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New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« on: October 13, 2020, 08:21:03 am »
I'm now allowed to show it.
Stock coming end of this month.
The BM786 model will be exclusive to the EEVblog.
This is the US$150 class meter I've been talking about.
Supporters and those signed up to my newsletter will get first dibs.
Manual: https://www.eevblog.com/files/BM789-Manual-Original-Final.pdf
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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2020, 08:23:25 am »
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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2020, 08:56:33 am »
Final pricing available?
 

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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2020, 09:00:34 am »
I quick look in the manual shows that 786 is nearly the same 785, except it adds temperature.
The 789 model has a couple of functions more and higher bandwidth on AC volt.
 

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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2020, 10:32:37 am »
I quick look in the manual shows that 786 is nearly the same 785, except it adds temperature.
The 789 model has a couple of functions more and higher bandwidth on AC volt.

786 has nS + temp
 

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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2020, 10:50:53 am »
Congrats, the manual is very explanatory    :-+

Will the firmware evolve from this point   IE  add functions, or now it will be maintenance and bugs correction

Is there a big price jump between the 3 models

the 786 is 150$    the other 2 ??
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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2020, 11:09:01 am »
Nice :-DMM!
 

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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2020, 11:43:45 am »
Congrats, the manual is very explanatory    :-+
Will the firmware evolve from this point   IE  add functions, or now it will be maintenance and bugs correction

Just bug fixes if any, like the BM235 and all other Brymen meters.

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Is there a big price jump between the 3 models
the 786 is 150$    the other 2 ??

I don't know the FOB prices for the others as they can't sell it to me due to existing dealer arrangements. So they created the BM786 just for me.
Brymen are very strict on these dealer agreements, it's the reason I can't sell the BM869 and others.
 
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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2020, 12:56:35 am »
Congratulations on the release, Dave! That is a beautiful instrument that carries the pedigree of one of the greatest manufacturers these days.
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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2020, 01:17:42 am »
Congratulations to the new meter, Dave.  :-+

Were you involved in the development process somehow? Defining specs? Asked by Brymen for a "wishlist"?  :D

Welectron in Germany is selling the BM235 EEVBlog edition DMM. Will the new BM786 also be distributed for Germany / the EU by Welectron?

Btw, I love blue multimeters on my bench.  :-+  :D
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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2020, 01:34:37 am »
loll

I have the yellow ones, the red ones,  miss the blue and orange loll,  maybe some green tooo   :-DD
 

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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2020, 02:18:46 am »
Looks good :-DMM :-+
 

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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2020, 02:36:13 am »
Having both Brymen and EEVBlog branding is kind of silly, dont you guys think.  :-//
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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2020, 02:39:27 am »
Having both Brymen and EEVBlog branding is kind of silly, dont you guys think.  :-//

* BU508A is pointing Bud to the TEA thread...   :palm:  ::)   ;D
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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2020, 03:14:38 am »
Having both Brymen and EEVBlog branding is kind of silly, dont you guys think.  :-//
Not in the least.

Both brands have value - and both apply for this product.
 

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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2020, 05:01:48 am »
Your colleague asks you what multimeter you have. Your answer ?
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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2020, 05:26:32 am »
Having both Brymen and EEVBlog branding is kind of silly, dont you guys think.  :-//

* BU508A is pointing Bud to the TEA thread...   :palm:  ::)   ;D

Thanks but no thanks. That topic has become a cloaca with arrival of some new people some time back.
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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2020, 06:55:30 am »
Having both Brymen and EEVBlog branding is kind of silly, dont you guys think.  :-//

It's always been like that with the BM235.
I think there is some actual requirement for UL testing too, otherwise it has to get tested again for each brand.
 

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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2020, 06:58:41 am »
Were you involved in the development process somehow? Defining specs? Asked by Brymen for a "wishlist"?  :D

Not the actual specs, they approached me with the new series in which they are obviously targeting the Fluke 70 series with the overmoulded design.
But I did get the nS feature added on the BM786 and have got them to make a few firmware changes and bugs fixed based on my testing.
 
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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2020, 06:59:27 am »
Welectron in Germany is selling the BM235 EEVBlog edition DMM. Will the new BM786 also be distributed for Germany / the EU by Welectron?

If they ask for it, maybe.
This first batch is just for me though.
 
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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2020, 10:50:53 am »
Having both Brymen and EEVBlog branding is kind of silly, dont you guys think.  :-//


I dont find this silly at all,  i would be proud of it, Dave helped Brymen for this model, i find this rewarding,   if some company or brands would listen feedback more often, i think some product could greatly evolve.
 

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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #21 on: October 14, 2020, 11:04:04 am »
Having both Brymen and EEVBlog branding is kind of silly, dont you guys think.  :-//
Brymen is the manufacturer, EEVBlog is publicity stunt much like artist.. if you see a shirt with <Marylin Monroe> <or insert your favourite artist> picture on it and Lee Cooper name on the neck tag, will you buy it because of what? the picture? or the neck tag? the manufacturer will get the money, some percentage to sellers and probably royalty to the artist stunt, but since Marylin is currently integrating with hydrocarbon pool, royalty will not do any good to her.
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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #22 on: October 14, 2020, 11:16:48 am »
Having both Brymen and EEVBlog branding is kind of silly, dont you guys think.  :-//
Brymen is the manufacturer, EEVBlog is publicity stunt much like artist.. if you see a shirt with <Marylin Monroe> <or insert your favourite artist> picture on it and Lee Cooper name on the neck tag, will you buy it because of what? the picture? or the neck tag? the manufacturer will get the money, some percentage to sellers and probably royalty to the artist stunt, but since Marylin is currently integrating with hydrocarbon pool, royalty will not do any good to her.

I think important may be also  quick/trusted local support, low delivery cost/time and popularity. Unique product has usually unique quirks :) More folks will use it , less bugs will remain not solved.
Fortunately this is Brymen, but anyway I think they will first take care for their main product line than for niche product 'business is business'.

 

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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #23 on: October 14, 2020, 12:38:41 pm »
I think important may be also  quick/trusted local support, low delivery cost/time and popularity. Unique product has usually unique quirks :) More folks will use it , less bugs will remain not solved.
Fortunately this is Brymen, but anyway I think they will first take care for their main product line than for niche product 'business is business'.

Eer, this is their "main product line". It's their brand new design that will be sold by every dealer around the world.
That they changed the colour to blue and changed a couple of lines of code for a version for me makes no difference. All issues/bug fixes found on the others models automatically get fixed on my model, and vice-versa.
Note the model options on the PCB in the photo above, near the connectors, they allowed for the possibility of models 783 through 789.
FYI, virtually all of the issues, both hardware and software found on the BM235, were found by EEVblog users, not by people buying the identical Brymen branded BM235.
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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #24 on: October 14, 2020, 12:41:42 pm »
Really nice. I have some questions:
Does it work well with rechargeable AAA batteries?
Does it come with a Cal certificate?

It looks to have very useful features for this price, I think I want to buy a few of them for work.
 


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