Fluke 117 Electrician's Multimeter with Non-Contact Voltage

Fluke 117 Electrician's Multimeter with Non-Contact Voltage is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 73.
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  • Fluke 117 Electrician's Ideal Multimeter with Non-Contact Voltage
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  • Fluke 117 Electrician's Ideal Multimeter with Non-Contact Voltage
  • Fluke 117 Electrician's Ideal Multimeter with Non-Contact Voltage

Key features

  • Compact, true-rms digital multimeter for electricians
  • Includes multimeter, 4mm silicone test leads, holster and manual
  • Integrated non-contact voltage detection keeps you safe
  • Prevent false readings from ghost voltage with selectable low-impedance mode

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.

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
600.00 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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  • 4 mm silicone test lead set
  • Holster
  • User manual

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

Rated 5 out of 5 by from great meter I got the meter as a Christmas present. use it everyday for commercial and residential electrical. would definitely recommend it and the tpak magnet and tl175 test leads.
Date published: 2020-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Meter for Electricians and DIYer's I purchased the 117 based on reviews and the Fluke reputation; it is my third digital multimeter and second Fluke (the other is a clamp DMM I use mostly for testing amperage). Despite the ambiguous complaints posted by others, this is a solid multimeter. The large 6,000 count display makes the meter easy-to-read and understand; as long as you are looking directly at the screen. My only (minor) complaint is if the screen is looked at - even slightly - from above, the digits disappear, but for me this is only a minor inconvenience. The meter feels solid and robust in the hands and not easily damaged. The non-contact voltage sensor is very sensitive, especially when set to "HI", which makes it ideal when checking for electrical wires inside of walls. I have zero "buyer's remorse" and will use this meter for a long time.
Date published: 2018-04-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Fluke quality but missing features Fluke makes arguably the highest quality multimeters you can buy. But it's unfortunate they choose to remove features from more expensive models. The Fluke 116 and 115, for example, both have features the 117 lacks. Why? It would probably cost Fluke an extra dollar or two to put ALL the features of the 11X series into the 117 (or create a 118 that has all features). It's almost as if Fluke wants you to buy multiple meters for different tasks when one meter could easily do everything. I don't have a problem with a product line optimized for electronics, another for automotive, and a third for electricians. But here we have one confusing product line with a mish-mash of almost random features. The Fluke multimeter comparison on the website is also wrong and missing data. For example, it shows "n/a" under DC and AC current for the 117 which is incorrect. That's just one of many such errors making an already confusing situation more confusing. Fluke is great at engineering high quality meters but the products are inconsistent, confusing, and the features often seem poorly thought out. Fluke also has inexplicably discontinued, at least in North America, several multimeters that offer more features and performance per dollar than their current offerings. Why? The Fluke 87, 15B, and several others, were legendary great meters. Fluke's marketing choices are beyond disappointing as they no longer offer ANY full featured reasonably priced multimeters. Every current model in North America is either missing one or more key features you can find in even very inexpensive competitive products or it's so expensive (like the 289) you could literally buy a dozen similarly featured competitive meters.
Date published: 2018-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A new standard As head electro-mechanical tech I often get asked what meters we should buy for new technicians. My standby, no-questions-asked has always been the 87-V. I've trusted that meter for fifteen years in all kinds of abusive environments. There are times when the 87-V is necessary. However for 95% of the work our electro-mech techs are doing in a 18 acre production factory, this meter fits the bill, and it's smaller, lighter, cheaper, and better display than the 87. Time will tell how it holds up - some take issue with the single molded case, but to be honest I hated having to take the 87's off anyway.
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for everyday use Solid multimeter for everyday use by an electrician. Large display is easy to read. Easy to select functions even with gloves on using the large dial. Ready to roll right out of the package and continues to out perform day after day..
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect amount of features I bought this a week ago for home repairs. I used the non-contact voltage function to detect any wires behind walls before cutting into them since I could follow the wiring starting from the switch and moving backwards - something you cannot do with voltage pens. I've also use the probes themselves for test for voltage after turning off the panel.
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable I bought this meter years ago. I am an Industrial Electrician and automation specialist and use this meter everyday. It's actually my go to meter for what I do. I used to carry a clamp meter by fluke and it works great but the 117 for what I do is more fitting for the job. This meter does everything I need. If this meter doesn't do something it's reading milliamps unfortunately. But I break out my 87 for that which I usually use on my more intricate stuff anyway. The 117 is the 10-in-1 screwdriver of meters for me. I covers a broad spectrum of capabilities in my field and I love mine. Great investment.
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for quick checks This meter with the non contact voltage detector has added a higher margin of safety when having to cut into a wall. Knowing that the circuit is live or dead and it's approximate location has made things niche better.
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly an Electricians meter As a defense contractor working on Navy ships I use the FLUKE 117 Electricians Digital Multimeter daily. Before any work can begin Absents of Voltage checks must be accomplished as required by both OSHA and Navy’s TUMs. This meter works great. The large selector switch knob makes it easy to use while wearing rubber gloves. The display has large white LED backlit with large digits. It is easy to read in dark locations. The meter can be used with the FLUKE SV225 Stray Voltage Eliminator to prevent false reading from ghost voltage. Very versatile meter.
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellant for the job I have 12 general maintenance technicians, in an industrial environment, that have to deal with measuring voltages on the machines for lockout and troubleshooting purposes. The fluke 117 has proved itself to be the meter of choice. It has enough features to do the job at hand but not too many that complicates job performance. We have the Fluke 187s and Fluke 287s to do the more technical readings but 95% of our needs are just verifying voltages and continuity
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great meter As a maintenance guy, I rely on the 117 to trouble shoot every thing from hvac to boilers to electric panels. I like the non-contact voltage detection, it's fast and easy. The true RMS is a must for checking battery backups. The meter is compact and well built. Don't let the made in china hold you back, this meter is Fluke through and through. If I could change anything it would be the off postion would be all the way left not the AutoVolt. But I have gotten used to it. Add a fluke 324 clamp meter and you are set.
