AC/DC meter

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  1. Jac123


    Joined Apr 19, 2019
    20 posts, 3 likes
    Catalina 30
    Proud Mary US Forked River

  2. BeachGuy


    Joined Jan 21, 2018
    16 posts, 3 likes
    Catalina 30
    1620 US Orange Beach, AL
    Should do everything you could want to do on your Cat30. Have fun!

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  3. weekendrken


    Joined May 7, 2011
    137 posts, 21 likes
    Catalina 30
    3573 US Lake Norman
    Most the lower end clamp-ons are A/C current - you need to use the leads to measure DC current. A PITA measuring high Amos.

    I got a Craftsman AC-DC clamp on so that I can measure draw in my starter, battery cables etc.

    IIWMB, I’d make sure what you get is DC. Otherwise a FREE Harbor Freight meter will do what you need.

    That said, still pick up a freebie @ HF for when you need to check very low current be cause you lose that ability with clamp ons.

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  4. jssailem


    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    9,006 posts, 3,921 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA

    Good for you.

  5. Ward H

    Ward H

    Joined Nov 7, 2011
    2,273 posts, 497 likes
    Catalina 30 Mk II
    US Barnegat, NJ
    John beat me to that.

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  6. Tally Ho

    Tally Ho

    Joined Jan 7, 2011
    1,302 posts, 261 likes
    Oday 322
    US East Chicago, IN
    I have one that is similar to this one, also purchased on Amazon. Yours will read DC current via the clamp according to the specs.

    While not the best quality, mine works fine for the little bit I do with it.


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  7. weekendrken


    Joined May 7, 2011
    137 posts, 21 likes
    Catalina 30
    3573 US Lake Norman

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