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HVAC clamp meter

Discussion in 'Tools and Test Equip' started by knave, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. knave

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    image.jpeg Looks like a good meter, Amprobe is owned by Fluke I guess :dunno:
    A couple of reviews say that it's quite large.
    I'm not sure about having the leads on the bottom.
    Has anyone tried this one?
    http://www.trutechtools.com/ACD-51NAV
     
  2. doc havoc

    doc havoc A cunning linguist

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    I would like to know why it's measuring 38.86 kW when it's not connected to anything?:loltard:
     
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  3. HMD

    HMD does it matter?

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  4. knave

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    4x4Freak New Member

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    I was looking at that one. It looks like a nice meter. I decided to wait till next year though. The new bluetooth Flukes look really interesting too.

    I've been using a Klein/Uei. It is decent and has all the functions I need on a regular basis, but I'd like to upgrade to something a little nicer.

    Zach
     
  6. knave

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    Does fluke make one meter that does:
    Amps AC/DC
    Volts AC/DC
    Microamps DC
    Ohms to at least 60K ohms
    Capacitance
     
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  7. coldsnap

    coldsnap -20 on the money

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    Yep 902 hvac meter:D
     
  8. coldsnap

    coldsnap -20 on the money

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    Ch3 had some nice reviews of it
     
  9. Chuck

    Chuck The Other Dude

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    I see what you did there
     
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  10. knave

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    Nah. Would puke out, trying to test a standard 10k ohm temperature sensor!

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  11. knave

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    And that's what I mean. They don't have one meter that covers it all.
     
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  12. HMD

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    could probably buy the accessory attachments, for a dmm.
    i think i have all the bases covered, with a fluke 27, and amp, temp, pressure attachments.
     
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  13. HMD

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    i could find the p/n's, if ya want, Evan.
    a 27 is pricey, im sure there are others with a lower cost
     
  14. mike1020

    mike1020 entitled millennial

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    I have a fluke 116/322 combo which is nice but then you're carrying two meters, which I actually like (personal preference)

    I also have a fieldpiece clamp meter which is nice, sc240? Or sc220? Something like that. It does everything except micro amp.

    I also have a uei clamp meter that does everything. It's fine but it's slow, and the temperature is a few degrees off.
     
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  15. nh33fan

    nh33fan Senior Member

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    Exact meter our company issues they don't want us to use or own. Works great seems to be good quality. Also can be used to check rotation.
     
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  16. coldsnap

    coldsnap -20 on the money

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    I do like my fieldpiece sc56
     
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  17. Chuck

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    Are you talking about the nav51?
     
  18. Chuck

    Chuck The Other Dude

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    Same here.
     
  19. knave

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    Yes, I have two of them... Both working great, one is 4 years old with daily abuse.
    They won't last forever though.
    They don't make them anymore.
    I called them and complained.
    Some bs about UL listing,
    The new one is huge, I don't care for it.
     
  20. mike1020

    mike1020 entitled millennial

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    Yes. The fieldpiece meters are huge.

    That's why I went with that sc200 whatever, it was smaller. Then I just grab the 116 of i have to check micro amps.

    Which would probably be a deal breaker for you, since you probably check uA all the time.
     
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