The Fluke 179 Series Digital Multimeter
For over 60 years, Fluke has been the world’s leading manufacturer of testing instruments. The company has a lineup of analog and digital multimeters for general, industrial, or specialized use. Fluke’s multimeters and other devices have won several industry and engineering awards. The Fluke 179 Series true-RMS digital multimeter is a portable multimeter with a temperature probe and is designed for outdoor use, making it the device of choice for professional field technicians.
Overview and Features
The Fluke 179 Series of digital multimeters provide electronics and electrical professionals a sturdy yet portable testing device that is considered among the best true-RMS multimeters in the market today. The 179 series is equipped with a temperature probe that operates between -40 degrees to 400 degrees centigrade. The multimeter has 0.09% accuracy, significantly more than other digital multimeters and a 6000-count resolution. The device has an analog bar graph and backlit display for easy viewing in low-visibility conditions.
Dimensions and Safety
The Fluke 179 Series multimeter has a lifetime warranty and is has comfortable dimensions for easy grip in one hand.
Capable of resistance, frequency, diode, capacitance, and continuity measurements, the Fluke Multimeter 179 Series is safety tested under CAT IV 600V and CAT III 1000V protocols and can be calibrated outdoors through the multimeter panel. This multimeter can be operated safely in a 60-degree temperature band ranging from -10 degrees to 50 degrees centigrade. The device has a 90-degree temperature band for storage and transport, making it usable in sub-zero and tropical climates. The device provides maximum, minimum, and average readings to detect any discrepancy in the measured frequency or signal.
The Fluke multimeter 179 Series is versatile in measurement having significant measurement capability for resistance, current, voltage, capacitance, frequency, and temperature measurement. The 9V battery provides about 200 hours of operation without the backlight, and without significant loss with the backlight in use. Notable tolerances include 0.1 mV to 1000 V DC and AC voltage measurement and a 0.01 mA to 10A current measurement capability. The device also measures resistances between 0.1 ohms to 50 megohms.
The Fluke 179 Series true-RMS digital multimeter has a standard accessories kit that includes basic test leads, a holster, 80 BK temperature probe along with technical user documentation. Additional accessories include hook, alligator, or pincer clips, test leads for high-energy environment and industrial test probes. There are several types of temperature probes such as a piercing probe or an immersion temperature probe for different materials and environments.
The Fluke 179 Series digital multimeter is the performance standard against which other multimeters are measured. With a high accuracy and wide measurement range, this field device continues to be a popular choice among buyers and users.