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Baddegg

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Anyone know what the turn around time is for the fluke voltage tester recall?
 

Andy78

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It took about a week for them to send me a recall return slip after I registered. Supposed to be one to two weeks turnaround once posted back to them to receive a replacement.
 

SparkyChick

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I've already purchased a T90 as a stand in for the duration :)
 

Baddegg

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Thanks SC yes that was my concern,bout time I had a back up set anyways....
 

Baddegg

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Still new to this electrickery stuff, that’s my first and only set, scary that they may have been faulty for the last 2 years!
 

SparkyChick

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Still new to this electrickery stuff, that’s my first and only set, scary that they may have been faulty for the last 2 years!
The thing is... is your using them properly (with a proving unit), the failure of the connection should manifest itself quite quickly :)
 

Baddegg

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I do have a proving unit,never had any probs with them....still shiny new set :)
 

Devonchris

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I thought with the internal battery and self test facility a Proving unit was not needed with the fluke Txxx series.

Just got my email and return info today. Turn round time for mine is no problem as I only play with it in the garage. I do dream sometimes of being out on the tools thought. So if I have an install dream while its away that could be a problem. I had a difficult one the other night. Dot and dab plasterboard and I had no fishing rods. (Probably because i was reading something on here about them at bedtime). Never finished the job so i hope i don't dream I'm back at that job again or I'll have to buy some rods to get a decent nights sleep.
 

TonyMitchell

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I thought with the internal battery and self test facility a Proving unit was not needed with the fluke Txxx series.
But any self test wouldn't fully prove the device, in fact likely wouldn't prove the very scenario surrounding this product recall. Whereas the external voltage source is proving the device from one tip to another.
 

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I do have a proving unit,never had any probs with them....still shiny new set :)
No, I've not had any problems either, but hey... new T150 for free with a 3 year warranty if you register... yes please :D
 

Devonchris

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But any self test wouldn't fully prove the device, in fact likely wouldn't prove the very scenario surrounding this product recall. Whereas the external voltage source is proving the device from one tip to another.
The self test is a tip to tip test. I believe the recall is due to a faulty termination on one of the leads. It can make our break depending on the position of the lead, giving a false negative. So, in this case, the test was as effective as any proving unit.
 

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