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clamp on amp meter #50447
04/02/05 11:38 PM
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nov  Offline OP
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Joined: Aug 2004
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New Jersey
I am looking to buy a new digital amp meter and just wanted to get some info on your favorites. I have been using an analog amprobe for years never had any problems with it but just wanted to upgrade. Fluke, amprobe, greenlee, extech?

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Re: clamp on amp meter #50448
04/03/05 12:19 AM
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BobH  Offline
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Posts: 135
Newfane, N.Y USA
Alaways been a fluke guy myself. True rms for commercial work.

Re: clamp on amp meter #50449
04/03/05 12:37 AM
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Posts: 8,231
SI,New Zealand
BobH,
I have to say I'm tarred with that brush too!. [Linked Image]
Fluke or nothing.

Re: clamp on amp meter #50450
04/03/05 08:51 AM
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capt al  Offline
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Posts: 206
Norton, Ma USA
Nov, I'm like BobH & Trumpy. Fluke is what I use. Had other brands in my younger days, but all I have now is Fluke Products. Their repair service is very good and fast.

Al

Re: clamp on amp meter #50451
04/03/05 10:08 AM
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NJwirenut  Offline
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Posts: 806
Bergen County, NJ
Yet another Fluke user here.

I already had a good Fluke DMM (model 87), so I just added a clamp-on current probe to it (model 80I-400).

Re: clamp on amp meter #50452
04/03/05 10:44 AM
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livetoride  Offline
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Posts: 109
san diego ca usa
I just bought an Ideal because of the display on the bottom so far it seems to work ok and it is easy to read the display. Rod

Re: clamp on amp meter #50453
04/03/05 12:25 PM
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Dave55  Offline
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Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA
I have a Fluke Model 337 and have been very happy with it.

Dave

Re: clamp on amp meter #50454
04/03/05 12:35 PM
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nov  Offline OP
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Posts: 69
New Jersey
ok looks like fluke I have an older model 23 DDM that I have had no problems with. Now to choose between true rms or not. I am looking at the model 322 or model 335 (true rms and backlit)

Re: clamp on amp meter #50455
04/03/05 12:49 PM
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Roger  Offline
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I own an Amprobe, Fluke, and Ideal and all are good meters IMO.

If I needed to buy one right now I'd look into an Ideal with the bottom read out like Rod has.

Roger

Re: clamp on amp meter #50456
04/03/05 01:34 PM
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Maryland USA
I use my Fluke products most of the time. I will never do away with my analog amprobe multimeter ! Digital is good but keep in mind they are very sensitive to stray currents and will give readings on "ghost" currents. Thats when I double check with the old trusty dusty analog amprobe.

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