the max amp or size and cost of your meter depends on what you are measuring. If all the loads come from 100 amp circuit breakers or less, any of the ones you listed would work. if you are measuring 600 or 800 amp loads then you need the greater capacity. Also true rms give you better accuracy but if you are only checking non plc controlled motors you do not really need it. For any load with harmonics you need that accuracy
#38807 - 06/02/0401:38 PMRe: Is true (RMS) really needed in a clamp meter ?
leesops, A non-True RMS meter can have an error factor of up to 30% on AC systems that include harmonic components in the sine wave. Personally, I only use True RMS test gear for finding things like stray neutral currents and the like. I see that APPA has just released a new series of True RMS Clampmeter/Voltmeters And one of them, the A16R has a 1000A scale this can be seen at http://www.appatech.com Having the Cat IV 600V/Cat III 1000V rating's also helps.
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