An amp clamp is an automotive tool used to measure the current flowing through a car’s electrical system. It is placed around one of the car’s battery terminals and measures the current flowing through the car’s electrical system.
First off – doing business with SupplyHouse. com is truly a pleasure. Fast, reliable service and ordered equipment and or tools arrive well packaged and most of the time, next day service. The IDEAL Clamp-Pro Clamp Meter (600 Amp) is a great tool for accurate diagnostics, making service jobs and parts repair or replacement so much easier.
My original meter came up missing while away from the job site during a lunch break so I am slowly replace the lost critical tools as the money comes in.
Data hold Auto power off IDEAL 61-746 Clamp-Pro Clamp Meter 600 Amp with True RMS measures up to 600AC with auto/manual ranging. It has tapered jaws with a hook tip for a more secure clamp. The data hold keeps previous data and the tip of your fingers while the auto power off will keep you from setting your tester down and wearing out the battery.
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An ideal addition to oscilloscopes. The Fluke i30s AC/DC Current Clamp is based on Hall Effect technology for use in the measurement of both DC and AC current. The i30s may be used in conjunction with oscilloscopes and other suitable recording instruments for accurate non-intrusive current measurement.
Review the Fluke i30s data sheet for all technical specifications. FEATURES The i30s current clamp is based on Hall Effect technology for use in the measurement of both DC and AC current. Current range – 30 mA to 30 A DC, 30 mA to 20 A AC RMS.
Frequency range – DC to 100 kHz (-0. 5 dB). The FLUKE i30s AC/DC Current Clamp has a CAT III 300 V safety rating.
I used the clamp adapter with the scopemeter Fluke 190-202 to understand current fluctuations in my home. The zero position is as accurate as 6 mA according to the scopemeter but you need to spend some time and be accurate to archive the same value.
Do not forget to press the zero ring to adjust the zero value. The current from nearby condutors almost have no influence to the adapter reading. For example 32 A current conductor touching the outer adapter case clamp adds only 10mA to the empty adapter.
You must remember about the battery in the adapter to work.
I bought this meter 3 months ago after I lost my previous Fluke Meter that I had since Fluke made digital meters. I have used many Fluke products over the years and have always had good testing results.
After checking the specs of this meter I decided this was exactly what I needed. I also decided that the accessories that came with this package made it more versatile and I find that the long length leads make a job easier.
The hanging accessories such as the magnetic holder comes in handy when there is metal around that I can vertically mount the meter in front of me instead of trying to balance it somewhere. I not only recommend this meter but also the accessories that come with it.
We use the Fluke 87V in every aspect of our work, from the initial “build-up” of our Gauge systems, through the deployment of the system and at the final termination of the system into the Customers operation.
The Fluke 87V is a superior check on the performance of our equipment and a very accurate method to use for troubleshooting. If I were ever limited to only one piece of measurement equipment on a project, I would pick the Fluke 87V every time.
I have never had a unit fail or report inaccurate measurements. After many years of use, in my experience, there is no meter manufacturer other than Fluke to even consider !.
The Fluke i1010 AC/DC current clamp is highly reliable, measures 1 A to 1000 A and provides accurate current reading without breaking the circuit. This clamp measures both ac and dc current with a large jaw, battery-powered Hall-effect probe that gives access to difficult to reach areas.
Broke this sucker out to test current on an A/C heater line, should be reading between 1 and 4 Amps, nope, too low to measure. It’s not like I wasn’t using a Fluke 87 while I was taking the measurement.
I placed our standard non contact on the same line and got the reading I was looking for. The i410 jumped at first when I hit the little green button (btw, that is stupid, give me a switch, I’ve only got so many hands) but immediately dropped to zero.
Removed it, re-zeroed (it hadn’t moved) and tried again, no dice. I seldom need to read in the range this thing might be accurate within. I’m starting to question Fluke’s commitment to quality products and have half a mind to send this thing to AvE for a tear down of it.
Gabbage. Going to put it in the art bin at work and see if I can’t get hold of something a little less finicky with the resolution I need. Neat idea, don’t know why more people don’t know you can use the voltage settings on their meters, done it before, of course calibrating a loop of wire can be a pain in the dingus end.
Giving this a 5/5 for reliability, it reliably told me nothing of use. Will not be purchasing more Fluke anyway.
