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Who made original Greenlee DM-200 DMM? (pre-A model)
« on: January 23, 2019, 02:34:05 am »
I know Greenlee is the US distributor of Brymen meters these days, and the current DM-200A is a rebadged BM-251. However I have an older model DM-200 which is a different brick-shaped meter. Does anybody know who made this model? I've scoured Google and while I've found a few old pics of people selling them, I've not been able to uncover any providence or other details on the meter. Wasn't sure if Brymen had the relationship with Greenlee back then, or if they even made meters then.

I've had it for some time, at least 10 years, maybe 15, I don't really remember. It's not a feature-rich meter by any means, without the capacitance, Hz, or relative mode of the DM-210, nor is it True RMS. But it seems well built and has a lifetime warranty. The manual says "(C) 2000 Greenlee Textron" and best I remember I paid ~$80 USD, probably at Lowe's. I've bought a few other better meters since then, including a Fluke 87V, and haven't used this one very much at all (it's been in the case and is very much like new). Being new to the forum and seeing so many meter enthusiasts here (and somewhat bitten by the meter buying bug now myself -- I'd really like a BM-879 and the 121GW), I'm interested to know more about it and whether I should hang on to it.


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Re: Who made original Greenlee DM-200 DMM? (pre-A model)
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2019, 02:48:40 am »
It has a very Brymen look, right down to the lettering fonts. Check the crazy Brymen website  for history
 
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Re: Who made original Greenlee DM-200 DMM? (pre-A model)
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2019, 03:09:15 am »
It has a very Brymen look, right down to the lettering fonts. Check the crazy Brymen website  for history

Thanks! Didn't know Brymen had their old meters on their site, guess I could have just checked there first. Says they've been in business since 1993, so that certainly predates this meter.

Pretty sure I found it. It's the BM201 (with the Greenlee DM-210 being BM202). Found the original PDF spec brochure, which I've downloaded.
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Re: Who made original Greenlee DM-200 DMM? (pre-A model)
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2019, 06:40:23 pm »
I know Greenlee is the US distributor of Brymen meters these days, and the current DM-200A is a rebadged BM-251. However I have an older model DM-200 which is a different brick-shaped meter. Does anybody know who made this model? I've scoured Google and while I've found a few old pics of people selling them, I've not been able to uncover any providence or other details on the meter. Wasn't sure if Brymen had the relationship with Greenlee back then, or if they even made meters then.

I've had it for some time, at least 10 years, maybe 15, I don't really remember. It's not a feature-rich meter by any means, without the capacitance, Hz, or relative mode of the DM-210, nor is it True RMS. But it seems well built and has a lifetime warranty. The manual says "(C) 2000 Greenlee Textron" and best I remember I paid ~$80 USD, probably at Lowe's. I've bought a few other better meters since then, including a Fluke 87V, and haven't used this one very much at all (it's been in the case and is very much like new). Being new to the forum and seeing so many meter enthusiasts here (and somewhat bitten by the meter buying bug now myself -- I'd really like a BM-879 and the 121GW), I'm interested to know more about it and whether I should hang on to it.



Just for future note, Greenlee seems to have histprically used either APPATech or Brymen to source all of their meters. Over time, the percentage produced by Brymen has increased heavily as the Appa meters are EOL'd.
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