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doctorscience

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Posted: 12/20/21 08:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Kansas couple wrote:

I'm looking to buy a multimeter, as my rig's refrigerator doesn't work on electric but still works on gas. There is power to its outlet (of course, that would be too easy of a fix..) and I know my next steps will involve going to the circuit board. I'm looking at the Klein Tools multimeters they sell at Home Depot. Noticed the CL 390 can measure DC amperage. Would this be something to have, or is measuring DC current not that important? If not, then I'd go with one of the less-expensive models. I'm open to thoughts and input. Thanks!


I bought the Klein CL390 a few months ago to deal with many electrical issues in the class C I recently purchased. I also needed to fully check the draw of every item in the rig so I could manage long term winter RV use in Canada with only two 6 volt batteries. The CL390 is excellent. I've used it to find parasitic loads, sort out converter issues, issues with my inverter/charger, and so much more. Two thumbs up!

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Posted: 12/26/21 07:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hello all! Thanks for the many responses and useful tips (such as creating a light bulb tester). I think I will just go with an inexpensive HF unit, knowing I can always buy a higher quality meter should the need arise.

WinMinnie--not exactly sure where I will start with the circuit board, I will go back to the YouTube video for guidance.

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And the cycle repeats it's self. Buy **** and when it doesn't work buy another. The way I see it instead of buying two or more ***** buy one good one and be done with it. But hey we need to keep China booming.


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