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Old 06-15-2014, 07:51 PM   #1
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Clamp meter

The son of a friend of mine is a newly ordained marine electrician and I learned a lot from him when he came to the boat the other day. First of all, he backed up a lot of what Clectric has already told me concerning batteries, wiring etc. Thanks Clectric! Second we found out that the Balmar Digital Duo charge is not working as installed so I am taking steps to rectify this.

He had one of those clamp meter jobbies. He just put it around a cable and we could determine the real time amps drawn or charged in and out of the batteries. It's a real useful tool, so I bought one on sale at Canadian Tire.

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Old 06-16-2014, 04:49 AM   #2
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Does the meter you bought read DC amps via clamp with a scale like 0-40A or 0-400A? AC only clamp on ammeters are much more common and less expensive than AC/DC.
If its this one, it does NOT read DC amps!
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