“Ideal-Sperry” Is this your meter?

No, this is Ideal’s part. Any repair or warranty would have to be referred to Ideal. Easiest way to tell is by the part number. For example, if they say they have a “Sperry 61-609”, they are looking at an Ideal meter. We do not use that type of model number for any of our testers.

The Sperry Warranty Request(RMA)!

The Warranty Request(RMA) process lets our customers return manufacturer defective products. Submitting this form allows us to begin an evaluation process of the malfunctioning product. Please be advised, we may require pictures to verify the age and condition of the product. In some rare cases video recording of the product in the midst of the malfunction may also be required.

Warranty information can be found HERE!

To start the Warranty Request(RMA) process you’ll need each of these things listed below, these are the same questions on the Warranty Request(RMA) FORM***. All of these items are required to process a return request. Each product must be purchased by an authorized Gardner Bender distributor.

(Name:) Your Name!
(Company:) If you don’t have a company put your last name!
(Address, City, State, Postal Code, Country:) Where you live!
(Phone #, Email:) Leave a way to contact you!
(Purchas Order #:) If you don’t have one use your last name!
(Part #, Quantity:) Part identification!
(Reason for Return, Purchase Date:) Another form of Part identification!

All of the things listed above are required to start the Warranty Return process.

Once you submit this form the Warranty Request(RMA) process begins and the following steps are taken:

– We evaluate the request and in some cases request more information. Please be advised, we may require pictures to verify the age and condition of the product. In some rare cases video recording of the product in the midst of the malfunction may also be required.

– After the initial evaluation process is complete, we enter the information into our database and generate a return form that has all of the required information to return the product to us.

– Once we received the product we determine if the product should be covered under warranty.

– Depending on what we find we will contact you and let you know if either the warranty was approved or not.

– If the warranty was approved we will submit a warranty order and issue a replacement.

Warranty Request(RMA) can be submitted HERE***

What is the Sperry Instruments warranty?


Sperry Instruments
Digital Multimeters carry a 5 year limited warranty.
Analog Multimeters carry a 1 year limited warranty.
Sperry Clamp Meters carry a limited lifetime warranty.
Sperry Specialty testers carry a 1 year warranty.
Most Sperry probe testers carry a limited lifetime warranty.
Sperry Voice-Data-Video products carry a limited lifetime warranty.

Limited means that Sperry Instruments warrants to the original purchasers of products from Sperry Instruments authorized distributors at the time of shipment such products shall be free of defects in material and workmanship while the tool is used under normal working conditions.  Standard wear and tear, dulling over time, overloading, misuse, and acts of God are not covered under warranty. This warranty does not cover batteries, fuses, or test leads.

When a warranty claim arises, the purchaser must contact GardnerBender. If the defect comes under the terms of this limited warranty, Sperry Instruments will arrange , at its sole discretion, one of the following options:

-Product will be replaced

The purchaser is solely responsible for determining the suitability of Sperry products for the purchaser’s use or resale, or for incorporating them into articles or using them in the purchaser’s applications. The distributor is authorized to extend the foregoing limited warranty to its original purchasers in connection with the sales of Sperry products, provided that such products shall not have been altered by the distributor. The distributor shall be fully responsible for any warranties the distributor makes to its purchasers which are broader or more extensive than Sperry’s limited warranty.

Lifetime Warranty
Warranty Limitation: The forgoing warranties are exclusive and are in lieu of all other express and implied warranties whatsoever, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The foregoing warranties do not cover ordinary wear and tear, abuse, misuse, overloading, alterations, products which have not been installed, operated or maintained in accordance with Sperry’s written instructions. Test leads, fuses, and batteries are not covered under any implied warranty. “Lifetime” of products that are no longer offered by Sperry will be either repaired or replaced with an item of Sperry Instruments choice of similar value. Lifetime is defined as 5 years after Sperry discontinued manufacturing the product, but the warranty period shall be at least ten years from date of purchase. Original proof of purchase is required to establish original ownership of product.

No warranty will be honored unless an invoice or other proof of purchase date is provided to Sperry Instruments. Hand written receipts or invoices will not be honored.

All questions or concerns regarding our warranty should be forwarded to GardnerBender & Sperry Instruments EMAIL!

RMA Shipping & Item Inspection

Directions: All shipping and packaging instructions are located on the RMA return form. All returns must be sent back with a copy of the RMA return form or the RMA number otherwise they will be rejected.

Cost: When returning a product Sperry Instruments does NOT pay for return shipping. The customer pays for shipping the unit to Sperry Instruments and we pay for the return shipping of the unit back to customer.

Return Exceptions: This highly depends on the unit in question. Depending on the product we may request photos of the unit. If the pictures that you send give us sufficient information we may waive the need to send the broken unit back.  If enough evidence is gathered, we may deem it appropriate to just send a replacement.

Smaller items like our analog or digital multi meters are a different story. They are smaller and are less expensive to ship back to us.

Return process explanation: When you return a product to us for a warranty replacement we don’t just throw the unit in the garbage and dispose of it. Depending on the product we may inspect everything ranging from end user issues all the way back to engineering design. Quality is key.

For more information on the Sperry Instruments warranty and return process please follow the link HERE!