Originally Posted by Matsukaze
I've heard of it but haven't seen one yet. I do have an older HP bench-style meter (HP spun off their test equipment division as Agilent) but I don't really use it for anything. HP/Agilent has an excellent reputation for lab-type test equipment but they're newcomers to the handheld DMM market.
The U1242A has gained a respectable following among HVAC guys.
For $200 you get a lot more meter than the Fluke 116 offered and a better warranty to boot. What really make it attractive to HVAC guy is the dual temp probes which is great for a/c work cause we need to take the temp of the liquid line and the suction line to determine system conditions.
Most HVAC meters only take one temp reading at a time. The U1242A reads them simultaneously and saves a bunch of time.
i was just inquiring about Agilent here to see if the electrical trade was hving the same issues with Fluke as my trade does.