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  • Scope:

    4 20.00%
  • Clamp:

    5 25.00%
  • Meter:

    9 45.00%
  • Combination:

    1 5.00%
  • Digital:

    19 95.00%
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    2 10.00%
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Thread: Fluke multimeters: which one do you prefer?

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    Arrow Fluke multimeters: which one do you prefer?

    I have and prefer the Fluke 88V.






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    Default Re: Fluke multimeters: which one do you prefer?

    ...and more:





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    Default Re: Fluke multimeters: which one do you prefer?

    Hello,

    Is anyone familiar with this multimeter (Amprobe AM-570) compared to the Fluke 115 and the Fluke 179.
    I need to buy a new one for my son.
    He likes electronics mostly.

    Thanks
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    Default Re: Fluke multimeters: which one do you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by marcosg View Post
    Is anyone familiar with this multimeter (Amprobe AM-570) compared to the Fluke 115 and the Fluke 179.
    I need to buy a new one for my son.
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    Default Re: Fluke multimeters: which one do you prefer?

    Flukeaholics...............
    One at home


    Work provided..............good enough and true RMS / CATIII/IV

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    Default Re: Fluke multimeters: which one do you prefer?

    I'm too poor for a FLUKE, so it's a Rat Shack 22-805 and a Philips ECG BM-59.

    When they ask me to design the next gen cold fusion reactor, I'll roll some pennies and get a Fluke.

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    Default Re: Fluke multimeters: which one do you prefer?

    Old school but still kicking.

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    Default Re: Fluke multimeters: which one do you prefer?

    Back when bought this in 1996 it was the DMM by which all others were judged. I had it calibrated last year so it’s still spot on. What more can you ask for?




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    Default Re: Fluke multimeters: which one do you prefer?

    87V works well for me, most of the time, but it is a bit big sometimes. in my toolbag I carry a credit card sized thing (slightly bigger than credit card) that works well enough to find out whats what most of the time, and no one wants to steal it. My old RS has been used still sometimes but the switches all need contact cleaner. Several other meters kicking around here, but usually the 87V is sitting out so it is easy to grab. The 289 is a monster and tends to sit in its bag which is a shame really. If I need two meters then I'm tracking down another one, but mostly I can live with one. I don't do much electronics anymore, but having a good meter or two available is always a good idea. The poll seems a bit silly since scope vs. meter really should depend on the application, one hardly replaces the other although scopes with a separate internal meter circuit can often substitute on the bench. Pretty much the same for the clamp.

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    Thinking Re: Fluke multimeters: which one do you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by StandardBattery View Post
    The poll seems a bit silly since scope vs. meter really should depend on the application, one hardly replaces the other although scopes with a separate internal meter circuit can often substitute on the bench. Pretty much the same for the clamp.
    ...No; the poll covers all combination of choices not just one!

    I personally did not want a clamp or a scope, I wanted a meter because Fluke scopes are very expensive and offered features I did not need nor wanted to pay for! My 88V alone suits my needs perfectly hence the dfferentiation in the poll. The poll allows for multiple selections any way so all options are covered...



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    Default Re: Fluke multimeters: which one do you prefer?

    I have a 179. It makes some folks think I know what I'm doing!


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    The debate rages about True RMS but in my case its only ever DC pure sign wave so the 88V Automotive choice was obvious...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Schermann View Post
    The debate rages about True RMS
    True RMS is really useful if you want to measure current on mains connected equipment (A power meter would often be more useful).
    My favorite Fluke meter is the 189, followed by the 289. For a more simple meter I sometimes use a 179.
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    Default Re: Fluke multimeters: which one do you prefer?

    It's hard to know which meter I'd prefer as once you buy a nice meter, you tend to keep it for many years........if not decades.

    My main goto meter is a Fluke 87V. I have the Beckman Circuitmate DM25L that I got when in school. I have a cheap $10 Craftsman that is the loaner or for times when working in grungy locations, I don't want to take my expensive Fluke. I also have an Agilent 34401A 6 1/2 digit bench meter and I use a Tektronix TDS460A scope which is getting dated now but still works for what I need it for.

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    I don't quite understand it myself but these DVOMs can be a thing of beauty as long as the usual garish overloading of visual functionality can be at most subtly avoided! 😇



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    Default Re: Fluke multimeters: which one do you prefer?

    I don't think I ever been without a Multimeter somewhere around. I grew up with an Analog Avometer, then a Mega Electrician's Meter. Now I use a Fluke 75 mk3 and a Fluke 106 for when I'm doing live sound work, not as robust as the 75, but good for checking cables and batteries without a big fuss. Soundmen need to be heard but not noticed.
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    Default Re: Fluke multimeters: which one do you prefer?

    Wow, there are some people who do exist that are obsessed with these things...


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    Default Re: Fluke multimeters: which one do you prefer?

    I've got a ten year old Fluke 177, no problems, accurate, reliable, does what it's supposed to do... accurately.

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    Default Re: Fluke multimeters: which one do you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Schermann View Post
    Wow, there are some people who do exist that are obsessed with these things...

    Buddy, you're sick!

    We have these things on Earth, called women!

    That's pretty impressive.

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    The women are just at the top of the stairs out of shot. I mean , why so many MM's, can only use one at a time. Some dude's are just crazy......................

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    Quote Originally Posted by ven View Post
    why so many MM's, can only use one at a time.
    Some setups require 4 DMM's to measure: Input voltage & current and output voltage & current.
    I have setups where I measure more than that, but then I use a computer to log the result.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HKJ View Post
    Some setups require 4 DMM's to measure: Input voltage & current and output voltage & current.
    I have setups where I measure more than that, but then I use a computer to log the result.

    I was joking like why have so many flashlights or shoes etc . I have 3 meters,nothing compared to the pic though! My work, i only need the one meter or not had the need for more yet.

    I love the pics of your set ups, awesome!

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    Default Re: Fluke multimeters: which one do you prefer?

    I do not really publish that many picture of my setup. Most setups are also temporary, the only fixed setups is battery test and charger test.
    All other setups are done as needed on my main workstations.

    My setup on the main workstation:


    The stack contains 5 multimeters, 3 electronic loads, 1 SMU, 1 power meter (Powered from an isolation variac), 1 mains generator, 1 ARB generator, 1 Power supply. There is two more power supplies and a oscilloscope (Pico), just outside the picture.
    Everything is linked to my computer and often it controls the equipment and log the result. Sometimes I do two tests simultaneous, but usual not more.

    This covers most of my testing, but recently I had to use one load more for a test.

    PS: There is a real test running in the picture, but most equipment was just turned on for the picture.
    PPS: The image also contain my favorite Fluke multimeters.
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    Damn.......................

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    Quote Originally Posted by HKJ View Post
    .....

    My setup on the main workstation:


    ....
    Love It!

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    Default Re: Fluke multimeters: which one do you prefer?

    88V after 46 hours 'continuous on' monitoring a 15A flash charge to clean the plates of a 'super heavy' 12V lead acid so it can finally hold a charge!



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