A clamp meter is a tool that is used to measure the current in a circuit. It is placed around the conductor, and the reading is taken from the meter. This is a useful tool for troubleshooting circuits, as it can help to identify where a problem is.
The Fieldpiece SC260 Compact Clamp Meter is an excellent meter for testing HVACR electrical measurements. Test variable frequency drive and temperature (Fahrenheit and Celsius) more accurately with True RMS and easily see your measurements in low lighting with the bright blue backlight.
Hang the Fieldpiece meter to any metallic surface with its newly designed swivel magnet to keep your hands free to do more. The Fieldpiece SC260 clamp meter for HVAC helps you save time with the new Auto Select mode.
Set the dial and connect your leads; the clamp meter will automatically select the appropriate measurement depending on what it detects. Also, all SC200 compact clamp meters are built to withstand the rigors of HVACR service with high-impact plastic and a display you can read in very hot or very cold environments.
Moreover, move from a cold freezer to a hot rooftop and get accurate temperature measurements that lesser thermometers cannot measure correctly. Fieldpiece Digital Clamp Meter Compact TRMS is a compact digital clamp meter that is versatile, durable, and features all the measurement options that HVACR technicians need to get the job done.
Fieldpiece Compact Clam Meter features True RMS AC/DC voltage measurement, AC amp measurement, non-contact voltage measurement, and much more.
I got the SC260 on the advice of an HVAC technician who was good enough to advise our 25-household community on how to conduct basic preventive maintenance on our systems. So far I’ve used it only to check capacitors, and it is performing great.
There will be other uses too, and I expect similar success.
My first multi meter. I wanted something that would check HVAC capacitance on a capacitor and voltage on contractor. This meter is an absolute must for any home owner. Do you have an irrigation box, and want to test continuity, just switch it to NCV and the red LED light and meter beeps louder intermittently to continuous as you (EF) on display, or as the voltage increases.
I also checked resistance with ohms on solenoids to isolate if my solenoids were defective. By pinpointing situations, you can fix things before you schedule a service call. Lastly, would highly recommend Tequipment.
net, they are an authorized Fieldpiece distributorMeter has a very high build quality, Made in Taiwan, Fieldpiece has very stringent quality controls, each meter has a certificate number of calibration and the tech support team in Anaheim, CA took the time to help me understand how to use my meter correctly.
Go ahead and get the SC 260, I also purchased the Fieldpiece alligator clips leads a must for those hard to get to areas.
The product was a Fieldpiece SC260. I like the fact you don’t have to choose a range under each category. You just select what kind of voltage/watts/ohms etc. that you want to measure and it automatically figures the range.
Great meter for me. I’m not a professional but use a meter on a fairly regular basis. This one works great for me.
Having the right tool for the job is essential. Having all the right tools when you need them is even better. The Fluke 116/323 HVAC Combo Kit gives you the best in a versatile, rugged multimeter and a fast-acting, general purpose clamp meter.
The Fluke 116 comes with the Fluke 80BK-A integrated DMM temperature probe; no need to carry a separate thermometer. The microamp function allows flame sensor measurement down to 0. 1 microamps. The AutoV/LoZ function prevents false readings caused by ghost voltage.
The Fluke 116 also has a large white LED backlight for work in poorly lit areas. It measures resistance, continuity, frequency, and capacitance and provides Min/Max/Average readings with elapsed time to record signal fluctuations.
Fluke 116 multimeters are independently tested for safe use in CAT III 600 V environments. True RMS measurements and optimized ergonomics make the Fluke 323 True RMS Clamp Meter the best general purpose clamp meter for commercial and residential electricians.
The Fluke 323 model is ideally suited for current measurements up to 400 A in tight cable compartments. Together, the Fluke 116 HVAC Multimeter and 323 True RMS Clamp Meter give electricians the right tools for the job.
I am an electrician, and I specialize in troubleshooting and fixing things other people can’t. My test equipment is how I make my money. The 117 is amazing. It is absolutely my favorite general purpose multi-meter.
It is not an 87V or one of the higher end models, but it is a solid meter that gives reliable readings quickly. It in fact performs significantly better than its rated accuracy and precision as tested with my bench top HP meter.
I can’t think of a bad thing to say about it, other than the capacitance feature only goes to 1000uF and with the back light on, the screen is difficult to read from more than ~30 degrees above (not below for some reason).
The 117 has a low impedance voltage function which is fantastically useful. I would not buy a multi meter without a low-Z voltage function. The autoranging and continuity buzzer are very quick. The included leads are excellent quality.
The adjustable shrouding with detents at the various CAT ratings is a cool feature. The bad: the 323 is basically a toy. The case feels cheap and is slippery. The rotary selector switch is OK, but the detent is not as firm as I would like.
