Test & Measurement
Two tools in one with Fluke’s 1587 FC multimeter
By Renée Francoeur
November 11, 2015 – New from Fluke is the 1587 FC Insulation Multimeter, a wireless digital insulation tester plus full-featured true-rms digital multimeter (DMM) combined into one handheld tool.
As part of Fluke Connect system, the 1587 FC adds four new diagnostic capabilities when used in conjunction with the Fluke Connect smartphone app:
• PI/DAR (polarity index/dielectric absorption ratio) with TrendIt graphs identifies moisture and contamination problems;
• Memory storage through the mobile Fluke Connect app reduces errors by eliminating the need to write down results, and saves data to the Fluke Cloud for historical tracking over time;
• Temperature Compensation through the app also helps establish accurate baselines and relevant historical comparisons;
• Historical tracking and trending of assets using the Fluke Connect Assets software identifies degradation over time.
The CAT III 1000 V/CAT IV 600 V safety-rated 1587 FC features a VFD low-pass filter for accurate motor drive measurements, and insulation test voltages of 50, 100, 250, 500, and 1000V. It also includes user safety features like auto-discharge of capacitive voltage and live circuit detection that prevents insulation tests if voltage greater than 30V is measured on the unit under test.