FLUKE - FLUKE-805 - VIBRATION TESTER, 10HZ-1KHZ / 4KHZ-20KHZ
Battery life ruins it!
When the 805 works it's great but the battery life is beyond abysmal, lithium, NiCd, NiMH they all get gobbled by the meter after 6 or so measurements! In fact brand new batteries get put in the same day and even though the meter is fully off they are down to 2 bars on the next power up! Could I possibly have a bad unit, I hope so because if this is the usual battery life the meter is about useless!
March 31, 2014
Missing external sensor information
Great product, though it does not provide elementary information on what type of external sensors it supports.
January 14, 2014
Excellent performance, instrument is best for field operation.
December 17, 2013
Good technically, average firmware, poor software support
Technically it is excellent equipment - useful, accurate, providing sufficient information.
The firmware, however, still needs some improvements.
First of all, I find it at least annoying to attach a type to the whole 1st level ID. Quite often you would like to check whole production lines, or complicated machines with multiple motor types. The current design makes such measures at least annoying.
I also find it annoying, that whenever you modify the name / type of the first level ID, all data within it is lost. Fluke may have put more effort here.
Also when you wish to delete a second level ID, you cannot. You can only delete the whole group. Fluke missed that option too.
Finally there could be some basic software to edit all settings and the database from PC level. It is often annoying to input the whole database through the device.
To sum up, technically it is a good device, but the interface is poor.
December 14, 2012
805 vibration meter so easy
About 5 minutes after recieving our new 805 meter we were taking readings.
Not only is it easy to use (by almost anyone) it works extremely well.
It's another Fluke tool/meter that will keep having you find more uses for the longer you use it.
Every maintenace staff should have one.
June 14, 2012