Test & Measurement
Fluke 279 FC thermal multimeter integrates two test tools
By Renée Francoeur
May 10, 2016 – Fluke has announced the 279 FC TRMS thermal multimeter as “the first test tool to integrate a full-featured true RMS (TRMS) digital multimeter (DMM) with a thermal camera in one device”.
The 279 FC allows technicians to check for hot spots in fuses, wires, insulators, connectors, splices, and switches with the imager and then troubleshoot and analyze issues with the DMM.
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, Fluke adds, and expands its measurement capabilities to include ac current up to 2500 A. There is also a 3.5-in. full-colour LCD screen.