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Offline stj

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4mm blanking plugs/caps?
« on: May 25, 2017, 05:19:14 pm »
does anybody sell caps to put in multimeter sockets to keep dust / rain etc out of them??
i see such things to protect the actual leads often supplied with replacement probe sets.
but never seen anything for the actual meter.

i need to plug the useless 10a current socket on a few.  :P
 

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Re: 4mm blanking plugs/caps?
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2017, 06:19:34 pm »
 
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Re: 4mm blanking plugs/caps?
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2017, 02:51:11 am »
If you can't get the real deal ones, I use push in rubber or plastic tube scraps cut to size and or electrical tape to keep out nasties,
It also makes me think about proper settings etc before I take current measurements (and saves a fortune on Fluke fuses too)    ;D
 

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Re: 4mm blanking plugs/caps?
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2017, 05:02:06 am »
https://www.myflukestore.com/product/fluke-input-cap-amp-jack-plug-for-digital-multimeter-pack-of-10
But you need to fit it at your meter  :)

I stopped using these because they would fall out of my 87V every once in a while, I wish they made them a little longer.
 

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Re: 4mm blanking plugs/caps?
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2017, 05:48:38 am »
I stick some vinyl caps I got from some surplus stuff years ago, like these
 

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Re: 4mm blanking plugs/caps?
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2017, 05:50:17 am »
you could probably shove in some foam ear  protection plugs too...
 

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Re: 4mm blanking plugs/caps?
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2017, 07:23:27 am »
Does it void the calibration depending on how far these go in?   ;D
 

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Re: 4mm blanking plugs/caps?
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2017, 07:57:46 am »
https://www.myflukestore.com/product/fluke-input-cap-amp-jack-plug-for-digital-multimeter-pack-of-10
But you need to fit it at your meter  :)

I stopped using these because they would fall out of my 87V every once in a while, I wish they made them a little longer.
My still hold on well (4 years old). May be it will shrinking with time :)
 

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Re: 4mm blanking plugs/caps?
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2017, 04:50:07 pm »
well the shipping on the fluke ones is ridiculous!!!  |O

maybe i could get something like this to work - have to go find my vernier.  :-/O
https://www.rapidonline.com/dome-plugs
 


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Re: 4mm blanking plugs/caps?
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2017, 06:45:52 pm »
 

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Re: 4mm blanking plugs/caps?
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2017, 06:54:00 pm »
Just need to cut from roll accurate then :)
But even if'll lose it, you'll always can replace with new one JJ
 

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Re: 4mm blanking plugs/caps?
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2017, 09:28:27 pm »
Essentra Components lists plastic caps but slogging through their web pages is a major PITA and trying to figure out the quantities just adds to the frustration.  Then they may not ship you what you ordered. 
In the US, McMaster.com is the place to find these sort of things. 
 


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