High-current clamp meter for non-contact measurements

July 16, 2013 // By Graham Prophet
ISO-Tech clamp meters, available from distributor RS Components, deliver safe, reliable current load testing measurements in electrical systems

The ISO-Tech 1000A AC IPM 240 Series of power clamp meters is designed to clamp to wire, cables or other conductors at any point in the electrical system and measure the current, without the need for disconnection. It provides a safe and cost-effective measurement option for maintenance engineers and electricians in residential, commercial or industrial environments, enabling them to verify system conditions before deploying more specialised tools.

The meters incorporate a complete range of diagnostic capabilities, including: phase rotation indication; power and power factor measurement; total harmonic distortion and individual harmonics; inrush current; and low pass filter. They feature a navigation system that replaces the traditional push button operation with a single joystick, allowing the user to select functions directly on the display. An auto torch-light is fitted to enhance visibility while clamping conductors in dimly lit conditions.

ISO-Tech IP 240 clamp meters meet stringent safety standards, rated CAT IV 600 V, CAT III 1000 V with voltage measurement up to 1000 V AC/DC. They come supplied with a pre-installed 9V alkaline battery, test leads, temperature probe, user manual, and carrying case. The IP 240 Series of clamp meters is part of the ISO-Tech range of test and measurement products, an RS private label brand offering value for money with the same specifications and performance as many higher priced brands.

RS Components; www.rs-components.com