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Offline eevblogfan

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Fluke 5100 - what's the worth of that thing ?
« on: June 10, 2013, 04:32:18 pm »

In the cal lab we have one old fluke 5100 and it says "NOT WORKING" , I am pretty damm sure that either stupide fuse or bad caps internally

I need to know if that something worth playing with or not

as far as I can see I won't be able to calibrate my HP34401 since that calibrator goes onlt to 5.5 digit res  ,

I may be able to buy that for 120$ or so

I think of buying LTZ1000A and put it inside and send it for adjastment - Wonder how much do they charge for fully adjustment , and if it has to be shipped , man that some weight to fright ...

what is your opinion ?

can you spot me the pros and cons of the device ?

thank you in advance ! :)
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Offline edavid

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Re: Fluke 5100 - what's the worth of that thing ?
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2013, 06:19:05 pm »
It's a great calibrator, and since it's so heavy, it is a big advantage that you can just take it home.  If you can fix it, you probably won't need to adjust it, since they are quite stable.

The bad part is that it may be hard to fix, because of the weight, and the complex/confusing circuit.

I really doubt you could make any improvement on the existing reference.

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