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    #46
    Originally posted by Shonky View Post
    I'm going to buy a couple of BM869S for work but they are $300-400 meters.
    Hey mate, did you end up trying these and what did you think? I'm eyeballing a BM859S / BM867S for myself (non-tradie and don't muck around with much AC of course) and it looks like the BM867S can be delivered approx $215AU from a few of the EU distributors (ex-VAT and +GST if customs pick it up). Seems to be pick of the bunch for my use in the $150-300ish range.

    Comparing the two it looks like the 859S is an updated version of the 869S without the dual display (and maybe slightly less protected?), otherwise not a lot between them besides 20 euros. I can imagine dual display could be really handy when diagnosing temp vs impedance or opening of relays etc. Hmm, can't complain with either I'm sure.
    Last edited by Lonx; 13-11-19, 08:42 AM.
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      #47
      Originally posted by Lonx View Post

      Hey mate, did you end up trying these and what did you think? I'm eyeballing a BM859S / BM867S for myself (non-tradie and don't muck around with much AC of course) and it looks like the BM867S can be delivered approx $215AU from a few of the EU distributors (ex-VAT and +GST if customs pick it up). Seems to be pick of the bunch for my use in the $150-300ish range.

      Comparing the two it looks like the 859S is an updated version of the 869S without the dual display (and maybe slightly less protected?), otherwise not a lot between them besides 20 euros. I can imagine dual display could be really handy when diagnosing temp vs impedance or opening of relays etc. Hmm, can't complain with either I'm sure.
      Hey, no not yet unfortunately. We're pretty small and money is a bit tight. They are still the ones I'll buy though. I have an older Brymen high end model that's copped a fair beating and still going strong.

      859S is CAT IV 600V (but says 1000V CAT III on the front) vs 1000V Cat IV for the 869S but either is fine for anything LV (i.e. 240V and lower) IMO. Also only 8kV impulse vs 12kV impulse which is one of the 869S strengths (see the joe smith YouTube channel). Actually the 859S looks almost identical to my old one in shape buttons etc, except a different colour. So I would't say it's an updated one necessarily. I don't use the dual display on my old one much but it's more limited in terms of what you can display.

      $215 for an 867S seems like a pretty good deal to me. Will they actually remove the VAT? You should be right to dodge GST. Best price I found was TME - their online store is terrible though. Where did you get the $215 price? TME has the 859S at 202 *USD* which is about $300 AUD before shipping. For $20 USD though I'd get the 869S all day over the 859S if you were looking at the more expensive ones.

      Also not sure if you know but Brymen are Taiwanese trying quite hard to look European (and doing fairly well at it).

      I think any of the three would be fine. They are a fairly well regarded "cheap" brand. I use multimeters frequently enough that I appreciate good ones. Fluke is definitely the benchmark, but bangs for your buck is hard to beat the Brymen.

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        #48
        Anyone used one of the Autel PS100s? Seems like a reasonable base like the Power Probe, but without the Snapon costs.
        Chris
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          #49
          Originally posted by takai View Post
          Anyone used one of the Autel PS100s? Seems like a reasonable base like the Power Probe, but without the Snapon costs.
          Looks reasonable for ~$100. Autel make pretty good stuff.

          That said I would usually just turn to a multimeter. I like the mini oscilloscope thing this has though.

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            #50
            Originally posted by Shonky View Post

            Looks reasonable for ~$100. Autel make pretty good stuff.

            That said I would usually just turn to a multimeter. I like the mini oscilloscope thing this has though.
            I like the thought of being able to use it as a circuit tester as well. Plus the super long lead.
            Chris
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              #51
              Originally posted by takai View Post
              I like the thought of being able to use it as a circuit tester as well. Plus the super long lead.
              It's almost impulse buy at $110 on AliExpress which is the cheapest I found. Do you have any cheaper pricing?

              There's heaps of similar ones on AE some looking almost identical. KZYEE KM10 is one in particular.
              Last edited by Shonky; 10-06-21, 11:23 AM.

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                #52
                Originally posted by Shonky View Post

                It's almost impulse buy at $110 on AliExpress which is the cheapest I found. Do you have any cheaper pricing?

                There's heaps of similar ones on AE some looking almost identical. KZYEE KM10 is one in particular.
                I have been looking at this one on eBay which looks identical. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/273965219359

                Will pull the trigger and then write a review on it.
                Chris
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                  #53
                  Originally posted by takai View Post

                  I have been looking at this one on eBay which looks identical. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/273965219359

                  Will pull the trigger and then write a review on it.
                  The Autel one seems to have a circuit breaker reset switch on the side, presumably for protection if you try to inject 12V into a grounded wire. Most of the others don't seem to have the button. And then the other ones seem to have a diode check. I could give that a miss and use a multimeter for that.
                  Last edited by Shonky; 10-06-21, 11:29 AM.

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                    #54
                    Originally posted by Shonky View Post

                    The Autel one seems to have a circuit breaker reset switch on the side, presumably for protection if you try to inject 12V into a grounded wire. Most of the others don't seem to have the button. And then the other ones seem to have a diode check. I could give that a miss and use a multimeter for that.
                    Yeah, the diode check is a weird one. Im happy to give the cheapy a go and tear it down to see what is inside.
                    Chris
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                    I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself. - D.H.Lawrence

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                      #55
                      I have a power probe and its a handy thing (when i remember to use it!)

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                        #56
                        Originally posted by Shonky View Post

                        The Autel one seems to have a circuit breaker reset switch on the side, presumably for protection if you try to inject 12V into a grounded wire. Most of the others don't seem to have the button. And then the other ones seem to have a diode check. I could give that a miss and use a multimeter for that.
                        I've only tested voltage with the lead plugged into the current socket a few times, but I can see the breaker being a fantastic feature. I've put cheapo voltage meters into a few cheap test lights which is pretty useful (more useful than a test light) and have been looking now and then at bits to make a homebrew power probe for a while, but don't really need one so it's moving very slowly.

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