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    Digital Guages . . . what do you use / recommend?

    So, I failed with my purchase of Mastercool Digital Gauges. I will be returning them tomorrow. What digital manifold gauges do you use, like and recommend? I'm not new to the industry (20 years experience) but I am just now moving into the world of digital diagnostics. I've looked at the Fieldpiece units and I'm not impressed. I've also seen a few guys using Refco and Testo. I like the Testo 557 4-way manifold, but I want the feedback from the guys who are already finding success in their tools.

    Can you help me out with a few suggestions?

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    Digicool ak900 is my vote, there is a few reviews of digi guages by Brent Ridley in the tools and test equipment forum that are a very good read.

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    Ak 900 here also. Very easy to use and very accurate.


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    X4 here.

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    Digicool 1600, Ive had it for a few years.

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    Also, I have mine on a 4 valve Titan manifold too.

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    If my 1250 ever dies I'll be getting a AK900
    Problem is I don't think I can wait that long

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    My AK900 comes tomorrow!

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    jpnb you may want to check on the weather tightness of the 557
    The other day I had my DC connected with a short hose to a rtu charged it and went to other things.
    When I got back water was pouring out all over my gauges because of the spot it was hanging.
    I just left it be. Probably done dozens if not hundreds of other stupid things like that and it doesn't phase them. You don't need to baby the Digi-Cools

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    I have 2 Testo 550's. My first set is 2.5 years old and went back for service do to the static issue. Other than that both sets have been rained on too many times to count with no adverse issue. Maybe I have been lucky ? If one of my 550's fail I will probably pick up one of the digi cools just because the good reviews.

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    I have the sman3. Considering a 2nd set. I just retired my Titan manifold when I got my megaflow kit. Seems perfect for an ak900.

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