Fluke 233 Remote Display Digital Multimeter

Fluke 233 Remote Display Digital Multimeter is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 66.
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  • Fluke 233 Remote Display Digital Multimeter
  • Fluke 233 Remote Display Digital Multimeter
  • Fluke 233 Remote Display Digital Multimeter
  • Fluke 233 Remote Display Digital Multimeter

Key features

  • True RMS Digital Multimeter with detachable display
  • Measures up to 1000 VAC and DC
  • Measures up to 10 A (20 A for 30 seconds)
  • Provides a 10,000 μF capacitance range
  • Measures frequency to 50 kHz
  • Includes a built-in thermometer to measure temperature without a separate instrument

Product overview: Fluke 233 Remote Display Digital Multimeter

Fluke 233 Remote Display Digital Multimeter gives you ultimate flexibility in tough measurement situations

The Fluke 233 Digital Multimeter with its removable display gives you the flexibility to take measurements in hard to reach places or in areas with restricted access. You can be in two places at once and reduce the risk of arc flash by separating yourself from hazardous measurement situations. Just connect the meter to the test point and then place the display in a location up to 10 meters (33 ft.) away where you can see it. No more having to stretch into tight spots or hard to reach locations to take measurements. No more having to hold both the meter and the test leads to make a measurement. The Fluke 233 is ideal for any application where the measurement point is separated from controls or where you can't stay close to the meter during measurements due to hazards, moving machinery or in clean rooms. Plus, it features True RMS AC voltage and current for accurate measurements on non-linear signals.

Other useful features:

  • Radio transmitter automatically turns off the when the display is connected to the meter so you can use it as a conventional multimeter
  • Easy to read display with large digits and bright backlight
  • Delivers approximately 400 hours of battery life
  • Offers resistance, continuity, and diode test
  • Features a removable magnetic display that can be conveniently mounted where it can be easily seen
  • Low power wireless technology allows the display to be moved up to 10 meters (33 ft.) away from the point of measurement, without causing measurement interference
  • Allows you to take measurements without holding the meter, to improve visual focus on probes and augment safe electrical measurements
  • Provides auto power-off to maximize battery life
  • Features Min/Max, and Average recording to capture variations automatically

What's in the box:

  • Fluke 233 Remote Display Digital Multimeter
  • Built-in thermometer
  • (1 pair) test leads
  • Quick reference guide

Specifications: Fluke 233 Remote Display Digital Multimeter

Accuracy specifications
DC voltageRange0.1 mV to 1000 V
Accuracy0.25% + 2
AC voltageRange0.1 mV to 1000 V
Accuracy1.0% + 3
DC currentRange1 mA to 10 A
Accuracy1.0% + 3
AC currentRange1 mA to 10 A
Accuracy1.5% + 3
ResistanceRange0.1 Ω to 40 MΩ
CapacitanceRange1 nF to 9999 μF
FrequencyRange5 Hz to 50 kHz
Resolution0.01 Hz
Temperature-40°C to +400°C
PowerAA batteries: Three for main body two for display
Battery life400 hours
Wireless frequency2.4 GHz ISM Band 10 meter range
Safety ratingCAT IV 600 V , CAT III 1000 V
General specifications
Basic featuresAC true-rmsYes
Data storageMin/Max/AvgYes
Other featuresBattery typeAA alkaline
Removable displayYes
Warranty and protectionSafety ratingCAT IV 600 V/CAT III 1000 V
External protectionRubber overmold
Size (H x W x L)5.3 x 9.3 x 19.3 cm (2.08 x 3.6 x 7.6 in)
Weight604 g (1.3 Ib)

