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Weird new ANENG multimeters - "hybrid" design
« on: March 13, 2019, 12:46:37 am »
Looks like ANENG is about to release two new multimeters that have both auto and manual ranges on the dial.

There's the V7 which looks like this... it has manual ranging plus a single "Auto" setting that intelligently detects what you're measuring:




...and the V8 which looks like this - a lot of auto ranges in light blue and a selection of manual ranges for Volts/Ohms:


I like that it has separate range selection for diode/continuity/ohms/capacitance without having to turn the dial then press the range button to get where I want to go but it has the same inverse, battery gobbling display as the Q1 so that probably kills it for a lot of people (me included) unless they've sorted out the battery cutoff voltage. Who's going to be brave enough to find out? (and also if the bar graph is fake or not?)


There's a demo video here, it looks like the physical size won't disappoint anybody who's looking for a big meter:


Both of them are available for pre-order on banggood so it seems they aren't released yet. Price is about $35.

This page has more info and plenty of LOLs in the translation. It also has pics of the "safety tubes" (ie. fuses).

Quote: "Aerodynamic design, full gear anti-burn protection. Good stuff, don't fail!"  :popcorn:
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Re: Weird new ANENG multimeters - "hybrid" design
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2019, 02:57:46 am »
I dont see any problems with the full auto range,  I would say its a good added bonus function

Gossen Metrahit 28 and 29 have this function, i use it very often, works pretty fast.
 

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Re: Weird new ANENG multimeters - "hybrid" design
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2019, 08:11:53 am »
I dont see any problems with the full auto range,  I would say its a good added bonus function

Gossen Metrahit 28 and 29 have this function, i use it very often, works pretty fast.

ANENG makes a meter which is only automatic, no range selection at all:


It looks like it even has 1.5V/9V battery test in there. I worry about things like speed of continuity tester though.  :popcorn:

(on the new "hybrid" meters there's a manual selection for that range so I don't imagine it's a real problem)
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Re: Weird new ANENG multimeters - "hybrid" design
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2019, 09:02:39 am »
When I select the image for the V7 LCD model the price is $43.15 and the V8 is 51.78, so the difference is $8.63 AUD between the two models. For some users the dual display on the V8 could be handy and worth the eight bucks, certainly looking forward to somebody doing a side by side review on these.
 

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Re: Weird new ANENG multimeters - "hybrid" design
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2019, 10:28:04 am »

"Aerodynamic design, full gear anti-burn protection. Good stuff, don't fail!"

SOLD! I'll go the V8, good purr factor, safety tubes, 
and tow loads better uphill  :-+


I dunno guys, these wheel choc meters look a bit Mastech-y   :-//

FWIW, I have a couple of Mastechs, they get the job done  :clap:
 

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Re: Weird new ANENG multimeters - "hybrid" design
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2019, 08:21:11 pm »
White on yellow and white on cyan. Stealth lettering.  ;D
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Re: Weird new ANENG multimeters - "hybrid" design
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2019, 07:25:02 pm »
Looks like there is a shift on the design on some models, like the aneng M11:

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2047675.m570.l1313.TR11.TRC1.A0.H0.Xaneng+m11.TRS0&_nkw=aneng+m11&_sacat=0

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Re: Weird new ANENG multimeters - "hybrid" design
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2019, 07:58:08 pm »
Wow, no transistor gain tester! Must be good.  ;)
 
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Re: Weird new ANENG multimeters - "hybrid" design
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2019, 09:16:17 pm »
looks like the 8002 to me - with rounded buttons.
 

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Re: Weird new ANENG multimeters - "hybrid" design
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2019, 09:33:50 pm »
On the function side is similar to 8002. From inside, looks it has some sort of resettable fuse instead of tiny fuses. The display looks different by the pictures. , range switch also different. Size is about the same.
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Re: Weird new ANENG multimeters - "hybrid" design
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2019, 01:13:05 am »
From the photos, it looks like they can't decide if the meter will have temperature measuring capability or two off positions. ;D
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Re: Weird new ANENG multimeters - "hybrid" design
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2019, 10:29:24 am »
if by "self resetting fuse" they mean a polyfuse, those are far too slow for a meter.
not that they wouldnt use them anyway.
 

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Re: Weird new ANENG multimeters - "hybrid" design
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2019, 10:54:57 am »
if by "self resetting fuse" they mean a polyfuse, those are far too slow for a meter.
not that they wouldnt use them anyway.

I've got meters with polyfuses in them.  :)

Seems like an excellent idea if you're messing around with batteries and 5V USB powered circuits.
 

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Re: Weird new ANENG multimeters - "hybrid" design
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2019, 11:10:28 am »
Have a uni-t ut120c which has a polyfuse on the current side and according to the manual, it is rated for 600V max. I would not trust this for more than 12V although. don't now if the one used on the aneng M11 has rating on the manual.
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Re: Weird new ANENG multimeters - "hybrid" design
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2019, 12:07:45 pm »
Just bought a second V8. Currently on sale at Banggood 24% reduction.
 

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Re: Weird new ANENG multimeters - "hybrid" design
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2019, 03:32:14 pm »
Wow, no transistor gain tester! Must be good.  ;)
:-DD Holds true mostly, although my 'desk bitch', a well used Beckmann DM25xL, might take offense.
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Re: Weird new ANENG multimeters - "hybrid" design
« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2019, 07:25:41 pm »
it reminds almost a old mp3 player that mustool . I wonder if it is some kind of repurposed product :P
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Re: Weird new ANENG multimeters - "hybrid" design
« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2019, 02:18:38 am »
I wouldn't be surprised if the enclosure was originally used for an mp3 player. It reminds me of the low-bandwidth handheld scopes that already took advantage of them.
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Re: Weird new ANENG multimeters - "hybrid" design
« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2019, 09:13:47 am »
it's too big for an mp4 player,
it reminds me of a satnav used by hikers.
 

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Re: Weird new ANENG multimeters - "hybrid" design
« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2019, 11:44:06 am »
it's too big for an mp4 player,
it reminds me of a satnav used by hikers.

 
Maybe they plan to include one GPS module in the future and a solar panel :P
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Re: Weird new ANENG multimeters - "hybrid" design
« Reply #21 on: April 28, 2019, 04:41:02 pm »
solar panel wouldnt be a bad idea actually,
more sensible than the flashlight in some.
 

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Re: Weird new ANENG multimeters - "hybrid" design
« Reply #22 on: April 28, 2019, 06:02:27 pm »
Actually there is one pocket meter from hioki 3245-60 with solar pannel

https://www.calright.com/product/hioki-3245-60-solar-hitester-500v-ac-dc/

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Re: Weird new ANENG multimeters - "hybrid" design
« Reply #23 on: April 28, 2019, 08:02:12 pm »
Actually there is one pocket meter from hioki 3245-60 with solar pannel

https://www.calright.com/product/hioki-3245-60-solar-hitester-500v-ac-dc/

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Main Power Supply   Rechargeable lithium-ion battery powered by solar source: 8 hours of use available on 3 hours of charging at 50,000 lx
Secondary Power Supply   Coin type lithium battery (CR2032) × 1, Continuous use with secondary battery: 150 hours
 

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Re: Weird new ANENG multimeters - "hybrid" design
« Reply #24 on: April 28, 2019, 08:26:43 pm »
1000V and 60MOhm on this meter?
I cannot wait until they add the 200A range and the 100KV or the femtofarad range to it.
 
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