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Re: [TCML] clamp on amp meter, digital or analog ?
I personally prefer the analog amp meters. Digital units seem to pick up
stray signals too easily. Since you seem to be aiming for higher amp
readings, the analog would be the way to go. Microamp measuring would be
best with a digital unit.
david baehr wrote:
Im needing a new clamp- on meter to measure power line amps to my coil
and also a large J Ladder.
A 'cheap' Harbor Freight may do, but, ive used digital meters
before,..they would show voltage/etc where there was none. (picking up
the magnetic feild i guess ??).
It may be best to stay with an analog type??, my ol' one seemed to
work ok....(but i broke it ) just wonderin' , thanks,dave"
For measuring line current the analog meters are the only way to go
as they read true RMS current and are unaffected by any RF garbage. Any
"digital" meter is subject to all sorts of problems and can't be relied
upon. In my experience my Kill a Watt doesn't read correct line current
even for my smallest coil.
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