1%
Velleman HPS5 personal scope. Only good for basic one-channel low-frequenct signals.
Fluke 77-IV. Not True-RMS. The 177 is a better buy. No microAmps, only high capacitance.
Laser 3534. Cheap, inherited. I keep it in the car.
Caltek CM1200. Cheap used to be my main/only meter for many years
Draper DMM7, Cheap, inherited. Unreliable.

The Fluke 25 is an ancient ex-military unit, very battered and a bit fragile. The circuit board is marked "Copyright 1984". The main chip is marked "10 88" so perhaps manufactured in 1988, 25 years old. Last calibrated in March 2009 and still within specification so far as I can tell (using 0.1% resistors and voltage ref). Although less beat up models have come up on eBay I still feel it was a good buy and useful for microamp measurements.

The 77-IV, also recent buy on eBay, was dirty but cleaned up OK (detergent.  finally a bit of IPA on a cloth). It's a current model but I paid a quarter of the price charged for the new product. However it's an overpriced meter. The 177 is a much better buy and is very similar (but True-RMS and better accuracy and cheaper new). This is now my main meter.


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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #338 on: April 02, 2013, 12:21:17 am »
Latest addition to my collection:
Hioki 3200-50 all the way from 1984. AC modes seem flaky, everything else is still right on. And love the neon lamp to the left of display to show overvoltage.
Runs on 2 AAs and claims 500 hours of battery life
Other notable things- 1G input resistance on 200mV range, 20uA current range with 10nA resolution.
Oh, and designed to survive a 1meter drop on concrete floor with no rubberized case ;)

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #339 on: April 21, 2013, 12:45:01 pm »
I previously only had some cheap manual ranging junk meters. I was thinking of buying an UT61E or a fluke 17B, but then i came across this 8860A.
It is an overkill just for my hobby needs, but was in good condition and cheap at local auction site.
i paid only 25€ for it and it came with a 1120A GPIB adapter. Only disadvance is that it doesen't measure current, but i can just get a good shunt to fix that.
« Last Edit: April 21, 2013, 01:01:40 pm by Slowflyer »
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #340 on: May 17, 2013, 02:48:43 am »
Got a UT71D here:

The continuity tester is embarrassingly hopeless and i wouldn't trust it any more than a $10 meter for high power applications, but it's otherwise an excellent meter for the price.
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #341 on: May 17, 2013, 11:11:45 am »
Latest addition to my collection:



It seems to be a rare beast.
Another thread about it here:
The Best Multimeter Ever!


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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #342 on: May 17, 2013, 01:25:19 pm »
How much did that one end up costing you for such a rare beast?

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #343 on: May 17, 2013, 05:49:04 pm »
Under $100.  I'd been looking and waiting for some time to add one to the collection.   

Now on to find an early NLS digital meter and an HP freq counter with the vertical numeric display.

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #344 on: May 18, 2013, 08:36:15 am »
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #345 on: May 18, 2013, 10:41:53 am »


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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #346 on: May 18, 2013, 11:10:05 am »
Don't make them any more, been looking for one for a while, found one, it is a very nice meter. Keep an eye on eBay, they are out there.
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #347 on: May 18, 2013, 11:34:05 am »
Here's one that has been with me since the early eighties. It's a Unigor 6e and while it doesn't get much use nowadays it can't be beat when it comes to measuring very low voltages or currents.

1 mV and 1µA full scales it what's makin it, and on top of that a low burden voltage!
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Catch the light
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #348 on: May 18, 2013, 02:40:29 pm »
Don't make them any more, been looking for one for a while, found one, it is a very nice meter. Keep an eye on eBay, they are out there.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/TEKTRONIX-TX1-TRUE-RMS-DIGITAL-HANDHOLD-MULTIMETER-GOOD-CONDITION-/310670055595?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item485560d8ab
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #349 on: May 18, 2013, 10:50:21 pm »
^^^ There ya go... :)
 


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