I used a UEI DM383 (?) for about 6 years as a "Beater" till one of the LED segments went out, not bad for 50 bucks, bought a TPI 133 (?) and it survived for almost 10 years till it lied and said 575VAC on a 480 circuit. I have had a Fluke 87 as the Serious meter for 12 years. It stays in the truck till I really need it. If someone decided to relieve me of a "Beater" I'd be pi$$ed but not like I would be if the 87 walked off.
Couldn't find another TPI locally so I bought a Fluke 116, doesnt do 4-20mA (duh, I should have read the specs) so I swapped it for a Fluke 115. I am still looking for another TPI but I am getting really used to the 115. I know several people that are sold out on the Amprobe meters lots of feature for half the price of a fluke.
Get a CATIII minimum, that alone can save your skin. JMO
If sense were so common everyone would have it !
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