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topari:
I'd be interested in a review of clamp meters and how they would be used. For example, is it feasible to try and measure current running through a motorcycle or car wiring loom ?  Would you use one at the back of Storage Area network to measure the current draw ?

PetrosA:
For cars or motorcycles, I think it would be more useful to measure either the (+) wire from the alternator or individual (+) wires out of the fuse box which will give you a total load reading or specific load readings. You'll never know exactly what you're measuring in a bundle of wires since some circuits may have the (-) wire in the bundle which will cancel out the reading for that circuit.I'm going to defer to someone else on the Storage Area network question, since I'm not sure what you mean by that.

Kiriakos-GR:

--- Quote from: topari on June 06, 2010, 12:13:03 pm ---For example, is it feasible to try and measure current running through a motorcycle or car wiring loom ?  

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Yes it is , from the current on the battery cable , you can find the condition of your brushes in the starter !!
And there is and some more secrets too...  ;)

But the point is, that the good AC/DC ones, costs " real " money !!

Set your price range first , so to get more useful advices .

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