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DE-5000 LCR Meter OEM?
« on: October 01, 2013, 12:35:44 am »
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Re: DE-5000 LCR Meter OEM?
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2013, 12:43:16 am »
It is, South Korean Taiwanese company.
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Re: DE-500 LCR Meter OEM?
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2013, 12:48:41 am »
It is, South Korean company.

Nice.  It's a lot cheaper than the IET.
 

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Re: DE-500 LCR Meter OEM?
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2013, 12:53:05 am »
Very good price, with free shipping. Almost too good to be true. Double check everything before you commit yourself.
 

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Re: DE-500 LCR Meter OEM?
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2013, 12:57:40 am »
Very good price, with free shipping. Almost too good to be true. Double check everything before you commit yourself.

ditto. price is amazing. but it does lack all the extras.
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Re: DE-500 LCR Meter OEM?
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2013, 01:05:24 am »
Yes, I don't see the AC module and the RS232 USB cable and adapter.
 

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Re: DE-500 LCR Meter OEM?
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2013, 01:08:23 am »
Yes, I don't see the AC module and the RS232 USB cable and adapter.

I don't care about the USB cable, and I have plenty of isolated AC adapters laying around.  I'm thinking I will pull the trigger on this--everything seems to match up from what I can tell.
 

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Re: DE-500 LCR Meter OEM?
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2013, 01:10:27 am »
Yes, I don't see the AC module and the RS232 USB cable and adapter.

I don't care about the USB cable, and I have plenty of isolated AC adapters laying around.  I'm thinking I will pull the trigger on this--everything seems to match up from what I can tell.

do you have your own optical interface? like many handheld meters, the output from the meter is optical before it is converted into a different format (rs232/usb/smoke signals etc)
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Re: DE-500 LCR Meter OEM?
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2013, 01:21:50 am »
do you have your own optical interface? like many handheld meters, the output from the meter is optical before it is converted into a different format (rs232/usb/smoke signals etc)

I don't, but I'm really not concerned with the connectivity features.  I suppose it would be nice to have, but I'd wager that I'll never miss it.  I can't see any need real need for me personally to have computer data logging on an LCR meter.  A 6.5 digit DVM on the other hand...
 

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Re: DE-500 LCR Meter OEM?
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2013, 01:43:27 am »
Here is a post in the classifieds section of this forum:

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/buysellwanted/der-ee-de-5000-lcr-meter/

The pictures he has look identical to the IET version that Dave did the teardown on, including the packaging.  As long as the eBay version isn't a complete counterfeit, this looks legit.  And, frankly, if you were going to counterfeit an LCR meter, why choose a brand name that nobody has heard of?
 

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Re: DE-500 LCR Meter OEM?
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2013, 02:20:26 am »
Yes, I don't see the AC module and the RS232 USB cable and adapter.

I don't care about the USB cable, and I have plenty of isolated AC adapters laying around.  I'm thinking I will pull the trigger on this--everything seems to match up from what I can tell.

do you have your own optical interface? like many handheld meters, the output from the meter is optical before it is converted into a different format (rs232/usb/smoke signals etc)

I think you can just use a IR photo diode in series with a 4.7k resistor and make a cheap ftdi cable from a ca-42 nokia data cable:
http://fabacademy.org/content/tutorials/09_Embedded_Programming/diyftdicable.html
I downloaded IET's software and run it and it scans the com ports.
I had just bought this one for £80
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/231064538566?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649
 and if customs picks it up I will only have to pay only little bit extra. A bargain O0

 

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Re: DE-500 LCR Meter OEM?
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2013, 02:27:12 am »
I think you can just use a IR photo diode in series with a 4.7k resistor and make a cheap ftdi cable from a ca-42 nokia data cable:
http://fabacademy.org/content/tutorials/09_Embedded_Programming/diyftdicable.html
I downloaded IET's software and run it and it scans the com ports.
I had just bought this one for £80
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/231064538566?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649
 and if customs picks it up I will only have to pay only little bit extra. A bargain O0

Yep, I just bought one.  It will be here by November.
 

