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Case or pouch for Fluke 87 + probes?

Discussion in 'Electrical Engineering' started by DaveC, Feb 19, 2010.

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  1. DaveC

    DaveC Guest

    I've got a new 87 and I want to get a protective case for it.

    Fluke wants $35 for what amounts to a piece of pleather and a zipper.

    Let's just say I don't want to pay it, and leave it at that.

    Who can come up with a cross-purpose case (ie, made for PSP or Wii or such)
    that will work for an 87 and a few sets of test probes that's either cheaper
    or has more features (extra pockets? more padding? hard shell?) than the
    Fluke for the same $$ ?

    It's thinking beanie time!

    Thanks.
     
  2. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest


    I use pencil boxes with custom cut foam inserts for various test
    equipment. For my DMM that I carry around a lot I bought a genuine Fluke
    case, it was only $25 on ebay, which for protecting a $250 instrument
    seemed like a small price to pay.
     
  3. mm

    mm Guest

    I use the velvet bags that a small bottle of Chivas Regal comes in.
    It makes me look neat and tidy and a fancy drinker.

    So far I only have two of them.
     
  4. DaveC

    DaveC Guest

    This is looking good:

    <http://tinyurl.com/yca23dc>

    If I can learn to like the red, $10.

    But I like the suggestion of a hand-made custom case made by a cottage
    industry.
     
  5. DaveC

    DaveC Guest

    How big or large is the fluke 87?
    8.25" x 4" x 2.25"

    Plus room for a few sets of test probes.
     
  6. [SMF]

    [SMF] Guest

    I always kept mine in a Fluke C20 hard case. There is a storage
    compartment built into the case and you can kick them around quite
    a bit without damaging them.
     
  7. DaveC

    DaveC Guest

    I always kept mine in a Fluke C20 hard case.

    But it's not an 87 is it?

    I like the small-ish size of the C20. But the one that fits the 87 is closer
    to a full-on suitcase.
     
  8. [SMF]

    [SMF] Guest

    It is made for the Fluke 87, or the meters that have the same footprint.
     
  9. Dave-

    I found a set of three small Craftsman canvas zippered bags at Sears in
    the tool department. Product number 9-48426 for $11.99. The three are
    slightly different, and one might be suitable for your meter.

    Fred
     
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