Electric Meters work in commercial and residential settings

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Intended for electricians that work in commercial and residential settings, respectively, CAT IV, 600 V-rated 140-series TechnicianPRO™ and CAT III, 600 V-rated 130-series ResidentialPRO™ are waterproof meters featuring Bluetooth® technology, TrueRMS, Low-Z, built-in work lights, and backlit displays. Offering broad array of test functions, 160-series includes CAT IV, 600 V Model 16020N with auto-resetting fuse, Model 16030A TrueRMS meter, and CAT III Model 16040T with Bluetooth® technology.


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Southwire Introduces Nine Innovative New Meters

CARROLLTON, Ga., -- Southwire Tools and Equipment announces the launch of nine new meters to help electricians safely and efficiently complete their jobs. Included in this product line are several meters which feature Bluetooth® technology, allowing users to save and send readings using Southwire's exclusive MApp™ mobile app.

"Southwire launched the award-winning MaintenancePRO™ meters earlier this year, and now we're following up with nine new models specifically designed to meet the needs of commercial and residential electricians," said John Payne, product director for Southwire Tools and Equipment. "By incorporating innovations like Bluetooth® technology and fully backlit controls, these new meters reset the bar in performance and value for electricians."

Southwire's new 140-series TechnicianPRO™ line features three meters specifically designed for electricians who work in commercial settings. These CAT IV, 600V, waterproof meters have an enhanced feature set, including Bluetooth® technology, TrueRMS, Low-Z, fully backlit controls and displays, built-in work lights and magnetic hanging straps.

The three 130-series ResidentialPRO™ multimeters are compact and ideal for residential electricians. CAT III 600V rated and waterproof, ResidentialPRO™ meters are available with Bluetooth® technology, TrueRMS, Low-Z, built-in work lights and backlit displays.

The 160-series features three meters to address specific market needs. The 16020N is a compact CAT IV 600V meter with an auto-resetting fuse. With its built-in flashlight, non-contact AC voltage detector, bright backlit display and built-in test leads, this is a meter for a wide variety of applications. The 16030A is a TrueRMS meter that auto-selects between voltage and resistance, and features auto-hold to temporarily catch readings on the display. The 16040T model is a compact and rugged CAT III Bluetooth® technology enabled meter. With a broad array of test functions, these meters allow electricians to take full advantage of the MApp™ mobile app.

"Southwire has a long history of developing, manufacturing and distributing innovative products for electricians," said Payne. "We are proud to extend this legacy with our latest generation of meters, bringing connectivity and durability to the jobsite."

The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks of Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Southwire Company, LLC is under license.

Southwire Company, LLC is one of North America's largest wire and cable manufacturers.  Southwire and its subsidiaries produce building wire and cable, metal-clad cable, portable and electronic cord products, utility cable products, industrial power cable and OEM wire products.  Its brands include such well-known names as ROMEX®, SIGNAL®, Tappan™, SIMpull THHN®, C7™, Proof Positive®, SureSeal®, VR2®, Copperfield® and Road Power®.  Southwire offers a variety of engineered products under the brand names SCR®, TRC® and Watteredge®.  Southwire also produces and supplies tools and equipment, cord sets and other assembled products including such brands as Designers Edge®, Polar Solar®, and Moonrays®.

© 2016 Southwire Company, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

CONTACT: Ashley Bush, Director, Media and Community Relations, Phone: (770) 832-4577, ashley.bush@southwire.com

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