Repair Fluke 45

jpr_pt

Member
2008-12-03 6:35 pm
I have a Fluke 45, bought some years ago on ebay.
It worked ok until last month I found that the DC reading were ok if the voltage under measurement is positive.
If it's negative, it display the correct value if the input is limited to the 0 to -3V range.
For values bellow 3V the ralays comute and display "OL".
Of course I can just switch the probes...
I looked at the service manual and proceed with the tests defined (limited to the 3V range) and everything seems ok.
Since I use it only for hobby activities and have no plans to buy a new one, does anyone have a clue about what can be the problem?
In my opinion this is a fine piece of equipment and it's a pitty if I have to put it away.
 

jpr_pt

Member
2008-12-03 6:35 pm
Thanks for your posts.
I checked the current measurement test and works ok.
Now I discovered a situation that I hadn't identifyed before.
It works ok (both positive and negative - amp or voltage) if the rate is slow.
If the rate is fast or medium the problem arises.
I suspect that the K1 may be the fault.
Anyway, I'm already looking for replacement of the relay and probably U1. Since the equipment is rather old I'm also planning the replacement of the electrolytic caps.