It doesn’t have any particularly useful features other than it being a clamp ammeter. It does not have a min/max feature- which is a major deficit. Measuring inrush current at start up is one of the most common uses of a clamp meter.
It does not have a back light and no provision for adding a hanging strap. The 323 stays in the truck. My Klein clamp meter sees far more use than the 323. That being said- you are getting the 323 for a significant discount with this kit.
If you don’t have another clamp meter or want a spare, it could be worthwhile to buy this kit. The included magnetic hanger for the 117 is of good quality. Very strong magnet and a good length. The included case is cheap, but that’s more or less expected.
It is at least somewhat padded and of adequate size for a couple pairs of leads, both meters, and the manual.
I purchased two of these kits for our HVAC techs about a month ago. Initially they thought the smaller size of the DMM meter implied it didn’t have all the features to what they needed. They have been quick to realize size doesn’t matter and have grown to like this little gem.
The DMM is compact and fits nicely in a tool pouch. The magnetic hanging strap is one of their favorite features. Sometimes the simplest features make a difference. The other goodies included with this kit make it great for any HVAC tech.
The 323 clamp meter is awesome for quick current readings and verifications. The thermocouples are very useful. Do yourself a favor and get the kit which includes a carrying case to hold everything so you aren’t losing your stuff and beating it up.
This is the perfect kit for field service HVAC work for AC/DC 0 to 480 volts.
FLUKE- This is a very nice combo kit for quick survey of what’s wrong. The magnet hanger is way more handy than I expected. The previous meter (other brand) I was using did not pass a 3 foot (unexpected) drop test.
I’ll have to get back to you on how the FLUKE holds up if that ever happens to it. I like everything about this meter, leads, case. Only thing missing on the 323 which I didn’t notice was ability to capture max inrush current.
Also the instructions for it are lacking detail. I would prefer words to just pictures of how to use it.
Features DC Amps and Diode for mini-split inverters Dual temperature for delta T Swivel clamp to view readings at any angle Test lead storage Backlit dial Not only do these meters communicate with Job Link, but you can also measure power consumption (kW) to determine system efficiency.
Verify 3-phase rotation with just two leads. Take more accurate VAC and AAC readings with True RMS. Filter out noise to get true voltage and frequency with low pass filter.
This meter is the newest innovation from folks that I have bought from from the day they came out. It works precisely as advertised. I’ve worked HVAC/Elec for over 30 years. I started buying Fieldpiece when they first hit the supply houses.
Every single one of these tools STILL WORKS! If you have an issue, they make it right. It doesn’t matter how old. If it’s out of warranty, it’s a flat $35 fee to repair or replace it. No matter what the tool originally cost.
Find any other manufacturer that does that! I have actually sent them a box of meter parts. screws, covers, boards, etc. and had them replace with a nice meter. and the parts I sent in had been in my tool-bag for over two decades, as a good amp meter, doing the job I bought it for.
(The reason I disassembled it was do to a leaking 9 volt battery. ) In addition, they read RIGHT. Accurate, and bullet-proof reliable. They are designed so that if your battery is dying, the meter will read volts higher, not lower, for safety.
You won’t find that elsewhere either. I now have a full set of the wireless linked meters, gauges, etc. I recommend that too, if you can afford them. If I get stuck, I can easily send a very detailed set of readings to the engineer for advice.
I can also use that feature to document the proper operation of the system, and even send it to the customer, etc. I just won’t buy anything but Fieldpiece.
Excellent high quality meter. The ability to measure frequency from the clamp meter is really nice, and makes it able to measure power quality like power factor. It helps to diagnose problems that are hard to catch.
The hanging magnet is really nice. My only problems with it are the size, and constant beeping when checking power or wattage. I have multiple meters, including the flukes made just for HVAC, and this fieldpiece is by far the best.
Got my meter and right off I got ghost readings. Called fieldpiece and they said the meter is so sensitive this can happen. This is the first meter I heard of this. Slow response but as far as I can tell very accurate.
I use almost all the features daily. Bluetooth is a must now a days. Just know if you buy a fieldpiece tool you have to deal with fieldpiece directly if you have issues or concerns.
The SC640 clamp meter is packed with more features and measurements than any clamp meter in the HVACR industry. The loaded SC-640 features lead storage, a swivel head, test lead holder, heavy duty magnetic strap, jaw flashlight, and a backlight on the dial so you can easily choose the right measurement in poorly lit spaces.
Plus the SC 640 hosts all the electrical measurements HVACR pros use everyday, along with features like True RMS, Inrush current, capacitance, temperature, duty cycle, and microamps DC. The top-of-the-line SC640 clamp meter helps HVACR professionals do more everyday.
