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About Fluke and Multimeters
Fluke 179 its digital multimeter high accuracy produced by the Fluke corporation. This company is engaged in developing and manufacturing of electronic control measurement equipment since 1948. The main office of the company is located in Everett, Washington USA. But production facilities are located around the world. Fluke factories are in the U.S., UK, Netherlands and China. Service centers are located in North and South America, Europe, Australia and Asia. So problems with the repair of this device should not arise.
Let's return to our device. Fluke 179 designed to measure current and the RMS voltage. Simply put this device can measure the current RMS value and voltage. It’s handy for working with electrical or electromechanical networks and also indispensable when working with heating and ventilation. This is an essential tool for those who are engaged in maintenance and repair of industrial electrical installations. And also very useful for those who are engaged in installation commissioning and starting electric networks. The device is accurate reliable and easy use.
Fuke 179 Description of Device
Fluke 179 has an ergonomic case design. This in turn allows you to work with the device in one hand. The given model unlike previous generation has a larger display. Display increased by 30% from previous models. As well display is back-light. Large numbers are displayed and they are easy to read.
The main functions are voltage measurement, resistance measurement, conductivity measurement, frequency measurement, capacitance measurement, temperature measurement, measurement of current (ac / dc). Basic accuracy is 0.09%.
Advantages and Disadvantages
Fluke 179 it's pretty solid and a well-designed device. We can confidently conclude that the Fluke 178 it is the best in quality in this price range. The closest competitors would be Agilent and Gossen. In contrast to 115-117s series made in China the 179 series made in the USA. This is the important factor.
Note several shortcomings. Our considered device does not have microamps measurement. If you need a multimeter for electronics, we would advise you Fluke 87V. But that is another niche category and the price also is another.
Also worth noting that the yellow part of the case it's not cover. This causes discomfort if you want to replace the fuse. If it becomes necessary, have to first take of the four screws to remove the back cover, replace the fuse and assembling it again. This device uses 440 mamp fuse. In majority cases, you will not notice the shortcomings of Fluke 179. After all, it works accurate and doesn't have any errors. It has good ergonomics, handy rotary-switch with a smooth surface, excellent and quick response of bar-graph and very fast continuity sound reactions. Also it has fast autoranging. All functions work the way you want it to work. Functions are switched easily using yellow button and rotary switch. Without any sophisticated menus. Fast peaks and recessions easily fixed with min/max function.
Fluke 179 is made for easy work. Looking inside you really see the quality. If you want that kind of a multimeter, buy Fluke 179.