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Fieldpiece Electrical Clamp Meters – Perfect for any HVACR Job

Fieldpiece Electrical Clamp Meters – Perfect for any HVACR Job

It is critical to have the right tools when maintaining and servicing HVACR equipment. This is especially true for testing and troubleshooting electronic controls. Having the correct electrical clamp meter for the job allows you to safely and accurately measure parameters like amperage, capacitance, and voltage.

What Is an Electrical Clamp Meter?
A clamp meter is an instrument used to measure electrical signals such as voltage, amperage, capacitance, resistance, and more. The clamp jaw is designed to wrap around a wire to measure the amperage and frequency. The HVACR technician is able to get the readings necessary to troubleshoot problems so that repairs can be made quickly.

How to Choose the Right Clamp Meter for Your Application
Here are a few important features to consider when choosing the right electrical clamp meter.

Safety
You’ll need to have a meter with safety ratings at minimum of CATIII 600V or for even higher safety protection, use a meter with CATIII 1000V / CATIV 600V. It’s also a good idea to use a meter with magnets for hands-free testing, and/or a meter with non-contact voltage (NCV) to double check if circuits are hot without requiring test leads.

Variable Frequency Drives
HVACR systems frequently come equipped with variable frequency drives (VFD) to provide increased efficiency. A VFD takes the supplied AC power and converts it to a PWM (Pulse Width Modulated) non-sinusoidal voltage to accurately control the speed of an AC motor. In order to get an accurate voltage measurement, you will need a meter with low pass filtering.

Mini-splits
If you are working on mini-splits equipped with variable frequency drives, they can operate with high voltage signals. You will want use an electrical clamp meter that can measure up to 1000VDC and 750VAC. Also, for mini-splits, it’s important to use a meter that can measure resistance into the megohm (MΩ) ranges as higher resistance values are commonly found in more advanced equipment.

Fieldpiece Has the Right Electrical Clamp Meter for You
Fieldpiece Clamp Meters are among the most widely used and most trusted clamp meters in the industry. Our clamp meters are designed with all the features that HVACR technicians in the field need to get the job done.

SC680 – 600 AC/DC Swivel Clamp Meter Dual Display l Power l LPF
From small circuitry to large commercial HVAC units, the SC680 is packed with everything you need to install, service, and troubleshoot any HVACR system safely and effectively. This top-of-the-line clamp meter includes wireless direct to Job Link® System for electrical documentation, a low pass filter for VFD systems, an AC/DC clamp, Molex test leads for small circuitry, the ability to test 3-phase with two leads, and safety rated at CAT IV – 600V/CAT III – 1000V. The system also measures the real-time power consumption (kW) of the running HVACR system.

SC480 – 600A Clamp Meter Dual Display | Power
Test electrical equipment using phase rotation, True RMS, and Inrush features. This versatile clamp meter includes wireless direct to Job Link® System for electrical documentation, a low pass filter for VFD systems, Molex test leads for small circuitry, test 3-phase with two leads, and safety-rated CAT IV – 600V/CAT III – 1000V. The system also measures the real-time power consumption (kW) of the running HVACR system.

SC640 – 400A Swivel Clamp Meter Dual Display | Inrush
This meter captures all the electrical measurements HVACR techs use every day. Features include lead storage, True RMS, Inrush current, capacitance, temperature, duty cycle, and microamps DC.

SC440 – 400A Clamp Meter Dual Display | Inrush
If you’re looking for a true all-in-one meter, look no further. Our mid-size clamp meter provides testing for virtually all electrical or temperature parameters. It’s packed with features like high-voltage LED beepers, continuity warnings, and alligator probe tips for easy one-handed testing.

SC260 – 400A Clamp Meter Compact
The SC260 is a compact meter designed for testing HVACR electrical measurements. It’s backlit and includes True RMS measurements, AC/DC volts, as well as temperature in both Fahrenheit and Celsius.

You can rest assured Fieldpiece clamp meters have all the features you need to get the job done right. Contact us today to learn more about our electrical clamp meters for the HVACR industry.

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