Topic | Continuity Beep?

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  • #8340 Reply

    Simon
    Participant

    Just arrived, woken up, android app installed, paired! All great!

    Is there a continuity beep function???

    Diode test does not seem to do it, already checked volume is up :)

    Regards, Simon

  • #8413 Reply

    anderml55
    Participant

    I would like to see this in a future update also.
    Mark

  • #9688 Reply

    Frederick N. Brier

    Ditto. While all the other capabilities of the Mooshimeter are marvelous, doing continuity checks is probably the most used function of my multimeter. A simple beep would be great :).

  • #9718 Reply

    Sinclair

    +1

  • #9727 Reply

    ville

    Haha.. Had to test, as I did (wrongly) remember that there was beeper in beta-app. Set sound on, knowing that it is really speech (which might also have beeper as option with selectable limit? Should be faster to tell shorts..).

    Out of range was funny.. It says about “out o-fahrenheit r-a-nge” ;)

    This happens on oneplus-two (android 5.1.1 / oxygenos 2.2.1 / finnish language (no speech support, so speech is in english))

    Actually i would not use mooshimeter as beeper that much.. I mostly have “stupid” (fluke 87) meter with me, so i have more hands available to work without having to mind about phone dropping (fluke has really nice magnetic strap) etc.. And bluetooth range might be little too short for testing installed cables, so i would again use my fluke, but this time with added pmr-phone with baby alarm on to tell if i shorted right wires kilometer away ;)

    Hmm.. What about remote-access to mooshimeter with other phone to do same thing over mobiledata/wlan? Should be able to do that already with remote desktop.. Have to try that some day :D

  • #9741 Reply

    albundagus
    Participant

    I saw that someone started a thread on the continuity beep. As a technician, this is a very helpful feature especially when repairing trace issues. Having to turn and look at the display to see a reading is not the most convenient. I know that is the way it used to be done, but hey….its a new day and why not add it in the next update?

  • #9745 Reply

    James
    Keymaster

    Working on it :) Also note that on the Android beta you can set the app to dictate readings to you. I use this with headphones and have the Mooshimeter and my phone in my pockets and I can keep my eyes on my work.

    • #9751 Reply

      Albundagus

      That’s great!! Unfortunately, I only us/have iOS devices.

  • #15176 Reply

    Adam

    Any progress on this for iOS? I’ve just discovered this excellent device. I’ll be a customer once this feature is available!

  • #20022 Reply

    Ben

    Same question. It’s been a few years now. Why do we still not have a continuity beep option? The dictation is just way too obnoxious and 99.999% of the time I’m just looking for basic continuity.

    • #20023 Reply

      ville
      Participant

      Diode drop mode seems to do it. With auto on both sampling settings it was extremely slow (second channel at internal temp, so 125Hz/64smpl = beep delay seems like seconds).

      If i set sampling to 8kHz/32smpl it gets about acceptable. There is still bit of a delay, but it can (maybe, not measured) detect something like 100 milliseconds of short circuit.

      Some quess work:
      32/8000 = 4 ms set of samples, but processing+bluetooth takes just under 100 ms between sampling. ~2-100 ms minimum contact time might be enough for beep, unless it actually needs two trigger events back to back, so then it might be closer to 100-200 ms.

      If I just bounce test leads to each other, it seems to get some pretty quick touches and beep. Then there is that delay, sound would not start at the moment the probes touch, BUT it does beep after you have disconnected, so it is hard to miss that you had a connection just hundreds of milliseconds ago.

      I just tried to give it a go with real time application and checked which contacts on a relay board are NO or NC, i got reliable beeps and could not move probes any faster. In this case mooshimeter did the job way better than i first thought (as i had probably tried it in the past with just automatic sampling settings).

      Wish for better beeps, should be possible on the app side:
      It would be easier to find, and more reliable to use, if beep-mode had its own thing on the mode selection, where it would set max sample rate with least samples per round to give it some real time feel. Diode drop is so different application that most of us wont know it has a beep mode in it and those auto-settings for it wont do what we need for beeps.

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