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Wireless measurement system shows readings remotely on a multimeter

20 November, 2012

Fluke, the test and measurement specialist, has announced a system that collects readings wirelessly from up to ten measurement modules and sends them to a master device up to 20m away. The rugged, customisable CNX system allows users to choose the appropriate measurement modules – for variables such as AC voltage, AC current and temperature – based on their troubleshooting needs.

At the heart of the system is a Cat III 1kV / Cat IV 600V multimeter with a screen that displays both its own readings, and those from up to three other measurement modules, including current clamps. For more complex troubleshooting, users can view live measurements from up to 10 modules simultaneously on a computer fitted with an adapter.

The system allows users to place modules in hazardous or awkward locations and then watch the readings from a safe distance. For example, a technician can de-energise a panel, connect voltage or current modules to all three phases, close and re-energise the panel, and then read the measurements from outside the arc flash zone.

The modules can take live measurements or log up to 65,000 sets of data. The logged data can be saved to a computer in the .csv format.

By being based on a multimeter, the system allows technicians to extend their skills to meet the demand for more complex three-phase work without re-training on more complex test tools.

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