The Fluke 1587 works as a regular – although high-end – true-RMS multimeter, but is also a digital 1 Kv insulation tester. Regardless of the added funcionality it is larger than the average DMM.
Needless to say, this is a rather expensive unit built with professional users in mind. It should offer plento of versatility for both maintanance and troubleshooting tasks. This being a DMM from Fluke, the 1587 is a reliable professional tool; durable yet as simple to use as you’d expect from a high quality device.
This insulation multimeter should be a practical tool when working on generators, switches, motors and cables, as well as most industrial and elecrical jobs. Also included in the package are:
- Test leads
- Alligator clips
- Remote probe
- K-type thermocouple
… and considering the rather steep price it should come as no surprise tha batteries are in fact included (uses regular AA batteries). Manuals, including a digital edition, are also in the box.
The 1587 is delivered in a robust hard case and comes with a 3 year warranty.
The Fluke 77-4 (or 77-IV) is simply a yet-again-improved model in the Fluke 70 series instruments. Fluke 77-4 manages most industrial needs of electrical and electronic testing. The term ‘automotive’ in its title is really quite superfluous information, since this is just one of the many potential uses for this meter. Like any other Fluke item it’s well built and looks nice. At the same time you can hold it comfortably. The screen is big and brightly lit for easy monitoring in low light corners.
Fluke 77-4 measures and tests all common variables in electrical and electronic concern. Voltage measurement is wide enough, from 1 mV to 1000 V for DC and AC. Current range is 10 A in both cases. Resistance and capacitance ranges are similarly broad enough to serve most of the purposes of a professional electrician. One must agree that 50 MΩ and 9999 µF are sufficient for most of the measurements.
Well, milliampere measurement for AC and DC is also present in the meter. A beeper is incorporated to indicate continuity and diode test result.
The following features differentiate this instrument from equivalent meters of other brands.
- Big display with backlit
- Records Min and Max
- Auto and manual range selection
- Safety Classes of CAT III and CAT IV are met
- Ergonomic outer casing
- Hands are free with a magnetic hanger (optional)
- Indicates over range and wrong lead connection, better safety
This DMM is sold as an automotive instrument, but it is also a general purpose multimeter for field and shop use. It meets almost all requirements of a professional user. At the same time it’s quite safe for the amateur who requires a top-quality device.
The Fluke 233 is a digital multimeter from the professionals’ favored brand with all necessary functions present. The special feature is a removable display that you take off the meter and then works through a wireless link. Sometimes it may be a lot safer and/or more convenient to work in this mode.
AC/DC voltage and current ranges are 1000 V and 10 A and accuracies vary from 0.25% to 1.50%. Resistance measurement ranges from 0.1 Ω to 40.0 MΩ. You can measure a capacitor as low as 1.0nF and a maximum of 9999 µF with this instrument. Frequency and temperature (400°C) measurement opportunity is there on it. 5 Hz to 50 kHz frequencies are within reach of this meter.
- True RMS of AC parameters
- Built in thermometer
- Display is workable from a distance of 10 m
- The magnetic display can be fixed on any convenient position
- Auto power off saves battery
- Records Min/Max and average values
- Diode and continuity test is possible
- Large, bright screen
- 3 years warranty
The unique wireless, separable display allows you to connect the meter cautiously and watch the display from a safe distance. Thus you remain completely safe even in a risky situation. It’s rather like doing the work of two people alone. As you fix the display unit on the DMM it transforms in to a good conventional multimeter. Like all products from Fluke, the quality is second to none, and for those that have need of this extra safety measure, the 233 is clearly an interesting product.
The new Fluke 289 may be termed a next-generation, True RMS industrial multimeter with unique diagnostics abilities. It’s designed to work out complicated problems in your electronic or automation systems, and also in power distribution and electromechanical equipment.
Specialties of the Fluke 289
You can log data and analyze it graphically on a 289. While you are busy with other work your 289 can log on and record data as your watch dog.
