Saturday, June 19, 2010

My Father's Day Gift

Because my daughter is heading to camp today, I got my Father's Day gift a bit early!

It is a Fluke 87 V Multimeter. It is just about as good a multimeter as there is. The 87 V is extremely heavy duty, very accurate and completely made in the U.S.A. I also got the C25 soft case.

The features of this amazing meter include: 
  • True-rms ac voltage and current for accurate measurements on non linear signals
  • Selectable filter for accurate voltage and frequency measurements on motor drives
  • 0.05 % dc accuracy
  • 6000 counts, 3-3/4 digits
  • 4-1/2 digit mode for precise measurements (20,000 counts)
  • Measure up to 1000 V ac and dc
  • Measure up to 10 A, 20 A for up to 30 seconds
  • Built in thermometer lets you carry one less tool (TC probe included)
  • Frequency to 200 kHz and % duty cycle
  • Resistance, continuity and diode test
  • 10,000 µF capacitance range for components and motor caps
  • Min/Max-Average recording with Min/Max Alert to capture variations automatically
  • Peak capture to record transients as fast as 250 µs
  • Relative mode to remove test lead interference from low ohms measurements
  • Auto and manual ranging for maximum flexibility
  • Touch Hold to capture stable readings avoiding noisy signals
  • Large display digits and two-level bright white backlight for increased visibility
  • Analog bargraph for fast changing or unstable signals
  • Input Alert provides audible warning against wrong use of input jacks
  • Improved selectable sleep mode for long battery life
  • Access door for fast battery changes without breaking the calibration seal
  • "Classic" design with new removable holster with built in test lead and probe storage
  • Lifetime warranty - Holy Smokes!
Here is the link to a video review of the Fluke 87 V from David L. Jones' EEVBlog.

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