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Products => Test Equipment => Topic started by: rvmeush on May 18, 2013, 07:52:19 pm

Title: Is this old Scope DVM-638 multitester a repackaged Fluke?
Post by: rvmeush on May 18, 2013, 07:52:19 pm
I have an old Scope multitester that looks very similar to some old Fluke meters such as the  8020B.   Can anyone tell me if this Scope meter is really a repackaged Fluke, and if so what model?   Thanks.
Title: Re: Is this old Scope DVM-638 multitester a repackaged Fluke?
Post by: Lightages on May 18, 2013, 07:56:48 pm
Many companies copied the Fluke look. This is one of them. Another tell tale sign that this has nothing to do with anything Fluke is that it has a transistor tester.
Title: Re: Is this old Scope DVM-638 multitester a repackaged Fluke?
Post by: Fsck on May 18, 2013, 07:58:10 pm
Many companies copied the Fluke look. This is one of them. Another tell tale sign that this has nothing to do with anything Fluke is that it has a transistor tester.

it also has a capacitor discharger!
Title: Re: Is this old Scope DVM-638 multitester a repackaged Fluke?
Post by: free_electron on May 18, 2013, 08:37:44 pm
I had one of those as a kid. Mine was a hung-chang. It also had the slanted top around the display like the flukes had
Title: Re: Is this old Scope DVM-638 multitester a repackaged Fluke?
Post by: mariush on May 18, 2013, 08:38:09 pm
I don't see it.  The text says "discharge capacitor before connecting", you probably only looked on one side.

My guess is that it's a clone.
Title: Re: Is this old Scope DVM-638 multitester a repackaged Fluke?
Post by: Fsck on May 18, 2013, 08:49:17 pm
I don't see it.  The text says "discharge capacitor before connecting", you probably only looked on one side.

My guess is that it's a clone.

yeah, sleep deprivation wreaks havoc on my attention span. I've never actually seen a DMM with special capacitor slots, ever.