It’s fluke so what can I say. The build quality is perfect. The unit is bigger than I thought but definitely a very well constructed and useful unit. The two reasons for not giving 5 stars is because first, it has a knob for setup to 0v and it’s really sensitive.
You have to check it to be in zero every other minute because you may loose calibration just by accidentally touching the knob. I think is just matter of getting used to it. And second, the measurement at the multimeter is in volts, therefore, if you have a connected meter then your reports are going to be in mV.
1mV equals to 1A and it’s really straight forward but I would like it to have the measurements in my meter in amps. I definitely recommend this product if your multimeter is low current or if you want to measure high currents.
If these two perks with the knob and the measurements in mV are not an issue at all for you then it’s a definitely 5 star accessory for your scope.
FLUKE is a great company and has earned their place in the test multimeter world. The i410 is also a great piece of equipment and works just like it is supposed to. However. it is VERY hard to get info on how to make it work with some meters.
Call FLUKE and get their technical help is my advice.
Fluke clamp-on ammeters are ideal for expanding the functionality of the measuring devices from Fluke. The i400 is an alternating current ammeter with a single measurement range of 400 A and a current output via shielded 4 mm safety plug.
The clamp-on ammeter is compatible with most of the multimeters from Fluke and all other instruments for current measurement, which are suitable for shielded 4 mm safety plug, and work in alternating current range of mA.
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It does the job, I would like thinner clamps if possible to get to thinly packed heavy Guage wire. A retractable spool or some sort of wire management system for cleaner storage would be great. Overall decent purchase.
The I30s current clamp is based on Hall Effect technology for use in measurement of both DC and AC current. The i30s may be used in conjunction with oscilloscopes and other suitable recording instruments for accurate non-intrusive current measurement.
– Features:Specified current range 30 m – A to 30A dc, 30 m – A to 20 A ac rms Usable current range 5 m – A to 30 A dc, 30 m – A to 20 A ac rms Crest Factort 1. 4″ Output sensitivity 100 m – V/A Accuracy (at +25 °C) ± 1 % of reading ± 2 m – A Resolution ± 1 m – A Load impedance > 10 k Ohms and 100p – F Conductor position sensitivity ± 1 % relative to center reading Frequency range DC to 20 k – Hz (- 0.
5 d – B) Temperature coefficient ± 0. 01 % of reading/°C Power supply 9 V Alkaline, MN1604/PP3, 30 hours, low battery indicator Working voltage (see Safety Standards section) 300 V ac rms or dc Maximum conductor size 19 mm diameter Output connection Safety BNC connector, supplied with safety 4 mm adapter Output zero Manual adjust via thumbwheel Cable length 2 meters Operating temperature range 0 °C to +50 °C Storage temperature range (with battery removed) -20 °C to +85 °C Operating humidity 15 % to 85 % (non-condensing) Weight 250 g Safety standards BS EN 61010-1:2001 BS EN 61010-2-032:2002 BS EN 61010-031:2002 300 Vrms, Category III, Pollution Degree 2 Use of the probe on uninsulated conductors is limited to 300 V ac rms or dc and frequencies below 1 k – Hz.
A great little current clamp for the price. Very useful for most of the general projects that we do around here. We combine for higher current, along with the i30S for lower current levels, and we have the whole package.
MGRT Products Ac/Dc Current Clamp, 300V Ac/Dc Voltage, 30A Dc, 20A Ac Rms CurrentItem Condition: NewModel: I30SProduct Information Current Clamp Is Based On Hall Effect Technology-Use In Measurement Of Both Dc And Ac Current-It May Be Used In Conjunction With Oscilloscopes And Other Suitable Recording Instruments For Accurate Non-Intrusive Current Measurement-1.
Adding a couple of thoughts and facts to the other reviews I see here, the following: (1) Capacity of the i410 clamp is 400A–number given on home essentials direct’s page is 1000A. The i1010 will do 1000A if you need that much sauce.
(2) Bandwidth limit on this clamp is 3kHz. This turned out to be an issue for me, but I don’t blame Fluke. I have yet to see a shoddy product wearing the Fluke brand mark. I always, always, always buy Fluke electrical measurement kit.
