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#69415 - 09/09/06 09:11 AM which DMM ???
togol Offline
Registered: 09/15/05
Posts: 426
Loc: NW In. USA
I now have a small tool allowance....$150....
from the company, and I am thinking of buying my own new meter for the first time in about 30 years

I have no pre-disposition for any particular brand, however the allowance can only be used with a vendor.

my apologies to the ECN webstore.

...I cannot buy something and be re-imbursed...... and any thing over the allowance will be cheerfully deducted from my pay .......all at once

so, the only choices available are
..... in no particular order.....

any one have a preference
i'm open to suggestions
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#69416 - 09/09/06 09:26 AM Re: which DMM ???
Surfinsparky Offline
Registered: 07/29/05
Posts: 77
Loc: merritt island fl usa
I like my fluke 110 it is right in your range I think.
#69417 - 09/09/06 10:29 AM Re: which DMM ???
Sandro Offline
Registered: 12/30/01
Posts: 449
Loc: Stoney Creek, ON, Canada
Go for the Fluke. Awesome meter.
#69418 - 09/09/06 10:57 AM Re: which DMM ???
Dnkldorf Offline
Registered: 12/12/04
Posts: 1091
Loc: nowhere usa
ECN should be a legit vendor, talk to your boss. You'll get a reciept, that should be all they are worried about.

Even if you go over the $150 allotment, save your reciept. Chances are that you can deduct anything over the $150, off your personal taxes at the end of the year. So don't skimp out, get what you need and get something good.
#69419 - 09/09/06 11:30 AM Re: which DMM ???
wa2ise Offline
Registered: 11/29/02
Posts: 773
Loc: Oradell NJ USA
Be aware that some digital meters are slow to measure hundreds of volts AC. Like several seconds. You could see "120" as it works its way to "277". And you don't have to be a rocket scientist to know what would happen if you confuse 120V wires with 277V....
#69420 - 09/09/06 12:15 PM Re: which DMM ???
togol Offline
Registered: 09/15/05
Posts: 426
Loc: NW In. USA
I should have been more specific....I can only use the companys' suppliers...which limits me to three houses

Kirby-Risk .......elec
and Fastenal.....whatever

.......I cannot buy what I want and merely turn the receipt in.....
#69421 - 09/09/06 01:20 PM Re: which DMM ???
Dnkldorf Offline
Registered: 12/12/04
Posts: 1091
Loc: nowhere usa
togol, get them to set up an account at ECN then.

I'm sure Bill wouldn't mind.
#69422 - 09/09/06 01:38 PM Re: which DMM ???
JoeTestingEngr Offline
Registered: 11/04/05
Posts: 786
Loc: Chicago, Il.
Togol, it's hard to suggest, not knowing what you already have access to. If you already have a clamp-on ammeter, that Fluke 110 looks like a good choice. But if you don't have a clamp-on, consider one that also comes with test leads for other DMM functions. The 110 max is 10A AC or DC. I take a Fluke 187 into the field but I can always bum an Amprobe if I need one.
#69423 - 09/09/06 02:17 PM Re: which DMM ???
Registered: 12/08/05
Posts: 865
Loc: Titirangi, Akld, New Zealand
Get a Fluke.

They are very reliable good quality meters.
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#69424 - 09/09/06 02:59 PM Re: which DMM ???
SolarPowered Offline
Registered: 07/05/04
Posts: 615
Loc: Palo Alto, CA, USA
As we used to say after a coworker went to work in the engineering department at Fluke, "If it works, it's a Fluke."
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