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    Those manufacturers don't exist in my personal universe.



    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark beiser View Post
    Those manufacturers don't exist in my personal universe.




    LOL!!! I could have predicted you'd say that!

    What about the SC77? I also believe the SC57 doesn't do millivolts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clifpaul View Post
    yeah. i'm actually gonna be meeting a guy tomorrow to buy a sc66 off of him. at least thats the plan for now. we'll see what happens. i have a fluke 322 but i can't check temps or capacitance with it. if it works i'm gonna buy the sc66, keep the 902 for a backup and pawn the 322.
    update: got no showed by the guy. wound up going to baker and buying a new sc46. it was that or the new sc57, and i didn't have the money for the sc57.

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    UEI G2 Great meter it has everything

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    Fluke 336 Clamp
    Fluke 179 Multi
    Fluke 54 II Temp


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    How substantial is the difference between RMS meters and "non RMS" i have read it can be significant ? Anyone ever compare side by side?

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    I noticed a difference between the fluke 322 (non rms) and the fluke 902 (true rms). I don't remember how much it was but I did notice the 902 was more accurate than the 322.

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    I have the Fluke 902. I've had it going on 6 years and it has worked flawlessly since day one.

    The only draw back to the 902 is the resistance. The ohm values only go to 9,999 ohms or 9.9 k-ohms.

    I've ran across several boards, sensors, transducers, etc. that need to be checked using resistance and the values are over the 902's capability.

    I went out and bought a Klein meter that I use in those instances.

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    Agreed. The low ohm rating is probably the 902s biggest drawback. And the fact that you need an adapter to hook up a pipe clamp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvacrmedic View Post
    LOL!!! I could have predicted you'd say that!
    Fieldpiece was only accepted back into my personal universe in the last 3 years, after being banished from it about 17 years ago.

    What about the SC77?
    No testing amps and volts at the same time, no frequency or duty cycle(PWM) measuring capability.

    I also believe the SC57 doesn't do millivolts.
    The SC57 does everything the SC56 does, with the addition of the wireless capability.
    It will do millivolts, but you have to manually select it with the range button.

    My biggest operational complaint about my SC56, and other Fieldpiece meters I've used, is that the auto ranging basically sucks compared to the auto ranging on my Fluke meters.
    I got over it though.
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark beiser View Post
    Fieldpiece was only accepted back into my personal universe in the last 3 years, after being banished from it about 17 years ago.



    No testing amps and volts at the same time, no frequency or duty cycle(PWM) measuring capability.



    The SC57 does everything the SC56 does, with the addition of the wireless capability.
    It will do millivolts, but you have to manually select it with the range button.

    My biggest operational complaint about my SC56, and other Fieldpiece meters I've used, is that the auto ranging basically sucks compared to the auto ranging on my Fluke meters.
    I got over it though.
    I think you're mistaken about the 57.

    SC56 - Ranges: 500mV, 5V, 50V, 500V, 600V Resolution: 0.1mV
    SC57 - Ranges: 0 to 600V Resolution: 0.1V

    The SC57 also loses the Inrush function. But it gains a min/max/hold feature. They aren't the same meter.

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    I use nothing but fluke.......
    it was working.... played with it.... now its broke.... whats the going hourly rate for HVAC repair

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvacrmedic View Post
    I think you're mistaken about the 57.

    SC56 - Ranges: 500mV, 5V, 50V, 500V, 600V Resolution: 0.1mV
    SC57 - Ranges: 0 to 600V Resolution: 0.1V

    The SC57 also loses the Inrush function. But it gains a min/max/hold feature. They aren't the same meter.
    Good catch, the SC57 shares the feature set of the SC54, not the SC56.
    I hadn't actually looked at the specs, just going off bad info from a distributor rep.
    It looks like the SC57 also doesn't do frequency or duty cycle on the voltage side, just Hz on the clamp.
    Also can't do voltage and current at the same time.

    There goes one plan out the window...
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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