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The multimeter -- tool of many uses

Posted: Sat, 17 Oct 2015, 22:19
by weber
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That's right. That's my beloved Fluke 87 III being used to wedge a car-seat up! Image

This photo was taken when Coulomb and I were replacing a failed charger in one of the Blade Electrons owned by Bladecar.

The multimeter -- tool of many uses

Posted: Sat, 17 Oct 2015, 22:28
by Adverse Effects
HAHAHAHAHA

The multimeter -- tool of many uses

Posted: Sun, 18 Oct 2015, 17:56
by coulomb
Of course, it's well known that the iconic multimeter of a few decades ago, the venerable Avo 8, was so tough it was used as an aircraft wheel chock.

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Edit: I'm not saying I'm getting old, but when I was doing electrical engineering at the University of Queensland in the late 70's, they still had some Avo 8's around, and they were prized for their accuracy, and of course their ability to stand up to the rigours of student use. They also had some more modern multimeters, even a few digital ones, I think.

The multimeter -- tool of many uses

Posted: Sun, 18 Oct 2015, 22:04
by offgridQLD
Nice one.

After getting a little tired of lugging my HP bench meter around the place for trustworthy measurements. I finally gave in and got myself a 87V for portable accuracy. Should have done it years ago. Multiple crap meters sure add up in the end.

Just for your peace of mind Weber and Coulomb. My new 87v agrees to the last digit (Hi resolution mode) with the Hp bench meter. So I think it's safe to say both your meters were calibrated ok.

Things I have noticed about the 87v in comparison to all my other inexpensive meters. Consistency or more so how fast it locks in on a reading. My other meters would float around a lot on the last few digits befor finally settling.


It's the same with the Temperature measurements. It reacts to temperature change very fast. My other meters you would have to let them sit for a little befor taking a temp reading.


Kurt