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Now I have had the Fluke 289 for awhile now, and it is not my typical meter that I use often as it is a monster in size and weight. But data logging on any type of measurement is a huge feature which sets this thing over the top, as well as having huge accuracy.

It is not a cheap set up costing over 685 dollars (came with an IR temperature gun, case, and voltage detector though). But the potential of trouble shooting the big gigs is really apparent.

Check out my full out review in the youtube link,

enjoy :thumbup:

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Oh, You again! :pinch:

Santa doesn't exist cause he ain't bought me one for years!
 

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The data logging is pretty awesome I use it excessively in determining the temperature profile of motors , voltages over buses ect....
if they could cram a megger function in that, id pay $1k for it to have 1 ultimate meter. I mean really, all my fluke network test equipment cost well over $1k each so its not like people dont spend money on fluke equipment.
 

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if they could cram a megger function in that, id pay $1k for it to have 1 ultimate meter. I mean really, all my fluke network test equipment cost well over $1k each so its not like people dont spend money on fluke equipment.
your absolutely right, but the typical joe this is over kill. what equipment are you running for the fluke network equipment?
 

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your absolutely right, but the typical joe this is over kill. what equipment are you running for the fluke network equipment?
I have the CableIQ and the LinkRunner AT

I had a microtest pentascanner, but that was years ago, Id like to get the DTX, but I wont buy that til a get a job that requires it.
 

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I have the CableIQ and the LinkRunner AT

I had a microtest pentascanner, but that was years ago, Id like to get the DTX, but I wont buy that til a get a job that requires it.
Sounds like you got some awesome toys, and some good will power (I can never resist the calling of new toys)!:thumbup:
 

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Wish they made one of those in the bigger bench format with an AC adapter and a color screen. Oh one can only dream. Good vid. :thumbup:
 

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This man is a visionary! :thumbup:

Purpose this to Fluke and tell them to add, a couple more input channels, and it would be perfect!
Would be nice if they would make one. Would come in handy with the UAV project I have going for EE school. :laughing:
 

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289 is my favorite tool I own. I print off reports all the time for customers onsite with a mobile printer. They love having evidence of events in hand and are more likely to spend money on the spot.
 

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289 is my favorite tool I own. I print off reports all the time for customers onsite with a mobile printer. They love having evidence of events in hand and are more likely to spend money on the spot.
Mind if I ask which mobile printer you use? Haven't checked them out yet but I need to get one. I've been emailing on site reports from my iPad but would also like a hard copy to hand over.

Thanks!
 

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if you buy this meter you oughta mosey on down to the local costco and get the sanyo eneloop rechargeable battery kit. cool video
 

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if you buy this meter you oughta mosey on down to the local costco and get the sanyo eneloop rechargeable battery kit. cool video
Battery cost are not my burden, they are company provided, but without a doubt you are very correct - can't tell you how many time I threw out half used batteries in order accommodate a measurement - the re-chargeable idea is a solid investment, thanks for the idea! (surprised they did integrate some of the nature into it)...
 

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I need a good meter, and everyone says fluke is the best, but I can get a greenlee or ideal at a discounted price. Any thoughts on those two meters?
 
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