Fluke 87V Max digital multimeter promises to perform in the harshest conditions

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Fluke has announced a new industrial digital multimeter that is designed to work even in the harshest of environments, called the 87V Max.

Those that work in extreme conditions, whether it’s in high or low temperatures, or where there’s lots of humidity or dust, need to be able to troubleshoot electrical problems just as much as those working in ordinary environments. Unfortunately, a lot of ordinary tools, such as multimeters, fail when exposed to harsh conditions. 

That’s why Fluke is launching the 87V Max true-rms Digital Multimeter, which promises to carry on working in temperatures of between -15°C to +55°C, where there’s water or dust present, and in environments where there’s 95% humidity. Those who really want to push the 87V Max to the limit could even use it when the ambient temperature is -40°C, although only for 20 minutes. 

Fluke has achieved an IP67 waterproof and dust-proof rating for the 87V Max, while this digital multimeter also offers CAT III 1000V, CAT IV 600V safety ratings.

The Fluke 87V MAX will measure up to 1000V AC/DC and up to 10A AC/DC (20A for 30 seconds), with true-rms AC voltage and current readings for accurate measurements on non-linear signals. It also offers a capacitance range of 10,000μF, measures frequency to 200kHz, and can capture min/max/average recordings, plus 150μs peak min-max to capture variations automatically. 

It also features a built in thermometer, which conveniently allows temperature readings without having to carry a separate instrument. This offers an easy check whether overheating is involved in a system breakdown.

Other product features include:

  • Resistance, continuity and diode test
  • Relative mode to remove test lead resistance from low ohms measurements
  • Large display digits, 2-level bright white backlight and backlit keypad buttons for increased visibility
  • High resolution 20,000 count display mode
  • Battery life doubled (up to 800 hours)
  • Reversible holster for added protection when not in use

The Fluke 87V Max comes with a Fluke 80BK-A DMM Temperature Probe and is also available as part of a kit, the 87V Max/E2 Combo Kit, which includes a ToolPak Magnetic Meter Hanging Kit, TL224 SureGrip Insulated Test Leads, AC220 SureGrip Alligator Clips, TL238 SureGrip Test Probes and a soft carry case.