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    multimeter test leads. whats your favorite

    I've been using a Fieldpiece sc77 for a week now and i love it, but the test leads are shorter than what i'm use to.

    So i'm looking for what the masses are using on an everyday basis.

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    I've been using these for a while & love them
    http://www.fluke.com/Fluke/usen/Acce...420&trck=tl175

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    i checked them out and they look pretty cool. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvac wiz 79 View Post
    I've been using these for a while & love them
    http://www.fluke.com/Fluke/usen/Acce...420&trck=tl175
    I've been thinking of trying those.

    I've been using eh SureGrip leads forever, but it is good to try something new from time to time.
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    The Sc77 is a nice multimeter but I prefer the HS36

    It allows you to attach the amp to either the top of the meter or on the leads. You can also switch out the leads to several different types. It comes with microfarad and several different head for several hvac needs.
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    so its not a cardinal sin to use fluke leads on a fieldpiece meter lol, cuz i'm wanting to do that.

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    i do like the hs36 and i am bouncing around the idea of getting the megapak which includes that meter. i was kinda between a rock and a hard place when i got the sc77, my dl389 committed suicide and i had a no cool call to go on so i stopped at the supply house and picked it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech56 View Post
    so its not a cardinal sin to use fluke leads on a fieldpiece meter lol, cuz i'm wanting to do that.
    Got a set of suregrips for my UEi
    Best set of leads I've ever bought but cost more than some of the meters I've bought too
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    Quote Originally Posted by tech56 View Post
    I've been using a Fieldpiece sc77 for a week now and i love it, but the test leads are shorter than what i'm use to.

    So i'm looking for what the masses are using on an everyday basis.
    So what would be the perfect test lead length for a HVACR meter?

    What particular application are you unable to do right now because your test leads are too short and how much longer would they need to be to work?

    Everyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ault51 View Post
    So what would be the perfect test lead length for a HVACR meter?

    What particular application are you unable to do right now because your test leads are too short and how much longer would they need to be to work?

    Everyone?
    If I can offer an opinion....there are times you need to hang your meter and and short leads don't usually give you the reach to get to the load under test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvaclover View Post
    If I can offer an opinion....there are times you need to hang your meter and and short leads don't usually give you the reach to get to the load under test.
    This is the problem i guess i've run into. I am used to having a meter with a magnet on the back or a hanger, and my sc77 has neither at the moment. i got a set of the fluke premium silicone leads today and think they will be plenty long.

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    That's the part about the sc77 i hate. But i manage. I just hook it around pipe or bundle of wire

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvac wiz 79 View Post
    I've been using these for a while & love them
    http://www.fluke.com/Fluke/usen/Acce...420&trck=tl175
    I hvae been looking at those. They don't publish the length, how long are they?

    My Fieldpiece SC56 is a great meter but the leads are definitely too short.

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