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Offline Testing123

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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #150 on: April 16, 2017, 06:41:17 am »
Any word on a time frame for availability?

Thanks...
 

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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #151 on: April 16, 2017, 09:46:07 am »
It's days away!!!

My guess is somewhere between 102 and 103 days.    ;D
 
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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #152 on: April 16, 2017, 12:36:51 pm »
Looks really good. Can't wait for it. :) Just curious will it be able to measure power in W?

No. VA only.
 

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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #153 on: April 18, 2017, 01:43:42 am »
I'm really itching to buy a quality multimeter and waiting for the kickstarter.
Can we throw our money at you yet, Dave? :D
Nothing is true (as far as measurements go)
and everything is permitted (as long as you are ok with magic smoke escaping)
 

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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #154 on: April 18, 2017, 03:34:42 am »
You can always throw your money at Dave ..... but not just yet for the new meter.

I made a point of talking to Dave at the recent meet-up about making sure we know when that time comes - and he assured me he will be making an announcement.
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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #155 on: April 19, 2017, 10:51:43 pm »
It's days away!!!

My guess is somewhere between 102 and 103 days.    ;D

Hmm... so that's 3.33 months to 2.73 years.

Gee, I hope it's not the latter...  :-DMM
 

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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #156 on: April 19, 2017, 11:34:33 pm »

Hmm... so that's 3.33 months to 2.73 years.

Gee, I hope it's not the latter...  :-DMM

If you need to satisfy your DMM dependency quickly, you can order the EEVblog Brymen BM235 from amazon.com. Then, later, when you get the 121GW model, you will have a color matching pair.

 :)
 

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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #157 on: April 25, 2017, 02:23:51 pm »
If you need to satisfy your DMM dependency quickly, you can order the EEVblog Brymen BM235 from amazon.com.

Been there, done that.   :-+

Then, later, when you get the 121GW model, you will have a color matching pair.
 :)

Looking forward to that!  :-+ :-+
 

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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #158 on: April 26, 2017, 11:05:17 am »
For me :  ditch the mv selection,  and add a new function  loll

I'm in need of a meter who has one range of function in dc volts, i measure lots of dc voltages, had to swith a lot between millivolts and volts,  i have 2 worn up Fluke 83v  loll   they began to have some dial selector issues ...
sometimes they go beeping without notice ???


Would have been nice  to push the envelope to 80000 count  with an fs9704b chipset ??

keep up the good work dave
 

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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #159 on: April 26, 2017, 06:52:36 pm »
i have 2 worn up Fluke 83v  loll   they began to have some dial selector issues ...
See Modemhead's 83 III repair blog regarding rotary switch

http://mrmodemhead.com/blog/fluke-83-iii-rotary-switch/
 

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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #160 on: April 28, 2017, 02:08:28 am »
Is the multimeter to be IEC 61010 Cat. III approved? I remember from the Mooshimeter project, it took a very long time to pass approvals.
And there were many surprises. I have done designs for 61010 product approvals and it is a lot of work.
 

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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #161 on: April 28, 2017, 03:07:44 am »
Is the multimeter to be IEC 61010 Cat. III approved? I remember from the Mooshimeter project, it took a very long time to pass approvals.
And there were many surprises. I have done designs for 61010 product approvals and it is a lot of work.

Yes, by Intertek, and it does take a long time, many months.
Have already hit one hurdle, the testing house came back with an issue on the current protection or something, I don't know details. But nothing was said about delays.
 

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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #162 on: April 28, 2017, 04:50:33 am »

Hmm... so that's 3.33 months to 2.73 years.

Gee, I hope it's not the latter...  :-DMM

If you need to satisfy your DMM dependency quickly, you can order the EEVblog Brymen BM235 from amazon.com. Then, later, when you get the 121GW model, you will have a color matching pair.

 :)

Not sure about .com but Amazon.ca ran out of the BM235 earlier this month. :(

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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #163 on: April 28, 2017, 10:50:54 am »
Not sure about .com but Amazon.ca ran out of the BM235 earlier this month. :(

I don't really have enough to re-stock Amazon at this time.
I may run out completely before new stock arrives  :scared:
(stock is 2 months lead time from order)
 

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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #164 on: April 28, 2017, 06:16:31 pm »
Not sure about .com but Amazon.ca ran out of the BM235 earlier this month. :(

I don't really have enough to re-stock Amazon at this time.
I may run out completely before new stock arrives  :scared:
(stock is 2 months lead time from order)

I had finally justified the expense and poof, all gone! I shall patiently await their future restocking.

I would order directly through the EEVblog store but then I would have to pay duty (which I can't actually find an answer as to how much it would be) and the $10 duty processing fee. :(



I also eagerly await more details about the 121GW! Are you still planning a kickstarter for it? If so it'll be the first one I will actually have to back!


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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #165 on: April 29, 2017, 07:38:46 pm »
@retiredcaps  thks,  wasn't aware of this ...
 

