[volt-nuts] Fluke 845B

Dick Moore richiem at hughes.net
Thu Mar 25 21:53:38 UTC 2010

On Mar 25, 2010, at 5:00 AM, volt-nuts-request at febo.com wrote:

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> Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2010 21:07:55 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Randy Evans <randallgrayevans at yahoo.com>
> Subject: [volt-nuts] Fluke 845B
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> I bought a Fluke 845B on e-bay and it seems to work except that it is very noisy on the most sensitive ranges, the drift/noise is up to +/- 10uV and it is very difficult to try and zero it (read impossible).? I would like to repair it but I would appreciate some suggestions on what the problem might be and what I should look for.
> Thanks,
> Randy Evans, AE6YG

Randy, replace ALL the elctrolytics -- a pain but you'll be glad if you really want to use this meter. There could be a problem with insufficent response from the opto-chopper system -- a failing neon bulb or CdS cell could cause erratic action of the chopper. And the first amplifier input stage could be real noisy...

Dick Moore

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