Author Topic: Metracvi Model: 901-IV Digital Multimeter Review  (Read 4279 times)

bkpdp

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Metracvi Model: 901-IV Digital Multimeter Review
« on: November 12, 2013, 06:11:16 AM »
Hi Everybody,

I want to buy this multimeter Metravi 901 IV digital multimeter . Can any body have a review of it any previous experience of using this ? Hope, somebody will share, if that is possible.  The details can be found at http://www.metravi.com/prod_detail.php?prod=901-IV  .

Thanks

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Re: Metracvi Model: 901-IV Digital Multimeter Review
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2013, 10:38:17 AM »
That looks like a rebadged CEM meter to me. You can search Martin's channel on "Majortech" meters, which is another rebadged brand of CEM I believe. Martin reviewed a 2000-count and 40,000 or 50,000 count one so this one falls somewhere in between, but you can still watch his review for a general idea of meters made by this manufacturer.
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Re: Metracvi Model: 901-IV Digital Multimeter Review
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2013, 03:59:25 PM »
That looks like a rebadged CEM meter to me.
I agree it some sort of rebadge of a CEM meter.

http://www.cem-instruments.com/en/pro/sort7-1.html

The datasheet for the 901-IV says the input impedance for the DCV and ACV is 7.8Mohm instead of the usual 10Mohm.

Looking through Metravcvi's multimeter selection, it looks like all their meters are rebadges of either CEM, Mastech, Vichy and Uni-T (all made in China).

http://www.metravi.com/prod.php?sno=09501341333

@bkpdp, if you state your requirements and budget, perhaps we can suggest alternatives?

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Re: Metracvi Model: 901-IV Digital Multimeter Review
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2013, 01:21:56 AM »
Hi, Thanks for your guidance. Actually i need a multimeter basically for laptop and desktop motherboard repairing work (Chip Level work).So something around $100 will be fine with me. Thanks

That looks like a rebadged CEM meter to me.
I agree it some sort of rebadge of a CEM meter.

http://www.cem-instruments.com/en/pro/sort7-1.html

The datasheet for the 901-IV says the input impedance for the DCV and ACV is 7.8Mohm instead of the usual 10Mohm.

Looking through Metravcvi's multimeter selection, it looks like all their meters are rebadges of either CEM, Mastech, Vichy and Uni-T (all made in China).

http://www.metravi.com/prod.php?sno=09501341333

@bkpdp, if you state your requirements and budget, perhaps we can suggest alternatives?

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Re: Metracvi Model: 901-IV Digital Multimeter Review
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2013, 03:17:31 AM »
I personally wouldn't buy anything on the Metravi website, but I'm lucky that I live in North America with lots of reasonable choices in the $100 category.

I can't recommend any CEM branded meter myself after owning 2 of them.  I also can't recommend the Vichy and I have only used one Uni-T and I didn't like it and sold it.

If you are not opposed to buying on ebay, I took a look at ebay.in (out of curiousity) and spotted a Gossen inspired multimeter.

http://www.ebay.in/itm/151132495248

It seems to translate into $53 USD.

There is a lot of controversy regarding the Rishabh brand and the seller (who insists on writing every word capitalized making it impossible to read), but if you are not bothered and can make an objective review, it might meet your needs?  See below.

http://www.eevblog.com/forum/buysellwanted/rishabh-german-technology-'indian-pricing-'-rugged-multimeters/

I have no personal experience with any Gossens, but I would love to get my hands on one.  They are well regarded like the Fluke and Agilent brands.

While I realize that most laptops and desktops are low DCV, typically 19V or lower, the ATX power supply large filter capacitor could be charged up to 400VDC.  The Gossen knockoff might have good input protection, but you should ask for a picture of the internals.

Franky also sells a number of significantly less than $100 multimeters and they have all been reviewd by Martin, Dave or lightages on youtube.
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