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Fluke 87V/E2 Industrial Electrician Combo Kit

Model: 87V/E2 | Order No: 87-5/E2-KIT | UPC: 095969353212

Fluke 87V/E2 Industrial Electrician Combo Kit

Model: 87V/E2 | Order No: 87-5/E2-KIT | UPC: 095969353212

Built around the True RMS industrial multimeter, this combo kit solves problems fast and deliver accurate and advanced troubleshooting capabilities that can handle complex signals. The kit includes accessories that increase the productivity of electricians.

Built around the True RMS industrial multimeter, this combo kit solves problems fast and deliver accurate and advanced troubleshooting capabilities that can handle complex signals. The kit includes accessories that increase the productivity of electricians.

Sale Price $539.99 USD
Regular Price $599.99 USD
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Identifies complex signal problems fast

Provides the resolution and accuracy to efficiently troubleshoot motor drives, plant automation, power distribution, and electromechanical equipment. On top of that, this industrial multimeter effectively performs in loud, high energy, and high altitude locations. Features a low pass filter which supports precise frequency measurements on VFDs and acquires intermittents as quickly as 250 µS.

Use this multimeter to measure AC currents up to 10 A directly. Also, features a built-in thermometer that enables you to take temperature readings without having to carry a separate instrument and more. Plus, comes with a bright, two-level backlit display which allows you to see the results better in dim light.

Electrical safety

All inputs are protected to the 2nd edition of ANSI/ISA S82.01 and EN61010-1 CAT IV 600 V and CAT III, 1000 V. They can withstand impulses in excess of 8.000 V and reduce risks related to surges and spikes.

Correctly measure pulse-width modulated motor drive signals

Until now, there hasn't been a multimeter able to accurately measure adjustable speed drives. Although, this industrial multimeter is designed specifically to handle these complex signals. Think of the potential productivity you'll gain by taking the guesswork out of drive system troubleshooting. Measurements are correct each and every time.

Features

  • Unique function for accurate voltage and frequency measurements on adjustable speed motor drives and other electrically noisy equipment
  • Built-in thermometer conveniently allows you to take temperature readings without having to carry a separate instrument
  • Optional magnetic hanger for easy set-up and viewing while freeing your hands for other tasks
  • Large digit display with bright, two-level backlight makes the 87V significantly easier to read than older models
  • True-rms ac voltage and current for accurate measurements on non linear signals
  • Selectable filter for accurate voltage and frequency measurements on motor drives
  • 0.05% DC accuracy
  • 6000 counts, 3-3/4 digits
  • 4-1/2 digit mode for precise measurements (20,000 counts)
  • Measure up to 1000 V AC and DC
  • Measure up to 10 A, 20 A for up to 30 seconds
  • Built in thermometer lets you carry one less tool (TC probe included)
  • Frequency to 200 kHz and % duty cycle
  • Resistance, continuity and diode test
  • 10,000 µF capacitance range for components and motor caps
  • Min/max-average recording with min/max alert to capture variations automatically
  • Peak capture to record transients as fast as 250 µs
  • Relative mode to remove test lead interference from low ohms measurements
  • Auto and manual ranging for maximum flexibility
  • Touch Hold to capture stable readings avoiding noisy signals
  • Large display digits and two-level bright white backlight for increased visibility
  • Analog bargraph for fast changing or unstable signals
  • Input Alert provides audible warning against wrong use of input jacks
  • Improved selectable sleep mode for long battery life
  • Access door for fast battery changes without breaking the calibration seal
  • Classic design with new removable holster with built in test lead and probe storage
  • Unique function for accurate measurements of noisy pulse-width modulated AC voltage
  • Measures correctly at the ASD and at the motor terminals
  • Accurately measure the frequency (motor speed), frequency measurement not affected by the ASDs carrier frequency
  • Measure AC current with an optional current clamp accessory
  • Compare reading with the display on the ASD
  • Special shielding blocks high frequency, high-energy noise generated by large drive systems

Applications

  • Industrial
  • Maintenance & Repair
  • Test & Measurement
  • Motors/VFDs

How to choose the best DMM for your job?

Multimeter Selection Guide

Fluke TL224 SureGrip™ Silicone Insulated Test Leads

Features

  • DMM test leads (red, black) with safety shrouded, standard diameter banana plugs
  • Right angle connector on one end and straight connector on the other
  • Reinforced strain relief
  • 4.9' (1.5 m) silicone-insulated wire resists heat and cold
  • CAT IV 600 V, CAT III 1000 V, 10 A rating; CSA listed

Fluke AC220 SureGrip™ Alligator Clips

Features

  • One pair (red, black) of small, insulated, nickel plated jaws
  • Blunt tip grabs round screw heads up to 0.37" (9.5 mm)
  • CAT IV 600 V, CAT III 1000 V, 10 A rating; CSA listed

Fluke TL238 SureGrip™ Test Lead Set for High Energy Environments

Features

  • 0.15" (4 mm) of exposed metal at the tip
  • Probe extenders fit between modular test leads and test probes, increasing the distance between you and a live circuit by 8" (20.5 cm)
  • TP238 and TL224 conform to safety standard IEC 1010-2-031, maximum 1000 V CAT III, 600 V CAT IV, Pollution Degree 2, 10 A
  • Probe extenders conform to safety standard IEC 1010-2-031, maximum 1000 V CAT III, Pollution Degree 2, 10 A

Fluke TPAK ToolPak Magnetic Meter Hanger

Take hands-free measurements with this magnetic meter hanger. The kit allows you to hang your meter in a variety of ways—including on nails, hooks and many other objects—solving any hanging and positioning problem you may face.

Please note that this product doesn't clip into the Fluke T6 Series like it does for other Fluke meters. Instead, you must simply feed the Velcro loop through the slot on the back of the T6 and Velcro it together.

Features

  • Powerful magnetic hanger allows you to hang your meter on any metallic surfaces
  • 9" (228.6 mm) hook and loop strap allows you to loop around pipes
  • Hook hanger for hanging on non-magnetic surfaces
  • General purpose hanger allows you to hang your meter on nails, hooks and many other objects

Fluke 80BK-A Integrated DMM Temperature Probe

Features

  • Standard shrouded banana jack
  • Convenient one piece construction

Fluke C35 Soft Carrying Case

Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.5 x 2.6" (220 x 140 x 65 mm)

Fluke 87V/E2 Specifications

Voltage DC Max voltage: 1000 V
Accuracy: ±(0.05% + 1)
Maximum resolution: 10 µV
Voltage AC Max voltage: 1000 V
Accuracy: ±(0.7% + 2) True RMS
AC bandwidth: 20 kHz with low pass filter; 3 db @ 1 kHz
Maximum resolution: 0.1 mV
Current DC Maximum amps: 10 A (20 A for 30 seconds maximum)
Amps accuracy: ±(0.2% + 2)
Maximum resolution: 0.01 µA
Current AC Maximum amps: 10 A (20 A for 30 seconds maximum)
Amps accuracy: ±(1.0% + 2) True RMS
Maximum resolution: 0.1 µA
Resistance Maximum resistance: 50 MΩ
Accuracy: ±(0.2% + 1)
Maximum resolution: 0.1 Ω
Capacitance Maximum capacitance: 9999 µF
Accuracy: ±(1% + 2)
Maximum resolution: 0.01 nF
Frequency Maximum frequency: 200 kHz
Accuracy: ±(0.005% + 1)
Maximum resolution: 0.01 Hz
Temperature Measurement -328 to 1994°F (-200 to 1090°C) excluding probe
80 BK Temperature Probe -40 to 500°F (-40 to 260°C), 2.2°C or 2% whichever is greater
Operating Temperature -4 to 131°F (-20 to 55°C)
Storage Temperature -40 to 140°F (-40 to 60°C)
Operating Altitude 6561' (2000 m)
Dimensions 7.9 x 3.9 x 2.05" (201 x 98 x 52 mm) with Holster
Weight 0.8 lb (355 g)
Battery life Alkaline approximately 400 h typical, without backlight
Click here for complete specifications on the Fluke 87V/E2

What's included with the Fluke 87V/E2

  • Multimeter
  • Insulated Test Leads
  • Alligator Clips
  • Test Probes
  • Meter Hanging Kit
  • Temperature Probe
  • Carrying Case
  • 9 V Battery
  • Lifetime Warranty

This Fluke 87V-KIT Multimeter Kit Includes


Fluke 87V Industrial True RMS Multimeter with Temperature

Solve problems fast and deliver accurate and advanced troubleshooting capabilities that can handle complex signals with this industrial multimeter.


