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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #675 on: April 23, 2016, 10:05:00 am »
I really miss my old Fluke 77, purchased in 1990 with my first proper wages. Unfortunately it was stolen 5 years ago during a concert  >:(

I replaced it with a Fluke 87V.

 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #676 on: April 23, 2016, 10:51:41 am »
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #677 on: April 23, 2016, 11:53:12 am »
I really miss my old Fluke 77, purchased in 1990 with my first proper wages. Unfortunately it was stolen 5 years ago during a concert  >:(


You take your meter to gigs?

"Hey man, lets make sure we got all our gear for the Stones gig......."

Drugs? - Check!
Booze? - Check!
Chicks? - Check!
Tour dates T shirt? - Check!
Fluke 77? ????????
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #678 on: April 23, 2016, 01:31:23 pm »
You take your meter to gigs?

"Hey man, lets make sure we got all our gear for the Stones gig......."

Drugs? - Check!
Booze? - Check!
Chicks? - Check!
Tour dates T shirt? - Check!
Fluke 77? ????????
Well, when you are the sound guy and you are setting up a concert at a poorly equipped venue (the fate of non profit clubs, like our jazz club) you usually need a meter!! ;)



 
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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #679 on: April 24, 2016, 08:58:37 am »
I really miss my old Fluke 77, purchased in 1990 with my first proper wages. Unfortunately it was stolen 5 years ago during a concert  >:(

I replaced it with a Fluke 87V.

I am curious if someone stole my megaohm meter and managed to electrocute himself, am I responsible for this >:D?
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #680 on: April 25, 2016, 12:24:09 pm »
@blueskull in Australia I think you are responsible to a limited degree due to principles similar to the  "attractive nuisance". If I understand it correctly , that an object has some intrinsic attraction but has also some hidden danger.
For example if I put up a radio tower and do not put something to stop people climbing it I am partly responsible.
PS I am NOT a lawyer.
PPS I think you were considering getting a U1461A, I am happy with mine, not cheap but a good device with set of accessories, case etc.
Whoah! Watch where that landed we might need it later.
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #681 on: April 25, 2016, 04:17:14 pm »
Here's my precious Fluke 8060A  :-DMM
Funny story. Dave got one of these in the mail some time ago and it looked kind of familiar to me. I vaguely remember my father having one of these on the dinner table while attempting to fix the TV. Turns out it was the exact same model and he still had it somewhere on the attic. Now it's mine ^-^ It's still working fine and doesn't appear to be wildly out of spec. Great upgrade from the cheap 3.5 digit one I used before :)
 
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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #682 on: April 25, 2016, 08:43:30 pm »
PPS I think you were considering getting a U1461A, I am happy with mine, not cheap but a good device with set of accessories, case etc.

Already ordered. Keysight has a 4 week lead time on this model, so I will not get it before I leave for home in China.

Seems like I need to put a sticker on it to prevent legal issues. It seems like many guys in my lab like to "borrow" test tools without permission if there is not a private property label on it.
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #683 on: April 26, 2016, 12:39:04 pm »
@blueskull I would put a "DANGER EMITS HIGH VOLTAGE FROM LEADS" label on (which is not untrue)  and your multimeter will never go missing and you will meet safety issues! :-+
Bummer re the wait, it is a good meter. Like lots of HP Ag KS stuff.
I have started doing a bit of Nixie tube experimentation  and about to get my first tube (thermionic RF transceiver) it is really nice to be able to test leads etc with 1000V before you connect everything up in earnestness. A lot of leads etc the specifications often only tell you up to a few hundred V or so.
Whoah! Watch where that landed we might need it later.
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #684 on: April 26, 2016, 02:47:50 pm »
this is mine, not the best but it gets the job done mostly, had it for over 5 years and still on the original battery




Dave mentioned once that it will be cool to have his portrait on the EEVBlog DMM.  Now I see where he got that idea, probably seeing Dick Smith products as a kid.
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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #685 on: May 20, 2016, 06:02:21 pm »
Here's my current set of DMMs that I acquired over the years.
They are positioned in order of acquisition, from left to right:

Dynatek 9020a
Voltcraft ME-32
Extech EX830
Agilent U1232A

The Agilent I got for free because it was defective, but I managed to repair it quite easily, though its life expectancy may be limited. I've been meaning to do a teardown of that one and post what I think is a design flaw.

Edit: to prevent "abuse" of this section, I moved the teardown part of the Dynatek 9020a here.
Teardown of the Agilent U1232A here.
Teardown of the Extech EX830 here.
Teardown of the Voltcraft ME-32 here.
« Last Edit: June 13, 2016, 03:18:54 pm by jitter »
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #686 on: June 25, 2016, 04:08:33 pm »
Up to 10. Pretty soon they will take over...

