Showus your Meter! First impressions

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5 comments

  • Jasper Mackenzie

    First impression is that it is more awesomeawesomethan I thoughtthoughtit would be. Build seems good, the retracting thing is so damn coolcool, and the little grip things are... well, cute!
    I am immediately struck with some surprised in the app:
    * Oscilloscope mode is not continuous as expected. I had anticipated live capture and display as with a normal scope.
    * Current mode warning interrupts cycling through meter modes
    * App disconnects when changing to another application in Android with a very long reconnection time.

    Other than that, pure class! Thanks Pokit for the awesome toy, looking forward to calling it an awesome tool once it has seen some action 8)

  • Pokit Support Team

    Hi Jasper,

    Thanks for posting this thread, it is a great initiative.

    We will be improving the functionality and experience of the app as we go based on your feedback.

    You can post pictures on the threat if you click on the image button of the post editor.

    Cheers and happy making.

  • George Riggall

    Reallly pleased to receive my PokitMeter at last. Shame that PostNL have proved terrible but it's great that they're not being used any more.

    The PokitMeter seems really well made and good quality. I like the grabber probes but I'm at a bit of a loss as to where to keep them, it would be handy if there was a keyring loop on them too.

    The connection seems really flakey and most of the time I haven't been able to connect, I've tried with the supplied Panasonic battery a fresh Maxell battery and a DC power supply. I've also connected using different devices (both Android). It seems to make a difference if I unwind the probe leads, it may be that the BLE signal is suppressed once the device has a few wraps of copper wire around it..

    Once the PokitMeter does eventually connect the interface is nice, it's straight forward. The scope interface is basic but function and I've been able to get two acquisitions with the intermittent connection.

    The high precision of all the multimeter functions helps give the impression of high accuracy and from the measurements I have taken the accuracy is very good! I don't have any calibrated equipment though so I'm not making any claims here. It looks spot on though.

    I'm glad to have backed this Kickstarter project and it's clear the team have done a great job. Thank you!! I'm now looking forward to seeing the next generations of PokitMeter. I'm sure there are already loads of great ideas.

  • Uwe Zimmermann

    regarding the screenshot of the oscilloscope screen above: the naming of "Time Window" is very confusing. What is this 3ms and how is it related to what we see on the screen. On a real oscilloscope you would use a setting of TIME/DIV.

     

  • Dave A

    I tested mine using the 1kHz calibration source on my bench 'scope. The Time Window seems to correspond to the total period sampled, which is by default displayed across one screen. e.g. if I set Time Window to 10ms the Pokit captures and displays ten cycles of the 1kHz waveform.

    However, I think that the time/div is often incorrectly displayed as seconds when it is actually milliseconds; e.g. in George's example it says "1 s/Div", while the cursors confirm it is 1 ms/div.

    As for the vertical axis, the 'Volt Window' seems to correspond to somewhere close to one screen height, but not quite (!). I agree that time/div and Volts/div would make more sense to anyone who's ever used a 'scope before.

     

     

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