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Old 02-14-2006, 06:48 PM
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Volt Meters

What types of volt meters is everyone using to check the voltage at the fixture?
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Old 02-14-2006, 07:51 PM
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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.
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Old 02-14-2006, 08:05 PM
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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 .

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Old 02-18-2006, 07:45 AM
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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
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Old 02-18-2006, 08:57 AM
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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.
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Old 02-18-2006, 09:24 AM
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Sperry makes a good meter also.
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Old 02-18-2006, 05:16 PM
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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.
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Old 02-19-2006, 07:31 PM
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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.
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