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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #50 on: February 11, 2020, 04:04:09 pm »
IMHO tech specs aside, auto hold and auto min-max-avg are the features sorely missing on otherwise good sub-$150 meters.
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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #51 on: February 12, 2020, 02:58:35 am »
https://www.reichelt.nl/multimeter-digitaal-60000-counts-trms-bluetooth-peaktech-3442-p214834.html

Seems like everyone is doing Bluetooth now.
But that one is 0.9% DC. Horrible spec for a 50,000 count meter  :-//
I agree, it is hard to get an analog front end done right.

This is a CEM meter - not famous for their quality control and specs.
http://www.cem-instruments.com/en/Product/detail/id/1392

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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #52 on: February 12, 2020, 08:45:05 am »
IMHO tech specs aside, auto hold and auto min-max-avg are the features sorely missing on otherwise good sub-$150 meters.

This new one will have AutoHold  ;D
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And the usual auto min,max,avg
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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #53 on: February 17, 2020, 03:34:57 am »
Not being rude :   i think this thread kinda died ??

Lack of interest  of Dave leazy mode  loll

Is it an already built up meter or a new design ?? it's kinda confusing for me ?
 

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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #54 on: February 17, 2020, 03:46:22 am »
Not being rude :   i think this thread kinda died ??
Lack of interest  of Dave leazy mode  loll
Is it an already built up meter or a new design ?? it's kinda confusing for me ?

I have nothing to share, I don't have the meter yet, they delayed it a bit.
It is a new design that has not been released or announced yet, last I heard it was going through UL testing.
 

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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #55 on: February 18, 2020, 09:50:07 am »
I'll be getting a sample shipped end of next week  ;D
 
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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #56 on: February 20, 2020, 03:15:23 pm »
Would be nice to have a 60k count dmm, with bluetooth or wireless as an module option,  to reduce selling cost / price,  i need more digits but  "no needs  for external communication(s)"

And mostly a fast autoranging ....



Q: is this dmm a 121gw succesor ??

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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #57 on: February 21, 2020, 12:32:30 am »
Q: is this dmm a 121gw succesor ??

Nope. As I said, it's an "in-between" model.
 
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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #58 on: April 18, 2020, 06:24:49 pm »
Hello , any news ?
I think that DMM show by Joe at post 26 is the same with Mastech 8218
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32885850387.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.28e82f8baMNI9z&algo_pvid=62572b9d-28d2-432e-98b4-8409be7a9958&algo_expid=62572b9d-28d2-432e-98b4-8409be7a9958-5&btsid=0ab6fab215872338780124076e8e03&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_,searchweb201603_
It can be found now at around 140E on Aliexpress and was reviewed by MJLorton - . - 0,03% DCV basic accuracy claimed .
Look to hear news about the new DMM .
 

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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #59 on: April 20, 2020, 11:34:59 pm »
Hello , any news ?
I think that DMM show by Joe at post 26 is the same with Mastech 8218

Delayed due to the virus of course, but they have the sample and are going to send to me on the 27th April.
No it's not a Mastech.
 
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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #60 on: April 22, 2020, 08:14:17 am »
Delayed due to the virus of course, but they have the sample and are going to send to me on the 27th April.
Will there be a discussion about this new meter in the Supporters Lounge prior to a formal public announcement ?.   :-DMM ???

 

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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #61 on: April 22, 2020, 01:48:22 pm »
i want oooone  or 2 or 3  ...   i'm i need for new meters at my job. Maybe some new friends for my flukes 189 ?
 

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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #62 on: April 22, 2020, 01:50:18 pm »
Delayed due to the virus of course, but they have the sample and are going to send to me on the 27th April.
Will there be a discussion about this new meter in the Supporters Lounge prior to a formal public announcement ?.   :-DMM ???

Maybe when I get the thing.
 

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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #63 on: April 28, 2020, 07:11:26 am »
Got the final user manual, specs have changed a little bit on various things. It's interesting how you might initially target a particular spec, but after extensive testing determine what the real spec is finally going to be.
0.03%+2 DCV
0.075%+20 DCA
0.08%+4 Ohms

Unit is on the plane.
 
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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #64 on: April 28, 2020, 07:21:24 am »
No it's not a Mastech.

I bet Dave had a change of heart and it’s a Uni-T :-DD
 

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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #65 on: April 28, 2020, 11:38:00 am »
hurryyyy  loll
 

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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #66 on: April 28, 2020, 11:51:54 pm »
hurryyyy  loll

Even DHL are very slow these days, it hasn't left the country yet. So much for "Express".
 

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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #67 on: April 29, 2020, 01:00:32 am »
Same here in Canada  it's a mess, lots of delays  for many carriers, a one day express post took 1 week to arrive at destination loll

They send me Email delivery notices,  but its never right loll
 

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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #68 on: April 30, 2020, 08:14:15 am »
Got it!
First thing I noticed was how thin it was. I was expecting much thicker. They have done a novel convex arrangement on the case, I really like it!
Also an interesting new design battery compartment (3xAAA's)
Probably less than 1.5sec ohms ranging, quite fast.
Autohold works great, but has thei feature of flashing the digits. Not a bad idea I guess.
Great and fast continuity test and flashes the backlight.
Downsides:
- The fuses are inside the case (6 self tappers), no external access. Probably has to do with making the case thin. Kinda has an old Fluke 70's series vibe when you open it to replace the fuses.
- Jack alert doesn't work, but it's supposed to have it.

Has what looks like a firmware programming port inside the battery compartment.

I found a 6 pin SIP header footprint inside, maybe that's for the optional Bluetooth module, not sure.
 

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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #69 on: April 30, 2020, 08:21:42 am »
A photo ? ;D
 

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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #70 on: April 30, 2020, 08:22:36 am »
 

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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #71 on: April 30, 2020, 08:44:14 am »
Send it on to Joe, he'll soon tell you if it's any good.  :-DMM  :-BROKE
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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #72 on: April 30, 2020, 05:38:39 pm »
Got it!
First thing I noticed was how thin it was. I was expecting much thicker. They have done a novel convex arrangement on the case, I really like it!
Also an interesting new design battery compartment (3xAAA's)
Probably less than 1.5sec ohms ranging, quite fast.
Autohold works great, but has thei feature of flashing the digits. Not a bad idea I guess.
Great and fast continuity test and flashes the backlight.
Downsides:
- The fuses are inside the case (6 self tappers), no external access. Probably has to do with making the case thin. Kinda has an old Fluke 70's series vibe when you open it to replace the fuses.
- Jack alert doesn't work, but it's supposed to have it.

Has what looks like a firmware programming port inside the battery compartment.

I found a 6 pin SIP header footprint inside, maybe that's for the optional Bluetooth module, not sure.

Video coming soon?
 

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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #73 on: April 30, 2020, 11:32:08 pm »
Still no photo or even a mention of the brand.   It's sounding more and more like the 121GW deal.   Fool me once....
How electrically robust is your meter?? https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsK99WXk9VhcghnAauTBsbg
 

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Re: US$150 Class Multimeter
« Reply #74 on: April 30, 2020, 11:58:54 pm »
booked  :-DMM
 


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