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#186511 - 05/17/09 09:18 AM Fluke Meter recall
sparkyinak Offline

Registered: 07/08/07
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Loc: Alaska
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#186517 - 05/17/09 12:41 PM Re: Fluke Meter recall [Re: sparkyinak]
Trumpy Offline


Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8532
Loc: SI,New Zealand
Thanks for the info there, AK. whistle

I find it rather hard to believe that a company like Fluke (whose gear is more or less industry standard) is involved in a safety recall.

Better quality control in the place of manufacture, would have nipped this in the bud before these meters even made it to market.
Let's face it, these days if you're not young, you're old - Red Green grin

#186521 - 05/17/09 09:49 PM Re: Fluke Meter recall [Re: Trumpy]
noderaser Offline

Registered: 03/01/07
Posts: 405
Loc: Portland, Oregon, United State...
Consider the country of manufacture...

#186522 - 05/18/09 12:35 AM Re: Fluke Meter recall [Re: noderaser]
gfretwell Offline


Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 9023
Loc: Estero,Fl,usa
These kinds of things usually end up being design problems more than manufacturing problems, to save a buck.
How many times have you taken apart a broken product to find a broken 10 cent part that would have lasted forever if they had just bought the $1 part.
Greg Fretwell

#186526 - 05/18/09 09:06 AM Re: Fluke Meter recall [Re: gfretwell]
sabrown Offline

Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 297
Loc: Ogden, Utah, USA
Too often I am hearing check the country of origin, and believe me I do. But on the other hand I remember when anything manufacturered in Japan was considered garbage. History has a way of repeating itself.

#186553 - 05/19/09 05:13 AM Re: Fluke Meter recall [Re: sabrown]
Trumpy Offline


Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8532
Loc: SI,New Zealand
I think that this comes down to "out-sourcing"

You can't tell me that mass-production in China is better than care and attention in the US.

This is ECN, how many people that are using these "instruments" aren't here or aren't getting these CLSB warnings?

I'm not looking to start any sort of a "bash China" thing, but the question has to be asked.
Why is stuff that should be of a certain standard (especially with the Fluke CAT ratings), failing?
I have a real problem with using something that is rated CAT III or IV on live conductors, where the PSCC could blow you and the meter to bits.
That just isn't my thing.
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#186571 - 05/19/09 12:36 PM Re: Fluke clamp on recall [Re: gfretwell]
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Registered: 09/15/01
Posts: 816
Loc: Bergen County, NJ
Another quality product from the land of tainted dog food and drugged toys! mad

If anyone got hurt because of this, I hope that Fluke gets sued so bad that it costs them more than they saved by importing this Chinese crap in the first place....


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