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  1. #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by cuervo View Post
    That price is getting into Fluke 902 territory. Yes, the 902 has less features but it's a Fluke.
    So is this:



    I have allot of Fieldpiece gear and some Fluke too... I won't buy based on name alone.. Never know what kind of Fluke you are getting..

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacnw View Post
    I am not defending it, and I am not sure this is the reason behind it, but I think it is that way so you can turn it with a single finger/thumb and not have to grasp it o turn it.
    You are correct. It's designed for functionality and durability. We can't please everyone with a single design.

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    Ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, bad to the bone.

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    Interesting, On the new digital manifold it has target superheat. Does the instrument input the wet bulb through the wb thermocouple probe only or is there a manual wb input?

    How about outdoor temperature input, does it also require it be inputted through the probe or can it also be inputted manually?

    How about a interface with a computer so all data can be exported to an excel file and printed?

    Any ability to store the data under a customer name and address for later review or comparison of data from maintenence to maintenence?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcjo tech View Post
    Interesting, On the new digital manifold it has target superheat. Does the instrument input the wet bulb through the wb thermocouple probe only or is there a manual wb input?

    How about outdoor temperature input, does it also require it be inputted through the probe or can it also be inputted manually?

    How about a interface with a computer so all data can be exported to an excel file and printed?

    Any ability to store the data under a customer name and address for later review or comparison of data from maintenence to maintenence?
    Just a WAG, but I'd bet it will interface somehow with the HVAC guide.
    The HVAC Guide would be interesting if it had a keypad, still can't believe the first version of it made it off the drawing board without a keypad, much less a 2nd version...
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark beiser View Post
    Just a WAG, but I'd bet it will interface somehow with the HVAC guide.
    The HVAC Guide would be interesting if it had a keypad, still can't believe the first version of it made it off the drawing board without a keypad, much less a 2nd version...
    Hmmm... Could be kinda cool.. I have found that since I bought my digital manifold I don't use my HVAC Guide as much. At the right price point I could be convinced to get another digital manifold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark beiser View Post
    Just a WAG, but I'd bet it will interface somehow with the HVAC guide.
    The HVAC Guide would be interesting if it had a keypad, still can't believe the first version of it made it off the drawing board without a keypad, much less a 2nd version...
    I'm sure Russell will be along soon to inform us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolperfect View Post
    I just can't warm up to that rinky dink pointer type handle they use to change scales on their meters
    I have the same issue with it.
    I know it is very durable and well made, but it LOOKS like something you would find on a $10 Chinese throwaway meter on sale at Harbor Freight.

    Even with the the crappy looking switch, this meter may be what finally pulls me over to the Fieldpiece side of the fence. Just waiting to see what the accuracy specs are for AC amps. The specs on the SC77 are somewhat less than impressive...
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fotofx View Post
    Hmmm... Could be kinda cool.. I have found that since I bought my digital manifold I don't use my HVAC Guide as much. At the right price point I could be convinced to get another digital manifold.
    I'm most likely out of out of the digital refrigerant manifold market for a few years.
    5 is enough......for now...
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    Sure, It may interface with the HVAC Guide but what does the HVAC Guide interface with?



    Not much! Thats the problem. I'm sure they are looking for an answer to that problem as we speak.

    Some software where the data could be attached to your customers records would be helpful. Could then consider it as a data logging tool.

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    I doubt an interface.
    That sounds like an expensive tool and not much from Fieldpiece is all that expensive.
    My bet is on a stand alone for first one out.
    Sounds like they got a lot packed in there already.
    “If You Can Dodge A Wrench You Can Dodge A Ball”

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsiceman View Post
    I doubt an interface.
    That sounds like an expensive tool and not much from Fieldpiece is all that expensive.
    My bet is on a stand alone for first one out.
    Sounds like they got a lot packed in there already.
    Well you got to give credit where credit is due.

    They are the first to include a target superheat ability into a digital manifold guage set.

    There are endless possibilities from there. Charges automatically then when target is reached shuts off the ports.

    Could do this for both SH and SC.

    Wireless wet bulb would be best for this application. The internal software could continue to calculate the target superheat while the indoor conditions change.

    Of course air flow would need to be verified first.

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    Wow mcjo plus the data logging with pin number to prove a human actualy was there
    “If You Can Dodge A Wrench You Can Dodge A Ball”

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