Fluke 87V TRMS Industrial Multimeter

Fluke 87V Industrial Multimeter is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 146.
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  • Fluke 87V Industrial Multimeter
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Key features

The Fluke 87V industrial digital multimeter provides the resolution and accuracy to efficiently troubleshoot motor drives, plant automation, power distribution, and electromechanical equipment.

  • Safer and rugged: Safety rated CAT III 1000 V, CAT IV 600 V
  • Accurate: Measure current, voltage and frequency on complex variable frequency drive (VFD) signals
  • This electrical multimeter correctly measure pulse-width modulated motor drive signals
  • Save time: The 87V multimeter includes a built-in thermometer and temperature probe
  • True-RMS AC voltage and current for measuring non-linear signals

Product overview: Fluke 87V TRMS Industrial Multimeter

Fluke 87V TRMS Industrial Multimeter

The Fluke 87V TRMS Multimeter provides the resolution and accuracy to efficiently troubleshoot motor drives, plant automation, power distribution, and electromechanical equipment even in loud, high energy, and high altitude locations.

This digital multimeter takes the guesswork out of drive system troubleshooting. This electrical multimeter

includes a unique function for accurately measuring noisy at the VFD and at the motor terminals. Special shielding blocks high frequency, high-energy noise generated by large drive systems.

The Fluke 80 Series V of digital multimeters have improved measurement functions, troubleshooting features, resolution and accuracy to solve more problems on motor drives, in plant automation, power distribution, and electro-mechanical equipment.

Other useful features

  • Rugged, high accuracy industrial electrical multimeter to measure current, voltage and frequency on complex variable frequency drive (VFD) signals
  • Offers true-RMS AC voltage and current for measuring non-linear signals
  • Captures intermittents as short as 250 µS
  • Safety rated CAT III 1000 V, CAT IV 600 V
  • Includes a built-in thermometer and temperature probe


For Application engineer / Plant engineer / Industrial electricians (Working with VSD’s) / Electrical engineer. In plant automation, Power distribution, Electro-mechanical equipment, Industrial electronics, Setting up / repairing, adjustable speed motor drives.


  • TL75 Test Leads
  • AC175 Alligator Clips
  • Holster
  • 9V Battery (Installed)
  • 80BK Temperature Probe

What's in the box:

  • Fluke 87V Industrial Multimeter
  • TL75 Test Leads (TL175 Eur)
  • AC175 Alligator Clips
  • Holster with tilt-leg, test lead storage
  • 80BK Temperature Probe
  • 9V Battery (Installed)

Specifications: Fluke 87V TRMS Industrial Multimeter

Voltage DCMaximum voltage1000 V
Accuracy±(0.05% + 1)
Maximum resolution10 µV
Voltage ACMaximum voltage1000 V
Accuracy±(0.7% + 2) True RMS
AC bandwidth20 kHz with low pass filter; 3 db @ 1 kHz
Maximum resolution0.1 mV
Current DCMaximum amps10 A (20 A for 30 seconds maximum)
Amps accuracy±(0.2% + 2)
Maximum resolution0.01 µA
Current ACMaximum amps10 A (20 A for 30 seconds maximum)
Amps accuracy±(1.0% + 2) True RMS
Maximum resolution0.1 µA
ResistanceMaximum resistance50 MΩ
Accuracy±(0.2% + 1)
Maximum resolution0.1 Ω
CapacitanceMaximum capacitance9,999 µF
accuracy±(1% + 2)
Maximum resolution0.01 nF
FrequencyMaximum frequency200 kHz
Accuracy±(0.005% + 1)
Maximum resolution0.01 Hz
Duty cycleMaximum duty cycle99.9%
Accuracy±(0.2% per khz + 0.1%)
Maximum resolution0.1%
Temperature measurement–200.0 °C – 1090 °C
–328.0 °F – 1994.0 °F
excluding probe
80 BK temperature probe–40.0 °C – 260 °C
–40.0 °F – 500 °F, 2.2 °C or 2% whichever is greater
ConductanceMaximum conductance60.00 nS
Accuracy±(1.0% + 10)
Maximum resolution0.01 nS
DiodeRange3 V
Resolution1 mV
Accuracy±(2% + 1)
Duty cycle rangeAccuracyWithin ±(0.2% per kHz + 0.1%)
Environmental Specifications
Operating temperature–20 °C to + 55 °C
Storage temperature–40 °C to + 60 °C
Humidity (without condensation)0% – 90% (0 °C – 35 °C)
0% – 70% (35 °C – 55 °C)
Operating Altitude2000 m
Safety Specifications
Overvoltage categoryEN 61010–1 to 1000 V CAT III, 600V CAT IV
Agency approvalsUL, CSA, TÜV, VDE listed
Mechanical and General Specifications
Size201 x 98 x 52 mm (with holster)
Weight355 g
624 g – with holster
DisplayDigital6000 counts updates 4/sec.
19,999 counts in high–resolution mode
Analog32 segments, updates 40/sec
Frequency19,999 counts, updates 3/sec at > 10 Hz
Battery LifeAlkaline~400 hours typical, without backlight
Shock1 Meter drop per IEC 61010–1:2001
VibrationPer MIL–PRF–28800 for a Class 2 instrument

