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Re: Amprobe will be sending us the ACD-14-PLUS meter for review
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2009, 09:40:00 PM »
I have a bunch of amprobes so I do not think I need to review it. Let the younger guys have a whack at it.
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Re: Amprobe will be sending us the ACD-14-PLUS meter for review
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2009, 09:44:28 PM »
I would like to try it out.

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Re: Amprobe will be sending us the ACD-14-PLUS meter for review
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2009, 07:22:52 AM »
I had the original ACD-14 which was re-called due to false readings which resulted in people being shocked.
This was because it would read no voltage when in actuality there was.
I am waiting for the ACD-14 plus which is what they are replacing it with.
FYI Fluke now owns Amprobe.  :)
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Re: Amprobe will be sending us the ACD-14-PLUS meter for review
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2009, 09:36:13 AM »
I would like to try it out.

Ok, will start the list with whirlpooltech. :)
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Re: Amprobe will be sending us the ACD-14-PLUS meter for review
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2009, 09:37:57 AM »
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I had the original ACD-14 which was re-called due to false readings which resulted in people being shocked.

How long ago did this recall start?
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Re: Amprobe will be sending us the ACD-14-PLUS meter for review
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2009, 10:14:33 AM »
2007, when they were still part of ATP/Robinair/TIF
Press release : The affected SKUs include: Item Number Item Description

2730641 ACD-10 PRO, DIGITAL CLAMP-ON MULTIMETER

2730652 ACD-10 TRMS-PRO, DIGITAL CLAMP-ON MULTIMETER, TRUE RMS

2730665 ACD-14, HVAC DIGITAL CLAMP-ON MULTIMETER

2730676 ACD-14 TRMS, HVAC DIGITAL CLAMP-ON MULTIMETER, TRMS

Description of the Problem

Both the ACD-10 and ACD-14 models “lock up” in certain circumstances failing to properly measure

hazardous voltage levels on electrical systems. When the clamp meter locks up it provides readings

under 1 volt or a millivolt reading. If the user does not follow industry standard practice by verifying the

tester before and after checking a circuit, he/she may believe there is no voltage present when in fact

there is.

THIS COULD PLACE THE USER IN A POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS SITUATION.

From Consumer protection :  www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07130.html
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Re: Amprobe will be sending us the ACD-14-PLUS meter for review
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2009, 10:25:49 AM »
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I am waiting for the ACD-14 plus which is what they are replacing it with.

So this recall happened back in 2006 and your still waiting for your replacement meter?

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Re: Amprobe will be sending us the ACD-14-PLUS meter for review
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2009, 10:31:44 AM »
That was my fault for not sending sooner. That was the year of my accident. I was in rehabilitation for 11 months learning how to walk.
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Re: Amprobe will be sending us the ACD-14-PLUS meter for review
« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2009, 10:34:08 AM »
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That was the year of my accident. I was in rehabilitation for 11 months learning how to walk.

Oh, I understand now.
That must have been a long 11 months. I could not imagine going through something like that.
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Re: Amprobe will be sending us the ACD-14-PLUS meter for review
« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2009, 02:49:15 PM »
 :) Keeping a positive attitude helps.
Coming to this site amongst others is what keeps me going.
I try to help everyone as much as I can.
That's why I stated previously if I can help just say the word.
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