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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #100 on: November 01, 2020, 03:41:56 am »
nope  Dave said it wont have this option

if i recall something wasn't working properly ??
 

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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #101 on: November 01, 2020, 08:54:14 am »
I am curious if this meter will have any PC link/datalogging capabilities. Based on the manual and PCB pictures, I'm guessing that it will not.

It was supposed to have a Bluetooth model option, but there is now no ETA on that. It has an internal connector for it, but the proto I had did not have any activity on the pins. Haven't checked the final model yet.
 
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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #102 on: November 01, 2020, 10:02:57 am »
I am curious if this meter will have any PC link/datalogging capabilities. Based on the manual and PCB pictures, I'm guessing that it will not.

It was supposed to have a Bluetooth model option, but there is now no ETA on that. It has an internal connector for it, but the proto I had did not have any activity on the pins. Haven't checked the final model yet.

If it does end up with a BT module, it would be nice if it is not the low power version.

Battery life is not really an issue these days, given things are usually designed to run on NiMH cells, and the low power BT on the 121GW has proved to be troublesome in some circumstances, judging by the discussion thread.

I already have a few logging meters, but it never hurts to have another...
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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #103 on: November 01, 2020, 10:17:42 am »
Can we expect it to be available in Europe? Looking for a new multimeter, but buying it from outside Europe is going to cost alot on customs.
 

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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #104 on: November 01, 2020, 10:27:26 am »
Can we expect it to be available in Europe? Looking for a new multimeter, but buying it from outside Europe is going to cost alot on customs.

Sparky Labs and Welectron will carry it.
 
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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #105 on: November 01, 2020, 10:36:27 am »
Perfect, can't wait to get one. Cheers.
 

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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #106 on: November 02, 2020, 03:13:39 am »
How can we buy the BM786 in Canada?  Will it be on amazon.ca?

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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #107 on: November 02, 2020, 03:47:19 am »
How can we buy the BM786 in Canada?  Will it be on amazon.ca?

Eventually, yes. Will be on my website first though, still waiting for ETA. End of October promised has come and gone.
 

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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #108 on: November 02, 2020, 07:14:27 am »
Have you emailed them about the bill for your first order yet?
 

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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #109 on: November 02, 2020, 09:54:04 am »
What's the Brymen top high-end DMM now?  BM869s (2011) or BM789 (2020)?
 

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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #110 on: November 02, 2020, 10:09:34 am »
What's the Brymen top high-end DMM now?  BM869s (2011) or BM789 (2020)?

What do you mean? For electrician that works on 3 phase systems, one with measurements for that would be top.

If you mean best DC specs and longest scale, than BM869S and BM859S are best still...
You must study datasheets closely, for some ranges BM859S is slightly better than BM869S...

Also, ask yourself how old is Fluke 87 or 287....
BM869S is a few years old version of BM869 (without S)...

It's a multimeter, nothing new there, electrons didn't change lately...

 
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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #111 on: November 02, 2020, 10:33:35 am »
What's the Brymen top high-end DMM now?  BM869s (2011) or BM789 (2020)?

The BM869s.

500,000 counts in a dual display, CAT IV 1000V meter. What more could you ask for in a handheld?

PS: The 's' version indicates an upgrade over the original.
 
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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #112 on: November 02, 2020, 10:45:17 am »
What's the Brymen top high-end DMM now?  BM869s (2011) or BM789 (2020)?

The BM869S
 
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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #113 on: November 02, 2020, 10:50:11 am »
The BM869s.
500,000 counts in a dual display, CAT IV 1000V meter. What more could you ask for in a handheld?

Depends on your needs. Basic stuff like AutoHold maybe? BeepLit continuity? EF tester? All standard on the new BM780 series.
Smaller and lighter perhaps?
For almost all people, the difference between CAT IV 1000V and CAT IV 600V spec is negligible.
 
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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #114 on: November 02, 2020, 10:51:31 am »
What's the Brymen top high-end DMM now?  BM869s (2011) or BM789 (2020)?

What do you mean? For electrician that works on 3 phase systems, one with measurements for that would be top.

If you mean best DC specs and longest scale, than BM869S and BM859S are best still...

The lower cost BM786 beats the BM869 on Dc current spec BTW.
 
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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #115 on: November 02, 2020, 11:56:31 am »
What more could you ask for in a handheld?
Smaller and lighter perhaps?

OK, that...  :)
 

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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #116 on: November 03, 2020, 02:00:53 am »
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We found few unpredictable problems during BM786 first production lot. Our RDs & production are working on solving them and should be able to fix them shortly. I hope BM786 would be able to be ready for shipment by Nov 15. Will keep you updated.
 
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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #117 on: November 12, 2020, 03:33:40 pm »
I like options like AutoHold, BeepLit continuity, V LoZ, V higher diode. Although I can live without them. I am more concerned about its reliability and that its problems are solved. This model had problems with auto-range, had problems with voltage when raising the frequency and also when measuring voltage in square wave when its frequency was varied. I don't know if all this has been solved today.
 

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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #119 on: November 13, 2020, 02:51:22 am »
Update: The Nov 15th shipping date has slipped with no new ETA, they are still working on issues.
 
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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #120 on: November 13, 2020, 03:06:09 am »
Update: The Nov 15th shipping date has slipped with no new ETA, they are still working on issues.

Given their meters are typically not field updatable, this is A Good Thing.  :-+
 

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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #121 on: November 13, 2020, 11:30:10 am »
Has youth problems. But when it matures and they fix their problems ... if they get the reliability of a BM869, the 7-series will be a great meter.
 

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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #122 on: November 13, 2020, 12:17:53 pm »
Has youth problems. But when it matures and they fix their problems ... if they get the reliability of a BM869, the 7-series will be a great meter.

I would wait year at least , if no desperate need.
 

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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #124 on: November 16, 2020, 07:43:33 am »
https://www.welectron.com/Brymen-BM789-Multimeter
https://www.welectron.com/Brymen-BM786-Multimeter-EEVBlog-Edition
https://www.welectron.com/Brymen-BM785-Multimeter
At those prices, no offence to Dave, I'd be sticking with a red one.

I have no control over what Welectron sell it for.
To be fair, my commission from them on the BM786 would likely be worth more than the FOB price difference between the BM789 on which they would pay no commission.
I can sell it for well under US$150 direct on my store. It will be US$175 on Amazon.
Sparky Labs might be able to sell it cheaper than Welectron for those in the EU, but we'll see.
 


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