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Klein CL800 Clamp Meter


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The title should read "Klein CL800 Digital Clamp Meter, AC/DC Auto-Ranging, 600A that Dan and Eric gave away and they picked me and they're frickin' awesome and I love the meter and you guys rocks and TIA rocks and I'm so happy I could do handsprings but then I'd probably break my ass", but that's probably too long, so...long story short...it arrived today!!! A huge THANK YOU!!!! goes out to Dan and Eric, you guys truly are some genuine great guys. Sad part is that now I can't say I never won anything...obligatory porn-like photo, for members to drool over.

 

 

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Klein CL800 002 by Edward Durbin, on Flickr

 

 

I diddled with it a little bit, really great meter, works really great, and it's comfortable to hold. Nice rubber overmold, the display is really easy to read. I'll put some more photos up in a bit, but I gotta say this thing is a BEAUTY!! Thanks you again Dan and Eric!!!

 

 

 

 

Now, how do I tip the scales in my favor for the Ryobi give-away?? Oh crap, did I just say that out loud???

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Knarly...if your username indicates your level of appearance then I fear maybe even my Photoshop skills won't help. Anyone who names themselves "Knarly" must know already that it's too late, and there's no "ugly" filter in Photoshop

 

 

Thanks everyone, I'm actually pretty tickled that I won. I can't say I'm one of those "I never win anything" types of guys (insert sad my life sucks story here), but it's really nice to win. Makes me happy to know that there still is some genuine good people out there, with Dan and Eric you can tell they're really good people. I try to be too but these days it's hard to be kind when all you're faced with is epic-sized A-holes. This forum truly is a great place to hang out.

 

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I gotta be honest, when I saw them showing the meter I actually rummaged around online looking at pricing and details and whatnot. I've always "needed" a clamp meter, never bought one. Saw this one and figured maybe it was time. Was fully ready to beg the wife to buy me one...and look what happens!!

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Just a side note for Dan and Eric...if you really want to know how much I like something, just count how many pictures I take of it. Right now I'm still shooting photos of the meter, which basically means I must like it a lot. I keep picking it up, squeezing the trigger, turning it on and off. It's an obsession now. Gonna take it to work tomorrow and give it a spin, got some electrical to do and I can give it a run-around. Too bad I can't take my phone out on the floor or I'd do a vid of me using it

 

 

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Klein CL800 018 by Edward Durbin, on Flickr

 

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Klein CL800 020 by Edward Durbin, on Flickr

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6 hours ago, Kato said:

I gotta be honest, when I saw them showing the meter I actually rummaged around online looking at pricing and details and whatnot. I've always "needed" a clamp meter, never bought one. Saw this one and figured maybe it was time. Was fully ready to beg the wife to buy me one...and look what happens!!

 

I did also, because I could use a clamp meter. I have plenty non-clamp multimeters. Let us know how you like it, I might end up picking one up. I'm normally a Fluke guy but I imagine Klein's clamp meters are perfectly capable because electrician's tools are their specialty.

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So far the little bit of diddling I've done...testing batteries, testing continuity, trying the no-contact test feature...I really like the meter so far. The only issue I've found is no audible with the no-contact tester. Manual says there should be an audible but it doesn't happen, only the red LED comes on when it senses voltage. Not a problem at all, so minor of a detail it's hardly worth mentioning. Most of my meters don't have an audible so I'm used to working without it

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Normally the things I do when testing out a new meter is check the other features like Diode check, Capacitance, resistance on a fuse and on a speaker. Then I test the voltage on a variac to see how quickly the meter can register voltage changes.

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Yup, the guys were gracious enough to help me with my problems with impatience, they sent it quick so I wouldn't sit here cursing the world that it hadn't arrived yet. See, the guys are conscientious toward their fellow man... 

 

 

I really can't keep my hands off of it too, I keep reaching over and picking it up, I'm really itching to put it to good use.

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Thanks. Took the meter to work today, had some stuff to do and wanted to play with it. It's an awesome meter, that's all I can say. Feels good in the hand, easy to work with, easy to read

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