need help with laser tachometer

Discussion in 'OnBoard Electronics & Controls' started by bblagonic, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. bblagonic
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    bblagonic Junior Member

    Do anyone have same experiance about portable laser tachometers?
    I would like to buy one for measuring the props shafts RPM on different boats?

    On what to pay attention? Which maker and model is the best enough for this purpose?

    I`ve found some on the E-bay but don`t know which to choose?

    Thanks
     
  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    You need to look for RPM range and tolerance(+-)on measurments. Also, if you have a warranty claim, if it is possible to have it repaired locally.
     
  3. Landlubber
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    Landlubber Senior Member

    My one is made by Fluke (China of course), but it is very reliable and accurate. I have had it for about two years now and use it fairly regularly, so it has had time to play up...so far so good.
     
  4. JLIMA
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    JLIMA crazed throttleman

    When i was in the Navy we used the Fluke tachs, for performing diesel trends and the like. I have an Monarch at the moment and its served me well for the past 4 years. So basically it seems to boil down to what you can get and and ability to repair or recalibrate locally (warranty is always better.)
     

  5. bblagonic
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    bblagonic Junior Member

    well, I think I will buy the Monarch PLT200.
    It is laser one and it has a possibility to install the remote optical sensor with 8m cable.

    Tnx guys

    Bojan
     
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