The Fluke 289 and FlukeView combo kit makes it a powerful instrument for monitoring and diagnosis. You can feed data from six meters or from six time periods at a time on this meter that helps to find cause and effect relationship of a fault. FVF software enables you to do this job more efficiently.
The above combination can convert mere data into workable and result-oriented graphs and tables. You’ll have very good prediction about the trend of fault and preventive maintenance can be planned so easily! Thus reduction of down time and potentially greatly improved productivity may be achieved.
Functions and Features
The instrument displays quite large digits with white backlight. Its functions include all common electrical phenomenons. In addition it measures temperature and very low resistance. The meter provides multiple display facility. LoZ volts function ensures removal of any ghost voltage from the display. Due to the presence of a Low pass filter you can even measure frequency voltage of electrically noisy equipments accurately.
On the instrument you can name and recall the data saved from field. During temperature measurement you can choose units either in C or F. This multimeter has a relative mode function that automatically deducts the lead resistance from the measured value for accuracy.
Fluke’s 289 can store up to 10,000 readings at a time and able to produce graphic representation without a PC even. Yes, this instrument is compatible with a PC and you can have the software and inter-connector as an optional item.
The DMM includes an instruction manual, silicone test leads, crocodile clips, the batteries and the CD (manual in 16 languages). As optional items you may have USB connector for PC and the software, a soft carrying case and a magnetic hanger.
Logging of a system or a process for a maximum of 200 hours is possible on this instrument. Thus you can have a characteristic report about the process. In conclusion, the Instrument is very correctly named as an ‘Industrial Logging Multimeter with Trend Capture’.
The Fluke 8846A is a precision multimeter designed to be used on the bench top. It performs virtually all measurements required by a professional user. Its performance is so high that the basic accuracy for DC voltage is 0.0024%. It may serve research and development purposes and also other fields of use. The instrument has a great many functions on it but remains relatively simple to use. Continue reading “Fluke 8846A Benchtop Multimeter” »
The Fluke 1587 Insulation Multimeter is a fantastic combination of a multimeter and an insulation tester. So it’s much more versatile an instrument for electrical maintenance and troubleshooting jobs. Like all other Fluke products it’s rugged, handy and easy to use. Big display is with white backlit. It contains almost all measuring options of a DMM; in addition it’s a 1 KV insulation tester. It facilitates your maintenance work on motors, generators, switch gear, and cables. The package includes a remote probe, test leads, K- type thermocouple, 4 batteries, alligator clips, Guide in hard copy and CD Rom. All these are sent in a well built, strong case.
This unique instrument provides you with measuring facility of AC/DC voltages, DC mV, AC/DC amperes, resistance, capacitance, and frequency. Moreover it features temperature measurement with k- type thermocouple. The ranges and accuracies may be represented as below:
- AC Volts 1000V ±2.0%
- DC Volts 1000V ±0.09%
- AC ampere 400mA ±1.5%
- DC ampere 400mA ±0.2%
- Resistance 50MΩ ±0.9%
- Capacitance 9,999µF ±1.2%
- Frequency 100kHz ±0.1%
- Temperature 998°F
Insulation test is quite different a topic. To find insulation strength of a high voltage machines depend greatly on test voltage. This instrument is designed with different test voltages like 50, 100, 250, 500, and 1000volts. So it’s possible to have a dependable result from this instrument even for HV machines. Accuracy varies from ±1.5% to ±3.0% depending on test voltages.
Fluke 1587 Insulation Multimeter is an example of Fluke’s innovation in electrical testing tools. Fluke has combined two most vital categories of testing in one compact instrument successfully. The major features of the DMM are depicted below:
- Live circuit detection on insulation test ensures better safety
- Auto discharge of capacitor voltages enhances protection
- Auto power off saves battery power
- CAT III 1000V, CAT IV 600V measurement category
- Optional magnetic hanger frees both hands of the user
- Quick reference guide
- CD Rom with manual
- 3-Year warranty
Your Fluke 1587 may be a wonderful instrument for corrective and preventive maintenance of all sorts of electrical machinery and equipment. For maintaining industrial and commercial installations it’s dependable, easy workable and compact. So you may select this instrument as your professional aide and certainly it would reciprocate your money in terms of long-term, valuable service.