Models: Fluke 87V TRMS Industrial Multimeter

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  • TL75 Test Leads (TL175 EUR)
  • AC175 Alligator Clips
  • Holster
  • 9V Battery (Installed)
  • 80BK Temperature Probe

Reviews: Fluke 87V TRMS Industrial Multimeter

Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good meter, bad support Its a good meter, when the display went bad i contacted fluke to have it repaired, I was bluntly told that my version was too old and they didn't support it any longer but they offered to sell me a new one. The older meters are the ones that need support, not the newer ones. At their price point they should do better.
Date published: 2018-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Made well and has a great track record Excellent meter that is replacing a couple different meters that I was using to handle different tasks. Very durable and reliable. Looking for a good deal on one for a while and found it. Made in the USA is a plus.
Date published: 2018-07-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good DMM, lots of useful features Good meter for all around Maintenance duties, Reliable.
Date published: 2018-07-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from In My Opinion: Superb Meter Has Disappointments.. Meter itself seems to be fine; all ranges & calibrations seem nominal. Packaging indicates unit was manufactured within a month of arrival. Packaging also indicates meter was made in the US… but surprisingly, no ‘made in’ markings were found on the actual instrument. It irks me to have confidence in ordering a ‘Lexus’ grade instrument, only to be disappointed by: 1.) Low end stiff springy leads! Where’s the forever ‘fabled in story and song’ Fluke silicone leads? Yes the ones included are (TL75) Fluke branded, but look/feel ‘econobudget’. See photo below. 2.) No included printed manual! Whats with that?!? (If desired one can be ordered free of charge; and/or viewed/downloaded online.) 3.) No Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Certification! Unless I missed it, but close examination of the instrument & packaging revealed nothing. Meter does exhibit other certifications…. The above three surprises earned a two star rating reduction. It’s sad one can’t order and expect the best without having to scrutinize ad copy.
Date published: 2018-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ease of use and features. I bought this to replace a 179 that was stolen. I like the added features.
Date published: 2018-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fluke 87 V, calibrated out of the box? I've been using these for a lot of years and they work very well. I purchased a new one this week and there's no certificate of Calibration? I assume Fluke wouldn't sell me an out of tolerance produce. And given their product line, knows the importance of a calibration certificate. So is the unit calibrated or not?
Date published: 2018-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I replaced a 1989 model #87 I have always had good performance from Fluke equipment.
Date published: 2018-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice features for the price $450. Full features for what you get. Grainger is the best rep to get test eq from quickly.
Date published: 2018-05-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Time will tell I had my company buy this specific meter to conduct ground resistance measurements and following the directions I still can't get a 0.00 ohms reading shen I short the test leads.. Also The test leads supplied had very tiny points. Now I haven't really looked to see if I can remove the plastic and find standard length tips underneath, but the log leads are great wish they had 3/4" probe length.
Date published: 2018-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply the best. Been using 87v models for over 10 years. New employer required personnel to purchase tools on their personal dime. Didn't hesisitate to get this model. Even though cheaper units are available. I preach Fluke to other industrial mechanics. The electricians already know about the trust in Fluke. Mainly 5 star review. -1 for the test leads. I have replaced too many sets simply because they quit working. Not pleased with the test leads. Fluke, you can do better in this aspect.
Date published: 2018-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best quality meter on the market, HANDS DOWN. Got this last month, hands down the best meter you can get. I've been using another brand for awhile, getting some flaky readings for too long. Got this and it's been on the money now with no need for multiple readings to get averages. It's Fluke or get out for me now.
