Fluke 87V MAX True-rms Digital Multimeter

Fluke 87V MAX True-rms Digital Multimeter is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 24.
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  • Fluke 87V MAX True-rms Digital Multimeter
  • Fluke 87V MAX digital multimeter with leads, probes, temperature adapter
  • The 87V MAX work around wet, humid pumps
  • 87V MAX with totally waterproof and dust proof IP67 case
  • 87V MAX with dust proof IP67 case

Key features

  • Withstands drops up to 4-meters (13 feet) with industrial strength casing and holster
  • Waterproof, dustproof IP67 case for the most extreme work sites
  • Premium TL175 TwistGuard™ test leads
  • Double the battery life of the 87V (up to 800 hours); backlit keys for dark environments

Product overview: Fluke 87V MAX True-rms Digital Multimeter

The 87V MAX contains all the trusted features of the most popular digital multimeter used today, the Fluke 87V, and then some. From wet, dusty or dark environments to long days, the 87V MAX was designed to help you finish the most on a work site. It features a unique function for accurate voltage and frequency measurements on variable frequency motor drives (VFDs) and other electrically noisy equipment; using true-rms ac voltage and current for accurate measurements on non-linear signals.

Fluke’s most rugged digital multimeter

The 87V MAX is built with an IP67 rated, industrial-strength case and a removable holster. The holster doubles as a test probe holder for easier, one-handed operation. This meter is fully waterproof and dust proof keep working reliably no matter where your job takes you.

4-meter Drop tested

  • Industrial-strength is no joke, the meter is designed to survive drops up to 4-meters (13 feet).

Withstands hot and cold environments

  • Rely on accurate measurements with the extended operating temperature range of -40 °C (for up to 20 minutes) to +55 °C.

Easy-to-read measurements

The large display digits and 2-level bright, white backlight and backlit keypad buttons make for increased visibility. Along with the high resolution 19,999 count display mode allows you to read measurements easily in any work environment. This multimeter will run for up to 800 hours of battery life and offers measurement capabilities

  • up to 1000 V ac and dc and up to 10 A (20 A for 30 seconds),
  • frequency to 200 kHz
  • min/max/average recording, plus 250 μs Peak min-max to capture variations automatically or
  • use the built-in thermometer.

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

 Fluke 87V MAX True-rms Digital MultimeterFluke 87V Industrial 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,
duty cycle,
frequency, microamps,
motor drive (VFD)
pulse width,
elative reference
continuity/diode test,
motor drive (VFD)
duty cycle,
microamps, analog
bar graph, relative
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 67IP 30IP 42--
Battery life800 hours400 hours200 hours200 hours1000 hours
Drop test4 meters3 meters---
Backlit keypadYesNoNoNoNo

What's in the box:

  • Fluke 87V MAX True-rms Digital Multimeter
  • TL175 TwistGuard® test leads
  • AC175 Alligator clips
  • 80BK-A temperature probe
  • Removable holster with test lead storage
  • Three AA batteries (installed) 

