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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #350 on: May 19, 2013, 10:51:43 am »
 I have a Uni T 61e, and a Digitek 40002c, Alphatek 61-322 & a black*star 3210 Bench meter & a heath-Kit IM 2202.
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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #351 on: June 15, 2013, 05:18:00 pm »
Adding to the fun... and copying the stairs shot... though not as effectively. 

Here is the short term collection.  A number of the Flukes are going to be going away.

Top row:  Fluke models 113, 77-3 (Lincoln Tech), 87-3, Matco MD87S3, 88-V, 8100B
Bottom: Cheap pocket thing, Harbor Freight cheapie, BK Precision 8360, Agilent 1241B, pocket Radio Shack model, Fluke 8025B, Sperry DM6600, Fluke 97.

I bought the 113 used before I realized it really was worthless for anything other than home wiring testing. 

The 77-3 was a gift from a friend after he finished his tech school hence the reason why it has a trade school name on the front. 

The 87-3 was a great ebay find.  $50!  Of course that price went up 40% when I found that one fuse was blown. 

The MD87S3 is guess what... an 87-3 with Matco labeling.  Because it's "not" an 87 it didn't command 87 prices. 

The 8100B was purchased because I thought I might harvest the nixe tubes.  I don't think I will so it will probably be sold.  Amazingly it seems to match the 87 readings when testing batteries. 

The first pocket thing was bought in a box of 12 for something like $30.  I've been giving them away over the years.  I also leave on in the car just in case. 

The HF was "purchased" with a Free With Any Purchase coupon.  I think it and the air fitting cost me less than $1.  All I can say is the meter meets it's loose specs but I wouldn't trust it with any high power or high voltage circuits. 

The BK 5360 is a made in France Metrix MX58 under the skin.  I learned that thanks to one of Dave's videos.  I had always been intrigued by it.  I paid perhaps $45 for the thing in new condition.  At first I figured it was a off brand BK labeled their own.  Only the made in France part caught my attention.  50,000 count but "just" 0.1% accuracy.  The probes feel cheaper than the rest of the meter.  I leave this meter at work since it won't be confused with the Flukes in the lab.

The Agilent was a recent find.  Seemed like a good price even though it offers little over my 87-3. 

The pocket RS thing was my first meter bought probably in 1990 or so.  Still works but gets basically no use. 

The Fluke 8025B was a steal at under $20!  It's clearly seen some use but nothing too bad.  I know Dave said these were big but I don't think he did it justice!  It's twice as thick as the 77-3 (sans case).  I look at the thing and think it's an oversized prop!

The Sperry is a low end model.  Slow and of little merit.  It does at least have ceramic fuses. 

The 97 Scopemeter was my first scope but has recently been replaced.  It looks multimeter like so I included it. 

Most of the flukes will be gone to new homes soon.  I was asked to keep an eye out for a few friends so they will have those meters soon.  Between the cheapies and the 87-3, 8025B, Agilent and BK I figure I have enough :D
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #352 on: June 15, 2013, 06:13:40 pm »
I like that 8100 though....
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #353 on: June 15, 2013, 06:17:40 pm »
I started with a "VEB Meßtechnik Mellenbach/Thüringen Vielfachmesser" that I was gives by the father of a friend of mine together with my first tube amp. It's the same model as shown here:



Later I bought a Metex M-3800, nothing special but it was enough for a few years, cause I could use the Keithley 2002, the Prema 5017 and the 34401A at work. Since a few days I have a Prema 5000, it's not a beauty but hey, who cares? It's case is made off solid aluminium, not that sheet metal and plastic stuff off todays instruments. Payed 300,-€ for that gear and it seems to be within spec, but I will check that in detail after the gear at work has been calibrated the next weeks. Therefor I will check the ranges with some good old Burster DC-Standards Typ 3401 / Typ 6401 and a Precision current source Typ 6424.
What is still missing is a decade resistor calibrator, maybe I will buy a few Vishay z-foil of different values and check them at the Keithley 2002 to calibrate my Prema 5000.

By the way, have you ever seen such a beauty?



It's made by SIEMENS & HALSKE:

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Mesbrucke-Wheatstone-Widerstand-Widerstandsdekade-Rheostat-Siemens-Halske-1910-/251288222202?pt=Wissenschaftliche_Ger%C3%A4te_1&hash=item3a81f1f9fa
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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #354 on: June 15, 2013, 06:27:26 pm »
Hi
New here,but an old rat.
Heres my "multimeter station"
The one in the middle is for high voltage measurement,not that precise.