After two decades in the HVAC industry, I was looking for a meter that would take care of the many needs I encounter as a technician in the field. The SC640 had everything and then some. Small extras like the lighted head when opening the jaws of the amp meter.
The lighted mode for dark areas make reading the display and selection of mode a joy instead of frustration. The dual display for reading volts with the leads and taking an amp reading simultaneously is extremely beneficial.
A lot of thought was put into the versatility and packaging of the many functions a technician uses in a meter for many applications. The swivel head allows for easier use when reaching hard to reach wiring and still taking a measurement in tight spots.
The in-rush function is a blessing when diagnosing a compressor. Overall, the money spent on the SC640 is well worth the purchase. I would highly recommend this meter to anyone looking to improve their capability as a technician or a company looking to produce better service to their customers.
I would not consider this a cheap upgrade but money well spent. I replaced another Fieldpiece meter with this one and I’m happy with the old one as a reliable backup if the need arises.
As with most things today, I expected this meter to be marginally fabricated with a great deal of planned obsolescent built into it. This was far from what I received. I was very surprised to find a well made and fully functional meter that is performing beyond my expectations.
Been in the service industry one way or another since 2000, used every meter out there from craftsman to fluke. BY FAR!!!! Field piece has provided the BEST TOOLS for the hvac/appliance industries. Simple thing – adding a magnet that is built into the meter, why has no one else done it? The new leads are very reliable as well, great readout, very easy to read, I don’t have a problem with vision but a few of my guys do and they love the blue light in the display.
It’s an all around perfect meter, accurate, long lasting, durable and obviously very reliable! Spend the money, it’s worth it!.
Built with TRMS technology, this HVAC clamp meter includes a Type-K thermocouple port for measuring temperature from -328 to 2462°F (-200 to 1400°C). Designed for maximum accuracy, this clamp measures AC and inrush, AC/DC voltage, DC microamps, resistance, continuity, frequency, capacitance, tests diodes, and temperature.
It works well, it does what it is suppose to do when the test leads are in. this is what I do not like about this Klein Meter, the Test leads fall out the bottom plugs. when I test an electrical wire and there is no reading it’s not good, this could be dangerous.
Ergonomic design fits in your hand and can be used while wearing personal protective equipment. Large, easy-to-read backlit display improves readings in low light settings. Connects to your smartphone via Fluke Connect so you can read measurements at a safer distance.
Measures AC current to 600 A and AC and DC voltage to 600 V. Measures capacitance to 1000 μF and DC current to 200 μA. Measures temperature from -10 °C to 400 °C (14 °F to 752 °F). Offers True-RMS voltage and current measurements to accurately measure non-linear signals.
Measures resistance to 60 kΩ. Offers Min/Max recording to capture variations automatically. Runs on two AA alkaline batteries.
The meter itself is great. My issue lies with the cheap test leads that are supplied with the meter. They are very stiff, and never straightened out for me. They are also about 8 inches too long to wrap around the meter and have the rigid test leads entirely behind or in front of the meter.
I has to drop $15 for UEI’s excellent test leads, which are pliable and the exact length to have the lead tips end up entirely behind the meter for safe storage. I was also astounded you have to buy a kit to get a magnet mount.
I did, but it’s a magnet on a floppy velcro strap, so I returned it. I just epoxied a neodymium magnet above the battery door and that works fabulously well. I can stick it to any ferrous surface now.
Bottom line, now that I have good test leads and a magnet hanger, I love the meter and the connectivity to the Fluke Connect app. Just seems that for $300+, I shouldn’t have to buy a magnet kit or epoxy a magnet to my meter, or struggle with still test leads that are tool long.
I also wonder why there is no built-in non-contact voltage detection.
I have been a Fieldpiece guy since I started in HVAC. After taking some recommendations from some coworkers, I decided to try out a Fluke product. After narrowing down the 902FC, I purchased it from a local supply house.
It was accurate and seemed to live up to the hype. I had it for less than two weeks before the resistance reading completely stopped working while testing ignitors on furnaces. The supply house is working on getting me a replacement under warranty, but to say I’m disappointed in my purchase of a Fluke product would be an understatement.
I can’t exchange it for a different product, so I’ll attempt to sell the warranty meter and end up going back to Fieldpiece.
The 902fc could learn from the redfish and redfish could learn from the 902fc. The 902fc is missing millivolts for thermocouple testing. What a shame. This meter would have everything a HVAC tech would need if it had that.
I do t want to buy a fluke 116 just for millivolt measurements. Being able to turn the resistance ringer off would be nice as it is super annoying when you’re not checking for continuity. The backlight always option of the original was awesome! Why did you remove it? You kept the always on function! I feel let down as this meter is incomplete for the hvac technician.
