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hpr2004 :: A First Look at the Owon B35T

You are along for the ride as NYbill takes his first look at another inexpensive multimeter.

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Duration: 00:36:07

Hobby Electronics.

Building electronic devices and kits, repairing electronics and learning about components and their uses.

You are along for the ride as NYbill takes his first look at another inexpensive Multimeter.

This is part 1 of a quick look at the Owon B35T True RMS multimeter with Bluetooth.


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Comment #1 posted on 2016-04-07 16:32:01 by Ken Fallon

daisy chain

Great ep. Looks like its not for sale any more. Anyway I was wondering why you would daisy chain two meters

Comment #2 posted on 2016-04-07 21:35:37 by NYbill


I'm not sure where we got the term. It might be an "Americanism". ;) I'm just guessing here... But, Hippy's in the 60's would make necklace’s out of daisy's, tying the stems in loops. I think the term made it into the lexicon as to 'chain together', 'Link up one after another'.

In electronics terms it just means "in series".

Until you just asked, I never really thought about it.

Comment #3 posted on 2016-04-07 23:12:31 by Dave Morriss

Not an Americanism to my knowledge

"Daisy chain" is used in the UK too. I've made them (from the real daisies) as a kid, some time before the Hippy era. You split the stem with a finger nail part way along such that it makes a loop, and stick the head of the next daisy through it. I had a fairly rural upbringing!

Looking on eBay, I can see one of these meters for $61 (around £43) from Hong Kong. I bought a UNI-T on eBay from China after hearing your earlier shows, and am very happy with it. It was around £30.

Comment #4 posted on 2016-04-08 07:53:35 by Ken Fallon

Why not what

Why would you daisy chain two meters together. What is the use case to do that ?

Remember some of us are beginners and so you need to explain the "obvious" points.

Comment #5 posted on 2016-04-08 10:22:30 by NYbill

Yea, IMO the UNI-T is a better meter for the price, Dave. You have a good one there.

After sending my last post I do recall hearing "daisy chain" in a Pink Floyd song. I know the term is out there on both sides of the pond (referring to a chain of flowers). Ken might have been asking why I would use that term when referring to two electric devices. Its just another term meaning 'in series'. One hooked together after another.

Ken, you could have one meter reading current (amps) and a second meter reading the voltage. Or one reading volts, and a second reading Freq/Htz, etc...

Or, if you're some nutter who happens to own like 6 meters. You do it just because you can! *maniacal laughter*

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