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#50447 - 04/03/05 12:38 AM 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 - 04/03/05 01:19 AM Re: clamp on amp meter  
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Alaways been a fluke guy myself. True rms for commercial work.


#50449 - 04/03/05 01:37 AM Re: clamp on amp meter  
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BobH,
I have to say I'm tarred with that brush too!. [Linked Image]
Fluke or nothing.


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#50450 - 04/03/05 09:51 AM Re: clamp on amp meter  
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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


#50451 - 04/03/05 11:08 AM Re: clamp on amp meter  
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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).


#50452 - 04/03/05 11:44 AM Re: clamp on amp meter  
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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


#50453 - 04/03/05 01:25 PM Re: clamp on amp meter  
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I have a Fluke Model 337 and have been very happy with it.

Dave


#50454 - 04/03/05 01:35 PM Re: clamp on amp meter  
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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)


#50455 - 04/03/05 01:49 PM Re: clamp on amp meter  
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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


#50456 - 04/03/05 02:34 PM Re: clamp on amp meter  
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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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