I went down to a couple local electrical supply stores today and annoyed the salesmen (real nice guys) about their amp-clamp multi-meters.
I looked at a few different meters and the ones that impressed me where the fluke t5 and the Ideal 61-732. A few people on here suggested that I buy the fluke t5 and get a bigger amp clamp type meter later.
Does anyone have any experience with the Ideal 61-732? I was looking at it for my second meter. I will be doing residential and commercial work and the amp clamp on the fluke 330 series meters look like they would be hard to get into a standard service panel.
Sorry if this is a reduntant question. I just don't want to spend my money on something I'll have to replace in a month.
I have an Ideal DMM with clamp-on ammeter that i think is the same model as yours. While the clamp-on is the least-used feature on mine, I have had occasion to use in a panel and had no problem with the fit. In all ways i love this meter.
Re: meters, again!#56980 10/04/0507:50 AM10/04/0507:50 AM
Sorry about that, I didn't really know what to put under occupation.
I am a student. I finished my apprenticship class and passed my test, now taking another for the journeymen. The journeymen test is in november then I will probably go to work after the first of the year in residental and commercial.
Samuel A Mercure
Re: meters, again!#56982 10/04/0511:21 AM10/04/0511:21 AM
I still prefer the "wiggie" style on my pouch. (Knopp is my favorite). There is no on/off switch to toggle. It shakes in my hand when live voltage is contacted. I do not normally work on circuits above 600 volts. There is less room for human error, such as forgetting to turn on the switch when reading for voltages. But I have a fluke t-5 close by for more accurate readings.
Last week I had a chance to check my T5-1000 with a high ccrrent test set and found the ammeter not to be verry accurate. I want to look at again I will post my findings at a later date . One must also remember one or two is not a verry good sample but it will give you something to think about.