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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #700 on: July 05, 2016, 03:47:47 am »
Which is you go to meter?

My go to meter is a Beckman RMS225.  I really like the banana jack layout because I can use a standard 3/4" banana plug for the 10 amp range which very few meters can do.

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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.

The two common complaints about autoranging meters in the past when this was a new feature were that they were slow and that they had a much shorter battery life.
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #701 on: July 05, 2016, 12:16:15 pm »
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

Out of all my meters I use my Fluke 45 the most I'd say. It's in a good spot on my bench. I don't keep my other Fluke meters out on my bench as they would be taking up too much space, they come out as needed. Out of my handheld Fluke meters, the 87IV (which is really a 187) is my favorite.

I'd like to use my HP 405AR more, but it needs a good 15 minutes to warm up before it's accurate, it's LOUD and it's very power hungry.
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #702 on: July 10, 2016, 03:39:29 am »
I do not own these multimeters. Photos were found on the web. They are quite special, because they have a 19999 (4 1/2) display. They are probably both from 1994.
The Finest company is not well known, but it is still alive. http://www.finest.co.kr/
Amazing machines. https://www.youtube.com/user/denha (It is not me...)
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #703 on: July 10, 2016, 10:42:41 am »
The two common complaints about autoranging meters in the past when this was a new feature were that they were slow and that they had a much shorter battery life.

Compared to U1461A, F289 has much faster auto ranging.
I thought U1461A can be a good second DMM while also being an insulation tester, but the reality is it is really only good (productive) as an insulation tester.
On the other hand, F289 takes forever to boot up, and leaving it on drains the battery in no time.
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #704 on: August 03, 2016, 09:48:10 pm »
Fluke family  8)
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #705 on: August 11, 2016, 07:00:05 pm »
Philips  :)
this oldies can read also nA, and resistors up to 2G
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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #706 on: August 11, 2016, 07:35:17 pm »
my little Tek, working :)

 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #707 on: August 11, 2016, 09:56:54 pm »
Philips  :)
this oldies can read also nA, and resistors up to 2G

Very nice! Those need to be in the Lets see your Nixie Tube Equipment thread.  :)

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/reviews/lets-see-your-nixie-tube-equipment/
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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #708 on: August 13, 2016, 10:09:09 pm »
I can't stand the S-L-O-W autoranging on the ohms function on the RMS225. I've owned a couple and tried another so I'm confident it wasn't just a one-of.


Which is you go to meter?

My go to meter is a Beckman RMS225.  I really like the banana jack layout because I can use a standard 3/4" banana plug for the 10 amp range which very few meters can do.

 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #709 on: August 14, 2016, 05:24:06 am »
Beautiful gear, Martin M.

Not sure if I posted this here yet...

Fluke 883a Differential Voltmeter



Thread on recap/mods with teardown picks here:

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/repair/fluke-883a-differential-voltmeter-(pics)/msg940892/#msg940892
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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #710 on: August 18, 2016, 06:44:42 am »
I can't stand the S-L-O-W autoranging on the ohms function on the RMS225. I've owned a couple and tried another so I'm confident it wasn't just a one-of.

The complaint is more applicable to voltage and current functions.  I never noticed the slowness of the RMS225 ohms function but my DMM916 which can be considered a high end albeit old handheld is about the same.  This is suggestive as to why these meters include a separate fast continuity function as part of the diode test function.

Are more modern DMMs faster?
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #711 on: August 25, 2016, 09:11:44 pm »
Hi

I am cheating here because I posted my multimeter here before BUT I have some new additions  8)

Previously shown :
Tenma 72-7755 (re-badged UT70B)
Keysight u1232a
DT830 (the cheapo death trap  ;) )
Standard ST31 or Maplins Gold N21FR (interresting DMM with light, sound, temp and humidity)
B&Q clamp meter
Thurlby 1905a bench meter (5.5 digit)

New:
UT61E
Solatron 7060 (6.5 digit)  :-+

Thinking about getting
UT610E clamp meter
Fluke 87 (been trying to score a cheap one on ebay - missed out on 2 so far  >:( )
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #712 on: September 08, 2016, 11:43:48 am »
A few new additions to the family (the 289, 233 and 374).