(3) Tactically, a good reason to get a clamp for your DMM instead of a dedicated clamp meter is that using a clamp you can put the display where you want it. If you get a dedicated clamp meter (i. e.
single-piece clamp with current display) then the display is constrained to be wherever you’re measuring the current. Not always convenient. and this is why I bought the i410. I happen to have VOMs all over the house but needed one with a higher current capacity.
(4) As expected this product is solidly built and easy to use. (5) Y’all keep one hand in your pocket, now, mmmkay?.
Bought to use with my new 87 V. Brand new out of the box it will not work. Read manual. Contacted Fluke. No change. I love Fluke. This is beyond disappointing. I cannot recommend you purchase this item.
Features Soft rubber boot for safely gripping spark plug. One piece design to produce less wobble which will damage spark plugs. Knurled handle to prevent hand from slipping. Laser etched part number and size for easy identification.
3/8 in. drive for use with ratchet or breaker bar. For GM, Ford, Chrysler and Asian vehicles with 5/8 in. size.
This is a handy little amp clamp meter. Only a couple of little issues. I wish the display was easier to read at different angles, sometimes the back light helps, sometimes not. Also just be aware that the gauge wire running through the clamp can effect your reading if testing for parasitic draw.
A big fat ground cable will give you a high mAmp reading. I always use a smaller jumper wire.
Kit included i1010 1-600A AC rms, 1-1000A DC current clamp, zippered vinyl carry case with moveable divider. Special value kit for electrical professional who is looking to add on DC and AC current measurement capabilities to their DMM.
Includes a roomy carry case to hold and protect your meter and current clamp, plus extra storage for your test leads, probes and manuals. The Fluke i1010 AC/DC current clamp is designed to extend the current ranges of Fluke tools and can take current readings without breaking the circuit.
Battery-powered dual Hall-effect, clamp-on probe measures dc current from 1-1000A; AC current from 1-600A AC rms. Measures AC and DC current down to 1 amp with specified accuracy and is useable to 0.
5A. Output is 1 mV per amp DC or AC. Jaws accept conductor size of 1 X 750 MCM ( 30 mm/1. 18 in. diameter) or 2 x 500 MCM (2 x 25 mm/0. 98″). AC and DC accuracy: +/- (2. 0 percent of reading + 0. 5A).
Measurement type: Hall sensor. Nominal current range: 600 A AC, 1000 A DC. Continuous current range: 1 A – 600 A AC, 1 A – 1000 A DC. Maximum non-destructive current: 1000 A. Lowest measurable current: 0.
5 A. Useable frequency: DC – 10 kHz. Output levels: 1 mV/A. With zero error adjustment. Safety: CAT III, 600 V. Maximum voltage: 600 V. Battery life: 9 V, 60 h. Maximum conductor diameter: 30mm, 2 x 25mm.
Output cable length: 1. 6m. With shrouded banana plugs.
I1010-KIT Special value kit for electrical professional who is looking to add on DC and AC current measurement capabilities to their DMM. Includes a roomy carry case to hold and protect your meter and current clamp, plus extra storage for your test leads, probes and manuals.
Klein Tools CL800 is an automatically ranging true root mean squared (TRMS) digital clamp meter that measures AC/DC voltage, resistance, continuity, frequency, capacitance, and tests diodes via test-leads, and temperature via a thermocouple probe.
It also features a Low Impedance (LoZ) mode for identifying and eliminating ghost or stray voltages. Klein Tools’ Test and Measurement product line was exclusively designed from the ground up by electricians for electricians.
Years of field research, combined with extensive input from electricians across America, inspired the development of meters and electrical testers loaded with innovative, time-saving features.
Everyone in my shop uses the CL800. Some have upgraded from older Klein’s. I like the probe clip on the side of the clamp and the available option of 2 styles of magnets. You can get ambient temp if you just touch the leads together or use the thermocouple if you need more precision.
2 complaints though, the leads have a tendancey of coming loose so sometimes you think your not getting a reading, I have gotten in the habit of tapping the connectors against my leg before testing. I wish they attached on the front.
Also I wish there was storage clips on the back for the probes. My old cheap meter had that.
