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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #150 on: May 25, 2020, 12:41:12 pm »
Are you going to run it through the dial-grinding machine?

Not when there is only one in existence.
 

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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #151 on: June 08, 2020, 05:53:53 am »
The use and abuse of hot melt glue is something that bothers me

The first time I saw cable installation by hotsnoot I had a fit. Alarm company at my parents house, late 90s. Apparently, it was and probably is a thing in that business, unless they're completely over on the spreading-dung-in-the-ISM-band wireless now.

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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #152 on: June 08, 2020, 10:16:36 am »
The use and abuse of hot melt glue is something that bothers me

The first time I saw cable installation by hotsnoot I had a fit. Alarm company at my parents house, late 90s. Apparently, it was and probably is a thing in that business, unless they're completely over on the spreading-dung-in-the-ISM-band wireless now.
Wow, for cable installation is really cheap job. It gives massive headaches if you (the user) need to do any sort of maintenance on the wiring in the future.
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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #153 on: June 08, 2020, 05:07:28 pm »
The use and abuse of hot melt glue is something that bothers me

The first time I saw cable installation by hotsnoot I had a fit. Alarm company at my parents house, late 90s. Apparently, it was and probably is a thing in that business, unless they're completely over on the spreading-dung-in-the-ISM-band wireless now.
Wow, for cable installation is really cheap job. It gives massive headaches if you (the user) need to do any sort of maintenance on the wiring in the future.

Not to mention the fact that if the wire heats up due to a fault, the glue will melt and allow it flap freely in the breeze.

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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #154 on: June 08, 2020, 05:26:56 pm »
I am really wondering how the new multimeter will be able to fix all these hot melt glue issues  :-DD
 

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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #155 on: June 08, 2020, 06:06:37 pm »
I am really wondering how the new multimeter will be able to fix all these hot melt glue issues  :-DD

I guess we'll find out at some point.
 

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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #156 on: July 20, 2020, 11:04:39 am »
Just got the final FOB price for the new meter.
Yep, more than capable of selling it for under $150.
I've got to decide whether or not to include the magnetic hanger as standard though. It's 5.4% extra on the FOB price, which is not a no-brainer like the silicone leads.
Do people use these magnetic hangers?
Although this unit is technically more "electrical" oriented than the BM235 and 121GW, it's likely to be sold primarily for electronics work I suspect.
I'm more inclined to make the hanger optional.
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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #157 on: July 20, 2020, 01:25:00 pm »
¨I'm more inclined to make the hanger optional¨ +1 :-+
 

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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #158 on: July 20, 2020, 01:44:25 pm »
¨I'm more inclined to make the hanger optional¨ +1 :-+
Another +1 for this.
 

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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #159 on: July 20, 2020, 02:04:52 pm »
More electrically oriented than a meter with no-contact voltage and a phase rotation variant? The BM235 is pretty electrically oriented..
 

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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #160 on: July 20, 2020, 02:32:59 pm »
I personally like hangers and feel they would have saved me quite a few times, but don't use them as often simply because I couldn't be bothered to spend the extra money to buy the accessory.

The included hanger becomes about $7~8 FOB, thus it may give a bad impression if the overall price goes over $150 if bundled. On the other hand, hangers are more tightly coupled with the equipment (in contrast to leads or holsters, for example) and it may make business sense if it brings a sense of completeness to the product offer - nice probes, hanger, a nice holster... Bonus points for alligator clips, probe lights...  :-DD

Also, sometimes OEMs give extra perks (as price breaks) the more accessories you include, but you didn't allude to that. 

The hanger sold separately will surely be more expensive than $7~8, which will reduce the number of sold hangers and therefore it may not be advantageous to even carry them in your store (too much hassle, expensive international shipping, etc.).
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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #161 on: July 20, 2020, 03:23:43 pm »


Hanger = optional.
 

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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #162 on: July 20, 2020, 05:52:41 pm »
I have hanger for Brymen and used it once, to see how it works..
Many cabinets I work on are stainless steel  and non magnetic  :palm:
I would go with optional.
 

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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #163 on: July 20, 2020, 06:02:26 pm »
People who need hangers are going to buy Flukes.
 

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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #164 on: July 20, 2020, 06:09:01 pm »
People who need hangers are going to buy Flukes.

Or Megger, or Kewtech, or Fieldpiece, or some other industry-specific brand.
 

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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #165 on: July 21, 2020, 02:36:55 am »
More electrically oriented than a meter with no-contact voltage and a phase rotation variant? The BM235 is pretty electrically oriented..

True, but this one is high CAT rating and has AutoHold. And it's clearly designed to look like and compete against the Fluke 70 series (but with electronics capability)
 

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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #166 on: July 21, 2020, 02:40:34 am »
The included hanger becomes about $7~8 FOB, thus it may give a bad impression if the overall price goes over $150 if bundled. On the other hand, hangers are more tightly coupled with the equipment (in contrast to leads or holsters, for example) and it may make business sense if it brings a sense of completeness to the product offer - nice probes, hanger, a nice holster... Bonus points for alligator clips, probe lights...  :-DD

I don't have a case for this yet, my existing BM235/121GW doesn't fit. So yeah, kinda agree it has to be all or nothing.
 

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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #167 on: Today at 09:25:05 am »
It's getting closer.
The over-mold case compared to the BM235 holster.
 
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