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Old 28th February 2009, 01:29 AM   #1
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Default I found a very versatile DMM since mine went bad

Here are the specs
Mastech Multimeter Lux Humidity Sound Level dB Meter
DCV: 400m/4/40/400/1000V, +/- 0.7%
ACV: 400m/4/40/400 +/- 0.8% 750V, +/- 1.0%
DCA: 400/4m/40m/400m +/- 1.2% 4/10A, +/- 2.0%
ACA: 400/4m/40m/400m +/- 1.5 % 4/10A, +/- 3.0%
Resistance: 400/4K/40K/400K/4M +/- 1.2% 40M, +/- 2.0%
Capacitance: 40n/400n/4m/40m/100mF 3.0%
Frequency: 10/100/1K/10K/100KHz/200KHz 2.0%, >200KHz,reference only
Temperature: -20 - 1000 degrees C (01,800 degrees F ) +/- 3.0% (C/F selectable)
RH: 2095%, +/- 5.0%
Lux: 4,000/40,000 Lux, +/- 5.0%
Sount dB: 40 100dB, +/- 3.5% @ 94dB
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Continuity tester: Buzzer if resistance is less than 40 ohms
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Old 28th February 2009, 05:57 AM   #2
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You forgot to mention the price.

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Old 28th February 2009, 07:47 AM   #3
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Default OK Bob and here the Price is ? and the contestant that is nearest

79.95 at multimeter depot these are new and just came out and the winner is Me! I bought 1
I found it on ebay but you can still get it at multimeter depot on the internet
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Old 28th February 2009, 08:43 AM   #4
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for a multi-purpose meter it specs very well.
I am so glad the designer saw fit to omit transistor hFE. Forcing one to use a proper test.
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Old 28th February 2009, 08:57 AM   #5
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Default here is the mfg webpage

http://www.p-mastech.com/products/04_dm/ms8229.html
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Old 28th February 2009, 02:55 PM   #6
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http://www.amazon.com/Mastech-multim.../dp/B00064OZ1K
http://www.amazon.com/Mastech-Auto-R...68WR597Y0ANHZS
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Old 28th February 2009, 08:35 PM   #7
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Default this model replaces the ms8209 and on ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com/Mastech-Multimet...742.m153.l1262
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Old 28th February 2009, 10:50 PM   #8
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Default Protek 6300 - 3 3/4 Digit DMM with Luminance, Sound level and Relative Humidity

also very similar or exactly the same
http://www.protektest.com/Prodinfo.asp?prodid=6300
Mouser.com carries it MSRP $69 USD ie can be had for less
Harbor freight "had" a rebadged one a while back for around $39.
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Old 28th February 2009, 11:31 PM   #9
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I'm curious how sound level works?

Does it have a built-in microphone? Do you add your own external mic?

I also notice that the sound level frequency response is only 100hz to 8khz. That might be good for general sound levels, but not for detailed testing.

Is that limited by the internal mic and can it be improved by adding an extremal mic?

Still, it's a sweet meter for a very modest price.

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Old 1st March 2009, 09:40 AM   #10
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Default it has a microphone built into the bottom

There is a microphone, Light meter, temptature/ humidity I will bet some one around here will figure a way to tweek it to take a microphone sooner or later. That also bring up an interesting subject who can tell us how to make a califrated spl measuring microphone up 40khz that will work with it
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