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Offline mojoe

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Wanted: Fluke 189
« on: February 10, 2019, 01:28:11 am »
Looking for a nice, used Fluke 189. I'd prefer one that was calibrated in the last 1-2 years. I have the optical cable, but would need the adapter that fits on the top of the meter. A bad supercap is OK, as long as the circuit board isn't corroded.

Please PM me with a description and asking price, instead of posting here. If I'm interested, I'll ask for pictures.

Offline Ordinaryman1971

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Re: Wanted: Fluke 189
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2019, 05:25:09 pm »
Just saw one sell today on ebay for $126... I don't think you can beat the price.... untested by the way but... still, great price.

Offline coromonadalix

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Re: Wanted: Fluke 189
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2019, 11:34:40 pm »
sometimes you can have a good deal  .... with the right timing  loll

Offline Electro Detective

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Re: Wanted: Fluke 189
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2019, 01:27:32 am »

The battery terminals on the 189 love to lure leaking battery gunk along the full path.. straight to the main board, (Energizer bunnied again IIRC  >:( )

and eat at the metal rail style terminals along the way, they corrode very easily along the entire path 

Been there when I bought mine used and unaware  ::)
not pretty, but saved it, just in time...   :phew:

i.e. if you see some corrosion or darkened spots on the terminals in any seller photos, even slight, you need to see the board too

A replacement battery terminals kit isn't cheap either, if you can find it

A fully working 189 is still a great all rounder meter in 2019   :-+  that's why they rarely come up for sale and or cheap   


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