Be ready for anything. The Fluke 381 does everything you would expect from a clamp meter, and then lets you remove the display for even more flexibility. Now one technician can do jobs that used to require two people.
Clamp the Fluke 381 around a conductor, remove the display and walk across the room to operate controls or remove protective equipment, all while watching real-time readings. The iFlex flexible current probe (included) expands the measurement range to 2500 A ac while providing increased display flexibility, ability to measure awkward sized conductors and improved wire access.
Not being a practicing electrician, my opinion is not so important, but I am involved in the building industry and use this occasionally for my own personal use. Had used cheap testers for years but because none of them weren’t ‘ True RMS’ I often wondered how accurate the readings were.
This is the first time I’ve bought a Fluke in fact nearly all the machines I have purchased in the past were below the 50 or 60 quid Mark. So this is a large step up. Nice design, good construction materials used, clear readout -all in all a beautiful piece of kit! It’s ‘well built’ – in fact it’s quite bulky- but if this is the price you pay for reliability and accuracy then I’m willing to put up with it! As for it’s accuracy-I leave that to the boffins- I accept their figures.
I think if someone is deciding if or not to buy one of these they should check out the ‘YouTube’ reviews’ of them- I found them to be quite useful.
I love my Fluke 381 more than my own children (kidding, I don’t have kids). I use it daily in my work on boats, both for AC and DC. I never doubt the readings, and the remote display makes me the coolest tech on the dock.
It gets borrowed often because it’s so awesome. I can clamp the starter or alternator in the engine room, and take the remote display to the helm (except on the REALLY big boats). What usually takes two technicians, I can accomplish myself with my Fluke 381.
My Fluke should get it’s own paycheck. My only complaint is I really wish the iFlex did DC amperage. And I wish it were a little smaller. Unlike some other reviewers, I must be lucky because I don’t think the battery consumption is bad.
I replace them maybe every 2 months, and I use it on a daily basis.
I’ve had my 381 for coming up on 2 years, and while it’s a great meter with unique features, they really botched the engineering in one area; Battery Life. The two AAA batteries in the display unit seem to go dead within a few weeks regardless of use.
This seems to always happen at inopportune times when you really need the meter and are out of spare batteries. The “work around” is to pull the batteries when not in use. They’ll last a year if you do this, but it’s a pain, and I’ve already lost the battery cover when it blew away in the wind.
Why Fluke couldn’t provide a simple mechanical power switch even if they couldn’t do better on power management is beyond comprehension. I’ve owned a lot of Fluke products over the years, and I must say their attention to detail is lapsing in their newer products.
I will likely consider a competitor’s product next time.
The Milwaukee clamp meter for HVAC/R is a heavy duty True-RMS electrical current tester for professional residential, commercial, and industrial applications. The perfect tool for the professional HVAC/R technician, the 2236-20 clamp meter provides a wide 1.
3 In. jaw opening to easily handle large conductors, a thin jaw profile for access to tight spaces and a high contrast white-on-black display for clearer readings. In addition, the Milwaukee clamp meter for HVAC/R was designed with embedded non-contact voltage detection and an LED work light to increase end user productivity.
I use this as my primary meter for diagnosing sewage pumps and other motors. I see quite a bit of 480 volt stuff. This meter is great for high voltage. If you’re trying to look at low voltage stuff, you will struggle with it because it doesn’t range into the millivolts.
Mine seems to require zeroing the DC amp reading feature. Mine is always default at. 4 amps. If you use zero function, you can’t use min/max. Screen is great perfect for dark places. Wish the auto time-out could be disabled.
WATCH OUT: The ohms measurement registers OL if it’s over 6K ohms. I misdiagnosed a 100k ohm thermostat and wasted time and money because of that limitation that I was unaware of – in all fairness, it’s in the manual.
It is great for a quick diagnosis for amps and volts on anything using a lot of power. It’s got UL listings and certifications so it’s not likely to blow your hand off. Four stars for lack of customization.
Very accurate meter. Comparable to other quality meters such as Fluke but with extra features such as a built in flash light and built in non contact voltage detector and a white on black display that is easy to read.
It has a thermocouple for temperature measurement. The leads have removable caps at the tips to convert them from short tip to long. It also has an auto off feature thats handy if you forget to turn it off.
It really exceeded my expectations and would encourage anyone who is considering this meter to compare it with similar models and youll see you get more for your money at equal or better quality.
JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN and this tool is my go to on a jobsite. I tried a co-workers and had one ordered for myself by lunch break. I carry it with me in my tool bag everywhere i go. Many may think this is a bit pricey but I use it at some point everyday and I trust my life with it so it was the easiest purchase I’ve ever made.
The LED light and the digital display are just some of the features that keep milwaukee my favorite brand in tools. If i can say anything negative is that at that price it doesn’t come with a case. I ordered the corresponding milwaukee case online to keep it in top shape.
