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Offline tom66

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You haven't seen a poor continuity range until you've seen this
« on: November 02, 2012, 11:18:21 pm »


Seriously, it sometimes locks up -- will continue beeping with probes open (or not beeping with probes shorted.) Plus the lag... I mean, why did they even bother?  :o
 

Offline Ed.Kloonk

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Re: You haven't seen a poor continuity range until you've seen this
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2012, 11:36:24 pm »
Dreadful.

 

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Re: You haven't seen a poor continuity range until you've seen this
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2012, 01:56:56 am »


Dave.
 

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Re: You haven't seen a poor continuity range until you've seen this
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2012, 02:29:19 am »
Terrible.... You see that bunch of zeros and think "Wow, that must be very accurate!".
 

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Re: You haven't seen a poor continuity range until you've seen this
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2012, 05:00:37 am »
I seldom use Continuity,even as a "buzzer" for checking cable connections,because some meters are quite happy to beep "OK" with up to 50 Ohms in a high resistance joint.

In any case,the lag would make it useless.

More importantly,what are the Resistance ranges like?
 

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Re: You haven't seen a poor continuity range until you've seen this
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2012, 05:15:50 am »
I seldom use Continuity,even as a "buzzer" for checking cable connections,because some meters are quite happy to beep "OK" with up to 50 Ohms in a high resistance joint.
The cheapies, like the Mastech 830, beep continuous for readings less than 1500 ohms (as per page 4).

http://www.mastech.com.cn/down/MAS830L%20MAS830.pdf
 

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Re: You haven't seen a poor continuity range until you've seen this
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2012, 05:54:48 am »
I have a competitor, a Voltstick. Continuity is defined as anything under 300k, and the voltage accuracy is done using the battery as a reference voltage. It has it's uses though, as it can tell if there is voltage present or not, just not accurately. It will measure between live and earth without tripping a RCD like the Steinel Hobbytest will, so still is around.
 

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Re: You haven't seen a poor continuity range until you've seen this
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2012, 11:21:48 am »
Terrible.... You see that bunch of zeros and think "Wow, that must be very accurate!".

It is actually reading in kohm...
 

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Re: You haven't seen a poor continuity range until you've seen this
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2012, 07:09:15 pm »
It's not a flaw.. didn't you read the marketing material that came with it?

"Featuring the new temporal displacement continuity tester which automatically adds a 1 second temporal displacement to the audio signal so as to ensure that even half-asleep technicians can use this bench meter after a hard night on the booze

This is the only meter in its class with such a feature -- buy now, stocks are limited!"
 

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Re: You haven't seen a poor continuity range until you've seen this
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2012, 08:40:38 pm »
It's not a bug ... It's a feature

 


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