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Re: Old Fluke Multimeters
« Reply #750 on: August 04, 2020, 06:54:32 am »
Most of the rest of the article is pretty accurate, mostly in places where he left my writing intact. So it just goes to show you, that the technical editors are often not engineers, but particularly galling was that the final article was never offered to me or Fluke for checking.

If it's any consolation, I was discussing "this and that" with one of the BBC science journalists a few years ago and they have the same problem: carefully-written articles mnagled by non-technical editors (often /young/ non-technical editors, with media studies degrees).

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Re: Old Fluke Multimeters
« Reply #751 on: August 04, 2020, 12:08:42 pm »
Well, I've gotten too long winded again, ................
Never !
Thanks for dropping in again David and sharing with us those times you had with Fluke which if little else give us an insight and a wonderful historical record of those days.

Please carry on.

PS, ever thought about writing a book ?

Very temped to grab one of your meters.....
Similar feeling here. David, your insights are quite valuable and I love hearing the stories. For others, I recommend listening to the AmpHour episode, which is filled with interesting bits.

I too had a few articles published (nothing really novel as the 8060A), but I was fortunate to have a final revision sent to me.
The major drawback in my case was the space in the magazine, which forced me to do some severe editing. I also had a hard time fitting the text nicely between ads or an article break ( the phrase "continues on page XYZ"), so an idea or train of thought wouldn't be lost between pages of ads.
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Re: Old Fluke Multimeters
« Reply #752 on: August 10, 2020, 11:58:04 am »
Can be the electrolytic capacitors in the unit have leaked as well. Common problem.
 

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« Reply #753 on: August 10, 2020, 11:59:35 am »
Can be the electrolytic capacitors in the unit have leaked as well. Common problem.

Yep. Open it up and have a good look around inside. See if there's any corrosion or gunk anywhere on the PCB.
 

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Re: Old Fluke Multimeters
« Reply #754 on: August 13, 2020, 11:03:38 am »
I just got my hands on a 8060A, which I probably paid a bit too much for (especially shipping, *€%&/%&€€%&(/ Ebay GSP |O ), but side-button Flukes were the holy grail of my teen gear dreams. (sort of a wonder that I've got a wife and children, but I digress.) I had to have one. I just unpacked it, opened it, put a new battery in, and in this TEA thread post I've got some pics proving that buying quality pays off.  Apologies for the -hp- if there are fanboys around, but the 974A holds its ground well and is my reference in absentio calibration.

Thanks for a really nice multimeter, drtaylor!
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Re: Old Fluke Multimeters
« Reply #755 on: August 14, 2020, 05:43:18 pm »
hi i have a problem with my dad's fluke 8020a. The screen is fine, it turns on and moves the points on the screen, but it does not measure anything, it is at 0 and the on-screen indicator of the BT battery is always active, please help.

-capacitors ok
-pcb clean
HELP

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Re: Old Fluke Multimeters
« Reply #756 on: August 27, 2020, 07:10:45 pm »
I'll just leave this here and run away  >:D

 

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« Reply #757 on: August 27, 2020, 07:13:17 pm »
Coward.  :P :-DD
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Re: Old Fluke Multimeters
« Reply #758 on: August 27, 2020, 09:58:30 pm »
Good one, BD139

Identical to my grey 27/FM - a weapon that could take down any threat.
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Re: Old Fluke Multimeters
« Reply #759 on: August 28, 2020, 05:27:44 am »
He was only putting dowels in pre-drilled holes.... that's about 4% of what this meter is capable of.

 

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Re: Old Fluke Multimeters
« Reply #760 on: August 28, 2020, 07:58:42 am »
Maybe we need a Dave drop test.
 

