ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Wed Sep 22 13:39:27 CDT 2010
> > Yes, I could do, easily. And if I manage to get a replacemnt displayu and
> > the self-tapped holes doen't last, I may well do that.
> > But if I buy a new, expensive, multimter, I don't want to have to modify
> > it.
> I'm surprised!
> I have often bought things that would be what I want AFTER modifications.
Oh so do I. Look, I mentioned I'd bought a Big Trak. You don't honestly
think I need a toy plastic 'tank' do you? I bought it, intending to
> Sometimes, I modify newly purchased stuff as soon as I have confirmed that
> it works. Admittedly, most of those mods are TRIVIAL, such as adding an
> external power connector.
Ditto. I take just about everyhing apart to check it's been assembled
properly (often it has _not_!) and to do modifications.
But I don't do mods for no good reason. And to be honest, the sort of
measuredments I need a DMM for are pretty standard ones. If I am spending
a few hundred pounds/dollars on such an instruemnt, I darn well think it
shouldn't need modifying...
> > Now, if they can do that in a cheap toy, they darn well should do it in
> > an expensice measuring instrument.
> . . . and it is STRANGE that they hadn't done so!
And _that_ is my main complaint. It can't bee a leakage or safety issue
in that the self-tapping screws are metal (of course), and there would be
no electrical difference if they were machine screws and tapped bushes.
Probalby some idiot bean-counter had figurted out how to save $1 per
insturment (not realising that had they sold them at $10 more, they'd
have sold the same numbero of units), but in the process has got me
sugggesting to all and sundy that Fluke is perhaps not the great brand it
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