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    I'm finishing up my first year in HVAC/Power Engineering and it's time to get a decent MM. Looking into the Fluke 16/322 combo kit for around $220 that's recommended for HVAC but was wondering about a few things. A co-worker has recommended looking into thr Fluke 336 but that runs an aditional $100. Is having true RMS or measuring for DC amps something that's a good idea or would they overkill in HVAC?

    [Edited by jernan001 on 04-14-2006 at 06:31 PM]
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    Fluke is good. I just bought a Greenlee

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    Yes, Fluke is good. Any opinions on having true RMS or measuring for DC amps? Am I OK getting the 16/332 combo or should I look into the 336 and a MM that also measures temperature?
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    I would recommend the one below.

    TRMS isn't that much more than the standard model.

    The one below will allow you to test most of the measurements that you will need. If you do a search for meters you will find a wide variety of options and opinions.

    Amprobe ACD-14 TRMS

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    how about this one, better looking, better meter.


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    I'm pretty happy with my Fieldpiece...
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    I'm gonna sit this one out.

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    Originally posted by jay302
    I'm pretty happy with my Fieldpiece...
    I love my Fieldpiece, except I blew the funky 1/4 amp fuse today. Opps my bad!
    There's TREACHERY AFOOT!!!

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    Originally posted by hvac3901
    I'm gonna sit this one out.
    Now where's the fun in that?


    And where's Dice when you need him?

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    Ok. Thanks for the replies. I'm doing some additional searching before making a choice.
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    Originally posted by Jultzya
    I would recommend the one below.

    TRMS isn't that much more than the standard model.

    The one below will allow you to test most of the measurements that you will need. If you do a search for meters you will find a wide variety of options and opinions.

    Amprobe ACD-14 TRMS

    Features Specs



    I agree with this one.

    The best meter I have had, and only cost $100. Holy sheep sh*t isn't that cool!



    It can read A/C amps on the top meter with the inductive clamp, and read volts or something else on the bottom meter at the same time.

    The volts and capacitor readings are almost instant without the counting and waiting like some of the OTHER meters ~uh hem!~


    Amprobe has been around twice as long as many of them other companies as well. Maybe even longer.

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    Originally posted by Jultzya
    I would recommend the one below.

    TRMS isn't that much more than the standard model.

    The one below will allow you to test most of the measurements that you will need. If you do a search for meters you will find a wide variety of options and opinions.

    Amprobe ACD-14 TRMS

    Features Specs


    Best meter for the money I have ever bought.
    The versatility of this meter for the price is amazing.





    [Edited by a\c don on 04-14-2006 at 09:35 PM]
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    Originally posted by Jultzya
    Originally posted by hvac3901
    I'm gonna sit this one out.
    Now where's the fun in that?


    And where's Dice when you need him?

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