Never Buy A Fluke Meter - Tools - Page 3 - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Equipment & Safety > Tools

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-09-2010, 10:42 PM   #31
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Brooklyn, New York (NYC)
Posts: 1,124
Rewards Points: 500
Thumbs up

Never buy a Fluke meter


Quote:
Originally Posted by hvaclover View Post
460 v comps abound.
OK. You're the HVAC (lover) expert. But my point still stands.!

Advertisement

spark plug is offline  
Old 03-09-2010, 10:54 PM   #32
Member
 
hvaclover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Suburbs of Detroit Mi
Posts: 3,704
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Never buy a Fluke meter


Quote:
Originally Posted by spark plug View Post
OK. You're the HVAC (lover) expert. But my point still stands.!
I got socks older than that joke, Dude. And I am called Clover, only my wife calls me "lover' unless you feel a little thspecial.
__________________
Just slow, not stupid.
hvaclover is offline  
Old 03-10-2010, 01:07 AM   #33
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Hagerstown, MD
Posts: 364
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Never buy a Fluke meter


Quote:
Originally Posted by hvaclover View Post
Here is but another example of Flukes screw ups.

I have friends whose meters are frying right out of the box...Fluke ain't what it used to be. It's just resting on it's laurels





]
H 1ACRecall















Important!
Safety notice and recall for the Fluke 1AC-I VoltAlertTM Voltage Tester


Updated March 8, 2010 March, 2010
Dear Fluke Customer:
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Fluke is voluntarily recalling its Fluke 1AC-I VoltAlertTM voltage tester, a product that was first released for sale on September 29, 2009. The affected model number is listed in the table below. If you own a Fluke 1AC-I (1AC-A1-I), please stop using it and send it back to Fluke for a replacement unit. If you are not the primary user of the 1AC-I please pass this notice along to the appropriate people within your organization.
Product marking: Description: 1AC-AI
FLUKE-1AC-I VoltAlertTM Voltage Tester
This recall does not include VoltAlert models 1AC-II, 1LAC-II and LVD2, none of which includes the battery check button or the Fluke logo on its clip, as shown below on the recalled units pictured.
Identifying the product

To properly identify your 1AC-I tester as a recalled product, look for the four product characteristics below.
Description of the problem

The testers can fail to give an indication of live voltage, resulting in the operator falsely believing the electrical power is off, posing a risk of serious injury or death from electrical shock or thermal burns.
Actions

  1. Stop using the Fluke 1AC-I even if you have not experienced problems.
  2. Verify your 1AC is affected by this recall using the images above.
  3. Return your 1AC-I for a free replacement of either a Fluke 1AC-II or LVD2.
    • Visit www.fluke.com/1ACRecall or call (888) 97-FLUKE (35853), 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time Monday - Friday. Follow the instructions provided and we will send you a prepaid mailer to return your unit at no cost. If contacting Fluke outside the operation hours of 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time, follow the instructions provided to receive your prepaid mailer.
      OR
    • Ship your 1AC-I voltage tester with your name and complete mailing address (using the form on the back of this page) to:
      Fluke Corporation
      Attn: 1AC-I Customer Returns
      1420 75th St SW Bldg 4
      Everett, WA 98204
  4. Indicate which replacement product you would like Fluke to provide. a. Fluke 1AC-II b. Fluke LVD2. For a description of these two products see the back of this letter or visit ww.fluke.com/1ACrecall
  5. When Fluke receives your 1AC-I, we will send you, free of charge, the Fluke model 1AC-II or LVD2 that you selected. Note: If no selection is made, Fluke will automatically send a 1AC-II.
We are undertaking this voluntary recall because we place tremendous importance on our customer's safety and the reputation of our products. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused by this action.
Sincerely,
Barbara Hulit
President, Fluke Corporation


SearchCorporation

Oh geez, this topic is nothing but FUD.

