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Old 03-25-2013, 01:34 AM   #1
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who uses a volt ohm meter

it seems like many times now
when wishing to help ones on this site
I recommend them getting a volt ohm meter
I found out years ago with an old motor home we had
to see exactly what those batteries are doing
nothing beats this fine tool
and these days one can buy one for next to nothing
starting at under 10 dollars

I bought a small solar unit years back
so as to put a little charge on the 6 volts during the daytime
after checking what was really going on with the meter
I found out that I was wasting my time
should have bought a much bigger solar unit
I would have never known without the meter

when I want to know exactly what is or is not charging
or if an outlet is working etc. etc.
this is the proper tool for fast results

who out there would not wish to leave home without theirs ?

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Old 03-25-2013, 06:30 AM   #2
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Most people don't know how to use one properly. Especially the old analog needle style. The digital ones aren't 10 bucks now are they? I have a couple of Fluke models that are 20+ years old and still work great. I was a traveling service tech in a former life.

I even know what a Wiggy is AND how to use it. Does that qualify me as old enough to own an RV? LOL All kidding aside, a VOM is a great tool to have with your RV. Picture of a vintage Square D Wiggy below.

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Old 03-25-2013, 06:37 AM   #3
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Been using them since the days of the Simpson 635.Now I just carry a cheapo digital in my mobile repair kit.
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:48 AM   #4
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:11 AM   #5
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:24 AM   #6
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I carry a digital one with me in the tool box.
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:24 AM   #7
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I have one with me every day for work and another one at home. Wouldn't leave home without it.
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:43 AM   #8
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:48 AM   #9
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I suggest a multi meter as well.
These are the 2 items that I carry at all times in my camper.
Snap on multi meter and a fluke amp clamp meter. Ac/scale

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Old 03-25-2013, 07:48 AM   #10
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With 37 years of industrial maintenance behind me I've got meters!

Harbor Freight runs ads in our Sunday funnies newspaper and every once
in a while they have a coupon for a FREE meter.
Sure it's cheap from China but it works.
You can check battery voltage, check a fuse, check an outlet.
It probably doesn't have amps capability but you can't complain about the
price. No RV should leave home without a meter of some sort--
AND an assortment pack of spare fuses.
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