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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #166 on: May 09, 2017, 02:01:20 am »
Not sure about .com but Amazon.ca ran out of the BM235 earlier this month. :(

I observed this as well. Finally decided to replace my $15 meter, and the next day amazon.ca was sold out. But at this point I didn't want to wait so I bought one from ebay.ca. One of the best things I've ever bought.
 

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Re: New EEVBlog-Branded Multimeter Coming?
« Reply #167 on: May 12, 2017, 09:06:25 pm »


I had finally justified the expense and poof, all gone! I shall patiently await their future restocking.

I would order directly through the EEVblog store but then I would have to pay duty (which I can't actually find an answer as to how much it would be) and the $10 duty processing fee. :(


I ordered mine directly from Dave before he put them on Amazon.  It came via DHL, and the total duty + brokerage due was C$34.46.
 

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121GW
« Reply #168 on: May 30, 2017, 06:07:49 am »
Does anyone know anything about the backlight of the 121GW? As far as the Brymen 829s is concerned the backlight goes off much too fast and you cannot change the timing, such as with a Fluke (113-117, 177-179, etc...) and their PowerUp-Feature for continous backlight. Therefore you cannot use it in a proper way under difficult light conditions. As a bench DMM it is fine but not my favourite.

At least the rotary switch seems to be improved. The rotary knob of my Brymen is the worst I have ever used. Much too small and hard to turn. I keep my fingers crossed, that Brymen will take this version of the 121GW for any new model...provided that it is really better. I hope that it is at least comparable with the 87V whch also has no depth for your fingertips. However, in this case it is negligible as you can use your bended forefinger together with your thumb.

By the way: Looking at the photos of Brymen's updated HP, I am not impressed by the way they manufactured the input receptacles - no DMM has all of them centered...   :(
 

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Re: 121GW
« Reply #169 on: May 30, 2017, 06:25:31 am »
Does anyone know anything about the backlight of the 121GW? As far as the Brymen 829s is concerned the backlight goes off much too fast and you cannot change the timing, such as with a Fluke (113-117, 177-179, etc...) and their PowerUp-Feature for continous backlight. Therefore you cannot use it in a proper way under difficult light conditions. As a bench DMM it is fine but not my favourite.

At least the rotary switch seems to be improved. The rotary knob of my Brymen is the worst I have ever used. Much too small and hard to turn. I keep my fingers crossed, that Brymen will take this version of the 121GW for any new model...provided that it is really better. I hope that it is at least comparable with the 87V whch also has no depth for your fingertips. However, in this case it is negligible as you can use your bended forefinger together with your thumb.

By the way: Looking at the photos of Brymen's updated HP, I am not impressed by the way they manufactured the input receptacles - no DMM has all of them centered...   :(

121GW is not manufactured by brymen...
 

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Re: 121GW
« Reply #170 on: May 30, 2017, 06:32:43 am »
121GW is not manufactured by brymen...

It is "Made in Korea".
So, who could it be, then? Samsung?

And I can hear suspicious noises behind the curtains ....  ;D
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Re: 121GW
« Reply #171 on: May 30, 2017, 06:37:41 am »
121GW is not manufactured by brymen...

It is "Made in Korea".
So, who could it be, then? Samsung?

And I can hear suspicious noises behind the curtains ....  ;D

"Finest Test Instruments" Korea... and IMO on par with the likes of CEM.

Brymen is a Taiwanese company.
 

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Re: 121GW
« Reply #172 on: May 30, 2017, 06:59:02 am »
121GW is not manufactured by brymen...

It is "Made in Korea".
So, who could it be, then? Samsung?

And I can hear suspicious noises behind the curtains ....  ;D

He gives it away in the latest video. It's UEI.
 

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Re: 121GW
« Reply #173 on: May 30, 2017, 07:04:11 am »
121GW is not manufactured by brymen...

It is "Made in Korea".
So, who could it be, then? Samsung?

And I can hear suspicious noises behind the curtains ....  ;D

He gives it away in the latest video. It's UEI.

UEI doesn't make meters, their OEM is FINEST TEST INSTRUMENTS in Korea, as is the case with many of the Klein multimeters, i.e. Klein MM6000 etc...

 

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Re: 121GW
« Reply #174 on: May 30, 2017, 07:16:23 am »
UEI doesn't make meters, their OEM is FINEST TEST INSTRUMENTS in Korea, as is the case with many of the Klein multimeters, i.e. Klein MM6000 etc...

I was just going by what Dave said in the video. From UEI's website:

"We design, manufacture, market, service and support portable test equipment that every day enables thousands of professionals to do their jobs around the world.

We have 2 primary manufacturing hubs - Kane International in the UK and UEi (Asia). In the US and Canada, our products are sold under the UEi brand and under multiple private labels.

UEi operates from Portland, OR and Vancouver BC with a service and distribution center in Indianapolis, IN. "

So it appears design is US/Canada based but manufacture in Korea. 

It would be sort of like saying Keysight doesn't make meters since they are manufactured in Malaysia.
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