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Amprobe will be sending us the ACD-14-PLUS meter for review
« on: February 12, 2009, 05:00:16 PM »
After we receive the meter from Amprobe I will start a new topic in the forum for the review.

I will then post a review of the meter along with some photos.

Then if any one else (AJ Team Members Only) would like to test the meter out themselves and post a review as a reply to the topic we started I would be happy to ship the meter to them.

If you would be interested in checking out this meter first hand post a reply here to let me know.

After I see how much interest there is in passing this meter around I will get some details worked out.

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1. Pass around is only for AJ Team members with USA shipping address.

2. You pay to ship it to the next member on the list.

3. It must be shipping priority mail with delivery confirmation number or UPS.

4. You can only keep it for one week max.

5. You must post a few words in the review topic about what you thought of the meter.

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Re: Amprobe will be sending us the ACD-14-PLUS meter for review
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2009, 06:22:09 PM »
I have 3 Fieldpiece meters now. I am always looking for something better no matter what. I would appreciate being included in the meter test program.
I will report my honest evaluation and return the meter when the test period is complete.
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I apologize. I did the high res. image and saw what the meter does. My Fieldpiece meters do all that and much more.
There is no need for me to evaluate the meter.
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Re: Amprobe will be sending us the ACD-14-PLUS meter for review
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2009, 07:06:37 PM »
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I apologize. I did the high res. image and saw what the meter does. My Fieldpiece meters do all that and much more.

I would guess we all have meters that will already do what this one does. After all how much can one multimeter do?

This will be the first meter I have ever used with dual displays and I will be looking forward to checking it out.

    
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    * Dual Displays - Permits simultaneous reading of Amperage & Voltage
    * Micro Amps measurement for testing “Flame Sensors”
    * Capacitance to 3000 µF
    * Temperature / Type-K Thermocouple
    * AC and DC Voltage to 600V
    * AC Current to 400A
    * Resistance to 40MΩ with Continuity Buzzer
    * Frequency measurement
    * Diode test
    * Hold and Maximum reading functions
    * Accommodates conductors up to 1.02" (26mm) in diameter
    * Auto ranging
    * Auto power off and low battery indication
    * Rubber over-molded case
    * In rush current
    * Display: 3-3/4 digits 4000 counts, dual LCD displays
    * Unit ships with industrial test leads, carrying case, Type K thermocouple probe, battery and Users manual

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Re: Amprobe will be sending us the ACD-14-PLUS meter for review
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2009, 07:52:39 PM »
So what you will probably do is ship the said meter with a call tag enclosed so the recipient can return it by simply resealing the box, attaching said call tag and sliping the box into the nearest UPS pickup box with no expense to the user whatsoever, am I right?
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Re: Amprobe will be sending us the ACD-14-PLUS meter for review
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2009, 08:11:48 PM »
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So what you will probably do is ship the said meter with a call tag enclosed so the recipient can return it by simply resealing the box, attaching said call tag and sliping the box into the nearest UPS pickup box with no expense to the user whatsoever, am I right?

That is a good question JW.

If we do it your way then I have to pay shipping not only everytime I ship it to someone, but also when it's shipped back to me.

I'm not willing to do that, sorry. :)

What I have seen done on other sites that pass products around like this is everyone pays shipping.

Just for example, I would pay to ship it to you and then you would pay to ship it to the next member.

This way everyone that try it helps pay the shipping cost and they only pay shipping one way.

Shipping should be done with a tracking/delivery confirmation number. Priority mail maybe the cheapest way to ship it, but if someone want to ship it using UPS that would be ok to.

I would guess priority mail shipping with delivery confirmation number would be around $5-7 in most case.

Each member that gets the meter could try it out for a week or two at the max before sending it on to the next member on the list.

What's everyone think of that?
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Re: Amprobe will be sending us the ACD-14-PLUS meter for review
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2009, 08:34:50 PM »
Interesting looking meter.

I would have no problem paying to ship it to the next member on the list.

We should keep the trial time to one week. If you get the meter on Tuesday you ship it out the next Tuesday.

Even at a week it's going to take longer then a month for the first four members to try it out.

What happens to the meter after it's done being pass around, just wondering.

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Re: Amprobe will be sending us the ACD-14-PLUS meter for review
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2009, 08:38:40 PM »
That would run a ton of money  for our Canuckalicious friends but hay I'm game. What if P45 wants to take a gander? I want to be the one to send that puppy over the pond. :D NOT! Sorry old friend me pockets er a tad shy.
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Re: Amprobe will be sending us the ACD-14-PLUS meter for review
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2009, 08:43:58 PM »
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We should keep the trial time to one week. If you get the meter on Tuesday you ship it out the next Tuesday.

A week sounds like a good time limit to me.

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What happens to the meter after it's done being pass around, just wondering.

It's to early to say at this point in time.

I have seen other sites raffle off the products they pass around to raise funds for there site or to buy other products for pass arounds.

If not some type of raffle or giveaway then maybe ApplianceJunk.com could donate it to a local school.

I would be open to idea's about what should happen with the meter after the passaround.

Maybe we should just keep it as new AJ Team members may want to play with it later on.

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Re: Amprobe will be sending us the ACD-14-PLUS meter for review
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2009, 08:48:31 PM »
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What if P45 wants to take a gander? I want to be the one to send that puppy over the pond.

Another good question.

This is why I ask you guy's so we can get all the bugs worked out. :)

Lets keep this first pass around to USA shipping address only.

Maybe as time goes on and we get more AJ Team members in say Canada we could ship something up to our Canadian friends for there own pass around.

As for now lets keep this first passaround of the Amprobe meter in the United Stats.

 
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Re: Amprobe will be sending us the ACD-14-PLUS meter for review
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2009, 08:59:13 PM »
I started a list of pass around rules at the bottom of the first post.
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Re: Amprobe will be sending us the ACD-14-PLUS meter for review
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2009, 09:40:00 PM »
I have a bunch of amprobes so I do not think I need to review it. Let the younger guys have a whack at it.
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Re: Amprobe will be sending us the ACD-14-PLUS meter for review
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2009, 09:44:28 PM »
I would like to try it out.

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Re: Amprobe will be sending us the ACD-14-PLUS meter for review
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2009, 07:22:52 AM »
I had the original ACD-14 which was re-called due to false readings which resulted in people being shocked.
This was because it would read no voltage when in actuality there was.
I am waiting for the ACD-14 plus which is what they are replacing it with.
FYI Fluke now owns Amprobe.  :)
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Re: Amprobe will be sending us the ACD-14-PLUS meter for review
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2009, 09:36:13 AM »
I would like to try it out.

Ok, will start the list with whirlpooltech. :)
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Re: Amprobe will be sending us the ACD-14-PLUS meter for review
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2009, 09:37:57 AM »
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I had the original ACD-14 which was re-called due to false readings which resulted in people being shocked.

How long ago did this recall start?
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