Electricians can significantly benefit from the Fluke 1587 FC. Manufactured by Fluke, this high-range, high-quality insulation multimeter efficiently identifies problems and provides wireless functionalities for troubleshooting common issues. Its versatility extends to and allows for convenient preventative maintenance. The Fluke 1587 FC helps electricians work even from a distance. 

What is a Multimeter?

Alternatively called volt-ohm meter and multitester, a multimeter is an instrument used to measure amperage or current, electrical voltage, resistance, and other electrical properties. Electricians rely on this tool when they need to identify problems related to power supplies, appliances, wiring systems, circuits, and motors. 

A multimeter performs a variety of tasks – from the simplest to the most complex. So, just as it is able to identify electrical problems, it can also examine diagnostics and find solutions for such (troubleshooting). 

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There are two types of multimeters: 
1. DMM or digital multimeters and 
2. analog multimeters.

Digital multimeters are common and popular. They are equipped with LCD screens, which is where the readings are displayed. Many electricians prefer DMMs because they are simple to use and read; and the readouts are accurate. 

These digital multimeters come in different versions and designs – from the simple to the most advanced. They can also be pricey, but they’re still preferred by many because of their efficiency.

Analog multimeters, on the other hand, are more affordable than DMMs. However, some electricians and users may find the readings difficult to understand. Unlike the digital version, analog multimeters have a scale and a moving needle. Readings are reflected when the needle moves over the scale. Although they are not as accurate as DMMs, analog multimeters are quite effective in recognizing slow changes in voltage. 

The Fluke 1587 FC is a True RMS (Root Mean Square) digital insulation multimeter. It can accurately measure AC current and frequency drives. 

What are the Key Features of the Fluke 1587 FC?

One of the best things about the Fluke 1587 FC is its versatility. It is useful for both commercial and residential users because it is capable of testing DC and AC currents. Additionally, it is also equipped with a feature that allows users to detect circuits live – in real-time. This is a significant factor in ensuring not only efficiency but also safety when performing insulation tests. Aside from the above-mentioned, here are the other great features of the Fluke 1587 FC:

  • 0.01 MΩ to 2 GΩ insulation test
  • 50/100/250/500V insulation test voltages
  • Maximum voltage applied is at 1000V
  • Battery-saving auto power off
  • Push-button action
  • Timed Ratio tests (PI/DAR) using Trendlt
  • Automated temperature compensation
  • Compares and saves measurements through wireless connectivity
  • VFD low-pass is integrated into the tool to guarantee accuracy in variable frequencies
  • Versatility in measurement capabilities: (aside from DC and AC currents) ac/dc milliamps, dc millivolts, continuity, and resistance
  • Compact, comes in a hard case
  • Has a large display that comes with (6000-count) backlight
  • Accessories: alligator grips and remote probe
  • Comes with a three-year warranty that can be extended to five years
  • Lightweight at 1.2lbs
  • Tough and durable
  • Long battery life (uses four AA batteries)

The Fluke 1587 FC works with Fluke Connect, an app that’s compatible with both iOS and Android smartphones. Once users download and enable the app, their Fluke 1587 will gain additional features and functions such as:

  • Vast storage that allows easy storing of measurements – either to the cloud or a local device (such as your smartphone)
  • A more efficient historical tracking (less errors, more reliable data)
  • Fluke Connect Measurement memory storage