Monthly Archives: November 2012

Fluke 8020B Teardown

This Fluke 8020B DMM dates from somewhere in the early to mid-80s and is an updated version of the 8020A, Fluke’s first handheld DMM. The eBay seller’s description said this one “would not power up”. However, when I installed a … Continue reading

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No-name vs. branded test leads

Ever wonder whats inside the insulation of your test leads?  This is a cross-section comparison of the wires from a generic no-name set of test leads and a Fluke TL75 set.  The TL75 set comes standard with many Fluke meters … Continue reading

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Tektronix 465 Oscilloscope Repair and Restoration

After buying and refurbishing some older Fluke DMMs for use on my workbench during the past couple years, I recently decided to try something a little more complicated. So I found a crusty old “parts or repair” Tektronix 465 on … Continue reading

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