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Offline Wartex

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #50 on: September 18, 2010, 06:14:45 pm »
Here's mine  ;D :



Not really mine. The image owner said his dog got a hold of his Fluke 28.
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #51 on: September 19, 2010, 06:45:46 am »
I can't believe I'm posting this....... Mind you, I'm even older than this meter!

Actually, Beckman meters were quite good in their day, and I'm happy with the performance of this unit, found at a Ham Radio flea market for a paltry sum of money and rescued from a leaking 9v battery.

I still pine for a *modern* auto ranging meter, but with the 87 V kerfuffle, I'm glad I held back when I first caught sight of one. Agilent has a promising unit, as do some other makers..... but I'm going to wait to  hear what happens with the Fluke..... if less than stellar response to the rf issue..... I may opt for the 28 II or simply go with the Agilent as it's pretty attractive, price wise in Canada. Until I spring for a new meter, the Beckman will forge on.... backed up by a couple of One-hung-low brand extra cheap meters I'm too embarrassed to post pictures of.

 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #52 on: September 19, 2010, 09:13:38 am »
Here's mine  ;D :



Not really mine. The image owner said his dog got a hold of his Fluke 28.

WOW....

Is his dog a rabid Saint Bernard named Cujo?  Sheesh, thats some serious destruction...
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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #53 on: December 13, 2010, 08:24:31 am »
This is mine BEHA UNITEST 9005 multimeter.















Specifications:

Display - 3260 digits
DC Voltage - 0,5% + 2 digits
AC Voltage - 1% + 3 digits
DC Current: 320uA - 1% + 2 digits
                3200uA - 1% + 2 digits
                32mA - 1% + 2 digits
                320 mA - 1% + 2 digits
                15A - 2% + 2 digits
AC Current: 320uA - 1,5% + 3 digits
                3200uA - 1,5% + 3 digits
                32mA - 1,5% + 3 digits
                320 mA - 1,5% + 3 digits
                15A - 2% + 3 digits
Resistance : 320 omh - 1,2% + 4 digits
                  3,2Komh - 1% +2 digits
                  32Komh - 1% +2 digits
                  320Komh - 1% +2 digits
                  3,2Momh - 1,5% + 3 digits
                  30Momh - 2,5% + 3 digits
               
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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #54 on: March 28, 2011, 11:52:49 pm »
No pics but a brand spanking new Fluke 87V arrived at my mailbox today!  ;D

Funny thing is that it agrees exactly with my ancient Beckman at the voltages I most commonly monitor....  Still, nice to have a second decent meter that can confirm the other one is still working right.

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Christian
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #55 on: March 29, 2011, 01:20:10 am »




*chuckle*

Seriously, I have two Fluke 77's that are probably 20 years old, work great, are still in cal, and I see no need to replace them.
(and yes, that's really one of my meters in the photo)
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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #56 on: March 29, 2011, 06:35:30 pm »
I've got a few Radio shack meters and a couple old Flukes.
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #57 on: March 30, 2011, 12:24:04 am »
What is the purpose of this display?  These are just electric meters, instruments.  It is very common item in handy men or handy women shop or house hold garage.  Here is mines:
Fluke 12, stuck buttons and need cleaning often
Fluke 187
Fluke 175
Tektronix handheld from Taiwan
Tektronix parts tester, but lift out the inductance of a coil measurement from Taiwan
Philips PM2518
Philips PM2505 analog
Hantek DSO
Radio Shack Micronta analog multimeter
HP Yokogawa low end multimeter E series from the 1990.  It has very little current protection.
HP-3468A with battery inside it.

My dream multimeter is the Agilent U1253B in orange, but I do not need it and I have very little to no work for the last three years.  

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #58 on: March 30, 2011, 02:07:53 am »
I got this one for free back in high school. It's served me well so far, but I'm looking for a new one.
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #59 on: March 30, 2011, 08:16:35 pm »
Here are mine

Datron 1072 7,5 digit multimeter - perfect for calibrating test equipment


Solartron / Schlumberger 7150 plus - 6,5 digit multimeter, very small and lightweight


Schlumberger 7150 plus - TAKE IT APART !!!


ohmmeter, crappy multimeter (not really worth mentioning), nice russian Z4313 multimeter (taut band and everything)


russian Z4314 multimeter (transistor tester, slightly less sensitive than the Z4313 but still taut band suspension)


DIY Audio RMS voltmeter / low distortion oscillator (sadly not finished yet)
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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #60 on: March 31, 2011, 12:33:20 am »
Well I'm in a multimeter state of mind today having just received my Grainger fire sale U1253A, so here we go...



Sorry for the flash, between my crap photography skills and my 8 year old 4 megapixel Canon that is what I wound up with.

