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    Which Digital Gauges To Buy?

    Hi everyone, I've been thinking about buying myself a pair of digital gauges, but don't know which ones to buy, I 've been keeping an eye on the yellow jackets, testo's and digi cools. Which ones do you guys prefer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by remi322 View Post
    Hi everyone, I've been thinking about buying myself a pair of digital gauges, but don't know which ones to buy, I 've been keeping an eye on the yellow jackets, testo's and digi cools. Which ones do you guys prefer?

    Do yourself a big favour and buy from DigiCool. DO NOT buy from Yellow Jacket even though they are the same. Ritchie has done something that they are going to regret big time. Testo sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reeferman View Post
    Do yourself a big favour and buy from DigiCool. DO NOT buy from Yellow Jacket even though they are the same. Ritchie has done something that they are going to regret big time. Testo sucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reeferman View Post
    Do yourself a big favour and buy from DigiCool. DO NOT buy from Yellow Jacket even though they are the same. Ritchie has done something that they are going to regret big time. Testo sucks.
    mine are the Y/J set they are the same as the digi 1200 series. the must be something i dunno about, doug and Y/J having a fallen out or something either way, for the price, it's a great set up. four port manifold, hoses, and the 1200. and i bought mine on sale last year for 649 plus uncle sam i am waiting for them to go on sale agian this spring
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    I would not buy digital gauges unless you are verry carefull with them I would break them in a week. I dont have the time to put them away and then take them out for every service call I just hang my gauges on my cage in the truck digitals will get beat

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    The digi cools are pretty tough. I have digi cools, testo and the yellow jacket guages. Id buy the digi cools again in a heart beat but I have a set of testo's for sale

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    Digi-cool all the way.

    Quote Originally Posted by Danimal535 View Post
    I would not buy digital gauges unless you are verry carefull with them I would break them in a week. I dont have the time to put them away and then take them out for every service call I just hang my gauges on my cage in the truck digitals will get beat
    It seems you have no experience of the Digi-cool product. Mine have been hanging in the back since I got them. I have never teated them any different to my mechanical manifold sets that now reside in the workshop!!!!!!

    The one thing I did do was put a screen protector over the LCD, no big deal just common sense to keep them looking good for longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danimal535 View Post
    I would not buy digital gauges unless you are verry carefull with them I would break them in a week. I dont have the time to put them away and then take them out for every service call I just hang my gauges on my cage in the truck digitals will get beat
    You can drive a truck over the Digi cools....

    No worries about breaking the Cools....they are the only thing I use!! Hangin in my truck now....oh and it was like -17 here this weekend....
    I need a new signature.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danimal535 View Post
    I would not buy digital gauges unless you are verry carefull with them I would break them in a week. I dont have the time to put them away and then take them out for every service call I just hang my gauges on my cage in the truck digitals will get beat
    If you broke the Digi-cool it would be because you took a sledge hammer to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danimal535 View Post
    I would not buy digital gauges unless you are verry carefull with them I would break them in a week. I dont have the time to put them away and then take them out for every service call I just hang my gauges on my cage in the truck digitals will get beat
    i've been using my digi-cools for almost a year now and haven't had one minutes trouble with them.

    they have been through wos thing's than my analog gauges could ever think of doing!

    i hang my digi-cools up in the truck just like any other set of gauges i have. they are sitting on the truck and have been since friday night, it was 17°F saturday morning and i can rest assure they will work just fine tomorrow morning when i need to use them. they have been wet, dropped, thrown in a fit of rage (lmao like you've never been P.O'ed before) and they don't stop working, and are still more accurate then my best kept set of analog's

    plus, i don't have to carry a PT chart anymore
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danimal535 View Post
    I would not buy digital gauges unless you are verry carefull with them I would break them in a week. I dont have the time to put them away and then take them out for every service call I just hang my gauges on my cage in the truck digitals will get beat
    What kind of anolog set do you have that is tougher than a good set of digitals

    I'd like to try them but I wouldn't want to waist anymore money on a Analog Set and break them in a week

    Quote Originally Posted by hvacrmedic View Post
    If you broke the Digi-cool it would be because you took a sledge hammer to them.
    Medic You obviously haven't seen the hammer test yet

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    The guys that are using the Digi-cools do you have 2 sets one for R22 and one for R410A or do you just use the 1 set for everything and what do you do after each call if using different refrigerant.

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    I bought two to have them seperate. I just don't want any excuses that thier was contamination between the two.

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