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Offline Professor Fudge

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Show your Multimeter!
« on: September 03, 2010, 06:04:08 pm »
Here are a bunch of the multimeters I have had throughout my life.


On the left is my first one I got as a kid from my dad. I did some projects with the boy scouts with it. Its a Hung Chang HC-213.
Next is a GB Instruments GDT-11 I got as a teenager to put together an intercom kit and trouble shoot a doorbell with.
The green one is a Greenlee DM-40 home depot special cheapo meter I use to check mains voltage at work. I also use the ohms and continuity on it.

The big yellow one on the end is what I purchased recently for $40 on ebay. Its a BK test bench 389.
I have been using it building a bunch of kits and just starting to really learn about electronics and I like it!

Ok now show me what you got!!
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2010, 06:11:45 pm »
dare we ? you might get upset when you see those lovely flukes, I have the VC99 and the AM220
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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2010, 06:27:55 pm »
Mine Uni-T UT71A, Sunwa DT-890G, Sanwa YX-360TRD (Analog), and other dead DMMs (similar to your GB Instruments GDT-11) ;D
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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2010, 06:35:16 pm »




*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)
I'm either at my bench, here, or on PokerStars.
 
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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2010, 06:48:59 pm »
Personally , after all this gear that I recently own or build , about  multimeters accuracy verification,
I do not throw my hat , if I do not test first the meter .

I am less sentimental ..  :) 
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2010, 07:11:18 pm »
JohnS_AZ sweet nixie tubes!
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2010, 07:15:31 pm »
I have an unbranded one.  :(

I would like to have a better one... a Fluke would be awesome.

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2010, 09:15:12 pm »

Extech EX330
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2010, 10:23:36 pm »
Youtube channel:Taking wierd stuff apart. Very apart.
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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2010, 11:31:49 pm »
Hey Mike, whats that blue one in the middle on the bottom? Looks like a big blue clamp?
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2010, 12:22:30 am »
I've had too many to count I think.
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2010, 03:20:49 am »
My Agilent u1242B




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I've had too many to count I think.

No such thing as to many multimeters!
« Last Edit: September 04, 2010, 03:23:51 am by TopherTheME »
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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2010, 05:48:53 am »
This is my Mastercraft meter  :-\ from Canadian Tire it is auto ranging. Though nothing special it was twenty dollars which i think is pretty value.
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2010, 07:01:15 am »
Hey Mike, whats that blue one in the middle on the bottom? Looks like a big blue clamp?
you are definitely right! thats the clamp meter!
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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2010, 09:17:46 am »
Hey Mike, whats that blue one in the middle on the bottom? Looks like a big blue clamp?
Yes - it has a built-in AC/DC current measuring clamp. Very handy for diagnosing car electrical problems. 

BTW the small blue Pantec Zip pen-style unit has to be about 20 yrs old now. As far as I know, nobody makes something this small today  - the nearest I've found so far is the one above it in the pic. 
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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2010, 10:39:27 am »
Finally gathered them to "family" portrait. Shown in age order, oldest in the left:



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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2010, 04:21:28 pm »
And my pile of them ...  :)  

The last picture its not an accuracy test,
its more like, 6 meters of cables or more ,running around the multimeters  :D  :D
« Last Edit: September 09, 2010, 07:56:15 pm by Kiriakos-GR »
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2010, 12:28:54 am »
Here are my two, the Fluke 117C and the B&K Precision 2709B, with a Minichamp and Wiha #0 Phillips for size comparison;
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2010, 04:15:24 pm »
with a Minichamp

You have lost the toothpick .   ;D
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2010, 07:41:51 pm »
Hoping to get a fluke soon...

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2010, 07:59:44 pm »
BTW the small blue Pantec Zip pen-style unit has to be about 20 yrs old now. As far as I know, nobody makes something this small today  - the nearest I've found so far is the one above it in the pic. 

How about this? http://www.circuitspecialists.com/prod.itml/icOid/8476
 


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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2010, 11:56:33 pm »
We have at my work, this  3246 -- HIOKI PENCIL HITESTER  (Japan) ,  actually its on our tool box (  industrial electricians) .

I like it allot ,  but I would never get one for my self, I dislike tiny things ..  :D
 

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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #23 on: September 08, 2010, 05:21:59 am »

That's a Mastech MS8226T I got for college and my dad's old Fluke 8021B. They are the only meters I have that measure properly in the presence of strong harmonics. In the picture, they are being used to measure the impedance of a transformer out of an old UPS, which has an AC impedance of 814 ohms at 100Hz. (I'm using my PC as a DDS function generator, and my best friend Tiffany Yep, a digital communications engineer/model, says hi...)
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Re: Show your Multimeter!
« Reply #24 on: September 08, 2010, 08:43:58 am »
@NiHaoMike: you should learn more on photography, coz you have a very confusing subject matter in your picture. me eyes tend to linger more toward the wallpaper. i think i'm going to be able to work really "hard" all day and night long if that wallpaper is infront of me everytime :D
and i dont see she's pronouncing "hi". i heard "Cheese!?"....anyone? ;D
« Last Edit: September 08, 2010, 08:51:18 am by shafri »
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