Recommend me a good multimeter

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by das Motorradreiter, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. roger123

    roger123 Long timer

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    I'm in the Navy (Nuke power) and for the last 27 years I've missused and abused (along with hundreds of Sailors that I've worked with) many a Fluke 77. I don't remember ever breaking one or having one fail calibration (required annual cal).

    Great all around, easy to use meter.
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  2. Twilight Error

    Twilight Error Going nowhere slowly

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    I'm in Naval Nuke construction, many of the test procedures in the TM call for Fluke meters specifically and require the permission of the Director of Nuke Test to use something else.
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  3. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    I have one like this for over 20 years.

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    Textronix 155, I think Snap-On sold these under the Blue Point label too.
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  4. victor441

    victor441 Long timer

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    Fluke is the standard at at&t for central office work too, used them for years with no trouble...but at home I've been using a Radio Shack 22-812 autoranging meter and it has been fine for the vehicle and hobby work (building tube amps)...just a run of the mill meter but has a couple of features that are usually found on much more expensive units, calibration pots and isolated RS232 data output (which can be converted to USB or bluetooth w/ an adapter)
    Often on sale for $50, recently replaced by 22-039 which appears to be identical (but who knows inside), however the originals are still out there...

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  5. das Motorradreiter

    das Motorradreiter Diehard Extraordinaire

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    That Fluke 27 FM that I bought arrived.

    I am very pleased! It's built like a tank, works great and appears like it was barely used.

    I am definitely glad that I went this route instead of a pricey Chi-com unit.

    Thank you, everyone, for your input.
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  6. wr2nxt

    wr2nxt Couch Adventurer

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    I about got killed by using a $ 24.. sears unit on high voltage at a carwash. the new in the box unit had a bad lead , it would work then not work, I had voltage, thought i killed the circut and the meter said no voltage so i disconnected a LIVE circut. POS sears meter, never again. I took it back and waited until i got by FLUKE back..
    only Fluke.
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