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    Your DMM

    so, i am sure many of you have that $$$$ DMM for work, but do you have a $ DMM for home/hobby use, and if so what DMM make/model/price is it? there's even DMM's made for automotive use too. just curious as i am looking to replace an old sperry unit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FionaZuppa View Post
    so, i am sure many of you have that $$$$ DMM for work, but do you have a $ DMM for home/hobby use, and if so what DMM make/model/price is it? there's even DMM's made for automotive use too. just curious as i am looking to replace an old sperry unit.
    I have a Fluke 177 with probes rated and protected for maximum range. I also have a CEN-TEC with 1000Vdc and 750Vac. Cheap* and cheerful but I wouldn't use it for anything other than testing fuses or battery (cell) voltages.

    *It was actually a freebie from a supplier on orders over a certain value. It works fine but I'm not overly confident about the safety aspect.
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    "Cen-Tec", is that the same as Cen-Tech at Harbor Freight? much of cen-tech is rebranded Mastech stuff, which may also be made by Sinometer.

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    Ive got an amprobe ACDC-54NAV. It is a higher end meter. What is cool about it is it will measure true power with the clamp and leads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FionaZuppa View Post
    so, just curious as i am looking to replace an old sperry unit.
    try to score a scopemeter off ebay, have seen them go for under $100 once in awhile.

    Have a fluke 123 for handheld scope, plus a few TEK bench scopes, nothing like a scope to REALLY know what is going on in any circuit. With a FFT feature, you can get all the harmonic data also.

    Have 20 or more HF centech meters, pick one up everytime I have a free coupon. Out local HF recently stopped having the 77 cent air couplings as that was what I always bought as the 'any purchase' to get the 'free' meter.
    Surprisingly, every HF meter I've gotten is withing 1/2% of the Fluke meters or TEK scopes for dc or pure sine waves.

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    Whatever is in my pickup is what I use at home although I think an older Fluke 87 is sitting down there now. Good meters in general, no cheapies or free ones.
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    I have on old Fluke 77 that I keep at home unless there is a special need at work. For everyday use I use a Fluke 324 clamp on style DMM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FionaZuppa View Post
    "Cen-Tec", is that the same as Cen-Tech at Harbor Freight? much of cen-tech is rebranded Mastech stuff, which may also be made by Sinometer.
    Sorry. I really don't know. It was a freebie.
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