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Offline Wytnucls

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Re: Multimeter spreadsheet (80 manufacturers and over 400 meters listed)
« Reply #525 on: March 21, 2021, 03:41:03 pm »
If you look at the column heading notes, you will see that the accuracy is limited to 3% for an objective comparison with other meters.
I will add a note for the Brymen to state that the accuracy is 4%+60 between 20 and 100 kHz, up to 60V only and above 30% of the range.
« Last Edit: March 21, 2021, 08:07:12 pm by Wytnucls »
 
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Re: Multimeter spreadsheet (80 manufacturers and over 400 meters listed)
« Reply #526 on: March 21, 2021, 08:47:43 pm »
Having just ordered a Brymen 867s I thought I would have a look at it here to compare, is the Brymen 867 in the list the same MM?
 

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Re: Multimeter spreadsheet (80 manufacturers and over 400 meters listed)
« Reply #527 on: March 21, 2021, 09:54:36 pm »
Yes, the only difference is the fuse voltage rating.
 
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Re: Multimeter spreadsheet (80 manufacturers and over 400 meters listed)
« Reply #528 on: May 20, 2021, 05:16:20 am »
Thanks for maintaining this helpful spreadsheet. I've been using the handheld meters list to compare meters and I noticed a possible improvement to the formatting which makes it much easier to sort and filter. New guy here so apologies in advance if this idea has already been discussed and ruled out somewhere in the previous 22 pages.

In the current format, you can't really use the Excel Filter feature because column A includes both the model numbers and the brand. If instead there was a new column added to the left side for the brand, then it's possible to use the Filter feature and be able to specify criteria. For example you could select only certain brands, and then filter again on the accuracy, or price, etc. Screen shot included below.

« Last Edit: May 20, 2021, 05:18:16 am by AtomicRob »
 

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Re: Multimeter spreadsheet (80 manufacturers and over 400 meters listed)
« Reply #529 on: June 03, 2021, 02:59:25 am »
Thanks for your work. I have been using a TPI 153 for a long time and it is a very reliable meter. 
 
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Re: Multimeter spreadsheet (80 manufacturers and over 400 meters listed)
« Reply #530 on: September 15, 2021, 08:31:59 pm »
I strongly recommend HT206D as it has 60/600A AC/DC clamp. It has no probe current, but you can short the probe with 0.1ohm then you get a 6A range with 0.1V/A drop. I got one from Aliexpress less than $30. I also have a Fluke and a Tek.
I clamped it on my Odyssey measure starting current 350A. I also use its MIN to get my battery drop voltage during start that is 7.4V, 2nd start 6.9V, my GS300 is 9V. These are best way to check for battery/starter status. As I know my Odyssey batter is weak, I charged it offline 48 hours and get better digit.
 

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Re: Multimeter spreadsheet (80 manufacturers and over 400 meters listed)
« Reply #531 on: October 09, 2021, 06:22:47 am »
I think i noticed an error. The spreadsheet says the EEVblog Brymen 786 lacks NCV, while the Brymen 789 has it, but according to the manual, both have it? https://www.eevblog.com/files/BM786-Manual-Original-Jan2021.pdf

Am I missing something and there is a difference in functionality here?

(Was about to buy a 786 from Dave and just was trying to understand what the delta was to the 789).
 

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Re: Multimeter spreadsheet (80 manufacturers and over 400 meters listed)
« Reply #532 on: October 09, 2021, 07:13:51 am »
Well spotted. Both have it. The list will be corrected at the next edition.
 

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Re: Multimeter spreadsheet (80 manufacturers and over 400 meters listed)
« Reply #533 on: December 12, 2021, 01:09:19 am »
Thanks for the listing.

Noticed the listing for the Siglent SDM3055 and SDM3065 don't show the scanner card option.

https://www.tequipment.net/Siglent/SDM3065X-SC/Multimeters/

 
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Re: Multimeter spreadsheet (80 manufacturers and over 400 meters listed)
« Reply #534 on: January 04, 2022, 05:41:05 pm »
I appreciate you maintaining these spreadsheets!

I suggest inserting a new column with the manufacturer, then freezing the left 2 columns and top 2 rows and making the 2nd row a filter. The result would be something like this:

Here are a few errors I've noticed; at least the values differ from their published manuals.

To be honest, I haven't looked in depth at many entries and I wonder about the error rate.

I'd advise buyers to verify important features with the manufacturer's published specifications before making any purchase :)
« Last Edit: January 04, 2022, 05:45:33 pm by dhiltonp »
 

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Re: Multimeter spreadsheet (80 manufacturers and over 400 meters listed)
« Reply #535 on: January 05, 2022, 08:34:44 am »
Thanks for the corrections. The master database has been corrected, waiting for the next release.
Errors are bound to creep in due to the vast amount of stored data and tiresome manual entries.
For instance, in your short post, you managed to mix up the page references in the Brymen manual.  ;)
Overall, the document is fairly reliable as most errors have been pointed out by our members already.
Of course, do your own research, like you have done, before buying your prized multimeter.
 

