Test & Measurement
Southwire introduces nine new meters for 2016 (130, 140, 160 series)
By Renée Francoeur
November 14, 2016 – Southwire says it has nine new meters to specifically help residential and commercial electricians. Included in this product line are several meters which feature Bluetooth technology, allowing users to save and send readings using Southwire’s MApp mobile app.
Southwire’s new 140-series TechnicianPRO line features three meters specifically designed for electricians who work in commercial settings. These CAT IV, 600V, waterproof meters have an enhanced feature set, including Bluetooth technology, TrueRMS, Low-Z, fully backlit controls and displays, built-in work lights and magnetic hanging straps.
The three 130-series ResidentialPRO multimeters are CAT III 600V rated, waterproof and also available with Bluetooth technology, TrueRMS, Low-Z, built-in work lights and backlit displays.
The 160-series features three meters to address specific market needs. The 16020N is a CAT IV 600V meter with an auto-resetting fuse. With its built-in flashlight, non-contact AC voltage detector, bright backlit display and built-in test leads, this is a meter for a wide variety of applications. The 16030A is a TrueRMS meter that auto-selects between voltage and resistance, and features auto-hold to temporarily catch readings on the display. Lastly, the 16040T model is a compact and rugged CAT III Bluetooth technology enabled meter.