I am not a pro. That said The meter is kind of like a swiss army knife in terms of its functionality. Maybe a better comparison might be a Leatherman. I can’t begin to list the features. Off the top of my head and In addition to the usual multimeter features it offers backlit display, flashlight, True RMS Amerage, NCV, Low Z, Temp including probe & AC/DC Clamp metering and a soft case.
Who needs LowZ? Nobody until you do. If you are looking to determine which wires are hot in an electrical box a regular voltmeter can be fooled and give false positives. This can happen with modern electronics plugged into the circuit anywhere along the line, in another room etc.
I have used it a few times to check power consumption, volts, continuity, and temp. I like this meter and the price is amazing. If you do often work on stuff, Unless you really need to buy a cheap meter that will quite possibly not last or take a drop, buy this meter.
It is easy to use and appears like it may very well last a long time. By easy to use I mean the meter fits the hand, the knob is easy to turn, the markings are easy to see and the screen is a nice size + backlit.
Really functional. I think many pros would be happy to have this meter. Wish List: Alligator clip probe attachments. A prop stand &magnet mount. Of course you can buy alligator clips and Klein offers a combo magnet strap mount.
I don’t know why many meters, this one included, insert the probe wires at the bottom on the side of the meter as opposed to having ‘L’ shaped probe wires plug into the top of the meter. In this setup you must always remove the probes to store the meter in the case.
I shopped for an ampmeter with AC/DC years ago. This is what I found. Some of the competition makes a DC ampmeter, but they are very high dollar, and have limited versatility. I found this one with most of the features that I ever need, in one package, at a nice price – about $100.
Bought it, and never regretted it. Alas – losing a meter inside of a high temperature (600 F right next to the dessicant beds) drying machine for a period of months takes a toll on the meter. The case was warped and bent when I found it again, but it still worked.
The meter has served me reasonably well for more than two years after being so abused. Alas, I’m down to wrapping large O-rings around the body to hold it together, and the batteries fall out repeatedly.
I’m returning to buy another CL-800 to replace the one I’ve abused to death. The thermocouple leads are a new addition to the CL-800, and a welcome one. I’ll reach for the Fluke 179 less often now that the Klein can read temps.
Read the list of features, carefully. This meter does much more than just DC amps and temperature. It is a true multimeter, and does almost everything a maintenance man, or an auto mech will ever need.
I do own Flukes, but this Klein is usually the meter I reach for.
This one I purchased as a gift but it should essentially be the same as my slightly older one. In my case I mostly use it to check on my trucks battery condition and that the overnight parasitic drain is within normal parameters.
For this it offers amp draw down to two decimal places which is all I need. There are a lot better reviews on youtube if you are interested in more. The price is only twice of the units that do not work well for me and a fraction of the cost of higher priced models.
【UT210E Mini Clamp Meters】 UT210 series mini clamp meters are designed to work well in limited space environments. These are essential tools for mechanical and electrical equipment maintenance, home appliance installation and electrician duties.
【Features】 Can be used to measure AC/DC Current, AC/DC Voltage, Resistance, Capacitance. – Current Maximum range of 100A AC/DC,Resolution ratio up to 1m – A. Capacitance measurement from 2nF~20. 00mF Whole range overload protection.
【Unique Design】 Lightweight and portable, suitable for schools, factories, families and amateurs. – Made of high quality ABS, durable enough for long term use. – High degree of accuracy, LCD display, very easy to read A stable, secure and reliable mini Digital Clamp Meter.
Let me start by saying, that I wholeheartedly recommend this product for amateur electronics enthusiasts. Those who research Clamp Meters, will find comments both praising and criticising this meter.
Here’s the kicker, both are true. I will get to specifics, but important things to consider are, valve for money and relevance to your area of interest. One article I read which included this meter, compared 5 clamp meters, and concluded by recommending the most expensive of them as the best.
I found that to be disingenuous. They were correct that the most expensive provided the most accurate readings, however, you pay for the privilege. The UT-210E is a good, low cost, general purpose tool.
It will give you AC & DC Amp readings to a precision of 10mA on the 2A setting. In circumstances where readings of 1mA or lower are required, I recommend cutting the connection & inserting an in line meter.
I believe this to be a reasonable recommendation, when the alternative is to pay an order of magnitude more for a more accurate readout from a clamp meter. The UT-210E is reasonable on battery life, size, weight, range of functionality, accuracy & price.
