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Old 06-14-2016, 03:42 PM   #15
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Old 06-14-2016, 07:41 PM   #16
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Can't imagine life without a clamp-on DC ammeter that reaches down to 10 milliamp resolution.
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Old 06-14-2016, 08:33 PM   #17
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FLUKE!!

I have 4 of them!

Remember: friends don't let friends use junk meters!!!
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Old 06-14-2016, 10:26 PM   #18
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Yeah, but you drop a Fluke off the roof it's sad. Drop a free HF one, just unwrap another. Cheap crap has its uses....😀


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Old 06-14-2016, 10:58 PM   #19
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Yeah, but you drop a Fluke off the roof it's sad. Drop a free HF one, just unwrap another. Cheap crap has its uses....😀


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That's why I tether mine to the roof 'if' I ever use it there. Also, don't ever depend on the AC volt readings from anything other than a true RMS meter......especially if your life depends on it!
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Old 06-15-2016, 02:16 AM   #20
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Admittedly, I haven't dropped expensive test equipment yet....

On of my buds dropped a $5,000 test computer I designed and built 10 feet out of an airplane on the ramp to the concrete pavement. He figured he was dead meat when I found out. Since I built it, and remember those days, it was based on a ruggedized laptop system.

It bounced, and when he picked it up, it was still running. Scuffed a little on one corner. Beast weighed 20+ pounds with extra battery pack. All solid state hard drive--$$$$.

Overkill through experience....I destroyed a shiny new Tektronix oscilloscope aboard ship that way once. Live and learn. Paperwork nightmare blizzard to explain that one.


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Old 06-15-2016, 02:56 AM   #21
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Ive used my Fluke dvom halfway around the world and back, still works perfect. Now ive pulled hf meters out of the package and had them fail checking battery voltage. Which would you trust?
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Old 06-15-2016, 06:53 AM   #22
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I bought a Klein mm 1000. Works fine for my needs.

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Old 07-07-2016, 05:31 AM   #23
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I know I'm a little late for the OP but a Fluke 27/FM can be a GREAT deal.

These were US military issue in the '80's. Built like a brick, very accurate, shockproof, o-ring sealed, true RMS multimeter for about $50 on eBAY.

I have read that only the ones marked 27/fm around the display are true RMS meters.

Only issue with mine is that it is a bit on the large size to store in a small toolbox.
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Old 07-11-2016, 06:33 PM   #24
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Fluke. Always works when you need it. Factory support. Ease of use.

I have 4-5, and always have one in my vehicle and my Classic (Fluke 117).

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Old 07-11-2016, 06:39 PM   #25
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Harbor Freight freebies. Basic functions are all are needed by the average DIYers. Most people have no use for an expensive meter and do not know how to use them.
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Old 07-11-2016, 07:16 PM   #26
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Better, when it blows up from misuse, just recycle it and break out another.


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Old 07-12-2016, 11:47 PM   #27
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The cheapest meters like Harbor Freight are not auto-scaling which makes them more difficult to use (for both novice and experienced). Their probes are also horrible. I have connected them to batteries and have them not show the right value unless you really poke them into the terminals. I have a few of them I got for free and leave them in the workshop and such and not worry about getting stolen.

As someone mentioned, for RV work you really want one with a clamp meter as often you want to measure current without disconnecting cables.

A very nice but low-cost clamp meter is this Uni-T: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1



It is small so doesn't take much space on board. And unlike a lot of cheap Chinese meters, its construction is decent.
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Old 07-13-2016, 02:36 AM   #28
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You can't beat a Harbor Freight $14 digital clamp on multi-meter for all around value. It gives me the same readings as my Fluke most of the time so is good enough and I wouldn't cry if it got lost.
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