Edit: Look at that U1253A with it's little display Prophylactic still attached.  Is there ever a "right" time to remove those, or should they just fall off on their own.  I just don't know...
« Last Edit: March 31, 2011, 12:35:39 am by tweek »
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #61 on: March 31, 2011, 01:09:44 am »
My gear: Tek 2221a, the firesale U1253A, and my old Craftsman 82334. Testing the two against each other has actually made me pretty confident in the Craftsman, although the Agilent definitely blows it out of the water for only about 2x the cost.
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #62 on: March 31, 2011, 02:50:16 am »
Here is my collection:
Alda M-838 from 20 years ago
Meterman 35XP aka the whistling meter
Fluke 8842A Bench 5 digits. Made in 1994, no cal stickers anywhere but matches new meters just like that!
Shiny new Agilent U1252A- thanks Dave!

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #63 on: March 31, 2011, 11:00:08 am »
Edit: Look at that U1253A with it's little display Prophylactic still attached.  Is there ever a "right" time to remove those, or should they just fall off on their own.  I just don't know...

I leave mine in place if it looks ok, and if it's doesn't detract from the display clarity. But that one on the Agilent just looks ugly!

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #64 on: March 31, 2011, 02:13:51 pm »
Protip: The 125* series has two protectors: the big gomey shipping contact film is obvious. But you probably didn't even notice the one underneath it. If you look closely at the edges of the silkscreened type on the glass, you can see that there's a laminate layer over it. And if you look at the very edges of the glass, you can see where the edges of the film are.
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #65 on: March 31, 2011, 03:16:16 pm »
Edit: Look at that U1253A with it's little display Prophylactic still attached.  Is there ever a "right" time to remove those, or should they just fall off on their own.  I just don't know...

I don't know either, but the cover is still on the 87-III I purchased here at work over ten years ago.........

(The large one is coming off my Agilent, however.  Yes.  I'll take it off any day now......)
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #66 on: March 31, 2011, 04:29:57 pm »
Hey @tekfan, what scope is that? Looks dangerously familiar.
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #67 on: March 31, 2011, 05:55:24 pm »
Protip: The 125* series has two protectors: the big gomey shipping contact film is obvious. But you probably didn't even notice the one underneath it. If you look closely at the edges of the silkscreened type on the glass, you can see that there's a laminate layer over it. And if you look at the very edges of the glass, you can see where the edges of the film are.

Ah yes after pulling away the larger ugly one I can see the blistering of the second film over the silk screening.  That makes the decision to remove the large one much easier.
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #68 on: March 31, 2011, 06:04:25 pm »
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Hey @tekfan, what scope is that? Looks dangerously familiar.

It's a Tek 2236. 100 MHz analog with frequency counter, timer and multimeter. Most useful portable scope I ever came across.
Yeah, the 2200 series all have the same look.
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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #69 on: March 31, 2011, 07:33:02 pm »
New meter on the left.
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #70 on: April 01, 2011, 04:39:35 am »
New meter on the left.
That's a pretty fat one in the middle there. It doubles as a mini oscilloscope?
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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #71 on: April 01, 2011, 06:38:54 am »
This is my Radio Shack 22-812 meter and of course, the obligatory firesale U1253A.

One can readily see the difference between 0.3% and 0.025%!
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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #72 on: April 01, 2011, 11:27:19 am »
The OLED screen is beautiful and sharp.  If the 1252a wasn't available I would pick that up; its still a steal at $147.  Its the last left still available at Grainger as of this writing.

This is my Radio Shack 22-812 meter and of course, the obligatory firesale U1253A.

One can readily see the difference between 0.3% and 0.025%!
Best Wishes,

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #73 on: April 01, 2011, 11:38:16 am »
The OLED screen is beautiful and sharp. 

It could look that way , but how it will look 10 years later ?
Probably my question does not have today an answer ,
but i will wait and find out .
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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #74 on: April 01, 2011, 12:51:37 pm »
The OLED screen is beautiful and sharp.  If the 1252a wasn't available I would pick that up; its still a steal at $147.  Its the last left still available at Grainger as of this writing.

The more I use it, the more I think the OLED screen is underrated. It's true that it's basically useless in sun. Not bad in shadow, but no LCD, and literally invisible in even mild direct sun. However, the tradeoff for how much nicer it is on a bench than the segmented LCD displays is TOTALLY worth it. Not just the visibility and contrast, but that combined with the fact that its a matrix. It's just generally much easier to navigate than the 1252. They could have gotten the best of both worlds with a matrix LCD, but it obviously wouldn't have been nearly as visible as either of the others inside OR outside.

In general, though, I'm getting more and more willing to suck it up and put a shade over it if I need to read it outdoors, or just use my not-as-good LCD meter.
 


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