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Siglent SDM3045X - Enough is enough
« on: December 31, 2021, 12:10:45 pm »

I was going to add a reply to a current thread  about the 3045X but I was thinking maybe  because I present a new question at the end, I should start a new thread.  I trust the sysops will keep me right.

I have tried very hard to like my  new Siglent 3045X Bench Multimeter - it is built into a proper steel case, beautiful LCD but it more or less stops there for me.  It is indeed a first for me I am going to sell a piece of gear that is less than 6 months old and I will take the hit on cost. :(

For the record, the relay activation when measuring above 2V is so damn annoying. It occurs whether in Manual or Auto.  - its not the noise , its the delay every single time you apply the probe to a point to be measured.  OK, so the first thing I do at switch-on is set it to manual 60V which covers most of my bench work and gets rid of the annoying click. But what a PITA. I thought I was getting a nice multimeter experience but I can't see the low contrast blue on grey writing as used by the shift key, the thing clicks like crazy and the menu system is somewhat convoluted for me. Why can't you have a setting that allows it to restart in the same config as when you turned it off ?  The SDS2000X Plus and the SVA3021X do this.  Presumably the B-team were set to work on the cheaper bench meter. 

What made me realise I was flogging a dead horse is that I usually switch on my trusty old cheap chinese VC8145 which apart from the flimsy case and the rather old hat (but gorgeously large and clear) display seems better in so many ways.  Assuming  the Siglent is accurate and within spec, then the VC8145 is too - they are extremely close on all ranges.   Not much point in having the Siglent if it is the VC8145 that  I instinctively choose for each session.

But I won't be defeated, for my retirement hobby and the occasional piece of work that still comes my way I like the idea of a good bench meter that is readable, has a screen like the Siglent, easy to use, doesn't click every time you make a measurement, switches on quickly, remembers the last settings and doesn't move around the bench when you press buttons.   A test intrument that  makes me feel happy to use, like my new SVA3021X and SDS2000X plus which are just great.

Any suggestions as to where I go once the 3045X has gone to a new owner. Apart from staying with the VC8145 which ticks many of those boxes (when glued to the shelf that is...  ;)


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Re: Siglent SDM3045X - Enough is enough
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2021, 01:25:46 pm »
You probably want to look at Keysight or Tektronix (Keithley) for a decent DMM. But it is going to cost you... Do you really need it? I have a Keysight 34461A 6.5 digit DMM but I only use it when I need to measure something really accurate; it has been bought for a specific project. My daily driver DMM is a VC8145 as well (for the last 10 years).
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Re: Siglent SDM3045X - Enough is enough
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2021, 02:07:57 pm »
Sounds like an excellent excuse for watching ebay for a broken 6.5 digit in need of some repair.
Keithley 2000 pop up quite cheap now and again, unofficial schematic is available, as is much experience from knowledgable folks here.
And you can fit a 20 channel scan card to it if you want to.
 

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Re: Siglent SDM3045X - Enough is enough
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2021, 03:45:38 pm »

I was going to add a reply to a current thread  about the 3045X but I was thinking maybe  because I present a new question at the end, I should start a new thread.  I trust the sysops will keep me right.

I have tried very hard to like my  new Siglent 3045X Bench Multimeter - it is built into a proper steel case, beautiful LCD but it more or less stops there for me.  It is indeed a first for me I am going to sell a piece of gear that is less than 6 months old and I will take the hit on cost. :(

For the record, the relay activation when measuring above 2V is so damn annoying. It occurs whether in Manual or Auto.  - its not the noise , its the delay every single time you apply the probe to a point to be measured.  OK, so the first thing I do at switch-on is set it to manual 60V which covers most of my bench work and gets rid of the annoying click. But what a PITA. I thought I was getting a nice multimeter experience but I can't see the low contrast blue on grey writing as used by the shift key, the thing clicks like crazy and the menu system is somewhat convoluted for me. Why can't you have a setting that allows it to restart in the same config as when you turned it off ?  The SDS2000X Plus and the SVA3021X do this.  Presumably the B-team were set to work on the cheaper bench meter. 

