What's a good ammeter to buy?

Old 02-14-04, 07:35 AM
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What's a good ammeter to buy?

I'm looking to purchase multi-meter that has an ammeter built-in. A Clamp-on style would be ideal.

Could you guys recommend me a few models to take a look at?

Thank you.
Old 02-14-04, 08:24 AM
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I like the Fluke models. Over the years I've owned or used most of the Fluke brand meters. They all were excellent. Currently I own a clamp type meter and the 123 scope meter that you can attach a clamp to. Both are good. At work I use a regular Fluke multimeter that has a clamp attachment. That also is a good way to go. What will work best for you depends upon what your needs are.
Old 02-14-04, 11:40 AM
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Fluke is the absolute best if funds are not a concern.
Greenlee's line of testers is quite nice as well as Ideal's.
Old 02-14-04, 12:55 PM
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I have 2!!!

Both work well, An Amprobe w/ analog dial ,a sperry with digital!! Analog seems more versatile, better at averaging while the Digital seems more accurate!!! For sizing motor pulleys I use the Analog, for precise testing I use the digital!! Guess it depends on what your usage will be !!!
Old 02-15-04, 01:53 PM
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Fluke is the best i have used. UEI is another manufacturer, they are a bit cheaper then fluke but the product seems good. Beware of the noname ones, they are junk.
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I like my analog Amprobe. It's small, tough and accurate.

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