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Fluke Multimeter Selection Guide

 

How to choose the best DMM for your job

Fluke Multimeter Selection GuideChoosing the right Fluke digital multimeter (DMM) requires thinking about what you’ll be using it for. Evaluate your basic measurement needs and job requirements and then take a look at special features/functions built into many multimeters. Think about whether you need to do basic measurements, or if you need the more advanced troubleshooting options offered by special features.

Factors to Consider:

  • Your work environment (voltage level, types of equipment, types of measurements, applications)
  • Specialty features/functions (capacitance, frequency, temperature, non-contact voltage, low impedance mode, min-max record, data logging, trending)
  • Resolution and accuracy (6,000; 20,000; or 50,000 count resolution)
  • Your quality program (Fluke Multimeters from Transcat can be calibrated before shipment to arrive at your facility with a fresh fully accredited calibration certificate)

Safety

The increased occurrence and levels of transient over voltages in today’s power systems have given rise to more stringent safety standards for electrical measurement equipment. Transients that ride on top of power sources (mains, feeder or branch circuits) can trigger a sequence of events that may lead to serious injury. Test equipment must be designed to protect people working in this high-voltage, high-current environment.

 

Models Advanced meters Wireless meters General purpose Compact meters Specialty meters
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Basic Features
Counts 20000 50000 50000 6000 6000 6000 6000 6000 6000 6000 6000 6000 20000 6000 20000
True-rms readings ac ac+dc ac+dc ac ac ac   ac ac ac ac ac ac   ac
Basic dc accuracy 0.05% 0.03% 0.03% 0.25% 0.09% 0.09% 0.30% 0.50% 0.50% 0.50% 0.50% 0.50% 0.05% 0.10% 0.05%
Wide bandwidth 20 kHz 100 kHz 100 kHz                   20 kHz 30 kHz 20kHz
Auto/manual ranging •/• •/• •/• •/• •/• •/• •/• •/• •/• •/• •/• •/• •/• •/• •/•
Digits 4-1/2 4-1/2 4-1/2 3-1/2 3-1/2 3-1/2 3-1/2 3-1/2 3-1/2 3-1/2 3-1/2 3-1/2 3-1/2 3-1/2 4-1/2
ATEX II 2G Eex ia IICT4 safety rating Zone 1 and Zone 2                            
Measurements 87 V 289 287 233 3000 FC 179 77 IV 117 116 115 114 113 28 II 27 II 28IIEX
Voltage ac/dc 1000 V 1000 V 1000 V 1000 V 1000 V 1000 V 1000 V 600 V 600 V 600 V 600 V 600 V 1000 V 1000 V 1000 V
Current ac/dc 10 A 10 A 10 A 10 A 400 mA 10 A 10 A 10 A 600 µA 10 A     10 A 10 A 10 A
Resistance 50 MΩ 500 MΩ 500 MΩ 40 MΩ 50 MΩ 50 MΩ 50 MΩ 40 MΩ 40 MΩ 40 MΩ 40 MΩ 60 kΩ 50 MΩ 50 MΩ 50 MΩ
Frequency 200 kHz 1 MHz 1 MHz 50 kHz 100 kHz 100 kHz 100 kHz 100 kHz 100 kHz 100 kHz     200 kHz 200 kHz 200 kHz
Capacitance 10,000 µF 50,000 µF 50,000 µF 10,000 µF 10,000 µF 10,000 µF 10,000 µF 10,000 µF 10,000 µF 10,000 µF   10,000 µF 10,000 µF 10,000 µF 10,000 µF
Temperature (+) 1090 °C (+) 1350 °C (+) 1350 °C (+) 400 °C   (+) 400 °C     (+) 400 °C       (+) 1090 °C   (+) 1090 °C
dB   60 dB 60 dB                        
Conductance 50 nS 50 nS 50 nS                   60 nS 60 nS 60 nS
Duty cycle/pulse width •/– •/• •/•                   •/– •/– •/–
Continuity/diode test
Motor Drive (ASD) Measurements                      
VoltAlert™, non-contact voltage detection                            
VCHEK™                            
LoZ: low input impedance                    
Lo Ohms                            
Microamps                
Display 87 V 289 287 233 3000 FC 179 77 IV 117 116 115 114 113 28 II 27 II 28IIEX
Wireless capabilities       Removable Wireless Display Remote wireless readings. Connect to smart phone.                    
Dot matrix display                        
Dual display                        
Analog bargraph    
Backlight Two level Two level Two level Two level Two level Two level
Graphical trend display                          
Diagnostics and data 87 V 289 287 233 3000 FC 179 77 IV 117 116 115 114 113 28 II 27 II 28IIEX
Min Max recording/with time stamp •/– •/• •/• •/– •/– •/– •/– •/– •/– •/– •/– •/– •/– •/– •/–
Fast Min Max 250 µs 250 µs 250 µs                   250 µs   250 µs
Display Hold/Auto (Touch) Hold •/• •/• •/• •/• •/• •/• •/• •/– •/– •/– •/– •/– •/• •/• •/•
Relative reference                  
Stand alone logging                          
Trend Capture                          
Readings memories   10,000 10,000                        
USB interface                          
Other features 87 V 289 287 233 3000 FC 179 77 IV 117 116 115 114 113 28 II 27 II 28IIEX
Automatic selection, ac/dcvolts                      
Real time clock                          
Overmolded case, integrated holster                  
Removable holster            
Closed case calibration
Separate battery/fuse access •/– •/• •/• •/• · •/–
Completely sealed/ watertight                        
Automatic power off
Low battery indication
Operating temperature range -20 to +55 °C -20 to +55 °C -20 to +55 °C -10 to +50 °C -10 to +50 °C -10 to +50 °C -10 to +50 °C -10 to +50 °C -10 to +50 °C -10 to +50 °C -10 to +50 °C -10 to +50 °C -40 to +55 °C -40 to +55 °C -15 to +50 °C
Warranty and electrical safety 87 V 289 287 233 3000 FC 179 77 IV 117 116 115 114 113 28 II 27 II 28IIEX
Warranty (years) Lifetime Lifetime Lifetime 3 3 Lifetime Lifetime 3 3 3 3 3 Lifetime Lifetime 3
Input alert                  
Dangerous voltage indication
IP Rating IP30 IP42 IP42   IP54     IP42 IP42 IP42 IP42 IP42 IP67 IP67 IP67
EN61010-1 CAT III 1000 V 1000 V 1000 V 1000 V 1000 V 1000 V 1000 V 600 V 600 V 600 V 600 V   1000 V 1000 V 1000 V
EN61010-1 CAT IV 600 V 600 V 600 V 600 V 600 V 600 V 600 V         600 V 600 V 600 V 600 V