Multimeter Review / Buyers Guide / Comparison: Brymen TBM867 Vs Fluke 87-V




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Clyde Wary: I have a Fluke 87 III, and I absolutely love it!  I got it from Ebay.  It was "NOS."  After I got probes & case for it, I think I spent as much as I could have gotten a series five for.  But I think it worked out for the best.  I learned that calibrating the 87 V is done with software, and it must be sent to Fluke for that.  But the 87 III is calibrated with internal pots, which any technician can tweak.  And I've got some decent voltage standards.

Dirtyharry70585: ebay is selling those used 87V for less and they have LIFE TIME warranty.

Its time to upgrade dude!

Remco Meeder: I have just ordered a BM869 from TME since that is the only way to get it here in the Netherlands. You can get the Greenlee branded one but it is much more expensive. I have a UNI-T UT61E which performs well as well but the complete lack of decent input protection and no decent fuses made me buy the Brymen. For work I used different Fluke multimeters ranging from the 87-IV to the fabulous Fluke 789 process meter. The 789 is hands down the best meter I have ever worked with, if you work in processcontrol environments it is a great device because it has a current source as well to generate 0/4 - 20 mA and as a bonus it can power loop powered devices (it generates 24V for this, so you chew through the 4 AA batteries quite quickly). 
I am really looking forward to receiving the Brymen since I changed jobs and no longer have access to Fluke devices (except my own old Fluke 97 Scopemeter)

Chingus696: My BM869S should be here tomorrow. $209 shipped to the usa. Great video as always, thank you!

Ron Bartch: Thank you for a great review!  I purchased a BM869s from TME and it was shipped from Poland to the USA via DHL.  Total cost $235.46 US .  Note $9.90 Shipping and Handling is included in the total. Delivery was unbelievably fast and as noted quite cheap.  I couldn't ship it across town, for that!  Thanks again for great videos!

Vladimir Svirid: please  can you  mesure Shunt of mA and microA ? its 10 sec work  but it save my nervs... no info in google fount 
not about shunt  in this ore higer model ... not about birning volteg isue in this model its crusial for me ... 
p.s. Thanks whots ever...=) 

KX36: I got a 60,000 count multimeter for £60 rebranded by one of the national electronics distributors in uk, rapid electronics, popular with schools etc. its specs are really very good. certainly worth the money, but the autorange and continuity are ridiculously slow. it looks a lot like your brymen

Zenseivideo: Hi Martin,
I went out and purchased the Brymen 869 after watching your videos on it.
Will you do something on power quality analyzers and their use? It might be too industrial for your audience, but then again, I am requesting and I am in your audience :)
I would really like to see an indepth video about either a Fluke or a Chauvin Arnoux power qualizy analyzer. It might be interesting for a host of people and there isn't really much about them or their applications.

Simeon Petkov: Thank you, great video !
What is the difference between the Brymen BM867 and TBM867, and what is the difference between the BM867 and BM869 ?

jon123423: Hi, Great reviews. But check these multimeters out it will surprise you (price per performance): Digitek DT-2868 DigiteK DT-2862 Cheers

luke m: What about SANWA PC5000a ? The spec look very good.

Mircea Badea: Hi Mjlorton! With what frequency meter testing capacitors Brymen BM 867?

Joaquin Nunez: Seems to be a nice unit, Everything goes OK until I saw a 9 volt battery @ 35:51 (9 volt batteries do not last long) even in equipment that uses low consumption energy resources

slawex24: Hey, I am buying some stuff from TME few times a year and I hadn't any problems with them. For some parts thay have 3x sometimes even 5x lower prices than in farnell. In my opinion there is nothing to worry about.

ernesto sharp: today i made a purchase on bm 869 on tme it is out of stock and they say takes 3 weeks to get it but any way i couldn't stop myself of buying it and paying for it in advance ... let see how it goes

signupsigma: But are they safe? That's what i'm concerned about

mjlorton: Yup, good suggestion.

Simon DiMaio: See also the Protek range of DMMs. The 6500. Available in the US for ~$200.

mjlorton: Hi Josh, there are quite a few other folk that are frustrated that they can't get hold of this meter easily. There is a supplier in South Africa (hellermanntyton) but I'm not sure if they ship internationally. I do know some folks have found suppliers in Europe but I don't have those details.

joshstube: w ww .tme.eu/en/katalog/?art=BM869 Maybe this website . . . Has anyone found a reliable source for these meters? It doesn't seem like I could buy one if I wanted. Shame, seems like a tease.
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Multimeter review / buyers guide / comparison: Brymen TBM867 vs Fluke 87-V 5 out of 5

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Multimeter review / buyers guide / comparison: Brymen TBM867 vs Fluke 87-V