Fluke TL224 SureGrip™ Silicone Insulated Test Leads

These insulated test leads provide the convenience and variety for test lead configurations by attaching clips, hooks and grabbers as needed.


Fluke AC220 SureGrip™ Alligator Clips

Designed to improve steadiness with rubber overmolded surfaces and finger-hugging curves. For use with TL222 and TL224 test leads.


Fluke TL238 SureGrip™ Test Lead Set for high energy environments

Designed for high energy environments, this kit comes equipped with the TP238, TP280, and TL224.


Fluke TPAK ToolPak Magnetic Meter Hanger

Hang your meter in a variety of ways for convenient hands-free operation. Attaches to most Fluke meters.


Fluke 80BK-A Integrated DMM Temperature Probe

Compatible with Fluke DMMs with temperature measurement functions.


Fluke C35 Soft Carrying Case

The top opens laterally to allow use of test tool without removing it from the case and includes a Velcro® strap to secure the test tool. It is made of durable polyester 600D.

Fluke: How-To Check Power Quality With A Multimeter


This video will serve as a how-to on checking the power quality with a multimeter; specifically the 87V. One of the ways to check the power quality, is by using the peak Min/Max.

Fluke: How-To Configure A Multimeter To Use AC And AC/DC Current Clamps


This video will serve as a how-to on extending the life of your Fluke multimeter by using AC and AC/DC current capabilities. The step-by-step process shown here will have you configuring your instrument in no time at all!

Fluke: How-To Measure Frequency and Duty Cycle With The 87V Industrial Multimeter


The 87V has many advanced measurements such as the frequency and duty cycle and this video shows you, the user, how simple it is to measure these with this instrument.

Fluke: How-To Repair Fading Digits in the 87V Industrial TRMS Multimeter


If the digits are fading or not lighting up on your 87V, this video will serve as a how-to on fixing these issues.

Fluke: How-To Test Fuses in A Multimeter


This video will serve as a how-to on testing fuses in multimeters; specifically the 87V & 233. Without having to open the case, you can change your setting to the Ohm function and jump from the Ohm jack to the Amp jack to measure across the fuse and see its continuity.

Fluke: What Is Peak MIN/MAX and How Do I Use It


If you have a multimeter, you need to know what peak Min/Max is. This video explains this feature using the 87V multimeter.

Multimeter measurements on adjustable speed drives

In the past, motor repair meant dealing with traditional three-phase motor failures that were largely the result of water, dust, grease, failed bearings, misaligned motor shafts, or just plain old age. But motor repair has changed in a big way with the introduction of electronically controlled motors, more commonly referred to as adjustable speed drives (ASDs). These drives present a unique set of measurement problems that can vex the most seasoned pro. Thanks to new technology, now for the first time you can take accurate electrical measurements with a DMM during the installation and maintenance of a drive and diagnose bad components and other conditions that may lead to premature failure.

Troubleshooting philosophy

Technicians use many different methods to troubleshoot an electrical circuit, and a good troubleshooter will always find the problem - eventually. The trick is tracking it down quickly and keeping downtime to a minimum. The most efficient troubleshooting procedure begins at the motor and then works systematically back to the electrical source, looking for the most obvious problems first. A lot of time and money can be wasted replacing perfectly good parts when the problem is simply a loose connection. As you go, take care to take accurate measurements. Nobody takes inaccurate measurements on purpose, but it's easy to do, especially when working in a high energy, noisy environment like an ASD. Likewise, choosing the right test tools for troubleshooting the drive, the motor, and the connections is of utmost importance. This is especially true when taking voltage, frequency and current measurements on the output side of the motor drive. But until now, there hasn't been a digital multimeter on the market able to accurately measure ASDs. Incorporates a selectable low pass filter* that allows for accurate drive output measurements that agree with the motor drive controller display indicator. Now, technicians won't have to guess whether the drive is operating correctly and delivering the correct voltage, current or frequency for a given control setting.

Drive measurements

Input side measurements

Any good quality True RMS multimeter can verify proper input power to an ASD. The input voltage readings should be within 1% of one another when measured phase to phase with no load. A significant unbalance may lead to erratic drive operation and should be corrected when discovered.

Output side measurements

On the flip side, a regular True RMS multimeter can't reliably read the output side of a pulse width modulated (pwm) motor drive, because the ASD applies pulse width modulated nonsinusoidal voltage to the motor terminals. A True RMS DMM reads the heating effect of the non-sinusoidal voltage applied to the motor, while the motor controller's output voltage reading only displays the rms value of the fundamental component (typically from 30 Hz to 60 Hz). The causes of this discrepancy are bandwidth and shielding. Many of today's True RMS digital multimeters have bandwidths out to 20 kHz or more, causing them to respond not only to the fundamental component, which is what the motor really responds to, but to all of the high frequency components generated by the pwm drive. And if the DMM isn't shielded for high frequency noise, the drive controller's high noise levels make the measurement discrepancies even more extreme. With the bandwidth and shielding issues combined, many True RMS meters display readings as much as 20 to 30% higher than what the drive controller is indicating. With the incorporated selectable low pass filter, allows troubleshooters to take accurate voltage, current and frequency measurements on the output side of the drive at either the drive itself or the motor terminals. With the filter selected, the readings for both voltage and frequency (motor speed) should agree with the associated drive control display indications, if available. The low pass filter also allows for accurate current measurements when used with Hall-effect type clamps. All of these measurements are especially helpful when taking measurements at the motor location when the drive's displays are not in view.

Taking safe measurements

Before taking any electrical measurements, be sure you understand how to take them safely. No test instrument is completely safe if used improperly, and many test instruments are not appropriate for testing adjustable speed drives. Also make sure to use the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for your specific working environment and measurements. If at all possible, never work alone.

Safety ratings for electrical test equipment

ANSI and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) are the primary independent organizations that define safety standards for test equipment manufacturers. The IEC 61010 second edition standard for test equipment safety states two basic parameters: a voltage rating and a measurement category rating. The voltage rating is the maximum continuous working voltage the instrument is capable of measuring. The category ratings depict the measurement environment expected for a given category. Most three-phase ASD installations would be considered a CAT III measurement environment, with power supplied from either 480V or 600V distribution systems. When using a DMM for measurements on these high energy systems, make sure it's rated at a minimum for CAT III 600V and preferably for CAT IV 600V/CAT III 1000V. The category rating and voltage limit are typically found on the front panel, at the input terminals. Dual-rated CAT IV 600V and CAT III 1000V. Refer to the ABC's of DMM Safety* from Fluke for additional information on category ratings and taking safe measurements.

How to take measurements

Now let's put the multimeter to the test. The measurements in the following procedure are designed to be made on a 480 volt 3 phase drive control at the control panel terminal strips. These procedures would also be valid for lower voltage 3 phase drives powered by either single or 3 phase supply voltages. For these tests the motor is running at 50 Hz.

Input voltage

To measure the ac voltage supply to the input side of the drive at the drive:

  • Select the ac voltage function.
  • Connect the black probe to one of the three phase input terminals. This will be the reference phase.
  • Connect the red probe to one of the other two phase input terminals and record the reading.
  • Leaving the black probe on the reference phase now move the red probe to the third phase input and record this reading.
  • Make sure there's no more than a 1% difference between these two readings.

Input current

Measuring the input current generally requires a current clamp accessory. In most cases, either the input current exceeds the maximum current measurable by the current function, or it isn't practical to "break the circuit" to take an in-line series current measurement. Regardless of clamp type, insure that all readings are within 10% of each other for proper balance.

Transformer type clamp (i200, 80i-400, 80i-600A)

  • Connect the clamp to the common and 400 mA input jacks.
  • Select the mA/A AC function.
  • Place the clamp around each of the input supply phase cables in succession, recording each of the readings as they are taken. Since these clamps output one milliamp per amp, the milliamp readings shown on the display are the actual phase current readings in amps.

Hall Effect type (AC/DC) clamp (i410,i-1010)

  • Connect the clamp to the common and V/W input jacks.
  • Select the AC voltage function.
  • Press the yellow button to enable the low pass filter. This allows the meter to reject all of the high frequency noise generated by the drive controller. Once the low pass filter is enabled, the meter will be in the 600 mV manual range mode.
  • Place the clamp around each of the input supply phase cables in succession, recording each of the readings as they are taken. Since these clamps output one millivolt per amp, the millivolt readings shown on the display are the actual phase current readings in amps.

