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Offline jeffaroo

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Fluke 87V parts - fuse clip
« on: June 17, 2013, 10:27:15 pm »
I’m having trouble finding a source for a fuse clip for a 87V.  The other day my 87V started to rattle and I found that one of ears on the fuse clip for the 440mA fuse had broken off.  Those fuse clips seem to be rare and I can’t find them.  No doubt I’m just not looking at the right place. Any ideas?

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Re: Fluke 87V parts - fuse clip
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2013, 03:45:07 am »
Maybe this one?  It is not an exact match, but might be good enough?

http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/3566/3566K-ND/316035

I used "fuseholder 5ag" for search criteria.
 

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Re: Fluke 87V parts - fuse clip
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2013, 07:17:23 am »
Maybe this one?  It is not an exact match, but might be good enough?

http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/3566/3566K-ND/316035
Do note that those suckers are a whopping 19mm tall, NOT counting the solder lugs.

Best of luck trying to find shallow 5AG clips, because I sure as hell couldn't find any.

I ended up bending a couple of 3AG clips to fit a 5AG fuse in my UT61E:


 

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Re: Fluke 87V parts - fuse clip
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2013, 12:11:38 pm »
What country are you in, Jeff?  That may help us find a supplier for you.
 

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Re: Fluke 87V parts - fuse clip
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2013, 01:44:51 pm »
retiredcaps - Thanks.  Searching by the Fluke number is exactly what I hadn't thought to do.

Excavatoree - I'm in the States for the next couple of weeks so Mouser will work fine.  After that I go back to living on my sail boat which happens to be in Penang, Malaysia at this moment. 

Thanks everyone...

-Jeff
 

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Re: Fluke 87V parts - fuse clip
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2013, 02:47:15 pm »
After that I go back to living on my sail boat which happens to be in Penang, Malaysia at this moment. 
-Jeff

Sounds great - go where the wind takes you, travel the world. 
 

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Re: Fluke 87V parts - fuse clip
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2013, 04:12:10 pm »
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Sounds great - go where the wind takes you, travel the world.

It's more like boat repair in exotic locations....
 

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Re: Fluke 87V parts - fuse clip
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2013, 04:28:45 pm »
Boat, hole in the water you pour money into.......

Then again if you come to South Africa there are some nice harbours here for you to visit.
 

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Re: Fluke 87V parts - fuse clip
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2013, 05:53:34 pm »
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Then again if you come to South Africa there are some nice harbours here for you to visit.

I didn't quite make it to SA, but everyone I know who has sailed there really enjoyed it.  We're likely to start heading in the other directions. Singapore, Borneo, Philippines and then Palau in Micronesia. Too many places to visit.
 

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Re: Fluke 87V parts - fuse clip
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2013, 06:09:43 pm »
Just stay far away from the coast from Maputo to the Red sea, way too many pirates. Other than that no problems, sail south and aside from rough seas you will have no other issues.
 

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Re: Fluke 87V parts - fuse clip
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2013, 09:31:14 pm »
retiredcaps - Thanks.  Searching by the Fluke number is exactly what I hadn't thought to do.
That is what I should of done in the first place instead of looking at pictures on digikey.

Was the clip broken due to a drop or an environmental casualty of sea salt water/air?
 

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Re: Fluke 87V parts - fuse clip
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2013, 09:52:33 pm »
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Then again if you come to South Africa there are some nice harbours here for you to visit.

I didn't quite make it to SA, but everyone I know who has sailed there really enjoyed it.  We're likely to start heading in the other directions. Singapore, Borneo, Philippines and then Palau in Micronesia. Too many places to visit.

Have you thought of crossing the Panama Canal?  8) (can you do that?)
 

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Re: Fluke 87V parts - fuse clip
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2013, 11:29:47 pm »
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Was the clip broken due to a drop or an environmental casualty of sea salt water/air?

I have no idea why it broke.  The meter wasn't dropped and there is no sign of any corrosion.  I bought the meter "used" a couple of years ago.  Maybe the clip was over-stressed during a fuse replacement. :-//

Corrosion isn't a huge problem for me since I have a really dry boat.  What is more of a problem is that a lot of rubbers/plastics degrade quickly. My current theory is high ozone concentration.  Rubber bands turn to goo in a year or two. Plastics get brittle.  I have a Fluke 123 scopemeter that has been on board for 12+ years.  The molded plastic towers in the case that hold the brass threaded inserts all sheered off one year.  I ended up strapping the meter together with nylon wire ties.

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Have you thought of crossing the Panama Canal?   (can you do that?)

Sure, we could do that for whatever reason that hasn't been high on my list yet.
 


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