Test equipment: Datalogging digital multimeter features problem-solving technology

Test equipment: IDEAL INDUSTRIES INC., one of the world's largest manufacturers and suppliers of quality tools, connectors and testing products for electricians and data communications contractors, offers its 490 Series Datalogging Digital Multimeter with problem-solving technology and a hardened all-weather housing for industrial environments. The 490 lets electricians troubleshoot problems in industrial applications such as power distribution systems, electro-mechanical equipment, and motor drives on the plant floor, as well as perform a range of basic maintenance tasks to maximize productivity and minimize downtime.

Multimeters can be complex and require technical set-up knowledge. However, the 490 Series is extremely user-friendly with its auto-sensing functions, easy-to-read backlit LCD and simple toggle operation. Everything that is needed is in the package, including software, USB cable, test leads with alligator clips, K-Type thermocouple, and a sturdy protective carrying case.

The 490 Series multimeter is built tough to keep performing in the most demanding industrial settings. It is safety rated for CAT III 1000 V and CAT IV 600V. It is also feature-rich with True RMS readings for error-free testing, Auto AC/DC voltage (1000V) and current mode with frequency indication, auto selection for resistance/continuity/diode/capacitance, plus data acquisition and logging of up to 20,000 records when used in unattended monitoring of signals over time. High Frequency Rejection (HFR) mode provides accurate voltage/frequency readings on non-sinusoidal wave forms, such as adjustable speed motor drives.

When not in use the 490 Series will power itself off to conserve battery life.

Two models are available: the entry-level 61-497 multimeter and the 61-498 multimeter with 100,000 count display and higher accuracy. Both are backed by a 2-year warranty.

For more information about IDEAL INDUSTRIES or other products, click here to go to Utility Products’ Buyers Guide.

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