• The Importance of Battery Testers Fluke Pro Tips

    Fluke Pro, Jason Axelson explains why early identification of battery failure helps keep your assets as well as your company up and running.

    Use a battery tester to measure voltage, internal resistance, and strap resistance to find indications of early-stage battery failure or installation problems.

    Key measurements – Internal battery resistance, dc and ac voltage, dc and ac current, ripple voltage, frequency, and temperature.

    Sequence measurement mode – Automatic or manual sequence testing of battery strings with automatic measurement storage including voltage, resistance, and temperature (with BTL21 intelligent test probe), eliminating the need to press a button each time measurement needs to be saved.

    Comprehensive logging – All measured values are automatically captured during testing and can be reviewed on the instrument before downloading for on-the-go analysis.

    Learn more about the Fluke 500 Series Battery Analyzer: https://comtest.co.za/Products-Paid/Product-Details-Paid/fluke-500-series-battery-analyzer
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  • Why do I need an insulation tester | Comtest Fluke Pro Tips

    Shaun from Fluke educates us why an insulation tester is a crucial tool to have. He elaborates on the benefits yield by the insulation meter.

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    Why do you need an insulation tester?
    The insulation tester is designed to check the integrity of conductors wires or check the insulation value of motor/compressor windings. We check if there is a breakdown in there that might cause malfunctioning. Insulation tester is helpful for a preventive maintenance plan (PMP) it allows you to do a streamlined test and baseline test.
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  • Introducing the Fluke IRR1 SOL Irradiance Meter

    hether you’re surveying, installing, executing maintenance or checking the performance of solar panels or a photovoltaic system, the Fluke irradiance meter takes 4 critical measurements needed.

    With the Fluke irradiance meter, you can make instantaneous measurements to determine the watt per square meter solar irradiation. Measure the ambient temperature at the panel easier and faster than ever.

    The Fluke IRR1-SOL is the only irradiance meter that can take the temperature without needing an external probe. This is enabled by innovative Fluke technology which embeds an integrated conductive temperature sensor in the meter. Temperature can also be measured with increased accuracy with the external temperature probe.

    + A built-in compass enables you to measure and document roof or site orientation.

    + An inclination sensor lets you know the solar panel tilt when surveying, installing or adjusting the installation.

    + The Fluke irradiance meter is robust, rugged, compact, and ergonomically designed so it fits comfortably in your hand.

    + The high contrast LCD and large, readable numbers make the screen easy to see even in bright sunlight.

    + It comes with a convenient carry case with a shoulder strap.

    Get all the critical photovoltaic measurements needed to install, verify, and report on the performance of a photovoltaic system in one easy-to-use instrument.

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  • Determine site orientation with the Fluke Solar Irradiance

    Use the integrated compass on the Fluke IRR1-SOL Irradiance Meter to measure and document roof or site orientation.

    + First perform irradiance, temperature and inclination measurements with the meter turned on and aligned with the panel.

    + If the tilt is above 20 degrees, any compass reading will be inaccurate. The metal in the panel or other surrounding metal objects will also affect the compass reading. This is why another step is necessary to verify the direction.

    + Position the meter away from the panel and any other metal objects and with the tip of the meter facing in the same direction as the panel.

    + Confirm your compass reading.

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  • Find Inclination of a Panel with the Fluke Solar Irradiance Meter

    The Fluke IRR1-SOL Irradiance Meter has a built-in inclination sensor that lets you know the roof or solar panel tilt when surveying, installing or adjusting the installation.

    + Simply place the Irradiance Meter directly onto the solar panel to get accurate tilt.

    + For surfaces of rooftops with inclinations different than 0°, place the meter on the ground and push the ZERO button for 2 seconds to reset the angle.

    + Then, measure the true inclination of the solar panel.

    Get 4 critical photovoltaic measurements in one easy-to-use tool when surveying, installing or adjusting your solar installation. Visit Fluke.com to find out more.

    Learn more about the Fluke IRR1-SOL Irradiance Meter: https://comtest.co.za/Products-Paid/Product-Details-Paid/fluke-flk-irr1-sol
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  • Photovoltaic System Measurements with the Fluke Solar Irradiance Meter

    he IRR1 irradiance meter is the perfect tool to conduct comprehensive tests and measurements on photovoltaic systems. It provides four key measurements all in one tool: irradiance, temperature, tilt, and compass degree.