The cons are the previously mentioned precision on clamp readings, the fact that it defaults to AC readings, where DC would be moreconvenient for the majority of users, and the more annoying characteristic, that it needs to be zeroed often, practically between each reading.
I point out that zeroing is performed at the touch of a button; hardly an arduous imposition. At this price point, everyone can afford to have a clamp meter. That is the most persuasive argument in favour of the UT-210E.
Plus: Great features, especially having inductive DC amps is a bonus. It’s also very small and portable, and looks and feels good. Rotary switch and leads feel quality. Minus: The display takes over a second or two to display whatever the current voltage you are reading is, so it lags behind real time.
This can be a problem when diagnosing circuits with intermittent problems, for example, if the voltage comes on but then goes off again in less than 2 or 3 seconds, the display will “move” and show activity, but no numbers will be displayed.
So you can only guess or “assume” what the voltage might have been when the display moved, but unless the voltage stays on, this meter will not quickly stabalize and give you a reading. If the circuit you are measuring has stable voltage (or no voltage) for more than two or three seconds, then this isn’t a problem, other than waiting for the couple seconds to stabilize.
Most brand name American meters, like Fluke, Fieldpiece, UEI, etc, read much quicker.
2A range on a clamp meter. And I tested it, its pretty accurate, like within 1 or 2 mA. Thats incredible for a clamp meter. Stupid useful. AND it has a 100A range. How do you get that much range out one hall effect sensor? Maybe it has 2 different hall effect sensors, i dont know.
Kind of wish it had a max-hold function, but whatever. Not having to unhook stuff to do a current reading on circuits is awesome.
At the turn of the century, Milwaukee tools has made itself known for extraordinary durable and reliable products to deliver innovative solutions that would help their consumers be more productive. The heavy-duty Milwaukee 2235-20NST 400 AMP Clamp Meter is a CAT III 600V meter that can safely measure electrical current flow in live wires and could measure 400 amps AC.
It also has the True RMS that can get the accurate current reading in all applications. This Milwaukee clamp meter has a wide voltage rangeof upto 600 AC/DC volts and a 1. 30” jaw opening for a thick conductor’s easy entry.
The thin jaw profile also makes it easier to measure even in tight places like panels or bundle wires. The Milwaukee clamp meter has embedded LED work light for darkroom operations with a high-resolution LCD and white character readings on black display and a backlight for easy reading.
This clamp meterhasa rugged over-molding that is both durable and convenient because of its.
I’m a maintenance engineer for a large production plant and in charge of all tool purchases, this is not the first time i’ve purchased or used an amp probe multimeter. milwaukee has really stepped up their game and diversified their market.
they are not just power tools anymore. i would normally buy the brand that is synonymous with electrical tools but thought i’d give milwaukee a shot this time. it’s not a bad tool for the price point, but i really wish i would have spent another twenty and gotten the brand i’ve been using for years.
the probes have to be disconnected to use the amp clamp, but the unit doesn’t come with a case, a cord wrap, or anything so i’m sure these leads are going to get left somewhere when i’m using the amperage feature.
yeah, it’s got an LED worklight, but nowadays what doesn’t have a small LED? backlit screen, not really a selling point, if i’m somewhere that dark, i usually have work lamps. the body of the meter doesn’t even have a holder for one of the leads so you can poke around and read the meter at the same time, and it hasn’t got a magnet either.
which is offered by their leading competitor in units half this price. so all in all, i’m going to give it a try, the amp probe seems a little buggy in it’s readings when i can get one. this will probably get returned in exchange for the leading brand.
good try milwaukee, you’re close but you need a little refinement.
This is just the second of four Milwaukee tools I purchased because of the excellent promotion of the free M12 rotary tool. I have never had a complaint with Milwaukee tools and this one seems as good as the rest.
I like heavy duty. By the way, the free M12 rotary tool came within three days of mailing redemption form in. WOW CPO does an excellent job with the shipping and handling.
Meter fits comfortably in palm of hand. Feels and appearsbuilt to last. Display light is excellent as is front of meter work light to help lead the way into tight wiring enclosures. Price is more then reasonable.
The conclusion of an amp clamp for automotive use is that it is an essential tool for any car owner. It allows you to safely and easily connect your car stereo to an amplifier, and it also protects your car stereo from damage.
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