Electrical measurement: Clamp meter increases safety in panel boards

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Power measurement / safety products: IDEAL TightSight clamp meters give electricians an unparalleled level of safety, convenience and performance when taking measurements on high-voltage systems in cramped, hard-to-reach panel boards.

Available in four professional-grade models in either 600 or 1000 amp capacities, these are cited to be the only clamp meters to feature the patented TightSight second display that allows electricians to view measurements at arm's length from almost any angle in the tightest of spots. The tester's super-clear main display and the TightSight display both have large backlit numbers and symbols that can be read from several feet away, whether the electrician is working in direct sunlight or complete darkness. A hinged rubber cover protects the TightSight display from environmental damage or accidental drops while not in use.

Another innovation is the clamp's streamlined, tapered jaw. It is specially designed to let electricians maneuver through bundles of heavy wire or to secure multiple conductors at once. A special hook tip on the jaw's end makes it easy to separate individual wires from a bundle, eliminating the need to come in physical contact with the wires.

Other important features include: rugged construction to withstand the knocks of industrial and commercial work sites; True RMS and HFR (High Frequency Rejection) that improve accuracy when measuring electrically noisy signal; peak min/max with 1ms capture to measure in-rush current; and an exclusive High Voltage Indicator that alerts the user if any voltage over 30V AC/DC is present at the probes.

Like all IDEAL testers, TightSight meters are built with safety as a top priority. They have been independently tested and listed to the UL-61010B CAT IV-600V/CAT III-1000V safety rating.

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