As part of my development process. I ordered another Uni-Trend Multimeter from eBay. This time I got the UT70B model. I’ve seen it mentioned a few times online but I could not find any technical information regarding it. Specifically the type of chip that it uses. Additionally, because this meter offers features that the UT61E doesn’t, it’ll be a nice addition to the lab.
But enough talk. Let’s take this sucker apart and see what makes it tick. First step is to remove the plastic (latex?) sleeve. Interestingly, the foot stand for the meter is actually built into the sleeve and not the meter itself and so is the pocket for the RS232 interface, meaning it’s actually impossible to use the RS232 interface without it.
The LCD module is held onto the PCB via 6 screws. The IR serial transmitter LED is clearly visible. Since the meter only transmits data and does not receive any input only TX led is required, no RX IR detector is present.
A quick Google search turns up the datasheet for this meter
Now to implement the ES51962Q interface in UltraDMM.