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Hi There,

Just invested in a Fluke 1664FC multifunction tester in the hope of gaining accurate - repeatable results but unfortunately it's not proving very accurate at all...

Basic issue:
New Energizer alkaline batteries in meter
Meter in continuity mode
Neutral & Earth non-fused probes plugged into null adapter
Press & hold 'Test' button

Results vary from 0.09 Ohms to open circuit with light movement on the probes, occasionally Lo Batt is displayed & very occasionally Err 5 is displayed. This happens with any probe combination even if I vigorously twist probes into the null adapter to obtain a better connection & it also happens in other modes that measure continuity.

It appears that the spring clips on the end of the probes have a poor electrical connection to the probes which are causing the varying readings, has anyone managed to overcome this? Any tricks, different null adapters or leads I should try?

I'm assuming ERR 5 pops up due to the poor 'noisy' contacts but I can't understand why I am receiving Low Batt message in continuity mode when simply shorting probes into null adapter & wiggling them, has anyone else seen this?


Thanks for any advice
 
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