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Offline pa3hfu

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Re: Bench multimeter
« Reply #25 on: October 04, 2018, 08:12:00 am »
Hi BD-139

Is this IsoTech the same unit as your Instek 8342?

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Re: Bench multimeter
« Reply #26 on: October 04, 2018, 08:29:26 am »
It is. The ISO-tech ones are rebranded GW units made for RS.  That's actually one up from mine which is the 8341 - that has USB data logging AFAIK.

Not a bad price. Worth having a shop around though as they have been seen around cheaper than that occasionally.
 

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Re: Bench multimeter
« Reply #27 on: October 04, 2018, 08:52:01 am »
Thanks !!
I orderd one ;-)

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Re: Bench multimeter
« Reply #28 on: October 04, 2018, 08:53:52 am »
Enjoy. nice meters  :-+
 

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Re: Bench multimeter
« Reply #29 on: October 05, 2018, 10:31:28 am »
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Another thing to consider is that the 34401A has been the industry standard for pretty much decades. So much so that newer models are backwards compatible with it, the same newer models the Siglent bench DMMs are inspired on.
Hardly.
Really how much variation can there be in front panel design in any TE ?
They've all evolved to what we have today and minor differences could be seen as a blatant copy or an improvement. You choice depending on your POV.

Bullshit. The Siglent is an almost 100% direct ripoff of the Keysight, and you know it.
The almost identical front panel layout, and the identical GUI interface with the same menu options even in the same locations.

 
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Re: Bench multimeter
« Reply #30 on: October 09, 2018, 10:17:57 am »
Enjoy. nice meters  :-+
Do you know how to get it 'spot on'?
 

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Re: Bench multimeter
« Reply #31 on: October 09, 2018, 10:19:45 am »
Don't worry - that's in spec. 0.02% + 4 counts on DC ranges
 

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Re: Bench multimeter
« Reply #32 on: October 09, 2018, 10:24:29 am »
my next restoration:  8300A opt. 1, 2, 5   ^-^

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Re: Bench multimeter
« Reply #33 on: October 09, 2018, 10:51:08 am »
Enjoy. nice meters  :-+
Do you know how to get it 'spot on'?
Oh-oh...   Volt nut in the making...
 

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Re: Bench multimeter
« Reply #34 on: October 09, 2018, 07:28:22 pm »
my next restoration:  8300A opt. 1, 2, 5   ^-^

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Belongs here: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/old-fluke-multimeters/
Or in its own new thread.  :)
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Re: Bench multimeter
« Reply #35 on: October 09, 2018, 09:28:49 pm »
I like my GDM-8251a 's.  Not that I use them much or their capabilities.  but that will come, I think, with time.

I feel very fortunate to have gotten 2 of them when there was a glut on Ebay after the trade school dumped them.  In excellent condition for $85 each.   We need another surplus dump like that to happen.  It really helps many of us to get equipment we otherwise could not afford.
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Re: Bench multimeter
« Reply #36 on: October 09, 2018, 09:30:47 pm »
Damn at that price I'd get a couple too and ship them here.
 

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Re: Bench multimeter
« Reply #37 on: October 09, 2018, 09:38:01 pm »
Damn at that price I'd get a couple too and ship them here.

I know what you mean.  It's disgusting how low the prices were for the Multimeters, Power supplies, Oscilloscope and waveform generator I bought on that fire sale.

The multimeters  are selling for around $270 now. on Ebay.
At least I'm still older than my test equipment
 

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Re: Bench multimeter
« Reply #38 on: October 10, 2018, 02:19:09 am »
+1 

I should have bought them when they were low priced too, they were sold half than that.   And now we know how to calibrate them with the short usb plug.

Before people got interested   :-DD

and the price hiked :(
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Re: Bench multimeter
« Reply #39 on: October 10, 2018, 07:14:08 am »
Yep, sometimes you just have to jump on a good deal, even if you don't need the thing at the time.
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Re: Bench multimeter
« Reply #40 on: October 10, 2018, 07:32:55 am »
And that's exactly how you end up in the TEA thread  :-DD
 

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Re: Bench multimeter
« Reply #41 on: October 11, 2018, 05:41:21 pm »
I forget to mention that Yellow and dark grey multimeters are indeed deemed to be too similar to Fluke multimeters in at least some countries. Sparkfun had $30000 worth of multimeters destroyed because they looked too much like Fluke's.

https://www.sparkfun.com/news/1428

Though they got a donation from Fluke, and were going to ship the multimeters to a different country according to their update (although I didn't see a further followup).

https://www.sparkfun.com/news/1430
 

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Re: Bench multimeter
« Reply #42 on: August 17, 2020, 07:53:59 am »
Hello all,

What do you guys think about this bench dmm?

https://ro.farnell.com/multicomp-pro/mp730028-eu-uk/digital-multimeter-bench-10a-1kv/dp/3107586

I found one second hand & almost unused for about ~250 euros. The price for a new one on farnell is about 440 euros.



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Re: Bench multimeter
« Reply #43 on: August 17, 2020, 08:17:46 am »
Looks like a rebranded one .... seems fine on the specs.
 

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Re: Bench multimeter
« Reply #44 on: August 17, 2020, 10:05:03 am »
Hi Everybody,

I'm using now a Brymen BM867 as my main digital multimeter, but I want to buy a desktop/bench model. I'm interested in something with a very good display (in different lighting conditions)

Why does a bench meter need to be used in different lighting conditions?  :-//

EDIT: Just realised I recroposted  :palm:
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Re: Bench multimeter
« Reply #45 on: August 17, 2020, 10:12:52 am »
Hi Everybody,

I'm using now a Brymen BM867 as my main digital multimeter, but I want to buy a desktop/bench model. I'm interested in something with a very good display (in different lighting conditions)

Why does a bench meter need to be used in different lighting conditions?  :-//

EDIT: Just realised I recroposted  :palm:

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Re: Bench multimeter
« Reply #46 on: August 17, 2020, 11:56:29 am »
Hello all,

What do you guys think about this bench dmm?

https://ro.farnell.com/multicomp-pro/mp730028-eu-uk/digital-multimeter-bench-10a-1kv/dp/3107586

I found one second hand & almost unused for about ~250 euros. The price for a new one on farnell is about 440 euros.

This is a rebranded Owon multimeter.
 


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