Figure 1. Output voltage reading without using the low pass filter.


Figure 2. Output voltage reading with low pass filter enabled.

Output voltage

To measure the AC output voltage at either the drive or the motor terminals:

  • Plug the black test lead into the common jack and the red test lead into the V/W jack.
  • Select the AC voltage function.
  • Connect the black probe to one of the three phase output voltage or motor terminals. This will be the reference phase.
  • Connect the red probe to one of the other two phase output voltage or motor terminals.
  • Press the yellow button to enable the low pass filter. Now record the reading.
  • Leaving the black probe on the reference phase, now move the red probe to the third phase output voltage or motor terminal and record this reading.
  • Make sure that there's no more than a 1% difference between these two readings (see Figure 2). The readings should also agree with the controller display, panel if available.
  • If the low pass filter isn't enabled, the output voltage readings may be 10 to 30% higher, as on a regular DMM (see Figure 1).

Figure 3. Output frequency (motor speed) without the low pass filter.


Figure 4. Output frequency (motor speed) using the low pass filter.

Motor speed (Output frequency using voltage as a reference)

To determine motor speed, simply take a frequency measurement while using the low pass filter. The measurement can be made between any two of the phase voltage or motor terminals.

  • Plug the black test lead into the common jack and the red test lead into the V/W jack.
  • Select the ac voltage function.
  • Connect the black probe to one of the three phase output voltage or motor terminals. This will be the reference phase.
  • Connect the red probe to one of the other two phase output voltage or motor terminals.
  • Press the yellow button to enable the low pass filter.
  • Press the Hz button. The displayed reading in hertz will be the motor speed (see Figure 3). This measurement couldn't be made successfully without the low pass filter (see Figure 4).

Output current

TAs with input current, measuring the output current generally requires a current clamp accessory. Once again, regardless of clamp type, insure that all readings are within 10% of each other for proper balance.

Transformer type clamp (i200, 80i-400, 80i-600A)

  • Connect the clamp to the common and 400 mA input jacks.
  • Select the mA/A ac function.
  • Place the clamp around each of the output phase cables in succession, recording each of the readings as they're taken. Since these clamps output 1 milliamp per amp, the milliamp readings shown on the display are the actual phase current readings in amps.

Figure 5. Output current reading without using the low pass filter.


Figure 6. Output current reading with low pass filter enabled.

Hall Effect type (AC/DC) clamp (i410,i-1010)

  • Connect the clamp to the common and V/W input jacks.
  • Select the ac voltage function.
  • Press the yellow button to enable the low pass filter. This allows the meter to reject all of the high frequency noise generated by the drive controller. Once the low pass filter is turned on, the meter will be in the 600 mV manual range mode.
  • Place the clamp around each of the output phase cables in succession, recording each of the readings as they are taken (see Figure 6). Since these clamps output 1 millivolt per amp, the millivolt readings shown on the 87-V display are the actual phase current readings in amps. This measurement would not be possible without the low pass filter (see Figure 5).

Motor speed (Output frequency using current as a reference)

For motors that pull at least 20 amps of running current, motor speed can be determined by taking a frequency measurement with current clamps. Until now, noise issues have prevented accurate readings using hall effect type clamps. Here's how the low pass filter makes it possible.

Motor speed using a Hall Effect type (AC/DC) clamp (i410,i-1010)

  • Connect the clamp to the common and V/W input jacks.
  • Select the ac voltage function.
  • Press the yellow button to enable the low pass filter. This allows the meter to reject all of the high frequency noise generated by the drive controller. Once the low pass filter has been turned on, the meter will be in the 600 mV manual range mode.
  • Place the clamp around one of the output phase cables. Verify that the multimeter is reading a current of at least 20 amps (20 mV in the display).
  • Press the Hz button. The readings now display the motor speed as a frequency measurement.

Motor speed using a transformer type clamp (i200, 80i-400, 80i-600A)

  • Connect the clamp to the common and 400 mA input jacks.
  • Select the mA/A AC function.
  • Place the clamp around one of the output phase cables. Verify that the multimeter is reading a current of at least 20 amps (20mA in the display).
  • Press the Hz button. The readings now display the motor speed as a frequency measurement.

DC Bus measurements

A healthy dc bus is a must for a properly operating motor drive. If the bus voltage is incorrect or unstable, the converter diodes or capacitors may be starting to fail. The DC bus voltage should be approximately 1.414 times the phase to phase input voltage. For a 480 volt input, the DC bus should be approximately 679 VDC. The DC bus is typically labeled as DC+, DC- or B+, Bon the drive terminal strip. To measure the DC bus voltage:

  • Select the dc voltage function.
  • Connect the black probe to either the DC- or B- terminal.
  • Connect the red probe to the DC+ or B+ terminal. The bus voltage should agree with the example mentioned above and be relatively stable. To check the amount of ac ripple on the bus, switch the 7V's function switch to the vac function. Some small drives don't allow external access to the DC bus measurement without disassembling the drive. If you can't access the DC bus, use the peak min max function on the multimeter to measure the dc bus voltage via the output voltage signal.
  • Plug the black test lead into the common jack and the red test lead into the V/½ jack.
  • Select the AC voltage function.
  • Connect the black probe to one of the three phase output voltage or motor terminals. This will be the reference phase.
  • Connect the red probe to one of the other two phase output voltage or motor terminals.
  • Press the MIN MAX button.
  • Press the (Peak min max) button.
  • The displayed reading in Peak min max will be the DC bus voltage.

Click on a category to view a selection of compatible accessories with the Fluke 87V/E2 Industrial Electrician Combo Kit.

Fluke CXT80 CXT80
Rugged Pelican Hard Case for the Fluke 80/180 Series.




Fluke Camo-C25 Camouflage Carrying Case for Fluke Multimeters CAMO-C25
Zippered carrying case with padding and inside pocket. Dimensions: 218 x 128 x 64mm (8.6 x 5 x 2.52").




Fluke C101 Hard Carrying Case C101
Compatible with a vareity of Fluke industrial test tools. Additionally, this hard carrying case features a foam interior.




Fluke C100 Hard Sided Carrying Case C100
Carrying Case for all handheld multimeters.




Fluke C25 Large Soft Carrying Case for Digital Multimeters C25
Featuring a durable, zippered carrying case with padding and inside pocket, and high quality polyester exterior. It includes a convenient hand strap and carries most of Fluke's popular digital multimeters.




Fluke C43 Soft Carrying Case C43
Zippered carrying case with durable vinyl exterior. The C43 case can be used with the 1520 tester, One-touch network analysers, 40 Series power meters, i1100s and i1300s large clamp meters.






Fluke C550 Premium Tool Bag C550
Tool Bag with steel reinforced frame.




Fluke TL940 Mini-Hook Test Lead Set TL940
30V RMS or 60V DC, and 15A.




Fluke TL935 Patch Cord Kit TL935
Kit of 60, 90, and 120cm cords. 30V RMS or 60V DC, and 15A.




Fluke TL932 Patch Cord Set 36" (90 cm) TL932
36" (90 cm) (30V rms or 60V DC, 15A).




Fluke TL930 Patch Cord Set (60 cm) TL930
30V RMS or 60V DC, and 15A.




Fluke TL910 Electronic Test Probe Set TL910
One pair (red, black) of leads with very small tips to access hard to reach electronic test points.




Fluke TL81A Deluxe Electronic Test Lead Set TL81A
Works with Digital Multimeters that accept safety shrouded, standard diameter, banana connectors. Includes a quad-fold nylon pouch.




Fluke TL76 Test Lead Set TL76
Pair of red, black silicone test leads with right angle shrouded 0.16" (4 mm) banana plugs.




Fluke TL75 Hard Point™ Test Lead Set TL75
Offers the convenience of a test lead and probe-in-one unit with a variety of connections. One pair (red, black) comfort grip probe with PVC insulated right angel shrouded 0.16" (4 mm) banana plugs.




Fluke TL71 Premium Right Angle Test Lead Set TL71
Comfort grip probes with flexible silicone-insulated, right-angle test leads. They are heat and cold resistant, with a safety rating of CAT II 1000 V, 10 A.




Fluke TL40 Retractable Tip Test Lead Set TL40
Adjustable to desired length from 0 to 76mm.




