Electronics > Metrology

Help ! Extech Ex-540 or Brymen BM869s

<< < (3/3)

Cristiano:

--- Quote from: joeqsmith on May 31, 2016, 12:26:05 am ---I have been using the EX540 for several years now. Looks like you could get a very good deal on one as they are phasing them out.   May even be less expensive than the BM869s.   I have been using the BM869s for home almost a year now.   I like them both.   The EX540 gets a lot of abuse.  I loaned it out once and the person who had it decided the selector switch needed some new positions.  This cracked the hex shaped hole and I had to epoxy it back together.  More solid now than it was.  While I had the meter tore down, I looked at the build quality.  Soldering looked good.  I have also had the meter returned with blown fuses.  The lettering on the EX540 has not held up very well.   But unlike where I use the BM869s as a sort of portable bench meter, the EX540 gets some battle scars.   It's been dropped a few times and really no problems other than the switch.   Even the plastic over the LCD has held up pretty good.   I do like the hard case supplied with the EX540 along with the magnetic strap.   I did write a Labview interface for it but have not used the RF link as much as I originally thought I would.     

What are your questions / concerns? 


--- Quote from: Cristiano on May 30, 2016, 08:59:28 am ---  Dear Friends;

       I'm in doubt. Whats better ,buy Extech Ex-540 or Brymen BM869s? Could you give me advice ?    :bullshit: :scared:

best regards

--- End quote ---

--- End quote ---



Hi Joe;

Thanks for your answer. What you say is very true. The EX-540 is very robust.
   I bought this multimeter and it arrived for me today. The manual is poor, few details, but the product have a good quality.
I have some doubts about some functions.

best regards
 

joeqsmith:
 :-+  Hope you enjoy it.   Were you able to find a good deal?   There was a recall on the early version.   If you check the serial number on the back, if it starts with an 'A', you are good to go.   

I use mine a lot and really like having the three displays. Wish my Brymen had it.  To be honest, the manual for it is on par with most of them.  If you ever pull it apart, take some pictures of the rotary switch and board.   Maybe they improved it.  Mine is fairly old.   


--- Quote from: Cristiano on June 03, 2016, 11:19:14 pm ---Hi Joe;

Thanks for your answer. What you say is very true. The EX-540 is very robust.
   I bought this multimeter and it arrived for me today. The manual is poor, few details, but the product have a good quality.
I have some doubts about some functions.

best regards
 

--- End quote ---

Cristiano:

--- Quote from: joeqsmith on June 04, 2016, 12:43:06 am --- :-+  Hope you enjoy it.   Were you able to find a good deal?   There was a recall on the early version.   If you check the serial number on the back, if it starts with an 'A', you are good to go.   

I use mine a lot and really like having the three displays. Wish my Brymen had it.  To be honest, the manual for it is on par with most of them.  If you ever pull it apart, take some pictures of the rotary switch and board.   Maybe they improved it.  Mine is fairly old.   


--- Quote from: Cristiano on June 03, 2016, 11:19:14 pm ---Hi Joe;

Thanks for your answer. What you say is very true. The EX-540 is very robust.







   I bought this multimeter and it arrived for me today. The manual is poor, few details, but the product have a good quality.
I have some doubts about some functions.

best regards
 

--- End quote ---

--- End quote ---

Hi Joe;

   Yes , my EX540 serial number starts with A!!!

thanks

Navigation

[0] Message Index

[*] Previous page

There was an error while thanking
Thanking...
Go to full version