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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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