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Why would you need a clamp meter?

December 2010

If you already have a digital multimeter (DMM), do you need a clamp meter as well? How, exactly, can a clamp meter help you? Will it make your job easier, and be worth the investment?

To help answer these questions, we’ve updated our information about clamp meters. You can access this information easily - our two application notes can be read online or downloaded for convenient reference elsewhere.

If you want to find out what a clamp meter is and what it can do; what measurements you can make with a clamp meter; how to get the most out of a clamp meter; and which clamp meter is best suited to the environment the meter will be used in, go to Clamp Meter ABCs.

What you know about DMMs and clamp meters can make a big difference to your bottom line. When it comes to electrical test equipment, are you sure you have the right tools for the job? To answer that question correctly, be sure to assess your measuring needs and know a few things about DMMs and clamp meters.

Learn more
DMMs vs. Clamp Meter (.pdf) »
The newest generation of clamp meters »