I need a meter that reads temperature. I've got it narrowed down to 3 Fluke meters; Fluke 16, 179, or 52. I'd like your opinions, please.
The Fluke 16 seems to be a favorite on this site. The only downside I see is that it reads current only up to 200uA.
That's good for control circuits, but not for higher current devices like motors. Although it can accept an optional current clamp-on attachment.
The Fluke 179 also reads temp, and can read up to 10A, as well as frequency. As an hvac tech, how often are frequency measurements made? Is this an important feature? So far this is my favorite meter, because of its many functions.
Has anyone used this meter?
The Fluke 52 is a temp meter only. It can read 2 temps at a time and record it. Is this important in hvac repair? Or is it over-kill? It appears to be a lab-quality meter, which may be more than what's necessary in the field.
Although I'm still an hvac student, I'm willing to spend a little extra and get a quality meter. Your suggestions are appreciated!