Sydney, October 2, 2009 – Fluke Corporation, the global leader in portable electronic test and measurement technology, has introduced the industry’s first digital multimeter with a detachable wireless display.
The Fluke 233 digital multimeter uses a 2.4 GHz ISM band wireless transmitter to send measurements immediately to the detached display, improving safety and increasing productivity for today’s busy industrial and commercial electricians and electronic technicians.
In addition to functioning as a highly capable multimeter, the new Fluke 233 digital multimeter gives users ultimate flexibility in unusual test situations. By simply sliding the wireless display out of the meter body, the user can place the display where it is most easily seen, up to 10 metres from the point of measurement, while putting the meter in the best position to take measurements.
Designed for convenience and safety, the Fluke 233 digital multimeter makes it easier to take measurements in hard-to-reach places, or make measurements in machines or panels that are physically separated from a limit or isolator switch.
It is ideal in areas where the operator can’t be close to the active measurement point, such as clean rooms or hazardous areas. Taking measurements without holding the meter can help users improve their visual focus on their test probes and work more safely.
The detachable wireless display lets the user:
* find a comfortable position to view and record test data, even when the test location is hard to reach or in a dirty or noisy environment
* view readings when the test point is across the room, or in the next room
* see test results even when the meter is hidden behind an equipment enclosure
* run tests and read results at a safe distance from shock and arc flash hazards, moving machinery and other dangers
* separate the tasks of positioning the meter and reading test results, so the user can devote full attention to each job and work more safely.
The low-power, 2.4 GHz-ISM band wireless signal that transmits measurement data is resistant to electromagnetic interference. The radio transmitter automatically turns on when the display is removed from the meter and off when the display is reattached.
The removable display is magnetic and has a flat bottom, so it can be conveniently mounted or placed on a flat surface where it can be seen easily. When the display is attached, the Fluke 233 digital multimeter operates as a conventional multimeter.
The Fluke 233 digital multimeter will measure up to 1000 volts ac and dc and up to 10A. It features a 10,000 ?F capacitance range, measures frequencies to 50 kHz and captures min/max and average readings automatically.
It features a 6,000-count display and includes a built-in thermometer that lets users take temperature readings easily without carrying a separate instrument.
The meter body is powered by three AA batteries and the display has two AA batteries. Average battery life is 400 hours. An auto-off feature maximises battery life.
The Fluke 233 digital multimeter is safety rated for use in CAT IV 600V/CAT III 1000 volt working environments.
Pricing and availability
The Fluke 233 remote display multimeter is available immediately. For more information on the full range of Fluke products, or to find the location of the nearest distributor, contact the Fluke sales team at Fluke Australia, Locked Box 5004, Baulkham Hills, NSW 2153, call (02) 8850-3333, fax (02) 8850 3300, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit Fluke’s web site at http://www.fluke.com.au.
Fluke Corporation is the leader in compact, professional electronic test tools. Fluke customers are technicians, engineers, electricians, metrologists and building diagnostic professionals who install, troubleshoot, and manage industrial electrical and electronic equipment and calibration processes for quality control as well as conducting building restoration and remediation services. Fluke is a registered trademark of Fluke Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.