Fluke TL26A 5-Way Test Lead Set, 60" TL26A
Provides five different ways to connect to terminals, this test lead set features 60" (1.5 m), silicone-insulated leads, useable from -112 to 158°F (-80 to 70°C), and is rated for 30 V, 8 A.




Fluke TL224 SureGrip™ Silicone Insulated Test Leads TL224
These insulated test leads provide the convenience and variety for test lead configurations by attaching clips, hooks and grabbers as needed.




Fluke TL223 SureGrip™ Electrical Test Lead Set TL223
Designed for your comfort so you can focus on taking accurate measurements, this handy all-in-one kit comes equipped with a SureGrip alligator clip set, slim-reach test probes (flat bladed), and SureGrip silicone test lead set.




Fluke TL222 SureGrip Silicone Insulated Test Leads TL222
Test Leads designed to improve steadiness with rubber overmolded surfaces and finger-hugging curves.




Fluke TL221 SureGrip™ Test Lead Extension Set TL221
Features over molded surfaces and finger-hugging curves for a more comfortable and reliable grip, this test lead extension set is designed to improve steadiness in slippery hands.




Fluke TL950 Mini-Pincer Test Lead Set TL950
30V RMS or 60V DC, and 15A.




Fluke TL960 Micro-Hook Test Lead Set TL960
30V RMS or 60V DC, and 15A.




Fluke TL225 SureGrip™ Stray Voltage Adapter Test Lead Kit TL225
Designed to assure that the meter has a low input impedance that eliminates stray voltage. Additionally, this stray voltage adapter test lead kit is compatible with all modern meters with standard input spacing.
















Fluke TP4 Slim Reach Test Probe Set TP4
Features hard stainless steel probe tips, this slim reach test probes set is designed to fit securely into IEC electrical wall outlets.




Fluke TP220 SureGrip™ Industrial Test Probes TP220
For use with the TL222 and TL224. Additionally, these industrial test probes feature 0.5" (12 mm) stainless steel tips that provide reliable contact and flexible finger barrier, which improves grip.




Fluke TP2 Slim Reach Test Probe Set TP2
Ideal for probing closely spaced or recessed terminals, this slim reach test probe set also features hard stainless steel probe tips.




Fluke TP1 Slim Reach Test Probe Set TP1
Features hard stainless steel probe tips and one pair of slender probe bodies, which is ideal for probing closely spaced or recessed terminals. Additionally, it comes in a flat blade design to hold securely in blade type electrical wall sockets.




Fluke TLK-225 SureGrip™ Master Accessory Set TLK-225
A replacement kit that provides flexibility and comfort, and comes equipped with all SureGrip™ leads and probes.




Fluke TL970 Hook and Pincer Kit TL970
Kit includes TL940 Mini-Hook Test Lead Set, TL950 Mini-Pincer Test Lead Set, and TL960 Micro-Hook Test Lead Set.




Fluke TL220 Suregrip Industrial Test Lead Set TL220
Includes the Fluke AC220, Fluke TP220, and Fluke TL224.




Fluke AC89 Heavy Duty Insulation Piercing Test Clip AC89
Single probe pierces 0.01 to 0.6" (0.25 to 1.5 mm) insulated wire with a small pin allows self-healing of the insulation, and 1000 V, 10 A maximum.




Fluke AC87 Heavy Duty Bus Bar Clip Set AC87
Comes equipped with one pair (red, black) of flat, right angle design for connecting to bus bars, and CAT III 600 V, 5 A rating, CSA listed. Adjustable collar provides two ranges of jaw openings up to 1.81" (30 mm).




Fluke AC285 SureGrip™ Alligator Clips AC285
Designed to improve steadiness in slippery hands, and is for use with TL222 and TL224 test leads. Rubber over-molded surfaces and finger-hugging curves give a comfortable, reliable grip so you can focus on making an accurate measurement.




Fluke AC283A SureGrip™ Pincer Clips AC283A
Designed to improve steadiness in slippery hands, and is for use with TL222 and TL224 test leads. Rubber over-molded surfaces and finger-hugging curves give a comfortable, reliable grip so you can focus on making an accurate measurement.




Fluke AC280 SureGrip™ Hook Clips AC280
Designed to improve steadiness in slippery hands, and is for use with TL222 and TL224 test leads. Rubber over-molded surfaces and finger-hugging curves give a comfortable, reliable grip so you can focus on making an accurate measurement.




Fluke AC220 SureGrip™ Alligator Clips AC220
Designed to improve steadiness with rubber overmolded surfaces and finger-hugging curves. For use with TL222 and TL224 test leads.




Fluke 80K-15 High Voltage Probe 80K-15
Designed to extend the voltage measuring capability of an AC/DC voltmeter to 15,000 V peak AC or DC Overvoltage Category I. The probe provides high accuracy when used with a voltmeter having 10 MΩ input impedance. Intended for low energy applications.




Fluke L215 SureGrip™ Kit with probe light and probe extender L215
Ideal for high-energy environments. Additionally, this kit comes equipped with a probe extender and probe light, which allows users to illuminate those hard-to-reach areas.




Fluke L210 Probe Light Kit L210
Comes in a small and rugged design, this probe light kit liberates the users' hands for work. Additionally, it features a bright white LED and fits between the modular test probe and test lead.





Fluke 80PK-8 Pipe Clamp Temperature Probe 80PK-8
Uses Type-K thermocouple for fast temperature and superheat measurements of pipe surfaces. Designed to reliably measure the temperature of pipes ¼" (6 mm) to 1⅜" (35 mm) in diameter, at temperatures between -20 and 300°F (-29 and 149°C), while retaining a long service life.




Fluke 80PK-27 SureGrip™ Industrial Surface Temperature Probe 80PK-27
Compatible with any temperature measuring instrument that accepts type K thermocouples features a miniature connector input and a cold reference junction compensation. Additionally, this industrial surface temperature probe is ideal for surfaces in rugged environments.




Fluke 80PK-26 SureGrip Tapered Temperature Probe 80PK-26
Features a tapered tip, making this tapered temperature probe ideal for use in air, non-caustic gas, and surface applications.




Fluke 80PK-25 SureGrip™ Piercing Temperature Probe 80PK-25
A K type thermocouple probe that is suitable for the food industry, liquids, and gel.




Fluke 80PK-24 SureGrip™ Air Temperature Probe 80PK-24
A K type thermocouple probe ideal for use in air and non-caustic gas measurements. Additionally, this air temperature probe features a bead protected by perforated baffle.




Fluke TPAK ToolPak Magnetic Meter Hanger ToolPak
Hang your meter in a variety of ways for convenient hands-free operation. Attaches to most Fluke meters.




Fluke TLK-220 US SureGrip™ Industrial Test Lead Kit TLK-220
A handy all-in-one kit that is ideal for industrial applications. Additionally, this test lead kit comes equipped with AC220 SureGrip alligator clip set, AC285 SureGrip large jaw alligator clip set, TP220 sharp test probes, TL224 SureGrip silicone right to straight test leads, and a carrying case.




Fluke 85RF High-Frequency Probe, 500 Mhz 85RF-II
A high-frequency probe designed to convert a DC voltmeter with an input impedance of 10 MΩ into a high frequency (100 kHz to 500 Mhz) RF voltmeter. Additionally, it's probe's DC output is calibrated to equal the RMS value of sine wave input.




Fluke L200 Probe Light L200
Easily attaches to any Fluke test probe.




Fluke i410-KIT AC/DC Current Clamp with Carrry Case I410-KIT
Included with kit: Fluke i410 (1-400A AC RMS, 1-400A DC Current Clamp) and a Zippered vinyl carry case with moveable divider.




Fluke i410 AC/DC Current Clamp I410
The current clamp expands the functionality of digital multimeters and measures up to 400 amps for both AC and DC currents. The large clamp claw gives you access to difficult to reach areas.




Fluke i2000 FLEX Flexible AC Current Clamp I2000-FLEX
Utilizing the Rogowski principle, the clamp can be used to measure currents up to 2000 A when used in conjunction with multimeters, recorders, or data loggers. The flexible and lightweight measuring head allows quick and easy installation in hard to reach areas.




Fluke i1010-KIT Current Clamp Kit I1010-KIT
Includes carrying case.




Fluke i1010 AC/DC Current Clamp I1010
Highly reliable, measures 1 to 1000 A, and provides accurate current reading without breaking the circuit. This clamp measures both AC and DC with a large jaw, battery-powered Hall-effect probe that gives access to difficult to reach areas.








