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Offline ali_asadzadeh

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1500 USD budget to buy two multimeters
« on: November 23, 2015, 08:34:35 am »
Hi,
I have a 1500USD budget to buy multi-meters, I wanted a 6.5 Digit bench units something like 34461A  and a 4.5 or 5.5 digit hand held units (maybe U1281A), I need them for my precision works, there is so many choices and I can not made my mind yet,what model and brand do you suggest? I'm new into precision electronics  and my budget is limited,so any help and advise would be highly appreciated.

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Re: 1500 USD budget to buy two multimeters
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2015, 09:00:52 am »
$1k on a 34461A, and $500 on a Fluke 289 or 87V.

Reason: 34461A will be recommended by most forum members, and F289 is really a beautiful, rugged and powerful tool.

I'm very happy with my F289, and will definitely recommend it. Fast updating (analog bar), logging, accurate (possibly the most accurate hand held one).

Never used a 34461A, but seems it has very good reputation.
 

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Re: 1500 USD budget to buy two multimeters
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2015, 10:09:09 am »
Thanks,changing 6 AA's for F289 is a night mare! what do you think of keysight or gossen metrawatt?
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Re: 1500 USD budget to buy two multimeters
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2015, 10:39:55 am »
I'm very happy with my F289, and will definitely recommend it. Fast updating (analog bar), logging, accurate (possibly the most accurate hand held one).

The most accurate handheld available is this Gossen:
https://www.gossenmetrawatt.com/english/produkte/metrahit30m.htm
 

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Re: 1500 USD budget to buy two multimeters
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2015, 10:57:34 am »
I'm very happy with my F289, and will definitely recommend it. Fast updating (analog bar), logging, accurate (possibly the most accurate hand held one).

The most accurate handheld available is this Gossen:
https://www.gossenmetrawatt.com/english/produkte/metrahit30m.htm

35ppm basic accuracy, looks like a competitor of 34461A. Price is about to be there.
 

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Re: 1500 USD budget to buy two multimeters
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2015, 11:03:03 am »
Thanks dave for the info,But it's outside of my budget and also I need it to be able to handle 10A current too.
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Re: 1500 USD budget to buy two multimeters
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2015, 11:32:25 am »
There is also the Metrahit Ultra with "slightly" worse specs - but it can take 10A (and as usual - with as single input from 1nA to 10A).

https://www.gossenmetrawatt.com/english/produkte/metrahitultra.htm

It's a bit slow though, no bargraph either and despite of the claims of the homepage, MetraWin10 doesn't support it without hacking its ID in some dll.
There's also a version with BT, but there's just an Android App as far as I understand. The IrDa version works fine with my DIY adapter though (apart from the Metrawin10 issue).
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Re: 1500 USD budget to buy two multimeters
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2015, 12:24:40 pm »
Thanks,Any suggestions regrading what parameters I should consider for a newbie who wants to enter the precision world? also any Ideas about 6.5 digit bench meter?
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Re: 1500 USD budget to buy two multimeters
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2015, 01:40:51 pm »
Thanks,Any suggestions regrading what parameters I should consider for a newbie who wants to enter the precision world? also any Ideas about 6.5 digit bench meter?

You would be hard pressed to do better than the 34461A at its price point. Additionally, since you are in the middle east. Keysight is offering a free BenchVue DMM Pro module with the purchase of the 34461A. This gives you additional computer integrated functions that can help in data logging and the  like.
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Re: 1500 USD budget to buy two multimeters
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2015, 02:36:21 pm »
Thanks,So 34461A  and U1282A are considered a good combination?
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Re: 1500 USD budget to buy two multimeters
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2015, 03:47:26 pm »
Thanks,So 34461A  and U1282A are considered a good combination?

Any reason you haven't considered the Brymen BM869S? I have one of those and REALLY like it. That being said, I have not owned a Keysight handheld meter before so I can't comment on the U1282A.
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