 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #713 on: September 08, 2016, 11:47:59 am »
@willb that is a nice collection, I think a 8060a would look really nice in there ! It is a classic! (HiHi)
Whoah! Watch where that landed we might need it later.
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #714 on: September 08, 2016, 11:56:39 am »
In due time! I'm patient when it comes to picking up meters. I'll certainly pick one up when I come across one in good condition at a good price!
 
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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #715 on: September 08, 2016, 01:18:00 pm »
Well, we all got to start somewhere.
This multimeter collecting is a deep rabbit hole.
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #716 on: September 08, 2016, 03:01:03 pm »
Welcome to the forum!

From a clue in your picture, I think you might be living in or near Sachsen, right?
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #717 on: September 08, 2016, 03:53:07 pm »
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This multimeter collecting is a deep rabbit hole.

They also multiply as fast as rabbits...
www.pa4tim.nl my collection measurement gear and experiments Also lots of info about network analyse
www.schneiderelectronicsrepair.nl  repair of test and calibration equipment
https://www.youtube.com/user/pa4tim my youtube channel
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #718 on: September 08, 2016, 11:13:01 pm »
Hi

Glad you got it blastcap  :-+

Me again with another meter, just cannot resist them, my Fluke 187 arrived, not a very happy chappie :(
I bought it knowing the input jacks have sheared off  :(
The fuses are missing  >:(
The top half of the case will not stay on because the plastic for the screws have sheared off  :(
The rubber casing is coming off bcause the glue has failed  :(

Picked it up for £61 so a fixer upper. Before I spend any more money on it, I wanted to make sure it was working, I tried poking some voltage on wires into the holes where the jacks solder on but no joy. I then shorted out the 2 holes per jack and tried the same trick again. Winner winner chicken dinner  :D

So on with the restoration.

In the mean time here is a pic of the poor fella and the other meter I got but did not post a picture of laast time, a UT210E
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #719 on: September 08, 2016, 11:15:12 pm »
So on with the restoration.
I would love to see your progress of this 187 restoration in a separate thread.  The 187 is one of my favourite meters!  :-+
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #720 on: September 09, 2016, 07:16:09 am »
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Welcome to the forum!

From a clue in your picture, I think you might be living in or near Sachsen, right?

Thanks.
You are right, didn't notice the bottlecap before.
Been here lately? The "Freiberger Edel Keller" hasn't been on the marked for more than 6-8 months i think.
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #721 on: September 09, 2016, 12:50:55 pm »
No, alas, the furthest east I have ever been was to the Harz, and that was in a time when the iron curtain was still up. I was a child then, but I still remember seeing the signs with "Halt! Hier Grenze."
Other parts of Germany I've visited are Sauerland, Eifel and (of course) Schwarzwald.

I could just make out "Edel Keller" on the bottle cap, Google did the rest.
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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #722 on: September 09, 2016, 06:57:28 pm »
Hi retiredcaps

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I would love to see your progress of this 187 restoration in a separate thread.  The 187 is one of my favourite meters!  :-+

Here you go
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/repair/repairrestoration-of-a-fluke187/

 :D
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #723 on: September 09, 2016, 07:31:03 pm »
Here is my Gossen Triohm ohmmeter . It s not the newest but it is still accurate you can see on the pic . Spot on at 1000 ohms  :-+
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #724 on: September 11, 2016, 05:14:35 pm »
Most of the meters I have owned have long been recycled.  These are all that is left.  Member 5ky provided both the Fluke 107 and AMPROBE AM530.  All are 100% functional except the TPI.   :--  The only ones that were not subjected to my transient testing are the Extech, Mastech and the UT210E.   All of the rest have been damaged and repaired (maybe more than once  :-DD) except for the Fluke 115, Fluke 110, and a little melted plastic on the HIOKI.  The meter that has been exposed to the highest levels was the Fluke 107.  The UT181A and the UT61E were both modified to survive some fairly high levels.  You can see the mods to the 61E below.  The ones I actually use are the Brymen, Mastech (expendable) and the UT210E clamp.     

One day I hope to see one of Dave's meters added to the mix.  With all of his reviews on input protection, you know his meter has to be right up there with the best.   

   
How electrically robust is your meter?? https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsK99WXk9VhcghnAauTBsbg
 
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