Fluke 80AK-A Thermocouple Adapter 80AK-A
Designed to adapt K type thermocouples mini-connector to dual shrouded banana plug inputs. Additionally, it is ideal for low voltage applications below 30 V AC and 60 V DC.




Customer Reviews for the Fluke 87V/E2

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Fluke 87V Offers

Identifies complex signal problems fast

Provides the resolution and accuracy to efficiently troubleshoot motor drives, plant automation, power distribution, and electromechanical equipment. On top of that, this industrial multimeter effectively performs in loud, high energy, and high altitude locations. Features a low pass filter which supports precise frequency measurements on VFDs and acquires intermittents as quickly as 250 µS.

Use this multimeter to measure AC currents up to 10 A directly. Also, features a built-in thermometer that enables you to take temperature readings without having to carry a separate instrument and more. Plus, comes with a bright, two-level backlit display which allows you to see the results better in dim light.

Electrical safety

All inputs are protected to the 2nd edition of ANSI/ISA S82.01 and EN61010-1 CAT IV 600 V and CAT III, 1000 V. They can withstand impulses in excess of 8.000 V and reduce risks related to surges and spikes.

Correctly measure pulse-width modulated motor drive signals

Until now, there hasn't been a multimeter able to accurately measure adjustable speed drives. Although, this industrial multimeter is designed specifically to handle these complex signals. Think of the potential productivity you'll gain by taking the guesswork out of drive system troubleshooting. Measurements are correct each and every time.

Features

  • Unique function for accurate voltage and frequency measurements on adjustable speed motor drives and other electrically noisy equipment
  • Built-in thermometer conveniently allows you to take temperature readings without having to carry a separate instrument
  • Optional magnetic hanger for easy set-up and viewing while freeing your hands for other tasks
  • Large digit display with bright, two-level backlight makes the 87V significantly easier to read than older models
  • True-rms ac voltage and current for accurate measurements on non linear signals
  • Selectable filter for accurate voltage and frequency measurements on motor drives
  • 0.05% DC accuracy
  • 6000 counts, 3-3/4 digits
  • 4-1/2 digit mode for precise measurements (20,000 counts)
  • Measure up to 1000 V AC and DC
  • Measure up to 10 A, 20 A for up to 30 seconds
  • Built in thermometer lets you carry one less tool (TC probe included)
  • Frequency to 200 kHz and % duty cycle
  • Resistance, continuity and diode test
  • 10,000 µF capacitance range for components and motor caps
  • Min/max-average recording with min/max alert to capture variations automatically
  • Peak capture to record transients as fast as 250 µs
  • Relative mode to remove test lead interference from low ohms measurements
  • Auto and manual ranging for maximum flexibility
  • Touch Hold to capture stable readings avoiding noisy signals
  • Large display digits and two-level bright white backlight for increased visibility
  • Analog bargraph for fast changing or unstable signals
  • Input Alert provides audible warning against wrong use of input jacks
  • Improved selectable sleep mode for long battery life
  • Access door for fast battery changes without breaking the calibration seal
  • Classic design with new removable holster with built in test lead and probe storage
  • Unique function for accurate measurements of noisy pulse-width modulated AC voltage
  • Measures correctly at the ASD and at the motor terminals
  • Accurately measure the frequency (motor speed), frequency measurement not affected by the ASDs carrier frequency
  • Measure AC current with an optional current clamp accessory
  • Compare reading with the display on the ASD
  • Special shielding blocks high frequency, high-energy noise generated by large drive systems

Applications

  • Industrial
  • Maintenance & Repair
  • Test & Measurement
  • Motors/VFDs

How to choose the best DMM for your job?

Multimeter Selection Guide

Fluke TL224 SureGrip™ Silicone Insulated Test Leads

Features

  • DMM test leads (red, black) with safety shrouded, standard diameter banana plugs
  • Right angle connector on one end and straight connector on the other
  • Reinforced strain relief
  • 4.9' (1.5 m) silicone-insulated wire resists heat and cold
  • CAT IV 600 V, CAT III 1000 V, 10 A rating; CSA listed

Fluke AC220 SureGrip™ Alligator Clips

Features

  • One pair (red, black) of small, insulated, nickel plated jaws
  • Blunt tip grabs round screw heads up to 0.37" (9.5 mm)
  • CAT IV 600 V, CAT III 1000 V, 10 A rating; CSA listed

Fluke TL238 SureGrip™ Test Lead Set for High Energy Environments

Features

  • 0.15" (4 mm) of exposed metal at the tip
  • Probe extenders fit between modular test leads and test probes, increasing the distance between you and a live circuit by 8" (20.5 cm)
  • TP238 and TL224 conform to safety standard IEC 1010-2-031, maximum 1000 V CAT III, 600 V CAT IV, Pollution Degree 2, 10 A
  • Probe extenders conform to safety standard IEC 1010-2-031, maximum 1000 V CAT III, Pollution Degree 2, 10 A

Fluke TPAK ToolPak Magnetic Meter Hanger

Take hands-free measurements with this magnetic meter hanger. The kit allows you to hang your meter in a variety of ways—including on nails, hooks and many other objects—solving any hanging and positioning problem you may face.

Please note that this product doesn't clip into the Fluke T6 Series like it does for other Fluke meters. Instead, you must simply feed the Velcro loop through the slot on the back of the T6 and Velcro it together.

Features

  • Powerful magnetic hanger allows you to hang your meter on any metallic surfaces
  • 9" (228.6 mm) hook and loop strap allows you to loop around pipes
  • Hook hanger for hanging on non-magnetic surfaces
  • General purpose hanger allows you to hang your meter on nails, hooks and many other objects

Fluke 80BK-A Integrated DMM Temperature Probe

Features

  • Standard shrouded banana jack
  • Convenient one piece construction

Fluke C35 Soft Carrying Case

Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.5 x 2.6" (220 x 140 x 65 mm)

Fluke 87V/E2 Specifications

Voltage DC Max voltage: 1000 V
Accuracy: ±(0.05% + 1)
Maximum resolution: 10 µV
Voltage AC Max voltage: 1000 V
Accuracy: ±(0.7% + 2) True RMS
AC bandwidth: 20 kHz with low pass filter; 3 db @ 1 kHz
Maximum resolution: 0.1 mV
Current DC Maximum amps: 10 A (20 A for 30 seconds maximum)
Amps accuracy: ±(0.2% + 2)
Maximum resolution: 0.01 µA
Current AC Maximum amps: 10 A (20 A for 30 seconds maximum)
Amps accuracy: ±(1.0% + 2) True RMS
Maximum resolution: 0.1 µA
Resistance Maximum resistance: 50 MΩ
Accuracy: ±(0.2% + 1)
Maximum resolution: 0.1 Ω
Capacitance Maximum capacitance: 9999 µF
Accuracy: ±(1% + 2)
Maximum resolution: 0.01 nF
Frequency Maximum frequency: 200 kHz
Accuracy: ±(0.005% + 1)
Maximum resolution: 0.01 Hz
Temperature Measurement -328 to 1994°F (-200 to 1090°C) excluding probe
80 BK Temperature Probe -40 to 500°F (-40 to 260°C), 2.2°C or 2% whichever is greater
Operating Temperature -4 to 131°F (-20 to 55°C)
Storage Temperature -40 to 140°F (-40 to 60°C)
Operating Altitude 6561' (2000 m)
Dimensions 7.9 x 3.9 x 2.05" (201 x 98 x 52 mm) with Holster
Weight 0.8 lb (355 g)
Battery life Alkaline approximately 400 h typical, without backlight
Click here for complete specifications on the Fluke 87V/E2

What's included with the Fluke 87V/E2

  • Multimeter
  • Insulated Test Leads
  • Alligator Clips
  • Test Probes
  • Meter Hanging Kit
  • Temperature Probe
  • Carrying Case
  • 9 V Battery
  • Lifetime Warranty

This Fluke 87V-KIT Multimeter Kit Includes


Fluke 87V Industrial True RMS Multimeter with Temperature

Solve problems fast and deliver accurate and advanced troubleshooting capabilities that can handle complex signals with this industrial multimeter.


Fluke TL224 SureGrip™ Silicone Insulated Test Leads

These insulated test leads provide the convenience and variety for test lead configurations by attaching clips, hooks and grabbers as needed.


