Author Topic: Fluke 8840A or 8842A? how to tell when display window is missing?  (Read 1725 times)

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Offline spok

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I apologize if this post is in the wrong place, or has been asked before. I did search the blog without any luck.

I acquired a Fluke 8840A (according to the eBay seller) which works perfectly but is missing its display window.
How can I find out if it is an 8840A or actually an 8842A? From what I can see they look identical except for the logo on the display window?

 I do hope someone can help me as I'm trying to acquire a display window for this amazing meter.
 

Offline MadTux

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Re: Fluke 8840A or 8842A? how to tell when display window is missing?
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2018, 10:57:01 pm »
From what I can see they look identical except for the logo on the display window?
No, they don't. It's actually not even hard to spot the difference:
https://www.mikrocontroller.net/attachment/246613/f-5.JPG
https://accusrc.com/uploads/images/img3519.jpg
 

Offline ArthurDent

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Re: Fluke 8840A or 8842A? how to tell when display window is missing?
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018, 12:25:51 am »
Compare the two photos  MadTux linked to and check the location of the AUTO button on the front panel.

I got a 8840 that was missing the window and the seller said the A.C. function gave an error so I paid $16 for it. The A.C. was an uninstalled option. I cut a window out of thin colored Lexan and held it in place with double sided tape.
« Last Edit: February 12, 2018, 12:29:59 am by ArthurDent »
 


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