Specifications: Fluke 87V MAX True-rms Digital Multimeter

Electrical Specifications
DC VoltageRange0.1 mV to 1000 V
Accuracy±(0.05% + 1)
Maximum resolution0.1 mV
AC VoltageRange0.1 mV to 1000 V
Accuracy±(0.7% + 4) true-rms
AC bandwidth20 kHz with low pass filter; 3 dB @ 1 kHz
Maximum resolution0.1 mV
DC CurrentRange0.1 μA to 10 A
(20 A for 30 seconds maximum)
Amps accuracy±(0.2% + 2)
Maximum resolution0.1 µA
AC CurrentRange0.1 μA to 10 A
(20 A for 30 seconds maximum)
Amps accuracy±(1.0% + 2) true-rms
Maximum resolution0.1 µA
ResistanceRange0.1 Ω to 50 MΩ
Accuracy±(0.2% + 1)
Maximum resolution0.1 Ω
CapacitanceRange0.01 nF to 9999 μF
Accuracy±(1% + 2)
Maximum resolution0.01 nF
FrequencyRange0.5 Hz to 199.99 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 range–200.0 °C to 1090 °C
–328.0 °F to 1994.0 °F
excluding probe
80 BK temperature probe–40.0 °C to 260 °C, ± 2.2 °C or 2% whichever is greater
–40.0 °F to 500 °F, ± 4.0 °F or 2% whichever is greater
ConductanceMaximum conductance60.00 nS
Accuracy±(1.0% + 10)
Maximum resolution0.01 nS
Diode testRange2 V
Accuracy±(1% + 1)
Diagnostics and data storagePeak Min/Max250 μS
Reading hold/Auto (Touch) HoldYes
Relative referenceYes
DisplayDigital6000 counts updates 4/second
19,999 counts in high–resolution mode
Analog bar graph32 segments, updates 40/second
BacklightTwo level
Low pass filter (VFD measurements)Yes
Input Alert™Yes
Safety Specifications
Safety ratingIEC61010-1: Pollution Degree 2
IEC 61010-2-033: CAT IV 600 V, CAT III 1000 V
Agency approvalsCE, CSA
Mechanical and General Specifications
IP ratingIEC 60529: IP67
PowerThree AA batteries. 800 hours typical, without backlight
Size6.0 x 10.1 x 21.5 cm (with holster)
Weight698.5 g (with holster)
WarrantyLimited lifetime
Environmental Specifications
Operating temperature-15 °C to 55 °C, to -40 °C for 20 minutes when taken from 20 °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

Models: Fluke 87V MAX True-rms Digital Multimeter

Fluke 87V MAX

Fluke 87V MAX True-rms Digital Multimeter

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  • TL175 TwistGuard® test leads
  • AC175 Alligator clips
  • 80BK-A temperature probe
  • Removable holster with test lead storage
  • Three AA batteries (installed)

How do I calibrate this meter? I have an older procedure downloaded for a 5502A but it fails to run. There are no procedures that I can find on the Cubyt server. It is like Fluke doesn't know what to do with it.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Review on Fluke 87 V MAX Excellent DMM for technician/engineers working in extreme environment. One of the Most accurate among DMM
Date published: 2023-06-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great meter Sure would have been nice to get a printed manual with it. no response from customer service
Date published: 2023-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fluke 87V max I'm new to multimeters, but the Fluke 87 has a phenomenal reputation and the max version gives me piece of mind when the meter is sitting on an engine bay outside with the potential for falling or getting rained on. It was expensive, but I paid the premium because these are still made in the USA.
Date published: 2022-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First Fluke, Great Choice Great meter. Easy to use, reads well. Glad to finally break into the Fluke family with this amazing meter
Date published: 2022-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best 20,000 Count Handheld DMM Available I've owned my 87-V Max for about a year. I like that it accurately measures current draw with DC induction motors using inverters and PWM controllers; measurements that fool other meters. I have no idea how this works, but I performed the calculations, and the meter read ~the correct value. It is perfectly accurate at 10VDC, measured against a Fluke 732B DC Standard. The 732B is a bit overkill for a handheld DMM, but it doesn't harm anything to use one for verification. I haven't had cause to use uA or uV scales, but I'll update if and when I do. Of note is that the 87-V Max is not approved for use in residential and domestic quarters and property zones, due to the more stringent FCC rules for electromagnetic interference in domestic zones. So, if you have an instance in which the meter is out of spec. during the warrantee period, you must be using the device in a commercial or industrial zone, or the claim may be denied. I have found the Fluke '87-V' Max to be better than the '87-V' in that seals are provided for the 2 unused terminals--usually amps--making the unit ip67, or 'sealed against water entry'! I'm always cautious to keep the meter dry, but with the 87-V Max it's no big deal. The accuracy figures spec'ed by Fluke--the manufacturer--have been well within spec, at the DCV, ACA, kOHMS and DCA. I have precision instruments capable of making such an evaluation, including the aforementioned Fluke 732B DC Standard and an ESI SR104 Standard 10k Resistance Bridge, precision current shunts, and a Fluke 720A Precision Divider. I'm not claiming every example of the 87-V Max will be as good as mine. But mine is most likely near average.
Date published: 2021-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely great!! Extremely happy with this multimeter. All the features I need and more. I feel very confident using it in a very harsh environment knowing its waterproof.
Date published: 2021-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The 87V Max The 87V Max is a great meter that does everything I need it to do.
Date published: 2021-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful tool Very happy with the tool——Fluke however needs better communication.
Date published: 2021-05-30
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