Fluke

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Bigcountry, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. Bigcountry

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  2. beenthere

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    Especially if you do heating and air conditioning work. Fluke meters are good instruments.

    If you don't do HVAC, check some other meters for their functions as a comparison.
     
  3. Wendy

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    Features I like (to name a few)...

    True RMS (major feature)
    Frequency (nice feature)
    Capacitance (nice feature)
    Thermocouple and microampmeter (nice features)

    Overall a good piece of equipment, Flukes have a really good reputation, and are pretty tough.

    The optional amp clampmeter is a must if you ever want to see if a heater is working. Measuring voltage across one says the switch is good, the current says the heater is good. If you have one dead heater among 4 it is a major feature.
     
  4. gerty

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    Double check the specs.. I only saw a microamps scale (600). If that's all you need, it's all good, but most people prefer a higher current capability.
     
  5. Wendy

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    Guess that's why they are selling the clamp amp meter.

    For its niche it's complete enough, most service techs don't use amps that way, it's more of a general purpose application.
     
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