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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a talking volt meter
PostPosted: Feb Wed 07, 2018 6:40 am 
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Timmy1 wrote:
does it have speech output


I have ordered one, and expect delivery in about a month. At that time I will know
exactly what is does.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a talking volt meter
PostPosted: Feb Wed 07, 2018 6:20 pm 
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The seller just got back to me and it does have speech output so I ordered one also.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a talking volt meter
PostPosted: Feb Thu 08, 2018 4:25 pm 
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The reason why I asked about the old radio shack talking meter is that when testing generators with a engine the digital meters will not read or me because of interference from the engine and voltage regulator points.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a talking volt meter
PostPosted: Feb Thu 08, 2018 8:57 pm 
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wazz wrote:
Does it scream if you overload it?


says "ouch" if you reverse polarity (not an actual feature, I made this up)

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a talking volt meter
PostPosted: Feb Sat 10, 2018 1:53 am 
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How can I prevent my digital talking meter from getting interfeerance from the generator sighted people can't read it also


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a talking volt meter
PostPosted: Feb Sat 10, 2018 6:52 am 
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In you work close to the generators, are you required to
wear hearing protection ?

I suggest that you make a sound tube, to conduct the meter
speaker sound to your ear muffs. You would likely have to ask
your plant PPE (personal protection equipment) department.

Alternative get a set of aircraft (David Clark ?) phones with a speaker
inside. Interfacing with the meter's speaker circuit may be possible.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a talking volt meter
PostPosted: Feb Sat 10, 2018 3:06 pm 
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Even when I hold the meter up to my ear when testing the interference from the generator prevents the meter from reading.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a talking volt meter
PostPosted: Feb Sat 10, 2018 9:08 pm 
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A schematic diagram of the generator is needed to answer this. If an analog meter
is used by by a sighted person, does it read correctly ? What is the make and model
of the analog meter that will work ?

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a talking volt meter
PostPosted: Feb Sun 11, 2018 12:33 am 
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yes the analog meter reads fine I have to find the name of it bought it in a parts store.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a talking volt meter
PostPosted: Feb Sat 24, 2018 6:50 am 
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I got my meter in the mail works great and you just put the leads on a circuit and it automatically will read by voice. I know one button on top is to silence speech but what is the other button for.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a talking volt meter
PostPosted: Feb Sat 24, 2018 2:45 pm 
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If you are use the meter in noisy enviornments (e.g., generators) where the background noise makes it difficult to hear the reading; it should be possible to hook up a high impedance earphone or headset to the speaker in the meter to cope with the problem.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a talking volt meter
PostPosted: Feb Sat 24, 2018 3:11 pm 
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My new meter does not have headphone jack but it works fine


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a talking volt meter
PostPosted: Feb Sat 24, 2018 6:29 pm 
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A jack could be added to it.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a talking volt meter
PostPosted: Feb Sun 25, 2018 2:05 pm 
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The new meter I bought works well with the generator I am working on so I put my omega talking meter on ebay.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a talking volt meter
PostPosted: Feb Mon 26, 2018 1:05 am 
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I kept waiting for someone to discover the thing only speaks Chinese.

I may order one. It would be handy when working where you shouldn't take your eyes off the probes.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a talking volt meter
PostPosted: Mar Thu 01, 2018 1:11 am 
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Hearing a voltage rather than seeing a voltage doesn't enter your brain the same way.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a talking volt meter
PostPosted: Mar Thu 01, 2018 1:27 am 
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Maybe not but the big "SNAP" that comes from moving the probe as you look away will get your attention.

Did you get your meter yet? If so how well does it work? Is the voice of a tone and loudness that makes it easy to understand?

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a talking volt meter
PostPosted: Mar Thu 01, 2018 4:28 am 
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I can hear my meter fine and it is easy to understand. I checked different things with it and you just touch the probes on what you are measuring and it speaks.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a talking volt meter
PostPosted: Mar Thu 01, 2018 6:08 am 
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Does it enunciate each digit and the decimal point? For instance what would it say for 0.534 Volts? "zero, point, five, three, four, Volts "or "point, five, three, four, Volts" or what?

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a talking volt meter
PostPosted: Mar Thu 01, 2018 8:03 am 
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I measured a triple a battery and it says d c 1 point 5 7 volt


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