It isn't so much that I've no interest in a Refco product, but more that I'm not really in the market for another digital manifold at the moment, unless it has some "WOW factor" feature that I decide I really want.
Originally Posted by Expat in CH
Refco makes some solid products that I like, I just wish there was a supplier in my area that carried a decent selection of them.
Just to add a little context to my previous post, I've been using digital refrigerant gauges exclusively for about 7 years, and have 5 working sets of them, from 3 manufacturers, that range between 3 and 9 years old. The only analogue refrigerant gauges I still own are in a junk box in my garage, even my burnout/recovery manifold has a digital gauge head on it.
I've tried a number of digital refrigerant gauge products, by various manufacturers, going back to the Tiff digital pressure gauges in the early 90's, and the Robinair digital refrigerant gauge(the one with the refrigerant keys) in the mid/late 90's.
I've got a lot of experience with a broad spectrum of digital refrigerant gauges, from dismal failures to products that are really quite good, and I'm fairly passionate about the need for digital refrigerant manifold when working on modern high efficiency HVAC/R equipment.
If your "I'd like to do a head to head field test to see how we stack up." comment is serious, I'd like to volunteer.
fair warning though, even with products I like, use every day, and recommend to others, I tend to be brutally honest about their flaws.
Nobody makes a perfect product.
If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.