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Volt Meters

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by mrossirr, Feb 14, 2006.

  1. mrossirr

    mrossirr LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    What types of volt meters is everyone using to check the voltage at the fixture?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. NightScenes

    NightScenes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,206

    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.
     
  3. Grass Man

    Grass Man LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 272

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

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  4. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,564

    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
     
  5. NightScenes

    NightScenes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,206

    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.
     
  6. grass gorilla

    grass gorilla LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    Sperry makes a good meter also.
     
  7. niteliters

    niteliters LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 537

    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.
     
  8. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,415

    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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