Product News: Test & Measuring Instruments

Multimeter targets automotive applications.

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November 3, 2004 - Available as EEDM88V stand-alone meter, or EEDM88VKT Combo Kit, Fluke 88V identifies nearly any electrical problem on conventional and hybrid vehicles. Unit captures spikes and glitches as short as 250 millionths of a second, has fused current inputs allowing for 20 A current measurements, and internal protection to guard against over-voltage or over-current situations. It includes adjustable backlight and AutoHold(TM), as well as Min/Max/Average and Peak Min/Max functions.

Snap-on Industrial

2801 80th St., Kenosha, WI, 53141 1410, USA

Original Press Release

Snap-On Offers New Fluke 88V Automotive Multimeter and Kit Providing Integrated Package of Performance and Safety

Press release date: October 20, 2004

KENOSHA, Wis., Oct. 20, 2004 - Fluke, the most trusted name in digital multimeters, and Snap-on, the leader in automotive tools, have partnered to bring the automotive technician the most advanced digital multimeter on the market. The new Fluke 88V has features making it versatile enough to identify nearly any electrical problem on conventional and hybrid vehicles, including those with 42-volt systems.

The Fluke 88V is manufactured in the U.S.A. and is backed by a limited lifetime warranty. The unit is available in two configurations- the EEDM88V stand-alone meter and EEDM88VKT Automotive Multimeter Combo Kit. The EEDM88V and EEDM88VKT are available exclusively through Snap-on Tools Company.

The new Fluke 88V is a significant upgrade over its predecessor, the Fluke 88, with a 30 percent larger display complemented by an adjustable bright white backlight for improved visibility in dimly lit environments, like under the dash or hood. The high-impact rubber holster protects the meter from accidental drops up to six feet, and the meter case is designed to withstand the occasional water splash and exposure to shop dust ensuring years of trouble-free use in rugged shop environments.

With its advanced processor, the Fluke 88V can capture spikes and glitches as short as 250 millionths of a second, an improvement of approximately 400 times over the previous Fluke 88. Combined with the Min/Max/Average and Peak Min/Max features, the meter has the speed required to capture intermittent signals that plague automotive electrical systems. These advanced functions, along with the meter's AutoHold(TM) function, can be used by technicians who need to perform flight record testing during road tests to identify difficult to find, loose, intermittent or broken connections.

Designed specifically for the automotive technician, the Fluke 88V has fused current inputs allowing for 20-amp current measurements (up to 30 seconds) and internal protection to guard the meter against over-voltage or over-current situations. Additionally, the meter combines advanced functions such as conductance for coil testing, duty cycle, frequency, temperature and millisecond pulse- width for computer and fuel controls, allowing for more complex and unique testing activities.

The Fluke 88V is available from Snap-on as a stand-alone meter or as a kit featuring specially designed automotive accessories. The EEDM88VKT Automotive Multimeter Combo Kit includes:

Fluke 88V Automotive Multimeter Deluxe, heat resistant silicone test leads Removable sharp point test probes Wide-jaw alligator clips Temperature probe Inductive pick-up for RPM measurements Back probe pins Insulation piercing probe Magnetic hanger for hands free operation Plastic carrying case

Technicians can find out more about the Fluke EEDM88V Automotive Multimeter and Fluke EEDM88VKT Automotive Multimeter Combo kit by contacting their local Snap-on representative, visiting www.snapon.com or calling 1-877-SNAPON-2 (1-877-762-7662).

Snap-on Tools Company Snap-on Tools Company, LLC is a subsidiary of Snap-on Incorporated, a leading global developer, manufacturer and marketer of tool and equipment solutions for professional tool users. Product lines include hand and power tools, diagnostics and shop equipment, tool storage products, diagnostics software and other solutions for the transportation service, industrial, government, education, agricultural, and other commercial applications, including construction and electrical. Products are sold through its franchisee dealer van, distributor channels and company direct sales, including snapon.com. Founded in 1920, Snap-on is a $2+ billion, S&P 500 company headquartered in Kenosha, Wis., and employs approximately 12,000 worldwide.

Fluke Corporation Fluke Corporation is the world leader in compact, professional electronic test tools. Fluke customers are technicians, engineers, electricians and metrologists who install, troubleshoot, and manage industrial electrical and electronic equipment and calibration processes for quality control.

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