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Re: DE-500 LCR Meter OEM?
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2013, 02:56:47 am »
Yep, I just bought one.  It will be here by November.

November ? Shipment from Japan to US ? Thats one month !  :o

The price is so tempting, but I have busted my electronic hobbyist's budget.  |O

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Re: DE-500 LCR Meter OEM?
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2013, 02:57:53 am »
Yep, I just bought one.  It will be here by November.

November ? Shipment from Japan to US ? Thats one month !  :o

The price is so tempting, but I have busted my electronic hobbyist's budget.  |O

Yep, but the shipping was free  8)
 

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Re: DE-500 LCR Meter OEM?
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2013, 03:10:07 am »
It's not a fake. Those Cyrustek chips are not available to shady operators.
 

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Re: DE-500 LCR Meter OEM?
« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2013, 06:46:11 am »
I got yesterday one shipped from Japan.

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Re: DE-500 LCR Meter OEM?
« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2013, 07:25:55 am »
I also got one, it is the genuine DER EE model DE5000. IET rebrands them for their own sales. Last I saw on ebay you could get them for 120 USD shipped, with tweezers and crocs. Funny thing is that you can get them at Akhibara for arround 45 € or 60 $!
http://akizukidenshi.com/catalog/g/gM-06264/
 

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Re: DE-500 LCR Meter OEM?
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2013, 10:55:18 pm »
I also got one, it is the genuine DER EE model DE5000. IET rebrands them for their own sales. Last I saw on ebay you could get them for 120 USD shipped, with tweezers and crocs. Funny thing is that you can get them at Akhibara for arround 45 € or 60 $!
http://akizukidenshi.com/catalog/g/gM-06264/

is it possible to get the akizukidenshi price shipped around the world?
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Re: DE-500 LCR Meter OEM?
« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2013, 11:40:22 pm »
I also got one, it is the genuine DER EE model DE5000. IET rebrands them for their own sales. Last I saw on ebay you could get them for 120 USD shipped, with tweezers and crocs. Funny thing is that you can get them at Akhibara for arround 45 € or 60 $!
http://akizukidenshi.com/catalog/g/gM-06264/

is it possible to get the akizukidenshi price shipped around the world?


According to a Google Translate of the FAQ, here is the answer:

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Re: DE-500 LCR Meter OEM?
« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2013, 11:50:41 pm »
i had pretty bad trouble translating the pages, even that sentence you said lol.
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Re: DE-500 LCR Meter OEM?
« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2013, 03:37:04 am »
I also bought a DER EE DE-5000 from some Japanese seller on eBay. Paid about 120€ for everything (including shipping). So far it has proven to be a pretty good meter.
I would only wish that I could get a USB adapter for it.
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Re: DE-500 LCR Meter OEM?
« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2013, 04:04:43 am »
It is, South Korean company.

No, DER EE is Taiwanese.
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Re: DE-500 LCR Meter OEM?
« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2013, 04:08:21 am »
Here is a post in the classifieds section of this forum:

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/buysellwanted/der-ee-de-5000-lcr-meter/

The pictures he has look identical to the IET version that Dave did the teardown on, including the packaging.  As long as the eBay version isn't a complete counterfeit, this looks legit.  And, frankly, if you were going to counterfeit an LCR meter, why choose a brand name that nobody has heard of?

I still have a couple of those DE-5000 full packages in stock in case anyone is after the complete set with power adapter, Optical-USB cable and software, hard plastic case, etc. Price-wise I don't think I stand a chance against those Japanese sellers on eBay anymore, but they don't offer the full package.
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Re: DE-500 LCR Meter OEM?
« Reply #24 on: October 11, 2013, 07:22:22 pm »
seems to be no where to buy the leads from either.
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