For the modern electrician, technician, or handyman looking for the ultimate troubleshooting or repair tool, the Fluke Multimeter 179 should be the first item on your shopping list. The Fluke 179 is the industry standard for electronic and electrical problem-solving and has all the features you need to troubleshoot a wide variety of problems. Additionally, the Fluke 179 is also easy to use and conforms to all of the latest safety standards.
Unique Features of the Fluke Multimeter 179
Compared with other multimeters, the Fluke Multimeter 179 has a variety of unique features, and more measurement functions. For starters, it has an ergonomic handle, a digital display complete with an analog bar graph, and backlighting to make it easier to see in dim areas. In terms of technical abilities, much like other multimeters in the Fluke 170 series, the 179 model can also give you true RMS voltage and current measurements, manual and automatic ranging, and a 6000-count resolution. The 179 model can also provide resistance, continuity, frequency, capacitance, and diode measurements. Additionally, like the Fluke 177, it offers a higher .09% basic accuracy as well. However, unlike any other model in the Fluke 170 series, it is also capable of reading temperatures.
Packages Available for the Fluke Multimeter 179
The 179 Model is available in 5 different kits. The first is the Fluke 179/EDA2 which consists of an electronics multimeter and a deluxe accessory combo. The next is the Fluke 179/1AC-II, which includes an electrician’s multimeter and a voltage tester. Beyond that is the Fluke 179/61 (an industrial multimeter and infrared thermometer combo), and Fluke 179/TPAK (a digital multimeter with ToolPak combo). Lastly, it is also available in the Fluke 179/IMSK combo pack. This consists of a digital multimeter and a clamp meter.
What You Pay For and What You Get with the Fluke Multimeter 179
For the aforementioned packages, the price ranges from around $317 to $385. Buying it retail the Fluke 179 itself goes for around $280, and includes the Fluke 80BK Temperature Probe, Fluke TL75 Test Leads, an installed 9V battery and a user’s manual. Although the Fluke 179 comes with an integrated protective holster, several cases are also available for it as well.
For any technician looking for an incredibly diverse tool for troubleshooting and problem-solving, the Fluke Multimeter 179 is a great place to start. In addition to having all of the features available on the Fluke 170 models, it also has a range of upgraded features including a better screen, backlighting, ergonomic improvements and the ability to read temperatures. Additionally, unlike other models in the series, it also has the ability to read temperatures, and comes with the Fluke 80BK Temperature probe included.