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#9022 - 04/13/02 03:21 PM Clamp-on ammeters
BrianSparky Offline

Registered: 01/06/02
Posts: 38
Loc: Lakewood,CO
Howdy fellow sparkpersons!
I'm looking to buy a new clamp-on ammeter. I already have a great T5 fluke for everyday stuff, but i'm having to do extensive current measurements on 500 MCM, etc. I have always loved Flukes product line, and I've been eyeballing the new 337. However, I stopped by a Home Depot and saw a Greenlee-Textron model 650 for $60. (True RMS, Max hold).
I priced a Fluke 335 at $100+ (true RMS). So my question is...does anyone out there have any experience with either or both...Any recommendations? I don't mind paying for quality(fluke), but don't know of anybody having any experience with Greenlee-Textron.
Thanks and Spark On!

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#9023 - 04/13/02 03:44 PM Re: Clamp-on ammeters
NJwirenut Offline

Registered: 09/15/01
Posts: 816
Loc: Bergen County, NJ
I use a Fluke 80i-400 current clamp with a Fluke 87 DMM. Measures to 400A. Assuming that you already have a TRMS meter with a 10A range, all you really need is the clamp-on transformer, which costs less than the stand-alone meters.

#9024 - 04/14/02 09:12 PM Re: Clamp-on ammeters
aldav53 Offline

Registered: 08/22/01
Posts: 547
Loc: Chandler, AZ USA
Greenlee is probably ok, but I prefer a Fluke, I like the thinner clamps on the Fluke for hard to get at places. I have a Fluke 36. I Like having both the a/c & d/c amp reading feature.
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