Author Topic: Fluke 77 IV versus Fluke 177  (Read 4477 times)

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Offline RedGrittyBrick

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Fluke 77 IV versus Fluke 177
« on: March 13, 2013, 10:31:48 am »
I recently put in bids on eBay on some used multimeters and was checking new prices I noticed something a little strange

The Fluke 77-IV and 177 are fairly similar in looks and measuring ranges, however

  • The 177 is more accurate (0.09% vs 0.3% basic DC V accuracy)
  • The 177 is true RMS

but the 177 new costs less than the 77-IV! The only reason I can think of is

  • The 77-IV is "made in the USA"

Is this the reason 77-IV costs more than the, apparently better, 177?
 

Offline retiredcaps

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Re: Fluke 77 IV versus Fluke 177
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2013, 10:53:33 am »
All Fluke 170s, AFAIK, are made in the USA.

Dave mentioned that Fluke may be producing non True RMS multimeters for the US government as they have thousands of page/procedures using non True RMS multimeters (think original Fluke 70 series).

Modemhead, a member here, has noted that the 77IV uses the same/similar pcb as the 170 series as you can see in the photos of this blog entry.

http://mrmodemhead.com/blog/fluke-77-iv-copper-corrosion/
« Last Edit: March 13, 2013, 10:56:31 am by retiredcaps »
 


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