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PRESS RELEASE : New TL175 TwistGuardTM Test Leads change tip length with a single twist, earning CAT II, CAT III and CAT IV safety ratings

EVERETT, Wash. – Fluke Corporation, the global leader in portable electronic test and measurement technology, announced today the availability of the new TL175 TwistGuard™ Test Leads, the only test leads in the world with a manually adjustable test tip guard for use in different measurement environments. By simply twisting the test lead the user can change the exposed probe tip length from 4/25 in (4 mm) to ¾ in (19 mm). When the tip guard is fully extended, the TL175 Test Leads are safety rated for CAT III 1000 V and CAT IV 600 V use. When the tip guard is retracted, the test leads are safety rated for CAT II 1000 V use.

WearGuard™ indicator provides added safety factor

The new TL175 Test Leads are also Fluke’s first leads with WearGuard™ insulation. Each test lead is covered by two layers of silicone insulation: red or black on the outside, and white on the inside. If the TL175 Test Leads become nicked or scuffed and white insulation is visible, the user has a visual warning that the test leads should be replaced.

While the WearGuard indicator shows excessive wear, the TL175 Test Leads are designed to last longer than any other leads currently available. The dual-layer silicone insulation resists melting if it comes in contact with hot surfaces and remains flexible in cold situations. The extra-heavy duty strain relief, built into both the probe-end and the plug-end, has been tested beyond 30,000 bends without failure. The universal input plugs work with all popular brands of digital multimeters with 4 mm input jacks.

Screw-on tips add versatility

The TL175 Test Leads also offer screw threads at the base of the probe. This allows the user to add screw-on clips, probes and specialty tips. The threads improve measurement reliability, while the wide range of probe tips enhances measurement productivity.

Pricing and Availability

Fluke’s new TL175 TwistGuard™ Test Leads are available for immediate purchase at leading electronic and electrical distributors worldwide at a suggested retail price of $23.65. Product details can be found at  TL175.

Fluke Corporation

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 test and measurement 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 Test and Measurement World Best in Test, Control Engineering Engineer’s Choice and Plant Engineering 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.

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