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Fluke 279 FC TRMS Thermal Multimeter

The 279 FC is a full-featured digital multimeter with integrated thermal imaging and is designed to increase your productivity and confidence.

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Fluke 279 FC Thermal Multimeter is two tools in one
  • Fluke 279 FC Thermal Multimeter is two tools in one
  • Find, repair, validate and report many electrical issues quickly with the Fluke 279 FC Thermal Multimeter
  • Transmit Fluke 279 FC results wirelessly with Fluke Connect
  • Fluke 279 FC Thermal Multimeter with inclusions
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  • Fluke 279 FC True-rms Thermal Multimeter helps you find, repair, validate, and report many electrical issues quickly so that you are confident problems are solved.

    Locate the problem immediately
    Thermal imaging multimeters are a first-line troubleshooting tool for electrical equipment that can check hot spots of high-voltage equipment and transformers, and detect heating of fuses, wires, insulators, connectors, splices and switches. Scanning with the 279 FC's thermal imager reveals many electrical issues rapidly and from a safe distance. By combining two tools into one, the thermal multimeter lightens the load and increases productivity.

    Expanded functionality
    Compatible with iFlex® (a flexible current clamp) to expand your measurement capabilities and get into tight, hard to reach spaces for current measurement (up to 2500 A AC). The large full-color LCD screen makes for easier and clearer viewing of images and readings. The 10 hour+ rechargeable battery keeps you going all day long under normal conditions.

    Communicate your results
    With built-in Fluke Connect®, transmit results wirelessly to a smartphone and save time on reporting to validate work is complete. Troubleshoot better by instantly trending and monitoring measurements live on your smartphone screen. Create and email reports right from the field.

    • Full-featured multimeter with built-in thermal imager
    • 15 measurement functions including: AC voltage with low-pass filter, DC voltage, Resistance, Continuity, Capacitance, Diode test, Min/Max/Avg, AC current (with iFlex), Frequency
    • Thermal imaging reveals many electrical issues quickly and safely, eliminating the need for time-consuming testing and validation
    • Two-in-one tool is designed to increase productivity – no need to go back to the truck or office to retrieve a shared camera or wait for the thermographer– do more in less time!
    • iFlex expands your measurement capabilities – get into tight, hard to reach spaces for current measurement (up to 2500 A AC)
    • Save measurements and images while communicating wirelessly with a smart phone up to 20 feet / 6.1 m away (no obstructions)
    • Image resolution–80 x 60
    • 3.5 in /8.89 cm color LCD screen
    • Rechargeable lithium ion battery allows for a for a full work day (10+ hours) under normal conditions
    • Assembled in the USA
    • Three year standard warranty
    • Auto power off to save battery power
    • CAT III 1000 V, CAT IV 600 V measurement category
    • Optional accessories: Fluke i2500-10 or i2500- 18 iFlex® Flexible Current Probes, Fluke BC500TDMM AC Power charger and Fluke BP500 Lithium-ion Battery 3000 mAh
    • Designed for durability, built to withstand a 3 m (9.8 ft) drop, double insulated with raised rubber holster for increased protection

    Fluke Connect

    Fluke Connect connects your meter to your phone through Bluetooth to help you get more done faster and safer

    • Save measurements and images while communicating wirelessly with a smart phone up to 20 feet / 6.1m away (no obstructions)
    • Troubleshoot better by instantly trending and monitoring measurements live on your phone screen
    • Create and email reports right from the field. Report not enough? Fluke Connect has ShareLive video calls that stream live video and measurements in the same screen

    Measurement capability

    • 1000 V ac and dc voltage measurement
    • Up to 2500 A ac current measurement (with optional iFlex)
    • Temperature measurement from -10 °C to 200 °C (14 °F to 392 °F)
    • Resistance measurement to 50 MΩ
    • Continuity
    • Diode Test
    • Min and max recording to capture variations automatically
    • Frequency
    • 9999 µF capacitance measurement
    • True-rms voltage and current for accurate measurements on non-linear signals

    Other features

    • CAT IV 600 V , CAT III 1000 V measurement category
    • Rechargeable lithium ion battery and charger
    • Three-year warranty
    • Hanging strap (optional) allows you to conveniently hang the meter while using the probes
    • Soft carrying case (optional)
  • DMM
    Basic dc accuracy 0.09%
    Bandwidth 1% 45 Hz to 65 Hz, full time low pass filter
    Voltage ac/dc 1000 V
    Current ac iFlex Flexible Current Probe (included with the 279 FC/iFlex)
    Resistance 50 MΩ
    Frequency 100 kHz
    Capacitance 9,999 µF
    Continuity with beeper Yes
    Diode test Yes
    Min/Max recording Yes
    Display Hold Yes

    Infrared camera
    Infrared resolution 80 x 60
    Image capture frequency 8 Hz
    Field of View 36° (w) x 27° (h)
    NETD ≤200 mK
    Infrared spectral band 7.5 to 14 microns
    Center point Yes (with center point temp)
    Focus mechanism Fixed focus
    Temperature Range (selectable °C and °F) -10 °C to 200 °C (14 °F to 392 °F) Accuracy: ±5 °C (41 °F) or (±5% as tested)
    Emissivity 0.95 fixed
    Background compensation 20 °C fixed
    Memory storage Approximately 100 images (internal)
    File format Non-radiometric .is2

    General specifications
    Battery type Rechargeable lithium ion battery (charge time: 4.5 hours)
    Operating temperature -10 °C to 50 °C (14 °F to 122 °F)
    Storage temperature -20 ºC to 60 ºC (-4 °F to 140 °F)
    Relative humidity 0% to 90% (0 °C to 35 °C) (32 °F to 95 °F)
    0% to 75% (35 °C to 40 °C) (95 °F to 104 °F)
    0% to 45% (40 °C to 50 °C) (104 °F to 122 °F)
    Altitude 2,000 meters (6,561 feet)
    Temperature coefficient Add 0.1 x specified accuracy for each °C above 28 °C or below 18 °C (°F above 82 °F or below 64° F)
    Ingress Protection (IP) IP40 (non-operating)
    Wireless frequency 2.4 GHz ISM Band, 20 meter range
    Certifications CE, CSA, FCC
    Safety compliance IEC 61010-1: Pollution degree 2; IEC 61010-2-033: CAT III 1000 V/CAT IV 600 V
    EMC EN 61326-1:2012
    Size 215.9 x 93.9 x 57.1 mm (8.5 x 3.7 x 2.25 in)
    Weight 0.793 kg (1.75 lb)
    Warranty Limited three-year warranty
    • Models
      Model Name Description  
      Fluke 279 FC/iFlex TRMS Fluke 279 FC/iFlex TRMS Thermal Multimeter
       

      Includes:

      • 279 FC TRMS Thermal Multimeter
      • 45.72 cm (18 in) iFlex Flexible Current Probe
      • (1 pair) TL175 Test Leads
      • Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery and Charger
      • Soft Carrying Case
      • Hanging strap
      Fluke 279 FC TRMS Fluke 279 FC TRMS Thermal Multimeter
       

      Includes:

      • 279 FC TRMS Thermal Multimeter
      • (1 pair) TL75 Test Leads
      • Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery and Charger

Fluke Connect is not available in all countries.

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