Press Release Summary:
Series 780 Ground Resistance Clamp Meter, suited for conducting quick field surveys, has jaws that clamp directly around ground rod. It reads ground resistance from 0.01 to 1,500 Ohms as well as ground leakage current up to 15 A. Additional offerings include auto ranging, audible indication of readings in excess of 40 Ohms, open jaw indicator, and data hold function.
Original Press Release:
Ideal Clamp Enables Readings of Ground Resistance Without Auxiliary Rods
SYCAMORE, IL, September 18, 2002 - IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC., a leader in power quality testing, is bringing its engineering expertise to the area of grounding with the 780 Series Ground Resistance Clamp Meter, which enables electricians to measure ground rod resistance without the hassle of auxiliary rods. "Measuring ground resistance is essential to protect personnel and to meet electrical safety standards, but typically requires a time-consuming three-point fall potential test," notes Jim Gregoric, Group Manager, Test & Measurement Division, IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. "However, with our 780 Series Ground Resistance Clamp Meter, measuring can be done in just a fraction of the time, safely and accurately." Designed for conducting quick field surveys, the 780 Series Ground Resistance Clamp Meter features jaws that clamp directly around a ground rod for direct reading of ground resistance from 0.01 to 1500 Ohms, as well as the direct measurement of ground leakage current up to 15 Amps. The simple operation requires no leads, auxiliary rods, spacing provisions, or disconnecting of the ground rod. Rugged and dependable, the IDEAL 780 Series Ground Resistance Clamp offers the added benefits of auto ranging, an audible indication in excess of 40 Ohms, an open jaw indicator and data hold. For more information, contact IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC., Becker Place, Sycamore, Illinois 60178. Or phone 1-800-435-0705, Fax: 1-800-533-4483. On the web, www.idealindustries.com. IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. has been serving the electrical industry since 1916. IDEAL is one of the world's leading manufacturers of professional quality tools and supplies serving installation professionals in the construction, maintenance, data communications and original equipment manufacturing industries.