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    Multi-Meter

    I'm looking to upgrade my multi-meter from the one I have now ( iDeal ) but was just wondering what people had to offer for a decent amount of money. Nothing to crazy but nothing to cheap......

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    Buy a spare or three. I always carry three.

    I have two nice units. A fluke amp clamp meter and I can't remember the other but it has cap test and hurts. I also carry a cheap clamp meter in case something happens.

    jim
    Common sense isn't very common anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim147 View Post
    Buy a spare or three. I always carry three.

    I have two nice units. A fluke amp clamp meter and I can't remember the other but it has cap test and hurts. I also carry a cheap clamp meter in case something happens.

    jim
    Wise and smart thinking.Thanks man

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    look at the Fieldpiece line of meters
    It`s better to be silent and thought the fool; than speak and remove all doubt.

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    Got a UEI and a Fieldpiece, and an old UEI, got a Fluke floating around somewhere I got from a tech who was retiring and getting rid of his tools.

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    UEI meters are nice and they are reasonable. I hate taping wires to wet suction lines, so I would get a clamp thermocouple. Worth it IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by King Ziptie View Post
    UEI meters are nice and they are reasonable. I hate taping wires to wet suction lines, so I would get a clamp thermocouple. Worth it IMO.
    Velco cable straps and a piece of slitted armaflex. No tape needed.

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    I guess.

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    Fluke 902

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    uei makes some nice ones, a couple other techs at my company swear by them. Personally i have used Fluke's since the 80's but im starting to wonder about their quality for the price now. i have 3 flukes and all 3 vary 7 degrees on a temp clamp. same clamp same pipe just swapping meters. the ones i have now are less than 2 years old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotrodrob View Post
    uei makes some nice ones, a couple other techs at my company swear by them. Personally i have used Fluke's since the 80's but im starting to wonder about their quality for the price now. i have 3 flukes and all 3 vary 7 degrees on a temp clamp. same clamp same pipe just swapping meters. the ones i have now are less than 2 years old.
    Yea I have the Uei temp meter for about 2 years and no problems yet except I have to tape the sensors on wet suction lines which gets aggravating.

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    I have several Flukes, if I were going to buy an new DMM tomorrow I would get either a UEI DM383 or a TPI 123, best bang for the buck IMO (both under 70 bucks).

    Had a one or the other (at one point both) for many years. Bought my last DMM (Fluke 115) cause the day I needed it that was what was available , That Day !

    If you can afford it the Fluke 87-V is almost unbeatable but for what they go for you will never want to let it out of your sight. I left my 87 alone once and it took me an hour to track it down (it grew legs and hid in someones tool bag for a while. Maybe it wanted a field trip or something )
    If sense were so common everyone would have it !

    Any advice provided is worth exactly what you paid for it, not a penny more not, a penny less !!

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