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Which used multimeter? Wavetek, Fluke, or Ideal?

Discussion in 'Electronic Equipment' started by [email protected], Mar 27, 2005.

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  1. Guest

    Noticed that old Fluke meters are selling for $50-$80 whereas
    comparable Wavetek meters, same features, sell for $10-$30. Any
    suggestions on whether the extra cost of a used Fluke is worth it, over
    Wavetek? Also, is the Ideal multimeter really a Wavektek? (Buttons are
    in the same position, same functions.) But, why cheaper?
     
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    My guess is that the condition of the meter and its functions are more
    important to you than the brand. However, Fluke has a better reputation
    than the other 2 manufacturers, and this probably has the most to do with
    the difference in price.

    Norm
     
  3. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest


    My guess is that the condition of the meter and its functions are more
    important to you than the brand. However, Fluke has a better reputation
    than the other 2 manufacturers, and this probably has the most to do with
    the difference in price.

    Norm
    [/QUOTE]
    Another thing to consider about Fluke DVMs: if the quality and
    precision and stability of their present hand-helds is similar to their
    bench models made in the 90's, then they EARN that price difference.
    At Ford Aerospace calibration lab, we received 10-20 of their bench
    DVMs; they all tested similar - almost ten times more accurate than
    their specs.
    And 6 months later, they had not changed; we altered their cal
    schedule to 1 year, but theoretically could have made that 3 years if
    regulations had allowed that.
     
  4. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

    Any suggestions on whether the extra cost of a used Fluke
    We were using DMMs in an environment
    where we we creating 15kV pulses with fast edges.
    The uPs in all the other DMMs freaked out.
    Only the OLD Fluke kept reading consistantly.
     
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