The Fluke 177 is a true RMS digital multimeter. Comparatively it is a simpler multimeter that provides priority functions in a better and efficient way. AC/DC voltages, currents and resistance measurements are the major functions it acts on. In addition it tests continuity, and diodes. Frequency and capacitance measurement are also included in its functions. Like other fluke meters it’s sturdily built and protected by an integrated holster. It looks great and is easy to use.
The Fluke 177 ESFP has distinct advantageous features over equivalent meters.
- 4-Language interface (English, Spanish, French, Portuguese)
- True RMS value from even distorted wave shapes
- Digital display and analog graphics
- Basic accuracy ±0.09%
- Auto/Manual range selection
- Easy battery change
- Calibration from front panel
Most of the common meters measure accurate RMS value from pure sine waves. But in reality a pure sine wave does not always appear. This instrument works out any distorted wave form and finds out an accurate RMS result from it. The true RMS converter of this meter can work out even 5% of range voltage as a minimum and 100% of range as a maximum. This is true for current measurement also. In smoothing mode this DMM provides steady result from a rapid changing and noisy input. The bar graph here updates 40 times every second. So it helps to adjust peak value and null. A Min Max mode of the tool catches minimum and maximum values of the variable and calculates average continuously. A new high or low value is beeped for the user.
The battery compartment is easily accessible without opening the case. So you can change the battery keeping internal parts and wiring undisturbed. Recalibration of the instrument is also simple and is done from the front panel.
The package contains the meter, a 9V battery, test leads, and a user’s manual. As an option you may have a temperature probe of range up to 260°C. So you get the scope of temperature measurement also on the DMM.
The multimeter fulfills the safety categories of CAT III (1000V) and CAT IV (600V). Its measuring speed is just double of the equivalent meters. It’s very convenient and easy even for a novice to become accustomed to use. At the same time it’s reliable for all round use to an advanced electrician. Hence being either an amateur or a professional electrician, your may safely go with a Fluke 177 ESFP.
The Fluke 117 is a compact digital instrument with some distinct advantageous features for commercial use. It’s a true RMS multimeter. Other than voltage, current and resistance it can measure capacitance and frequency. You can test the condition of a diode and verify the continuity of a current path with it.
This DMM measures DC voltages as low as mV. The exact range is 600mV. Voltage ranges are 6, 60, and 600V. The accuracy of the meter is ± 0.5% for all the ranges which is quite good for any maintenance work. In measuring AC voltages this instrument provides same ranges as DC, but the accuracy is a bit lower. It’s ± 1.0% for 45 to 500Hz and ± 2.0% for higher frequencies. This tool has a feature of Auto volts which measures the voltage in 600 V range and it’s correct up to ± 2.0% and ± 4.0% at lower and higher frequencies respectively.
Resistance measurement is another vital function of a multimeter. This instrument can measure resistances in six ranges. Starting from 600Ω the ranges end at 40MΩ. The accuracy at the highest range is only ± 5.0%. But it’s much better for other ranges (± 0.9%).
The DMM, as mentioned earlier can test a diode and path continuity. Diode test range is 2.0 V and correctness stands at ±0.9%. In continuity measurement you’ll get the beeper sound below 20 Ω and it stops at 250Ω. The meter is able to detect a short or open circuit that exists for just 500µs even.
As an electrical technician you obviously sometimes need to measure current through a circuit. This DMM provides you the ability to measure a current as high as 10A. It contains another lower range of 6A. This is true for both AC and DC currents. But the accuracy for DC current is ± 1.0%, while it’s ± 1.5% for AC. An overload of 20A is within tolerance of the meter for 30 seconds.
When you go to measure a capacitance, you’ll find 5 options to choose the range. The lowest one is 1000 nF and the highest one is 9999 µF. Deviation in result is ± 1.9% for 100 µF – 1000 µF span and ±5.0% for other ranges. The frequency of an AC voltage or current may be required to detect. Your F 117 is here to find it. This equipment has several ranges, starting from 50Hz it ends at 10 kHz. Accuracy is good enough, it’s ±0.1%.
