The Fluke 179 Digital Multimeter is the top of the line offering in the popular Fluke 170 series. The overmolded case with built in probe holders also adds the protection to withstand a drop test up to one meter. Add to that the lifetime warranty and you get one of the most durable, cost effective tools in your arsenal.
Smart, Safe, & Tough!
The Fluke 179 is a proven tough multimeter that has a lifetime warranty. It is rough and tough and can take a hit. The 179 has a built in molded holster that gives the unit increased ruggedness.
The 179 features tougher body armor, 6000 count resolution display, auto and manual hold, lifetime warranty and are designed to meet the IEC 1010 Safety Standards to CAT IV 600V and CAT III 1000V.
These meters are internally tough with fused current inputs, overvoltage protection and they even protect against measuring voltage if the knob is accidentally set on ohms. On the outside the rugged overmolded body armor case offers constant protection no matter how much you throw them around. For those with accuracy concerns the Fluke 170 series meters are more accurate than ever and have an easy-open battery door where the battery can be changed without breaking the calibration seal, preventing unnecessary calibration charges.
For overvoltage protection against transient spikes up to 6 kV, and has the safety ratings to prove it. Protect yourself and your technicians working in dangerous environments like three-phase distribution systems such as: single phase commercial lighting, equipment in fixed installations like switch gear and polyphase motors, bus and feeder in industrial plants, lighting systems in larger buildings and appliance outlets with short connections to the service entrance.
Q & A
Does the Fluke 179 measure both current and voltage?
Yes. The Fluke 179 will measure AC/DC current to 10A, and AC/DC voltage to 1000V.
Besides current and voltage, what other tests can I perform with the Fluke 179?
The Fluke 179 will also measure resistance, capacitance, continuity and frequency, as well as test diodes. Temperature can be measured with the included 80BK temperature probe.
Is the Fluke 179 manual or auto-ranging?
It is both manual and auto-ranging, offering the user greater flexibility.
Do I need to buy test leads, or will they be included? What else comes with it?
The Fluke 179 includes the TL75 test leads
. It also comes with a 9V battery, user manual, and 80BK temperature probe.
Is there a way I can hang the 179, so I have both hands free to hold the test leads?
Yes. The Fluke TPAK is a magnetic device which can be attached to any ferrous metal, or turned into a loop so you can hang it on a nail, hook, or any other object. The TPAK can be seen by clicking here
The Fluke 179 says it is a True RMS meter. What does that mean? Do I need that?
RMS stands for Root Mean Square. While an ideal AC signal is a true sine wave, many situations will present deformed, imperfect waveforms. When measuring these with a meter which is not True RMS, the user can often be provided with inaccurate readings. However, the Fluke 179 is a True RMS device. Through a series of complex mathematical algorithms, it is able to display accurate readings, making the 179 much more dependable than many other products on the market.