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Offline MyZirconia

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Finally a good Multimeter
« on: June 15, 2010, 04:52:03 pm »
Just have to tell you guys that i finally got me a good multimeter, ive bought a slightly used Fluke 189 (not the II version) and im very pleased with it
it have all the functions i can think of. :) :) :)

it whas a bargain, only $130 from a local electrician who was closing down his shop.

/Magnus

 

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Re: Finally a good Multimeter
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2010, 05:39:03 pm »
Yep just like that one  :P

interresting to see what the final bid will be.

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Re: Finally a good Multimeter
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2010, 05:24:17 pm »
Ok i think i made a good deal on my multimeter with $130. The one on ebay ended at $317 plus shipping so...
//Magnus
 

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Re: Finally a good Multimeter
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2010, 05:35:13 pm »
Yeah, $130 for a fluke 189 is an excellent deal. I think I paid €150 (about $180 at current exchange rate) for one a number of years ago. $317 is more than I would be willing to pay without calibration or warranty, it's too close to the new price of something like a Fluke 87 in my opinion.
 

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Re: Finally a good Multimeter
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2010, 06:31:37 pm »
The one on ebay ended at $317 plus shipping so...
//Magnus

It was expected ... It was had all the extras about 100$ worth ..


For 212$  I got the Fluke 87-5 from ebay too , but it was fresh like cream  9/2009.
I am very lucky on eBay ...
so lucky , that if had this luck and in other areas of my life ,
I would had an more balanced life style ..  ;D

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« Last Edit: June 19, 2010, 06:39:58 pm by Kiriakos-GR »
 

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Re: Finally a good Multimeter
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2010, 04:33:10 am »
For 212$  I got the Fluke 87-5 from ebay too , but it was fresh like cream  9/2009.
I am very lucky on eBay ...

Same here, I got lucky on ebay on Fluke 87-5 for US $222.50 + $13.72 shipping with all the extras like carrying bag, magnetic and nonmagnetic hangers, some strange looking probes I have never seen before, and the regular stuffs. After receiving it, I wiped it clean and install screen protector on. I noticed on the back, the top pad was hardly even cut by the tilting bail. So I rushed to check the date on the probe. Sure enough, it was newer than the one I purchased last week from Fry's electronic for nearly $400 total and all I got was mainly the meter and probes.

Fry's unit dated 09-03-2009
Ebay unit dated 10-06-2009

I inspected the ebay unit and I think that it wasn't use at all ,even the carrying bag was like spanking new. Oohh... I love ebay now...

« Last Edit: June 21, 2010, 04:41:49 am by MrPlacid »
 

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Re: Finally a good Multimeter
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2010, 05:38:45 pm »
Kiriakos-GR, I like the aluminum case for the fluke 87v in some of your photos. Did you get it on ebay and if so does your seller still carry it?
 

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Re: Finally a good Multimeter
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2010, 09:14:26 pm »
Well I had kick the seller @#@#@@  , because this case was used ... as expected ... but it had some small bumps on it ...  unfortunately  I have  eat all the ebay by the spoon , and did not found the exact item.

Found similar with  not curved aluminum , for 25$ .  

Found with curved aluminum , but you had to search for " RC remote control case "  " Helicopter remote control case " ..  But they are damn expensive ..  ( over priced )  
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Re: Finally a good Multimeter
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2010, 09:19:24 pm »
Thanks for the search word searches. Dang, your aluminum case is much better than the original plastic fluke case.
 

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Re: Finally a good Multimeter
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2010, 11:02:25 pm »
Thanks for the search word searches. Dang, your aluminum case is much better than the original plastic fluke case.

Yes , I will agree  ..  ;D


https://www.eevblog.com/forum/index.php?topic=404.0


« Last Edit: June 21, 2010, 11:05:57 pm by Kiriakos-GR »
 

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Re: Finally a good Multimeter
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2010, 11:23:10 pm »
Just as a fyi the 189 will work with the cable that comes with the 289 and flukeview software  ;D

I had (have) a 189 and my wife suprised me with a 289 package with the cable and software from Frys a few weeks ago.  When I held the cable up to the little IR window on the 189 it recognized it in the software and allowed me to do data logging and set features.

Not sure if those cables come up often on ebay though...

Nice meter you got! great score!
 

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Re: Finally a good Multimeter
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2010, 11:17:39 pm »
@MrPlacid  do you have also the CD of the 87-5 ? .... I need a copy of it , so to cure my curiosity .

If possible zipped it, upload it , and send with PM the link ..
 

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Re: Finally a good Multimeter
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2010, 09:06:37 pm »
I like to publicly Thanks  the member @MrPlacid ,
he assisted me allot by his contribution.

I just hope, one day to be able to return the favor ..   :)
 

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Re: Finally a good Multimeter
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2010, 01:56:52 am »
Hey, does any one of you need Flukeview Forms? :D
Message me. ;D

When the first firmware update for Fluke 287/289 came out, Fluke started giving away the IR-USB communication cable that fits on top of the 180 and 280 series multimeters to allow everyone with a 287/289 to update the firmware. I believe this practice has since been discontinued, but it's still possible to buy one...
No need to buy Flukeview Forms though... ;D
At least not from Fluke for $150+.
I'm talking FVF-SC2 with Designer, version 3.5.
« Last Edit: June 25, 2010, 02:00:40 am by AB »
 


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