MILWAUKEE will continue to be my #1 choice every time !!!!.
Clamp-style multimeter lets you make instant tests and measurements without disconnecting wires. Use this clamp-on multimeter to test amperage up to 400A. The digital multimeter features an easy-to-read LCD display and an automatic zero adjust for precise and accurate measurements.
This meter is cheap for 2 great reasons; there are way too few features, and it is very inaccurate. I just assumed it would measure DC amps, but it only does AC. You would think that it might be able to do DC amps with the leads, but no.
The only DC volt scale has increments of 1V. It’s brand new, and when I feed it 13. 5VDC, it says 11. If I were to be testing my car’s charging system, this thing would be telling me that my alternator doesn’t work, when it really does.
The thing takes tiny button batteries, so I imagine their life would be very short. The super low price doesn’t make up for its shortcomings. Harbor Freight sells a much better meter for half the price, but it doesn’t have a current clamp.
Sadly, if you need the clamp feature, I have to recommend that you ignore that this meter exists, and go for a much more expensive one.
Fine little meter for the price. I am an experienced electrician and electronic tech. I like it because it’s light and compact making it suitable for home use. It seems to read amps accurately enough.
I use a male to female pigtail (separated wiring) to check the current draw of everything. The only thing is it’s a little hard to see the ac and dc voltage symbols. Make a mistake and you could blow the meter.
It has auto shut off and a hold button that will hold the reading if you are in a hard to reach spot. It’s small but has a solid feel in your hand unlike a cheap multimeter and I like the large readout.
So it has many multimeter functions. I bought it just for the AC clamp on amp reading. I thing it is fairly accurate but not laboratory level of accuracy, a few amps off. I had no clamp on AMP meter reading meter, so I got this.
Glade I did. However I also wanted DC amp clamp on. So I had to buy another meter, which also has AC amp clamp reading meter. I don’t regret buying, because it is good to have back up and use to compare readings.
Fluke 902 FC True-RMS HVAC Clamp Meter helps HVAC technicians work more efficiently on the work site. The Fluke 902 FC Clamp Meter, with Fluke Connect wireless connectivity, can help HVAC technicians improve productivity in the field.
I bought this meter in December 2018. Used it for around a year then had amp clamp issues. Not reading running or starting amps intermittently/accurately. Which is why it has 4 stars. I will say though after procrastinating for a year of not getting it warrantied I contacted Fluke recently about the matter & they did send me a complete replacement taking around a month to get.
Only took so long because of mailing issues. I love this meter for the residential HVAC trade but I wish it would last longer & hopefully not having to warranty again.
Goodman SC440 The new SC400 series clamp meters are designed for HVACR service. Take measurements with one hand using the single test lead holder for added safety. Test leads come with removable gold plated tips to connect with accessory heads.
The SC400 series clamp meters are built to withstand the rigors of HVACR with high impact plastic and a display you can read in hot or cold environments. Move from a cold freezer to a hot roof top and get accurate temperature measurements that lesser thermometers can not measure properly.
Hang clamp meter to any metallic surface with the redesigned heavy-duty magnet and keep your hands free to do more ( only). See both voltage and amperage readings at the same time on the dual LCD display, even in low light conditions using the bright blue backlight (backlight only).
Take more accurate VAC and AAC readings on VF Ds with True RMS sensing technology ( only). Measure the starting amp draw of a compressor with Inrush current feature ( only). Find the wire you want to test with the automatic clamp jaw light ( only).
As a Hvac tech I find myself in different types of environments conducting electrical tests and this clamp meter works well and is very reliable. Its does mostly what I need and even shuts off when I forget to.
Better than my HS36, less hassle also. Does anything I need it to do in my trade (HVAC) been using Fieldpiece from the start, and have no plans on switching brands as long as they keep producing top shelf products such as this.
The SC440 is an excellent test meter for a wide range of measurements needed to support HVAC service. The inrush current measurement capability is indispensable in determining compressor health as well as the need for a hard start kit.
The SC640 clamp meter is packed with more features and measurements than any clamp meter in the HVACR industry. The loaded SC640 features lead storage, a swivel head, test lead holder, heavy duty magnetic strap, jaw flashlight, and a backlight on the dial so you can easily choose the right measurement in poorly lit spaces.
Plus the SC640 hosts all the electrical measurements HVACR pros use everyday, along with features like True RMS, Inrush current, capacitance, temperature, duty cycle, and microamps DC. The top-of-the-line SC640 clamp meter helps HVACR professionals do more everyday.
2236-20 Includes Only: (1) Clamp Meter for HVAC/R (2236-20) (1) Dual Banana Thermocouple (1) Electrical Test Lead Set (2) AA Batteries (1) Manual Clamp Meter for HVAC/R. Features: Measures up to 600 amps AC, Large 1.
