Zotek VC17B+ 6000 Count, True RMS Multimeter £9.99 Prime / £14.74 non Prime - Sold by gigglesmiles4U and Fulfilled by Amazon
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Zotek VC17B+ 6000 Count, True RMS Multimeter £9.99 Prime / £14.74 non Prime - Sold by gigglesmiles4U and Fulfilled by Amazon

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Found 16th Jan
Chepest ever and exelent (5/5) reviews.

Digital multimteer featuring a wealth of functions, it is intended for
troubleshooting of various electrical issues arising in household,
industrial and automotive devices.

Features:
Fast, accurate measurements at 3 readings per second update speed
Backlit LCD screen with perspicuous readings display
Overload protection in all ranges
Heavy duty build, suitable for indoor&outdoor use
6000 counts display with TRMS
Large LCD size at 6.2*3.8CM
Rubber holster to protect the meter dropping when use.

Multi Meter Specifications:
DC Voltage: 600mV±(1.0%+10)
DC Voltage: 6V/60V/600V/1000V±(0.5%+3)
AC Voltage (True RMS): 600mV±(3.0%+3)
AC Voltage: 6V/60V/600V/700V±(1.0%+3)
DC Current: 600uA/6000uA/60mA/600mA/10A/20A±(1.5%+3)
AC Current: 600uA/6000uA/60mA/600mA/10A/20A±(1.5%+3)
Resistance: 600/6k/60k/600k/6M/60 MΩ±(0.5%+2)
Resistance: 60MΩ±(1.5%+3)
Temperature: -20~1000℃ (-4~1832℉)±(1.0%+5)
Capacitance: 10nF±(5.0%+20)
Capacitance: 100nF/1uF/10uF/100uF/1000uF±(2.0%+5)
Capacitance: 10000uF±(5.0%+5)
Frequency: 99.99/999.9/9.999k/99.99k/999.9k/9.999MHz,±(0.08%+2)
Duty Cycle: 1-99%,±(0.8%+2)
Range Selection: Auto/Manual Ranging
Max Display: 6000 counts
Sample Rate: 3 times/s
Diode Test: Yes
Continuity Buzzer: Yes
Low Battery Indication: Yes
Data Hold: Yes
Auto Power Off: Yes
Restorable Fuse Protection: Yes
Shockproof Protection: Yes
AC Frequency Response: (60-1000)Hz
Dimension: 180*90.5*45mm
Product Net Weight: 343g
Working Environment: 0~40℃, relative humidity<80%

Box Contains:
1x vc17b+ Digital Multimeter
2x 1.5V AA Battery (Inside)
2x Test Leads (1x pen test leads+1xalligator clip test lead) EDIT this doesn't come with an alligator clip.
1x User Manual
1x Thermocouple
1x 24 Months' Worry-Free Warranty
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12 Comments
Typical, only had it for a week and it is now £7 cheaper.

Incidentally, this is hackable to add a PC Link for the more adventurous only.
Edited by: "melted" 16th Jan
melted9 h, 18 m ago

Typical, only had it for a week and it is now £7 cheaper. Incidentally, …Typical, only had it for a week and it is now £7 cheaper. Incidentally, this is hackable to add a PC Link for the more adventurous only.


Could you provide a link for the hack please? I've had a quick search but can't seem to find anything. Thanks
Description says it has a wealth of function......industrial & automotive. The best pic they show is with the leads across a puny AA battery.

Heat added.
£10.99 now, but still a good deal. Looks like the Aneng meters. I have some of these and they are very good (although I wouldn't use them for any higher voltage work due to the small (physical) size of the internal fuse) . The models I've got though are a bit small and fall over a bit too easily when moving the probe wires around on the bench. Maybe Aneng and Zotek are out of the same factory.
MrFizzy36 m ago

Could you provide a link for the hack please? I've had a quick search but …Could you provide a link for the hack please? I've had a quick search but can't seem to find anything. Thanks


You need to search for 'DTM0660 mod' because these are DTM0660 chipset based multimeters. You will then find (search from google) a variety of different resources.
Does the display have a backlight? Looks like the Hold button might double for turning on a backlight.

I've got a good quality multimeter, but it has no backlight, which can make it difficult to read in some conditions, and doesn't turn off. Which means I regularly leave it on and drain the battery. Might be tempted by this if it solves both those problems.
MrFizzy4 h, 29 m ago

Could you provide a link for the hack please? I've had a quick search but …Could you provide a link for the hack please? I've had a quick search but can't seem to find anything. Thanks



This version is complicated by using a pic chip to translate the output to work with a program for a different multimeter, I believe there is open source software available that will read the protocol directly which would avoid the need for the pic chip, simplifing it considerably.

But, it does show the connections on this meter:-
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microsofttranslator.com/bv.…475



( kazus.ru/for…475 )

(you'll need to view the original in russian to open the enlarged pictures.

Here's a hack using a nice simple (and safer) optical diode solution:- kerrywong.com/201…rs/

It involves flashing the eprom to enable pc link mode and soldering on the serial connections, helpfully the PCB in this meter was designed with pads for a full sized chip as well as the COB, making soldering relatively straight forward.


I'd be tempted to use a ESP8266 instead of an optical diode, if I try it myself.
Edited by: "melted" 17th Jan
Dodge623 h, 19 m ago

Does the display have a backlight? Looks like the Hold button might double …Does the display have a backlight? Looks like the Hold button might double for turning on a backlight.I've got a good quality multimeter, but it has no backlight, which can make it difficult to read in some conditions, and doesn't turn off. Which means I regularly leave it on and drain the battery. Might be tempted by this if it solves both those problems.


Yes, but annoyingly it only stays on 15 seconds. (another reason I'm tempted to buy a very cheap programer and flash the eprom).
melted1 h, 9 m ago

Yes, but annoyingly it only stays on 15 seconds.


Ah, another product designed by an idiot. Thanks for that, saves me wasting my money.
Dodge6230 m ago

Ah, another product designed by an idiot. Thanks for that, saves me …Ah, another product designed by an idiot. Thanks for that, saves me wasting my money.


One of the other cheap meters I was considering was the Bside ZT301, the backlight on that says on for around 2 minutes and it is 8000 count @ .about £17. Review:- eevblog.com/for…53/
melted36 m ago

One of the other cheap meters I was considering was the Bside ZT301, the …One of the other cheap meters I was considering was the Bside ZT301, the backlight on that says on for around 2 minutes and it is 8000 count @ .about £17. Review:- https://www.eevblog.com/forum/beginners/opinion-on-a-bside-zt302-multimeter/msg1344853/#msg1344853



Looks interesting. £12.79 on Gearbest at the moment. Might take a punt. Mind you, the wife will probably point out that I already have eight multimeters ...
Dodge6242 m ago

Looks interesting. £12.79 on Gearbest at the moment. Might take a punt. …Looks interesting. £12.79 on Gearbest at the moment. Might take a punt. Mind you, the wife will probably point out that I already have eight multimeters ...


n = number of multimeters owned. n+1 = number of multimeters needed.
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