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Which Fluke multimeter for 24/7 use??

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by fancy nospam tunes, Jan 30, 2005.

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  1. Hi, I'm looking for a multimeter that will be
    used 24/7 on DC and mA readings. Are there,
    in your opinion/experience, any difference in
    long-term durability between the Fluke 87
    (series 80) and the Fluke 81438 multimeters?

    Which is more durable, Fluke 87 or Fluke 81438
    (sold only by Sears)?
  2. If I had to pick I'd say the Fluke 87 for sure.
    I have not used the 81438, but it looks to based on the ill-fated Fluke
    19 and the new series 110 meters which are designed for a lower cost
    The Fluke 87 has proven reliability, it's been around for a long time
    In practice though, I doubt it would really matter. Other things like
    battery life and being able to turn off the Auto-Power off mode might
    be more important criteria.

    Dave :)
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