Name me one company that has never issued a recall on ANYTHING. Go on and find it.
Tonglebeak is offline  
Old 03-10-2010, 04:15 AM   #34
Member
 
hvaclover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Suburbs of Detroit Mi
Posts: 3,704
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Never buy a Fluke meter


Quote:
Originally Posted by Tonglebeak View Post
Oh geez, this topic is nothing but FUD.

Name me one company that has never issued a recall on ANYTHING. Go on and find it.
No, You name me another brand that has not been pushed into your face and more or less pushed on you by your peers.If you don't buy a Fluke you ain't one of the guys. Don't deny this does not happen in your field cause I know damn good and well it does, just as in mine.
Y'know got a good friend who I love dearly but is the biggest hack around. Know what he says about being called a hack hvac tech?

He denies it by waving an obsolete Fluke around and exclaims "Hacks don't use Fluke". The dummy does not know the diff between milliamps and microamps.


Fluke used to have the best built until they sent stuff to China. I keep track of stuff like this: Since they have gone to China there have been three major recalls in six months, malfunctions in specific functions that come and go.
Wildly inaccurate readings. All this and more.This is all being reported on an hvac board to see if you want access to the board pm me to read the threads your self..
__________________
Just slow, not stupid.

Last edited by hvaclover; 03-10-2010 at 04:28 AM.
hvaclover is offline  
Old 03-10-2010, 07:41 AM   #35
Member
 
bofusmosby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Tampa Florida
Posts: 396
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Never buy a Fluke meter


My profession is an electronics repair tech, and I use a fluke, and have for many years. However, it is an older one, which might explain things. In reguards to you "made in China" comment, I couldn't agree wih you more. I have NEVER seen anything electronic come out of China that was of good quality. I repair televisions, and most of the flat-panel sets are being made in China. Believe me, they are nothing buy junk!
bofusmosby is offline  
Old 03-10-2010, 11:43 AM   #36
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Brooklyn, New York (NYC)
Posts: 1,124
Rewards Points: 500
Unhappy

Never buy a Fluke meter


Quote:
Originally Posted by bofusmosby View Post
My profession is an electronics repair tech, and I use a fluke, and have for many years. However, it is an older one, which might explain things. In reguards to you "made in China" comment, I couldn't agree wih you more. I have NEVER seen anything electronic come out of China that was of good quality. I repair televisions, and most of the flat-panel sets are being made in China. Believe me, they are nothing buy junk!
The low-quality and outright dangerous stuff isn't limited to electronics. It was discussed at length in another thread on this forum. But the marketplace will ultimately decide. If they (the China industrial complex) won't straighten out their act, they'll go down and be forgotten. !
spark plug is offline  
Old 03-10-2010, 05:39 PM   #37
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Hagerstown, MD
Posts: 364
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Never buy a Fluke meter


Quote:
Originally Posted by spark plug View Post
The low-quality and outright dangerous stuff isn't limited to electronics. It was discussed at length in another thread on this forum. But the marketplace will ultimately decide. If they (the China industrial complex) won't straighten out their act, they'll go down and be forgotten. !
This sort of thread still doesn't belong on a DIY site, IMO.
Tonglebeak is offline  
Old 03-10-2010, 05:52 PM   #38
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 2,384
Rewards Points: 1,000
Default

Never buy a Fluke meter


Enough beatching about a product.

Thread Closed.

Ed

Advertisement

Ed the Roofer is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Ed the Roofer For This Useful Post:
Tonglebeak (03-10-2010)
Closed Thread


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Could I move my Meter & Power Drop to the Side of my house? jamiedolan Electrical 9 07-28-2010 06:16 PM
Does it matter how close your panel is to your meter? jamiedolan Electrical 10 10-18-2008 05:38 AM
Is it normal to change the upper line at the meter when running new supply line? twilightcall Plumbing 3 08-08-2008 12:10 PM
Meter ratings Stubbie Electrical 3 04-02-2008 11:12 PM
200A Upgrade - Meter Socket Location Question bjones Electrical 2 11-12-2007 04:03 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts