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    Thoughts on Bluetooth gauges

    Debating between yellow jacket 67002 or fieldpiece jL3kh6. Wanted some insight on durability of these systems. I like the thought of not having hoses to reduce refrigerant loss during a pm.

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    You can use analog stubbies too, coming from a guy that almost exclusively uses wireless digital

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    I’ve done that in the past. But then I would actually have to do some math to figure out SH and SC. My sman have made me lazy haha

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    I have the Fieldpiece jl3 kit but to be honest I haven’t even taken it out of the package after about 8 months. I use the iConnect, followed by digiciool ak900. I use analog stubbies and a cooper-Atkins wireless clamp for quick checks.

    The ak900 is a straight workhorse. The one I’m using looks like it’s been through WW3.

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    Thanks for the reply. I’m might pass on jl3 then. I retired my ak when I broke the sensors and manifold started leaking

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    I have the fieldpiece with the transducers and wireless temo and humidity. Love them. No issues after a year

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    Quote Originally Posted by a4372302 View Post
    Debating between yellow jacket 67002 or fieldpiece jL3kh6. Wanted some insight on durability of these systems. I like the thought of not having hoses to reduce refrigerant loss during a pm.
    The Fieldpiece Joblink probes have been really solid. Used with MeasureQuick they are a great combination.

    Jim
    JLB,

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    Been using the FP probes for roughly 7 months. I like them a lot. They're my go to gauges. I have the full iConnect system, and Testo550's for back up.
    Still disappointed with the empty promises of iConnect upgrades that never came out. Geez, they never even shortened the damn line temp strap wires.

    I'm hoping FP will come out with a compatible dual port manometer and watt/clamp multi-meter. I would buy them today, if they made 'em.
    "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing" Socrates

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgenius33 View Post
    Been using the FP probes for roughly 7 months. I like them a lot. They're my go to gauges. I have the full iConnect system, and Testo550's for back up.
    Still disappointed with the empty promises of iConnect upgrades that never came out. Geez, they never even shortened the damn line temp strap wires.

    I'm hoping FP will come out with a compatible dual port manometer and watt/clamp multi-meter. I would buy them today, if they made 'em.
    How is the connectivity with the full blown FP system.

    I have the air probes, and they work, but seem to cut in and out a bit.


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    Quote Originally Posted by heatingman View Post
    How is the connectivity with the full blown FP system.

    I have the air probes, and they work, but seem to cut in and out a bit.


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    They all cut in an out, but it's a non issue for the most part, because they almost always reconnect within a few seconds. I just look at it as a refresh. I found if I close all of the opened apps on my phone before opening the FP app it works better sometimes.

    Long term reliability is yet to be seen, but they've been great so far. I did get some bad pressure readings, but I found out it was the NRP low loss 90° fittings I was using. Those things did not last long before the seals blew out of them.
    "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing" Socrates

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgenius33 View Post
    They all cut in an out, but it's a non issue for the most part, because they almost always reconnect within a few seconds. I just look at it as a refresh. I found if I close all of the opened apps on my phone before opening the FP app it works better sometimes.

    Long term reliability is yet to be seen, but they've been great so far. I did get some bad pressure readings, but I found out it was the NRP low loss 90° fittings I was using. Those things did not last long before the seals blew out of them.
    I bought a Galaxy S5 with a bad ESN number for 50 dollars, an extended life battery for 15 dollars, and a Otterbox case for 10 dollars, all off of Ebay that I use for my wireless Appion gauges ...... you can still connect to WiFi to download any apps

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvacskills View Post
    I bought a Galaxy S5 with a bad ESN number for 50 dollars, an extended life battery for 15 dollars, and a Otterbox case for 10 dollars, all off of Ebay that I use for my wireless Appion gauges ...... you can still connect to WiFi to download any apps
    Are you saying the android maintains better connection vs iOS?
    "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing" Socrates

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    mgenius highjacking for just a second. How is the drawer box working out in the truck? How did you secure it down?

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