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Why doesn't my multifunction tester have a time delay option?

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At least for the low ohms measurement range anyway. It'd be great to be able to quickly set a delay period between the pressing of the Test button then the actual performance of the test, for those awkward tests where you can't hold the probes in place and press the Test button at the same time. So for example set ten second delay, press Test button, take up to ten seconds to get the probes on, wait, test executes, happy days.

It's not as if the meter would require extra electronics or more than about a dozen lines of code in the firmware to do it.

I can see why this is a no-no on the scarier test functions (1000V up yer backside when you least expected it), but low ohms range...24V test voltage? Maybe it's still too risky for some reason not obvious to me.

Probably going to get slagged now for not having done the Yoga training that comes as part of a proper apprenticeship which means you are always able to press the test button with your toe.
 
"Ohhh, Daniel-san. This position, if used correctly, there is no defence. And also very useful for awkward R1+R2 test. Probes on...probes off. Probes on...probes off."
 
Dunno, ....Ask the manufacturers!! lol!! Makes you wonder how the older electricians ever got by, having to wind a handle to get continuity and meg-ohm values!! lol!!

As for the ''Proper Apprentice'' ...at least he would come out of his time knowing what he's doing!!
 
As for the ''Proper Apprentice'' ...at least he would come out of his time knowing what he's doing!!

To this I say: Make two mugs of tea: one with a teabag made of standard teabag material brewed for one minute; one with a teabag made of plastic brewed for ten minutes. See which cup of tea is stronger. :p

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Thanks for that. I was aware the commander probes exist but the cost as you can see is not trivial. If they popped up below the fifty quid mark I might give it some thought.
 
should have bought a megger. you don't need to press test button for continuity readings.
 
should have bought a megger. you don't need to press test button for continuity readings.

The Metrel has a continuous continuity measurement range as well but it's only really for fault finding, not test critical low ohm measurements like R1+R2 - doesn't have better resolution than 0.1 ohm for a start. Does your Megger do better?
 
To this I say: Make two mugs of tea: one with a teabag made of standard teabag material brewed for one minute; one with a teabag made of plastic brewed for ten minutes. See which cup of tea is stronger. :p

<tin hat, Kevlar vest, parapet>

That's the sort of reply i would only expect from a Electrical Trainee!! lol!!
 

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