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Re: Multimeter spreadsheet (80 manufacturers and over 400 meters listed)
« Reply #536 on: January 05, 2022, 10:45:40 pm »
Could we get a column added for the actual number of counts on the 5.5+ Bench Meters sheet instead of just 5 1/2, 6 1/2, etc.?  I'd be happy to provide the numbers for all my bench DMMs...
 

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Re: Multimeter spreadsheet (80 manufacturers and over 400 meters listed)
« Reply #537 on: January 11, 2022, 02:35:56 pm »
The resolution of bench meters is traditionally expressed as a number of digits.
Some of the meters in the spreadsheet have their count mentioned in the cell note, especially when a HiRes mode is available.
I don't have the time and drive to spend hours digging out all that information at the moment, but if someone else is prepared to do all the spadework, I would be glad to insert an extra column for it.
 
 

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Re: Multimeter spreadsheet (80 manufacturers and over 400 meters listed)
« Reply #538 on: January 11, 2022, 02:41:24 pm »
Noticed the listing for the Siglent SDM3055 and SDM3065 don't show the scanner card option.
https://www.tequipment.net/Siglent/SDM3065X-SC/Multimeters/
Thanks.
The master list has been updated.
 
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Re: Multimeter spreadsheet (80 manufacturers and over 400 meters listed)
« Reply #539 on: January 11, 2022, 11:38:51 pm »
Adding a new column now does seem disruptive, but I also really would like to see if we can start gathering that data somehow.  There are 5.5 digit DMMs that can compete with a 6.5 digit DMM in certain conditions, for example.

Would it make sense to put the counts that we have as a note on the digits entry for the time being?  Then at some point it could be made into another column.

Another topic to discuss is how to determine the counts.  If the DMM is physically only able to display 1,999,999 do we consider that the counts or round up to 2,000,000?  I have also seen some oddities especially with handheld DMMs, where everywhere it is stated as a 50,000 count but is actually 55,000 or 52,000.  So we have the concept of "published" vs. actual in some cases.
 

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Re: Multimeter spreadsheet (80 manufacturers and over 400 meters listed)
« Reply #540 on: January 19, 2022, 02:36:47 am »
Great job compiling this database. Though I was expecting to see Aneng models as well, they have a good deal of DMMs that meet the criteria.
 

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Re: Multimeter spreadsheet (80 manufacturers and over 400 meters listed)
« Reply #541 on: January 20, 2022, 08:40:20 pm »
Aneng has 8 meters listed in the database.
 
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Re: Multimeter spreadsheet (80 manufacturers and over 400 meters listed)
« Reply #542 on: January 20, 2022, 09:06:56 pm »
Great job compiling this database. Though I was expecting to see Aneng models as well, they have a good deal of DMMs that meet the criteria.

Aneng has 8 meters listed in the database.

They are in the downloadable database; the tables in the first post are excerpts.

I did notice one error in the latest release: the Tektronix DMM9XX series has a maximum 40MΩ resistance range, not 4MΩ.
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Re: Multimeter spreadsheet (80 manufacturers and over 400 meters listed)
« Reply #543 on: January 21, 2022, 02:58:06 pm »
As stated in the heading notes, if the error in a range is more than 3%, it is not tabulated for a fair comparison with others.
5% accuracy is mentioned in the cell note for the 40M range.
Well spotted anyway.
« Last Edit: January 21, 2022, 03:04:33 pm by Wytnucls »
 

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Re: Multimeter spreadsheet (80 manufacturers and over 400 meters listed)
« Reply #544 on: January 22, 2022, 06:59:16 pm »
Aneng has 8 meters listed in the database.

Ah yes, it's there. I noticed one very minor error on AN870 entry, as it uses 2 AA batteries instead of 2 AAA.
 

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Re: Multimeter spreadsheet (80 manufacturers and over 400 meters listed)
« Reply #545 on: January 26, 2022, 10:55:16 am »
The Fluke 189 II is listed in the datasheet as having the LoZ feature but I don't think it does?
See this thread for example: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/beginners/fluke-189-series-2/25/
And on the range switch there is no LoZ selection mode?
 

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Re: Multimeter spreadsheet (80 manufacturers and over 400 meters listed)
« Reply #546 on: January 26, 2022, 02:12:47 pm »
Correct. The Fluke section in the master database has been amended.
Thank you for the heads up.
 
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Re: Multimeter spreadsheet (80 manufacturers and over 400 meters listed)
« Reply #547 on: March 03, 2022, 04:33:58 pm »
@Wytnucls: Thanks for creating this. I tried to find the database/spreadsheet in the original post but couldn't. Where is it located? Thank you.
 

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Re: Multimeter spreadsheet (80 manufacturers and over 400 meters listed)
« Reply #548 on: March 03, 2022, 09:14:06 pm »
It looks like some of the files in post 1 got corrupted. I will reload them soon.
 
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Re: Multimeter spreadsheet (80 manufacturers and over 400 meters listed)
« Reply #549 on: March 04, 2022, 04:47:37 pm »
It looks like some of the files in post 1 got corrupted. I will reload them soon.

It'd be awesome to have the spreadsheet as opposed to photos. Much appreciated!
 
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