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Which Fluke meter...87-V or 88-V?

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by RLU_tech, Nov 7, 2017.

  1. RLU_tech

    RLU_tech Well-Known Member

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    I am interested in upgrading my DVOM. I currently have a Fluke 115 and really like it. I want to take my 115 home and get either an 87-V or 88-V for at work. I understand that they both have pros and cons. I just would like some opinions on which one is better for our line of work.
     
  2. HDMRice

    HDMRice Well-Known Member

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    If you're going to be spending all that cash on an 87 or 88, why not take a look at the 28-II? It has the IP67 certification, which means its dust, oil, and water proof/resistant. I've found that is more important as a mechanic then the majority of the options these meters come with. Its also drop resistant up to 3m I believe, but there have been destruction tests done on it that show it to be much more durable then that.

    The 28II is a bit more expensive, but has very similar features to the other two.

    Its the one I plan on getting next, anyways.