Dead Fluke 88V re-birthed to 'as new'!

Schermann

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A new refurbished Fluke 88v... CHEAP!

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... bought "for parts only" with a dead main board off flea bay for $28. I then sent it off to be refurbished at Flukes Service Center with their flat rate repair costing $185 AUD. Fitted was a new mo-board, yellow holster, terminal caps, fuses, 9v (Industrial) battery and clear display cover, basic recalibration and a thorough clean!

Now I have a mint 88v with the latest rev. 11 edition EMI/RF safe mo-board installed. So you can get a new Fluke at a comparably reasonable price if you're smart about it.

In Australia the standalone 88v retails for a ridiculous $920 AUD ($660 USD)! Mine now new as for a snappy $210 AUD! 😎

Picture below shows my refurbed Fluke 88v DMM recording 12v charge voltage ranges. Perfect!

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cheers, Scher
 
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amham

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For what it is worth..."The Fluke 87V is designed and built in the U.S. and comes with a lifetime warranty". This model may be rebranded to the 88V in Oz. Also, different warranty policies.
 

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Without knowing the exchange rate... I'd say you got a bang up great deal at the end of the day!!! I only gave you one thumbs up cause they don't have a two thumbs up icon ;)
 

Schermann

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For what it is worth..."The Fluke 87V is designed and built in the U.S. and comes with a lifetime warranty". This model may be rebranded to the 88V in Oz. Also, different warranty policies.

Sorry but no, this is a separate US made DC centric model. QSL


The lifetime warranty only follows the original purchaser from a registered Fluke stockist. Second hand or eBay purchases from non Fluke dealers only have a limited time warranty from new.

This is also a DC averaging (not TRMS) meter specifically designed for automotive hybrid DC electric and general DC automobile use. All US made and I purchased mine in Florida USA not in Oz. Only repaired in Oz...

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Schermann

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Without knowing the exchange rate... I'd say you got a bang up great deal at the end of the day!!! I only gave you one thumbs up cause they don't have a two thumbs up icon ;)

The exchange rate is about 72¢ in the dollar so these 'new' are very expensive! There are very good second hand units available if you can find them and luckily for me an 'as new' one damaged by GSM frequency exposure to the unshielded ICU...

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The 88v shares the same mo-board as the 87v but the RMS chip is missing (god only knows why they did that)!





I sent the unit off to be repaired bare bones and came back fully stocked! I guess they felt sorry that such a late model had died so early, hence the goodies extras...

Its overkill for checking batteries but but but... 🙄
 
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I've come to appreciate Fluke ruggedness and overall quality over years of using them in work environment. Until recently, never had any at home for hobby use. I managed to get a surplus clearout of an older used but working model 75 DMM for fraction of its original cost; not nearly as fancy as 88v but pretty solid. A downside is the 10A current range in this one is unfused. This unit was likely past its calibration date (a requirement for certain work uses) but otherwise seems fine.

Dave
 

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I just got a Fluke 87V for 220€ off eBay and im very happy with that price. Should be like new. For around the house stuff ive only ever used a cheap meter, and for watchmaking ive used an old table unit. For testing quartz movements a microamp function is needed, otherwise I would've just gone with the 115 (the 116 has microamps but only miro). This meter will do anything I need and more. Very glad to finally have a high quality multimeter.
 

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I just got a Fluke 87V for 220€ off eBay and im very happy with that price. Should be like new. For around the house stuff ive only ever used a cheap meter, and for watchmaking ive used an old table unit. For testing quartz movements a microamp function is needed, otherwise I would've just gone with the 115 (the 116 has microamps but only miro). This meter will do anything I need and more. Very glad to finally have a high quality multimeter.

I don't know much about flashlights, but I can tell you there's no better choice for an all-around meter than an 87. Good on ya!
 

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Anyone here using lithium 9v in their Multimeter?

I don't recall for sure, but I would do so if desired. In the specific case of T&M (test and measurement) devices, I recommend using only power sources with (nominally) the correct / recommended output voltage. I believe this would include any of the ANSI / NEDA 1604 'primary' types (A, D, LC [alkaline, carbon zinc, lithium), but not secondary types (nickel-metal hydride, etc) with different nominal output voltage rating.
 

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I'm using a 9 volt lithum Energizer in my Fluke 8060A and it seems fine. It measures at 9.6 volts today. I specifically want to avoid any chance of alkaline leaks.
 

mpetry912

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would like to know where the fluke service center was - US or OZ ?

the best unit of it's type anywhere, a really great tool

looks like the 88 has an "RPM" function that shows Hertz on the AC Volt function.

thanks for the post
 
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