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Old 03-26-2015, 09:40 AM   #11
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Look at this meter, it's very good and reasonably priced. I also own a Fluke but prefer this one.

Klein Tools, Digital Multimeter, MM1000 at The Home Depot - Tablet
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Old 03-26-2015, 10:11 AM   #12
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With fresh batteries, my multimeter doesn't seem to start up when it is cold (30-40 degrees). It shows a random number that then slowly fades away.

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Your black lead is not connected into proper socket, you have it in the "amps" and you have your dial on 20 volts DC, so you probably blew internal fuse of your meter........need to have black lead into "com" socket
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Your black lead is not connected into proper socket, you have it in the "amps" and you have your dial on 20 volts DC, so you probably blew internal fuse of your meter........need to have black lead into "com" socket
Really? Hmm... I'm shocked this thing works at all with me at the helm!
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Old 03-26-2015, 10:46 AM   #14
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Your black lead is not connected into proper socket, you have it in the "amps" and you have your dial on 20 volts DC, so you probably blew internal fuse of your meter........need to have black lead into "com" socket
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Really? Hmm... I'm shocked this thing works at all with me at the helm!
Which is why I always chuckle when I read that a multimeter is a required tool for RVers. You all don't know how bad some of us really are...
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Old 03-26-2015, 10:51 AM   #15
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Working in the industrial electrician field for 41 years I blew the fuse in my Fluke 87V many times. It never affected the LCD display, only the ability to read current. And BTW anyone replacing a fuse in a meter, be sure to get the same type! The voltage rating is higher than average fuses.

That being said, I love the Fluke 87V for professional, full time work. (In the analog days it was the Simpson 260.) But, for the average Joe, the Klein Model:# MM1000is a good choice. I personally would avoid the real cheap units.
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