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#50447 - 04/02/05 08:38 PM clamp on amp meter
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I am looking to buy a new digital amp meter and just wanted to get some info on your favorites. I have been using an analog amprobe for years never had any problems with it but just wanted to upgrade. Fluke, amprobe, greenlee, extech?
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#50448 - 04/02/05 09:19 PM Re: clamp on amp meter
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Registered: 10/16/04
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Alaways been a fluke guy myself. True rms for commercial work.
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#50449 - 04/02/05 09:37 PM Re: clamp on amp meter
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BobH,
I have to say I'm tarred with that brush too!.
Fluke or nothing.
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#50450 - 04/03/05 06:51 AM Re: clamp on amp meter
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Registered: 06/20/04
Posts: 206
Loc: Norton, Ma USA
Nov, I'm like BobH & Trumpy. Fluke is what I use. Had other brands in my younger days, but all I have now is Fluke Products. Their repair service is very good and fast.

Al
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#50451 - 04/03/05 08:08 AM Re: clamp on amp meter
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Registered: 09/15/01
Posts: 806
Loc: Bergen County, NJ
Yet another Fluke user here.

I already had a good Fluke DMM (model 87), so I just added a clamp-on current probe to it (model 80I-400).
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#50452 - 04/03/05 08:44 AM Re: clamp on amp meter
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Registered: 01/11/05
Posts: 109
Loc: san diego ca usa
I just bought an Ideal because of the display on the bottom so far it seems to work ok and it is easy to read the display. Rod
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#50453 - 04/03/05 10:25 AM Re: clamp on amp meter
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Registered: 05/08/04
Posts: 697
Loc: Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA
I have a Fluke Model 337 and have been very happy with it.

Dave
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#50454 - 04/03/05 10:35 AM Re: clamp on amp meter
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Registered: 08/08/04
Posts: 69
Loc: New Jersey
ok looks like fluke I have an older model 23 DDM that I have had no problems with. Now to choose between true rms or not. I am looking at the model 322 or model 335 (true rms and backlit)
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#50455 - 04/03/05 10:49 AM Re: clamp on amp meter
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Registered: 05/18/02
Posts: 1716
Loc: N.C.
I own an Amprobe, Fluke, and Ideal and all are good meters IMO.

If I needed to buy one right now I'd look into an Ideal with the bottom read out like Rod has.

Roger
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#50456 - 04/03/05 11:34 AM Re: clamp on amp meter
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Posts: 305
Loc: Maryland USA
I use my Fluke products most of the time. I will never do away with my analog amprobe multimeter ! Digital is good but keep in mind they are very sensitive to stray currents and will give readings on "ghost" currents. Thats when I double check with the old trusty dusty analog amprobe.
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