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Richard Erlacher
03/27/12 20:52
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Denver, Co

#186925 - It's missing one thing ... for sure ...
Responding to: Jim Granville's previous message
Jim Granville said:
So just for fun, I popped over to ebay, and searched for [multimeter capacitance], and then sorted by Highest price first.

First one with a picture showing 5 full digits, is ~$100 UNI-T UT60H
It also does 4-20mA, you left off your list by accident ;)

I believe I saw one or more of those on eBay, though I've really got no use for current loop. some of those scope-meters in the $1500 range seem to meet most of my wish-list, though I really don't need it to be a 'scope.

DC Voltage 4V/40V/400V/1000V (0.1%+5)
AC Voltage 4V/40V/400V/750V (1%+4)
DC Current 400A/4000A/40mA/400mA/10A (0.5%+10)
AC Current 400A/4000A/40mA/400mA/10A (1.2%+4)
Resistance 400O/4kO/40kO/400kO/4MO/40MO (0.5%+10)
Capacitance 4nF/400nF/4F/40F/400F/4mF/40mF (1.5%+20)
Frequency 4kHz/40kHz/400kHz/4MHz/40MHz/400MHz (0.01%+3)
Fused 10A Range Y

Yes, it says 400MHz - do we believe that ?

I'd have to see the probes before I'd take a guess.

LSB is not so easy to nail down, but if we assume this
[39999 (on functions of DC Voltage, DC Current, Resistance, Capacitance, Frequency, EF Function and 4-20mA Loop)]

Suggests 0.1pF LSB on that 4nF range, and 10 miliohms LSB on that 400ohm range, and .01uA on that 400uA range.

Frequency LSB is a disappointing 0.1Hz; Properly done, frequency should simply give 4 1/2 digits. ie 49.99Hz for example.
Perhaps that is a chinglish/typo issue ?

So I dig some more,

the manual actually says
["40Hz, 400Hz, 4kHz, 40kHz, 400kHz, 4MHz, 40MHz and 400MHz."]
so that is a typo. 39.999Hz will display.

Only thing missing is a PC link ?
not that I'd need one ...

Edit: Turns out you can have that too, with a choice of precision/price.

and down to 0.025% DCV, .08% DCI, and 0.3% R

So, what's missing from your wish-list ?

Only serious omission is a manual written in proper English.

I recently bought a meat slicer ... one of the deli-size ones, from China, albeit a manual feed one, with which I'm quite pleased, except for the manual. I'm very tolerant of translation, having been a "Dolmetscher" for a number of years, myself. That was many decades back ... but I still tolerate someone's best work, so long as it's of some use, which this one wasn't. I had to ask my brother-in-law who is a retired butcher, how to take the blade out for cleaning. Everything else was quite apparent, aside from how to read the manual.


List of 11 messages in thread
Portable "multimeter" ??      Richard Erlacher      03/27/12 10:47      
   asking a lot      Andy Peters      03/27/12 11:28      
      I'm willing to compromise ... as always      Richard Erlacher      03/27/12 12:40      
         USB microscope or macro-capable web cam      Per Westermark      03/27/12 12:53      
            Let me ask you this ...      Richard Erlacher      03/27/12 20:42      
               Quotes - or start remembering your own posts      Per Westermark      03/28/12 05:19      
                  I still don't get it ...How would that help?      Richard Erlacher      03/28/12 08:56      
                     Size matters      Per Westermark      03/28/12 09:48      
                        I know about that, but it's not relevant.      Richard Erlacher      03/28/12 15:28      
   Interesting wish list        Jim Granville      03/27/12 15:08      
      It's missing one thing ... for sure ...      Richard Erlacher      03/27/12 20:52      

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