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Re: Old Fluke Multimeters
« Reply #761 on: August 28, 2020, 08:44:49 am »
errr.... You mean a meter drop test
 

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Re: Old Fluke Multimeters
« Reply #762 on: August 28, 2020, 08:55:12 am »
Joe Smith's DMM drop tests are the best....from the roof of his house onto concrete !  :o
Don't know which vids of his they are in but some DMM's just bounce yet others just don't !  :wtf:
Lotsa bits !  :-DD
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Re: Old Fluke Multimeters
« Reply #763 on: August 28, 2020, 09:00:48 am »
errr.... You mean a meter drop test

Dave's meter drop test. Can't remember where he went that was not a building but he dropped a fluke quite some height a few years ago.
 

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Re: Old Fluke Multimeters
« Reply #764 on: August 28, 2020, 09:01:47 am »
Joe Smith's DMM drop tests are the best....from the roof of his house onto concrete !  :o
Don't know which vids of his they are in but some DMM's just bounce yet others just don't !  :wtf:
Lotsa bits !  :-DD

Absorption versus reflection tests?
 

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Re: Old Fluke Multimeters
« Reply #765 on: August 28, 2020, 01:43:32 pm »
Maybe we need a Dave drop test.

errr.... You mean a meter drop test

Indeed, I'm not sure Dave would appreciate being dropped from a height in order to see if he breaks...
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Re: Old Fluke Multimeters
« Reply #766 on: August 30, 2020, 10:05:47 am »
errr.... You mean a meter drop test
Dave's meter drop test. Can't remember where he went that was not a building but he dropped a fluke quite some height a few years ago.

Local dam:

https://youtu.be/qlA7-fh5nDQ?t=720

and this Keysight:

 

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Re: Old Fluke Multimeters
« Reply #767 on: August 30, 2020, 10:40:46 am »
damn, thought it was: lbry://@eevblog#7/eevblog-868-keysight-u1282a-multimeter#3
 

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Re: Old Fluke Multimeters
« Reply #768 on: August 31, 2020, 12:17:34 am »
Well I think this one will be appropriated here (Image is not mine, it is from Reddit, probably the original owner is also a user here, since he have a EEVBlog DMM) -



Fluke 81438 or basically a rebadged Fluke 111, the first Fluke I used that was the introduction to the Fluke Brand.
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Re: Old Fluke Multimeters
« Reply #769 on: September 01, 2020, 10:52:43 pm »
Well I think this one will be appropriated here (Image is not mine, it is from Reddit, probably the original owner is also a user here, since he have a EEVBlog DMM) -



Fluke 81438 or basically a rebadged Fluke 111, the first Fluke I used that was the introduction to the Fluke Brand.

Yep that's me! Bought that Fluke 15+ years ago - works great
 

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Re: Old Fluke Multimeters
« Reply #770 on: September 02, 2020, 12:32:01 am »
Yep that's me! Bought that Fluke 15+ years ago - works great

That keeb is sweet, specially with that keycaps. What it misses now is a USB-C coiled cable, orange with the LEMO connector painted in white.
 

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Re: Old Fluke Multimeters
« Reply #771 on: September 02, 2020, 12:54:24 am »
Anymore, they get dropped 1meter onto a 2" thick slab of hardwood.   

I tried to do a few more extensive tests for Fungus to simulate his meter inside the back of his truck going down a farm field, or something like that....
https://youtu.be/z42eqXfA4eI?t=2048
How electrically robust is your meter?? https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsK99WXk9VhcghnAauTBsbg
 
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Re: Old Fluke Multimeters
« Reply #772 on: September 07, 2020, 12:10:07 am »
Where can i find the recap BOM for an 8060A? or do I have to open up the unit and do it the old fashioned way ( collect the BOM information )?
 

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Re: Old Fluke Multimeters
« Reply #773 on: September 07, 2020, 03:03:35 am »
Where can i find the recap BOM for an 8060A? or do I have to open up the unit and do it the old fashioned way ( collect the BOM information )?
BOM at modemhead's website.

http://mrmodemhead.com/blog/ibm-8060aaa-fluke-8060a-refurbish/
 
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Re: Old Fluke Multimeters
« Reply #774 on: September 07, 2020, 03:23:07 am »
Retired,
Much obliged
 


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