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06-26-2006, 07:08 PM
thinking about buying one set of digi-cool or whatever the name is gauges. does anyone own them? swear by them or at them?
06-27-2006, 03:02 PM
why do you want them?
06-27-2006, 08:07 PM
I'm more a fan of the Testo 523. seems much more durable and made by a very reliable company with very deep pockets.
06-28-2006, 03:03 PM
r12 - supposedly for ease of operation for one of my techs .i have bought tools before that were suppose to "run faster, jump higher" and they turned out to be good fishing weights at the coast.
06-28-2006, 04:43 PM
Unless your tecs are well trained and know what they're doing, Don't spend the money. This tool won't speed them up or make them better. It is much more accurate then the bourdon tube type, and the temperature sensor is just as good as any other electronic sensor. No more searching for a p/t chart either, but...
It will quickly give subcooling/subheat if you know where to look for them on the screen after pushing the buttons several times and know how to hook up the hoses/sensor. If you have quality guys, spend the money it could save some of their time.
03-04-2012, 07:48 PM
get the AK900, I did and love it.
03-04-2012, 08:22 PM
I'm confused about what dawgtchrr is talking about....testo is the reason he thinks going digital won't speed up your service or make you look better, and the testo is why he thinks you have to push the button several times to find subcool and superheat.
Testo may have deep pockets, but it seems to me that they run almost a monopoly in most towns. Supply houses carry testo for digital and RYJ for analog...and it's not really because they are the best product.....It's like saying that the best and only tool for the job is the tool you got from walmart, because walmart is the only store where you live.
If you spend just a few minutes looking around on this forum you will find the majority of people here are praising their digi-cool.
03-04-2012, 08:48 PM
The thread is old AStudent
The 523 he was taking about is very different from the stuff they have out today :.02:
That one was all aluminum with a rubber boot and did a helloflot if you knew what buttons to push.
Mine is still working and I still use it a lot!
I wish they kept and improved on the durability they had as they went thru their design changes.
Anybody know if the old stuff was really desto designs? The newer stuff is very different as they went thru the years :confused:
03-04-2012, 08:51 PM
Ah sorry....I seen it at the top of the list and assumed that it was a new thread.
I've never seen the 523 until now....it looks a lot better than their newer models IMO.
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