Test & Measurement
61-704 clamp-style tester new from Ideal
By Renée Francoeur
September 18, 2015 – Ideal Electrical says its 61-704 clamp-style tester enables electricians to perform procedures that previously required four separate tools, resulting in “improved cost-efficiencies, a less cluttered tool bag, and enhanced on-the-job safety due to the tester meeting CAT III standards”.
The model 61-704 features a 200A clamp/multimeter with true RMS, capacitance, and backlight, non-contact voltage tester, AC voltage tester with shaker and harmonics tester.
The non-contact voltage tester allows an electrician to indicate voltage from 40-600VAC in the tip of the meter without turning a dial or using test leads, while the shaker provides the user with a tactile feel similar to a solenoid tester. The harmonics tester is designed to inform the user if dirty power is present by indicating if 5% or more harmonics exists on the line.
The 61-704 is rated for Cat III-1000V and offers visual and audible voltage indication even when it is set on the wrong function.
The tester is available for $202.74 (US).