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'Trend-setting' logging multimeter

20 February 2008 Test & Measurement

Comtest, distributor of Fluke test equipment, has introduced a logging digital multimeter with high accuracy and trend capturing electronics.

The Fluke 287 documents design performance and graphically displays the results; its logging and graphing capabilities mean that users no longer need to download logged readings to a PC to detect a trend.

New functionality on the Fluke 287 includes a large 50 000 count, 1/4 VGA display with white backlight on which multiple sets of measurement information can be displayed simultaneously. There is also a logging function with TrendCapture, useful for characterising the performance of a design or for unattended monitoring. The multimeter has on-board help screens for measurement functions, while saved measurements allow users to name and recall measurements.

The 287 features 0,025% basic d.c. accuracy with 100 kHz a.c. bandwidth and true-rms a.c. voltage and current for accurate measurements on complex signals or non-linear loads. The peak capture function can record transients as fast as 250 μs, and a realtime clock allows for automatic time stamping of saved readings.



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