Test & Measurement
Ideal Industries offers 490 Series multimeters: 61-497 and 61-498
By Renée Francoeur
November 27, 2015 – Ideal Industries is now offering its 490 Series datalogging digital multimeter with a “hardened all-weather” housing for industrial environments, it says. The company says the 490 lets electricians troubleshoot problems in industrial applications such as power distribution systems, electro-mechanical equipment, and motor drives on the plant floor, as well as perform a range of basic maintenance tasks.
The 490 Series has auto-sensing functions, a backlit LCD and toggle operation. The package includes software, USB cable, test leads with alligator clips, K-Type thermocouple, and a carrying case.
The series is safety rated for CAT III 1000 V and CAT IV 600V.
Two models are available: the entry-level 61-497 multimeter and the 61-498 multimeter with 100,000 count display and higher accuracy, according to Ideal Industries. Both are backed by a 2-year warranty.