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    Fieldpiece sc56

    I wish I didn't have to pull the leads out to use the temp function. It's kind of a deal breaker for every call use.
    If I pulled the plastic safety switch out, what is the worst that could happen?? I would certainly never try to measure voltage with the thermocouple in it anyway...

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    Quote Originally Posted by knave View Post
    I wish I didn't have to pull the leads out to use the temp function. It's kind of a deal breaker for every call use.
    If I pulled the plastic safety switch out, what is the worst that could happen?? I would certainly never try to measure voltage with the thermocouple in it anyway...
    The switch is there because UL requires it now. This wasn't a requirement when we designed some of the other Fieldpiece meters like the SC76 and SC77 so that is why those don't have a switch.

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    So it won't hurt the meter then. Thanks!

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    So there isn't any potential electrical path between the jacks for the meter test leads, and the plug for the thermocouple?

    Even if there is no direct connection, I'd imagine you can forget about the cat. III rating of the meter.
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    To be clear, I use the meter on every call, but its a little too unhandy as a thermometer. On the flip side, I like the fast response of the low mass t-couple for air temps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knave View Post
    If I pulled the plastic safety switch out, what is the worst that could happen??
    I confirmed my suspicion from my earlier post.

    The worst thing that could happen if you have a thermocouple and your test leads plugged in at the same time is that you could DIE!
    Besides that, it could also cause an inaccurate reading.
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    Leave the safety switch there, it is in place to protect you.
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    My saftey switch broke off a long time ago, and not on purpose.
    Good thing i dont use or trust the temp feature on the sc56.

    However i love my sc56 for a troubleshooting meter, once less meter to carry.

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    How's the SC 57 bY comparison?

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    to trust the temp. on those, you have to calibrate the sensor to the meter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 71CHOPS View Post
    to trust the temp. on those, you have to calibrate the sensor to the meter.
    No Offense, but that's old news. It's the only fault I find with FP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvac5646 View Post
    No Offense, but that's old news. It's the only fault I find with FP.
    s the only reason i love the FP meters. if i cannot calibrate the sensor, am left in a state of wondering if it's right. or checking and finding out that it is off and not being able to correct the problem without spending money to send it off somewhere.
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