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Supply house gave me a Chinese multi-meter. Good thing it was free!!
You have to appreciate the directions:

5. Maintenance
5.1 Battery Replacement
5.1.1 If the sign 'LO BAT' appears on the LCD display, it indicates that the battery should be replaced
5.1.2 Loosen the screw fixing the battery cover and remove it
5.1.3 Replace the exhausted battery with a new one
5.2.1 Fuse rarely need replacement and blow almost always as a result of operator's error.
5.2.2 Loosen the screw fixing the battery cover and remove it.
5.2.3 Replace the blown fuse with ratings specified.
5.3 Test Leads replacement
5.3.1 If the test leads be damaged, it must be replaced
5.3.2 Loosen the screw fixing the battery cover and remove it.
5.3.3 Anew remove screw on the rear case and open it.
5.3.4 Then strip the wire and solder it at the position as aboriginal. :laughing:
 

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Supply house gave me a Chinese multi-meter. Good thing it was free!!
You have to appreciate the directions:

5. Maintenance
5.1 Battery Replacement
5.1.1 If the sign 'LO BAT' appears on the LCD display, it indicates that the battery should be replaced
5.1.2 Loosen the screw fixing the battery cover and remove it
5.1.3 Replace the exhausted battery with a new one
5.2.1 Fuse rarely need replacement and blow almost always as a result of operator's error.
5.2.2 Loosen the screw fixing the battery cover and remove it.
5.2.3 Replace the blown fuse with ratings specified.
5.3 Test Leads replacement
5.3.1 If the test leads be damaged, it must be replaced
5.3.2 Loosen the screw fixing the battery cover and remove it.
5.3.3 Anew remove screw on the rear case and open it.
5.3.4 Then strip the wire and solder it at the position as aboriginal. :laughing:
wendon I assume chinese stuff arent allowed in your country.is this true?

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Supply house gave me a Chinese multi-meter. Good thing it was free!!
You have to appreciate the directions:

5. Maintenance
5.1 Battery Replacement
5.1.1 If the sign 'LO BAT' appears on the LCD display, it indicates that the battery should be replaced
5.1.2 Loosen the screw fixing the battery cover and remove it
5.1.3 Replace the exhausted battery with a new one
5.2.1 Fuse rarely need replacement and blow almost always as a result of operator's error.
5.2.2 Loosen the screw fixing the battery cover and remove it.
5.2.3 Replace the blown fuse with ratings specified.
5.3 Test Leads replacement
5.3.1 If the test leads be damaged, it must be replaced
5.3.2 Loosen the screw fixing the battery cover and remove it.
5.3.3 Anew remove screw on the rear case and open it.
5.3.4 Then strip the wire and solder it at the position as aboriginal. :laughing:
It seems, the test leads are hard wired. That's not even as classy as HF freebee.
I ran a comparison of the HF, against my Fluke 29. The DC volts were pretty close. The AC volts were off, by one volt, above 200 volts. :rolleyes:
 

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wendon I assume chinese stuff arent allowed in your country.is this true?
Almost everything in America is made in China.

That's why these guys make up little threads about things to buy that are actually made in USA, because there's not much.

Wendon is just under the presumption (likely false) that higher end, more expensive meters AREN'T made in China... (of course they are)
 

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Almost everything in America is made in China.

That's why these guys make up little threads about things to buy that are actually made in USA, because there's not much.

Wendon is just under the presumption (likely false) that higher end, more expensive meters AREN'T made in China... (of course they are)
yep a lot are.
got a bm500a megger sent to me by an old friend (in china)
I got it for free
i replaced the leads with heavier ones
it works ok
but i would prefer a vintage biddle megger if i could get one
(by far more durable)
 

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The DC volts were pretty close. The AC volts were off, by one volt, above 200 volts. :rolleyes:
Ummmmm......

Most DMM's have an AC accuracy of 1%, even the most expensive Fluke 87V. 1% of 200 volts would be +/- 2 volts. So, these meters being off by 1 volt probably means they are both "in spec". Now, which meter was the one that was most accurate?

By the way, which Fluke model was it? It may have been made in China too.
 

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Ummmmm......

Most DMM's have an AC accuracy of 1%, even the most expensive Fluke 87V. 1% of 200 volts would be +/- 2 volts. So, these meters being off by 1 volt probably means they are both "in spec". Now, which meter was the one that was most accurate?

By the way, which Fluke model was it? It may have been made in China too.
The Fluke was still made in USA. I got it in the mid 90's. It got spiked, while still in warrantee and it was sent back to the repair facility. It was returned with a certificate of accuracy. Model 29.
 

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Almost everything in America is made in China.

That's why these guys make up little threads about things to buy that are actually made in USA, because there's not much.

Wendon is just under the presumption (likely false) that higher end, more expensive meters AREN'T made in China... (of course they are)
And His Royal Highness The One and Only Frunkster is under the presumption (likely false) that I'm under the assumption (likely false) that higher end, more expensive meters AREN'T made in China.
 
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