MartyMart

New toy
« on: June 03, 2013, 04:01:19 PM »
 ;)




Fluke 179 .... Looooverly !!

M.
"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm"


ruairioflaherty

Re: New toy
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2013, 05:13:16 PM »
I have one and really like it!


rob_gould

Re: New toy
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2013, 05:32:25 PM »
Yup, I've got one of these. They're great.

JohnRoberts

Re: New toy
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2013, 05:54:53 PM »
You're making my rat shack VOM feel inadequate...  ;D

JR
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bruno2000

Re: New toy
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2013, 06:01:00 PM »
Nice!  I have one very old good Fluke meter, and about 5 of the $9.95 POS meters.  When one goes bad, into the bin.
Best,
Bruno2000

Kingston

Re: New toy
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2013, 06:08:29 PM »
That's the single most important tool I have. Although lately I've been wanting a bit more range in resistance and capacitance, both directions.

Try not to burn either of the current protection fuses. Gets expensive quick.

Andy Peters

Re: New toy
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2013, 07:20:01 PM »
Fluke 179 .... Looooverly !!

I have a 179 at home and a 175 at work. For some reason the 179 eats batteries (as compared to the 175) if you don't turn it off. Yes, it goes into auto-shutdown mode.

Other than that, it's great.

-a
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PRR

Re: New toy
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2013, 10:42:29 PM »
> making my rat shack VOM feel inadequate... 

My RadioShed VOM is not jealous of my Fluke. It (and my Simpson) will read voltages without a battery.

The Fluke does tell me my power line is 60.0Hz..... but it really can't be anything else. (I'm near a power nexus so it is nearly impossible I could be "islanded", fed by just one dynamo.)

MartyMart

Re: New toy
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2013, 03:55:13 AM »
You're making my rat shack VOM feel inadequate...  ;D

JR

HA HA :-)
Oh, I have a couple of "Rat Shack" DMM's that were only £5.99 .... they actually do almost everything I need, this
was a bit of a luxury "impulse" buy !! ( brand new in box at a great price )
So far it adds a capacitance test, better range on Ohms test, continuity beep, much more accurate and built like a tank.
.... oh and a lifetime warranty.

Did that cover the 20x price ?? :-\ :-\

I figured that after 7 years using a £5.99 DMM and an £8.99 soldering iron, I had my monies worth and it was
time for something a bit more "pro" .... shame my skills don't match these tools eh !! ??
« Last Edit: June 04, 2013, 04:01:22 AM by MartyMart »
"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm"

MartyMart

Re: New toy
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2013, 04:04:30 AM »

Try not to burn either of the current protection fuses. Gets expensive quick.

... will do my best, have not damaged a cheap unfused DMM in 7 years so unlikely !
"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm"


pucho812

Re: New toy
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2013, 10:11:40 AM »
My fluke 187 has been an invaluable tool since I got over 10 years ago. Worth every penny. Good show.
You tell me whar a man gits his corn pone, en I'll tell you what his 'pinions is.

JohnRoberts

Re: New toy
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2013, 11:07:34 AM »
You're making my rat shack VOM feel inadequate...  ;D

JR

HA HA :-)
Oh, I have a couple of "Rat Shack" DMM's that were only £5.99 .... they actually do almost everything I need, this
was a bit of a luxury "impulse" buy !! ( brand new in box at a great price )
So far it adds a capacitance test, better range on Ohms test, continuity beep, much more accurate and built like a tank.
.... oh and a lifetime warranty.

Did that cover the 20x price ?? :-\ :-\

I figured that after 7 years using a £5.99 DMM and an £8.99 soldering iron, I had my monies worth and it was
time for something a bit more "pro" .... shame my skills don't match these tools eh !! ??
Apparently I have the "premium" version Rat Shack DMM...More like a $20 purchase over a decade ago.  It has beeps and capacitance, and Hz and one range I don't even know how to use (EF?).   8)

I have had to use toy meters before in a crunch and they are prone to erroneous readings that can make them worthless for troubleshooting.  While the rat shack meter is far from an object of envy, it hasn't disappointed me, yet (knock wood). 

 JR

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