Ykick wrote:I realized a long time ago any meter can drift and become inaccurate so I hedge bets with volume and use many different cheap meters. The average of 3 or 4 different meters will almost always be an accurate value.
bjosta wrote:For lipo balancing, do you really need better precision than that?
NeilP wrote:All read differently, OK not by much, but just grabbing one set of figures from one cell read across the 4 different Celllogs and the iCharger. 4.142 - 4.164, so a 0.22 Volt spread across the devices.
amberwolf wrote:Since you only need it to do a calibration, perhaps you would want to check into test labs around your area, or places that do engineering, and see if any of them would be willing to rent out their equipment (even if you have to do your work there in the lab), so you don't have to spend as much money.
NeilP wrote:bjosta wrote:As long as i can get a meter that reads accurately to 3 places, to check the cells and then calibrate the Celllogs and iCharger to those values then I will be happy. OK, I am probably being a bit fussy about it but it is a lot easier to be happy with your balance settings if you have confidence in the results you are getting from the kit. I would rather pay a bit more now for a good meter and have it for years and get it calibrated every few years as necessary
marty wrote:I wandered into a local electrical supply place and bought a Fluke 117. After looking at online prices I was surprised to see that I paid less. I am happy with this multimeter.
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