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RIP this Fluke 3000 wireless multimeter. Thanks Energizer for the alkaline battery leakage!
Energizer battery leakage in liquid form: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZCPlbOuxJY
Forum: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog-1497-rip-fluke-thanks-energizer-not/
00:00 - Why doesn't this Fluke meter work?
02:12 - Cleaning alkaline battery leakage
04:44 - Let's look inside...
05:36 - Under the microscope. RIP solder mask.
08:53 - SMD Resistor Oops!
11:30 - Sponging up solder mask?
13:36 - For the Energizer battery leakage aficionados
14:56 - Found the rest of the solder mask!
16:01 - He's dead Jim
17:26 - Bottom side too!
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29 thoughts on “Eevblog 1497 – rip fluke. thanks energizer. not.”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Szabolcs _ says:

    I used a Rechargeable Enegizzer , for my small lamp one AA , It leeked and some part it corroded the aluminium and the insaide it killed the anadazation

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Preetam Singh says:

    I see I'm not the only one suffering from these messy dry cells…

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Heiko Wagner says:

    this looks like old Amiga computer with leaked NiCd-accu, happy rebuild with fairyhair aka thin lacquered copper wire

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! oninbridders says:

    I think heat causes this

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Albert Old School says:

    NO MORE Energizer's for me ever!

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Fabrizio Brutti says:

    Pure shi…p. It's so sad that we can't even rely on the so well known Energizer batteries. I'd sent this in a mailbox straight to the Energizer

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alive and well in Israel says:

    Oh no! If only they had put protective film on the board too!

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars NorCal715 says:

    Did you contact the battery manufacturer (Eveready) about your multimeter replacement under the battery company warranty. They guarantee against leakage. I have had several flashlights replaced by the battery manufacturer because the batteries leaked and they were still within the expiration date.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MR/TROLL says:

    WHY?! WHY DO PEOPLE LEAVE BATTERIES IT EQUIPMENT?!?!?!

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 6581punk says:

    Do they only leak when connected up to something?

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Harris says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if one of the fixing channels like The Cod3r doesn’t make an offer for it to make a repair video. The problem then is will it’s accuracy be affected?

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars commuted says:

    Spray it with ascetic acid. It dries completely without residue. Wash it with water.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nyrocron says:

    Thanks, made me look at the batteries in my multimeter and sure enough, one of them just started leaking! Luckily hasn't reached the contacts yet.

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars sdjhgfkshf swdfhskljh says:

    In worst case you can do something like from this video: "Сплёл паутину на RX6800XT\\ Трэш-контент по восстановлению текстолита, тестируем клей ВК-9".

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eo Tunun says:

    Great Fluke who art the lord of measuring equipments in heaven, have mercy with poor 3000 today!
    Drop the PH-value and breathe that magic smoke back into her, and may that virgin beauty live forever after!
    A… aaaw man! 🤦‍♂

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ImBadAtCOD says:

    Poor fluke, now you have to try to repair it 🙃

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steven O'Brien says:

    I'm sure you can get it fixed! Nothing is unrepairable. Just whip out your multimeter and… oh

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Janne Aalto says:

    Tots and pears.

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars UHU says:

    I'd definitely do a full bath in warm water first, with scrubbing, or some ultrasonic cleaning. Maybe a clean second bath. Then a full IPA bath. Reason is, you can safely assume those substances are a) much better soluble in water than in IPA and b) hygroscopic, so any trace amounts you leave behind will just continue corroding everything.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars George says:

    Fix it,i want it…😅

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars These Old Engines says:

    On the plastic breaking, I have seen the crud get into pre existing cracks or defects and as it dries and crystalizes it expands and breaks the plastic.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nigel Johnson says:

    Three questions:
    1) why is the battery compartment not sealed against battery leaks? It can't be difficult to isolate the battery compartment to stop battery chemicals from accessing the product PCB.
    2) what os the plastic case made of, is it makes with a chemical symbol?
    3) Why is the case plastic not selected to be impervious to battery chemicals? Polypropylene and high density polyethylene is extremely resistant to corrosive chemicals.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ilililil says:

    try dunking in evaporust before drying the board and coating, will remove most of the corrosion caused by the battery

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Clynikal says:

    This happens to every one of our newer flukes (100’s) regardless of the battery manufacturer. Doesn’t happen to our Kyoristu’s. I’m about done with Fluke.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars R V says:

    I can hear that 90's Jacko ad in my head now………."Energizer…….It'll surprise ya….oi"

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jason Halverson says:

    RIP fluke, you led a valiant life plays taps 🎺

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jp040759 says:

    YIKES!!!! That scared the crap out of me. I am going to yank batteries right now.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Imre Fabian says:

    The "crack" on the back-case is a result of blisterforming.
    The Fluke Yellow plastic contains a metal filler meant to be a fire-retardant. It is probably the same as what made ivory PC's yellow over age, as well as parts of washing machines.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ben Heck Hacks says:

    "Energizer! You were the chosen one! You were meant to replace Duraleaks, not be them!"

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