 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #687 on: June 25, 2016, 09:53:28 pm »
Up to 10. Pretty soon they will take over...

Careful.  That's how it starts. 
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #688 on: June 25, 2016, 10:58:08 pm »
Up to 10. Pretty soon they will take over...

Nice.  It looks like you're a tenth of the way along on your eevblog oscilloscope collection, too.  Only 18 more to go!   ;D

<ETA  - on closer examination of the top left of  the photo, perhaps only 17 more to go.>

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If it jams, force it.  If it breaks, you needed a new one anyway...
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #689 on: July 01, 2016, 02:38:57 am »
Looks like some upper lip fuzz.   I'm going to guess 13th birthday.  My parents bought me my first non tube meter.    :-+    Can you tell what it was?
How electrically robust is your meter?? https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsK99WXk9VhcghnAauTBsbg
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #690 on: July 01, 2016, 02:45:03 am »
Looks like some upper lip fuzz.   I'm going to guess 13th birthday.  My parents bought me my first non tube meter.    :-+    Can you tell what it was?

Scary wallpaper?   :-DD :-DD

You've gotta love old pictures where you look at them and say "what were we thinking?!?"   :wtf:  (Of course we'll no doubt look back 20 years from now and think the same thing of today...   :palm:)

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #691 on: July 01, 2016, 02:50:55 am »
Mom and her wall paper.  I lived through a textured phase of wall paper and I remember one was a velvet of sorts.    :-DD   
How electrically robust is your meter?? https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsK99WXk9VhcghnAauTBsbg
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #692 on: July 01, 2016, 09:36:33 pm »
Hi

If you insist, here are mine

Thurlby 1905a
B&Q brand AC clamp meter(so533yx)
Tenma 72-7755 (rebadged ut70b)
Keysight U1232a
Maplins gold N21FR (rebadges standard ST21)
DT830 (hey dont laugh, it was my first meter)

I have a UT61e on the way. I just cannot resist the cheap ones.  ;)
« Last Edit: July 01, 2016, 09:44:59 pm by MosherIV »
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #693 on: July 02, 2016, 02:30:59 am »
Can you tell what it was?

Micronta 50K ohm/volt VOM with range-doubler?
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #694 on: July 03, 2016, 01:28:20 am »
@blueskull in Australia I think you are responsible to a limited degree due to principles similar to the  "attractive nuisance". If I understand it correctly , that an object has some intrinsic attraction but has also some hidden danger.
For example if I put up a radio tower and do not put something to stop people climbing it I am partly responsible.
PS I am NOT a lawyer.
PPS I think you were considering getting a U1461A, I am happy with mine, not cheap but a good device with set of accessories, case etc.

What a load of crap if it is true... This is the type of thing that causes idiots to become millionaires and have more idiot children...  :scared:
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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #695 on: July 03, 2016, 09:58:00 pm »
Yes sir!  The 22-204A.  I used this meter for many years.

Can you tell what it was?

Micronta 50K ohm/volt VOM with range-doubler?
How electrically robust is your meter?? https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsK99WXk9VhcghnAauTBsbg
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #696 on: July 04, 2016, 06:34:10 pm »
Finally went around and found them all, my whole house tends to be my "lab" so they're usually pretty scattered.  The DER EE is "new" and while not a multimeter per se, I'm quite taken with it so I threw it in the pic.

 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #697 on: July 04, 2016, 10:35:39 pm »
Looked up your DE-5000.  Nice meter.
How electrically robust is your meter?? https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsK99WXk9VhcghnAauTBsbg
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #698 on: July 05, 2016, 01:05:17 am »
I don't think I'm forgetting anything... Making this list made me realize I have a serious addiction problem...

Fluke 45
Fluke 27
Fluke 27/FM
Fluke 28II
Fluke 87IV
Fluke 87V
Fluke 116
Fluke 325
Fluke 8922A

HP 3478A
HP 405AR
HP 400D
HP 331A (technically, has voltmeter mode)

Simpson 260-III
Simpson 260-V

Avo Avometer 8-MK2
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #699 on: July 05, 2016, 01:33:36 am »
Willb,

That is a nice hoard collection  :D

Which is you go to meter?

I have a couple of Fluke 289, but I prefer a Fluke 189. I find the 189 is more responsive, I find there is a noticeable delay with the 289s when they are auto ranging.

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Jay_Diddy_B
 


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