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Extech EX570
« on: January 11, 2013, 09:07:23 pm »
Postman had a nice multimeter today for me, a Extech EX570 :D

I was looking for one of these a while now and finally found one for less than the half of its new price, it is a second hand but it was never unpackaged.

First thing I did was checking this page here: http://www.extech.com/instruments/recall2010.asp
This model was recalled in 2010, and I was not sure if it was a model with issues, actually it wouldn’t matter since I could send it to Extech and get a new one, but this model is a later one and it’s the updated version without problems.

Meter is quite nice but there are no reviews or videos on YT except a promotion video from Extech themselves. Since I am a Electrical engineer this meter fits my needs when I am doing some work for myself, specially Extech patented IR thermometer (in a mulitmeter) can be handy without using a thermal camera, it would take little bit longer to find a failure than a camera but it’s a lot cheaper option.


Meter has good specs, maybe I can video review it when I have some time (if people are interested in this meter):




The package:




UPDATE:
Speedtest vs Fluke 85 and Gossen Metrawatt 16s:



And the big family it joined in, I was going to post a updated picture in MM topic so I thought I wouldn’t hurt to post it here too:


« Last Edit: January 12, 2013, 02:47:45 pm by Spawn »
 

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Re: Welcome to the family: Extech EX570
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2013, 09:15:33 pm »
That is one big familly indeed :)
For sometime I considered that meter for myself, and only drawback was IIRC update speed of 2 readings/sec.

Do you find it slowish compared to Flukes and other faster meters?
 

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Re: Welcome to the family: Extech EX570
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2013, 10:10:53 pm »
Why are all your Flukes naked?
 

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Re: Welcome to the family: Extech EX570
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2013, 11:30:19 pm »
Do you find it slowish compared to Flukes and other faster meters?
Fluke 85’s are pretty fast, but I only powered up the Extech and didn’t test any further, I will get back on this one to you probably with a short video.


Why are all your Flukes naked?
I like sexy things being naked don’t you?
LOL just kidding, well I got them like that second hand, only two of my Fluke’s are new bought by me, those have a case, if I can find some rubber cases for right price for 85’s I will get it.

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Re: Welcome to the family: Extech EX570
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2013, 12:43:27 am »
That's some collection.
But we are all ExcavatorEE wanabe's!

Dave.
 

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Re: Welcome to the family: Extech EX570
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2013, 03:35:54 am »
Right...I want to be the first one to ask.



Do you really use all those meters...?
The fool generalizes the particular; the nerd particularizes the general; some do both; and the wise does neither.
 

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Re: Welcome to the family: Extech EX570
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2013, 05:15:56 am »
That's some collection.
But we are all ExcavatorEE wanabe's!

Dave.

Thanks Dave, its hard to catch up with ExcavatorEE ;D I am just a collecting for fun.

Right...I want to be the first one to ask.

Do you really use all those meters...?

I use the Fluke's mostly but I don’t understand why you ask to be honest, I am collecting them slowly isn’t that obvious?

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Extech EX570 speed test
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2013, 02:44:42 pm »
Do you find it slowish compared to Flukes and other faster meters?

Nermash as prommised below the speed test video, indeed it is not that fast in some modes and continuity test is a joke for this price range, I would expect faster continuity test even a Uni-T pocket mulitemeter is doing better, that one is not in de video btw.

I did the tests with a Fluke 85 and Gossen Metrawatt 16s, I could use the faster 23s but I wanted lower end good name to see what happens:

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Re: Extech EX570
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2013, 05:45:19 pm »
Let's see the insides!
 

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Re: Extech EX570
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2013, 06:29:10 pm »
Great, nothing beats a good comparison video ;) Thumbs up for the effort!  :-+
 

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Re: Extech EX570
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2013, 07:35:44 pm »
@Nermash, gald you liked it :)

@Lightages, I might take some pictures tonite when I come home.


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