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  1. Dornex
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    Dornex New EF Member

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    I'm new here and by no means an electrician.
    I was left a fluke 902 by my neighbor who moved out. I just wanted to test it if it works but when checking AA batteries for example it gives me different readings when I reverse polarity. The same battery shows 1.2 and -1.5 when turned around.
    Any ideas? Any recommendations on how should I test if it works properly?
     
  2. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    Its device that might need calibration or new batteries , contact Fluke UK.
     
  3. w0z
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    w0z New EF Member

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    You just tested if it works properly, evidently it doesn't if it measures a different voltage just by reversing the polarity. I assume you repeated the test?
    Change the internal batteries then try testing a different (new) battery and maybe try a new set of test leads, however you can't check if it's working properly unless you compare it to known good device or use a calibrated voltage or current source.
    It is designed primarily for HVAC work (and by the way you can't check batteries are OK with a voltage check alone).
     
  4. dmxtothemax
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    Maybe in reverse mode a diode comes into play,
    this would account for the extra voltage drop ?
     
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  5. Midwest
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    Think its detailed in Ethel the Aardvark joins the Marines?
     
  6. dmxtothemax
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    I thought Ethal the Aardvark went quantity surveying ?
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    think i'll go back to bed.
     
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  8. Midwest
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    Nope, he joined the Marines.
     
  9. Specialist
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    Specialist Electrician's Arms

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    Morning Tel, get the impression it's going to be silly Friday again ?.
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    yep. and i haven't even got started yet. just to kick it off.......



     
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  11. Specialist
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    Specialist Electrician's Arms

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    Euch, that's disgusting.
     
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  13. Specialist
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    Not quite as bad as the first one, was that another Month send up ?
     
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    ???????????? ???and ???????
     
  15. Specialist
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    I bloody hate predictive text, should have read another Monty Python send up.
     
  16. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    mel brookes. king of american comedy.
     
  17. Specialist
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    Aah right, don't watch much modern stuff. Prefer things like Steptoe & son, Only fools & horses etc.
     
  18. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    finding life is hard to cope
    at the end of a telescope
    the future is hard
    like stirring lard
    the birds call out
    i twist and shout
    nobody hears
    my hard pressed tears
    the way to life
    is all through strife
    let me have your dedicated ear
    now it's time for another beer..

    and that, folks is my first ever attempt at poetry.
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    have you never watched the film, blazing saddles?
     
  20. Specialist
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    Don't think so mate, unless it had Terence Hill & Budd Spencer in it. Mostly lost my sense of humour (such as it was) a long time ago.
     
  21. Dornex
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    Dornex New EF Member

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    The answer I have received from Fluke in case anyone interested:
     
  22. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    in other words, the meter seems to be within spec. try it on a 9V PP3 or a 12V car battery.
     
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