Product overview: Fluke 117 Electrician's Multimeter with Non-Contact Voltage

Fluke 117: Compact digital multimeter designed for electricians

The Fluke 117 Electricians Multimeter is a compact, CAT III 600 V, True-rms meter that includes an easy-to-use interface with a bright backlight for darker worksites. It saves you time and enables you to move from job to job more quickly. With a quick turn of the dial you can get measurements for:

  • Resistance
  • Continuity
  • Frequency
  • Capacitance
  • Min/Max/Average

For the everyday

A digital multimeter designed to be hauled everywhere with you, part of your everyday tools. The 117 is built for demanding applications like:

  • Commercial buildings
  • Hospitals
  • Schools

Non-contact voltage detection

Keep yourself safer with integrated VoltAlert™ technology. Fast, go/no go non-contact voltage detection built into your multimeter saves you from having to carry around or find an extra tool to get the work started.

Automatic AC/DC selection

Set the dial and get your measurement quickly with AutoVolt. This automatic AC/DC voltage selector makes it easier for you to get the measurement you need and move on quicker.

Frequently asked questions

What is the difference between the Fluke 115 and the Fluke 117?

While similar, the Fluke 115 and the Fluke 117 meters are designed for slightly different purposes. The Fluke 115 is a compact true-rms digital multimeter that’s great for field service. The Fluke 117 is a designed specifically for electricians. With a quick turn of the dial both units provide measurements for:

  • Resistance
  • Continuity
  • Frequency
  • Capacitance
  • Min/Max/Average

The Fluke 117 offers non-contact voltage detection and has a selectable low-impedance mode to prevent false readings from ghost voltage. The 117 also features automatic selection of AC or DC voltage, depending on what was detected.

Does the Fluke 117 read milliamps?

The Fluke 117 Electrician’s Multimeter includes a 10 amp current range for making both AC or DC current measurements. The maximum resolution is 1 milliamp.

How do you use a Fluke 117 True-rms multimeter?


What’s the best multimeter for electricians?

The Fluke 117 digital multimeter is designed for electricians. The Fluke 117 provides highly accurate measurements for frequency and capacitance as well as Min/Max/Average readings. Non-contact voltage detection offers a fast way to determine if live voltage is present in the area being tested. The low impedance mode prevents detection of ghost voltages.

For a complete comparison of specifications, please visit our selection guide for digital multimeters.

 Fluke 117 Electrician's MultimeterFluke 115 Field Technicians Digital MultimeterFluke 177 True-RMS Digital MultimeterFluke 233 Remote Display Digital MultimeterFluke 3000 FC Series Wireless Multimeter
CAT ratingCAT III 600 VCAT III 600 VCAT III 1000 V
CAT IV 600 V
CAT III 1000 V
CAT IV 600 V
CAT III 1000 V
CAT IV 600 V
True-rms readings
Voltage AC/DC600 V600 V1000 V1000 V1000 V
Current AC/DC10 A10 A10 A10 A400 mA
Resistance40 MΩ40 MΩ50 MΩ40 MΩ50 MΩ
Capacitance9,999 μF9,999 μF9,999 μF9,999 μF9,999 μF
Temperature-40 °C to 400 °F-40 °C to 400 °F-40 °C to 400 °F-40 °C to 400 °Fwith t3000 FC
Continuity/diode test,
frequency, non-contact
voltage detection
Continuity/diode testContinuity/diode test,
low input impedance
Continuity/diode test,
continuity/diode test.
Able to connect to
three 3000 FC

What's in the box:

  • Fluke 117 Digital Multimeter
  • (1 pair) 4 mm silicone test lead set
  • Holster
  • Quick reference guide

