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Offline Harbinger

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Fluke 101
« on: February 10, 2022, 03:26:14 PM »
Hi all,

Newbie here - I'm gearing up to build a crack and need to pick up a multimeter. I've heard good things about Fluke meters. Would the Fluke 101 work for building Bottlehead kits? I heard they don't measure current, but I'm not sure if that matters.

I'm thinking about making a Mainline in a few years - would the 101 suffice for that sort of project as well?

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Re: Fluke 101
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2022, 03:29:54 PM »
That would work.

https://www.harborfreight.com/electrical/electrician-s-tools/multimeters-testers/11-function-digital-multimeter-with-audible-continuity-61593.html
Though I have a Fluke now, when it breaks I will go back to this meter from Harbor Freight (and other similar places).

Pair that meter with some silicone leads:
https://www.amazon.com/Silicone-Multimeter-Precision-Gold-Plated-Alligator/dp/B082L2SVGB

The probes that come with newer Flukes are horrible (at least the ones that came with my 174 were really bad), so I'd plan on buying some different probes anyway.
Paul "PB" Birkeland

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Re: Fluke 101
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2022, 05:01:30 PM »
I have no idea of the quality of the new Fluke meters, but be cautious of buying a used one sight unseen. The displays on the old ones can get flaky with time.
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Re: Fluke 101
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2022, 02:27:38 PM »
Good to know. Looks like there's a harbor freight store near me. I'll go check them out.

Thanks for the insight!