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New multifunction installation testers from

  • 20 November, 2003 11:21

<p>Fluke, the world leader in compact, professional test tools, has introduced an innovative range of multifunction electrical installation testers. The 1650 Series perform all continuity, insulation resistance, loop impedance, short-circuit current and RCD tests required to verify conformity with IEC 60364 standard for fixed electrical installations in buildings and its various national equivalent standards.</p>
<p>Designed for wearing on a neck-strap, its unique ‘curved’ form; low weight (1.17 kg) and straightforward user interface make it an ideal tool for comfortable all-day testing in domestic, commercial and industrial premises. Integrating a test button into the slim design probe to facilitate one-handed access of hard to reach terminals enhances safety by reducing the risk of accidentally touching a live conductor. A built-in live voltage indicator further improves safety during insulation resistance testing.</p>
<p>The new installation testers have a large backlit display with a wide viewing angle and are extremely easy-to-operate. It is available labeled in five languages (English, French, German, Italian and Spanish) plus internationally recognized graphical symbols. The instrument conforms to the requirements of the EN 61557/VDE 0413 standards for test equipment for installation testing.</p>
<p>There are three models in the range to perform voltage, continuity, insulation resistance, loop impedance, short-circuit current and RCDs tests. The 1651 performs trip time tests of residual current activated devices (RCDs). The 1652 adds RCD tripping level and RCD auto testing to its capabilities, while the 1653 also carries out earth resistance and phase sequence measurement. In addition, this top-of-the-range model features an internal memory to store up to 500 measurements for later recall plus an infrared (IR) port to connect it to a PC. In combination with FlukeView™ Forms software, this allows results stored in the memory to be incorporated in custom generated reports.</p>
<p>The 1650 Series include a number of innovative features that make installation testing faster and easier. All models use advanced loop measurement technology to prevent RCDs from tripping during earth-loop testing, leading to highly consistent and repeatable results. The RCD auto test routine on the 1652 and 1653 models save time by eliminating the need to constantly return to the installation tester after resetting a tripped RCD.</p>
<p>In line with all Fluke handheld test tools, the 1650 Series multifunction installation testers are extremely robust. They can withstand a one-meter drop to meet the tough demands of field use. Six alkaline cell batteries are supplied; rechargeable batteries can also be used. All models are equipped with test leads, crocodile clips, heavy-duty carrying case, neck strap, mains connection lead, language reference card and an operating manual on CD-ROM. The 1653 also has an IR adaptor for PC connection. FlukeView Forms software and earth spikes for earth resistance testing with the 1653 are available as optional extras.</p>
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<p>For more information about the Fluke Corporation, or to find the location of the nearest distributor, visit our Web site at e-mail or call 02) 8850 3333, fax 02) 8850 3300.</p>
<p>About Fluke</p>
<p>Fluke Corporation is the world leader in compact, professional electronic test tools. Fluke customers are technicians, engineers, electricians and metrologists who install, troubleshoot, and manage industrial electrical and electronic equipment and calibration processes for quality control.</p>

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