Date published: 2018-05-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The good and bad of the 87V I recently researched several Fluke brand multi-meters because I need a quality multi-meter. The Fluke brand is the only brand I was considering, its USA made, etc., quality design and parts, warranty and great reputation. I think there are other good meter brands and some of them have features I wish Fluke would consider. I suppose what I really want is a Fluke 87-6. This review is just my opinion of the 87V, as it is currently manufactured. My opinion is only about its features. I have no issue with the quality of the product. I got much of my information from Fluke's printed information, talking to Fluke reps and retailers, YouTube reviews, verified Amazon purchases, etc. The 87V has features I like, but is also missing some features I feel are very important. Other Fluke models I was considering lack too many features, or have issues the 87V doesn't. So, I narrowed my choice of a meter to either this model, possibly a new Fluke model, or perhaps one of their competitors, like Agilent. I know litle about Agilent meters, but due to the lack of features I do want on the 87V, I am going to at least see what Agilent has to offer. There may also be other brands I should consider also, but I have no clue what brands those should be. As for the 87V, I don't know how to give it features it doesn't have, and that is why I will be looking at some other brands. But I'm wondering if there is any manufacturer that makes a meter with all the features, accuracy, and quality of the 87V meter, but without any of its shortcomings? Btw, I don't mean that to read as an invitation to any brand bashing. I also agree with the guy on YouTube's EEVBLOG, who said that for the high price of Fluke meters they should give you the magnet-strap. Furthermore, I say give me the magnet-strap and keep the leads, or drop the meter's price and let me pick my own accessories. This policy of Fluke's making you purchase each and every extra accessory is redundant. They give you test leads and alligator clips with a meter but they might not be the accessories you would choose -- perhaps you already have them. So, just as you must pay for accessories you do want, Fluke is forcing you to pay for accessories you don't want. You should be able to purchase this model without any leads. I'm sure that would lower the cost. FLUKE 87V, SIX GOOD FEATURES: 1. The 87V has a greater diode voltage test range 2.4V test of an LED. 2. A louder audible continuity signal 3. Easy to read buttons. 4. 41/2 digits display. 5. The 9V battery gives better protection against leakage than double AA batteries (when batteries are left in a meter for extended periods of time without usage). 6. It has fairly decent shockproof protection. FLUKE 87V FOUR BAD FEATURES: 1. One of the worst issues with the Fluke 87V model, is that it has self tapping metal screws going into the plastic case halves that can strip the plastic half. Combining dissimilar materials almost always causes some kind of a problem, sooner or later. 2. It needs more protection from rain (you cant always choose your test environment, for example, outdoor automotive or marine diagnosis). 3. It needs glow in the dark buttons, that activate with the backlight "if" one chooses to turn it on (again, you cant always choose when or where you have to use a tool). 4. It has no on/off button, so you can set the meter to test function, before turning the meter on (a very desirable feature, that many have an issue with) If Fluke fixed those issues, as well as, keeping the good features (some products get worse when they get revised), then I would definitely buy a 87V in a heartbeat. But that would most likely call for a new model revision, an 87 VI. Btw, sorry for any typos, misspelling, grammar errors there may be. ADDENDUM: Someone suggested that a headphone port, or a screen that flashes the word continuity could be useful, when testing for continuity in a noisy environment. That's not something I needed, but I do understand the suggestion .
Date published: 2018-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great DMM Great DMM. I use for AC, DC voltages, resistance and capacitance measurements. Wish it came with a calibration certificate as without it I must immediately send to a calibration lab!
Date published: 2018-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Cadillac of Multimeters I've purchased several meters over the years. They would last 3-4 years then they found their way to the trash can. This Fluke 87V with its lifetime warranty will keep me from buying another meter (besides Fluke) ever again. I don't mind paying for quality that's built in the USA. That being said I own another Fluke, the 17b plus. While it's not the build of the 87V ,these two meters complement each other very well.
