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Do I need a CAT-3 meter. #40400
07/18/04 07:24 PM
07/18/04 07:24 PM
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durant  Offline OP
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I do apt.maint.& was wondering if using a CAT-2 meter is enough,or do I need a CAT-3?

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Re: Do I need a CAT-3 meter. #40401
07/19/04 12:45 AM
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What is a CAT-2 meter?

Edward


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Re: Do I need a CAT-3 meter. #40402
07/19/04 06:04 AM
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I am understanding you to be asking about the division or category in relation to the power supply category 2 being from the panel and toward the interior, cat 3 is for the area outside pole and meter socket fluke has a small diagram that breakes these areas down rather well. if you do maintainance and deal with a wide range of electrical ( hopefully all within your licensing and abilities)there are several nice selections would recommend (www.fluke.com) go to basic test or the digital meters under the products list
(dont know how to post a direct link or i would) can anyone explaine that please?


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Re: Do I need a CAT-3 meter. #40403
07/19/04 07:42 AM
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The rating you need on your meter essentially depends on how close to the service entrance you will be working. The category rating system is explained very well here:
http://www.fluke.com/download/library/1263690_w.pdf

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