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Offline iceteavanill

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New eevblog multimeter?
« on: August 12, 2020, 05:22:19 pm »
From the EEVblog #1328 -> 3:28 I saw a 121GW Multimeter. Or at least I thought it was one until I took a closer look. Is it already announced or is something else known about that meter. I Marked all the differences I could spot in the Image below.
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Re: New eevblog multimeter?
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2020, 01:09:59 am »
Wow, that's a nice find!  It sure does appear to be a whole new design.   
How electrically robust is your meter?? https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsK99WXk9VhcghnAauTBsbg
 

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Re: New eevblog multimeter?
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2020, 01:14:39 am »
Ok Dave, tell us a story...
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Re: New eevblog multimeter?
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2020, 02:40:18 am »
Dave has been working on a $150 DMM. I thought the case looks a little different but this may be it. Autohold was definitely mentioned.
 

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Re: New eevblog multimeter?
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2020, 04:06:45 am »
Ok Dave, tell us a story...

Fiction or non-fiction?
 

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Re: New eevblog multimeter?
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2020, 04:07:47 am »
I'll vote for non-fiction....  :D
 

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Re: New eevblog multimeter?
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2020, 04:09:26 am »
Dave has been working on a $150 DMM. I thought the case looks a little different but this may be it.

It does
 

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Re: New eevblog multimeter?
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2020, 04:15:26 am »
You're enjoying the tease, aren't you?    :box:
 
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Re: New eevblog multimeter?
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2020, 09:19:01 am »
You're enjoying the tease, aren't you?    :box:

I have no idea what you are talking about.
 
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Re: New eevblog multimeter?
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2020, 09:27:29 am »
Are we gonna have to wait until 2022 for this one or is it gonna be released soon? As much as I have seen I would definitely buy that one, rather than the 121 GW.
 

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Re: New eevblog multimeter?
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2020, 11:52:17 am »
Are we gonna have to wait until 2022 for this one or is it gonna be released soon? As much as I have seen I would definitely buy that one, rather than the 121 GW.

What do you dislike at the 121 GW?
I have bought one via Kickstarter and I like it. Beside my EEVBlog BM235 it is the DMM which I'm using most on my bench.

Ok, there is one thing I really do not like at the 121 GW and that's the display. Compared with the BM235 it is blurring.
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Re: New eevblog multimeter?
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2020, 02:09:52 pm »
I wonder if that meter (was it talked about in the Supporters Section? I would assume so), sparked that recent discussion about the actual differences of CAT III and CAT IV ratings.

Also, i can somewhat understand that people will want to abstain from buiyng the 121GW at the moment, now that a new one is apparently in the works. This one looks essentially the same, has better security ratings, and one would assume similar performance ratings.
And since the history of the 121GW appeared somewhat "shaky", i can understand the wish to wait for an improved "Mark II" of the 121GW. Assuming similar or better performance, of course.

And, at least on the first glance, that meter looks almost exactly like the 121GW.
Looking closer though, shows that it is likely longer, there is more space between the two rows of buttons, between the buttons and the selection switch, and between the switch and the probe connectors. Additional space required for CAT IV? Also more space at the top, for the non contact tester.

Regarding the second picture: The blue one is very likely the BM235. At least i can't find a contradiction, compared to mine.
Don't original Bymens have a red holster? So a new, Brymen made, follow up on the BM235? But i can't find a model that would fit the silouette, since it is clearly visible in the picture that the plastic area is wider down next to the contacts and maybe also in the display area. So actually something new?

Great tease  :-+
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Re: New eevblog multimeter?
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2020, 04:01:15 pm »
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What do you dislike at the 121 GW?
There is nothing really that I would dislike. I just saw the new meter and the updated specs and the thinner case which I would prefer. Also for some stuff I do I need a meter with CAT4 rating(or at least I should use one).
 

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Re: New eevblog multimeter?
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2020, 04:01:44 pm »
And since the history of the 121GW appeared somewhat "shaky", i can understand the wish to wait for an improved "Mark II" of the 121GW.

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Re: New eevblog multimeter?
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2020, 06:30:28 pm »
You're enjoying the tease, aren't you?    :box:

I have no idea what you are talking about.

to quote short round "you cheat, you cheat Dr Jones, you" have new meter
 

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Re: New eevblog multimeter?
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2020, 08:09:31 pm »
It seems it will have some magic "digital energy" inside.
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Re: New eevblog multimeter?
« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2020, 11:54:21 pm »
follow up on the BM235?

Nope. There is no follow up to the BM235 in the works.
 

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Re: New eevblog multimeter?
« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2020, 12:07:36 am »
Damn   could it be the 150$  meter ???    niice  if it is ?   drooolll

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Re: New eevblog multimeter?
« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2020, 12:28:52 am »
Damn   could it be the 150$  meter ???

Nope.
 

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Re: New eevblog multimeter?
« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2020, 12:59:56 am »
$100 meter....    >:D  :-DMM
 

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Re: New eevblog multimeter?
« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2020, 03:39:58 am »
From the carefully placed piece of tape, this is clearly a teaser.

Dual display makes an appearance at 7:04.

Display speed has improved, but at the expense of the bar graph.  Hopefully it can be fixed or give the user some options?

The red paint was smudged, not blurred in post?

Separate ACV/DCV positions are nice; the frequency position seems sparse.


 

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Re: New eevblog multimeter?
« Reply #21 on: August 14, 2020, 06:55:30 am »
As Dave said  :   Nope  ??
 

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Re: New eevblog multimeter?
« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2020, 06:56:24 am »
will the display be better readable than on the 121GW?
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Re: New eevblog multimeter?
« Reply #23 on: August 14, 2020, 07:34:40 am »
will the display be better readable than on the 121GW?

I'd say yes. Digits are slightly thicker, slightly different reflective look and contrast.
 
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Re: New eevblog multimeter?
« Reply #24 on: August 14, 2020, 07:59:01 am »
Wow, that's a nice find!  It sure does appear to be a whole new design.
This looks like Dave did it intentionaly, otherwise model name wold not be masked. Anyway after all this horrible errors with 121GW I will not touch it until it will get stamp 'Approved by Joe' . I cannot get why some users are happy if multimeter have problem with current and voltage measerment, and why to trust that one will do any better?
 


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