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should I get a watt meter?

Old 12-09-2007, 07:46 PM
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I just got MR Power Analyzer II and it works perfect for the type of parameters I am checking.
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Old 12-13-2007, 09:10 AM
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I am just getting into this enough where I am buying decent equipment and planning on building a plane or two...

Do I need to go out and buy a watt meter when I have these nice DMMs sitting here that will tell me the voltage across two points, or the current going through a circuit, or anything else? I mean I even have enough of them where I can set multiples of them up on the circuit at once and read the amps and voltage separately at the same time, and then just multiply to get the wattage?
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Old 12-13-2007, 07:57 PM
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Hi ! Youre right, a multi meter will give the more important data you need to know when operating an electric motor. For ease of operation however you will need a shunt. I use FMA equipment and find it OK (I also have a watt meter which gives me things like RPM)
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