Jan

Some others from my collection;Fluke 77,ROLINE 105, 2 Beckman and a few very cheap ones.
Needs manual/specs for the Roline 105 ?
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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #355 on: June 15, 2013, 06:58:37 pm »
Hi again
The SIEMENS & HALSKE is a piece of art,love it in my collection.
Jan
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #356 on: June 15, 2013, 08:11:02 pm »
This NLS X-2 nixie tube bench DMM just arrived.




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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #357 on: June 15, 2013, 08:52:14 pm »
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This NLS X-2 nixie tube bench DMM just arrived.

A beautiful room heater and space claimer :)
Fluke 8050A | Prema 5000 | Prema 5017 SC | Advantest R6581D | GenRad 1434-G | Datron 4000A | Tek 2465A | VNWA2.x with TCXO upgrade and access to: Keysight 3458A, Keithley 2002, Prema 5017 SC, 34401A, 34410A, Keithley 2182A, HDO6054, Keysight 53230A and other goodies at work
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #358 on: June 16, 2013, 12:45:04 am »
Keithley 196 measuring my Power Designs Precision 2020B... fight of the LM399s... :box:
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #359 on: June 16, 2013, 07:36:47 pm »
Bench Heath-kit IM2202, Blackstar 3210 RMS, FarnellTM2, Uni T61E,  Ideal61-322 -Digitek dt4000zc. That's it.
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #360 on: June 17, 2013, 04:50:54 pm »
Keithley 196 measuring my Power Designs Precision 2020B... fight of the LM399s... :box:

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #361 on: June 17, 2013, 06:10:55 pm »
Love that siemens thing, looks awsome.
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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #362 on: June 17, 2013, 08:03:08 pm »
Keithley 196 measuring my Power Designs Precision 2020B... fight of the LM399s... :box:

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You should see where the vernier knob is!  ^-^
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #363 on: June 17, 2013, 08:12:32 pm »
You should see where the vernier knob is!  ^-^

I am working on making some 10 turn 1 ohm pots to go there with a turns counting dial  >:D

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #364 on: June 17, 2013, 10:54:38 pm »
You should see where the vernier knob is!  ^-^

I am working on making some 10 turn 1 ohm pots to go there with a turns counting dial  >:D

Oh, the granularity!
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #365 on: June 18, 2013, 09:42:45 pm »
Victor DT910A (my first, back in the days), Uni-T UT58B, Uni-T UT61E, HP 3468A

Needless to say, the HP is the only one I trust. Hate the display, though  :-\

 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #366 on: June 19, 2013, 11:34:45 am »
Since the topic is alive again, a update on my collection since January:


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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #367 on: June 19, 2013, 02:08:26 pm »
Spawn, nice collection there, and a nice photograph. Do you use the 1905 much? If so, how is it? I keep pondering buying one as they come up on ebay from time to time, and they look like really cool meters :).
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #368 on: June 19, 2013, 04:22:37 pm »
Spawn, nice collection indeed! do you use all of them? i hope you never say ''i'we lost my meter..'' sorry about bad humor, that's just pretty impressive! :D
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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #369 on: June 19, 2013, 06:41:51 pm »
My trusty multimeters :palm: :bullshit:
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #370 on: June 19, 2013, 11:16:22 pm »
@steve30, I don’t use the Thurlby 1905a a lot, but it works okay, if you can get a HP around same price try to get that one. I use my handheld meters more.

@Fezder, I don’t use them all ofc :D It is more of a collection than for use, mostly I use the Fluke 85’s and 87. Sometimes I use the Extech if I need more resolution. It just depends what I have to measure.

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #371 on: June 20, 2013, 07:52:50 pm »
Here are my multimeters :)
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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #372 on: June 20, 2013, 08:46:47 pm »
Well, I'll be.  I saw the TWPS 187/189, and entered it into google and promptly found the EEVBLOG forum thread I missed.  Now I've got something else to search for.

 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #373 on: June 21, 2013, 06:39:37 am »
The TPWS is just fluke 187.
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #374 on: June 21, 2013, 06:52:01 am »
The TPWS is just fluke 187.
Excavatoree knows that.  He collects Fluke multimeters that are "unique" (in this case, the faceplate saying TPWS).
 


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