Kaiweets HT206A - How to measure AC unit inrush current-


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Kaiweets HT206A - How to measure AC unit inrush current-

I just wanted a reasonable priced meter for weekend diy'er home use, nothing to break the bank for, just as an upgrade from the elcheapo Harbor Freight unit. So I ordered & just received a Kaiweets HT206A. I have been looking for how to measure inrush current on outside condenser unit. Someone said you use the max/min button. Anyone can shed more light on this process?
 
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Yes.... when in current mode.... push the MIN/MAX button and it will log the highest current used.
 
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It worked, thanx!
 
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I think for a few extra $$ I can get a meter with more features. These two seem to match the pricey Kaiweets 208D for less than half it's cost. INFURIDER YF-870N (3 terminals) vs Mastfuyi FY219 (2 terminals).

All features are pretty evenly matched but the extra terminal on one Infurider. Is that a feature that gives it more functionality over the two terminal type? Which one is a better deal in terms of features?

INFURIDER YF-870N





Mastfuyi FY219




 
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I'd have a hard time picking the better unit. They're both non "name brand" instruments.
Not that they aren't good but I have nothing to measure them against.
At least with amazon you can check the user reviews.

I'm used to my several hundred dollar Fluke meter.
 
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I have come to really appreciate how particular professionals are with their meters. I was surprised to see $500 meters as a normal thing. Whoa! I have survived with the cheapy $5 HFT. I have always known I will need a better meter but have always kicked the can down the road. Since it's for home diy usage I know they can't compare to brand names. Thus, my comparison between these two. But I did wonder about the etra terminal on the Infurider meter. Any thoughts on that feature?
 

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