Fluke offers a new Multifunction Installation Tester kit
- Published: Monday, 27 February 2012 18:43
The complete Fluke 1654B Limited Addition Kit contains the Fluke 1654B, a Fluke ES165X Earth Spike Test Kit, a Fluke TLK290 Flexible Socket Probe Set, and DMS 0100/INST Data Management Software which uses the 1654B’s captured results for data recording, offers easy-to-use administration and reporting in compliance with BS7671 IEE 17th Edition Wiring regulations and provides printing of test reports compatible with a range of standard certificate requirements. More information can be found at www.fluke.co.uk/spring
The extended memory Fluke 1654B Multifunction Installation Tester is designed for high productivity testing and verification of virtually all electrical wiring installations in domestic, commercial and industrial applications to meet the latest BS7671 IEE 17th Edition wiring regulations, while offering smooth DC-sensitive RCD type B testing and milliohm resolution for loop and line testing. The Fluke ES165X Earth Spike Test Kit enables easy earth resistance testing using the 3 wire connection method and auxiliary earth spikes, and the TLK290 Flexible Socket Probe Set is designed for use on motor and 3-phase sockets while offering CAT III 1000 V / CAT IV 600 V, 8A safety.
The Fluke 1654B Multifunction Installation tester shows two measurements at once on a dual display. This can show PEFC/PSC and loop impedance results in parallel negating the requirement to run the tests separately, more than halving the test time of some loop testers. It also features a high-current loop test which gives extremely fast measurements when testing in circuits where no RCDs are being used. It offers both non trip and the high current test so the user can select depending on the application. In addition there is fast voltage measurement between L-N, L-PE and N-PE using the mains cord, with no need to change measurement connections.
There is a PASS/FAIL indication for RCD test results, and a variable RCD current mode for customised settings. Requiring no separate batteries, a slim probe with test button supplied with the tester enables initiation of a test without the need to access or reference to the front panel when probing hard to reach points. An Earth Volt Touchpad detects earth voltages raised above 50V to indicate potentially dangerous situations.
The Fluke 1654B is compact, lightweight (less than 1.2 kg) and has a padded neck-strap to free testers’ hands for testing. For ease of use, a rotary dial clearly indicates which function is selected, and provides access to all functions in one place to avoid complex multi-level menus, so that even after a long period of non-use the tester remains intuitive to use. A large display with backlight uses clear symbols and has an exceptionally wide viewing angle for easy and safe readings. The 1654B has detachable standard 4-mm leads that can be replaced if damaged or lost, and which require no customised special connectors. A Zero Adapter ensures easy, reliable and accurate test lead and mains cord compensation. The adapter can be used for all kinds of mains plugs and test accessories like probes and alligator clips.
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