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Old 22nd January 2009, 04:42 PM   #1
genmin is offline genmin  United States
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Default Multimeter???????

Hello to all, I posted in the Musical Instrument forum yesterday inquiring about a new or upgraded multimeter, got no responses, shoulld have posted here, please give a look and a reply, Thanks again, Genmin
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Old 22nd January 2009, 04:43 PM   #2
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I have moved this to everything else. I think that will be best. I will kill the other thread.
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Old 22nd January 2009, 05:08 PM   #3
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I just got a Fluke 287. Not cheap but Circuit Specialists is running a special giving about $150 off on them, plus they throw in a free cheapo meter (www.CircuitSpecialists.com)

Protek is not bad -- much less expensive than Fluke but not same quality. I like mine except for a kind of dim display with an easily scratched cover and a puny-sounding chirp when doing continuity checks. I think it was about $150 a few years ago. http://www.protektest.com/main.asp
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Old 22nd January 2009, 05:20 PM   #4
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If you want something that is going to last forever, look at Fluke. They have the best reputation, rarely need to be calibrated, however the cost reflects that. I have a Fluke 179, excellent multimeter, however cost is about CAD$300.

If you're looking for something that works well on a budget, I'd recommend a Greenlee meter.
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Old 22nd January 2009, 11:30 PM   #5
Ron E is offline Ron E  United States
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Bench or portable, do you have any desired features? What's your intended use?

I haven't seen a broadband AC meter for less then ~$300 or so, most roll off above ~5000Hz and below ~40Hz.

Flukes are very durable - the sales reps sometimes demonstrate by measuring something, then throwing them across the room, picking them up and measuring again...
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