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Old 04-29-2019, 10:33 PM   #1
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Default Klein tool fault.......CL700 Multimeter clampmeter

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I own a CL700 multimeter (clampmeter). Upon powering up the unit (i.e. turning the dial to volts) an error code flashes on the screen, then blank. Upon pressing additional buttons the same text flashes on the screen with minor changes.

The error that flashes is "Err E" with a small REL text above it. The upon changing the dial to other settings or pressing any buttons the same message flashes, however "REL" changes to "auto" in small text above the error message.

I have contacted Klein tools customer service with no positive results. The first technician claimed to have no idea and didnt know of any error codes related to the CL700. The manual also has no reference to error codes and upon escalation at customer service, the tech seems woefully clueless.

Go to this link to see pic of error message:

Klein CL700 error code https://imgur.com/gallery/Gyjmys2
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Old 04-29-2019, 11:55 PM   #2
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ErrE probably means you need to replace the battery or else the unit has decided it is ready for the trash can.
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ErrE probably means you need to replace the battery or else the unit has decided it is ready for the trash can.
Just replaced batteries. But it is dollar store batteries lol.
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did you open it up ? does it have a fuse ?
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ErrE probably means you need to replace the battery or else the unit has decided it is ready for the trash can.
IMO Klein meters are ready for the trash can before they even come out of the package.

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IMO Klein meters are ready for the trash can before they even come out of the package.
Seems like there have been more posts on hear about broken or recalled Klein meters than all other brands combined. I'd never buy one. There is of course the safety factor but on top of that, troubleshooting is cluster F'd if you're second guessing the meter.
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What a coincidence. My Fluke linesman's pliers are $hit too
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I actually like the idea of having a cheap meter laying around to beat up, and more expensive meters in the truck or your bag if you need em. that way you get more mileage out of your $$, since you can drop, smash, and back over the cheap ones without killing your wallet as much (as long as they are safe for the task).
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I actually like the idea of having a cheap meter laying around to beat up, and more expensive meters in the truck or your bag if you need em. that way you get more mileage out of your $$, since you can drop, smash, and back over the cheap ones without killing your wallet as much (as long as they are safe for the task).
I agree, but IMO you want a durable low-cost but 100% safe, accurate, dependable, CAT rated reliable device to knock around with, not a junk meter.



For me, the solenoid is dead reliable and durable - I use the Etcon with continuity tester and truthfully that handles 90%+ of tasks. Not too expensive, won't break my hear or wallet if it's lost or broken. The Fluke T+Pro is similar, a couple more functions but a device I have full confidence in at a reasonable cost.
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I actually like the idea of having a cheap meter laying around to beat up, and more expensive meters in the truck or your bag if you need em. that way you get more mileage out of your $$, since you can drop, smash, and back over the cheap ones without killing your wallet as much (as long as they are safe for the task).
Then buy a cheap(er) Fluke.

I trash most of my tools but baby the Fluke.
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