Test & Measurement

FLIR CM174 – fantastic tool!

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOIgoK2p2gE[/youtube] The new FLIR CM174 is a rugged tool that combines a good clamp meter with a thermal camera.

Some specs: True RMS, LoZ, VFD Mode, Inrush Current measurement, Smart Diode, 4800 pixels (60 x 80) Thermal Image Resolution, Laser and crosshair indicator, FLIR flex expandable, CAT IV-600 V, CAT III-1000 V.

Product page:  http://www.flir.com/instruments/cm174/

Datasheet: http://flirmedia.com/MMC/THG/Brochures/TM_0038/TM_0038_EN.pdf

Fluke 233 Remote Display Multimeter Battery Issue

One of the coolest DMM on the market:

Fluke 233 – the Remote Display Multimeter

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This is a great DMM, but mine has a problem: the battery life!

Leaving the meter in OFF state, after some weeks, all the batteries are dead.  Happened 4 times with different batteries.

It seems that the power-off state consumption is high and approximately the same value for both units.

Some guys from Element 14 are stating that is a flaw with the meters with s/n under 138xxx:

http://www.element14.com/community/message/58459#58459/l/re-fluke-233-meter-review–important-follow-up

 

 

Fluke VT02 Visual IR Thermometer – Thermal Camera and IR Thermometer

Fluke brings a new GREAT tool: the VT02 Visual IR Thermometer

Fluke VT02 screen

Fluke VT02 screen

http://www.fluke.com/fluke/usen/Thermometers/Infrared-Thermometers/VT02-Visual-IR-Thermometer.htm?PID=75051

 

One great tool way under the 1000 limit. The device combines the a +-2 centigrade precise spot thermometer with a small thermal imager and provides a precise heat map on a microSD.

The SmartView analysis and reporting PC software makes reporting easy using great report templates.

Distrelec lists it under 700 euro(VAT excluded).

Quick Specs:

  • Range: -10 °C to +250 °C (14 °F to 482 °F)
  • Accuracy: ±2°C or ±2% of reading in °C, whichever is the greater (at 25 °C nominal) as tested
  • Image capture freq.: 8 Hz
  • IR Spectral Band: 6.5 µm to 14 µm
  • FoV: 20° X 20°
  • Operating Conditions: -10 °C to +45 °C (14 °F to 113 °F) with 10 % to 90 % non-condensing humidity

TTI I-Prober 520

Contactless current measurement probe from TTI

A magnetic field mesurement interpreted as current on Oscilloscope.

TTI's I-Prober520

Unlike any other current probe

The Aim I-prober 520 positional current probe is unlike any other current measurement device available.

Calibrated measurement of current normally requires the current to be passed through a closed magnetic loop. Typically this is done using some form of split clamp device. Whereas this is suitable for individual wires, it is of no use for measuring current in PCB tracks.

The I-prober 520 is a compact hand-held probe which is used with an oscilloscope. By placing the insulated tip of the probe onto a PCB track, the current flowing in the track can be observed and measured.

http://www.tti-test.com/go/iprober/index.htm

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