Need a good ammeter to measure the amps draw of my motor

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?&I=LX3605&P=MLAre either one of
these better quality than the other?Are there any cheaper alternatives that are
fully functionalthat do not have to be build?When I looked at reasonably priced
multimeter options lastnight I could not find any that were not limited to 10
amps,beside the above two.
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Peter Olcott
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"Peter Olcott" wrote
Look for a homebrewed shunt that you can build yourself, then you can use your 10 amp multimeter to measure the higher loads.
A few results of a quick search:
Another approach uses a wire of known resistance, measures voltage drop across it, and dividing by a factor to get amps.
This thread may be helpful:
Here is another thread that has some good answers for exactly what you are asking:
Anyway, as you can see, there is plenty more out there than this list, if you need to do more looking than what is here. I think you can take it from here, now!
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Morgans
Peter --
Check out the Medusa MR-PA-60100T Power Analyzer II at
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It measures Volts, Amps up to 100, Watts, and other info with a simple connection. All you have to do is add your standard connectors, such as Dean's. One connection measures all parameters automatically.
Cheers -- Lyman
"Peter Olcott" wrote in message: Are either one of these better quality than the other?Are there any cheaper alternatives that are fully functionalthat do not have to be build?When I looked at reasonably priced multimeter options lastnight I could not find any that were not limited to 10 amps,beside the above two.
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Lyman Slack
A high quality dc current clamp ammeter can give accurate ratings and pinpoint corrosion in actual or near real time to allow for prevention ways.
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