Fluke (Everett, WA) announces the 279 FC TRMS Thermal Multimeter, the first test tool to integrate a full-featured true RMS (TRMS) digital multimeter (DMM) with a thermal camera in one device to speed troubleshooting. According to Fluke, the 279 FC allows technicians to quickly and safely check for hot spots in fuses, wires, insulators, connectors, splices, and switches with the imager and then troubleshoot and analyze issues with the DMM. By combining two powerful test tools into one, electricians and technicians can carry fewer tools and have a higher level of confidence they have the tools handy to solve problems. Features include:
- 15 electrical measurement functions including ac/dc voltage, resistance, continuity, capacitance, diode test, min/max and frequency.
- An optional iFlex clamp that can wrap around conductors and wires in tight, hard-to-reach spaces and expand its measurement capabilities to include ac current up to 2500 A.
- A 3.5 inch (8.89 cm) full-color LCD screen, which makes for easy, clear viewing of images.
The wireless 279 FC is part of Fluke Connect — a system of wireless test tools that communicate via the Fluke Connect app, or Fluke Connect Assets software, a cloud-based solution that gathers measurements to provide a comprehensive view of critical equipment status — allowing technicians to record and share both thermal images and electrical measurements in real time via their smartphones or tablets and automatically upload them to the cloud.