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BirdManPhil:
Ive been doing a ton of board work on cel phones and tablets over the past couple years and I've gotten by with my cheap $30 Chinese dmm, and my more expensive 5.5 digit Hantek bench dmm. 
Bith meters are very sluggish in continuity (beep) mode. Neither Meter has any lcr functions but can guestimate capacitance roughly.
I am looking to up my game alot this summer by obtaining a high quality accurate dmm and also an lcr meter.

I'd like a dmm or lcr meter that can accurately measure the teeny tiny caps on iphone logic boards for example, as well as provide almost immediate audible alerts when using beep mode. I can't stand how long i have to wait for my meters to register continuity.

Separate continuity/ohm/diode modes are a must.

High voltage and high current abilities aren't necessary at all. I'm more concerned with the accuracy of low voltage, low resistance and low capacitance measurements as well as responsiveness.
Data logging and or pc interface is also nice but not 100% necessary

I am looking at a few different fluke handheld dmms as well as a few lcr meters.
I might grab 2 lcr meters, the shannon st42 tweezers and a de-5000

Any advice or dmm recommendations would be appreciated tyvm.


tautech:

--- Quote from: BirdManPhil on May 20, 2024, 02:48:08 am ---Ive been doing a ton of board work on cel phones and tablets over the past couple years and I've gotten by with my cheap $30 Chinese dmm, and my more expensive 5.5 digit Hantek bench dmm. 
Bith meters are very sluggish in continuity (beep) mode. Neither Meter has any lcr functions but can guestimate capacitance roughly.
I am looking to up my game alot this summer by obtaining a high quality accurate dmm and also an lcr meter.

I'd like a dmm or lcr meter that can accurately measure the teeny tiny caps on iphone logic boards for example, as well as provide almost immediate audible alerts when using beep mode. I can't stand how long i have to wait for my meters to register continuity.

Separate continuity/ohm/diode modes are a must.

High voltage and high current abilities aren't necessary at all. I'm more concerned with the accuracy of low voltage, low resistance and low capacitance measurements as well as responsiveness.
Data logging and or pc interface is also nice but not 100% necessary

I am looking at a few different fluke handheld dmms as well as a few lcr meters.
I might grab 2 lcr meters, the shannon st42 tweezers and a de-5000

Any advice or dmm recommendations would be appreciated tyvm.

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Welcome to the forum.

IMO you need skip any thoughts of DMM's for fine SMD work and get proper SMD smart tweezers that provide very fast readings and a pile of features.
I highly recommend these from member Shannon:
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/design-a-new-precision-lcr-tweezers/

AliExpress listing:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005004239869204.html?

KungFuJosh:
+1 for the Shannon ST42 tweezers. They're fantastic. If you want something truly better, you'll need to spend at least 10 times as much on a bench meter. If budget isn't an issue, than get yourself the Shannon tweezers, and a Sourcetronic ST2830 or ST2832. You can get tweezers that attach to the LCR bench meters, but even that attachment will cost as much as the Shannon tweezers if you don't buy generic.

indman:

--- Quote from: BirdManPhil on May 20, 2024, 02:48:08 am ---I am looking at a few different fluke handheld dmms as well as a few lcr meters.
I might grab 2 lcr meters, the shannon st42 tweezers and a de-5000
Any advice or dmm recommendations would be appreciated tyvm.

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Pay attention to this device - it will good replace all the other lcr meters you have listed before  ;)
https://www.amazon.com/stores/LCR-Reader/LCR-Reader/page/BBF0E19C-D5B7-4E73-AF3A-DFC2CFC8923C

EEVblog:

--- Quote from: BirdManPhil on May 20, 2024, 02:48:08 am ---Ive been doing a ton of board work on cel phones and tablets over the past couple years

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Whatever you get, get some super fine precision meter leads like these:
https://www.amazon.com/POMONA-6342-TEST-PROBE-SET/dp/B0026GV3A2

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