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    Question Meter?

    Thinking of buying a SC70 series Fieldpiece. Time for a new meter. Anyone have any input. Supplier says they are selling fast, what else would he say. Just trying to get some info...,.,.thanks

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    Might want to check out the HS36 before deciding.

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    I have had both and prefer the HS36
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    look at the fluke 902

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryand View Post
    look at the fluke 902
    Only measures ohms to 9999. If you don't care about compressor grounds or thermistor values, etc., then it might be a good meter. It's useless to me, but I don't speak for everyone. I and the counter guys have already confronted a Fluke rep about this when he was there. I guess it went nowhere.

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    I have 2 still working SC76 meters (had 3 gave 1 away)as well as the SC77 (back light display)

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    Need info on accuraccy and compatibility between the attachments. How much will this one meter avtually do or be capable of doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvacrmedic View Post
    Only measures ohms to 9999. If you don't care about compressor grounds or thermistor values, etc., then it might be a good meter. It's useless to me, but I don't speak for everyone. I and the counter guys have already confronted a Fluke rep about this when he was there. I guess it went nowhere.
    True...........but it's a good general purpose meter.

    I keep a 902 in the toolbag and a 179 in the truck for serious troubleshooting.
    Also have a 16 for backup.

    Never used fieldpiece, seems like where ever I've worked, fluke was allways king.

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    I had one of the original sticks simple compact and durable,till I strung it around the antenna on my truck and drove away.replaced it with a hs36 nice meter but not as durable. K-type connections inside connections bend and don't return you have to open it up and return them for contact not made as well as they used to be! If Fluke made them as economical as FP they would corner the market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvacrmedic View Post
    Only measures ohms to 9999. If you don't care about compressor grounds or thermistor values, etc., then it might be a good meter. It's useless to me, but I don't speak for everyone. I and the counter guys have already confronted a Fluke rep about this when he was there. I guess it went nowhere.
    Because it ias a good combination meter for HVAC . Not a specific Megger.
    The design of this meter would not measure accurately a high resistance eyond that value. thus the design just program the sofware to show the resistance maxed out at 9999.
    in order to measure at higher resistance accurately, the Meter has to has a higher voltage coming out of the meter

    They could have just program a scaling factor into it and measure all the way to mega Ohm but at what accuracy.

    We all could argue that Fluke could have just let the meter measure all the way to MegaOhm and warn us against the inaccuracy.

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    I did not mean economical but ergonomically .

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