[Blabber] Reccomendation Volt/Amp Meter

Guan Yang guan at yang.dk
Thu Aug 10 14:10:13 UTC 2017


I ordered the AN8008 on Amazon and received it in 3 weeks.

> On Aug 6, 2017, at 09:34, Isaac (.ike) Levy <ike at blackskyresearch.net> wrote:
> 
> 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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