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Multi-function insulation resistance tester

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FLUKE Australia has introduced the Fluke 1550 MegOhmMeter which combines insulation resistance testing up to 5000V with measurement storage and PC interface software making it suitable for installation testing and preventive maintenance and commissioning.

The Fluke 1550 is designed for testing switchgear, transformers, motors, generators and cables. It can be used for a wide range of tests from simple spot checks to timed and breakdown tests.

Its 99 memory locations store all measurement parameters, which can then be downloaded to a Windows-based computer using the Quicklink 1550 software and optical interface cable that come with the meter.

The Fluke 1550 features a ramp function (0-5000V dc) for breakdown testing, a timer for dielectric absorption, plus the ability to conduct leakage current and cable or insulation capacitance tests.

Easy to use with a simple interface, the meter provides insulation resistance testing up to 1 tera-ohm, with four output voltages: 500V, 1000V, 2500V, 5000V.

The Fluke 1550's warning voltage alerts the user that voltage is present and gives the voltage reading up to 600V ac or dc.

With its large, fast-responding analog/digital display, the Fluke 1550 shows measurement changes graphically with easy-to-read analog bar graphs as well as digital measurements.

The last-reading memory display is ideal for insulation resistance and Lo-Ohms.

The Fluke 1550 is powered by a high-capacity, rechargeable 12 volt battery that provides enough energy for up to 2,500 tests. In addition, the meter is fully tested to comply with EN 61010-1, CAT III 600 V overvoltage category, EN 61557 installation testing, and EN 61326 EMI immunity.

The meter ships complete with a soft, waterproof case for tester and accessories, heavy-duty test leads, 5000V-rated probes, alligator clips, interface adapter and cable, Quicklink 1550 PC software, user manual, line cord, dc (car) charging adapter, and rechargeable battery.

Quicklink 1550 software requires a computer running Windows 95, 98, ME, NT 4.0, or 2000. The Fluke 1550 MegOhmMeter comes with a standard two-year warranty.

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