Fluke AC220 SureGrip™ Alligator Clips

Designed to improve steadiness with rubber overmolded surfaces and finger-hugging curves. For use with TL222 and TL224 test leads.


Fluke TL238 SureGrip™ Test Lead Set for high energy environments

Designed for high energy environments, this kit comes equipped with the TP238, TP280, and TL224.


Fluke TPAK ToolPak Magnetic Meter Hanger

Hang your meter in a variety of ways for convenient hands-free operation. Attaches to most Fluke meters.


Fluke 80BK-A Integrated DMM Temperature Probe

Compatible with Fluke DMMs with temperature measurement functions.


Fluke C35 Soft Carrying Case

The top opens laterally to allow use of test tool without removing it from the case and includes a Velcro® strap to secure the test tool. It is made of durable polyester 600D.

Fluke: How-To Check Power Quality With A Multimeter


This video will serve as a how-to on checking the power quality with a multimeter; specifically the 87V. One of the ways to check the power quality, is by using the peak Min/Max.

Fluke: How-To Configure A Multimeter To Use AC And AC/DC Current Clamps


This video will serve as a how-to on extending the life of your Fluke multimeter by using AC and AC/DC current capabilities. The step-by-step process shown here will have you configuring your instrument in no time at all!

Fluke: How-To Measure Frequency and Duty Cycle With The 87V Industrial Multimeter


The 87V has many advanced measurements such as the frequency and duty cycle and this video shows you, the user, how simple it is to measure these with this instrument.

Fluke: How-To Repair Fading Digits in the 87V Industrial TRMS Multimeter


If the digits are fading or not lighting up on your 87V, this video will serve as a how-to on fixing these issues.

Fluke: How-To Test Fuses in A Multimeter


This video will serve as a how-to on testing fuses in multimeters; specifically the 87V & 233. Without having to open the case, you can change your setting to the Ohm function and jump from the Ohm jack to the Amp jack to measure across the fuse and see its continuity.

Fluke: What Is Peak MIN/MAX and How Do I Use It


If you have a multimeter, you need to know what peak Min/Max is. This video explains this feature using the 87V multimeter.

Multimeter measurements on adjustable speed drives

In the past, motor repair meant dealing with traditional three-phase motor failures that were largely the result of water, dust, grease, failed bearings, misaligned motor shafts, or just plain old age. But motor repair has changed in a big way with the introduction of electronically controlled motors, more commonly referred to as adjustable speed drives (ASDs). These drives present a unique set of measurement problems that can vex the most seasoned pro. Thanks to new technology, now for the first time you can take accurate electrical measurements with a DMM during the installation and maintenance of a drive and diagnose bad components and other conditions that may lead to premature failure.

Troubleshooting philosophy

Technicians use many different methods to troubleshoot an electrical circuit, and a good troubleshooter will always find the problem - eventually. The trick is tracking it down quickly and keeping downtime to a minimum. The most efficient troubleshooting procedure begins at the motor and then works systematically back to the electrical source, looking for the most obvious problems first. A lot of time and money can be wasted replacing perfectly good parts when the problem is simply a loose connection. As you go, take care to take accurate measurements. Nobody takes inaccurate measurements on purpose, but it's easy to do, especially when working in a high energy, noisy environment like an ASD. Likewise, choosing the right test tools for troubleshooting the drive, the motor, and the connections is of utmost importance. This is especially true when taking voltage, frequency and current measurements on the output side of the motor drive. But until now, there hasn't been a digital multimeter on the market able to accurately measure ASDs. Incorporates a selectable low pass filter* that allows for accurate drive output measurements that agree with the motor drive controller display indicator. Now, technicians won't have to guess whether the drive is operating correctly and delivering the correct voltage, current or frequency for a given control setting.

Drive measurements

Input side measurements

Any good quality True RMS multimeter can verify proper input power to an ASD. The input voltage readings should be within 1% of one another when measured phase to phase with no load. A significant unbalance may lead to erratic drive operation and should be corrected when discovered.

Output side measurements

On the flip side, a regular True RMS multimeter can't reliably read the output side of a pulse width modulated (pwm) motor drive, because the ASD applies pulse width modulated nonsinusoidal voltage to the motor terminals. A True RMS DMM reads the heating effect of the non-sinusoidal voltage applied to the motor, while the motor controller's output voltage reading only displays the rms value of the fundamental component (typically from 30 Hz to 60 Hz). The causes of this discrepancy are bandwidth and shielding. Many of today's True RMS digital multimeters have bandwidths out to 20 kHz or more, causing them to respond not only to the fundamental component, which is what the motor really responds to, but to all of the high frequency components generated by the pwm drive. And if the DMM isn't shielded for high frequency noise, the drive controller's high noise levels make the measurement discrepancies even more extreme. With the bandwidth and shielding issues combined, many True RMS meters display readings as much as 20 to 30% higher than what the drive controller is indicating. With the incorporated selectable low pass filter, allows troubleshooters to take accurate voltage, current and frequency measurements on the output side of the drive at either the drive itself or the motor terminals. With the filter selected, the readings for both voltage and frequency (motor speed) should agree with the associated drive control display indications, if available. The low pass filter also allows for accurate current measurements when used with Hall-effect type clamps. All of these measurements are especially helpful when taking measurements at the motor location when the drive's displays are not in view.

Taking safe measurements

Before taking any electrical measurements, be sure you understand how to take them safely. No test instrument is completely safe if used improperly, and many test instruments are not appropriate for testing adjustable speed drives. Also make sure to use the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for your specific working environment and measurements. If at all possible, never work alone.

Safety ratings for electrical test equipment

ANSI and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) are the primary independent organizations that define safety standards for test equipment manufacturers. The IEC 61010 second edition standard for test equipment safety states two basic parameters: a voltage rating and a measurement category rating. The voltage rating is the maximum continuous working voltage the instrument is capable of measuring. The category ratings depict the measurement environment expected for a given category. Most three-phase ASD installations would be considered a CAT III measurement environment, with power supplied from either 480V or 600V distribution systems. When using a DMM for measurements on these high energy systems, make sure it's rated at a minimum for CAT III 600V and preferably for CAT IV 600V/CAT III 1000V. The category rating and voltage limit are typically found on the front panel, at the input terminals. Dual-rated CAT IV 600V and CAT III 1000V. Refer to the ABC's of DMM Safety* from Fluke for additional information on category ratings and taking safe measurements.

How to take measurements

Now let's put the multimeter to the test. The measurements in the following procedure are designed to be made on a 480 volt 3 phase drive control at the control panel terminal strips. These procedures would also be valid for lower voltage 3 phase drives powered by either single or 3 phase supply voltages. For these tests the motor is running at 50 Hz.

Input voltage

To measure the ac voltage supply to the input side of the drive at the drive:

  • Select the ac voltage function.
  • Connect the black probe to one of the three phase input terminals. This will be the reference phase.
  • Connect the red probe to one of the other two phase input terminals and record the reading.
  • Leaving the black probe on the reference phase now move the red probe to the third phase input and record this reading.
  • Make sure there's no more than a 1% difference between these two readings.

Input current

Measuring the input current generally requires a current clamp accessory. In most cases, either the input current exceeds the maximum current measurable by the current function, or it isn't practical to "break the circuit" to take an in-line series current measurement. Regardless of clamp type, insure that all readings are within 10% of each other for proper balance.

Transformer type clamp (i200, 80i-400, 80i-600A)

  • Connect the clamp to the common and 400 mA input jacks.
  • Select the mA/A AC function.
  • Place the clamp around each of the input supply phase cables in succession, recording each of the readings as they are taken. Since these clamps output one milliamp per amp, the milliamp readings shown on the display are the actual phase current readings in amps.

Hall Effect type (AC/DC) clamp (i410,i-1010)

  • Connect the clamp to the common and V/W input jacks.
  • Select the AC voltage function.
  • Press the yellow button to enable the low pass filter. This allows the meter to reject all of the high frequency noise generated by the drive controller. Once the low pass filter is enabled, the meter will be in the 600 mV manual range mode.
  • Place the clamp around each of the input supply phase cables in succession, recording each of the readings as they are taken. Since these clamps output one millivolt per amp, the millivolt readings shown on the display are the actual phase current readings in amps.

Figure 1. Output voltage reading without using the low pass filter.


Figure 2. Output voltage reading with low pass filter enabled.

