Ohm Meter tests insulation resistance.

Press Release Summary:

Multi-function 1550 MegOhmMeter(TM) performs insulation resistance testing up to 5000 V. It has measurement storage and PC interface software, making it suitable for installation, testing, preventive maintenance, and commissioning. Applications include testing switchgear, transformers, motors, generators and cables. Its 99 memory locations store measurement parameters that can be downloaded to computer using Quicklink 1550 software and interface cable.

Original Press Release:

Fluke Introduces the 1550 MegOhmMeter(TM)

Rugged, easy-to-use multi-function insulation resistance tester has everything technicians need

EVERETT, WA - Fluke Corporation, a world leader in compact, professional electronic test tools, has introduced the Fluke 1550 MegOhmMeter(TM). The 1550 combines insulation resistance testing up to 5000 V with measurement storage and PC interface software making it ideal 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(R)-based computer using the Quicklink 1550 software and optical interface cable that come with the meter.

The Fluke 1550 has the features you expect on higher-end testers, including a ramp function (0-5000 VDC) 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: 500 V, 1000 V, 2500 V, 5000 V. The Fluke 1550's warning voltage alerts notify the user that voltage is present and gives the voltage reading up to 600 V 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. "With its memory storage, Quicklink software, and long-life rechargeable battery, the Fluke 1550 is the perfect tool for preventive maintenance," said Dave Pereles, electrical marketing manager for Fluke Corporation. "It includes everything electricians need to do their jobs quickly and easily."

Battery-Powered, Safety-Rated
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.

Product and Ordering Information
The Fluke 1550 MegOhmMeter ships complete with a soft, waterproof case for tester and accessories, heavy-duty test leads, 5000 V-rated probes, alligator clips, interface adapter and cable, Quicklink 1550 PC Software, user's manual, line cord, DC (car) charging adapter, and a 12 volt, 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 and is now available from Fluke distributors and representatives worldwide. The U.S. list price is $2,795.

Fluke Corporation
For more information on the Fluke 1550, or to find the location of the nearest distributor, contact Fluke Corporation, P.O. Box 9090, Everett, WA USA 98206, call (888) 492-7542, fax (425) 446-5116, or e-mail fluke-info@fluke.com.

In Europe, call or write Fluke Europe B.V., P.O. Box 1186, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, (31 40) 2675200 or fax (31 40) 2675222. From all other countries, call Fluke, Everett, WA USA (425) 446-5500 or fax (425) 446-5116. Visit the Fluke Web site at www.fluke.com.

About Fluke
Fluke Corporation is the leader in compact, professional electronic test tools. Fluke products are used by technicians and engineers in service, installation, maintenance, manufacturing test and quality functions in a variety of industries throughout the world.

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