petersonra said:at $1400 I will pass, but if you feel the need to get me a birthday present, my birthday is coming soon.
What exactly are you refering to? No need for a handheld PQA or a PQA?mdshunk said:Is there really a need for a handheld power quality analyzer? I think this thing is a little weird. It looks, to me at least, like it fills a need that doesn't exist.
It's a matter of choice and cost. Compare the 345 to the 43B. The 345 is smaller, handier and costs less but "may" not do all that the 43B will. The 345 is much cheaper though.mdshunk said:Handheld.
I'm just puzzled what this instrument does for me that other very similar instruments in their line don't already do.
The 345 is much cheaper though.
I haven't made a side by side comparison to the 345 and 43B but I'd guess with the "lower" cost comes less features too. Instead of using a seperate current clamp like the 43B uses, the 345 is a current clamp and a bit more handy. You can carry it in a belted case, the 43B, not.brian john said:While test equipment is coming down in cost (SOME) consider your statement CHEAPER, just does not go with the term "power QUALITY". IMO cheaper gives you just that, unless you have a SPECIFIC application in mind. You are left standing saying "I should have bought the XXXXXX" As the T-Shirt says "Been there done that"
Oh boy! Exactly what I want to do with a 1500 dollar meter. Carry it around with me on my belt. Never know when or where you're going to need to check power quality. Best to have it handy.wptski said:You can carry it in a belted case, the 43B, not.
its good to be prepared for the unexpected!mdshunk said:Oh boy! Exactly what I want to do with a 1500 dollar meter. Carry it around with me on my belt. Never know when or where you're going to need to check power quality. Best to have it handy.
No, you just got to draw the line someplace.ptonsparky said:Kind of like driving those vans with more stuff than what I have in my shop. You are prepared.:smile: