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    Intersting find at AHR show..

    It is called the hvac strap. Basically it is a bracket with a nylon strap and a super powerfull magnet on the end. They had them stuck to an outdoor unit as a display and it seemed to work well. I would use it mostly on rooftops. They said right now the only place to buy it is on their website until the supply houses picked it up. I might get one when they get to the supply house this spring when I get my yearly set of gauges..lol http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/images/smilies/whistling.gif

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    Here is the site that I forgot to put in post. www.havcstrap.com

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    Looks like they're onto something, thanks for the share. I think you typo'd on the website though. I found it at http://www.hvacstrap.com/

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    Thanks. They did mention that they are working on a design for the digital gauges. The inventor was/is a tech also so that kinda makes me want to give him some love.

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    The only issue that comes to mind is how might the magnets affect the gauges as they're bumping around in the truck. In my mind magnets and electronics don't go well together. I suppose my meter does have a magnet on the back, but it's fixed rather than dangling on a strap.

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    He Stole the idea from Fluke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by circus1412 View Post
    Thanks. They did mention that they are working on a design for the digital gauges.
    They will work with all Digi-Cool gauges!

    I checked them out at the AHR expo, I believe they will even hold my Digi-Cool DRSA-1250 mounted on a Sherman manifold.
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunyan View Post
    The only issue that comes to mind is how might the magnets affect the gauges as they're bumping around in the truck. In my mind magnets and electronics don't go well together. I suppose my meter does have a magnet on the back, but it's fixed rather than dangling on a strap.
    Keep strong magnets away from thermocouples
    “If You Can Dodge A Wrench You Can Dodge A Ball”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunyan View Post
    The only issue that comes to mind is how might the magnets affect the gauges as they're bumping around in the truck. In my mind magnets and electronics don't go well together. I suppose my meter does have a magnet on the back, but it's fixed rather than dangling on a strap.
    Lol. and keep them away from your credit cards.or mabe not...any way
    They said that when not in use the magnet holds to the bracket thus creating a "loop" and it can be hung by that also.

    FYI the catered food in some of the "big boy" booths were pretty tasty..and free. Theybwanted like $2 for a can of soda at the show..

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsiceman View Post
    Keep strong magnets away from thermocouples
    What does it do to them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by koolkahuna View Post
    What does it do to them?
    There is a long list of things that will cause Electromagnetic Interference with thermocouples. Thermistors are less susceptible to EMI

    “If You Can Dodge A Wrench You Can Dodge A Ball”

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsiceman View Post
    There is a long list of things that will cause Electromagnetic Interference with thermocouples. Thermistors are less susceptible to EMI
    Trying to check the SH and SC on a chiller for a wire EDM machine with a thermocouple instrument, while the machine is cutting, is amusing, futile, but amusing. :0
    It's funny watching a temperature reading gyrate between -50ºF and +250ºF.
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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