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Old 09-03-2013, 07:59 AM   #29
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John Fluke if I need absolute accuracy but I have the freebie HF meters in every vehicle also-maybe two of them in every vehicle. Those meters are perfect for checking voltage and resistance and if they get lost, I know where to get more....
I agree on the Harbor Freight multi-meters. They occasionally go on sale for $3 and can be bought there for less than $5 every day. They are red. I keep one in each vehicle. I have never needed the accuracy of a Fluke while on the road.

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Old 09-03-2013, 04:06 PM   #30
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I have an AN-77 Fluke Meter i had in the Navy. When i retired, it came with me in retirement. Still works good today. Just have to replace the batteries every so often.

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Old 09-03-2013, 07:34 PM   #31
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I have fluke, beckman, simpson 360, HF stuff...

Been in communicafions over 30 years, early fluke was POS at rf sites while beckman worked fine.

Current gen of fluke are great for pro use, but a little expensive for one time a year use.

I much prefer US made and go to local industral supply or electronics supplier for items that matter, consumables are difficult to find US made, but HF does sell US made sandpaper, air hose and a few other items.

On one trip to HF wound up with about 3 of the meters, combined with the 4 others i already had.

The test leads fall apart and they are too short, but when you need garden gloves or sanding disks and the meters are free you almost get your money's worth.

I use the flukes most of the time, but if i am working on the bobcat out in the yard and am going to get dirty then the HF one it is.

At work it is a fluke when it matters, HF when in the bad part of town...

Any of them are suitable for simple troubleshooting and very basic stuff.

But if you are expecting pro service then fluke for digital and simpson for analog

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