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 Post subject: Good multimeters
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:40 pm 
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Had an elcheapo that someone gave. Worked every time. But.

I needed something that would do millivolts for testing thermocouples and the like. So I got a Klein. It does millivolts, but it only seems to do anything at all when it feels like it. Trying to diagnose a tankless problem tonight, up on a ladder, I made up my mind to throw it as far as I could.

So now I need a good meter.

Question is, which one?


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 Post subject: Re: Good multimeters
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uei dl 369 it does all that was $99 on amazon. the dl 389 is more money but has a magnet on the back.


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 Post subject: Re: Good multimeters
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Been partial to Fluke.


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 Post subject: Re: Good multimeters
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pilot light wrote:
uei dl 369 it does all that was $99 on amazon. the dl 389 is more money but has a magnet on the back.

A magnetic back, so that it will attach itself to a water heater housing, is almost as important as not blowing up in my face.


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 Post subject: Re: Good multimeters
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phishfood wrote:
pilot light wrote:
uei dl 369 it does all that was $99 on amazon. the dl 389 is more money but has a magnet on the back.

A magnetic back, so that it will attach itself to a water heater housing, is almost as important as not blowing up in my face.

UEI is a good meter. I use it as my back up now.

I have been using and loving testo meters. No complaints, and they just work.

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 Post subject: Re: Good multimeters
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plumbfitter wrote:
phishfood wrote:
pilot light wrote:
uei dl 369 it does all that was $99 on amazon. the dl 389 is more money but has a magnet on the back.

A magnetic back, so that it will attach itself to a water heater housing, is almost as important as not blowing up in my face.

UEI is a good meter. I use it as my back up now.

I have been using and loving testo meters. No complaints, and they just work.
Which Testo model has an amp clamp, auto ranges from millivolts to at least 240, has a magnetic back, comes with screw on alligator clips, and auto shut off would be nice?


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 Post subject: Re: Good multimeters
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If I was looking I would go Fieldpiece.

https://www.fieldpiece.com/


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 Post subject: Re: Good multimeters
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I prefer a fluke, but I’ve used all mentioned above except testo and they all worked as they should with no issues.
Probably shouldn’t recalibrate them with gravity and velocity it generally doesn’t end well


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 Post subject: Re: Good multimeters
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I believe the Klein clamp on is basically a UEI with cheaper internal parts?


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