New Fluke intrinsically safe digital multimeter delivers extreme ruggedness for use in potentially explosive environments

F-28-2ex_01a_cMay 25, 2012Fluke Corporation, the global leader in portable electronic test and measurement technology, introduces the Fluke 28 II Ex DMM, a rugged, intrinsically safe digital multimeter for measurements both inside and outside of hazardous zones.

The 28 II Ex meets intrinsic safety (IS) standards worldwide* for safe use inside potentially explosive environments, making it ideal for use in petroleum, chemical and pharmaceutical facilities.

The Fluke 28 II Ex is intrinsically:
* safe: meets global IS regulations, including ATEX, IEC Ex, ETL and GOST
* rugged for use in the toughest environments: drop-proof up to three metres (9.8 feet) with a totally sealed, IP 67 rated case for complete protection against dust and water. It can withstand hazardous 8,000V spikes caused by load switching and faults on industrial circuits
* accurate and reliable: provides all the test and troubleshooting power necessary for accurate measurements inside or outside potentially explosive areas. This eliminates the need to carry multiple meters for different areas and removes the safety problems associated with crossing through an intrinsically safe-required zone with a non-IS instrument.

The 28 II Ex features a high-resolution 20,000 count display and true-rms ac voltage and current for accurate measurement on non-linear signals. It measures up to 1000V and 10A ac and dc and its low pass filter ensures accurate voltage and frequency measurements on variable speed motor drives. The built-in thermometer function measures temperature from -200 °C to 1090 °C (-328 °F to 1994 °F), reducing the number of tools that need to be carried.

Backlit keypad buttons, large display digits and two-level bright white background for visibility make it easy to use even when wearing full personal protective equipment.

The battery lasts up to 800 hours and the separate battery compartment makes it easy to change batteries or fuses on the job without jeopardising the meter’s IS or IP ratings or sending the unit for servicing.

The 28 II Ex comes complete with TL175 test leads, AC72 alligator clips, red holster, 9V battery (installed) and manuals. An optional magnetic hanger is available for easy, hands-free setup and viewing.

* The Fluke 28II EX is currently undergoing Australian certification for coal mining. It has been approved by the NSW mining regulator for purchase and use. It is in the process of certification for QLD, which means QLD customers are currently not permitted by QLD regulation to use it in their operations.

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Pricing and availability
The Fluke 28 II Ex Intrinsically Safe digital multimeter is available now. For 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 customers are technicians, engineers, electricians, and metrologists who install, troubleshoot and manage industrial, electrical and electronic equipment and calibration processes. Follow Fluke on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or LinkedIn.

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