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Fluke, need some advice

GW
GW Member Posts: 4,034
I lost (for the moment) my Fluke multimeter that could utilize this clamp on set up.

I can't get the clamp on set up to work with this Fluke

Do I need another Fluke (like the one I lost), or should this set up work? It won't show temp no matter what setting or button i push; it's got a new 9v battery too.

Thanks, Gary
Gary Wilson
Wilson Services, Inc
Northampton, MA
[email protected]

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  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 6,336
    Or any meter that has the "K" terminal connection.

    I have a $50 Field Peice DMM that I've had for years that I plug my Fluke clamp directly into. Works great.

    Other than wanting to sell another component, IDK why Fluke won't offer the direct "K" connection on their meters.
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,034
    thanks, that set up i have 'should' work; it certainly fits. I just don't know if i have some sort of compatibility issue or if my 80TH stopped working. I need a guy with vast multi meter knowledge to chime in!

    I may just by a cheap Fieldpiece unit to get me through. When you need a clamp on, you really need it!
    Gary Wilson
    Wilson Services, Inc
    Northampton, MA
    [email protected]
  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,034
    I ordered this form the local vendor

    https://www.amazon.com/hilmor-Dual-Readout-Thermometer-1839106/dp/B00FMFM272

    Costs more but hey whatever

    If anyone has any input on my existing fluke set up please let me know
    Gary Wilson
    Wilson Services, Inc
    Northampton, MA
    [email protected]
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 6,336
    GW said:

    I ordered this form the local vendor

    https://www.amazon.com/hilmor-Dual-Readout-Thermometer-1839106/dp/B00FMFM272

    Costs more but hey whatever

    If anyone has any input on my existing fluke set up please let me know

    :):) Hilmore's good stuff.

    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,034
    well after i ordered the new clamp on thermometer i found my missing Fluke, of well. I don't know why this Fluke works with the k couple adapter and the other Fluke doesn't

    Gary Wilson
    Wilson Services, Inc
    Northampton, MA
    [email protected]
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 6,336
    It may have been the scale you set it to. Something in the back of my mind says that you have to use something other than the temp scale.
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,034
    Yes the fluke 16 works in DC scale. The Fluke 324 I tried all sorts of settings, zip. I need to chat with a multimeter geek
    Gary Wilson
    Wilson Services, Inc
    Northampton, MA
    [email protected]
  • ratio
    ratio Member Posts: 2,732
    Ah. Were you, perchance, using the temp scale on the 324? The 80TK is a K-type thermocouple temperature-to-volt adapter. You'd need to use the DC volt scale, then it'd be one volt per ° F (or C if, you know, metric). Since the 324 has a temp scale, I'd imagine that you could use one of these as well, but the 80TK will work on any meter with a DCV scale that you could plug the adapter in to.
  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,034
    Ok thanks I’ll try again for basic curiosity. I thought I did that but I’ll try again
    Gary Wilson
    Wilson Services, Inc
    Northampton, MA
    [email protected]
  • ch4man
    ch4man Member Posts: 239
    Flukes thermometers are great thermometers
    Flukes DMM's are horrible thermometers
    Fluke told me that after complaining about the inaccuracies of 2 #16's and 2 # 116's ive owned. i now have a very accurate albeit expensive #54 thermometer
    JMHO
  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,034
    wow! that's some money
    Gary Wilson
    Wilson Services, Inc
    Northampton, MA
    [email protected]
  • ratio
    ratio Member Posts: 2,732
    When I'm looking for accuracy, I use my Fluke 724 temperature calibrator...

    It'll read or simulate a dozen kinds of thermocouples and a handful of RTD sensors. Sometimes it's nice to be able to fool the controls, to see what it's going to do. If it did the high-resistance thermisitors (like 10 & 20 kΩ) it'd be perfect.

  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,034
    my new Hilmore is 1 or 2 degrees off (two clamps, same pipe). Oh well. I don't require super accuracy, often times i just need a basic contract.
    Gary Wilson
    Wilson Services, Inc
    Northampton, MA
    [email protected]
  • ratio
    ratio Member Posts: 2,732
    Yah, if you read the specs, most consumer-grade temp stuff is only good for ±2°—I'm always violently angryamused when customers complain that the thermostat and thermometer right beside it don't agree to 1000 PPM.

    I truly think the industry as a whole would be well served to go to an arbitrary scale of say "A, B, C, D" on thermostats.

    GW
  • BobC
    BobC Member Posts: 5,183
    edited December 2017
    @GW The problem you may be having is the meter you tried to use doesn't have a low enough DC volts scale. I have one of those Fluke temperature probes and it works fine with all my digital multimeters (Fluke 8060's, 8100, and a 75).

    On some autoranging meters you have to manually nudge the meter into the lowest scale where it would work with that Fluke temp probe.

    Bob
    Smith G8-3 with EZ Gas @ 90,000 BTU, Single pipe steam
    Vaporstat with a 12oz cut-out and 4oz cut-in
    3PSI gauge
  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,034
    Thanks Bob makes perfect sense
    Gary Wilson
    Wilson Services, Inc
    Northampton, MA
    [email protected]
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