What made me realise I was flogging a dead horse is that I usually switch on my trusty old cheap chinese VC8145 which apart from the flimsy case and the rather old hat (but gorgeously large and clear) display seems better in so many ways.  Assuming  the Siglent is accurate and within spec, then the VC8145 is too - they are extremely close on all ranges.   Not much point in having the Siglent if it is the VC8145 that  I instinctively choose for each session.

But I won't be defeated, for my retirement hobby and the occasional piece of work that still comes my way I like the idea of a good bench meter that is readable, has a screen like the Siglent, easy to use, doesn't click every time you make a measurement, switches on quickly, remembers the last settings and doesn't move around the bench when you press buttons.   A test intrument that  makes me feel happy to use, like my new SVA3021X and SDS2000X plus which are just great.

Any suggestions as to where I go once the 3045X has gone to a new owner. Apart from staying with the VC8145 which ticks many of those boxes (when glued to the shelf that is...  ;)


Cheers

Eloso
I've always wondered this about 3045X.....
There is no such model for the Chinese market but instead a 5.5 digit SDM3055X-E, that doesn't have the different measurement ranges to the other models a 3045X does.  :-//
Therefore I've always thought these might be candidates for hacks to SDM3055 which do have a 2V range.  :-/O

Does SDM3045X HW = SDM3055X-E HW ? I think it might.

Calling tv84.........  :-/O
Who's game to try ?
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Re: Siglent SDM3045X - Enough is enough
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2021, 04:07:03 pm »
Called me? I still have 2021 time to break something...
 
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Re: Siglent SDM3045X - Enough is enough
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2021, 06:29:58 pm »
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Re: Siglent SDM3045X - Enough is enough
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2021, 06:34:17 pm »
tautech,

You want someone to try crossflashing the SDM3055X-E_2.01.01.12 FW in a SDM3045X, right?
 

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Re: Siglent SDM3045X - Enough is enough
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2021, 07:18:45 pm »
tautech,

You want someone to try crossflashing the SDM3055X-E_2.01.01.12 FW in a SDM3045X, right?
It's my suspicion it could be done.  >:D

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Re: Siglent SDM3045X - Enough is enough
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2021, 07:36:15 pm »
It's my suspicion it could be done.  >:D

OK, in that case, patch the original SDM3055X-E_2.01.01.12.ADS with the following 16 bytes.

Then it's ready to flash in a SDM3045X.  As always, do it at your own risk.
 
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Re: Siglent SDM3045X - Enough is enough
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2021, 07:40:12 pm »
 :popcorn:
A 3.5 digit 4.5 digit 5 digit 5.5 digit 6.5 digit 7.5 digit DMM is good enough for most people.
 

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Re: Siglent SDM3045X - Enough is enough
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2021, 07:51:13 pm »
It's my suspicion it could be done.  >:D

OK, in that case, patch the original SDM3055X-E_2.01.01.12.ADS with the following 16 bytes.

Then it's ready to flash in a SDM3045X.  As always, do it at your own risk.
:-+
Great, will try tonight.....things to do today.
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Re: Siglent SDM3045X - Enough is enough
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2022, 11:34:57 pm »
So ... did you try?
 

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Re: Siglent SDM3045X - Enough is enough
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2022, 03:19:57 am »
So ... did you try?
No as we have an impending sale on our last one.

Still it's something I'd like to try when we have the chance.
PM me if you like.
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Re: Siglent SDM3045X - Enough is enough
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2022, 06:15:49 pm »
It's my suspicion it could be done.  >:D

OK, in that case, patch the original SDM3055X-E_2.01.01.12.ADS with the following 16 bytes.

Then it's ready to flash in a SDM3045X.  As always, do it at your own risk.
Since Tautech assured me that there were ways to undo this (in the case of bricking my unit), I tried it for me and for you folks: it works without problems. My SDM3045x became a SDM3055x.
Beside the extra digit and different ranges (now 200mV / 2V etc. instead of 600mV / 6V etc.) I did not recognize any other differences at the first glance.
Though my SDM3045x is silent, as it comes without a fan. I am wondering if I should add one now, as the SDM3055 does have one afaik.
 
