Product overview: Fluke 87V Industrial Multimeter

The Fluke 87V Industrial 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. The 87V is designed so you can work more efficiently.

  • Easy-access door for fast battery changes without breaking the calibration seal
  • Analog bar graph for fast changing or unstable signals
  • Large digit display with bright, two-level backlight for easier reading in low light
  • Touch Hold keeps readings on display even after removing probes

The 87V lets you identify complex electrical problems fast. It supports accurate measurements on VFDs using a low-pass filter. The meter also captures intermittents as fast as 250 µS using Peak Capture. High-frequency, high-energy noise generated by large drive systems is blocked from your measurements with specially designed shielding.

Built to highest safety standards

All the inputs in the 87V are updated to the third edition of the EN 61010-1 to CAT III 1000 V and CAT IV 600 V. The meter is designed to withstand spikes of more than 8000 V. You also benefit from an audible Input Alert warning if the test leads are placed in the incorrect input jacks for the measurement being made.

Removable holster with built in test lead and probe storage for convenience

The 87V has a removeable holster that also holds a test probe during testing for easier viewing. Relative mode lets you remove test lead resistance, improving accuracy of low-resistance measurements. To make your life even easier, the 87V fits into an optional magnetic hanger for easy set-up and viewing while freeing your hands for other tasks.

Additional measurement features

The Fluke 87V is designed and built in the U.S. and comes with a lifetime warranty.

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

 Fluke 87V Industrial MultimeterFluke 87V MAX True-rms Digital Multimeter Fluke 289 True-RMS Data Logging Multimeter Fluke 179 True-RMS Digital Multimeter Fluke 1587 FC Insulation Multimeter
 Fluke 87V Industrial MultimeterFluke 87V MAX True-rms Digital MultimeterFluke 289 True-RMS Data Logging MultimeterFluke 179 True-RMS Digital MultimeterFluke 1587 FC Insulation Multimeter
CAT ratingCAT III 1000 V
CAT IV 600 V
CAT III 1000 V
CAT IV 600 V
CAT 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/DC1000 V1000 V1000 V1000 V1000 V
Current AC/DC10 A10 A10 A10 A400 mA
Resistance50 MΩ50 MΩ500 MΩ50 MΩ50 MΩ
Capacitance9,999 μF9,999 μF100,000 μF9,999 μF9,999 μF
Temperature-200 °C to 1090 °C-200 °C to 1090 °C-200 °C to 1350 °C-40 °C to 400 °C-40 °C to 537 °C
continuity/diode test,
motor drive (VFD)
duty cycle,
microamps, analog
bar graph, relative
continuity/diode test,
duty cycle,
frequency, microamps,
motor drive (VFD)
pulse width,
elative reference
Conductance (50ns),
duty cycle,
continuity/diode test,
low input
pulse width
Continuity/diode test,
Frequency, Pi/DAR
timed ratio tests,
continuity/diode test,
motor drive (VFD)
microamps, relative
IP ratingIP 30IP 67IP 42--
Battery life400 hours800 hours200 hours200 hours1000 hours
Drop test3 meters4 meters---
Backlit keypadNoYesNoNoNo

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 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 approvalsCE, CSA, RCM
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 Industrial Multimeter

Fluke 87V
Fluke 87V Industrial Multimeter
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  • TL75 Test Leads (TL175 EUR)
  • AC175 Alligator Clips
  • Holster
  • 9V Battery (Installed)
  • 80BK Temperature Probe

which country does fluke 87v origin from?

Asked by: Yichao
The Fluke 87V is both designed and built in the U.S.A.!
Answered by: SuperFlyEDSguy
Date published: 2024-02-25

Are you able to use the Fluke 87-v to check voltage drop?

Asked by: NormHindy
Yes, depending on what kind of voltage you will be doing (how and on what voltage). If you want a graph of a voltage drop that would depend on the speed of the drop.
Answered by: FlukeCorporation
Date published: 2024-02-21


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Rated 5 out of 5 by from fluke 87V fluke is hands down the best of all the meters I have ever used
Date published: 2023-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Meter! Couple gripes.. I'm using this meter for electronics repair and love it! It's very accurate and has a nice loud continuity tone. And the tone isn't annoying either. However, there are a couple small grips I have. Including a safety manual instead of a user manual is not smart at all. Why not include the user manual and leave it up to the user to download the safety manual if they want? I'm honestly baffled by that choice... How do I get a printed manual? The 2nd gripe I have are the test leads. The price you pay I would have expected much better! They look and feel like a cheap pair of Chinese test leads. On top of that, why are the lead wires hard plastic instead of soft silicone? What year is this again? And when you use these test leads in the cold they become more rigid and hard to work with. Do yourself a favor and keep the leads in th box and buy a nice pair of probe master leads. Other than those 2 downfalls, I love the meter and is exactly what I wanted.
Date published: 2022-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great meter I've had same 87 for over 10 years. Been dropped off ladders, leads getting caught on door handles where leads get ripped out of their sockets and various other types of abuse. Now I lost it. It's like losing my right hand. I'm a fire alarm tech. Best meter there is. Conductance feature is the best for finding those pesky intermittent grounds.
Date published: 2021-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite Multimeter This is a fantastic tool. High quality, the best of the three multimeters I own. I use it every day, and it works flawlessly.
Date published: 2021-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply the best The best of the best - reliable, accurate and built to last…
Date published: 2021-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Trust I am a master electrician for over forty years. My life is of the up most importance. I trust my life with my Fluke 87V.
Date published: 2021-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tip top I wanted the dmm with unparalleled accuracy and reliability of the Fluke 87. Its the last meter I'll buy!
Date published: 2021-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 87V because the 289 isn't a good choice. Although our use case is Electronic R&D I choose the 87 V, an industrial meter, over the 289. Yes, I could use the better precision of the 289 but the 87 V has a better reputation, longer battery life and 289's logging features don't work with Linux and are too cumbersome anyway.
Date published: 2020-12-01
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