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  1. oracle
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    If Fluke are outsourcing the manufacture of their test equipment to China, how long before they become cheap knock offs? No disrespect to Chinese industries, I'm sure that many are making good, reliable products but there is a history of Chinese third party knock offs
     
  2. Andy78
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  3. Zdb
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    No way would I want that on my wrist whilst connected to AC
     
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  4. MFS Electrical
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    Or connected to anything how d’you read it if it’s facing away from you when your testing :tearsofjoy:
    Want a cone with a flake now though
     
  5. spinlondon
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    I think the knock offs are already out there.
    Seen some Volt sticks that are dead ringers for Flukes.
     
  6. davesparks
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    Fluke have been manufacturing in china for many years now haven't they?
     
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  7. oracle
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    It’s like Japan was after the world war. They collected all the drink cans the Americans left behind and made cheap (and nasty) things out of the tin.

    Then they bought the obsolete Austin factory line and made their first car, except for the bodywork and sold it as the Datsun Bluebird. Now known as the Nissan factory they are world leaders in manufacturing.

    So maybe China will get there one day.
     
  8. rapparee
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    They're already there

    Everything is made in China, and anything that is made in Europe or the US you can be sure that they use Chinese components
     
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  9. ruston
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    I have three old Megger testers and a clamp meter . They are made in China.

    PS. They still work perfectly.
     
  10. oracle
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    What I asked was how long before the history of Third party cheap knockoffs was repeated with fluke equipment. The first party is fluke, second party their authorised Chinese manufacturer, third party are the cheap knockoff makers.
     
  11. davesparks
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    How can we know how long it was? It all happened years ago, the knockoffs have been around for ages.
     
  12. oracle
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    Do you mean fluke knockoffs as such or “historically "?
     
  13. oracle
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    How can we tell if they are genuine if they’re “dead ringers."?
     
  14. Andy5678
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    Was that watch released on the 1st of April by any chance?
     
  15. Andy78
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    Yeah I'm thinking so ;)
     
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