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#24393 - 04/10/03 08:37 PM What kind of meter
rusty Offline
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Registered: 12/22/02
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Loc: aurora, ne. usa
What kind of clamp on meter would anyone recommend for a basic "hands free meter", I clamp it on somewhere so I don't have to hold it while checking volts, amps, resistance, etc. I have been using Amprobe's ACD10 and go through 1 or 2 a year (very rough service). Any suggestions?

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#24394 - 04/10/03 09:16 PM Re: What kind of meter
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Registered: 07/05/02
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Gidday Rusty,
Welcome to ECN, mate!
I've heard that the Fluke 30 Clamp is supposed to be pretty good.
Personally, I use a Fluke T5-1000, but it doesn't have a "Closing Jaw" system like other clampmeters, so you have to hold the wire in the space between the forks.
Hope this helps!.
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#24395 - 04/11/03 10:59 AM Re: What kind of meter
JCooper Offline

Registered: 12/30/02
Posts: 229
Loc: Kendall Park, NJ USA
I have a Fluke 333 clamp on meter and it has served me well so far, only had it about four months, I also have a Fluke 75 and I believe you can get a kit to hang them, it comes with a strap as well as a nice size magnet to stick onto building steel or whatever is around.


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