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Offline elfsfed

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Cosmetic defect Fluke 289?
« on: August 27, 2020, 06:53:35 pm »
Hi everyone,

It’s a while that I follow this forum and decided to register to ask this question.
I recently bought a (new) Fluke 289 and I noticed that the “rubber” shell looks a bit rough. This is very difficult to explain so I will attach some pictures.

Also your new 289 shows this? Am I complaining too much? (It is an expensive meter).

https://imgur.com/a/UscANA7

Thanks a lot!
 

Offline Grandchuck

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Re: Cosmetic defect Fluke 289?
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2020, 07:35:35 pm »
Welcome!  I would not worry about it (unless it looks worse than the photos show).
 

Offline tom66

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Re: Cosmetic defect Fluke 289?
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2020, 08:25:36 pm »
Looks as if the mold used is wearing a bit, but purely cosmetic. 
 

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Re: Cosmetic defect Fluke 289?
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2020, 09:20:10 pm »
One my Fluke 175 case looks same as your 289 :-DMM
 

Offline Fungus

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Re: Cosmetic defect Fluke 289?
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2020, 05:28:34 am »
Is yours made in the USA or China?

 

Offline coromonadalix

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Re: Cosmetic defect Fluke 289?
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2020, 05:52:42 am »
Never saw that on any used or new Fluke meters ???  just saw a 289  in a cal shop yesterday,  clean and even surface all around the case body ??

Is it only on the top/front case only  or the bottom case too ?
 

Offline elfsfed

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Re: Cosmetic defect Fluke 289?
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2020, 06:52:42 am »
It is mostly visible on the top half part of the casing. Will see if Amazon can replace it (it’s a week old). Probably there are more meters in the batch like this but we’ll see.
« Last Edit: August 28, 2020, 07:10:02 am by elfsfed »
 

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Re: Cosmetic defect Fluke 289?
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2020, 10:35:24 am »
Is yours made in the USA or China?

Mine was made in USA. Only one side minor marks.
 

Offline elfsfed

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Re: Cosmetic defect Fluke 289?
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2020, 11:48:20 am »
Is yours made in the USA or China?
How do I check? I only see a sticker on the box saying "Land of origin: United States".
 

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Re: Cosmetic defect Fluke 289?
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2020, 12:41:48 am »
From me it looks like the surface was clean with an abrasive/chemical solution and that is the reaction of it, but I may be wrong.

But from the looks of it, don't bother is just cosmetic. It doesn't affect the performance or security in any form.
« Last Edit: August 29, 2020, 12:44:57 am by Black Phoenix »
 

Offline elfsfed

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Re: Cosmetic defect Fluke 289?
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2020, 10:18:16 am »
Thank you all for your replies. I decided to send a mail to Fluke and see if they would send a shell replacement, if not I will leave it as is.
 


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