Auto ranging, Diode, Continuity buzzer, Relative mode, Data hold, Full icon display, Sleep mode, Low battery display, Input impedance for DC Voltage: 10 MOhm, Max. display 3999 (35.6 x 18mm)

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A clamp meter is an instrument that has the shape of a clothespin. Also, you can use it to measure the amount of current that is flowing through a live wire by clamping it around the wire. Clamp meters use the magnetic field; it creates when current flows through a wire to measure the amount of current.

Clamp meters allow you to avoid the traditional approach of severing a wire and introducing the test leads of a meter into the circuit in order to take an in-line current measurement. During a measurement, the clamp meter’s jaws are not required to make contact with the conductor.

Is the accuracy of clamp meters reliable?

For current, an accuracy of 5 percent is possible, whereas for voltage it’s only 3 percent. This makes it appropriate for troubleshooting but not configuration, as with most low-cost meters.

What Is A Clamp Meter And How Do I Use It?

A clamp meter monitors the current passing through a device without touching it. The non-contact feature enables a safe working environment for measuring extremely high currents, which could be hazardous to the user otherwise. In addition to measuring resistance and voltage, a clamp meter can also be used to check for continuity, and some models include frequency and temperature measurement capabilities. Here, we’ll go through how to set up a clamp meter and how to obtain precise readings with it in great detail.

  • AC current up to 400 amps, AC and DC voltage up to 600 volts, and resistance up to 4 kilo-ohms are all measured with this digital clamp meter. There is no way to tell if a device is measuring DC current or not.
  • The genuine RMS sensing meter gives accurate readings for measuring linear or non-linear loads, independent of the waveform.
  • Without contacting or disturbing the circuit, the jaw opening monitors current in a conductor up to 30 millimeters. Resistance precision: 1.0 percent 5 digits.
  • An audible continuity sensor certifies the circuit’s electrical conductivity.
  • CAT IV installations up to 300V and CAT III installations up to 600V; both supported by this product, as well as the IEC safety standard 61010 1.

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