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eevBLAB 91 - Why Are Fluke Meters So EXPENSIVE?

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Ed.Kloonk:

--- Quote from: Muttley Snickers on February 22, 2022, 11:15:20 pm ---Free shipping!   :-DMM :o



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Chuck in a few spare fuses and we might have a deal.

Scherms:
Expensive for some, maybe...

I bought an 'as new' but damaged Fluke 88v a while back that had an Eprom Error from GSM phone frequency exposure and it was sold dead 'for parts'...



I paid just under $50 US for this 88v and promptly sent it into Fluke Celemetrix in Sydney for the fixed rate $185 AUD repair. What I got back was a new version 11 (GSM proof) main board + calibration (with certificate), new holster, port covers, battery and CDRom. An almost new and complete Fluke 88v for $230 AUD, a saving of $788 AUD... not bad!

https://triplepoint.com.au/product/fluke-88v-deluxe-automotive-multimeter-2/

PS: Dave's discovery of a new 'free' mod of the ad737 RMS controller chip to force RMS function on this averaging unit makes my 'smart' purchase 88v now possibly as accurate as the 87v " ... chicken dinner"!



https://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog-1448-convert-a-fluke-77-iv-to-true-rms-for-10-cents/msg3936022/#msg3936022







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EEVblog:

--- Quote from: Scherms on March 29, 2022, 11:39:04 pm ---Expensive for some, maybe...
I bought an 'as new' but damaged Fluke 88v a while back that had an Eprom Error from GSM phone frequency exposure and it was sold dead 'for parts'...
I paid just under $50 US for this 88v and promptly sent it into Fluke Celemetrix in Sydney for the fixed rate $185 AUD repair. What I got back was a new version 11 (GSM proof) main board + calibration (with certificate), new holster, port covers, battery and CDRom.

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Crazy cheap!

nightfire:

--- Quote from: Martin72 on January 16, 2022, 10:51:13 pm ---No need to have a doubt about it... ;)
When it´s an accredited lab, theyr calibration references are above the ISO standard vulgo Dakks, which makes sense.


--- Quote ---First investigate what exactly is the difference between a DAKKS calibration and an ISO17025 calibration....

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Have fun...
The only thing I know is that it´s the worldwide reference standard, accepted from everyone including MIL purposes.

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The ISO cal. ist basically a calibration to the standards the lab uses- DAKKS cal. is traceable (with papertrail) to some national standards, therefore it should have a better guaranteed precision and reproduceability between different labs.
IMHO only important when doing some very precise work or in fields where customers demand some crazy long papertrail for everything...

james_s:

--- Quote from: mansaxel on January 11, 2022, 12:20:20 pm ---I have 7 Flukes, 8020, 8022, 2x 8060, 10, 123, 28. They don't let you down. Simple as that. I also have 2 off Gossen MetraHit (14 and 25), and a hp 973a. They don't let you down either.

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That's pretty much what it comes down to. Fluke meters are cheap! Amortized over the ~12 years or so I've had my Fluke 87-III the cost was peanuts, I use it almost every day. I've dropped it on the floor, knocked it off ladders and accidentally probed 240VAC on the resistance range. It still looks and works like new, I trust it and never feel I have to question what it tells me. That's an absolute bargain in my mind.

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