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Offline mos6502

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Re: yes yet another hand held DMM thread. what one is better?
« Reply #25 on: May 28, 2016, 03:17:48 pm »
The earliest  version of the 77 was unfused on the 10A input.

Somewhere while still in "Series I" production, the fuse and holder were added.

I wince a bit whenever I see an unfused on on eBay.

Oh well. You have to remember those are from a time when doctors recommended to pick up smoking to help with digestion.
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Re: yes yet another hand held DMM thread. what one is better?
« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2016, 05:31:47 pm »
whelp i just ordered off that auction site a Klein Tools MM1000 for 18.39 buy it now price.  :-DMM
lets hope it works good.
 

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Re: yes yet another hand held DMM thread. what one is better?
« Reply #27 on: May 28, 2016, 06:57:22 pm »
whelp i just ordered off that auction site a Klein Tools MM1000 for 18.39 buy it now price.  :-DMM
lets hope it works good.
The MM1000 is similar to the UEI in Dave's $100 shootout.

It will be interesting to see how these two auctions end for the Amprobe meters. 1 cent bid with no minimum/reserve and 50 minutes left to go as of this post.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/edcarrawayjr/m.html

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Re: yes yet another hand held DMM thread. what one is better?
« Reply #28 on: May 28, 2016, 07:09:13 pm »
whelp i just ordered off that auction site a Klein Tools MM1000 for 18.39 buy it now price.  :-DMM
lets hope it works good.
The MM1000 is similar to the UEI in Dave's $100 shootout.

good too know

whelp i just ordered off that auction site a Klein Tools MM1000 for 18.39 buy it now price.  :-DMM
lets hope it works good.

It will be interesting to see how these two auctions end for the Amprobe meters. 1 cent bid with no minimum/reserve and 50 minutes left to go as of this post.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/edcarrawayjr/m.html

yeah it will be.
 

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Re: yes yet another hand held DMM thread. what one is better?
« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2016, 07:52:49 pm »
whelp i just ordered off that auction site a Klein Tools MM1000 for 18.39 buy it now price.  :-DMM
lets hope it works good.
The MM1000 is similar to the UEI in Dave's $100 shootout.

good too know

whelp i just ordered off that auction site a Klein Tools MM1000 for 18.39 buy it now price.  :-DMM
lets hope it works good.

It will be interesting to see how these two auctions end for the Amprobe meters. 1 cent bid with no minimum/reserve and 50 minutes left to go as of this post.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/edcarrawayjr/m.html

yeah it will be.
Amprobe - Compact Digital Multimeter 15XP-B
i bit the bullet and bought it for 5.50 :-DMM
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Re: yes yet another hand held DMM thread. what one is better?
« Reply #30 on: May 28, 2016, 09:14:47 pm »
Amprobe - Compact Digital Multimeter 15XP-B
i bit the bullet and bought it for 5.50 :-DMM
I got its predecessor called Meterman 15XP for 99 cents about 5 years ago off ebay.
 

Offline joeqsmith

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Re: yes yet another hand held DMM thread. what one is better?
« Reply #31 on: May 29, 2016, 12:51:49 am »
$5.50 US, that's cheap! Met your $35 max!

Amprobe - Compact Digital Multimeter 15XP-B
i bit the bullet and bought it for 5.50 :-DMM
How electrically robust is your meter?? https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsK99WXk9VhcghnAauTBsbg
 

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Re: yes yet another hand held DMM thread. what one is better?
« Reply #32 on: May 29, 2016, 01:13:50 am »
$5.50 US, that's cheap! Met your $35 max!

Amprobe - Compact Digital Multimeter 15XP-B
i bit the bullet and bought it for 5.50 :-DMM
whelp i went over  by 14 i had just bought 2 used mm1000 for 18.39 ea + free S&H and that new 15xp-b for 5.50 + 6.50 S&H
 

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Re: yes yet another hand held DMM thread. what one is better?
« Reply #33 on: May 29, 2016, 02:24:38 am »
Or....if it's really just once a year then get something cheap and take your chances. Triple check it's in the AC mode. Don't hold the meter in your hand, hold just the probes.

(hold both probes in the same hand if possible.

Remember to never do it alone (so the other person can call an ambulance).

Wear safety goggles, big gloves, rubber boots, a thick woolen coat... put a mattress on the floor behind you. Remember to record it all on youtube so we can laugh.

Most electricians I know (mind that mean age is 50) use cheapest clamp meter they could find at local hardware store and by some miracle are still alive and doing their job just fine. And before advent of DMMs they used lightbulb with two wires and they also weren't being electrocuted on a daily basis. Heck, I couldn't even kill a 2.5$ "QC PASSED" brand DMM with an insulation tester that goes to 1.5 kV, only injury was my hand being sore after rotating that stupid crank for too long. I don't know where does the assumption that every cheap meter blows after getting close to mains socket come from. Well, ohms range circuit on a cheapie won't probably be happy after getting 230 V to the test leads, but analog meters also die pretty horribly after trying to pull such a stunt and nobody considers them "unsafe".
 


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