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Title: EXTECH EX623 AC/DC CLAMP METER
Post by: AJ on March 02, 2013, 05:08:59 PM
Anyone happen to have one of these meters?

http://youtu.be/J8Ag2wsz8k4

http://www.extech.com/instruments/product.asp?catid=26&prodid=79#.UTKFtKVCA8g (http://www.extech.com/instruments/product.asp?catid=26&prodid=79#.UTKFtKVCA8g)


Looks interesting. What do you guys think?
Title: Re: EXTECH EX623 AC/DC CLAMP METER
Post by: AJ on March 05, 2013, 01:44:13 PM
No thoughts from anyone on this meter?  :popcorn:


Title: Re: EXTECH EX623 AC/DC CLAMP METER
Post by: hesterappliance on March 05, 2013, 07:56:58 PM
I ordered a SC56 Fieldpieace meter today.The extech would have been 100 dollar more.Looks like a good meter
Title: Re: EXTECH EX623 AC/DC CLAMP METER
Post by: AJ on March 05, 2013, 08:07:54 PM
I ordered a SC56 Fieldpieace meter today.The extech would have been 100 dollar more.Looks like a good meter

Just took a look at it here after reading your reply.
http://fieldpiece.com/clamp-meters/sc56

Looks nice!

Somethings that caught my attention...

Swivel Head Clamp Meter!
Clear view at any angle!
Backlight Dual Display to display multiple information simultaneously
Includes K-type Thermocouple
Non-contact Voltage (NCV)

I know this may sound silly, but I like the shape and color too, lol..
Looking at the Fluke I like size and color compared to the Extech EX632, but I like some of the additional features on the Extech over the Fluke.
Yet the Extech is so darn ugly looking to me, lol... Green and orange, bulky looking around the clamp.

That fieldpiece look really sweet!

The display looks awesome!

Let us know when you get it and what you think of it, thanks!
Title: Re: EXTECH EX623 AC/DC CLAMP METER
Post by: AJ on March 05, 2013, 08:18:19 PM
hester, just looking at the SC56 service manual.

Temp Range: -40F to 2200F, (-40C to 1200C) - Wow!

LED Flashlight in clamp head, nice!

I was so close to ordering the Fluke 902 this afternoon too, so glad I waited and so glad you posted.

Any reason you picked that model over another fieldpiece?
Title: Re: EXTECH EX623 AC/DC CLAMP METER
Post by: hesterappliance on March 06, 2013, 06:17:05 AM
 I have the fluke 233.It just does not have the options the sc 56 has.My clamp went bad on the fluke.I'm amazed how people are so brand loyal on meters.Here in georgia its a sin to have to different brands in you tool box.I want the best to make the faster
Title: Re: EXTECH EX623 AC/DC CLAMP METER
Post by: AJ on March 06, 2013, 06:35:45 AM
I ordered a SC56 Fieldpieace meter today.The extech would have been 100 dollar more.Looks like a good meter

Were did you order yours from?
Title: Re: EXTECH EX623 AC/DC CLAMP METER
Post by: hesterappliance on March 06, 2013, 06:51:19 AM
Johnstone supply 190.00 with over night shipping
Title: Re: EXTECH EX623 AC/DC CLAMP METER
Post by: AJ on March 07, 2013, 10:45:23 AM
Nice price, will be waiting to hear your thoughts on it.  :popcorn:
Title: Re: EXTECH EX623 AC/DC CLAMP METER
Post by: Wedgeman55 on March 10, 2013, 10:02:43 PM
Extech looks nice.   I had a meter in the early 80's,  I think it was a sperry.   Had a swivel head on it.   Nice in tight spaces so you could see the meter good.  I like the idea of a swivel head.     May add one of those to my collection of meters. 
Title: Re: EXTECH EX623 AC/DC CLAMP METER
Post by: AJ on May 12, 2013, 08:10:51 AM
I ordered a SC56 Fieldpieace meter today.The extech would have been 100 dollar more.Looks like a good meter

How's that meter working out for you?
Title: Re: EXTECH EX623 AC/DC CLAMP METER
Post by: hesterappliance on May 12, 2013, 03:43:04 PM
I'm not sure if I trust it accuracy yet.on temperature probe.and a little slow on readings
Title: Re: EXTECH EX623 AC/DC CLAMP METER
Post by: Wedgeman55 on May 15, 2013, 01:48:32 AM
We have a Johnstone Supply store near us,  and I'm going to check that SC56 out in person.     I re-did my tool box and now am carrying a meter inside the box.     I have 2 other meter bags with an array of meters (We all discussed this in a previous post),   but I want to consolidate things a bit.    I'm looking for One meter that will do everything.     I just hate being a tool junkie at times,   always looking for the Next best thing in meters and tools.     
Title: Re: EXTECH EX623 AC/DC CLAMP METER
Post by: afterblast on August 13, 2013, 11:59:40 PM
I haven't gotten to try an sc56, but I have a sc66 and it's a tank, it's put up with several years of abuse, drops, and water without any issue.