A thermal imager incorporating a digital multimeter has been introduced to enable faster and more through troubleshooting. Fluke’s 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. It is also a member of the Fluke Connect family of wireless test tools.
The instrument allows technicians to 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.
It also means 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 2500A. The 3.5in (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.
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.