Klein CL800 clamp meter about to get me mad!

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Old 11-07-18, 04:48 PM
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Klein CL800 clamp meter about to get me mad!

Hi,

I have purchase a Klein CL800 AC/DC clamp meter of Amazon. Tried testing the clamp on AC wiring on anything I could get my hands on in the house, I can't get any readings at all. I thought it must have been defective. They sent me another one, same thing. I have use a lot of clamp meter of different brands, never had any issue. There must be something I'm not getting right with this one.

Anybody have experience with this meter or other similar Klein meters?

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Old 11-07-18, 05:26 PM
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I have several Klein meters and have no problems with any of them.
You are just measuring the current on one conductor...... not an entire cord..... correct ?
 
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Old 11-08-18, 04:15 AM
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I have that same meter.
When you set it to measure amps it defaults to AC amps.
If measuring DC amps you then need to press SEL to switch to DC.
 
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Old 11-08-18, 08:17 AM
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Are you clamping with meter over a single conductor that is carrying current? You can NOT clamp over a power cord that has both hot, neutral wires inside. So, you can't simply clamp over the power cord to your microwave to see how much it's drawing. You need to separate out the conductors and clamp the meter over the hot/black wire.
 
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