Fluke 112

M4gery

Senior Member
Does anyone use or have experience with the Fluke 112? I have one and like it, but I was wondering if stepping up to the newer model, the 117, would be worth it. I know that the 117 has non contact voltage detection which I don't care for in a DMM, and LoZ which is nice, but my SV225 takes care of that. So I was wondering if people more experienced in this area knew of any other downfalls of the 112 vs. the 117?

Thanks!
 

kbsparky

Senior Member
Location
Delmarva, USA
The 112 is discontinued. They have a problem with the control knob twisting off.

Fluke does not carry replacement knobs. :rant:

Edit to add: You can now find replacement knobs on ebaY here.
 
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kbsparky

Senior Member
Location
Delmarva, USA
It's a great test meter. I originally bought it because it can test capacitors.

I have had to keep a 3/16" allen wrench handy to use in place of the knob.

Now that I've seen the listing on ebaY, I bought one, and am waiting for it to arrive, so I can put that allen wrench back into my toolbox.
 

kbsparky

Senior Member
Location
Delmarva, USA
Update: Just got the new knob in the mail today. Fits perfectly!!

I don't know why Fluke won't sell replacement knobs. They wanted me to send in the whole unit for "repair" --- and from what I've heard, they would scrap the old one, and "sell" me a new test meter! At retail costs of several hundred $$$

All for want of a $12.50 knob? No way!

Thank goodness for ebaY!
 
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