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Offline Achilles

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Re: Datalogging multimeter- Yes or no?
« Reply #25 on: December 10, 2012, 05:04:19 pm »
jepp...once again.... for logging the U1272A is great. It has 10000 storage points which is massive for normal tasks ;)
Also the IR cable or Bluetooth dongle for it is not that expensive... as well as other accessories.....
I don't see any reason to buy a bag for my multimeter at the price of a suitcase..... The Agilent is roughly 18Euro (18USD in The US I guess) which is fair, compared to 50 or 60 Euro for a similar Black_Yellow one....

The Gossen Stuff is really hilarious. I looked to the Metrawin 9.2 Software and a USB cable for my calibrator and it's about 250Euro for the cable and 500Euro for the software which looks like developed in the 1990's..... no chance, I am gonna keep pressing buttons to set it up ;).

Maybe somebody could explain since when Multimeters became luxus-sportscars.... basic pricing seems OK, but never ask for extras......


Offline WorldPowerLabs

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Re: Datalogging multimeter- Yes or no?
« Reply #26 on: December 10, 2012, 05:08:15 pm »
At one point, I had to log some measurements of voltage vs. time as sets of primary cells ran a load.  I thought that a self-contained logging multimeter would be ideal for this -- I didn't want to be tethered to a PC (especially since I don't own a properly-working laptop).

However, I couldn't find a true datalogging meter with a reasonable sample storage capacity (some only had 10 or 100 memory locations) with good basic accuracy for a reasonable cost (I couldn't wait a month for something to get shipped from China, either).

I actually ended up buying a Protek 608 multimeter.  I found that it really wasn't a burden in practice to be tethered to the PC, and if I do need remote datalogging I figure I'll buy a used notepad-type PC. The Protek has an optically-isolated RS232 interface (and the interface is bidirectional -- you can send certain commands from the PC to the meter.  Some cheap RS232 meters are unidirectional).  Is it as good as a Fluke?  Nope, but I really like it.  It's a good meter for the price.  I bought mine from perhaps 8 months ago, but now they are showing as being discontinued.  That's a shame, because I received exceptional service from them and fantastic service from Protek too (although it's not supported by Protek USA -- you have to go through their parent company in -- if I remember right -- Korea). 


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