Groupbuy for UNI-T UT210e clamp meter for tailcap current readings

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please add me to GB on UT210E clamp meter.

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Thanks freeme, appreciate it.

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Friends over at CPF will be joining in our UT210E group buy Cool.

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Thanks freeme!

After all, they are people too… I should know as I am one of them; well sorta Wink

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You guys should thank pilotdog68 for starting this topic instead. Wink

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Thanks freeme! After all, they are people too... I should know as I am one of them; well sorta WinkSmile -Chuck
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psh, I should thank all of you. I just wanted advice, instead I’m getting a smokin deal!

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Advice that saves money, noplace but BLF! Smile

Then you’ll spend bags more after those savings… just sayin….

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Count me in too, my Unit just stopped working right before Xmas( the clamp function only) for i hope this one will last longer, first came dead, secodn one worked for 5 months( home flashligth hobby use), third one will be the winner i am sure! Wink

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Definitely interested in the UT210E GB.

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I have this unit only for A readings, and sometimes battery voltage measurements.

Only thing that I don't like is that it can't light up tested led emitter. So for that I use other 9V one Smile

Good thing: Auto shut down after several minutes of not using it. Hold function.

I don't know how accurate is this thing but I think it has reasonable accuracy since my old dmm could not read even half of the value with pictured B158 fet driver.

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Stupid questions: What happens when you put the clamp around the battery instead of the wire? What happens when you put the clamp around the whole flashlight? (wouldn’t it be great to measure the amperage from the outside of the fully assembled light?)

My primary use for this meter is tailcap readings, but you can bet your horse’s uncle that I’m also going to run around the house clamping anything electrical that will fit.

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Nothing happens Smile It can't embrace flashlight tube. Jaws are to small, and I am not to sure if it would show any readings even if it could. Someone more experienced got to explain is this possible Smile

It always starts with AC mode so manually switch to DC each time is must. Yes another pain in the ass together with no light to tested led Smile

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Yes, nothing happens. I can “embrace” a whole flashlight tube but read nothing significant.
I guess that’s mainly because you are embracing both the ways of the current. To make a measure current has to flow just in one direction.
If you go around your house clamping every power cable of your domestic devices even in AC you won’t see a thing. That’s because you can only measure 1 conductor. If you think about it it’s pretty obvious

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Yeah I suppose you’re right, I’m just not too familiar with the particulars of the Hall Effect. What about clamping the battery?

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You could always split those dual wire power lines from lamps and toasters and such, clamp one wire. The cell itself you couldn’t read, power through in 2 directions same as the flashlight tube.

If a driver has long enough leads to separate it from the driver bay you might be able to put the clamp on a driver lead. That would show current going in to the driver as the switch allows. I like to desolder the negative from the mcpcb and put a length of wire between the lead and the pad so I can get the clamp on it, that gives actual emitter current. In that way you can test a light like the Meteor that has 4 triples, you’re reading the current as it comes away from the emitters. Separating any one is tough though.

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I am interested in the Uni-T clamp meter, what do I need to do to join the group buy?

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Any idea about when will be available???

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Could happen within the next 7days. We are approaching to 50pax soon.

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Interested in one, thanks.

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What are we looking at for cost on this unit? Looked at both threads but did not see it.

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Not published yet, but should be <$30

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Sorry couldn't wait any longer Frown, not knowing the price or when. Ordered one from TomTop, $33.85 shipped w/tracking, DHL from US warehouse. Never bought anything from tomtop before, but it's PayPal...

I'm getting desperate with all these amp reading issues goin on as of late. I've been using the UNI-T UT50B, bought from FastTech ($33.63), for two years now and I feel it's been rock solid, pretty accurate and consistent. Also got a UNI-T UT33C for even longer, still working very well, but I kill the batteries all the time from leaving it on. the UT50B at least has an auto shutoff.

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Sorry couldn’t wait any longer Frown, not knowing the price or when. Ordered one from TomTop, $33.85 shipped w/tracking, DHL from US warehouse.


Weird, when I went through their checkout the lowest price I could get was $36 shipped no tracking. Anyways, I’ll hold out for longer . The prelim price Freeme told me in PM was a fair bit better than TomTop, and if we hit 50 pieces it might go even lower still. The only thing that would make me jump ship was if we got too close to Chinese New Year, but I don’t think that’s going to happen. Things seem to be progressing quickly. I’ll keep you all posted.

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I think I'd like to stay on the list though - could use two Smile. Just figure it's gonna be via BangGood, or other China source so would take time. TomTop has the 210E marked down now - reg price was $37.

tomtop has some very good prices on lights as well, but looks very limited, mostly dated. J18 for $30 for example.

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I’m also curious about knowing the final price, hopefully freeme or pd68 will tell me via PM if it won’t be public 0:)

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interested if less than $30 us
thanks for your efforts

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interested

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Interested depending on price.

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Any news on the GB, folks??

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Well, I’m wondering myself

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