[volt-nuts] Datron 1082
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Mon Apr 21 11:15:38 EDT 2014
As with many products of this age the tantalum caps are a common point of failure in the 1082.
Although this current problem sounds like a memory battery.
> Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:03:56 -0400
> From: cfharris at erols.com
> To: volt-nuts at febo.com
> Subject: Re: [volt-nuts] Datron 1082
> Just in case you haven't yet: Always start any investigation with
> checking the power supply for voltage and ripple. Test the main
> electrolytic capacitors for capacitance, and ESR.
> Nothing in the unit's self testing ability can be trusted if the
> power supply is putting out large amounts of ripple, or is at the
> wrong voltage.
> -Chuck Harris
> Randy Evans wrote:
> > I have a Datron 1082 DMM that just recently stopped working. When I power
> > up, it gives a "FAIL" message on the front panel. I found a flowchart in
> > an abbreviated servicing manual that indicates it's from a failure of the
> > "Check for uncorrupted calibration store". I Assume this likely means the
> > cal tables are corrupted? Unfortunately, I don't have sufficient
> > information (e.g., schematics) to do any further troubleshooting. Can
> > anyone help with a complete servicing manual and/or further diagnostic help?
> > I did download the Datron 1071DMM O&S manual from K04BB but I don't know
> > how similar it is to the 1082. Can anyone comment on what the differences
> > are?
> > Thanks,
> > Randy Evans
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