The Fluke 8808A/SU benchtop digital multimeter (also known as a multitester) with upgraded software and data cable is a true RMS, auto-ranging meter for measuring current, voltage, resistance, and frequency in manufacturing and electrical testing and repair applications. The meter includes an ISO 17025 Accredited Certificate of Calibration. The meter comes with a set of detachable test leads. The meter measures 2- and 4-wire resistance, and it has split-terminal jacks for measuring 4-wire resistance using only two leads (2 x 4 test leads sold separately), for improved accuracy. The meter's internal memory can store measurement and configuration data. The user can set high and low limits for pass/fail testing. The meter can also express AC and DC voltage in decibels (dB), the power ratio of decibels to milliwatts (dBm), and percent of the reading relative to a preset reference value. The relative mode stores a reading in memory to use as a zero point for subsequent readings so that multiple readings can be compared. The user has a choice of slow, medium, or fast measurement rate; the faster the rate, the less accurate the measurements. The RS-232 port on the meter provides connection to a computer for data transfer and analysis and for remote operation (RS-232-to-USB cable and FlukeView Forms upgraded software are included). Data can be exported in simplified ASCII or Fluke 45 format. Triggers can be set to respond to measurement, bus, front panel, and external inputs. A standby feature turns off the display and ensures the meter will not respond to front-panel, external, or remote command inputs. The meter has a removable handle that can be used to carry or prop up the meter during use.
This true RMS (root mean square) meter provides accurate readings when measuring linear loads, such as standard induction motors and incandescent lights, where the current or voltage has an undistorted waveform, or nonlinear loads, such as electronic devices or motors, where the current or voltage has a distorted waveform. When turned on, the meter is in auto-ranging mode and automatically selects the correct operating range for the property being measured. It can be switched to manual-ranging mode, which allows the operator to choose the appropriate operating range. The display has a 200,000-count resolution, meaning it can display up to 199,999 units (5-1/2 digits) before the operating range needs to be changed. It meets International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) safety standard 61010:2001; ANSI/ISA 61010-1 (S82.02.01):2004; Underwriters Laboratory (UL) 61010-1A1; Canadian Standards Association (CSA) C22.2 No. 61010.1:2004
Multimeters are electrical test meters that measure multiple properties of an electrical circuit, such as current, voltage, resistance, capacitance, and continuity. Available in handheld or benchtop models, multimeters diagnose electrical problems in electrical equipment, wiring, and power supplies. A variety of probes, clamps, and leads can be used to connect the meter to a circuit or device. Multimeters display information either in analog or digital form. Factors that influence meter choice include the electrical properties to be measured, the anticipated range of results, and the desired level of protection against transient voltage. Safety ratings are based on International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards for low-voltage test equipment. IEC 61010 delineates four overvoltage installation categories. In general, a meter with a category IV rating will provide more protection against transient voltages than a meter with a lower category rating.
- Fluke 8808A bench-top digital multimeter
- TL71 test leads
- USB to RS-232 interface cable
- WEEE information sheet
- ISO 17025 Accredited Certificate of Calibration
- Upgraded FlukeView Forms software CD
- Power cord