Fluke clamp-on ammeter repair

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Jaguarjoe, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. Jaguarjoe

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    I have a Fluke i410 clamp on AC/DC current adapter for Fluke DMM's. It has worked flawlessly for many years but has now bitten the dust. It always puts out 4vdc.
    Is there a place to obtain schematics for this kind of stuff, or a place that can repair it for less than an arm and a leg?

    Thanks,

    Joe
     
  2. debe

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    Typical AC/DC current clamps use a linear hall device to measure the current. Sounds like the hall device is faulty if its stuck on 4v.
     
  3. Jaguarjoe

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    I sold the Jag so I guess you could call me the Flukemiester now. I took that clamp on unit apart today. It has an 8 trace flexible pcb terminating in a 8 slot connector. It was loose. I had a hard time reconnecting it because it was very short and very small. It was almost as hard assembling the rest of it.
    A big reason their stuff is so expensive is that it is not designed for manufacturing.
     
  4. strantor

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    I've got a bad one also. maybe that's my problem.
     
  5. Jaguarjoe

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    You can't break it anymore than it already is, go for it!
     
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