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UNI-T UT61C Multimeter, Teardown and Review

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electronupdate:
A video on the UNI-T 61C.  Not what I was expecting.... it's very different than the 61E which was recently discussed in depth on this forum.   If you are looking for a lowest cost auto-ranging multimeter it was bit better than the Vichay VC99. 


shamanjoe:
Great teardown and review. The one thing that I thought funny though is the serial cable it comes with. At first I was going to say, "Why the heck would it come with that cable?!" but the more that I thought about it, the more I realised that if anybody else is like me, you've got several old computers that you've inherited for basic shop work, testing, etc, and most of those probably have serial ports. So either they were being cheap, or really smart in including it, lol.

bustedcap:
Great teardown.

That DMM Check board is a great idea, I have to get myself one.

Matje:

--- Quote from: electronupdate on March 13, 2013, 12:58:49 pm ---A video on the UNI-T 61C.  Not what I was expecting.... it's very different than the 61E which was recently discussed in depth on this forum.   If you are looking for a lowest cost auto-ranging multimeter it was bit better than the Vichay VC99. 



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BEWARE!

There are different versions of the DMMs in the UT61 series. It may depend on geographic (likely means legal...) region, I'm not certain about that.

My UT61C, aquired in Germany, does say "Fused 600Vmax", not "250V". And in fact it has way chunkier fuses inside, one marked "0.5A 600V" and one branded HOLLY that says 10A, 690V AC and something about 80kA on it, so this would seem substantially beefier (physically larger too) than in the review. No idea whether other things are different too, but I think that is unlikely.

It also came with USB instead of serial connection, although I have seen serial ones sold here too.

As far as I'm aware my UT61E also has better fuses than found elsewhere in the world, the big one is a Littelfuse in that case.

All these EU regulations may be good for something after all... ;-)

The good thing about the UT61C is the very low burden voltage in 2 of the current ranges.

Lightages:
Nice concise review. Too bad Uni-T won't take input protection seriously. It looks like a good general electronics meter and probably a good alternative to the UT61E if people want the extra features instead of the higher count.

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