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    Filed Piece dual temp meter irritation

    Can someone explain to me why the Field Piece ST4 dual input thermometer doesn't have an automatic shut off?
    Im so tired of pulling it out of my truck only to find the 9 v battery is dead because a simple brain fart or a bump in the road which can turn it on and leave it on.
    All of their other meters Ive used will turn off by itself when not in use.

    What gives?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by navyguy1 View Post
    Can someone explain to me why the Field Piece ST4 dual input thermometer doesn't have an automatic shut off?
    Im so tired of pulling it out of my truck only to find the 9 v battery is dead because a simple brain fart or a bump in the road which can turn it on and leave it on.
    All of their other meters Ive used will turn off by itself when not in use.

    What gives?

    Thanks.
    That's crazy...maybe try looking up the manual to see if it's a setting you can tweak. But ultimately get the fluke...way better

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    There is only two ways for that meter to turn off. Push the button and it turns off instantly or don’t push the button and it will turn off in about 18-32 hours. With that being said that meter is the best and fastest response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bearded brother View Post
    There is only two ways for that meter to turn off. Push the button and it turns off instantly or don’t push the button and it will turn off in about 18-32 hours. With that being said that meter is the best and fastest response.
    Nah he needs a fluke 52-2 that'll fix his issues

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    Fluke meters for anything that is gonna keep me from doing the 60 hertz shuffle but to read temperature that is a lot of 9 volt batteries to off set that price point. Any I have had my ST4 for 12 years and still going strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bearded brother View Post
    There is only two ways for that meter to turn off. Push the button and it turns off instantly or don’t push the button and it will turn off in about 18-32 hours. With that being said that meter is the best and fastest response.
    18-32 hours? That makes zero sense.
    9 volt battery already dying.
    Why not shut off in 30 min?

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    I was making the joke of it will turn off when the battery dies or when you push the off button.
    Easiest way to fix it is take it back to the supply house you got it from and bring an extra $200 and get the fluke meter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bearded brother View Post
    I was making the joke of it will turn off when the battery dies or when you push the off button.
    Easiest way to fix it is take it back to the supply house you got it from and bring an extra $200 and get the fluke meter.
    Lol. I got it now.
    Doesn’t take much to get past my nimble brain.

    Thanks

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