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mrossirr
02-14-2006, 07:48 PM
What types of volt meters is everyone using to check the voltage at the fixture?
Thanks in advance.

NightScenes
02-14-2006, 08:51 PM
I use a Fluke. This is one of the best meters on the market. When choosing a meter, make certain that it will check voltage to .01 or even .001.

Grass Man
02-14-2006, 09:05 PM
I use a Fluke. This is one of the best meters on the market. When choosing a meter, make certain that it will check voltage to .01 or even .001.

.... Good choice Nightscapespaul, That's one of the best :waving: .

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YardPro
02-18-2006, 08:45 AM
those are really expensive...
if you are doing nothing but lighting, i can see the expense...
we buy ones in the $50.00 down range ( sun pro, etc).
they work well, and when they die from abuse, we are not out $250.00....

ours get used for irrigation, etc, and get rather abused

NightScenes
02-18-2006, 09:57 AM
The make of the meter is not as important as whether it can read .01. I have seen very expensive meters that are not good for this application simply because of this. I have been an electrician for a long time and have had my Fluke for over 10 years. I let my guys buy their own meters (after loosing a few) as long as it gets the job done.

grass gorilla
02-18-2006, 10:24 AM
Sperry makes a good meter also.

niteliters
02-18-2006, 06:16 PM
have some friends...all three electircians really like the greenlee cmt 90. 2 are in the low voltage lighting business now for over 20 years each...the other is 80 years old and works still part time. I would think they know a thing or two but I guess as paul and others have said the most important aspect for low voltage lighting is at a minimum it reads to the tenths..100ths being the best.

koster_irrigation
02-19-2006, 08:31 PM
I have about 4 differnent testers

I recommend the most:
Greenlee CMT-80

not many people ive run across know about this one

those that do, are ahead of the game.