[PLUG-TALK] Fluke 87 multimeter

Denis Heidtmann denis.heidtmann at gmail.com
Mon May 23 11:55:01 PDT 2011


On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 11:37 AM, Galen Seitz <galens at seitzassoc.com> wrote:

> Galen Seitz wrote:
> > Denis Heidtmann wrote:
> >> I was GIVEN a Fluke 87 multimeter because the display was
> fading--segments
> >> were missing or nearly so.  I found by searching that this was a common
> >> problem, and could be cured by cleaning the zebra strips.  Done, and it
> >> appears fine now.
> >
> > Nice gift!  I have an 87 III here.
> >
> >
> >> Two questions:
> >> 1) How to best check and perform the calibration?  The manual says that
> for
> >> AC calibration needs to be done at a set of frequencies.  Something
> >> considerably short of the $239 Fluke wants is what I have in mind.
> >
> > I noticed that one of the 87's at our office was recently calibrated.
> >   I can pretty much guarantee that we did not pay that much.  It was
> > probably done locally.  I'll ask who did the calibration.
>
> Micro Precision Calibration did the calibration, and the cost was $40.
>
> 7925 S.W. Nimbus Ave. #28D
> Beaverton, OR 97008
> (503) 746-5845 phone
>
> --
> Galen Seitz
>
> Thanks for the reference.  I will look into it.

-Denis
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