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Multimeters For Alarms

Discussion in 'Security Alarms' started by T.J., Jul 18, 2007.

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  1. T.J.

    T.J. Guest

    I am planning on buyine a new Multimeter. Are any of you using the
    Fluke 87V,179 or 117? If not which do you use?
  2. ssokoly

    ssokoly Guest

    I use a Fluke 179, best meter I have had yet.
  3. Bob La Londe

    Bob La Londe Guest

    I've got a Radio Shack meter with a serial port for external data logging.
    It works great and in circumstances where I have had power issues I've left
    it plugged into a wall and connect to one of the clients computeres logging
    power overnigth on hyper terminal a few times. Its great when you can go to
    their computer and show them the history of crappy power service they have.
  4. Buggs

    Buggs Guest

    Fluke 73 III. Muy bueno.
  5. newb

    newb Guest

    prob can't talk about it. bad pub for brinky. so they would muzzle as
    part of the settlement.
  6. secure15

    secure15 Guest

    Fluke 87V and 179 are both excellent high quality meters- been an
    electrician/alarm installer/Educator for 35+ years and have found that
    Fluke products are bullit-proof tough and they have a great support
    network as well as excellent training and repair services.
    Mike s
  7. Bob La Londe

    Bob La Londe Guest

    Catalog No 22-812

    I think it may be discontinued.

    Looks like the manual is available for download though. That will come in
    handy as I misplaced the manual ages ago.

    It seems I recall seeing one in one of the loacl stores just a month or so
    ago, so there may still be some in the stores. I may go back and look just
    in case since I like this meter so much and buy a spare if they still have

    The guy who makes the final decision on who we buy from.
    Bob La Londe

    The Security Consultant
    Bob La Londe - Owner
    P.O. Box 5720
    Yuma, Az 85366

    (928) 782-9765 ofc
    (928) 782-7873 fax

    Licensed Contractor
    ROC103044 & ROC103047

  8. Bob La Londe

    Bob La Londe Guest

    The cheapest one says the continuity buzzer is out.

    When I need a continuity buzzer I used a home made tester with clip leads
    and a loader piezo buzzer so I can hear it across the house or office I am
    working on so that would not be a turn off to me.
  9. Frank Olson

    Frank Olson Guest

    I still carry my Rat Shack pocket meter (as a spare). I pull it out
    about once every two years to change the batteries. :)
  10. Bob La Londe

    Bob La Londe Guest

    As a side note... nothing helps to find a marginal problem in wire like a
    sensitive analog meter. One guy watching the meter while the other shakes,
    and wiggles and prods at everything.
  11. As a side note... nothing helps to find a marginal problem in wire like a
    Sounds like the Blue Oyster bar in "Police Academy".


    Robert L Bass

    Bass Home Electronics
    4883 Fallcrest Circle
    Sarasota · Florida · 34233
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