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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #175 on: December 02, 2020, 03:57:12 am »
The batteries are in a carrier that separates from the meter.  The three batteries are mounted side by side and the pack is perpendicular to the PCB.  The batteries themselves are located towards the very top most part of the meter.  The packs height sets the thickness of the meter.  It's well laid out, making use of every bit of space.   Using this technique while adding a fourth battery would make for a thicker or a taller meter.

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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #176 on: December 02, 2020, 10:36:55 am »
Really nice. I have some questions:
Does it work well with rechargeable AAA batteries?
Does it come with a Cal certificate?

It should work ok with rehcargables:
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/us$150-class-multimeter/msg3077681/#msg3077681
No cal certificate, just like other Brymens.
Well, 3.55V/3= 1.18V. That is around 50% DoD of a NiMH, so not perfect.
I guess we buy a pack of alkaline then.

Or use Ni-Zn cells?
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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #177 on: December 02, 2020, 11:25:27 am »
I guess we buy a pack of alkaline then.

...and let them leak!  :scared:

The real question should be "Does it work with Eneloops"?
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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #178 on: December 02, 2020, 05:54:38 pm »
I guess we buy a pack of alkaline then.

...and let them leak.

The real question should be "Does it work with Eneloops"?

Good point. I am moving all to rechargeable batteries , no 'Eneloop' means for me  'pass by /  not to  buy'
 
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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #179 on: December 03, 2020, 06:38:34 pm »
I guess we buy a pack of alkaline then.

...and let them leak.

The real question should be "Does it work with Eneloops"?

Good point. I am moving all to rechargeable batteries , no 'Eneloop' means for me  'pass by /  not to  buy'

Mi-MH is not the only rechargeable chemistry. Not buying something because it doesn't work with Eneloops is cutting off your nose to spite your face.

Ni-Zn have a nominal cell voltage of 1.6, though are 1.85-1.9 when freshly charged. I use them in my Fluke 289 with no ill effects.

Li-ion are an alternative also; you can get 1.5V AA cells, which have built in chargers, running of usb, or you can get AA sized cells with the usual 3.7V and use dummy AA's to match the voltage you want.

Personally I prefer the Ni-Zn as they are a variation on the existing and well understood nickel secondary cell. I'm still wary of using Li-ion in something I couldn't/wouldn't be happy to throw out of the window if things went wrong.
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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #180 on: December 26, 2020, 01:55:31 am »
Man this thread was hard to find.   

In any event is this meter still on as a coming new product.   It has been a few weeks and I've heard nothing.   

Maybe some of the other manufactures are getting jealous and are offering Dave new meters to plant the EEVBlog label on.  Yes wishful thinking but hey it is Christmas.
 

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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #181 on: December 26, 2020, 09:24:46 am »
Man this thread was hard to find.   
In any event is this meter still on as a coming new product.   It has been a few weeks and I've heard nothing.   

I just paid for my stock, so I guess it's coming shortly.


 
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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #182 on: December 26, 2020, 11:05:16 am »
Ahhhh....

Let us know when you have a price.
 
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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #183 on: December 26, 2020, 02:39:53 pm »
Man this thread was hard to find.   
In any event is this meter still on as a coming new product.   It has been a few weeks and I've heard nothing.   

I just paid for my stock, so I guess it's coming shortly.

So are taxes, I guess it will be RAMEN noodles all January.
 

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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #184 on: December 26, 2020, 05:04:17 pm »
Normally, when a new product comes out, I tend to give it some time while the company sorts out some kinks.   In this case, after spending a couple of months evaluating the meter and working with Brymen to make some improvements before its release, I'm looking forward to hearing what the first owners think of it.
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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #185 on: December 26, 2020, 09:26:03 pm »
Might be a bit off-topic, but which meter has the fasted continuity tester now? Is the BM786 in par with Fluke?
 

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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #186 on: December 26, 2020, 10:20:34 pm »
Might be a bit off-topic, but which meter has the fasted continuity tester now? Is the BM786 in par with Fluke?

Are all Fluke products the same?

With no other constraints, I think the UT90A may still be one of the fasted.   

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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #187 on: December 27, 2020, 12:14:10 pm »
BM780 Series - BM785 / BM789 leaflet

Prices in BIALL (excluding VAT)
  • BM785 - 529PLN (~116€)
  • BM789 - 699PLN (~154€)
  • BMH-02 (magnetic holder) - 35PLN (~8€)
So this prices seems to be slightly lower than in Welectron. This are list prices, retail prices may be even lower.
Both product are not available yet.
 

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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #188 on: December 29, 2020, 06:19:03 am »
Shipping around Dec 31st. That leaves very little time to get here, me to check things before I leave on the 8th Jan. But I should have them in hand before I leave at least.
Can probably take pre-orders in anticipation and then Suse my logistics person can ship them while I'm away.
 
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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #189 on: December 29, 2020, 06:22:58 am »
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Can probably take pre-orders in anticipation...
Right now ?!!
 

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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #190 on: December 29, 2020, 11:10:45 am »
Now shipping tomorrow, partial delivery though, supply issues.
 
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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #191 on: December 30, 2020, 10:13:27 am »
Cutting it fine, I'm away on the 8th
BTW, no more import custom delays and double handling now that I use my DHL account for all imports, way better.


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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #192 on: December 30, 2020, 11:14:46 am »
Any idea on which leads are going to be supplied with these meters ?   :-DMM

And will a case, crocodile clips or magnetic hanger also be available ?   :-DMM

 

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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #193 on: December 30, 2020, 12:01:27 pm »
Any idea on which leads are going to be supplied with these meters ?   :-DMM
And will a case, crocodile clips or magnetic hanger also be available ?   :-DMM

The Brymen silicone leads as per BM235.
No plans for the accesories at this stage.
 

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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #194 on: December 30, 2020, 05:49:03 pm »
Dave, I have two of your earlier DMMs, and enjoy using them. Do you think you'll qualify a capacitance/ESR meter at some point? Its another piece of kit that SME review would make me feel more confident in purchasing.
 

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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #195 on: December 31, 2020, 04:28:03 am »
Dave, I have two of your earlier DMMs, and enjoy using them. Do you think you'll qualify a capacitance/ESR meter at some point? Its another piece of kit that SME review would make me feel more confident in purchasing.

No major plans in that area.
If anyone knows of any decent test gear that isn't being marketing or distributed well, let me know though. I do want to expand the product portfolio.
 

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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #196 on: January 04, 2021, 03:24:48 am »
Soooo, any chance of putting in a pre-order? Also, is there a rough ETA for more 121GW stock?

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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #197 on: January 05, 2021, 01:26:02 am »
They arrived!



I guess they are version 5, they old prototype shows 1

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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #198 on: January 05, 2021, 02:05:51 am »
Looks like you have all the latest updates.  Five was the last firmware version I tested.   We covered a lot of ground in the last few months. I certainly didn't treat it with kid gloves during that time.    Take out for a spin and let us know what you think of it. 
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Re: New EEVblog BM786 Multimeter
« Reply #199 on: January 05, 2021, 02:06:50 am »
They arrived!

Do these meters come with bullshit or no-bullshit packaging ?   ???
 


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