Affordable thermal multimeter and ScopeMeters

Written by: Tom Austin-Morgan | Published:

RS Components (RS) has announced the addition of a thermal multimeter and a series of industrial ScopeMeters to its selection of Fluke electrical test and measurement devices and thermal imagers.

The wireless Fluke 279FC is a two-in-one product with a fully featured digital multimeter and integrated thermal imaging camera. The device is designed as a front-line diagnostic tool to help engineers find, repair, validate and report electrical issues easier and faster than any DMM or clamp currently on the market. It can be used to image high-voltage equipment and transformers as well as detecting the overheating of fuses, wires, insulators, connectors, splices and switches.

The 279FC 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.

The Fluke 120B series of industrial ScopeMeter handheld oscilloscopes is said to offer affordable and easy-to-use test tools that integrate oscilloscope, multimeter and paperless recorder, suiting the product for industrial electrical and electro-mechanical equipment troubleshooting and maintenance applications.

The series’ Connect-and-View automatic triggering means that engineers do not have to set up the triggering and instrument settings in tight environments. The Fluke Connect app also allows users to collect, view and store data in real time on a smartphone or tablet, and the FlukeView software allows users to document and analyse results.

The Fluke 120 series also makes floating measurements so there is no risk of an accidental ground short circuit, which is different from conventional oscilloscopes that can only make measurements referenced to power line ground. Intermittent faults caused by bad connections, dust, dirt, corrosion or broken wiring or connectors can be identified using the TrendPlot recorder mode.

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