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The devices are easy to use, and the quality clamp meters will have a jaw release lever, as well as plenty of great features that help to make it a good option for your testing. They will often have a common input jack, a volts/ohm input jack, an input for a flexible current probe, and more.
How clamp meters work
One of the benefits of the clamp meters is that the technician can clamp the jaws onto various items that need testing, such as cables, wires, and conductors. They can do this at any point in the system and take their measurements without disconnecting it, and without turning off the energy to the system. These tend to be a good option for those who need to get into tight spaces to take their measurements.
Under the plastic in the clamps, there are jaws made from iron. These will help to “detect, concentrate, and measure the magnetic field.” These are safe to use, and there are barriers to ensure you do not get a shock when you are taking the measurement. Of course, you will still want to make sure you know how to use the device properly before you get started.
About clamp meters
A clamp meter is a type of electrical testing tool. It features a clamp, which is used to measure current. It includes a digital multimeter and a current sensor, and can provide the user with a substantial amount of information. The clamps will measure the current, and the probes on the device measure the voltage.
Clamp Meter Manufacturers
There are quite a few options available when it comes to clamp meters. Some of the manufacturers offering these meters today include Fluke, TightSight, and UEI. They have a range of options, and you can surely find those that will work for your needs.