30″ jaw opening Wide Voltage range to 600 AC/DC volts Built-In Voltage Detector and Led Work Light 600 uA DC for Flame Rectification Rugged over-molding increases durability and user grip Thin Jaw Profile for easier wire measurement in panels or in bundles True-RMS for accurate measurement in all applications Thermocouple (dual banana) input for contact temperature measurement High Contrast, White on Black Display with Backlight for easy reading.
I purchased this meter and the next day, the very first time I used it, the amp reading was off by one amp. Usually not a big deal but as a hvac mechanic who routinely deals with efficient fan motors drawing.
01 amps a meter being off by one amp is not acceptable. The meter leads are nice I did like the protective removable ends on the test leads but the other problem with the meter was the temperature reading was off by 20 degrees F.
When you buy a meter that should do every test needed for a service call and you see that it is faulty telling me a house is 43 degrees F when I knew it was 66 degrees F in the house and you have to go out to your service van to get your old meters to do your job properly you can see how you would loose faith in a brand of meter.
Save yourself some headaches and buy another brand Milwaukee defiantly missed the mark with this meter.
Fluke True-RMS AC/DC clamp meter has detachable jaw measure AC/DC current up to 200 Amps, makes accessing wires and viewing the display easier. It comes with coated instruction card, safety information sheet, soft carrying case, TL75 test leads, magnetic hanging strap and two AA Alkaline batteries.
Meter has built-in flashlight/torch that allows for easy illumination and identification of wires. It has the voltage rating of 600 Volts and current rating of 200 Amps. It measures 8. 858 Inch x 2. 559 Inch x 1.
Flimsy Shell, detachable jaws don’t hold well. Bought this ac/dc clamp Fluke 365 to use as marine electrician, troubleshooting on boats and yachts, where saltwater and corrosion are common, and stainless and aluminum are very common.
I am disappointed because the detachable jaws falls out too easy, outer shell is flimsy compared to other fluke clamps. But the worst is that I wrote to Fluke to buy a replacement shell and they DENY selling the replacement part, and DENIED having same problems with others clients.
even if it is clearly stated on several “Reviews” FLUKE launched the same product in a no-detachable versión the “362”. so they know the problem, but deny it. I do not recommend this frágil shell for a detachable clamp jaws.
I purchased this for the small jaws and jaw dismount. Thin body is nice as well. I just wish it had capacitor test feature!!!! The hvac clamp fluke 276 jaws are to big for commercial package units and others.
Love this slim,small jaw clamp meter. My 87v see the bulk of work and 265 for current only.
Bought this thing to use as industrial electrical trouble shooter to replace a T5. This had ac/dc on the current range and a higher resolution on the Ohms range. For motors you want a higher ohm range so you can get a better picture if troubleshooting many different kinds like 110 volt up to 480 and both AC/DC.
We have a lot of 24v ac/dc It is further clumsy to use because I work in a food prcessing plant and subject to high amounts of water. What that means is most our stuff is stainless so magnet is useless.
Trying to keep the clamp head in place and roll out the leads is not fun. I am a Fluke fan for many years but this disappointed me and I’m out $249. 00. You don’t get a solid strong switch action like other Fluke meters.
I was supposed to get a FREE Fluke LVD1 light from BEST IN TEST but I have a PO Box but we are converting to 911 for snail mail. If you work in a plant where your meter is laying in a roll around tool box and stuff you work on is not all stainless then perhaps this might be ok.
The testo 770-1 current clamp meter is ideal for non-contact current measurement on tightly packed power cables or conductors with a small diameter. The unique gripping mechanism allows you to grip each individual cable easily and securely.
Large two-line display Auto AC/DC Fully retractable clamp arm for maximum flexibility Using this current clamp meter, you can easily cope with even the tightest application environments. The movable clamp arm can be fully retracted into the device, so that you can grip cables in control cabinets like with a hook, for example.
Measuring in confined spaces has never been so convenient. Using the testo 770-1 current clamp meter is also easier and more reliable than ever before. It automatically detects and selects AC/DC and other electrical parameters such as resistance, continuity, diode and capacitance.
The starting current can also be measured. What’s more, the two-line display shows your measured values clearly and concisely.
The Fieldpiece SC660 is a top of the line True RMS clamp meter designed with electrical measurements necessary for an HVAC professional to diagnose and repair an HVAC/R systems. These features and measurements include a swivel head with a jaw LED Flashlight, dual temperature for Delta T calculations, TRMS readings for voltage and current, capacitance, DC current, Inrush, and 3-phase rotation test.
