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View Poll Results: Do you use a wiggy, or not
Yes, I use a wiggy 33 71.74%
No, I never owned a wiggy 13 28.26%
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Old 08-06-2019, 12:40 PM   #141
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Graybar sells a leather pouch that fits my t-pro (the newest one with an enlarged amp slot but no led's} for the belt. I think it is sold under the Amprobe name. I'm eating breakfast. After I can walk over to the van and find out. We need more pictures , there ain't enough in all my albums......
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Old 08-06-2019, 01:11 PM   #142
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Turns out I do own a wiggy. I just have never used it.
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Old 08-06-2019, 02:23 PM   #143
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Interesting, and that makes sense. Too bad it doesn't have 277v AND 347v, as you do occasionally run into 277v in Canada.
But how often? I heard that the Detroit-owned auto plants in Ontario use 277/480 to keep things streamlined with the American ones, but otherwise 99% of your usage is 347/600.
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Old 08-06-2019, 05:09 PM   #144
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Hey update. I'm using a Klein CL800 (UEI rebranded I believe)

Got to use the low Z setting today wrangling a track light that's poorly/un grounded. Cool beans.

The leads on it feel cheap, just better than a Canadian tire meter but other than that I like how the Volt setting does AC and DC at the same time for safety. It takes 2 seconds to read a voltage it would annoy the heck out of me if I didn't have a second meter though. It's no Fluke but with all it does true rms, has a light and the 600A clamp which opens on one side, it's going to see a little more action now. Amazon has it listed for $156 CAD.

Used to use a Amprobe analog out in the field, something busted in it and I had to fix it. I always felt it was a little delicate and didn't trust it after I had to repair it, which I also didn't trust haha. Good though at -30 when your batteries freeze any other meter was useless unless you kept warming it up in the truck. Gave a great read on in rush current.

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Appears all our guys have upgraded from a wiggy to a Fluke T5 we provide meters as needed..
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You know, not that I keep tabs on all the other electricians in the area, but I don't even think I've laid eyes on a "wiggy" in about 20 years.

My trusty old Fluke 87 that I bought in 1988 hasn't let me down yet. I think I paid $325.00 for it back then. What's that, about a bazillion dollars in today's money?
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You know, not that I keep tabs on all the other electricians in the area, but I don't even think I've laid eyes on a "wiggy" in about 20 years.

My trusty old Fluke 87 that I bought in 1988 hasn't let me down yet. I think I paid $325.00 for it back then. What's that, about a bazillion dollars in today's money?
What tthat really equates to is deer hunting with a machine gun, overkill for day to day electrical work
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What tthat really equates to is deer hunting with a machine gun, overkill for day to day electrical work
Well at the time I was brand new to working in generation/utility so it seemed prudent. Since then I've branched out into less complicated work but still carry it around.
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Turns out I do own a wiggy. I just have never used it.
And you didn't remember this the entirety of the previous 7 pages?
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And you didn't remember this the entirety of the previous 7 pages?


Just one of a few posts here that make one say 'huh'!
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And you didn't remember this the entirety of the previous 7 pages?
And the previous five threads that he made sure to tell everyone how he can’t understand how anyone would use a wiggy...

I’m not sure which one yet, but he is clearly a returning troll.
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Turns out I do own a wiggy. I just have never used it.
And you didn't remember this the entirety of the previous 7 pages?
Not really mine. Was in a display case of old outdated equipment where I work.
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Talk about being caught in a lie...

It goes from “I own one“ to “there’s one in a display case somewhere that I work”.

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Talk about being caught in a lie...

It goes from “I own one“ to “there’️s one in a display case somewhere that I workâ€Â.
You are too funny. And obviously have it in for me for some reason.

I posted it as a sarcastic joke as I assume by now you realize I don’t use a wiggy. I thought you guys would get a laugh out of it and maybe like to see an antique. It’s probably older than I am FFS!

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Depending how much you need an ampprobe, the T5 may or may not be the best thing for you.

The T+ doesn't have the ampprobe, but it does have built in LoZ. It also has the ability to both store the test leads and hold one while testing, as you mentioned you like.

I already have a T5. If my Wiggy ever dies I would probably go with the T+ as an everyday carry tester- since I don't need the ampprobe that often.
What do we think of the new Klein ET45 and other ET meters? They seem to be jumping into the crowd who loves the wiggy style testers.
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What do we think of the new Klein ET45 and other ET meters? They seem to be jumping into the crowd who loves the wiggy style testers.
That looks like a cool little tester, but $9 scares me lol. I also don't care for Klein products anymore, especially not testers/meters.
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What do we think of the new Klein ET45 and other ET meters? They seem to be jumping into the crowd who loves the wiggy style testers.

Klein in the meter market, they make great pliers!
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What do we think of the new Klein ET45 and other ET meters? They seem to be jumping into the crowd who loves the wiggy style testers.
The ET45 is just a light tester, probably neon, Gardner Bender and Amprobe and Extech ones are seen in hardware stores and big boxes. This is something to keep around when you don't have your tools, a kitchen drawer tool, or something to leave with a customer so they can check if a receptacle has power.
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