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ambrogino

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About fluke 183
« on: January 04, 2014, 06:33:53 PM »
Hello again!

Thanks for everyone who helpt me on choosing multimeters!

Now I just wondered if any one knows about the Fluke 183 True RMS multimeter? I found not much information other than the manual about it. So, if anyone has experiences, please let me know. It seems that it has dual-display and datalogging funktion.

I saw an used one on our local 'ebay' site. Is it a good choice to not-so-professional use? I just want to use it to log information of my self-designed Li-ion charger, which is controlled by a PRC.

Right now I have a newly calibrated fluke 87-V, which works perfect and an Uni-T 71D, which has a terrible building quality. So, I am seeking help again about the fluke 183.

Here is the link to the manual:

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CEkQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fassets.fluke.com%2Fmanuals%2F183_185_umeng0200.pdf&ei=LprIUpnrO6GN4wSww4CYAg&usg=AFQjCNHkKaqtyuiMhm90Svx0KWrcDODdlQ&sig2=X-q_RYyocUhadnl9MULkrQ&bvm=bv.58187178,d.bGE


retiredcaps

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Re: About fluke 183
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2014, 02:36:21 AM »
The Fluke 183 = Tektronix TX1 and Fluke 185 = Tektronix TX3.  Mark Z (aka multimeter junkie) did a video review

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hI5GeYs1x8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oe6XjgSHrQ8

I know someone who has one, but unfortunately it displays a CAL ERR and is closed case calibration.  Getting it calibrated would probably cost around $75 to $100 and not worth it to the owner.

Seeing how you have a calibrated Fluke 87V, you can always buy a current/new model data logging meter and use the 87V as a periodic check.

Martin did a review of two multimeters that do data logging.  TekPower TP4000ZC and Uni-T UT61E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXzAD74C5As

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pbRLom7bNc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz6CYDRl1M8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YbbbgbJK9I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_h27mRCH6s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9n0scdsung

ambrogino

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Re: About fluke 183
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2014, 10:31:47 PM »
The Fluke 183 = Tektronix TX1 and Fluke 185 = Tektronix TX3.  Mark Z (aka multimeter junkie) did a video review

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hI5GeYs1x8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oe6XjgSHrQ8

I know someone who has one, but unfortunately it displays a CAL ERR and is closed case calibration.  Getting it calibrated would probably cost around $75 to $100 and not worth it to the owner.

Seeing how you have a calibrated Fluke 87V, you can always buy a current/new model data logging meter and use the 87V as a periodic check.

Martin did a review of two multimeters that do data logging.  TekPower TP4000ZC and Uni-T UT61E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXzAD74C5As

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pbRLom7bNc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz6CYDRl1M8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YbbbgbJK9I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_h27mRCH6s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9n0scdsung

Thank you så much for the help!

I think I'll  use the UT71D that I already have. then check the value with the 87v, though the building quality is very bad. I'll make a review about the UT71D later when I finish my project.



retiredcaps

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Re: About fluke 183
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2014, 01:54:11 AM »
I'll make a review about the UT71D later when I finish my project.
Yes, please do.