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    clamp meters

    i was looking for recommendations on clamp meters, which ones to consider and which to stay away from

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    My UEI 239 is great hve had it for years and no problems,but in retrospect prob shouldve gotten a fieldpiece,more flexable,imho

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    Fieldpiece makes a very good meter.

    Stay way from cheap meters. Have had students get the $10.00 Harbor Freight meter and seen them read 0 voltage when 460 volts were present.

    Not a place to cut corners when it could cost you your life.

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    +1. You need a good meter. I personally like Fluke meters. It'll cost you some money, but like Tech said. You dont want to get hit with 480 cause you bought a cheap meter that runs on watch batteries.

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    I was thinking I would go for the fieldpiece now just debating on getting the a standard clamp like sc40 or 50 series or getting the hs 36 which has clamp and other head accessories

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    Get the 36 or 37 imho,but I still like my UEI

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    Fieldpiece SC77 or LT117A

    Fluke is great as well.

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    The Fieldpiece HS-26 original stick meter is water resistant and only $110.00. Not true rms and ohm scale is limited though.
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    i have always liked the cheap clamp on flukes that UR has behind the counter. they take a beating. the clamp also comes in handy as a hanger.

    i recently got a UEI with a built in magnet. sweet. if it only had a backlit display it would be perfect.

    my other fluke (high dollar model) has a lighted display but no built in clamp.

    i just can't seem to get all the features i want in one meter.
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    never had a problem with my uei

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    I love my Fluke 337 for work and home use.

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    Fluke 337

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    I have had my Fieldpiece Stick Meter for over 10 years. Works great and I have never had any problems with it. Plus you can use different attachment heads which is nice.

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