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Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by lapistola, Nov 27, 2011.

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  1. lapistola

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    My Fluke meter broke a few years back and it was replaced with a cheap one.

    Just looking at the fluke range now and I can't seem to find one that has them handy transistor testing sockets. There is one with an LED tester which is cool. I know there is ways to test transistors and led's without these sockets but I find them handy.

    Anyone got any recommendations?
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2011
  2. davenn

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  4. OLIVE2222

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    Hi lapistola,

    I will not have a decision based on the transistor tester availability.
    it' s just a nice to have, if you can offer you a Fluke, even an entry level one go ahead you will not be disappointed. You can build a small transistor checker apart.

    Olivier
     
  5. davelectronic

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    I certainly would really like one of the fluke meters, there the business, but i cant at this moment justify the cost, as you say its easy enough to put together a transistor test circuit as a separate tool, its only ive got meters and an expensive purchase for a simple hobbyist like me would not make sense, but if any member wanted one i would say go for it. :)
     
  6. OLIVE2222

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    Thanks OLIVE2222.
    For looking up that link, its as every bit as good as a documented export i expect, but a meter two much for me at the moment, financial times are tough in the uk at the minute , cost of living etc etc, And as you say christmas is coming, its got to be about and for my kids first, but i am aware of a reasanable priced unit now, thanks. :)
     
  8. OLIVE2222

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    Sure Dave having kids it' s something very enjoyable and indeed they must have the priority !! Hope you can offer you the stuff you want in a close future, Fluke will stay in the business for a long time anyway ! :)

    Olivier
     
  9. lapistola

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    Yes I loved my old fluke.

    Thanks all. I am going for the Fluke 117. As my cheapo one currently has the transistor testing, ill hold onto it for this reason. I may also go for the Maplins one as I do think my cheapo one is on the turn, I have had to repair the leads twice and the sounder is also broke.
     
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