Author Topic: Is Fluke 80 series rotary knob with plastic shaft common?  (Read 3681 times)

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Offline retiredcaps

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Is Fluke 80 series rotary knob with plastic shaft common?
« on: June 11, 2013, 06:20:06 am »
I managed to break a Fluke 80 series rotary knob with plastic shaft while taking it apart.  :palm: 

It was from a Fluke 87V firmware 1.0.1, rev 9 board.

I have taken 4 or 5 Fluke 80 series rotary knobs apart and they have always been steel/metal until now.

Anyone else notice a plastic shaft on their series 80?
« Last Edit: June 11, 2013, 06:22:07 am by retiredcaps »
 

Offline ron

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Re: Is Fluke 80 series rotary knob with plastic shaft common?
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2013, 01:22:53 am »
You are right.  The shaft that used to be metal on previous 80 series meters is now plastic.  Last year a friend somehow broke the selector dial on his nearly new 87V.  I replaced the a broken plastic shaft with a metal one machined from a piece of hex stock (think allen wrench).  It was kind of a tricky repair to seat, secure, and center the new shaft into the dial it but turned out well.  The meter is in daily use and no problems so far.
 

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Re: Is Fluke 80 series rotary knob with plastic shaft common?
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2013, 06:47:12 am »
@ron, thanks for the feedback and your repair suggestion.
 


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