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My New Clamp Fluke meter arrived today... Answered

The meter showed up today from UPS.

It has a wireless display (attached or detached) ,  1K A ac/dc current measurement at the jaw, current probes which measure to 2.5 k A

Here are some pictures.


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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

10 years ago

. What is the orange loop with the yellow "Y" on it (top of last pic)? Current sensor? Neckstrap?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 10 years ago

That is the High Current probe

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ChrysN
ChrysN

10 years ago

Nice! (What does it do)?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 10 years ago

Measures up to 1 K Amps of power (AC or DC) through the clamp.
Frequency of (AC) current. 
Meter can be detached and read from up to 10 meters away
etc

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

Tsk, tsk. You should know better! It measures up to 1 kA of current. If that's inside your house, then you've can measure up to 110 kW of power. When you climb the pole and get to the other side of the pig, you've got several megawatts to play with :-)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 10 years ago

Yeah, I am good at confusing names and designations...."I" knew what I meant, but in  writing it down here, I should have been more careful with my wording.

If I wanted to risk arrest or being totally fried, I could try a substation....

But yes, there is a transformer on the pole outside my house, which I would NEVER climb up to test (the combination of the fear of electrical shock and my being very uncomfortable with heights helps here).

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ChrysN
ChrysN

Reply 10 years ago

Cool!

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

10 years ago

Now you can go climb a utility pole and play with the wires.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 10 years ago

I was thinking about the line coming into the apt. I could check it at the main box....

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 10 years ago

There would be no sense of adventure in that. You need to surf the subways and clamp down on the third rail or overhead to see what kind of juice is going through there. Sign says DANGER 600 volts though.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 10 years ago

I would rather use it somewhere that is less likely for me to be "smashed by an oncoming train" and also something I don't have to travel 3+ hours to get to ;-)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 10 years ago

Thanks, I think so too :-)