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Mon Sep 20 20:06:13 CDT 2010
In my book, if you're looking for accuracy and sheer
reliability, I'd look for a good used Fluke 8020A,B,
or an 8021,8022,or 8024B. The 8024A also exists,
but that model had some reliability issues until
they re-laid the switchboard in the 'B' model.
They don't have all of the fancy bells and whistles
of later models, but they JUST WORK. The only issue
of course, is finding one with a decent LCD; most
of the ones offered on the net are shot.
I got lucky-- I found an 8020B in a thrift store
with a bad display for $5. I replaced the LCD with
a spare that I had, and I've had a reliable meter
ever since. You'll have to hunt, but it's worth it.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: tshoppa at wmata.com
> Sent: Mon, 20 Sep 2010 20:02:21 -0400
> To: cctalk at classiccmp.org
> Subject: Re: Multimeter recomendations
> Personally I enjoy a big Simpson 260-dash-whatever.
> The Triplett 630 is in the same league.
> Both have been in production (in one variant or another) since before
> The RCA Senior Voltohmysts I love for their fashion sense but unless I
> need VTVM class input impedances, I'd prefer the Simpson or Triplett.
> can critique the designs because of what you saw as failings of your
> Fluke 85, but believe me, the LCD display on any Fluke LCD DMM will be
> far more durable than the faceplate on my Simpson 260 or Triplett 630.
> At the very low end, in the $3 to $5 range there are "disposable" DMM's
> available at discount stores here in the US. They are not a joy to use
> but they do mostly work.
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