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[#1] Posted: 12/16/2010 - 09:45:55 AM
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Friends, if you have an Extech meter, I suggest you read this notice:
Shocking recall

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[#2] Posted: 12/16/2010 - 7:42:39 PM
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So what's the difference between a battery running low on these models and a battery running low on other models?

Do other models have a low battery warning feature? Also, if you are measuing for voltage supplied by a source other than the testing device, why do you need a battery anyway?

I don't quite get this recall.

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[#3] Posted: 12/17/2010 - 07:07:24 AM
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Quote: I don't quite get this recall.


John, as an associate editor I'm not allowed to make this stuff up- nor am I required to understand or care about the items I post from the CPSC website. In this case, I care even less than not-at-all because I have a Fluke Multi-Meter.

All that said, I'm impressed, touched even, by your concern and questioning attitude and I genuinely hope my all encompassing apathy doesn't result in you being a less caring, more cynical person.

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[#4] Posted: 12/17/2010 - 09:20:58 AM
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Quote: Originally posted by John Dirks Jr

. . . I don't quite get this recall.


Join the club. That's how I feel about 90% of the CPSC's recalls.

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[#5] Posted: 12/17/2010 - 09:42:23 AM
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The instrument design seems to allow the meter to remain functional when the charge on the battery is insufficient for proper operation. It should not function at all.

Marc

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[#6] Posted: 12/17/2010 - 09:59:13 AM
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Quote: Originally posted by Chad Fabry

Quote: I don't quite get this recall.


John, as an associate editor I'm not allowed to make this stuff up- nor am I required to understand or care about the items I post from the CPSC website. In this case, I care even less than not-at-all because I have a Fluke Multi-Meter.

All that said, I'm impressed, touched even, by your concern and questioning attitude and I genuinely hope my all encompassing apathy doesn't result in you being a less caring, more cynical person.


Thanks Chad. Rest assured that I was not gunning for you because you listed the information.

BTW, my clamp meter is Fluke too.

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[#7] Posted: 12/17/2010 - 4:47:44 PM
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John, I's jes funnin ya
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[#8] Posted: 12/21/2010 - 09:54:10 AM
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I think Marc explained it best. Thanks.

FYI: If you have Fluke, they had an almost identical recall about a year and a half ago: http://bit.ly/gUmQiP' target='_blank'>http://bit.ly/gUmQiP Check your clamp SN to make sure it wasn't affected (about 50,000).


Quote: Originally posted by Marc

The instrument design seems to allow the meter to remain functional when the charge on the battery is insufficient for proper operation. It should not function at all.

Marc

   
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