# New meter! :-)

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#### Starflex

Jan 1, 1970
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Hi!
I'm an italian student and I'm searching a new meter for my hobby.
In this moment, I'm trying to repair a monitor, but I sometimes repair bike,
sometimes I work in the electric euipment of cars, etc.
So, I'm searching a meter (not too expensive... I'm a student!), and I'm
looking for Meterman meters.
Fluke..Can you indicate me a model, for my uses (...I think, general
purpose...)?

Thank you a lot, and sorry for my bad english!

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#### Dr. Anton T. Squeegee

Jan 1, 1970
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So, I'm searching a meter (not too expensive... I'm a student!), and I'm
looking for Meterman meters.
Fluke..Can you indicate me a model, for my uses (...I think, general
purpose...)?

A "cheap" meter may work well enough for student stuff, but I would
go for a Fluke as soon as you can afford it (and you may be able to find
a used one on That Auction Site).
Thank you a lot, and sorry for my bad english!

Trust me, your english is better than some of my fellow Americans!
;-)

Keep the peace(es).

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#### Starflex

Jan 1, 1970
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Dr. Anton T. Squeegee said:
A "cheap" meter may work well enough for student stuff, but I would
go for a Fluke as soon as you can afford it (and you may be able to
find a used one on That Auction Site).

Uhmm.. I've already two "chineses" meter (veery cheap)...but in some
applications (es, monitor repair) they gave a different value...so I was
looking for a new, more affordable (but also more exensive!) meter..
I was looking also for an used Fluke one, but my fear is to find a meter
that is out of calibration, caused by a previous, improper, use....
Trust me, your english is better than some of my fellow Americans!

LOL!
Thank you!

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#### David Brodbeck

Jan 1, 1970
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Starflex said:
Uhmm.. I've already two "chineses" meter (veery cheap)...but in some
applications (es, monitor repair) they gave a different value...

I'm not surprised. I have a cheap one and it reads 10% low on the
voltage scale when the batteries get low. The LCD has a low battery
annunciator but it never comes on. Poor design. My job doesn't require
a very accurate meter so I just check it against the line every so often
and replace the batteries when I start to see suspiciously low readings.
In my job there's a fairly substantial chance that sooner or later I'll
drop it off a ladder and break it, and I'd rather break a $40 Chinese meter than a$300 Fluke.

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#### Starflex

Jan 1, 1970
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David said:
I'm not surprised. I have a cheap one and it reads 10% low on the
voltage scale when the batteries get low. The LCD has a low battery
annunciator but it never comes on. Poor design. My job doesn't
require a very accurate meter so I just check it against the line
every so often and replace the batteries when I start to see
suspiciously low readings. In my job there's a fairly substantial
chance that sooner or later I'll drop it off a ladder and break it,
and I'd rather break a $40 Chinese meter than a$300 Fluke.

The new meter that I would purchase is only for my personal use, not for
work, and it should be used only by me..I think that it can "live" for some
years..I don' t use it in "difficult" ambient, or with the possibility that
it can fall down.
The battery of my cheap ones is fully charged (also my meter had a low
battery indicator..and I never had seen it turned ON, when the battery in
low!!)..I think that they are "at the end" of their life...or, simply, they
aren't the right meter for the work (at this moment,my PC monitor repair)!
Thank you!

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#### Geoffrey S. Mendelson

Jan 1, 1970
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Starflex said:
The new meter that I would purchase is only for my personal use, not for
work, and it should be used only by me..I think that it can "live" for some
years..I don' t use it in "difficult" ambient, or with the possibility that
it can fall down.

You may want to look at a bench meter instead of a "pocket" one.

Geoff.

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#### Leonard Caillouet

Jan 1, 1970
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David Brodbeck said:
I'm not surprised. I have a cheap one and it reads 10% low on the
voltage scale when the batteries get low. The LCD has a low battery
annunciator but it never comes on. Poor design. My job doesn't require
a very accurate meter so I just check it against the line every so often
and replace the batteries when I start to see suspiciously low readings.
In my job there's a fairly substantial chance that sooner or later I'll
drop it off a ladder and break it, and I'd rather break a $40 Chinese meter than a$300 Fluke.

I dropped my Fluke and cracked the LCD. The part was provided by Fluke for
about $17 including shipping. I had another one that was replaced by them at N/C when it failed, as it had a lifetime warranty. Leonard S #### Starflex Jan 1, 1970 0 Leonard said: I dropped my Fluke and cracked the LCD. The part was provided by Fluke for about$17 including shipping. I had another one that was
replaced by them at N/C when it failed, as it had a lifetime warranty.

That's interesting...

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