Fluke FLT5-600 electrical tester - £59.99 @ Amazon
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Fluke FLT5-600 electrical tester - £59.99 @ Amazon

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Found 15th Oct
Product Description
Fluke Corporation is the world leader in the manufacture, distribution and service of electronic test tools and software. From industrial electronic installation, maintenance and service, to precision measurement and quality control, Fluke tools help keep business and industry around the globe up and running. Typical customers and users include technicians, engineers, metrologists, medical-device manufacturers, and computer network professionals — people who stake their reputations on their tools, and use tools to help extend their personal power and abilities.

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Looks good but not actually in stock.

It would be nice if the "world leader" published a decent full spec

Really blurry photo.

For most requirements a cheap meter will suffice...

ebay.co.uk/itm…fwi

scottswaha9 m ago

For most requirements a cheap meter will …For most requirements a cheap meter will suffice...http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LCD-Digital-Multimeter-Auto-Handheld-Clamp-Meter-Volt-AC-DC-600-Amp-Reader-UK-/142499882177?hash=item212da7a4c1:g:1tIAAOSwOMdZPfwi



o no, stay away from that rubbish, there are cheaper alternatives even around £15. I couldn't even trace a wire with one of those.

Clearly a great price... Thanks to the OP, although this would have been easier to find had it been categorised as "home & garden" ;-)

Why does it say £103.49 from Amazon in stock

and then on the side £59.99 also from Amazon but not in stock?

Edit
Ahh I see now, Toolsdown is the seller for £103.49

anyway ordered thanks OP

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Great price for a fluke meter. Amazon description is rubbish - here’s the one from the fluke website, you’re welcome..

The Fluke T5 Electrical Testers let you check voltage, continuity and current with one compact tool. With the T5, all you have to do is select volts, ohms, or current and the tester does the rest. OpenJaw™ current lets you check current up to 100A - without breaking the circuit. Its tough test leads stow neatly in the back of the tester, making it easy to tote the T5 in your tool pouch. Detachable SlimReach™ test probes are customized for national electrical standards. The test leads accept optional accessories such as clips and specialty probes. The optional H5 holster lets you clip the T5 onto your belt.

Don’t need one..as usual...but it’s hard to resist!!!

Thanks op, won't buy anything other than fluke. Still got my original from when I was an apprentice and it still works!

Had my fluke for over 30 years now - probably on its 10th battery & still working good, although admittidly not had it calibrated for a while.
However for general car fault finding & fuse testing, most people would probably be fine with a sub-£15 meter

I use fluke daily, on about my twentieth set of these keep losing them/ getting nicked etc

Also use fluke test gear

Only gripe with fluke is their crocodile clamps are crap

scottswaha9 h, 47 m ago

For most requirements a cheap meter will …For most requirements a cheap meter will suffice...http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LCD-Digital-Multimeter-Auto-Handheld-Clamp-Meter-Volt-AC-DC-600-Amp-Reader-UK-/142499882177?hash=item212da7a4c1:g:1tIAAOSwOMdZPfwi


Yeah, no, no it won't.

I'm going to chime in here to for no other reason than, like all the others here, to make you think how great I must be that I've been using Fluke for over 3 million years as Chief Executive Electrical Officer and that the one I had as a small bacteria has been working on the same battery ever since. So, I'm winning in the 'greatness' contest so far.
Edited by: "M1LFHunter" 16th Oct

M1LFHunter1 h, 14 m ago

I'm going to chime in here to for no other reason than, like all the …I'm going to chime in here to for no other reason than, like all the others here, to make you think how great I must be that I've been using Fluke for over 3 million years as Chief Executive Electrical Officer and that the one I had as a small bacteria has been working on the same battery ever since. So, I'm winning in the 'greatness' contest so far.



I'll raise you my summa cum laude engineering degree with honours and my 17th Edition qualification.
Does your average DIYer or spark need super accuracy for continuity or identifying energised circuits or conductors. Indeed, THERE is a lot of tool snobbery.


Sure, for Electrical Testing to Standard you need proper gear, but then this fluke is not suitable for that.

airbiscuits10 h, 15 m ago

Great price for a fluke meter. Amazon description is rubbish - here’s the o …Great price for a fluke meter. Amazon description is rubbish - here’s the one from the fluke website, you’re welcome..The Fluke T5 Electrical Testers let you check voltage, continuity and current with one compact tool. With the T5, all you have to do is select volts, ohms, or current and the tester does the rest. OpenJaw™ current lets you check current up to 100A - without breaking the circuit. Its tough test leads stow neatly in the back of the tester, making it easy to tote the T5 in your tool pouch. Detachable SlimReach™ test probes are customized for national electrical standards. The test leads accept optional accessories such as clips and specialty probes. The optional H5 holster lets you clip the T5 onto your belt. Don’t need one..as usual...but it’s hard to resist!!!

Groan!

Cheapest now £103.49
Edited by: "berisford" 16th Oct

This is a great deal for a Fluke meter.

The main difference between cheap 'Chinese' meters and meters from established brands such as Fluke or Innova is the input protection circuitry. You don't want to go into a 1000V installation and check voltages and current using a meter bought from Gearbest for a fiver if you value your life.

