Fluke India - ABC's of Clamp Meters


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Clamp Meter ABCs:

Clamp Meter ABCs

What is a Clamp Meter?:

What is a Clamp Meter? A clamp meter is an electrical tester that combines a voltmeter with a clamp type current meter

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Some Basics Resolution - Resolution refers to how fine a measurement a meter can make Accuracy - Accuracy is the largest allowable error that will occur under specific operating conditions Crest factor - Crest factor is a simple ratio of a signal’s peak value to its rms value

Measuring ac current:

Measuring ac current Select Amps ac A ~ Open the jaws of the clamp meter and close the jaws around a single conductor View the reading in the display

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Measuring voltage Select Volts AC ( ) or Volts DC( ), as desired Plug the black test probe into the COM input jack Plug the red test probe into the V input jack Touch the probe tips to the circuit across a load or power source

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Measuring voltage View the reading, being sure to note the unit of measurement Press the HOLD button to freeze the reading in the display Now you can remove the meter from the live circuit and then read the display when you are safely clear of the electrical hazard

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Measuring Resistance Turn off power to the circuit Select resistance ( Ω) Plug the black test probe into the COM input jack

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Measuring Resistance Plug the red test probe into the VΩ input jack Connect the probe tips across the component or portion of the circuit for which you want to determine resistance View the reading in the meter’s display

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Safety Precautions ✓ Use a meter that meets accepted safety standards for the environment in which it will be used ✓ Inspect test leads for physical damage before making a measurement ✓ Use the meter to check continuity of the test leads ✓ Use only test leads that have shrouded connectors and finger guards

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Safety Precautions ✓ Use only meters with recessed input jacks ✓ Be sure the meter is in good operating order ✓ Always disconnect the “hot” (red) test lead first ✓ Don’t work alone ✓ Use a meter that has overload protection on the ohms function

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