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Old 06-07-2009, 12:40 PM   #1
 
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one of the young guys at work wants a new meter and dont know which one to get. i told him to get the T+pro. whiich i know a lot of you guys use. he thinks it wont be " enough " meter for him. this will be construction only. googled fluke and DAMM , theres 100's of em!!!! what do ya'll think??? for construction purposes the KISS meter should work best, i would think. paul
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Old 06-07-2009, 01:11 PM   #2
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The T5 is the "every day" meter for probably 3/4ths of electricians. Depends on what you do mostly, I suppose, but get a T5 and you'll have a meter that will do 98% of what you need, and it's not too much money. Sturdy meter too.
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The T5 is the "every day" meter for probably 3/4ths of electricians. Depends on what you do mostly, I suppose, but get a T5 and you'll have a meter that will do 98% of what you need, and it's not too much money. Sturdy meter too.
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T5 sounds like it will be the choice. if i can get the kid to listen. if not, oh well. thanks guys
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Yeah you don't even have to get the 1000v model, which is more expensive. Get the cheaper 600v model, it's a great meter. I had one for a couple of years until someone swiped it.

I've picked up several meters since then but for my everyday knock-around I'm using the T+Pro right now. I like that it won't pick up ghost voltages and the audible continuity beep is louder than some other meters. But, the T+Pro doesn't do amps, the T5 does. If I need amps I'll bring in another meter, but 95% of what I'm using it for I don't need amp draw readings.
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T5-600! Its great
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Don't listen to him. He's a crazy boy.
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i agree. a t-5 will do just about anything a construction sparky will ever need.
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The next big exciting thing that's going to happen in my life () is I'm going to buy a T+ Pro to replace my VolCon.
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The next big exciting thing that's going to happen in my life () is I'm going to buy a T+ Pro to replace my VolCon.
I used a VolCon until one day I was working on top of a walkin cooler and found a T-1000 and now its my favorite meter I have.
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I used a VolCon until one day I was working on top of a walkin cooler and found a T-1000 and now its my favorite meter I have.
lucky find. I found a old ass pair of dykes one time. That was the only thing i ever found....but they were dull as hell and not worth a damn...
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I used a VolCon until one day I was working on top of a walkin cooler and found a T-1000 and now its my favorite meter I have.
I already own the T5. I just need to finally get rid of the VolCon. It's outdated technology.
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I already own the T5. I just need to finally get rid of the VolCon. It's outdated technology.
I know thats right.
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i use a vol-con.
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i use a vol-con.
I used to use one until I found one,and after that I don't think I'll be going back to a volcon. You should try it I think you would like the change.
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Another T5-600 here. Does about everything I need on a day to day basis, light and small. When you figure in that you have to carry the thing around all the time, a big meter is not quite as attractive.
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I used to use one until I found one,and after that I don't think I'll be going back to a volcon. You should try it I think you would like the change.
actually, i'm just hopefully heading for retirement so i'm hoping the vol-con will do. i got 2 flukes also. in construction the vol-con is fine. aint really needed a tester at all for 5-6 mos. been runnin pipe. BUT permanent power coming on. I WILL HAVE A TESTER AT ALL TIMES !!!!!
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actually, i'm just hopefully heading for retirement so i'm hoping the vol-con will do.
I wish I was in your shoes.
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