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Member #116671

Member Since: January 23, 2010

Country: United States

  • Since I was a child, Fluke has had the highest name brand appeal. I always wanted to buy one but they were too costly for me. The real issue about using cheap meters or great meters is the impedance. Cheap meters have a greater affect on what they are measuring. For some things like, "what is the voltage on this battery?", cheap meters are fine. When you are troubleshooting analog circuits, cheap meters can be very troublesome. I have a handful of cheap meters I have bought over the years, and recently I purchased a Fluke (on ebay). I have heard Fluke is very political, and I certainly understand they must protect their trademarks, if they expect to keep them. I am VERY impressed with how Fluke has responded to this. Frankly this was not the outcome I was expecting. Fluke has gained a lot of karma points with me by this response. Being supportive of education and the Maker community is very important if we want to grow another generation of engineers. This is great "Institutional Advertising" Fluke. :-)

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