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Old 09-12-2005, 09:23 PM
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Which amp clamp meter to buy?

I'm looking to buy one to check battery drain when the car is off. A clamp-on meter would be much more convenient to avoid needing to remove a battery cable and having all the radio and other memory settings erased. What would you suggest? The 600 and 1000 amp meters used by electricians won't give an accurate reading down to the 30 to 60 miliamp range that would be a normal reading. Any thoughts on the Fluke 322: It has 40 amp setting that has resolution down to 10mA. I've found it as low as $89.
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Old 09-12-2005, 09:34 PM
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I wouldn't spend $89 bux to avoid resetting the radio, but that's just me. Just be careful, though. Anything sensitive enough to read milliamps will fry when too much current passes by it.

That said, the specifications of the meter you asked about say nothing about measuring DC current.

Google 'Low Current DC Amp Probe'. Here's the one I own:
1989 300 SEL that mostly works, but needs TLC
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Old 09-12-2005, 10:38 PM
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Yikes! I didn't even notice it won't do DC amps. After some more checking I found this one: with a 1mA resolution.
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Old 11-22-2011, 09:57 AM
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Radio shack has a neat one. $59
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From 6 years ago???
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