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I got a Hakko FX-888 yesterday - it's fantastic. I've alwasy had the El-Cheapo irons and this thing is light-years better.

The station has a calibration pot and I was looking at tip thermometers. I saw that Hakko made one  - FG100 - and on Ebay they are all all over the place for prices like $14 - $18 new shipping from China and Hong Kong. I thought to myself "wow self - that's cheap might as well buy one". I then looked at the prices from non-Ebay internet vendors and the price for the FG100 is on the order of $170 - $200.

Hakko lists it as costing $230!

http://www.hakkousa.com/detail.asp?PID=2388&Page=1

Do you think the Ebay models are "real" Hakko tip thermometers (they sure look like it but I know things can be faked)? Or, is this just the effect of global markets?
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Do you think the Ebay models are "real" Hakko tip thermometers

chances are slim to none
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Do you think the Ebay models are "real" Hakko tip thermometers

chances are slim to none

LOL - yea I know. But ... for $18, I'll see what the fake looks like.
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yea, it might do the job fine
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I got the Hakko FG-100 today. If it's a fake then I'm really impressed with the ability of the fakers. I don't have a "real" one to compare to but, honestly, it would be hard for me to even guess. I mean there are no flaws at all. The box even has a foil-type label. Maybe it isn't a fake? Maybe the cost in the far East is just very low?


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Or it fell off the back of a truck.   smiley-twist
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Or it fell off the back of a truck.   smiley-twist

Like me.  smiley

Hey - I'm in Fort Worth.
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Hey - I'm in Fort Worth.

Fort Worth is a great city.  We visit whenever we can.  At a minimum, we always attend the Fort Worth Kennel Club dog show and the AKC Agility Trials.  (I wish we had the time to show our dog.)

A good outing (except over spring break)...
http://www.railheadonline.com/ on Montgomery
http://www.fortworthzoo.org/
http://laplayamaya.com/ on Hemphill

Honorable mention...
http://fwbg.org/
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Fort Worth is a great city.  We visit whenever we can. 

Thanks!

OK, here's what happened. The Hakko soldering station FX-888 I bought was NOT a fake, so I'm making a rash assumption that it's calibrated since I just got it. If it had been two years, then no ...

I set up the station and FG-100 to make a measurement. The FG-100 senses room temperature and that was spot-on. I turned on the FX-888 and set it to 300C. I waited a little while and put a small spot of solder on the tip, and touched it to the sensor.

I kid you not, I am not joking, and I was shocked -

The FG-100 read ...

300C

It was not even off by 1 deg at first, then went up to 302C after a bit.  smiley-eek
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The FG-100 read ...

300C

It was not even off by 1 deg at first, then went up to 302C after a bit.

So, which one is correct?
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So, which one is correct?


Neither. All instruments have errors.
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2 degrees in 300
< 1%
picky picky picky
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