Specifications: Fluke 117 Electrician's Multimeter with Non-Contact Voltage

Maximum voltage between any terminal and earth ground600 V
SafetyIEC 61010-1: Pollution Degree 2
IEC 61010-2-033: CAT III 600V
Fuse for A input11 A, 1000 V FAST Fuse (Fluke PN 803293)
DisplayDigital: 6,000 counts, updates 4 per second
Bar graph33 segments, updates 32 per second
Operating temperature-10°C to +50°C
Storage temperature-40°C to +60°C
Battery type9 volt Alkaline, IEC 6LR61
Battery life400 hours typical, without backlight
Accuracy Specifications
DC millivoltsRange/resolution600.0 mV / 0.1 mV
Accuracy±([% of reading] + [counts]): 0.5% + 2
DC voltsRange/resolution6.000 V / 0.001 V
60.00 V / 0.01 V
600.0 V / 0.1 V
Accuracy±([% of reading] + [counts]): 0.5% + 2
Auto voltsRange/resolution600.0 V / 0.1 V
Accuracy2.0% + 3 (DC, 45 Hz to 500 Hz)
4.0% + 3 (500 Hz to 1 kHz)
AC millivolts¹ True RMSRange/resolution600.0 mV / 0.1 mV
Accuracy1.0% + 3 (DC, 45 Hz to 500 Hz)
2.0% + 3 (500 Hz to 1 kHz)
AC volts¹ True RMSRange/resolution6.000 V / 0.001 V
60.00 V / 0.01 V
600.0 V / 0.1 V
Accuracy1.0% + 3 (DC, 45 Hz to 500 Hz)
2.0% + 3 (500 Hz to 1 kHz)
ContinuityRange/resolution600 Ω / 1 Ω
AccuracyBeeper on < 20 Ω, off > 250 Ω detects opens or shorts of
500 μs or longer.
OhmsRange/resolution600.0 Ω / 0.1 Ω
6.000 kΩ / 0.001 kΩ
60.00 kΩ / 0.01 kΩ
600.0 kΩ / 0.1 kΩ
6.000 MΩ / 0.001 MΩ
Accuracy0.9% + 1
Range/resolution40.00 MΩ / 0.01 MΩ
Accuracy5% + 2
Diode testRange/resolution2.00 V / 0.001 V
Accuracy0.9% + 2
CapacitanceRange/resolution1000 nF / 1 nF
10.00 μF / 0.01 μF
100.0 μF / 0.1 μF
9999 μF / 1 μF
100 μF to 1000 μF
Accuracy1.9% + 2
Range/resolution> 1000 μF
Accuracy5% + 20%
Lo-Z capacitanceRange1 nF to 500 μF
Accuracy10% + 2 typical
AC amps True RMS (45 Hz to 500 Hz)Range/resolution6.000 A / 0.001 A
10.00 A / 0.01 A
Accuracy1.5% + 3
20 A continuous overload for 30 seconds max
DC ampsRange/resolution

6.000 A / 0.001 A   10.00 A / 0.01 A

Accuracy1.0% + 3
20 A continuous overload for 30 seconds max
Hz (V or A input)²Range/resolution99.99 Hz / 0.01 Hz
999.9 Hz / 0.1 Hz
9.999 kHz / 0.001 Hz
50.00 kHz / 0.01 Hz
Accuracy0.1% + 2
1. All AC voltage ranges except Auto-V/LoZ are specified from 1% to 100% of range. Auto-V/LoZ is specified from 0.0 V.
2. Temperature uncertainty (accuracy) does not include the error of the thermocouple probe.
2. Frequency is AC coupled, 5 Hz to 50 kHz for AC voltage. Frequency is DC coupled, 45 Hz to 5 kHz for AC current.
2. Temperature Range/Resolution: -40°F to 752°F / 0.2°F.
Mechanical and General Specifications
Size167 x 84 x 46 mm (6.57 x 3.31 x 1.82 in)
Weight550 g
Warranty3 years

Models: Fluke 117 Electrician's Multimeter with Non-Contact Voltage

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Fluke 117 Electrician's Digital Multimeter with Non-Contact Voltage
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT METER I bought this meter to replace a 115 that was stolen from me. Since I was replacing the meter, I decided to upgrade to the 117. It has all of the features of the 1115 plus auto ranging and non-contact voltage detection. This eliminates the need to carry a separate voltage detector, which means one less tool to carry and keep track of. The 115 served me well and I expect the 117 will do so as well.
Date published: 2023-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fluke117 excellent multimeter excellent multimeter, I received it on time, and good experiences
Date published: 2023-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Multimeter I Have Owned The 117 Multimeter has exceeded my expectations. In addition to all of its features, the display is the best I have seen when compared to other meters. Readings are steady. It is extremely well built. It feels good in your hand and has all the functions I would ever want. I also purchased the TL175 TwistGuard leads. Very flexible silicone, great combination. I believe it's a great value for the price. Very pleased and would highly recommend this meter for any application.
Date published: 2023-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still a #1 tool after 12+ years of use. I bought this meter when it was new on the market. I have done work in 44 states without fail from my 117. I have taken extreme care of it as well. It still has the original film covering the display. (Pressed firmly so it clearly visible.) You won't be disappointed with your purchase. The "no contact volt alert" is definitely a time saver.
Date published: 2023-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good quality products. I always recommend Fluke. I’ve always loved Fluke products and wish I could afford the bench top multi meter. My only negative review is that I ordered my 117 on April 10th and it didn’t ship until a month later. Other than that I’m a lifelong user of Fluke products. I’m an electromechanical technician and have used fluke meters in the Navy and on Military airfields and fuel farms as well as power plants.
Date published: 2023-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect cheap(er) HVAC Controls Tech Meter I was given a $400 limit to buy a new meter for diagnosing low voltage electrical. I couldn't find anything that fit my needs for that price point any better than this. The milliamp signal reads out as 0.004-0.020 for 4-20 mA, which isn't ideal, but it works. Just not exactly what I would like when the range of a CO2 sensor is 0-2000 and the signal is 4-20 mA. I certainly will never calibrate anything with this, but it works for diagnostics.
Date published: 2023-03-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great meter overall ... but Really like the Fluke 117 meter, but very disappointed in the Fluke TL-75 test leads. They are PVC and are very stiff at room temp and have a lot of memory, say nothing about outside in a Minnesota winter. Wish the meter came with the Fluke TL-71 silicone test leads, that would have been sweet!
Date published: 2023-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All I Needed! Fluke 117 This 117 is exactly what I needed.. I've tried others that just don't stand up to Flukes.
Date published: 2022-06-02
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