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The Fluke 117 - A versatile multimeter

The Fluke 117 it is a quality multimeter that has all the basic functionality for taking

measurements from an electronic loop. That you might need either in industry as a technician or in a residential or commercial environment as an electrician.

Perfect for testing a whole host of equipment with voltages up to 600V between conductor and earth.

Fluke gives you quality you can trust and rely on. As an instrument technician I mainly use the Fluke 789 as I require current generation as an option, including loop power. However for general electrical use where loop current injection is not required the Fluke 117 wins hands down on a cost basis.

Some of the main features of the fluke 117

  • VoltAlert technology for non-contact voltage detection

  • AutoVolt automatic ac/dc voltage selection

  • LoZ: Helps prevent false readings due to ghost voltage

  • Large white LED backlight to work in poorly lit areas

  • True-rms for accurate measurements on non-linear loads

  • Measures 10 A (20 A overload for 30 seconds)

  • Resistance, continuity, frequency and capacitance

  • Min/Max/Average to record signal fluctuations

  • Compatible with optional magnetic hanger (ToolPak) for hands free operation

  • CAT III 600 V safety rate

If you are interested in understanding how to use the Fluke 117 and its modes, then check out my YouTube video here

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