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Disabling Fluke 8600A Battery

Discussion in 'Electronic Equipment' started by Ted Busky, Nov 5, 2003.

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  1. Ted Busky

    Ted Busky Guest

    The last time I turned on my Fluke 8600A about 6 months ago, it took a
    couple hours to charge the battery. Now it shows only one digit on the
    display. I checked the batteries and found 2 are 1.2 volts and 2 are
    around .6
    volts. I assume the meter is trying to charge the batteries rather
    than operate. Is there some way I can disable the battery charger and
    run off line power or do I have to buy new batteries?

    Thanks for any input,
    Ted Busky
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Not exactly sure about the 8600 but many of this type are dependent on the
    batteries for filtering the line power. I have simply removed batteries and
    replaced them with electrolytic caps with success - though you probably
    would want to insert the apropriate current limiting resistor between the
    supply and the load as the charging current will no longer be loading down
    the supply.
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