However, in terms of accuracy and sensitivity (while they may use cheaper components), Chinese meters tend to be pretty good. There are many Youtube videos confirming this, hence a cheap meter will be perfectly acceptable if you keep to hobby electronics and don't run into north of 240V or high currents. I myself use a couple of Chinese devices for electronics repairs, checking batteries, breadboard stuff with my Rasp PI, the usual car stuff etc (a Vichy VC99, a UniT, and a recent 'Aneng' auto-ranging meter I bought from a recent GB deal for a fiver!). I've checked them against a friend's Fluke 117 and the readings I get are near identical to the Fluke's for AC and DC voltage and current, as well as resistance.

Here's the Australian guy from EEvblog (beware the weird noises he makes) explaining what quality input protection looks like:





Here's his review of the Aneng AN8008 and the astonishing accuracy seen with his high-end test instruments:

Edited by: "hcc27" 16th Oct

scottswaha12 h, 52 m ago

For most requirements a cheap meter will …For most requirements a cheap meter will suffice...http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LCD-Digital-Multimeter-Auto-Handheld-Clamp-Meter-Volt-AC-DC-600-Amp-Reader-UK-/142499882177?hash=item212da7a4c1:g:1tIAAOSwOMdZPfwi



Yes but its not a fluke that some may want better or their a pro, horses for courses.

Expired. I would have bought at this price

Expired.

hcc2734 m ago

This is a great deal for a Fluke meter.The main difference between cheap …This is a great deal for a Fluke meter.The main difference between cheap 'Chinese' meters and meters from established brands such as Fluke is the input protection circuitry. You don't want to go into a 1000V installation and check voltages and current using a meter bought from Gearbest for a fiver if you value your life. However, in terms of accuracy and sensitivity, Chinese meters are usually spot on. There are many Youtube videos confirming this, hence a cheap meter will be perfectly acceptable if you keep to hobby electronics and don't run into north of 240V or high currents. I myself use a couple of Chinese devices for electronics repairs, checking batteries, the usual car stuff etc (a Vichy VC99, a UniT, and a recent auto-ranging meter I bought from a recent GB deal for a fiver!). I've checked them against a friend's Fluke 117 and the readings I get are identical to the Fluke's for AC and DC voltage and current, as well as resistance. Here's an Australian guy explaining what quality input protection looks like:[Video]



The cheaper meters are only rated at 600V and a DIYer should have absolutely no business going anywhere near HV circuits anyway.

While 'quality input protection' may protect the meter circuit, it does not provide additional protection from electrocution.
Edited by: "scottswaha" 16th Oct

scottswaha5 m ago

The cheaper meters are only rated at 600V and a DIYer should have …The cheaper meters are only rated at 600V and a DIYer should have absolutely no business going anywhere near HV circuits anyway. While 'quality input protection' may protect the meter circuit, it does not provide additional protection from electrocution.



Also good quality meters have protection against blowing up in your face :P

abaxas1 m ago

Also good quality meters have protection against blowing up in your face :P



Maybe you need spectacles if you have to hold it that close to your face.

morrig37 m ago

Yes but its not a fluke that some may want better or their a pro, horses …Yes but its not a fluke that some may want better or their a pro, horses for courses.



I'm sure it will be more rugged, but it will probably have the same ADC as the Chinese one.

Actually, there are some
scottswaha1 h, 30 m ago

The cheaper meters are only rated at 600V and a DIYer should have …The cheaper meters are only rated at 600V and a DIYer should have absolutely no business going anywhere near HV circuits anyway. While 'quality input protection' may protect the meter circuit, it does not provide additional protection from electrocution.


There are some Chinese meters 'certified' to 1000V (see Aneng 800 review above), and the EEVBlog guy did test it to 1000V and it didn't kill him. Still I agree, best avoid the temptation.

I have been a spark for 30 years. I recommend using someone else’s tester. Within a few weeks my new testers are either stolen or broken by an apprentice.

scottswaha16th Oct

I'll raise you my summa cum laude engineering degree with honours and my …I'll raise you my summa cum laude engineering degree with honours and my 17th Edition qualification. Does your average DIYer or spark need super accuracy for continuity or identifying energised circuits or conductors. Indeed, THERE is a lot of tool snobbery.Sure, for Electrical Testing to Standard you need proper gear, but then this fluke is not suitable for that.


17th? Pahh! I gots my 23rd!

M1LFHunter1 h, 24 m ago

17th? Pahh! I gots my 23rd!


Have a chocolate biscuit.
Edited by: "scottswaha" 17th Oct

richard_ha16th Oct

Groan!


More like helpful information on the product...at least more helpful than your comment...Groan!

scottswaha17th Oct

Have a chocolate biscuit.


Thanks, man, nom nom nom, as they used to say rather too much, here, once.

Order cancelled by Amazon......

got an email saying

Please be advised that we have a revised delivery date...

"FLUKE FLT5-600 Fluke Electrical Tester T5-600"
Estimated arrival date: November 29 2017 - December 01 2017


Maybe i'll get lucky,
there's a second hand one going on ebay which I would have bought if not for this email.

Edit
It came today,no case

thanks OP!
Edited by: "AzeemB" 25th Nov
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