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Fieldpiece Launches Swivel Clamp Meters, Help Techs See More and Do More

Fieldpiece Instruments, the company that makes tools exclusively for HVACR professionals, announces two new swivel clamp meters, SC54 and SC57, which swivel a full 180° for better visibility while taking measurements – no matter what angle the meter is clamped.

The SC57 has the ability to send or receive wireless measurements instantaneously, the first swivel clamp meter on the market with wireless capability. Data response time is also shortened on both meters due to the new 10,000-count display that shows large and small values without moving the decimal point or changing units.

Featuring HVAC essential tests, the SC54 and SC57 clamp meters offer functions needed by HVACR technicians. The new clamps measure VAC, VDC, MilliVolt DC (SC54), MicroAmps DC, Frequency, true RMS, as well as Temperature(in °C and °F), and Capacitance.

The SC57 comes with a wireless receiver, ET2W, to connect the meter to accessory heads. A double magnet holds the transmitter and head securely.

“Each new product we develop faces unique challenges and we worked until we got these new clamp meters just right,” says Russell Harju, product manager. “Adding the wireless component to swivel clamp meters helps the technician do a better and faster job in the field as he can receive or send measurements to another meter that is up to 75 feet away.” For example, if a technician is outside at the condenser he can receive indoor wet bulb temperature from another Fieldpiece wireless enabled meter or an accessory head.

The SC54 includes a MilliVolt DC conversion to display parameters from any Fieldpiece accessory head in mVDC.

An important feature of the meters is the non-contact voltage (NCV) function to warn the user when the NCV tab is close to live AC voltages. When it senses AC voltages down as low as 24VAC, it alerts the user by lighting up a big, bright LED, and sounding a loud beeper. Even if the user doesn’t touch the voltage, the NCV function senses the ACV through the air.

To measure temperature with the SC54 and SC57, any K-type thermocouple plugs directly into the meter for excellent temperature compensation. The cold junction is located inside the meter and allows for extremely accurate measurements even in rapidly changing ambient temperatures, like going from a rooftop to a refrigerator.

The swivel head meters include a bright backlight making it easy to read the display even in the darkest and hardest to reach places, while the SC57 includes a LED Flashlight that illuminates when the jaw is open so techs can easily see wires in dark spots.

Included with the meters is: ET2W Wireless Transmitter (SC57 only), ATB1 Thermocouple, ADLS2 Silicone Leads, ASA2 Gator Clip Leads, and a ANC7 Padded Case. Retail cost is $269.00 for the SC57 and $149.00 for the SC54.

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