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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #250 on: September 07, 2020, 03:13:46 am »
Flashing the screen AND beeping would be very valuable.

The meter has a very bright backlight visual flashing. Have not tried it outside, but very bright in the lab.
 
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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #251 on: September 07, 2020, 07:40:59 am »
Flashing the screen AND beeping would be very valuable.

The meter has a very bright backlight visual flashing. Have not tried it outside, but very bright in the lab.

I've always wanted a LED on the probe for continuity.
 

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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #252 on: September 07, 2020, 04:53:16 pm »
Flashing the screen AND beeping would be very valuable.

The meter has a very bright backlight visual flashing. Have not tried it outside, but very bright in the lab.

I've always wanted a LED on the probe for continuity.

This is one idea I've never thought about and is intriguing.    I can't imagine dong this with out a multiwire probe lead though.   
 

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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #253 on: September 11, 2020, 04:15:42 am »
Damnit I need to pay better attention... I literally just bought a used Brymen 859 (I already have an 857 that's bumped my 87 off the bench)

I surely would have waited for Dave's new offering had I noticed this thread earlier.  Grhhrhgh!!
 

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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #254 on: September 11, 2020, 10:22:19 am »
 :-DD  im still waiting for it ... but ive bought an very clean Amprobe AM-140 for a ridiculous price,     while waiting  :-DD
 

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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #255 on: September 11, 2020, 04:32:39 pm »
ha, coromonadalix i've seen a couple go pretty cheap on fleabay, maybe one was you!  i guess we can always make room for just one more ;)

It seems wizard69 suggested flashing the backlight with continuity - and maybe Dave confirmed it does this?  I'd love that... when I don't want to disturb anybody with constant continuity beeping I use an 8060a that flashes a solid bar on the lcd (with the beep disabled)... but a flashing backlight would be so much easier
 

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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #256 on: September 11, 2020, 05:44:36 pm »
Well a flashing display would be annoying for me  lolll

The important thing its to have some option(s) and have the possibility to put them off

To have a constant backlighting would be nice ...  and a constant power on with no timer would be nice too, and even adding a battery pack or having an external dc plug option would be terrific  like my gossens 28 29
 

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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #257 on: September 11, 2020, 05:47:31 pm »
https://www.amazon.com/EEVblog-BM235-Brymen-Multimeter/dp/B01JZ1ADCO#descriptionAndDetails

I saw the listing on amazon. Looking at the description I noted this:

NOTE: No printed user manual is supplied, download the latest manual from www.eevblog.com/bm235

That link takes you here:
https://www.eevblog.com/product/bm235-case/

Just to let you know.
 

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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #258 on: September 11, 2020, 06:19:05 pm »
Just checked out the BM-235 manual... I guess the feature I'm talking about is Brymen's "BeepLit".  It would be nice if you could enable just the beeper, just the flashing, or both.  I also have a Brymen 257 (similar to Dave's 235) but it doesn't have "BeepLit" :(
 

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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #259 on: September 11, 2020, 10:17:26 pm »
Just checked out the BM-235 manual... I guess the feature I'm talking about is Brymen's "BeepLit".  It would be nice if you could enable just the beeper, just the flashing, or both.  I also have a Brymen 257 (similar to Dave's 235) but it doesn't have "BeepLit" :(

Yes, the 235 is a newer design to the 257 and was the first one AFAIK to have visual continuity. I think all subsequent meter have it, as does this new one.
 
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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #260 on: September 11, 2020, 10:18:14 pm »
https://www.amazon.com/EEVblog-BM235-Brymen-Multimeter/dp/B01JZ1ADCO#descriptionAndDetails

I saw the listing on amazon. Looking at the description I noted this:

NOTE: No printed user manual is supplied, download the latest manual from www.eevblog.com/bm235

That link takes you here:
https://www.eevblog.com/product/bm235-case/

That's, yeah, something happened the website. Need to fix that.
 

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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #261 on: September 21, 2020, 09:44:43 pm »
Dave, it's been ten long lousy days... toss us a scrap!  maybe another tantalizing photo??  (of the meter, of course)
 

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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #262 on: September 22, 2020, 12:28:06 am »
Dave, it's been ten long lousy days... toss us a scrap!  maybe another tantalizing photo??  (of the meter, of course)

No update.
Just got word of a new design differential probe is finished if that gets you excited...
 

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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #263 on: September 22, 2020, 01:30:20 am »
I suppose that will have to do!
 

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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #264 on: September 22, 2020, 02:27:59 am »
I suppose that will have to do!

Well, it's a potential new probe design to replace my HVP70 probe with the same performance at a cheaper price point.
 
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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #265 on: October 13, 2020, 02:31:10 am »
Got word that I'll be getting a shipment by the end of october. Waiting for word if I can release a photo and details.
 
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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #266 on: October 13, 2020, 10:52:32 am »
 
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