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    Go to meter

    I have a few meters/amp probe and receptacle testers for troubleshooting in the residential and commercial areas but my go to meter is a Kline wiggie with a built in continuity tester. I use this meter about 90% of the time.

    What is everyone go to meter?

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    Knopp K-60.

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    Master Electrician
    Electrical Contractor
    Richmond, VA

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      #3
      Fluke T-Pro+

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        #4
        Originally posted by LarryFine View Post
        Knopp K-60.
        One hundred years ago I took your advise and bought that meter. Honestly, I never used it.

        I really don't care too much as long as they work-- I use a clamp on Ideal multimeter about $80. Works fine. I have a digital multimeter that with an adapter as a gaussmeter. Other than that, that is it
        They say I shot a man named Gray and took his wife to Italy
        She inherited a million bucks and when she died it came to me
        I can't help it if I'm lucky

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          #5
          Originally posted by Dennis Alwon View Post
          One hundred years ago I took your advise and bought that meter. Honestly, I never used it.
          Sell it to me. I'll use it just about every day. It's my #1 troubleshooting tool.

          I only use a voltmeter when I need to know the specific voltage.
          Master Electrician
          Electrical Contractor
          Richmond, VA

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            #6
            Originally posted by LarryFine View Post
            Sell it to me. I'll use it just about every day. It's my #1 troubleshooting tool.

            I only use a voltmeter when I need to know the specific voltage.
            Pm me your address--- I have it packed already--I'll send it tomorrow and you can pay the shipping, if you are satisfied...$75 tool for the shipping -- not a bad deal . I really make my money when I sell your address to marketers- hahahaha
            They say I shot a man named Gray and took his wife to Italy
            She inherited a million bucks and when she died it came to me
            I can't help it if I'm lucky

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              #7
              Messages full.
              Master Electrician
              Electrical Contractor
              Richmond, VA

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                #8
                I can't seem to delete messages in my messages. I sent you an email if it is correct
                They say I shot a man named Gray and took his wife to Italy
                She inherited a million bucks and when she died it came to me
                I can't help it if I'm lucky

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                  #9
                  Good morning. Got it and responded.
                  Master Electrician
                  Electrical Contractor
                  Richmond, VA

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                    #10
                    Ideal solenoid tester like 085/065. Many seem to manage without a low impedance meter, I don't know how.
                    Ethan Brush - East West Electric. NY, WA. MA

                    "You can't generalize"

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by zbang View Post
                      Fluke T-Pro+
                      I settled on this and provide them for our everyday needs. Our service calls vary considerably so each of the trucks have amp clamps and a megger.

                      Tom
                      TBLO

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                        #12
                        Well it looks like the solenoid tester is a favorite! Like Larry, most of the time I don't need to know the specific voltage.

                        Them Knopp K-60 are cool but no continuity light, which means grab another meter.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Michael15956 View Post
                          Them Knopp K-60 are cool but no continuity light, which means grab another meter.
                          With a power source, a tester can be used to test for continuity, and maybe more reliably because of the low-impedance feature.
                          Master Electrician
                          Electrical Contractor
                          Richmond, VA

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by LarryFine View Post
                            With a power source, a tester can be used to test for continuity, and maybe more reliably because of the low-impedance feature.
                            That's why I like the Fluke- does continuity without an external power source, is low-impedance, and is CAT rated. The flashlight and ohm readings are just a bonus. And, in theory, you can also use it for checking phase rotation but I've never tried. Only downside is you have to replace the AAA batteries every so often (year?).

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                              #15
                              The phase rotation on the T+ works well. Just remember to always test in the same way. Red goes to L1 and Black to L2. I don’t care if it’s done backwards, just make it the same.
                              Tom
                              TBLO

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