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Publication Date: 06/1/2010
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Extech Clamp Meter Sends Readings to FLIR IR Cameras
Clamp meter with Bluetooth for IR imaging.
Waltham, MA — Extech Instruments has introduced the new EX845, a 1000A AC/DC CAT IV clamp meter with new METERLiNK technology and a built-in infrared thermometer.

METERLiNK is an exclusive new technology that wirelessly connects FLIR infrared cameras to Extech meters using Bluetooth to accelerate and simplify inspections. During infrared inspections of electrical components, users can transmit key electrical readings such as current or voltage from the clamp meter directly to an infrared camera. The system instantly imprints the electrical readings onto a related infrared image not only saving time, but also ensuring accurate, coordinated documentation for PdM inspection reports.

The rugged new clamp meter is designed to deliver safety and versatility, without compromising performance or innovation. Its advanced True rms meter functions include AC/DC current, voltage, resistance, capacitance, frequency, infrared and contact temperature, diode-test, and continuity check. Its fast-responding peak hold function captures inrush currents and transients. The bright 4-digit, 4,000 count backlit display is complemented by several one-button functions including data hold, min/max, and selectable auto- or manual-ranging. The large 1.7-in. (43mm) jaw opening handles conductors up to 750MCM or multiple conductors such as two 500MCM. For quick, point-and-shoot temperature readings, the patented, non-contact IR thermometer with laser pointer is useful for fast hot-spot detection.

The instrument has a CAT IV-600V, CAT III-1000V overvoltage safety rating and is CE and ETL approved. The meter comes complete with an 8-piece professional test lead set, a 9V battery, Type K temperature probe, and a belt holster. NIST certification is available for this product.

Contact: Extech Instruments, 285 Bear Hill Rd., Waltham, MA 02451 781-890-7440 fax: 781-890-7864 E-mail: Web:

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