Clamp meters support safer electrical testing

12th May 2021
Source: Fluke
Posted By : Mick Elliott
Clamp meters support safer electrical testing

A family of clamp meters that make electrical measurements much safer for servicing and maintenance technicians has been introduced by Fluke.

The Fluke 377 and 378 are non-contact voltage True-rms AC/DC clamp meters that allow technicians to make rapid electrical tests without the danger of coming into contact with hazardous live parts.

The clamp meters use FieldSense technology to sense voltage and current through the clamp jaw, with only a connection to earth needed for reference. With no direct connection with live components, the risk of electric shock and arc flash is minimised.

They can measure up to 1000 A True-rms AC/DC and up to 2500 A (AC) with the ‘iFlex’ current probe.

Designed for ease of use, only three steps are needed to measure in three phase systems, with each voltage and current shown simultaneously on the dual display.

Both meters are available in FC (Fluke Connect4:17 PM) versions with Bluetooth interface.

The 377 FC and 378 FC versions also show phase rotation, which can be displayed on a smart phone and saved to the cloud via Fluke Connect software, eliminating the need for handwritten notes.

Fluke Connect allows maintenance technicians and service staff to document values and share them with their team. The data gathered can be used as a basis for designing a preventive maintenance program.

The 378 FC includes a power quality (PQ) indicator that senses PQ issues, relating to current, voltage or power factor.

This allows users to rapidly check if issues relate to the power supply or the connected electrical equipment.

Also included with the clamp meters are a TPAK magnetic hanging kit, a premium carrying case, TL224 test leads, TP175 Twist Guard Test Probes, and an AC285 black grounding clip.

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