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
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
Dirtyharry70585: ebay is selling those used 87V for less and they have LIFE TIME warranty.
Its time to upgrade dude!
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
Chingus696: My BM869S should be here tomorrow. $209 shipped to the usa. Great video as
always, thank you!
Simeon Petkov: Thank you, great video !
What is the difference between the Brymen BM867 and TBM867, and what is the
difference between the BM867 and BM869 ?
Zenseivideo: Hi Martin,
I went out and purchased the Brymen 869 after watching your videos on it.
Will you do something on power quality analyzers and their use? It might be
too industrial for your audience, but then again, I am requesting and I am
in your audience :)
I would really like to see an indepth video about either a Fluke or a
Chauvin Arnoux power qualizy analyzer. It might be interesting for a host
of people and there isn't really much about them or their applications.
Dan Frederiksen: wow certainly looks like a very good performer, and I'm a big fan of
embarrassing the overpriced pretentious flukes : ) but googling around it's
basically non existent. I recently bought a UT61E which is a 22000 count
0.1% meter which is both good looking and robust and costs 65$ including
shipping on ebay. there is only one brymen on ebay and that's in sydney so
is it possible we are dealing with a very high quality noname product? that
brymen is just an aussie rebrand. I'd like to know more.
mjlorton: @eagle2188 Yes, that should be easy enough. I'll try get to that in the
next couple of days.
mjlorton: @DanFrederiksen Aaah, interesting feedback as I'm sure other viewers will
find that info handy. The 867 at $151 is a great buy. I also don't
understand why they don't offer them on ebay...I think it would be a great
kibi15: The Extech MM560A is a 50,000 / 500,000 count instrument with a DC accuracy
of 0.03%. It is about $250US. It seems a very close competitor feature wise
to the TBM867.
mjlorton: @whiskeyjack59 Yes, I'm very happy I came across it.
mjlorton: @electrodacus A resettable fuse would be a feature I would want in my ideal
multimeter. Do you have a link to that review? Thanks
mjlorton: @eurokid83 Ok...if you do ever find a Brymen advertised in the US please
let me know how much they sell for there. Thanks.
mjlorton: Can you tell me what specific measurements you are making in the sensor?
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.
Chester Wardan: The data sheet for the 867/869 shows the DC accuracy for the 867 is .04% +2
counts in the 50V range, and .03% +2 counts in the 5V range. The Fluke 87V
has a DC accuracy of .05% +1 count from 6 to 1000 VDC. The accuracy of the
87V is constant across the entire DCV range, excluding DCmV. For the money
the Brymen 867 seems like a decent meter though.
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
mjlorton: @whiskeyjack59 Good, you certainly won't go wrong with the silicone test
leads, even on an inexpensive meter they are a joy to use. The 500k display
count on the Brymen / Extech is brilliant,I wish you chaps had access to
get the Brymen model I have (TBM867) it really is a great meter at a very
good price.I spent last night contemplating either a Fluke 28-II or a
Gossen,but I need to be a little more conservative on my meter spending at
the moment!! Do post an impression on the Cen-Tech. Cheers
mjlorton: @electrodacus Yes, the Taiwanese seemed to have done a good job with this
DMM. I had a look at the Victor multimeters and for the price they seem ok
but the MASTECH MS8265 seems like it would be a very good low priced
candidate. I'll do a little more research on it. Thanks.
mjlorton: @Vlakpage Excellent feedback, that has enlightened me so I appreciate the
mjlorton: @jmotazedi Display count refers to how 'fine' you can measure a reading. I
have multimeter tutorial which will explain and demonstrate - "Multimeter
Review / buyers guide / tutorial "
mjlorton: @electrodacus The UT71A and E were two meters I was looking at before I
decided on the Brymen. I saw a review and tear down on YouTube of a UNI-T
7x multimeter and the build quality and some accuracy issues put me off.
It's a pity because the features, resolution, and large clear display on
the UT71A make it seem like a good buy.
mjlorton: @Vlakpage Ah yes, you are correct and I see another viewer has posted
similar info. I just compared the Extech MM560 to the Brymen BM850 and they
seem to be one and the same. Very useful feedback, thanks for posting and
Simon DiMaio: See also the Protek range of DMMs. The 6500. Available in the US for ~$200.
seraj6192011: Which meter is good for checking abs sensor can you write the model number
and the price and can you tell us where to get it form and I live I'm the uk
Dan Frederiksen: I contacted brymen taiwan and they told me elma.dk sell them in my country
Denmark but under the name Elma: elma.
dk/_da-DK/v:1385;130070?visma5.prodno=5706445410378 they only sell the 869
at 370$us plus sales tax (and it's green) I found another site in europe
selling the 867 with an indicated price of 119 euro which is only 151$us. a
decent price for such a meter. it does seem that the brand name is brymen
but they are willing to rebrand their product.. they should be on ebay
birrbert: A great review. In my country (Romania) at the moment it costs 128 EUR or
167 USD. I think this multimeter would be my best choice. Thanks for
sharing your thoughts with us.
electrodacus: There is also the UNI-T they have good quality devices in my opinion you
can take a look at the UT71A and UT71E they are more expensive than the
firs two I mentioned about 80$ to 120$
eagle2188: @mjlorton Thank you very much for the video reply.
jon123423: Hi, Great reviews. But check these multimeters out it will surprise you
(price per performance): Digitek DT-2868 DigiteK DT-2862 Cheers
mjlorton: @electrodacus Thanks, a good resource.
Thijs Sillen: i just bought 2 =)
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
mjlorton: Thanks for the feedback and information. Cheers, Martin.
mjlorton: My pleasure...thanks for the feedback.
Mircea Badea: Hi Mjlorton! With what frequency meter testing capacitors Brymen BM 867?
luke m: What about SANWA PC5000a ? The spec look very good.
Jan Tichavský: @mjlorton I think in the US your option would to buy the similar Extech
MM560 which is actually made by Brymen (Extech employee mentioned it in
EEVblog forums), but you will pay extra and that is probably the reason why
you can't get Brymen there. Ad accuracy: I like that Fluke usually perform
way better than the specs and stay there even after several years. We have
3 year old Fluke 117s at work and when checking against Fluke 287, it's
often +-1 digit, even 0.1% resistors are like that too.
lanuser101: Where can i purchase Brymen TBM867 ? I do not see any places who has it for
mjlorton: @eurokid83 Thanks for picking up and the correction of the specs. Yes, for
the money the Brymen is great....but I still want the 87V at some stage.
Thanks for watching.
mjlorton: @kibi15 Yes, I've just had a look at the MM560A and it also looks like a
very good candidate. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
eagle2188: Is there a possibility to see the PCB and internal components quality as
you have done for "IP67 Major Tech MT1887" review? Kind regards
joshstube: w w w. tme.eu/en/katalog/?art=BM869 The only place I can find on the net to
purchase this meter. Seems a bit scary. .
birrbert: I sure did. And checked the 13 min HD review too. :-)
Steve Jobs: best review about dmms i saw! Thank you!!
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.
electrodacus: It looks like a nice multimeter and Taiwan products are good quality. Not
sure about the price on the Brymen 867 but the MASTECH MS8265 is a 20k
count at about 40$ same as the Victor VC9807A and VC88D same price.
mjlorton: @whiskeyjack59 No Problem, I've had a look at it on the web and had a scan
through the manual. I like the fact that it uses AAA batteries and it has
warings for incorrect input selection. It's not that accurate but then you
don't really need that for a 4000 count meter. I would certainly buy it at
that price and give it a try. Cheers, Martin.