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PRESS RELEASE : Fluke 365 Clamp Meter chosen “Top 20 Tool” by Motor Magazine

EVERETT, Wash. – The Fluke® 365 Detachable Jaw True RMS AC/DC Clamp Meter was named one of the top automotive tools in Motor Magazine’s 2011 Top 20 Tools award. The winning products were selected by the editors of Motor, which serves independent repair and service establishments, gasoline service stations, and new car dealers.

Motor Magazine’s annual Top 20 Tools award recognizes those tool and equipment manufacturers who, through innovative features on new products, help technicians diagnose and repair vehicles correctly — the first time. The continual development and improvement of such tools and equipment is essential so that automotive technicians can properly service today’s technologically advanced vehicles.

The awards were announced in the September issue of the magazine.

This is the second year in a row Fluke has received recognition from Motor Magazine. Last year, the Fluke 233/A Remote Display Automotive Multimeter was recognized as a Top 20 Tool.

The Fluke 365 Clamp Meter
The Fluke 365 Clamp Meter is designed to make technicians’ jobs easier. It has a thin, small jaw design that makes it easy to get around tightly packed wires. The current clamp jaw is detachable, making it more convenient than ever to access wires in difficult spaces while holding the clamp meter body where readings are easy to see. The detachable clamp is especially valuable for technicians working in tight confines. In normal situations the jaw remains attached to the meter body, but when required, it can be removed and clamped to the wire under test while the meter body remains attached to the jaw through a flexible three-foot lead.

These features make the clamp essential when measuring current output from an alternator BAT terminal or branch circuit’s current from the fuse block either under the dash or in the engine compartment. The jaw has been designed to fit around all of the cables, either positive or negative, on the battery making measurements of low current draws easy.

The Fluke 365’s compact jaw measures both DC and AC current from 100 mA up to 200 A. This offers sufficient resolution to detect parasitic current draws. The Fluke 365 measures up to 600 V AC and DC and provides 6000-Ohm resistance measurement and continuity detection. State-of-the-art signal processing allows for use in noisy electrical environments, while providing stable readings.

Fluke Corporation
Fluke test instruments are distributed in more than 100 countries. For more information on Fluke tools and applications, or to find the location of your nearest distributor, contact Fluke Corporation, P.O. Box 9090, Everett, WA USA 98206, call (800) 44-FLUKE (800-443-5853), fax (425) 446-5116, e-mail fluke-info@fluke.com or visit the Fluke Web site at http://www.fluke.com.

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About Fluke
Founded in 1948, Fluke Corporation is the world leader in compact, professional electronic test tools. Fluke tools deliver the testing and troubleshooting capabilities that are critical to keep commerce and industry running smoothly. Fluke customers are technicians, engineers, electricians, metrologists and building diagnostic professionals who install, troubleshoot and manage industrial, electrical and electronic equipment and calibration processes for quality control and building restoration. In the past five years, Fluke tools won more than 50 industry awards, including Best in Test, Engineer’s Choice and Product of the Year. Fluke is a registered trademark of Fluke Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.