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Great. I need one mainly because my $3 one is usually off by an amp or so, so if I just set up a seperate meter for mostly current use, I'd be less likely to burn it out, AND would have a decently accurate reading... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
I've received quite a few requests. I'm sorting out who asked for these first and will let you know! I'm also going to re-test all of them for basic accuracy measuring current around 30-100 ma since that's what most of the requests have been related to.
I was wondering that myself, milky... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Perhaps they only need to be refrigerated when you're not using them... I don't know that I could afford a walk-in freezer to keep them refrigerated all the time... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
You guys are too freakin' funny! Yeah, they are shipped with a block of dry ice!
I've been getting so many pm's on these I guess I should have asked for more $$ :-) but, since I haven't fully tested them I guess it's a good price.
I checked all the meters and double checked them before I sent them out. I had two of them where the current seemed to fluctuate a little bit so I took those out. I had one other that I couldn't get to turn on so I took that one out too. I kept two for myself and the rest went to a happy home!
For those of you that bought these I just got this email from someone who got one:
"By the way, I found 4 very old alkaline batteries in the battery case at the rear of the meter. They had leaked a little, but there was no apparent damage. You may want to warn some of your other buyers. I'm not sure what would happen if you hooked up the charger and left it on with those old batteries present."
I thought these ran soley on the AC adapter, so if you got one please check this out!
Thanks for the info, I checked mine right away, and the compartment was empty.
I do have some old NiCD C cells that I installed, and it works fine.
The text on the meter states that the battery pack is 4.4V, instead of 4.8V. Perhaps that's a nominal value, and the meter runs them down to 1V apiece.
It appears that there is a plastic pin on the battery pack that mates with a contact in the rear of the meter. My guess is that it turns on the juice for recharging. Anyone else care to guess?
I looked on Fluke's website, and I find no reference to the 8030A, except a meter trade-in program that's expired. So, I requested info from their contact list on the site. I'll let you guys know what I hear.
Also, I guess at this point, I should ask you reviewum, if you have a manual for these, since you had so many of them.
I'll take the one that fluctuates a little!
I want to bring it to work and throw it on my bench... hell, it would be great to have a Tektronix 434 scope to go with it! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]