Output voltage

To measure the AC output voltage at either the drive or the motor terminals:

  • Plug the black test lead into the common jack and the red test lead into the V/W jack.
  • Select the AC voltage function.
  • Connect the black probe to one of the three phase output voltage or motor terminals. This will be the reference phase.
  • Connect the red probe to one of the other two phase output voltage or motor terminals.
  • Press the yellow button to enable the low pass filter. Now record the reading.
  • Leaving the black probe on the reference phase, now move the red probe to the third phase output voltage or motor terminal and record this reading.
  • Make sure that there's no more than a 1% difference between these two readings (see Figure 2). The readings should also agree with the controller display, panel if available.
  • If the low pass filter isn't enabled, the output voltage readings may be 10 to 30% higher, as on a regular DMM (see Figure 1).

Figure 3. Output frequency (motor speed) without the low pass filter.


Figure 4. Output frequency (motor speed) using the low pass filter.

Motor speed (Output frequency using voltage as a reference)

To determine motor speed, simply take a frequency measurement while using the low pass filter. The measurement can be made between any two of the phase voltage or motor terminals.

  • Plug the black test lead into the common jack and the red test lead into the V/W jack.
  • Select the ac voltage function.
  • Connect the black probe to one of the three phase output voltage or motor terminals. This will be the reference phase.
  • Connect the red probe to one of the other two phase output voltage or motor terminals.
  • Press the yellow button to enable the low pass filter.
  • Press the Hz button. The displayed reading in hertz will be the motor speed (see Figure 3). This measurement couldn't be made successfully without the low pass filter (see Figure 4).

Output current

TAs with input current, measuring the output current generally requires a current clamp accessory. Once again, regardless of clamp type, insure that all readings are within 10% of each other for proper balance.

Transformer type clamp (i200, 80i-400, 80i-600A)

  • Connect the clamp to the common and 400 mA input jacks.
  • Select the mA/A ac function.
  • Place the clamp around each of the output phase cables in succession, recording each of the readings as they're taken. Since these clamps output 1 milliamp per amp, the milliamp readings shown on the display are the actual phase current readings in amps.

Figure 5. Output current reading without using the low pass filter.


Figure 6. Output current reading with low pass filter enabled.

Hall Effect type (AC/DC) clamp (i410,i-1010)

  • Connect the clamp to the common and V/W input jacks.
  • Select the ac voltage function.
  • Press the yellow button to enable the low pass filter. This allows the meter to reject all of the high frequency noise generated by the drive controller. Once the low pass filter is turned on, the meter will be in the 600 mV manual range mode.
  • Place the clamp around each of the output phase cables in succession, recording each of the readings as they are taken (see Figure 6). Since these clamps output 1 millivolt per amp, the millivolt readings shown on the 87-V display are the actual phase current readings in amps. This measurement would not be possible without the low pass filter (see Figure 5).

Motor speed (Output frequency using current as a reference)

For motors that pull at least 20 amps of running current, motor speed can be determined by taking a frequency measurement with current clamps. Until now, noise issues have prevented accurate readings using hall effect type clamps. Here's how the low pass filter makes it possible.

Motor speed using a Hall Effect type (AC/DC) clamp (i410,i-1010)

  • Connect the clamp to the common and V/W input jacks.
  • Select the ac voltage function.
  • Press the yellow button to enable the low pass filter. This allows the meter to reject all of the high frequency noise generated by the drive controller. Once the low pass filter has been turned on, the meter will be in the 600 mV manual range mode.
  • Place the clamp around one of the output phase cables. Verify that the multimeter is reading a current of at least 20 amps (20 mV in the display).
  • Press the Hz button. The readings now display the motor speed as a frequency measurement.

Motor speed using a transformer type clamp (i200, 80i-400, 80i-600A)

  • Connect the clamp to the common and 400 mA input jacks.
  • Select the mA/A AC function.
  • Place the clamp around one of the output phase cables. Verify that the multimeter is reading a current of at least 20 amps (20mA in the display).
  • Press the Hz button. The readings now display the motor speed as a frequency measurement.

DC Bus measurements

A healthy dc bus is a must for a properly operating motor drive. If the bus voltage is incorrect or unstable, the converter diodes or capacitors may be starting to fail. The DC bus voltage should be approximately 1.414 times the phase to phase input voltage. For a 480 volt input, the DC bus should be approximately 679 VDC. The DC bus is typically labeled as DC+, DC- or B+, Bon the drive terminal strip. To measure the DC bus voltage:

  • Select the dc voltage function.
  • Connect the black probe to either the DC- or B- terminal.
  • Connect the red probe to the DC+ or B+ terminal. The bus voltage should agree with the example mentioned above and be relatively stable. To check the amount of ac ripple on the bus, switch the 7V's function switch to the vac function. Some small drives don't allow external access to the DC bus measurement without disassembling the drive. If you can't access the DC bus, use the peak min max function on the multimeter to measure the dc bus voltage via the output voltage signal.
  • Plug the black test lead into the common jack and the red test lead into the V/½ jack.
  • Select the AC voltage function.
  • Connect the black probe to one of the three phase output voltage or motor terminals. This will be the reference phase.
  • Connect the red probe to one of the other two phase output voltage or motor terminals.
  • Press the MIN MAX button.
  • Press the (Peak min max) button.
  • The displayed reading in Peak min max will be the DC bus voltage.

Click on a category to view a selection of compatible accessories with the Fluke 87V/E2 Industrial Electrician Combo Kit.

Fluke CXT80 CXT80
Rugged Pelican Hard Case for the Fluke 80/180 Series.




Fluke Camo-C25 Camouflage Carrying Case for Fluke Multimeters CAMO-C25
Zippered carrying case with padding and inside pocket. Dimensions: 218 x 128 x 64mm (8.6 x 5 x 2.52").




Fluke C101 Hard Carrying Case C101
Compatible with a vareity of Fluke industrial test tools. Additionally, this hard carrying case features a foam interior.




Fluke C100 Hard Sided Carrying Case C100
Carrying Case for all handheld multimeters.




Fluke C25 Large Soft Carrying Case for Digital Multimeters C25
Featuring a durable, zippered carrying case with padding and inside pocket, and high quality polyester exterior. It includes a convenient hand strap and carries most of Fluke's popular digital multimeters.




Fluke C43 Soft Carrying Case C43
Zippered carrying case with durable vinyl exterior. The C43 case can be used with the 1520 tester, One-touch network analysers, 40 Series power meters, i1100s and i1300s large clamp meters.






Fluke C550 Premium Tool Bag C550
Tool Bag with steel reinforced frame.




Fluke TL940 Mini-Hook Test Lead Set TL940
30V RMS or 60V DC, and 15A.




Fluke TL935 Patch Cord Kit TL935
Kit of 60, 90, and 120cm cords. 30V RMS or 60V DC, and 15A.




Fluke TL932 Patch Cord Set 36" (90 cm) TL932
36" (90 cm) (30V rms or 60V DC, 15A).




Fluke TL930 Patch Cord Set (60 cm) TL930
30V RMS or 60V DC, and 15A.




Fluke TL910 Electronic Test Probe Set TL910
One pair (red, black) of leads with very small tips to access hard to reach electronic test points.




Fluke TL81A Deluxe Electronic Test Lead Set TL81A
Works with Digital Multimeters that accept safety shrouded, standard diameter, banana connectors. Includes a quad-fold nylon pouch.




Fluke TL76 Test Lead Set TL76
Pair of red, black silicone test leads with right angle shrouded 0.16" (4 mm) banana plugs.




Fluke TL75 Hard Point™ Test Lead Set TL75
Offers the convenience of a test lead and probe-in-one unit with a variety of connections. One pair (red, black) comfort grip probe with PVC insulated right angel shrouded 0.16" (4 mm) banana plugs.




Fluke TL71 Premium Right Angle Test Lead Set TL71
Comfort grip probes with flexible silicone-insulated, right-angle test leads. They are heat and cold resistant, with a safety rating of CAT II 1000 V, 10 A.




Fluke TL40 Retractable Tip Test Lead Set TL40
Adjustable to desired length from 0 to 76mm.




Fluke TL26A 5-Way Test Lead Set, 60" TL26A
Provides five different ways to connect to terminals, this test lead set features 60" (1.5 m), silicone-insulated leads, useable from -112 to 158°F (-80 to 70°C), and is rated for 30 V, 8 A.




