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Old 12-29-2009
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For the types of measurements generally needed to troubleshoot a 12 v system on a boat I think even the "cheap" meters will do. For industrial use we insist on at least a 20Kohm/volt rating, and that generally puts you into the $200 and up range.

My students buy a Fluke 179, around $300 or so... but lately most of them are finding them cheaper on Ebay and Craigslists.
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