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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 4
Nice multi meter – Fluke 17B 2.6" LCD Digital Multimeter Meter (2*AA included) Reviews

posted by wortelsoft on 12/30/2009 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

Pros:
The meter has all the stuff you need with the temperature probe as a real bonus. It uses AA bateries which is handy because, most of the time you have couple of spare laying around, which you ca't say of the 9 volt type normaly used.
The meter has a build in stand so you can place it upright for easy measurement.
Cons:
I compared it to my last month calibrated Fluke 177 true rms meter and it's a litle bit off:
Fluke 17: 5,04 volt
Fluke 177 5,020 volt (it has a digit more)
There is no backlight.
Other:
If you need one buy it.
They should have added backlight.
Clean the metal of the probes before you use them, they didn't make good contact in continuity test before I did so.
Bottomline:
If you want a nice multimeter from a good brand get this. Can't understand why Fluke doesn't sell these in Europe, so people can get a decent meter for a nice price.

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