[Blabber] Reccomendation Volt/Amp Meter

Isaac (.ike) Levy ike at blackskyresearch.net
Sun Aug 6 13:34:10 UTC 2017


Yay!  Perfect, thanks!!!!

After the EEVblog videos, I had set to order the $25 model he first
reviewed, warts and all- but hit a snag: shipping from Amazon could be
no faster than 4-6 weeks away (assuming China).  Since my little meter
got stolen, I want to get back to work faster than that!!!

So, not only does this Fluke 23 match my massive 25 year old fluke big
meter, but, Ebay got me shipping delivery by Wednsday - luck!

So thanks to you folks for the notes- for the videos so I learn enough
to make a good decision, and for the ebay/fluke 23 nod!

Best,
.ike




On 08/05/2017 21:49, Max Nager wrote:
> You can find a Fluke 23 on EBay for around 50 bucks. Definitely worth it
> for the price in my opinion.
> 
> On Aug 5, 2017, at 6:58 PM, Guan Yang <guan at yang.dk
> <mailto:guan at yang.dk>> wrote:
> 
>> Another recommendation, if you're looking for more of an
>> "electrician's" meter, is Fluke 101. It is 600 V Cat III rated. Yes,
>> others are advertised that way, but this is Fluke.
>>
>> They pull it off at that price by omitting current measurement.
>>
>> On Aug 5, 2017, at 18:45, Isaac (.ike) Levy <ike at blackskyresearch.net
>> <mailto:ike at blackskyresearch.net>> wrote:
>>
>>> Yeah, this EEVblog guy is totally awesome!
>>>
>>> I'm now watching another of his Multimeter Shootout episodes, and I'm
>>> learning *a lot*,
>>>
>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gh1n_ELmpFI
>>>
>>> Best,
>>> .ike
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> On Aug 5, 2017, at 6:35 PM, Peter S. Shenkin <shenkin at gmail.com
>>>> <mailto:shenkin at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I'm not in the market but the presenter was such a riot I watched
>>>> till the end. :-)
>>>>
>>>> -P.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> -P.
>>>>
>>>> On Sat, Aug 5, 2017 at 6:01 PM, Isaac (.ike) Levy
>>>> <ike at blackskyresearch.net <mailto:ike at blackskyresearch.net>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>     Thanks!!!  You just made my day, watching this now :)
>>>>
>>>>     Even if I don't get that exact model he's reviewing, he's
>>>>     breaking down the features for someone like me, (I am not an EE
>>>>     pro).
>>>>
>>>>     Best,
>>>>     .ike
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>     On Aug 5, 2017, at 5:53 PM, Guan Yang <guan at yang.dk
>>>>>     <mailto:guan at yang.dk>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>     Dave Jones recently had a nice review of a cheap Chinese one
>>>>>     that has good low ranges and is better than he expected (and he
>>>>>     has a long-standing bias against cheap meters):
>>>>>
>>>>>     https://youtu.be/xdGQEVdxmQQ
>>>>>
>>>>>     On Aug 5, 2017, at 17:35, Isaac (.ike) Levy
>>>>>     <ike at blackskyresearch.net <mailto:ike at blackskyresearch.net>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>>     Hi All,
>>>>>>
>>>>>>     I'm a lurker on list from Brooklyn- thought someone here may
>>>>>>     have good advice/opinions to share.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>     I recently had my old multimeter stolen, and I'm looking to
>>>>>>     replace it.  Wow they are cheap nowadays, and also have
>>>>>>     dizzying array of features I'd never thought of (guess I'm old).
>>>>>>
>>>>>>     Does anyone have any good recommendations for multimeters?  My
>>>>>>     typical use below:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>     - small stuff, mostly DC 1v-3.3v-5v etc... hacking on
>>>>>>     pcengines/beaglebone/pi kinds of gpio fun (I have an
>>>>>>     indestructible old fluke for high voltage AC stuff.)
>>>>>>     - volts, amps, ohms- I prefer simpler tools with few bells and
>>>>>>     whistles.
>>>>>>     - "hobbyist grade" pricing I guess, I don't use this every
>>>>>>     day- but I don't want a junk tool either (who does :)  I
>>>>>>     guess, the sort of tool one would get if they were being
>>>>>>     serious in an electronics 101 class at a hackerspace?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>     Any thoughts or recommendations welcome, even if it deviates
>>>>>>     from my stated needs!
>>>>>>
>>>>>>     Best,
>>>>>>     .ike
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
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