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Author Topic: Fluke CNX 3000 HVAC Wireless series got discontinued due their ZigBee radios  (Read 2690 times)

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Offline Kiriakos GR

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It is known that Fluke CNX 3000 HVAC Wireless series them discontinued by Fluke and it is now replaced by Fluke connect product series.

But I was not aware that their ZigBee radios them was the only reason so them to be discontinued.

ZigBee radios while them having less lag time at sending and receiving, and a much lower battery consumption, and also double distance range than regular Bluetooth radios,  Fluke abandoned  ZigBee radios ( special industrial protocol from among portable devices communication) in favor of the popularity of regular Bluetooth platform.

I think that such a weird decision this making sense only to FLUKE marketing department, it does not make sense to a regular mind, this sacrifice of one superior radios technology, and the use of technology with lesser in quality characteristics just for profitability purposes.

To all owners of Fluke CNX 3000 HVAC Wireless series, and especially them working in industrial applications,  my advice this is keep using your CNX tools and be happy for them.  ;)

http://www.fluke.com/fluke
/uken/products/fluke-connect-faq#cnx


https://fccid.io/MSIP-CRM-FLK-FWCS

http://www.radio-electronics.com/info/wireless/zigbee/zigbee.php   

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After me getting informed about ZigBee radios technology highlights, I did get motivated to test the range of my own CNX industrial kit.

I am aware that all modules and DMM them have their transmitter & antenna at the back.
Therefore if you expect maximum working range at  max distance, its one wireless module it must be positioned in the way that the back side of the module this is turned at the direction of CNX 3000 multimeter.

Or alternatively if such wireless modules them are installed in a close cabinet, them should be placed  in the way that LCD display this facing the interior of the cabinet.

My testing of V3000 (voltage module) at open space  line-of-sight, this worked up to 50 meters distance (164 ft). 8)
   
In conclusion,
ZigBee radios and correct wireless modules placement, this it does help CNX tools so them to deliver much more range compared to regular Bluetooth.

As gift to my readers , I am offering one label which I just made for my own CNX 3000 DMM,  this is about helping you at remembering how to activate most needed functions. ;)
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