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  1. #14
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    You are absolutely right. When you make a decision based on an incorrect reading you risk the chance of burning someone's house or business down. I have a Fluke 87V with an I410 clamp probe I like awfully well but it's big and heavy. I also have a Fieldpiece SC53 clamp meter that seems to be about as accurate as the Fluke but is much lighter and smaller. I guess they all have their place.

  2. #15
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    I noticed that more than one of the suggestions here are NOT True RMS. How often does that present a problem for anyone?

    I am just trying to always keep in mind the reality of HVAC/R Technicians as opposed to things that are occasionally marketing driven or bleed over in tools originally designed for other fields.

  3. #16
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    UEI sells a true RMS model of DL 379.

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    And it is great, comes with temp probe thinge too.
    Quote Originally Posted by Core_d View Post
    UEI sells a true RMS model of DL 379.

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    any Clamp Meter suggestion?

    Quote Originally Posted by lytning View Post
    And it is great, comes with temp probe thinge too.
    What doesnt it do? I would say best all-n-1 meter on the market. The thermocouple is a little brittle though, but never needed calibrating. Although you can calibrate it if need be.

  6. #19
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    I have had a few meters since 1964. I like the UEI the best.

    Quote Originally Posted by Core_d View Post
    What doesnt it do? I would say best all-n-1 meter on the market.

  7. #20
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    Does any other meter on the market match all the functions? From what I have seen their is none.

  8. #21
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    What does any one know about the Fieldpiece ACDC6. Can it be used with the HG3?
    I understand they are making some good amp clamps. But still have bugs.

  9. #22
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    For power measurements I'd say why not go with a Fluke 902 and go home healthy and happy each day. I'm not going to get going on the other brands , but really ?

  10. #23
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    I have the Fluke 902 on my service bag and the 322 on my pm bag. Also have a 80i clamp I can attach to a multimeter.

  11. #24
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    Fluke 902 is the best meter I've ever owned. Cost me two bills though.

  12. #25
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    902 is ok for amp measurements for but for resistance measurements its garbage. id never buy one again. I keep it in my personal vehicle for emergencies. Stick with Amprobe owned by fluke

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nytefog View Post
    902 is ok for amp measurements for but for resistance measurements its garbage. id never buy one again. I keep it in my personal vehicle for emergencies. Stick with Amprobe owned by fluke
    I don't think any clamp meter gets a high ohm range. That's why I have the 179 and 87 for.

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