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Re: Siglent SDM3045X - Enough is enough
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2022, 06:19:38 pm »
I tried it for me and for you folks: it works without problems. My SDM3045x became a SDM3055x.

Post an image, please.
 
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Re: Siglent SDM3045X - Enough is enough
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2022, 06:36:43 pm »
It's my suspicion it could be done.  >:D

OK, in that case, patch the original SDM3055X-E_2.01.01.12.ADS with the following 16 bytes.

Then it's ready to flash in a SDM3045X.  As always, do it at your own risk.
Since Tautech assured me that there were ways to undo this (in the case of bricking my unit), I tried it for me and for you folks: it works without problems. My SDM3045x became a SDM3055x.
Beside the extra digit and different ranges (now 200mV / 2V etc. instead of 600mV / 6V etc.) I did not recognize any other differences at the first glance.
Though my SDM3045x is silent, as it comes without a fan. I am wondering if I should add one now, as the SDM3055 does have one afaik.
SDM3055X-E is the model it should be now, NOT SDM3055 !
Re the fan, at this time we do not know if the China only X-E model sports a fan. Only measurement stability checks can indicate if it might need one.
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Re: Siglent SDM3045X - Enough is enough
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2022, 07:47:46 pm »
To those that might also be inspired to flash their 3045X...
Do at your own risk....

3045X don't have a precision divider and instead use SMD components to substitute the Caddock divider used in 3055 and 3065X therefore a flashed 3045X can never be a 3055 but instead the China only model SDM3055X-E.

Pics of the internal differences can be found linked in the POI list in the opening post here:
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Re: Siglent SDM3045X - Enough is enough
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2022, 07:56:29 pm »
As there are some HW differences, one should check the lower ranges, if they actually work correctly. A point that may fail could be the input impedance at around 2 V.  A possible way to look at this would be to watch a low leakage 10 nF or so capacitor charge or discharge from some +-2 V. The input current will show as drift rate, that can be measured with the meter itself.
 

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Re: Siglent SDM3045X - Enough is enough
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2022, 10:11:36 pm »
I tried it for me and for you folks: it works without problems. My SDM3045x became a SDM3055x.

Post an image, please.
OK here are pictures. Keep in mind, I have not tested the unit yet, just made the conversion and looked through the menus.
 
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Re: Siglent SDM3045X - Enough is enough
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2022, 11:03:28 pm »
I tried it for me and for you folks: it works without problems. My SDM3045x became a SDM3055x.

Post an image, please.
OK here are pictures. Keep in mind, I have not tested the unit yet, just made the conversion and looked through the menus.
Oh, that's interesting as it still reports it's a 3045X.  :-// Maybe tv84 can have a deeper look into the FW ?
Yet you got the extra digit and the 2V range.  :)

Press the Range button so we can see the selection of ranges now available.
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Re: Siglent SDM3045X - Enough is enough
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2022, 12:00:57 am »
Press the Range button so we can see the selection of ranges now available.
Sure: 200mV - 1000V
 
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Re: Siglent SDM3045X - Enough is enough
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2022, 09:39:09 am »
Oh, that's interesting as it still reports it's a 3045X.  :-// Maybe tv84 can have a deeper look into the FW ?

Sure, it needs the .cfg of a true X-E. (remember the post I wrote about Performa01's SDS2504X+ designation...)

Can anybody access one? I haven't checked if it's in the FW package.
 
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Re: Siglent SDM3045X - Enough is enough
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2022, 09:47:12 am »
Can anybody access one? I haven't checked if it's in the FW package.
Nothing here amongst my goodies.   :(
See what you can manage to conjure up tv84.  :popcorn:
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Re: Siglent SDM3045X - Enough is enough
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2022, 09:50:59 am »
See what you can manage to conjure up tv84.  :popcorn:

AFAIR, show me the contents of the NSP_system_info.xml file.
 


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