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2017-01-19

So after ...mumble.. years my Craftsman DMM died.  It was very sad, but the meter did outlasted the brand so that's gotta be worth something.  To replace it I bought the Amprobe AM-510.  Very nice meter.  Allowed me to finish the current loop simulator and verified that the digital milliamp readout on my power supply is more or less fantasy.  Now to be fair, it's a 5 A supply and the readout was off by 1 mA and some change and I did pay $90 for it.  I'm sure that it's well within spec for the power supply and I'm certainly not disappointed.

So while I was pining away for the halcyon days when Sears and the Craftsman brand meant something positive and having a wine or wine.5, I decided that I deserved to get a quality, adult meter.  So I splurged on the Fluke 87V.

Bling Bling.





Hooked my circuit to it and it's spot on (if you ignore that it goes above 20mA).




That's the good news.  The bad news is that for the price of the two meter purchases I could have bought two of those fancy schmancy thermostats I was avoiding buying.  Losing never felt so good.