Tips for choosing a clamp meter

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Tips for choosing a clamp meter

Fluke's assortment of clamp meters has been engineered to address a wide variety of needs, from routine tasks to specialty projects.

The quick-reference chart below offers a brief overview of features most commonly requested by technicians and electricians. For more detailed specifications, refer to the Fluke clamp meter selection guide.

Models User groups Differentiating features
32X family:
323, 324, 325
  • Residential/commercial electricians
  • HVAC contractors
  • Light industrial users
  • True-rms ac voltage and current for accurate measurement of non-linear signals
  • Fits in pockets due to slim ergonomic design
  • Temperature measurement available on 324 and 325
37X family:
373, 374, 375, 376, 381
  • Industrial electricians
  • Utility and industrial maintenance
  • Facility maintenance
  • Offers more features, handles higher current measurements
  • iFlex: Flexible probe measures ac current in tight or crammed spaces; included in 376 and 381; compatible with 374 and 375.
  • Offers true-rms plus low-pass filter for testing motors and drives
  • MIN MAX, average and inrush recording to capture variation automatically
  • 381 offers detachable screen (boosts safety), so technician can be 2 places at 1 time; has a rare earth magnet on back
  • Ergonomic design fits hands; can be used when wearing protective equipment
Specialty clamps:
365, 360, 902, 35X
  • HVAC (902 measures microamps and temperature)
  • Industrial
  • Utilities
  • Residential/commercial
365: detachable jaw clamp
  • Detachable jaw permits:
    • easier wire access
    • easier display viewing
  • Built-in flashlight to help ID wires
  • Ranges for current are slightly lower than others
  • Jaw is smaller, so it fits in tighter spaces
  • Includes hanging strap
902: HVAC clamp
  • Measures in microamps
  • Direct temperature measurement
360: Leakage clamp
  • Measures leakage current with 3 mA range
  • Resolution: 1µ (accurate)
35X: High current clamp
  • For higher currents, up to 2000 A ac+dc, true-rms
  • Has a bigger, extra-wide jaw for large conductors that carry higher currents
  • Inrush current measurement

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