DMM Aneng AN8203
This is a fairly cheap pocket DMM with most functions except current.
The dmm arrive in a envelope protected by bubble wrap.
There was the meter, a lanyard and a instruction sheet.
The probes are fairly small at rated for CAT III 250V, not 600V like the meter. This is a big fail when the probes are non-replaceable.
Note: The probes may be 600V for CAT II, but they do not say specify it.
The probes are stored in the meter.
The range switch is fairly firm, this means it snaps between detents
The lid has a slot in it that matches one of the off positions on the range switch, it is possible to close the lid if the range switch is in other positions.
The lid can be folded under the meter.
All segments on the display, not all are used
Typical display during usage, it will show the number and selected measurement.
- H REL Hz/Duty (Blue): Mostly this is a hold switch, but in capacitance it is a relative and in Hz/Duty it select between Frequency and duty cycle.
- Range (Yellow): Manual range, hold down for returning to auto.
- Off: Meter is turned off
- VAC: AC voltage ranges.
- VDC: DC voltage ranges.
- : Resistance.
- : Diode.
- : Continuity.
- : capacitance.
- Hz/Duty: Frequency and duty cycle, use the blue button to select.
- Off: Another position that will turn the meter off
- Red: The positive terminal for all ranges.
- Black: The negative terminal for all ranges.
- Volt and frequency
- At 0.1Vrms frequency input range is from 1Hz to 6MHz
- At 1Vrms frequency input range is from 1Hz to 36MHz
- Frequency input requires a zero crossing.
- Duty cycle works from 2% to above 99% at 100kHz with 1Vpp, precision is within 0.2.
- 1V AC volt readings drops 5% at about 2.1kHz
- Input impedance is 10Mohm to 11Mohm including mV range
- Frequency input is above 2Mohm below 2V, then it drops to 2kOhm
- Rated voltage is 600V
- Meter do not have current ranges.
- Ohm, continuity, diode and capacitance
- Ohm needs about 2.8s to measure 100ohm
- Ohm voltage is 1V open and current is 0.4mA shorted.
- Continuity is fast (About 15ms).
- Continuity beeps when resistance is below 50ohm.
- Continuity is 1V open and 0.4mA shorted
- Diode range uses 3.2V, max. display is 3.000V at 0.13mA, max. current is 1.7mA shorted
- 10uF takes about 4.5 seconds to measure.
- 70000uF takes about 10 seconds to measure.
- Current consumption of meter is 1.6mA to 2.3mA
- Meter turns off at 2.2V, battery symbol shows at 2.4V.
- Readings is stable within 2 count until the meter turns off.
- Viewing angle is good
- Display updates around 3 times/sec
- Will turn automatic off after about 15 minutes.
- The meter usual gets the correct value in first or second display update.
- Weight is 130.4g without accessories, but with batteries.
- Size is 124 x 80 x 20mm
- Probe wire is fairly soft and thin, they are 43cm long.
Waveform when measuring a 1uF capacitor.
Input impedance in frequency mode.
The meter only has one screw and that is the one for the battery compartment, there are a few clips to hold it together.
The clips can be seen here.
The circuit board is a rectangle.
I had to remove four screws around the range switch to remove the board, the lcd connection is held in place by two tabs.
As is typical for cheap meters there is no transient protection on the input. The voltage input has the usual 10M ohm resistor (R6A, R6A2, R6B, R6C, R6D: 5x2Mohm).
For the ohm range the output is trough the PTC with a transistor pair (Q1 & Q2) as protection and input is through a about 900k resistor (R8: 910kOhm).
The meter must also exist in a version with a mA current range, the circuit board has space for a shunt (R15: 0.99ohm), a fuse and two protection diodes (D5 & D6).
The multimeter IC (IC) is a COB and has an external function/calibration EEPROM (P24C02A).
On this side of the circuit board is the high parts like the PTC, the buzzer and the crystal.
There is also pads for two extra switches, probably to activate a calibration mode in the multimeter.
As usual for cheap meters the CAT rating is wrong.
The meter has a good set of ranges for a pocket meter and the missing current range improves safety a bit. It uses separate selections for all ranges, instead of a select button. The inclusion of a manual range switch is a nice feature, sometimes it is nice to lock the range. The secondary off position is bad design, because it do not match the slot in the box.
This meter probably exist with many different names on it and small variations in functions.
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