Following on from Pocket ‘scope, the JYE Tech DSO150 (along with the DSO138 mini) seemed the cheapest and best (for the money) option.
I also came across a number of different hardware and software hacks, which I have assembled below.
Looking for software for a Uni-T DMM (specifically a UT71D) that supports a Mac (OSX), and while Windows is supported, OSX isn’t, although it might work in Wine, Parallels, VMware Fusion, etc…
The UT-D07A is a BlueTooth adapter for the UT-71, UT-181 and UT-171 DMMs, and it costs around £20, if you shop around on eBay and AliExpress.
However, the UT-D07A is not much cop apparently… or rather the (iOS) software crashes regularly, there’s no Windows software to speak of, and basically, it’s probably not worth the cash… That said, it could be a useful addition, if you need to see graphical data. However, it is worth noting that as there is no Mac or Windows support, the ability to use that data, apart from obtaining pretty graphs from iPhone/iPad screenshots, may be rather limited
After watching Balance Charging: Can you parallel charge?, I realised that I needed a clamp meter. But which one?
I had already purchased a UNI-T UT71D DMM, see Choosing which Multimeter to buy, and I was very happy with it, so the UNI-T clamp meter seemed a logical choice. Everyone seems to have the UNI-T 210E. However, there are a myriad of other options.
I was living in Bangkok, and had resurrected my past interest in electronics, most notably through using Arduinos. After playing about for a few weeks I realised that I sorely needed a digital multimeter (DMM). I already own one, from my days at university, 27 years ago, a M-776 Precision Gold Autorange Digital Multimeter (with transistor tester and display hold) from Maplin. Cost me £20 at the time, which seemed like a lot of money back then (for a pound you could do the week’s shopping, have a night out on the town, entertain some ladies and still have enough money to get the bus home – not any more, eh?), although I seem to remember it being a top of the mid-range model, so it was worth it.
I have still got the box it came in!
Anyway, I digress… so the M-776 was no good to me back in the UK, when I’m in BKK, so I thought that I might as well splash out and get a new one, for two reasons:
Now, which one to buy?