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FLUKE..ONCE AGAIN THE BOTTOM LINE Looking for a high quality multimeter I purchased a Fluke 117 True RMS unit, not only is it high quality, but it is very easy to use, the meter is very accurate, and the unit stays where you put it, excellent design, functions, a True Multimeter, just another great Fluke product to keep on the truck" along with our other Fluke units.
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid and accurate meter with great features I am an HVAC foreman and have been using this meter for couple years. This Meter has been a very handy tools for me since I frequently trouble shooting Air Handling unit , Boilers ,Unit heaters , Heat pumps ,etc. Some of the great features I love are: Large white LED backlit display/larger digits – Easier to read in dark locations. Automatic AC/DC voltage selection Prevents false reading from ghost voltage Strong magnet and protective casing of the meter
Date published: 2016-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Piece of mind As a home gamer- a fluke could be seen as overkill- but I do believe in high quality tools and their products have been recommended by electrical engineering friends. I can see why- well made products. This replaces lower quality meter that have had a tendency to die when you need them for troubleshooting. Been very pleased with this so far- enough features and sensitivity for my use.
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable Fluke isn't known for being the most affordable option, and that's not always a bad thing. It's reliable and consistent and that is whats important to me. This meter delivers as expected.
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite meter! I've owned several Fluke meters and products over the years and the 117 is by far my favorite. All the functions I need daily, plus a few others that come in handy. Super sturdy and the blue back light on screen helps to keep the display readings sharp in the dark. I like the no contact volt alert for a quick troubleshoot and helps keep my bag lighter since I don't have to bring more than 1 meter to get the job done.
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome for HVAC Techs! I bought this a month or so ago after my field piece meter stop working correctly. I love Everything about it. Everything I'll ever need for troubleshooting is available in this unit even a backlit display which is a huge plus for me. Amazing product! Good Job Fluke!!!
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Intuitive Multimeter I have had one of these for over a year now and it still works great. It's easy to use because the different selections are easy to decipher. I have loaned it to inexperienced people and recommended this multimeter to others who love how simple it is to learn how to use. Yes you can buy a really cheap meter, but it can be a learning curve to figure out what the right settings are. This meter takes the majority of the gues work out and is durable.
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the investment I spent hours searching and contemplating the right multimeter for me. In the end, I concluded that this would be the most cost effective and accurate since it is so durable and will likely last my lifetime. My philosophy is "Do it right, do it once." It's also been a great way to teach my son about simple electronics. He's always asking if he can use it. I also like a lot of the safety features that protect me and itself.
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product I bought this meter to help with battery replacement on a hybrid car battery pack. The build quality and Fluke's reputation for excellence are apparent in this meter. I look forward to purchasing more quality tools from Fluke.
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic unit for the price! After having gone through several cheap multimeters over the years and never being satisfied with any of their user experiences I finally decided to go for a fluke. While this is far from their top of the line it has been amazing for me. The results are quick and accurate. The built quality is fantastic and I feel no issue with throwing it in my live sound gig bag and heading out. I purchased the master accessory set tlk 225 as well, and everything had been immensely easier and safer to measure with the variety of leads.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great Had this multimeter for almost a year and haven't had a problem with it yet. Does everything I want with only one exception. I wish it had microamps, otherwise it does everything I need it for. A useful feature is the auto-ranging for volts. Use it from home use as well as at my job as facilities maintenance.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Electrician's Most Important Tool This tool is made for electricians. The low Z feature has 2 benefits. It will determine AC or DC voltage. It isn't fooled by fantom voltages. Fluke tools are unbeatable!
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent multimeter for electricians!! Excellent Multimeter - For electricians I've been using this multimeter for more than a month now. Once you put in your hand. You'll see the advantages over other brands will be obvious. From the rugged construction, ease of use, excellent performance and accuracy you will not be disappointed. Excellent! Quality and value.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to read and use and the screen This is a great meter that helps me identify and troubleshoot many issue that I encounter on a weekly basis. I especially love the way the screen looks when using the light feature in dark places and it is very clear to see what my readings are. Fluke is the way to go if you want to do a quality job using quality tools.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Trouble Shooting Helper I help customers trouble shoot control systems on mobile machines over the phone. I always recommend that the customer uses the Fluke 117 when asked what meter should I buy.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great all round meter! We bought these for our work. Not only are they rugged, but they have all the features you would need in a multimeter. I enjoy having the AC voltage detector built in. This allows for quick voltage checks on AC wires. The battery life is great on these meters. Much better than other brands we've used.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great meter for the money I've had this meter for 3 years now and I can say that it's the one you want! The read rate is fast, it picks up right away. The volt alert is extremely handy and works well. The unit is also very durable as I've dropped it from 6 or more feet onto concrete several times. You cannot beat the 117 for general electric AC/DC and even low current DC.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The last Multimeter you'll ever need to purchase I've been using Fluke Mulitmeters for over 20 years in the engineering industry and have never once been let down by their performance. The Fluke 117 is no different. Great product with consistently excellent performance. Don't waste your money on another multimeter just to save a few bucks...in the end you'll wish you bought a Fluke.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must have this meter for every day tasks!! I work as an Aviation Avionic Tech, working with multiple voltages and frequencies. This meter is always accurate and so easy use. It's auto voltage feature is a must have in aviation, easy to find out if AC is back feeding into the DC. This is a must have meter!!! You will not be disappointed!!!!
Date published: 2016-12-07
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