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My meter was so old that it predates the rubberised case. The problem was damage to the case around the display, so the display would not keep in contact with the conductive rubber strip that connects the segments
I bought a Scopemeter, and soon sold it again.I can't think of another product I have more brand loyalty to. IMO, if the measurements you're taking matter at all, you should be using a Fluke*. If you can't afford a new one, don't be afraid to buy used. Any 20 y/o used Fluke (that works) is likely more accurate and will last longer than a new China meter.
*Caveat: do not buy the Fluke Scopemeter. At least not with your own money. It's a buggy turd.
That works from DC up to a few 100s of kHz - and that’s probably being a bit generous. Common mode voltage will eat you alive beyond that. Need either isolated probes or isolated scope at that point.I haven't see a scope without at least two channels, "add" and an "invert" feature in years. O-scope use refresher to explain why "isolated scope" is not necessary...
Youtubers get sent them by manufacturers for reviews and such in the hope one/some get pride of place on the bench to be seen by all in subsequent videos.How did Jones get so much test equipment ?
To make those he sells look better.Why Jones slams the low price equipment ?
Yep, we all don't need the highest quality measurements. If you ever get the chance to visit a Cal lab you'd be shocked at the value of their gear and the standards they have to keep it all in spec.Partly it is our obsession for validating uncertainty but it is our cheap that prevents us from buying Keithley or HP.
Just keep looking at the Brymen and the specs and you will eventually see Jones squeeky rant about saving a bucks over Fluke.
As an Aussie Jonesy is pushing the Crocodile Dundee image....call that a knife....this is a knife !His pirate knife opening another Lecroy scope.
High bit fast sampling IC's are still expensive and equipment that uses them are still above the affordability of the larger market sectors therefore many manufacturers use oversampling to get similar results.He knows the psychology but What we wanted to do is move to 16 bit resolution so in the process more plastic lunch box scopes with thin cracker fpga very very slowly approaching 12 bit. Mostly because wasting money on fancy garbage.
I still have a Fluke 97 scopemeter for the same reason. Also have several Fluke multimeters that are decades old and still work and take a calibration. I can't say that for some others I've had - and discarded.I use my Fluke Scopemeter when I need an isolated scope.
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