The measurement readings are displayed on a large backlit dual screen for easy viewing. In addition, the clamp meter can send and save electrical measurements to the Job Link App via the JL2 (purchased seperately) long range transmitter.
The Job link App can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play on to a compatible iOS or Android device.
I have used Fieldpiece for many years. It has been a trusted accurate great piece of equipment. I use it everyday and it wireless capability make it a very useful time saving tool. I would Highly recommend it.
The reason I purchased this product is because I wanted the very best for the Hvac refrigeration trade. And I’m so glad I bought it it’s very handy and has a lot of features has a light the clamp can rotate has crocodile clips and has a built in magnet so you can stick it anywhere on a machine.
Comes in original retail packaging. Box may show wear. Fluke reliable. The Fluke 323 clamp meter is designed to perform in the toughest environments and provide noise-free, reliable results you can trust to confidently diagnose problems.
The Fluke 323 model is ideally suited for current measurements up to 400 A in tight cable compartments. True RMS measurements and optimized ergonomics make the Fluke 323 one of the best general troubleshooting tool for commercial and residential electricians.
Wires in tight compact spaces. Panels out of reach. Extra-large conductors. Fluke understands your workspace and have designed products for noise-free, reliable readings. Built on success, clamp meters designed by Fluke are known as workhorse clamp meters.
With advanced performance, the clamp meter line is designed to be simple to use and gimmick-free.
TLDR: Great general purpose meter, will fill just about everything you need for a meter 90% of the time. BUT be leery about coming to this from the older Fluke 381, all the specs are the same. but the wireless functionality is much worse (Use: Industrial Electrician) I bought this meter to replace my Fluke 381.
I had been using the 381 for years as a general multimeter and loved it. It gives you just about everything you need for daily driving it as your carry matter, and having BOTH AC & DC up to 1000 amp on the clamp is a sweet bonus.
The one issue I had was that whenever I got a service call to troubleshoot an unknown issue that would have a surprise capacitive circuit(because the customer had no clue). this was an issue because the 381 does not have a capacitance test setting, so I would have to go back out through the facility to get my megger which has the setting in it.
Seeing as how this 376FC has the exact reading specifications as the 381, plus the capacitance and mV additions, I figured it was a great buy. Overall it is, the meter works great and is almost as handy as the 381.
The reason I give it 4 stars is because the Bluetooth is just terrible, and doesn’t get you very far before it cuts out. I used to use the 381’s removable display a lot, very handy for troubleshooting by yourself, I was hoping the Fluke Connect app could replace that function and make it an even trade off.
it very much does not. If you have direct line of sight it will go about 30′-35′, HOWEVER if you don’t have L. O. S (like when it is in a closed cabinet as advertised, or when you are troubleshooting controls from elsewhere on a line) you loose connectivity at about 8-10′.
That is rubbish, my ear buds stay connected 90′ L. O. S and 45′ through concrete walls and machinery. they should put a better BT version in this. Unfortunately it also doesn’t come close to the 381’s removable display distance either as I had no issues through obstacles with that either at 30-40′ (assuming it was a lower frequency radio?).
That is also separate from the functionality of the less than stellar fluke connect app itself. So sadly, even though this is newer than the available Fluke 381, and has more measurement features. the wireless does not live up to the 381’s practically, and makes me wish they would refresh that with stronger/better radios and more measurements.
Heads up, this is going to be a long read. For background, I do electrical controls for a living, primarily HVAC/temperature controls. We use a lot of thermistors, current transducers, PLC’s, pressure transducers, and other devices to control air handlers, pumps, and fans.
I’ve owned this meter about six months. I bought it to replace the Fluke 322 in my tool bag for work. The 322 has been great for the roughly seven years I’ve owned it, but it doesn’t read resistance high enough to test 10k thermistors, so I always carried a second meter in my pickup specifically for reading resistance.
I thought a 325 would bring me down to a single meter, since it does everything my 322 does with the addition of up to 40k ohm resistance capability (temperature readings are also a perk, but not part of why I decided on this model).
The 325 works as expected for measuring voltage, resistance, frequency, direct current, and sometimes alternating current (more on that to follow). I cannot confirm the temperature readings, since I’ve never found two temp sensors that perfectly agreed with one another, but I do not trust this meter as much as the Fieldpiece and Amprobe in my pickup, mostly because of how cheesy the thermistor lead looks.
I have one major gripe and several minor gripes about this meter. The minors are annoying but livable. I’ll start with those: 1) The TL75 leads are unreasonably stiff at room temperature. The leads that came on my 322 and those that I’ve used on other brand meters are reasonably flexible out of the box and get better with age.
Six months later, and I still have to uncoil these from around the meter. 2) The case is too small if you store the leads in it with the meter, and don’t even think about leaving the leads connected if you want to zip the case! 3) The knob could be a little tighter.