Date published: 2018-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buy once cry once This is my first big boy multimeter. To be honest, I waited far too long to get one. No more second guessing my older, cheaper, and unreliable Sperry multimeter. I couldn't be happier with my purchase.
Date published: 2018-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excelent! The best multimeter ever! All the features you need in a compact size!
Date published: 2018-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New product for Lab use replacement for 8021B product after 38 years. thank you.
Date published: 2018-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gets the job done Rugged, acurite, dependable, variety of accessories if you need them
Date published: 2018-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Accurate, reliable, & rugged. I bought this meter because i want a meter thats durable and dead on accurate. Also wanted min/max features that were accurate and fast. Don’t want to break the ossiliscope out everytime i need accuracy. Would recommend this meter to anybody. Its pricy but worth it.
Date published: 2018-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Accurate and reliable! I bought this meter because it was rated accurate and reliable and it didn't let me down.
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still as excellent as ever Finally decided to upgrade my 20 year old 2000 count 3.5 digit "Shack" meter. Let's not kid ourselves - this thing is pricey. But for the money you get a lot. And SAFETY. The 6000/20,000 count accuracy is great, but the response time, ruggedness, and true CAT ratings make this a "buy and forget" 4.5 digit meter. No regrets. If I own this for 20 years again it will be a joy to own. No need for data logging, USB, etc. I have other bench instruments for that. Fluke quality, still made in USA.
Date published: 2018-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from most reliable DMM ever built This was a gift to me last summer and is the most reliable meter I have ever had. I had other flukes in the past and have never had issues with any hand held fluke ever! I put 100% confidence in there equipment! This will last a life time
Date published: 2018-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the cost Been using fluke multimeters for 15years. Quality is great. Performance is always what you expect and need daily at work. Don’t waste your time or money trying other brands. i do wish it came with some better leads in the standard kit but they work good. Just stiff in the cold.
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fluke 87v I bought this specifically for automotive and electronics. The bonus to me is the temp probe now I can accurately calibrate my vintage stove thermostat.
Date published: 2017-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from electrical superintendent bought it to replace an 85 I had for twenty years.
Date published: 2017-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best trouble shooting meters out If I am troubleshooting an issue this is my go to meter.
Date published: 2017-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I bought this product to update my 73. It's done everything I've asked of it.
Date published: 2017-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality of life booster I call the 87V a "quality of life booster" because I save time that is better spent with my family. The alternative is farting around with sketchy meters that I can't rely on. No thanks, I'll take my 87V!
Date published: 2017-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This meter does it all I replaced my old 87 from the 90’s that I bought while in mechanic school with this new 87 5 and I have to say that this new meter is everything that the old one was and more! Great product! I strongly recommend it to anyone who is in the market for an accurate and reliable piece of diagnostic equipment.
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rugged, Versatile, Dependable I bought my 87V in 2006. It has never failed Calibration. It has kept calibration through international flights, extreme heat and extreme cold environments (160F to -30F) and minor drops. It surpasses Aviation accuracy requirements on every measurement it is capable of making. If you need reliable and accurate, you need this DMM.
Date published: 2017-11-06
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