    Irradiation is a critical metric to consider when conducting a survey or inspection of a solar installation.

    1. IRRADIANCE: The Fluke IRR1 irradiance meter instantaneously measures solar irradiance up to 1400 watts per square meter. In addition to irradiance, solar professionals need to measure the temperature of the surfaces of a photovoltaic panel.

    + TEMPERATURE: The Fluke irradiance meter comes with an integrated temperature sensor that allows users to measure the top of a solar panel, simply by placing the unit on the surface. To measure the temperature of the back of the panel, the Fluke Irradiance Meter comes with an attachable, external probe.

    + TILT: Tilt angle of a solar panel is important to maximize efficiency. Identify the ideal inclination of a panel by enabling the tilt function. For scenarios where the rooftop is not level, use the Zero function to calculate the real tilt.

    + COMPASS DEGREE: The location and direction of a panel determines the amount of irradiation absorbed. Get the direction of the panel in degrees by using the compass function on the IRR1 irradiance meter.

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  • How to measure irradiance with the Fluke Solar Irradiance Meter

    Even if a solar or photovoltaic system is installed correctly, it may not be producing the specified amount of power. Determine the performance of a solar panel with the Fluke IRR1-SOL Irradiance Meter.

    + Simply place the Fluke irradiance meter directly onto the solar panel.

    + The meter will instantly and precisely display the watt per square meter measurement.

    + The irradiance meter makes it easy to ensure you’re getting the optimum power from your system and also makes it simple to report and document.

    + The irradiance meter also includes a temperature sensor, compass and inclination sensor.

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  • Make Your Job Easier with the Fluke T6 1000 PRO Electrical Tester

    The Fluke T6-1000 PRO Electrical Tester measures voltage up to 1000 V ac and current up to 200 A ac, all through the open fork and without test lead contact to live voltage. Connect the black lead to the ground with the included heavy-duty alligator clip, slide the wire into the open fork and see both voltage and current at the same time. On wires up to AWG 4/0 (120 mm2), carrying as much as 200 A and 1000 Vac. Even with gloves on. It will change how you do your job.
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  • Fluke 393 FC 1500 V Clamp Meter | Why This Tool Matters To Solar

    The world’s only CAT III 1500 V current clamp.
    The Fluke 393FC CAT III 1500 V True-rms Clamp Meter with iFlex is designed for technicians who work in dc environments up to 1500 V: solar arrays, wind power, electric railways, data centres battery banks for uninterruptible power supplies. The Fluke 393FC clamp will measure up to 1500Vdc, 1000Vac, and up to 999.9Adc or ac through the clamp jaw. The iFlex flexible current probe extended ac current measurements up to 2500 amps and can be twisted through extremely small spaces and provide accurate current measurements.. The Fluke 393FC has a thin jaw, giving you access to cables in crowded combiner boxes. The test leads are designed with your work in mind, and are rated to CAT III 1500V.
    Other key functions:
    • IP54 rated, ideal for work outdoors on solar arrays and wind power systems
    • DC power measurement, showing readings in kVA
    • Audio Polarity indicator helps prevent accidental miswires
    • Visual Continuity turns provide a bright green light in the display, ideal when working in dark and noisy environments
    • Logging and reporting of test results via Fluke Connect software

    Discover the Fluke 373FC: https://bit.ly/3vnOzXj
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  • Fluke 1770 Series Three-Phase Power Quality Analysers | First Look

    Fluke 1770 Series Three-Phase Power Quality Analysers eliminate the complexities of power quality logging, troubleshooting, and analysis. Engineered to be the faster, easier way to perform power quality studies, the Fluke 1770 Series offers automatic measurements, a straightforward user interface and setup, best-in-class specifications, and a simplified reporting platform. The Fluke 1770 series can also be powered directly from the measurement circuit, eliminating the need to find a power outlet or use a lengthy extension cord. With the Fluke 1770 Series you’ll never miss a critical power quality event—from fast transients up to 8 kV, harmonics up to 30 kHz, dips and swells, as well as the voltage, current, and power measurements that enable you to characterise your electrical system.
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  • Spectrum analyser demo on the MDO-2000E

    MDO-2000E series is equipped with a dual channel 25 MHz arbitrary waveform generator.
    We could utilize arbitrary waveform generator to output waveforms and conduct frequency domain analysis by the built-in spectrum analyzer.
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