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Old 05-20-2016, 11:05 PM
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Show us your electrical test equipment. Test lights, multi meters, power probes and scopes . All are acceptable. I want to see what everyone is using.
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I have a Simpson 260 analog meter, an old Fluke 75, a Meterman 33XL, a Craftsman test light, LED noid light, a chrome Suntune timing light, Powerprobe piercing test leads, a handheld battery load tester of unknown pedigree, and access to my dad's OLD Tektronix (547?) 'scope if I really needed it.

I don't have any OBD 1 or 2 scanners or any Rotunda test equipment.
'Somewhere' I have a Mac tach & dwell meter, but I haven't used it since I had bikes with points.



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Are you happy with the Fluke meter? They are supposed to be the best. I havent owned one, but almost did before I bought the Klein Jim. I also have a Power Probe III. I dont use it because I am not familiar with it. Besides the Klein I have a GreenLee analog meter. I have an Auto Ingenuity program that does OBDII. I bought it for Whitey so I could diagnose the Powerstroke problems. It is very handy for that. It does buzz tests for the injectors, pulls codes and also does live stream diagnostics. I believe it shows cylinder contribution testing as well.
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Fluke here , only one I use at work . A few cheep ones at home .Modis with a 4 channel lab scope ,Mac Mentor , 2 Launch scanners , An old OTC that I last updated in 03 , A few cheep code readers , one of the old Power Probes and the Hook .My First go to items , Scope on a rope ( old school test light ) and my Launch Creeder V .
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Bruno,
My Fluke is very old (and VERY basic) lol!
It has been bulletproof except for needing a new set of test leads.

I suppose I should have mentioned I have a non-contact IR thermometer.
This gets used to find hot bearings, cold cylinders, overloaded wiring, leaky alternators.... a bunch of stuff in addition to cooling system work.

edited in a pic for you because you said "Let's SEE your electrical test equipment"

I need to get a OBD bluetooth dongle.
Torque and AutoIngenuity seem to be popular.
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A Simpson 260! That is one sweet meter. But, I really need to get a Fluke. My Craftsman and Radio Shack meters are ....... dodgy.
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The 260 was my dad's.
It doesn't get to kick around in my toolbox.

Analog meters are useful because of their instant response.
I get a bit nostalgic when I'm using it.
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I understand. When I worked at the power company all the guys carried 260's. I was really impressed with how rugged, reliable, and useful they were. I'd have one on display in my shop instead of being used - especially one that has sentimental value.
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It gets used if I need it, but that's not often.

It's the -6 model with the parallax free mirrored scale in a leather shoulder strap case.

You like Amazon Gary.
Check the link in wdydtytt for some deals.
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My Dad has my Grandpa's Kal timing light still. It is so old it doesnt have the inductive P/U option on it. When I get it I plan to keep it and give it to Kris one day. So lol, that will be a display piece.
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Hard to use any timing light w/ COP.

Gary, Amazon has the PPROKIT for around $150.
It has a dmm and the PP III.
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I have Ideal 61-746 meters. I keep in every truck. I also use one daily at work.
I have even dropped it 40' to the ground. It still works perfectly even bouncing off a concrete sidewalk
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Gary,
It just seemed like a good deal on a multimeter and Powerprobe 3 plus a bunch of test leads.

Their equipment is respected in the trade.

It's up to you what features you need or want, and then you can find the best meter for you.
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