Well, a Fluke 117 can measure Temperature also. You’ll need a temperature probe for that. Temperature in between -40°F and 752°F is possible to measure on this meter.
The salient features of the Fluke 117 are the following:
- Non-contact voltage detection
- Automatic AC/DC voltage selection
- Prevents false reading from ghost voltage
- Large LED display with white backlit
- True RMS value for AC
- Min/Max/Average for fluctuating signal
- CAT III 600 V rated safety
For maintaining electricity and electrical equipment of a commercial buildings, hospitals or schools you can use a Fluke 117 comfortably. It will provide you all information to diagnose almost any problem.
The new Fluke 113 — kid brother to the Fluke 114–is another True RMS Digital Multimeter from the famous brand. Like all other Fluke products it’s also well designed with impressive look, sturdy construction and comfort of gripping. It has all the basic functions an electrician expects from a multimeter. Moreover it has some special features as well.
Specialties of the Fluke 113
It’s a much improved design than equivalent items in market and even from earlier models of Fluke. Almost any problem an electrician faces and needs to diagnose, has a way out on the meter. You have a wonderful function like VCHECK LoZ on 113. It’s possible to measure a voltage and test for continuity at the same time with the function.
You can record the maximum value and the minimum of a fluctuating parameter by using function Min/Max. You have to test a diode, silicon, germanium or Power; you can do on this instrument.
It measures AC/DC voltages. The highest voltage it can handle safely is 600 both in AC and DC. It conforms to safety category CAT III 600V and CAT IV 300V standards. You get accuracy of ±2.0% in measuring DC and AC voltages up to 500HZ and for higher frequency AC voltage it’s ±4.0%.
The instrument measures resistance in ohms up to a maximum value of 60k and the accuracy is as good as ±0.9%. You need to test and measure a capacitor. Your Fluke 113 is ready to do that. It can measure capacitances of even nanoFarad range. The lowest range is 1000nF and highest one is 9999µF.
Continuity test has the audible beeper to inform you. It beeps at an ohmic value of 20Ω and stops beyond 250Ω. It detects an open or short circuit that exists for even 500µs only.
As you order for a Fluke 113 you get the following:
- The DMM
- Integrated holster
- Test leads
- Instruction Manual
The features you get from this simple electronic tool are much wider. So you may have to think twice before rejecting this item.
The features you’ll get on a Fluke 113 are listed below:
- VCHEK LoZ low impedance measurement, simultaneous test for continuity and voltage.
- True RMS value for AC measurements
- Large display with backlit
- Recording Min. and Max. of a fluctuating parameter
- Diode testing, general purpose and power
- Auto and manual range selection
- Optional magnetic hanger for hands free operation
This multimeter kit contains a Fluke 88V Automotive Multimeter, 1.5 meter long test leads, special test probes to contact corroded terminals, alligator clips, magnetic hanger, temperature probe, inductive RPM pick-up probe, and insulation penetrating clip.
The silicone test leads of 1.5 m length are heat proof, so you are free to use the meter under the hood of a car where many hot surfaces are likely to be present. Corroded terminals are a barrier for correct measurements and dependable test results. Removable probes can easily pierce into it and get the best result out.
Alligator clips make good contact on any uneven surface while hand holding is inconvenient. So these clips help you to get a better test result. You’ll enjoy testing if you have a magnetic hanger for the DMM. It holds the meter almost anywhere you like as steel surfaces are everywhere inside an automobile.
A temperature probe and induction type RPM probe are very helpful accessories for automotive diagnosis. You can measure temperature without an extra instrument and you may detect RPM without touching any moving part. It’s really useful.
The carrying case is a strong built little box which can hold all the items nicely. It’s easy to carry and looks smart. Hence it can be said that for an automotive engineer or a technician Fluke 88VA Deluxe Automotive Multimeter Kit is a real asset in the daily grind.