Originally Posted by cmdl
i'm in the market for one. trying to get amp and watt info on my trojan and spit. i tried home depot and they only have 10 A and iirc it was just DC. with my 60A esc i would guess i need at least a 60A AC range? also, how would i measure watts? are wattmeters not incorporated in multimeters (i didn't see any watts on the multimeters i checked out at home depot and the few i saw online).
advice and recommendations appreciated. thanks.
If that's the case, why don't you seek a "WATT METER" especially made for our hobby. I have an old Astro Flight Watt Meter but, does not have any way to keep (record) the test parameters after disconnecting so, I have to resort to Video capture. The new Watt Meters for our hobby now have memory and battery backup so, it flashes the highest attained Test Parameters after you disconnect.
If you are seeking something that has a dual purpose then, I have a Craftsman AMP Meter (Clamp Around) DC that does great and it is on the cheap side compared to the other True RMS meters.
Here is the new Craftsman AC/DC AMP (Clamp Around) Meter and oh, by the way the Clamp around meter you do not have to place the meter between the circuit as it measures using inductive pickup.