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Thread: FLUKE 902 AND SHORT COMPRESSOR

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Max View Post
    I have the 440 and really like it. It is a great all around hvac meter. Sent it in and paid to have it repaired recently- they sent back a new one. I have a fluke 376 and it is faster but the 440 is my every day meter.
    Mine is not here yet
    i use to work with a small SC53 and was great but too old and very basic.
    So i've decided to get a new one and the Fluke 902 seems to be the perfect choice but.....cannot test motors
    So decided for the SC440 but was not an easy choice since i was comparing it with the HS 36 another good all around meter, in my opinion .

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    Just got my FP sc440 today
    very nice meter i have to say im happy with my choice

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    Uei and amprobe supply clamps 40-60 mohms.
    However I have a insulation tester for shorts.
    You need to properly check under voltage. 250-1,000 volts at 1 Milliamp
    I refuse to rely on clamp/multimeter.
    Keep your 902!!!
    Get a insulation tester.
    One meter won't cut it in the
    Field.
    Actually I like the fluke 365 SMALL JAWS FOR TIGHT AREAS.
    I HAVE A FLUKE 87V,365 CLAMP, FLUKE 1520 MEGGER, 902FC CLAMP AND FLUKE 289 FOR DATA PURPOSE.
    ACTUALLY THE 902 FC IS HOME ON THE SHELF.
    THE FLUKE 87V IS A BEAST IN THE FIELD.
    THE 365 IS ONLY USED FOR AMPS AND LIVE CAPACITOR CHECKS.

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    Sticking with my Simpson 260, Sperry 9 & Biddle crank megger! All USA made, 1970's, all still working.

    Fluke used to be the best before China began making nearly all of the meters.

    Make sure your meter has a Cat III rating. Have used some that did not have auto indexing so would not show any voltage if out of set range, avoid any not giving warning of out of range.

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    I guess your not familiar with fluke history lately.
    All 80 series meter by fluke are still made is USA!!!
    All clamps are made in China.
    Fluke is still the best and yes ALL their equipment is cat rated!!
    Fluke is still the standard world wide.
    If anything your instruments from the 70s are not cat rated and should not be inservice
    in today's world. Not saying that it's not good because it is
    There are safety standards in place as you already now.
    All flukes clamp meters are made in China however the quality is better than the last generation.
    I know because I have 2 of them. Plus the 87v and 289 which are American made.
    Again, fluke is still the world leaders in electrical Instruments.

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    Agree they are typically the best and you would think they would be proud of the USA made label.

    Their web site does not list where the meters are made only " Manufacturing centers are located in the USA, the UK, Asia and The Netherlands". They don't list where in "Asia", maybe contracted out to other Asian companies? could have just said North America, Europe & Asia.

    I have a few Flukes, but still fall back on old reliable's sometimes too.

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    I fully understand!!!
    Many of our tools HVAC are
    Made overseas as well as many other items.

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    AH!!!I still have a Simpson 260 on the truck.I don't use it much, but on occasion i will use it.I have two old Sperry analog snap around meters.They are in the house.They still work, about 40years old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gleng View Post
    AH!!!I still have a Simpson 260 on the truck.I don't use it much, but on occasion i will use it.I have two old Sperry analog snap around meters.They are in the house.They still work, about 40years old.
    I have Sperry clamp, they will be around for years to come.
    Simpson 260 that's what I was trained with in early 80s. Still has it's place as well as the Sperry clamp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpruden View Post
    I have Sperry clamp, they will be around for years to come.
    Simpson 260 that's what I was trained with in early 80s. Still has it's place as well as the Sperry clamp.
    How do you like the new Sperry clamp meters.I have not had a Sperry meter in years.I don't see them sold at any parts houses that I go to.

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    I don't own or even seen the new Sperry products.
    If I were to get one it would be for home use.
    I don't see them in the field these days either.
    I have no ideal on their quality anymore.

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    Well said, get a megger! To many hvac guys relying on that ohm scale for motor winding checks.

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