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#148607 01/17/07 07:20 PM
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This meter could have killed me in 2005 for a totally different reason.
Here is the thread and the recall
cheers

https://www.electrical-contractor.net/ubb/Forum1/HTML/006653.html



http://www.amprobe.com/recall.html



[This message has been edited by frank (edited 01-17-2007).]

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#148608 01/17/07 08:54 PM
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Geez- look at the wording of the recall:
"If the user does not follow industry standard practice by verifying the tester before and after checking a circuit, he/she may believe there is no voltage present when in fact there is. THIS COULD PLACE THE USER IN A POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS SITUATION."

I suppose if you're lucky enough to not have it break at the instant after you perform the "industry-standard" procedure, you might actually evade this issue.

And then there's:
"The ACD-10 PRO, ACD-10 TRMS-PRO, ACD-14 and ACD-14 TRMS models "lock up" in certain circumstances failing to properly measure hazardous voltage levels on electrical systems."

if you're gonna say "certain circumstances", you are implying that there is some reason or conducive condition that will occur.

I used to really like Amprobe- I just lost some respect for them reading that recall notice.

thank you for the heads up


[This message has been edited by chi spark (edited 01-17-2007).]

#148609 01/18/07 01:54 AM
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chi spark, now that i have read the recall again you are right i bet the glue holding the metal pezio buzzer is working lose in all of them.I was assured that this was an isolated incident by amprobe And they would investigate it.Meters can break at any time but it is obvious this design is dangerous as soon as you open the meter case.Funny how the recall came out exactly 2 yrs 1 month after i posted on this board looking for amprobes web site so i could B^&ch at them.lol
cheers


[This message has been edited by frank (edited 01-18-2007).]


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