It often gets turned on by wrapping the leads around it (see point 1). The major issue I have with this meter is when it comes to alternating current. I quickly ran into discrepancies between current transducers’ and this meter’s readings when checking out variable frequency drives.
The numbers were far off enough that I replaced current transducers thinking they were faulty, and even returned my first 325 to buy one straight from fluke, thinking I had a faulty/knockoff product.
It took a few occurrences before I contacted Fluke regarding the issue. As it turned out, “True RMS” measurements will not align with conventional measurements when it comes to nonlinear loads, such as VFD outputs.
True RMS also won’t agree with motor nameplates. I was basically told that this meter is “too” accurate, so its readings aren’t usable, which doesn’t make much sense. I equate it to people who use “upper-level” words at the risk of hindering communication with 90% of people; you’re somehow superior (cool), but you’ve missed the goal of verbal language, which is to communicate with other people.
I would have preferred a meter that measures as my 322 does but with the addition of higher resistance. I thought this would be the ticket, but I still carry two meters. If you never encounter nonlinear loads, this meter will be awesome for you! For me, it hasn’t lived up to the price tag.
Within 2 yrs the clamp on ampere ac and dc read out capability quit working. Checked other readouts—- all good. Read the manual —- no suggestions. Called fluke hq — my unit was of course out of warranty.
So they offered to sell me a new 374 meter ( for more $$$$ than some sellers on home essentials direct, so NO thanks. ) and ‘they could not repair it , ‘sorry. ’ I decided to check everything a year or so later , out of desperation because having dc clamp on measurements were critical to a boat rewire job i was on.
The meter was still reading Fine —— With every function working except ac dc current readout. So i took out the AA s and put in brand new fresh AAs testing at 1. 6 volts. LO !!!! Ac and dc clamp on capability had returned !!! It would be HELPFUL if the FLUKE people knew this, and put it into Their user manual.
Just because your other functions work with 2 yo AAs doesnt mean ac dc Current clamp on will.
The new Fluke 370 Series FC is no exception; they are precise, tough, and easy to use. These clamp meters are best-in-class, and make a perfect addition to the Fluke family of clamps. Developed for commercial and industrial applications, the 376 FC, 375 FC and 374 FC Clamp Meters combine functionality with form factor to create a powerful troubleshooting clamp.
The new Fluke 370 Series FC are the only clamp meters in the market to offer a flexible current probe, logging, and safe remote measurements, all in one unit.
Fluke-standard ruggedness. Fluke reliability. Fluke accuracy. True rms measurements and optimized ergonomics make the 320 Series current clamps the premier meters for installation and troubleshooting in industrial and building applications.
The Fluke 323, 324 and 325 current clamps are used to check circuits, switches, fuses and contacts for the presence of load current, AC voltage or continuity. These compact and rugged current clamps are ideal for current measurements up to 400 A in confined electrical cabinets.
The Fluke 324 model also offers temperature and capacitance measurements.
I selected the Fluke 325 for four reasons (in no particular order): 1) small rugged profile with traditional Fluke build quality. I wanted a compact, easy to carry meter. 2) measure AC and DC current.
Very useful for home and auto applications. 3) fast response time on the continuity test. Having erratic or slow beeps when checking continuity is a major irritant for me with other meters. 4) Fluke accuracy.
I considered similar meters from other brands that were less expensive but couldn’t deal with the common review complaints of erratic accuracy. Having a meter that provides erroneous readings is worse than no meter.
Yes there is a premium for a Fluke, but for me it’s worth the benefits.
I have just purchased a Fluke 325 Clame Meter and I love the meter so far but the test leads that come with this meter DO NOT LIKE THE COLD WEATHER! I have purchase a number of meters over the last 30 years and these leads have to be the worst that have shipped with a new meter ever.
These leads are as user friendly as trying to drag as wild cat through an antique store by it’s tail (I happen to love cats by the way and would much rathr drags the Fluke purchasing rep by his or her tail rather than a cat).
This is really too bad considering the price that Fluke charges for their test equipment compared to other vendors.
The Klein Tools MM600 Multimeter is an automatically ranging digital multimeter that measures AC/DC voltage, AC/DC current, and resistance. It can also measure temperature, capacitance, frequency, duty-cycle, test diodes and continuity.
Exclusively designed from the ground up by electricians for electricians. Years of field research, combined with extensive input from electricians across America, inspired the development of metersloaded with innovative, time-saving features.
A clamp meter is a useful tool for measuring the current in a circuit. It is especially useful for measuring the current in a circuit with high voltage, such as an HVAC system. The clamp meter can be used to measure the current in a circuit with high voltage by clamping the meter around the conductor.
The clamp meter will then measure the current in the circuit and display the results on a digital display.