Two test tools in one in­creases pro­duc­tiv­ity


Ther­mal im­agers are in­valu­able to help quickly trou­bleshoot elec­tri­cal equip­ment, pan­els, and trans­form­ers but elec­tri­cians and main­te­nance technicians of­ten don’t have ac­cess to one when they need it. Fluke an­nounces the 279 FC TRMS Ther­mal Mul­time­ter, the first test tool to in­te­grate a full-fea­tured true RMS ( TRMS) dig­i­tal mul­time­ter (DMM) with a ther­mal cam­era in one de­vice to speed trou­bleshoot­ing, says the com­pany.

The 279 FC lets technicians quickly and safely check for hot spots in fuses, wires, in­su­la­tors, con­nec­tors, splices, and switches with the im­ager and then trou­bleshoot and an­a­lyse is­sues with the DMM. By com­bin­ing two pow­er­ful test tools into one, elec­tri­cians and technicians can carry fewer tools and have a higher level of con­fi­dence they have the tools handy to solve prob­lems.

The ther­mal mul­time­ter fea­tures 15 elec­tri­cal mea­sure­ment func­tions in­clud­ing ac/dc volt­age, re­sis­tance, con­ti­nu­ity, ca­pac­i­tance, diode test, min/max, and fre­quency. The op­tional iFlex clamp can wrap around con­duc­tors and wires in tight, hard-to-reach spa­ces and ex­pands its mea­sure­ment ca­pa­bil­i­ties to in­clude ac cur­rent up to 2500 A. The 3.5 inch (8.89 cm) full- colour LCD screen makes for easy, clear view­ing of im­ages.

The wire­less 279 FC is part of Fluke Con­nect, a sys­tem of wire­less test tools that com­mu­ni­cate via the Fluke Con­nect app, or Fluke Con­nect As­sets soft­ware, a cloud- based so­lu­tion that gath­ers mea­sure­ments to pro­vide a com­pre­hen­sive view of crit­i­cal equip­ment

Sta­tus. This lets technicians record and share both ther­mal im­ages and elec­tri­cal mea­sure­ments in real time via their smart­phones or tablets and au­to­mat­i­cally upload them to the cloud. Re­ports can be cre­ated and shared right from the job site via email and col­lab­o­rate in real time with other col­leagues with ShareLive video calls, which in­creases pro­duc­tiv­ity in the field.*

The CAT III 1000 V, CAT IV 600 V safety rated ther­mal mul­time­ter has a recharge­able lithium ion bat­tery that lasts up to a full work day (10+ hours) un­der nor­mal con­di­tions.

The Fluke 279 FC TRMS Ther­mal Mul­time­ter and the Fluke 279 FC/iFlex TRMS Ther­mal Mul­time­ter will be ready to or­der from dis­trib­u­tors on 09 May. * Within your provider’s wire­less ser­vice area and sub­ject to your plan’s pric­ing and other terms.

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