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Thread: Wanted Bias Meter for valve amplifier

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    Join Date: Aug 2017

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    I'm Malcolm.

    Default Wanted Bias Meter for valve amplifier

    Looking for a Bias meter for a valve amplifier to adjust and set when required

    have looked at a decent multi-meter (Fluke) but seem overkill for this. Also considered the cheapo Chinese metres but advised they can be unreliable and inaccurate

    Suggestions and offers appreciated

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    There's no such thing as such. One of those cheapo Chinese multimeters is way more than good enough for your needs. 5 should do it.

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    Thank Jez
    I looked at the ones sold by Srewfix for example but lots of site reviews say how poor/useless they are

    Any brand or model you could recommend?


    Quote Originally Posted by Arkless Electronics View Post
    There's no such thing as such. One of those cheapo Chinese multimeters is way more than good enough for your needs. 5 should do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eaton Mess View Post
    Thank Jez
    I looked at the ones sold by Srewfix for example but lots of site reviews say how poor/useless they are

    Any brand or model you could recommend?
    Screwfix ones will be fine and probably 10 x better than needed for this....

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    After a bit of research I went with this model, might be cheaper if you dig around.

    Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/162403507156

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    Fine but massively better than needed for setting bias!

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    A half decent multi meter is always a useful tool to have around the tool box
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    Exclamation *** Cheapo Chinese multi-meters... WARNING, BUYER BEWARE!!!!! ***

    F.A.O Malcolm (the OP) and all other members,

    I have it on good authority from another one of our members, who is also a qualified electrical engineer, but who doesn't wish to be named on the thread, that these cheap unbranded multi-meters are dangerous, as he has had experience with them and has seen the evidence for himself of how dangerous they can be!!

    The danger is that if the OP, or anyone else decides to test mains voltage with it, then there could be a major Arc Flash incident, resulting in possible burns and eye damage, due to UV radiation generated. Apparently these metres have been subject to no CE testing or approval, and that any indication to the contrary, it is liable to be fake!

    I cannot comment, as I've never used one. I'm simply passing on a message from someone who's knowledge and experience I trust. Therefore, PLEASE CONSIDER THE ABOVE WARNING VERY CAREFULLY before thinking about buying one of these items.

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    It's a timely reminder Marco, as my experience with Chinese goods shows that the CE mark means absolutely zilch.

    It is applied for marketing purposes only, there are many glaring non conformities with lots (not all) of Chinese kit.

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    Mine is probably the most dangerous one ever made lol good job I only use it to check for continuity

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