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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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Re: Amprobe will be sending us the ACD-14-PLUS meter for review
« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2009, 03:13:21 PM »
Bob how did you manage to let a walk in cooler fall on you anyway?
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Re: Amprobe will be sending us the ACD-14-PLUS meter for review
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2009, 04:58:10 PM »
Removing the old blower. Condensing unit on top, but ceiling was not properly supported. 3 ton Semi-Hermetic.  :(
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Re: Amprobe will be sending us the ACD-14-PLUS meter for review
« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2009, 05:54:18 PM »
Ought to be some misery money in there somewhere.
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Re: Amprobe will be sending us the ACD-14-PLUS meter for review
« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2009, 08:56:47 AM »
Unfortunately this was a job off the books for my old boss. I know dumb,dumb.
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Re: Amprobe will be sending us the ACD-14-PLUS meter for review
« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2009, 12:25:35 PM »
I am waiting for the ACD-14 plus which is what they are replacing it with.

Did you get your ACD-14 yet?

I'm still waiting for the one they are sending us to review.

I contacted them to let them know we have not received it yet.
They replied back saying sorry for the delay that it will be shipped in a couple weeks.


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Re: Amprobe will be sending us the ACD-14-PLUS meter for review
« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2009, 05:37:37 PM »
waiting and waiting  :tickedoff: :tickedoff:
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Re: Amprobe will be sending us the ACD-14-PLUS meter for review
« Reply #26 on: March 13, 2009, 08:14:07 PM »
i've had an acd-14 for several years now so here is my review....

not sure if mine is a recalled one cause i can no longer read the tags, but cant say it has ever given false readings

battery life has been good, its taken some good drops and nothing was permanently damaged(ive had to remove and reset the lil springs for the buzzer after a couple of drops)

still on the original probes, the temp prob supplied didn't last long and i found the amprobe one to be pricey but have since found a very inexpensive replacement probe for a different meter that works with some modifications

the original case was pleather and the probes poked through it in no time

my only real complaint.... no light in the display!  its a pain in dark basements
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Re: Amprobe will be sending us the ACD-14-PLUS meter for review
« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2009, 12:50:12 PM »
The reason for recall was for false readings. Indicating a circuit was dead, when in fact it was still alive.
The reason I am still waiting is the acquisition by Fluke put a lot on the back burner. Should receive it soon.
Still have my "Fieldpiece,UEI,Fluke meters along with an original Robinair Volt/Watt/Amp (circa 1968) meter that even their sales rep did not know they had ever sold.
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Re: Amprobe will be sending us the ACD-14-PLUS meter for review
« Reply #28 on: April 24, 2009, 10:58:51 AM »
AJ,

Did you get your ACD-14 yet?

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Re: Amprobe will be sending us the ACD-14-PLUS meter for review
« Reply #29 on: April 24, 2009, 11:05:14 AM »
Not yet and I no longer expect one.

I sent a email reply back to them two weeks after they emailed us saying they would send one out.

It was a short email just to let them know that we had not received the meter yet.

They replied back saying sorry for the delay and that it would be shipped soon.

Weeks and then months went by. After two months I sent another email reply saying that it had been two months and I just wanted to touch base with them to let them know we had not received the meter.

That last email reply I sent a week or two ago and I have not heard anything back from them.
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