Fluke is now including an iFlex flexible current probe with its 279 FC TRMS Thermal Multimeter with no increase in price. The iFlex flexible current probe allows users to work in tight, hard-to-reach spaces and make current measurements up to 2500A. Thermal imagers are invaluable to help quickly troubleshoot electrical equipment, panels and transformers, but electricians and maintenance technicians often do not have access to one when they need it. The Fluke 279 FC TRMS Thermal Multimeter integrates a full-featured true-RMS (TRMS) digital multimeter (DMM) with a thermal camera in one device to speed troubleshooting.
The Fluke 279 FC now allows users to save, recall and review saved images on the meter. It is also a member of the Fluke Connect family of wireless test tools allowing users to transmit results wirelessly to a smartphone and save time reporting to validate work is complete. Fluke is also offering a kit, which includes the 279 FC, the iFlex and a spare re-chargeable battery, all at a discounted kit price.
The Fluke 279 FC allows technicians to quickly and safely check for hotspots 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 279 FC TRMS Thermal Multimeter features 15 electrical measurement functions including AC/DC voltage, resistance, continuity, capacitance, diode test, min/max and frequency, with advanced capabilities such as motor drive measurements, min/max recording and display hold. The 3.5inch (8.89cm) 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 – allowing technicians to 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, allowing technicians to collaborate in real time with other colleagues with ShareLive video calls, which increases productivity in the field.
The CAT III 1000V, CAT IV 600V safety rated thermal multimeter has a rechargeable lithium ion battery that lasts up to a full work day (10+ hours) under normal conditions.
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