EXTECH multimeters - any good?

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  1. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000

    MACDRIVE

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    Easy to read large backlit display with 1in. digits
    True RMS AC measurements
    ±0.5% basic accuracy
    DC Volts 0.1mV to 1000V (4 ranges)
    AC Volts 0.1mV to 750V (3 ranges)
    AC/DC current to 20 Amps
    Resistance to 0.1 Ohm to 40M Ohm
    Capacitance 0.01nF to 100µF
    Frequency 0.001Hz to 10MHz
    Duty Cycle 0.1 to 99.9%
    Low current capability
    Type K thermometer for surface or air temperature measurements from -4° to 1382°F (-20° to 750°C)
    Input fuse protection and misconnection warnings with audible and visible signals
    Data hold freezes display
    Auto power off
    Manual range override
    Relative mode
    CAT II-600V, CAT III-1000V
    CE certified, UL listed
    Includes test leads, protective holster with test lead storage, bead wire temperature probe and 9V battery
    Model EX430
    3-year limited warranty
     
  2. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

    MongoTheGeek

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    Dunno. Always used Flukes.

    It looks good. Make sure there is a fuse that can be replaced.

    Is it comfortable in your hand? Does is feel rugged or just look rugged. (Just saying unless you plan on bolting it to the bench, you will drop it.
     
  3. MACDRIVE thread starter macrumors 68000

    MACDRIVE

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    ^^ It looks interesting because of the large numbers and it only costs $80. I like the Flukes, but the numbers are small and they can be kind of expensive. You brought up a good point about ergonomics, but I've never held the EXTECH in my hand. Which model Fluke do you have and how do you like it?
     
  4. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    I haven't actually used one in a while. Changes in job types.
     

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