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Old 22nd May 2014, 10:04 AM   #1
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Hey Guys
Tomorrow i am planning on getting a brand new Fluke multimeter. The two that are against each other is the 87-V which i can get for $680 Aud or the Fluke 28-II for $550. I am only asking as the 28 seems the same except it has a more durable case but why cheaper? Anyone have any experience or advice?
Also i think i am pretty keen on sticking with fluke as i can get further discounts if it is a fluke being a student. (both prices without discount)
Thankyou kindly in advance
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Old 22nd May 2014, 07:34 PM   #2
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That's pretty strange. It might be due to popularity, the 87V is very well known; the 28II not so much. The 87V has slightly better accuracy, a bit higher diode range, etc. The 28II has much better battery life and is rugged as all get out. Both are meters that will last a lifetime, though when purchased new they are not what I would consider the best value even with a student discount.
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Old 23rd May 2014, 07:51 AM   #3
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Thank you for your prompt reply
At this point i think i am leaning towards the 28 as with the discount it is $200 cheaper then the 87v.
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