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    Bargain Chinese copy of the Fluke 15B autoranging meter - link and video

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    Bob Latino
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    Bargain Chinese copy of the Fluke 15B autoranging meter - link and video

    Post by Bob Latino on Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:17 pm

    I had a customer alert me to this bargain autoranging Chinese VC97 3999 B copy of the Fluke 15B meter. Some of you may know that Fluke meters are fairly expensive but are nearly always dead accurate and very durable. The Fluke 15B is an $80 USD or so meter while this Chinese copy is just $28 shipped on Ebay with over 900 units sold. See link below.

    Chinese copy of the Fluke 15B on Ebay

    This meter also has a built in capacitance meter. Capacitance meters are invaluable when troubleshooting an amp. Everyone who owns a Dynaco type tube amp and wants to troubleshoot their amp should have a capacitance meter ... Youtube video on the Chinese VC97 3999 B below (no talking in the video)



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    Re: Bargain Chinese copy of the Fluke 15B autoranging meter - link and video

    Post by hawaii.ken on Sun Sep 01, 2013 2:28 am

    Watch out for the cr@ppy alligator clips that suppose to slide on to the probe tips.

    I bought one of those Chinese made DMMs for less than $20, it works OK but you get the quality you pay for.

    I also have a Fluke 112, and the alligator clips have gold plated insert that keeps the clips on during use.

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    Re: Bargain Chinese copy of the Fluke 15B autoranging meter - link and video

    Post by arledgsc on Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:01 pm

    I like this sentence from the Ebay offer...
    "In all this meter is spot on and very dependable, and if you drop it from a ladder you won't be much out of pocket."
    I own a $30 Chinese LCR meter and it seems very accurate.  I also have a Fluke 114.  The Fluke weighs twice as much and very solid in construction.  You could drop the Fluke off a ladder and it would survive.   Not sure about the LCR meter but costs 1/4 the price of the Fluke.   For occasional use the Chinese meter is a very affordable way to go but as mentioned above the supplied leads are rock bottom cheap.

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    Re: Bargain Chinese copy of the Fluke 15B autoranging meter - link and video

    Post by Sprags on Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:01 am

    I have a Fluke I got as a gift in 1988. Still right on the money.

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    Re: Bargain Chinese copy of the Fluke 15B autoranging meter - link and video

    Post by buchela on Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:28 am

    I am looking for one that can read capacitance 10000 uf, the price should not have that many zeroes, no luck so far.

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    Re: Bargain Chinese copy of the Fluke 15B autoranging meter - link and video

    Post by hawaii.ken on Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:14 pm

    May all your wishes come true santa 

    M6013 V2 AutoRanging Digital Capacitor Capacitance Meter 0.01pF to 470,000uF

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    Re: Bargain Chinese copy of the Fluke 15B autoranging meter - link and video

    Post by buchela on Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:25 pm

    Thanks Ken, oh wait a minute !!!! you are Santa in disguise, I promise not to blow anything for the remainder of this year !!!!.
    I am replacing my Mcintushies power caps. but I need to verify they are what they say. I've been burned too many times with brand new electronic parts.

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