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PRESS RELEASE : New Fluke 1AC-I VoltAlert™ tester detects voltage, helps ensure safe working conditions

Update April 2010: 1AC-I RECALL NOTICE

EVERETT, Wash. – Fluke Corporation, the global leader in portable electronic test and measurement technology, has introduced a new VoltAlert™ ac non-contact voltage tester complete with always-on circuitry and new battery check button.

The new Fluke 1AC-I is the latest product in Fluke’s VoltAlert family of ac non-contact voltage testers. Electricians, maintenance, service and safety personnel and do-it-yourselfers can test for energized circuits and defective grounds on the factory floor, in the shop, or at home. By simply touching the tip of this pocket-size tester to a terminal strip, outlet or power cord and watching for the tip to glow red, users can quickly determine if there is voltage in the line.

The Fluke 1AC-I includes a convenient new always-on feature so it’s ready to use when you need it. The tester is built with special low power circuitry to sustain battery life. It also has an innovative ‘Battery Check’ button function to ensure battery and unit are in good condition when using the tester, giving peace of mind any time you are testing. (Use of the Battery Check function is not intended as a substitute for checking the unit on a known live source before and after use.) Typical battery life is greater than one year.

Additional features of the Fluke 1AC-I VoltAlert Tester:

  • Voltage detection of 90 to 1000 V ac, a wide range to suit a broad spectrum of residential, commercial and industrial needs
  • CAT IV 1000 V overvoltage rated for best-in-class added user protection
  • Integrated clip design, optimized for pocket storage in a wide range of clothing thicknesses
  • Powered by 2 AAA batteries (included)
  • Two year warranty
  • Rugged and reliable, built with the quality and accuracy expected from a Fluke tool

The Fluke 1AC-I complies with all pertinent safety standards, including IEC 61010-1:2001, UL 61010-1 (2nd ed.), CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 61010-1-04, and ISA-82.02.01 Pollution Degree 2.

Fluke Corporation
The Fluke 1AC-I will be available for order beginning Sept. 29, 2009. U.S. list price of the Fluke 1AC-I is $24.95. 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
Fluke Corporation is the leader in compact, professional electronic test tools. 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 as well as conducting building restoration and remediation services. 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.

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