New Fluke 2AC VoltAlert™ non-contact tester detects voltage, enables safer, faster working conditions

Sydney, February 24, 2011 – Fluke Corporation, the global leader in portable electronic test and measurement technology, is introducing the Fluke 2AC VoltAlert™ ac non-contact voltage tester, the newest addition to the Fluke VoltAlert family.

The Fluke 2AC tester detects energised circuits and defective grounds, making it an ideal first-line go/no-go tester for an electrician on the factory floor as well as do-it-yourselfers around the house. The tip of the pocket-sized tester will glow red when within close proximity of an outlet, terminal strip, or power cord where voltage is present.*

When working on or near electrical equipment, professional electricians and amateurs alike must check for the presence of potentially dangerous voltage. Objects such as lighting ballasts, manhole covers and even sink faucets can be electrified by defective grounding, creating a serious risk of electrical shock. It’s common to encounter electrical systems where you can’t be sure the power is turned off until you test it. When more than one person is working on a system and the circuit is not locked out, testing is vital to ensure a formerly-dead circuit has not been re-energised.

With the pocket-sized Fluke 2AC VoltAlert, users have a quick and convenient tool to quickly check circuits and equipment to see if live voltage is present.

The Fluke 2AC includes a new always-on feature, allowing it to be ready to use at a moment’s notice. The tester is built with special low power circuitry to sustain battery life, which is typically greater than one year. It also has an innovative ‘Battery Check’ button function to ensure battery and unit are in good condition when using the tester, providing a greater margin of safety and confidence in the tester’s reliability.**

Additional benefits of the Fluke 2AC VoltAlert™ include:
* voltage detection from 90 to 1000 V ac, suitable for a wide range of residential, commercial and industrial needs
* always on, using special low power circuitry to sustain battery life and ensure your 2AC is always ready
* innovative ‘Battery Check’ button function ensures battery is in good condition
* category IV 1000 V overvoltage rated product for best-in-class user protection
* integrated clip design, optimised for pocket storage
* powered by two AAA batteries (included)
* Fluke reliability and ruggedness
* two-year warranty.

*Read all warnings before using. Even if the VoltAlert does not light, the circuit should be checked with a voltmeter.

**Use of Battery Check function is optional and for convenience only, it is not intended as a substitute for checking the unit on a known live source before and after use.

-ENDS-

For more information
The Fluke 2AC is available for immediate delivery from Fluke sales channel partners worldwide. For more information on Fluke tools and applications, or to find the location of your nearest distributor, contact Fluke Australia, Locked Box 5004, Baulkham Hills, NSW 2153, call (02) 8850-3333, fax (02) 8850 3300, or e-mail sales@fluke.com.au. Visit Fluke’s website at www.fluke.com.au.

About Fluke
Founded in 1948, Fluke Corporation is the world leader in compact, professional electronic test tools. Fluke tools deliver the testing and troubleshooting capabilities that are critical to keep commerce and industry running smoothly. 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 and building restoration. In the past five years, Fluke tools won more than 50 industry awards, including Test and Measurement World Best in Test, Control Engineering Engineer’s Choice and Plant Engineering Product of the Year. 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.

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