Thanks for your continued patience, everyone. Following on from my little mishap in December, which has effectively prevented me from blogging or making YouTube videos from mid-December onward, I plan to start doing some blog writing with more detailed blogs and videos to follow perhaps in April/May when I’ll also have access to all my electronics gear following house moving. Our original plans which included spending the entire summer in Spain, came adrift mid-December.
For now I’m doing my best to respond to your emails and looking to doing some short equipment write-ups. I have some catching up to do on the writing front. At least now I have a computer with camera up and running.
Here is a start on some of the stuff that arrived for me while I was out of action.
UNI-T UT61E 4-digit True RMS Multimeter from Banggood
Being used to run-of-the-mill 3.5 digit multi-meters, the UNI-T UT61E 4 digit True RMS Multimeter represented a move upmarket for me and the unit I received came complete with optically isolated RS232 adaptor. A USB cable is, as an alternative, available as an option on all models in the range except UT61A. I should have thought about that but I didn’t.
- Operating temperature range is 0c to 40c with storage range claimed to be –10c to 50c. As well as the usual AC/DC voltage and current measurements with accuracy as high as 0.5%, resistance and diode testing, the UT61E tests capacitance as well as frequency and duty cycle.
The meter comes complete with mini-CD. I did not need to use this.
Measurements can be absolute or relative to readings stored earlier. The unit also has a HOLD button and a PEAK button.
The meter uses a single 9v battery. Banggood supply this and many other measuring instruments. https://goo.gl/c887zA