Fluke TL224 SureGrip™ Silicone Insulated Test Leads TL224
These insulated test leads provide the convenience and variety for test lead configurations by attaching clips, hooks and grabbers as needed.




Fluke TL223 SureGrip™ Electrical Test Lead Set TL223
Designed for your comfort so you can focus on taking accurate measurements, this handy all-in-one kit comes equipped with a SureGrip alligator clip set, slim-reach test probes (flat bladed), and SureGrip silicone test lead set.




Fluke TL222 SureGrip Silicone Insulated Test Leads TL222
Test Leads designed to improve steadiness with rubber overmolded surfaces and finger-hugging curves.




Fluke TL221 SureGrip™ Test Lead Extension Set TL221
Features over molded surfaces and finger-hugging curves for a more comfortable and reliable grip, this test lead extension set is designed to improve steadiness in slippery hands.




Fluke TL950 Mini-Pincer Test Lead Set TL950
30V RMS or 60V DC, and 15A.




Fluke TL960 Micro-Hook Test Lead Set TL960
30V RMS or 60V DC, and 15A.




Fluke TL225 SureGrip™ Stray Voltage Adapter Test Lead Kit TL225
Designed to assure that the meter has a low input impedance that eliminates stray voltage. Additionally, this stray voltage adapter test lead kit is compatible with all modern meters with standard input spacing.
















Fluke TP4 Slim Reach Test Probe Set TP4
Features hard stainless steel probe tips, this slim reach test probes set is designed to fit securely into IEC electrical wall outlets.




Fluke TP220 SureGrip™ Industrial Test Probes TP220
For use with the TL222 and TL224. Additionally, these industrial test probes feature 0.5" (12 mm) stainless steel tips that provide reliable contact and flexible finger barrier, which improves grip.




Fluke TP2 Slim Reach Test Probe Set TP2
Ideal for probing closely spaced or recessed terminals, this slim reach test probe set also features hard stainless steel probe tips.




Fluke TP1 Slim Reach Test Probe Set TP1
Features hard stainless steel probe tips and one pair of slender probe bodies, which is ideal for probing closely spaced or recessed terminals. Additionally, it comes in a flat blade design to hold securely in blade type electrical wall sockets.




Fluke TLK-225 SureGrip™ Master Accessory Set TLK-225
A replacement kit that provides flexibility and comfort, and comes equipped with all SureGrip™ leads and probes.




Fluke TL970 Hook and Pincer Kit TL970
Kit includes TL940 Mini-Hook Test Lead Set, TL950 Mini-Pincer Test Lead Set, and TL960 Micro-Hook Test Lead Set.




Fluke TL220 Suregrip Industrial Test Lead Set TL220
Includes the Fluke AC220, Fluke TP220, and Fluke TL224.




Fluke AC89 Heavy Duty Insulation Piercing Test Clip AC89
Single probe pierces 0.01 to 0.6" (0.25 to 1.5 mm) insulated wire with a small pin allows self-healing of the insulation, and 1000 V, 10 A maximum.




Fluke AC87 Heavy Duty Bus Bar Clip Set AC87
Comes equipped with one pair (red, black) of flat, right angle design for connecting to bus bars, and CAT III 600 V, 5 A rating, CSA listed. Adjustable collar provides two ranges of jaw openings up to 1.81" (30 mm).




Fluke AC285 SureGrip™ Alligator Clips AC285
Designed to improve steadiness in slippery hands, and is for use with TL222 and TL224 test leads. Rubber over-molded surfaces and finger-hugging curves give a comfortable, reliable grip so you can focus on making an accurate measurement.




Fluke AC283A SureGrip™ Pincer Clips AC283A
Designed to improve steadiness in slippery hands, and is for use with TL222 and TL224 test leads. Rubber over-molded surfaces and finger-hugging curves give a comfortable, reliable grip so you can focus on making an accurate measurement.




Fluke AC280 SureGrip™ Hook Clips AC280
Designed to improve steadiness in slippery hands, and is for use with TL222 and TL224 test leads. Rubber over-molded surfaces and finger-hugging curves give a comfortable, reliable grip so you can focus on making an accurate measurement.




Fluke AC220 SureGrip™ Alligator Clips AC220
Designed to improve steadiness with rubber overmolded surfaces and finger-hugging curves. For use with TL222 and TL224 test leads.




Fluke 80K-15 High Voltage Probe 80K-15
Designed to extend the voltage measuring capability of an AC/DC voltmeter to 15,000 V peak AC or DC Overvoltage Category I. The probe provides high accuracy when used with a voltmeter having 10 MΩ input impedance. Intended for low energy applications.




Fluke L215 SureGrip™ Kit with probe light and probe extender L215
Ideal for high-energy environments. Additionally, this kit comes equipped with a probe extender and probe light, which allows users to illuminate those hard-to-reach areas.




Fluke L210 Probe Light Kit L210
Comes in a small and rugged design, this probe light kit liberates the users' hands for work. Additionally, it features a bright white LED and fits between the modular test probe and test lead.





Fluke 80PK-8 Pipe Clamp Temperature Probe 80PK-8
Uses Type-K thermocouple for fast temperature and superheat measurements of pipe surfaces. Designed to reliably measure the temperature of pipes ¼" (6 mm) to 1⅜" (35 mm) in diameter, at temperatures between -20 and 300°F (-29 and 149°C), while retaining a long service life.




Fluke 80PK-27 SureGrip™ Industrial Surface Temperature Probe 80PK-27
Compatible with any temperature measuring instrument that accepts type K thermocouples features a miniature connector input and a cold reference junction compensation. Additionally, this industrial surface temperature probe is ideal for surfaces in rugged environments.




Fluke 80PK-26 SureGrip Tapered Temperature Probe 80PK-26
Features a tapered tip, making this tapered temperature probe ideal for use in air, non-caustic gas, and surface applications.




Fluke 80PK-25 SureGrip™ Piercing Temperature Probe 80PK-25
A K type thermocouple probe that is suitable for the food industry, liquids, and gel.




Fluke 80PK-24 SureGrip™ Air Temperature Probe 80PK-24
A K type thermocouple probe ideal for use in air and non-caustic gas measurements. Additionally, this air temperature probe features a bead protected by perforated baffle.




Fluke TPAK ToolPak Magnetic Meter Hanger ToolPak
Hang your meter in a variety of ways for convenient hands-free operation. Attaches to most Fluke meters.




Fluke TLK-220 US SureGrip™ Industrial Test Lead Kit TLK-220
A handy all-in-one kit that is ideal for industrial applications. Additionally, this test lead kit comes equipped with AC220 SureGrip alligator clip set, AC285 SureGrip large jaw alligator clip set, TP220 sharp test probes, TL224 SureGrip silicone right to straight test leads, and a carrying case.




Fluke 85RF High-Frequency Probe, 500 Mhz 85RF-II
A high-frequency probe designed to convert a DC voltmeter with an input impedance of 10 MΩ into a high frequency (100 kHz to 500 Mhz) RF voltmeter. Additionally, it's probe's DC output is calibrated to equal the RMS value of sine wave input.




Fluke L200 Probe Light L200
Easily attaches to any Fluke test probe.




Fluke i410-KIT AC/DC Current Clamp with Carrry Case I410-KIT
Included with kit: Fluke i410 (1-400A AC RMS, 1-400A DC Current Clamp) and a Zippered vinyl carry case with moveable divider.




Fluke i410 AC/DC Current Clamp I410
The current clamp expands the functionality of digital multimeters and measures up to 400 amps for both AC and DC currents. The large clamp claw gives you access to difficult to reach areas.




Fluke i2000 FLEX Flexible AC Current Clamp I2000-FLEX
Utilizing the Rogowski principle, the clamp can be used to measure currents up to 2000 A when used in conjunction with multimeters, recorders, or data loggers. The flexible and lightweight measuring head allows quick and easy installation in hard to reach areas.




Fluke i1010-KIT Current Clamp Kit I1010-KIT
Includes carrying case.




Fluke i1010 AC/DC Current Clamp I1010
Highly reliable, measures 1 to 1000 A, and provides accurate current reading without breaking the circuit. This clamp measures both AC and DC with a large jaw, battery-powered Hall-effect probe that gives access to difficult to reach areas.








Fluke 80AK-A Thermocouple Adapter 80AK-A
Designed to adapt K type thermocouples mini-connector to dual shrouded banana plug inputs. Additionally, it is ideal for low voltage applications below 30 V AC and 60 V DC.




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