Models: Fluke 233 Remote Display Digital Multimeter

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this meter I am an aircraft electrician. And when I first saw this meter, I couldnt stop thinking of the 100 different ways I could use this thing. So I bought it. WOW !!!! Best investment ever !! I could hook it up to a wire in the back of a A320 passenger compartment, and sit in the cockpit and do what I need, and no more running back and forth to read the meter. I am maxing out the distance of the meter, but it still reads. I use regular energizer batteries, and the last pair lasted me 4 months.
Date published: 2013-12-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Supplementary info for battery life In the supplementary manual, it says "Battery Saver™(Sleep Mode) Units with S/N >225000000 The Meter powers-down (Sleep mode) if there is no function change, range change, or button push for 20 minutes. To wake up the Meter, Remate the display or turn the function switch." In sleep mode, there are 2 situations when I wake up the Meter; 1. With the display docked 2. With the display not docked. Fluke did not specify whether under situation 2; i.e. with the display not docked and when the Meter is in sleep mode, will turning the function switch wake the meter up? If yes, then it is a lot more convenient. If no, that means I will have to dock the display to wake it up and that means bringing the display or the meter from one location to the other to dock the display. This is an inconvenience but at least it solves the problem of battery drain. So, for S/N >225000000, could Fluke or anyone with S/N >225000000 please help clarify whether when in sleep mode and the display is NOT docked, will the meter wake up just by turning the function dial or no, the meter will NOT wake up just by turning the function dial. In other words, the only way to wake up the meter when in sleep mode and when the display is not docked is to go back and dock the display. Thank you.
Date published: 2013-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New units seem to have no battery draining issues For those who have read all the bad reviews on battery life, don't let that scare you off. I and a coworker both got 233's approaching 2 months ago. I just pulled the batteries out of the meter and remote display and checked voltage on them. They were all between 1.55.-1.58 volts. These are energizer alkaline batteries. After 2 months, the batteries are still reading about what they would out of the package. It is apparent that some type of design revision has happened and made it into production. It would be really nice if Fluke would come in and detail the changes they made Other than that it's a really nice meter to use. I work in a lot of electrical cabinets that are in confined and not very well lit areas. The remote back lit display really makes things easy and a lot safer. Also being able to take readings while testing machinery under load from the operators station while your meter is still back in the electrical cabinet is a huge time saver. I definitely recommend this meter, however you will need to make sure that the one you buy is one of the revised models. I'm not sure if all the initial battery eaters have been pulled from shelves and recalled. Again, if Fluke could post a reply to this and clear that up that would help out the end user. The last thing we need to be doing is troubleshooting our life critical test equipment in the field or jacking around with batteries.
Date published: 2013-06-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Battery life kills what could be a fantastic product. First let me say, been using many different types of Fluke for over 20 years and I will probably never use any other meter than a Fluke. On initially getting my hands on the 233, I thought it was going to be the most fantastic addition to my toolkit. The single issue of terrible battery life though means it lies at home while my old 83 is back in the kit. I figure if somebody is not going to use this everyday with the remote function and spend more time actually using it than changing the batteries, or, really really need the remote function, then go for another model. I have read the Fluke explanation and cannot really accept that in post product release customer surveys anybody would prefer to change batteries almost weekly than have to just push a separate power button or dock and undock the remote head. Come on Fluke, this design is just not up to your usual standard.
Date published: 2013-03-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Expensive novelty! Bought this meter with the hopes it would make my job easier. And....it doesn't! Its a guessing game whether it will turn on or not. Fluke claims a battery life of 400 hours approximate? "B.S." I'm sorry but there is absolutely no way that statement is TRUE!! False advertising! And they know it by stating that the fix is to either remove the batteries or insert paper tabs in the battery compartment. Seriously FLUKE have you lost your minds?
Date published: 2013-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Meter Bought this meter over a year and a half ago. I have not had any regrets.. To the people that are having battery issues.. I would highly suggest staying away from Lithium batteries for this meter. The first time I used energizer lithium batteries I noticed that they only lasted 3 months.. and I didn't even get a low battery warning.. just dead. Tried another set.. same thing. After this I have just used standard AA batteries not lithium.. No problems.. The meter is used almost every day. This set of standard AA batteries has lasted almost 6 months with no indication of letting up.
Date published: 2013-03-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Stay away. Purchased two of these battery eaters. Each has gone through two sets of batteries in 6 months. Last time was a real issue as the meter was needed on the spot for services but dead, delayed the process for over 2 hours waiting for a store to open in order to purchase new batteries. Will not be using either of the units again, not reliable. Would like to send back and get a 87, I know that will work every time.
Date published: 2013-01-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Nice meter with awful battery life/design I purchased this meter to use while working in tight places where a second body just cannot fit, to take measurements on moving satellite communication antennas, and to reduce safety issues by standing at a distance when taking measurements. When operational, the meter performs well and has many useful features which makes troubleshooting much easier and safer. With that said, the reason I cannot give the meter more than the generous 2 star rating is the horrible battery life. I had the same issue that everyone else has reported with the batteries having to be replaced after any significant period of storage and after a relatively short period of extended use. I nearly threw this meter into the ocean when working on an antenna high above the island of an aircraft carrier when expensive, high grade batteries that were less than a month old died while in use. I have not had this issue since I started isolating the batteries from the terminals when not in use. I was doing this well before FLUKE posted their reply to do so in order to extend battery life. Where this does in fact extend battery life it is such a MAJOR inconvenience. FLUKE'S reasons for designing the meter as described in their post is pitiful. Claiming that power switches on each unit would be less attractive than replacing batteries every month is comical. This makes me wonder how long they actually "tested" their design. I find it sad that a company with so many great products would post a comment like that. It seems FLUKE preferred to put the costs/burden on the consumer instead of spending the money to add switches or redesign this meter to be more efficient with batteries. How hard would it have been to add switches that allow the user to select off/on/auto shut off and design the firmware to shut both units down after a selectable time delay? There are so many different other options but putting paper in the battery compartment is their "fix." FLUKE, you have been and still are my preferred brand for test equipment for the majority of my nearly 30 year career, and have impressed me with the concept of this meter. You have really disappointed me with the poor design that causes the batteries to fail so quickly with this model. This is even more true with your statement that, in the end, states the design is what it is so deal with it. I expected something more in line with admitting to the design shortcomings and offering to provide an upgrade to address this issue. Another option would be to give credit towards a newly designed meter by returning an operational 233 and paying the difference. Again, the concept for this meter is outstanding! I really hope FLUKE fields an improved model that corrects the battery issue. This would make it a no-brainer 5 star product.
Date published: 2013-01-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Never know when it'll work. I went from a Fluke 87 V to this one. Big-time regrets. This meter goes through batteries like crazy. I never know if or when this meter is going to work. The first Fluke 233 I had locked up and only read "Err" on power up. There was nothing I could do to get the "Err" to go away. Fluke replaced that one. Now the replacement will frequently read "---" on power up. The only way to clear it is to remove the batteries and try again. Very inconvenient when I'm at the top of a ladder working on a hoist motor. Tried turning it off and on again to no avail. I'm going back to a Fluke 87 V. Another Electrician I work with had the same issues with the 233. He went to an 87 V.
Date published: 2013-01-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good all around meter I would like to see a fix for the battery problem and make the fix avable to people that allredy own it. It is a great meter for a first time user. I down graded from a Fluke 88 and now I am going to buy another Fluke 88. I do use it almost every day at a auto dealer. It cover most bases for me.
Date published: 2012-09-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Needs more R&D Great DMM--when it works. This meter eats batteries like crazy; definately a design flaw that will need to be addressed. Would give 5-stars if it wasn't so battery hungry.
Date published: 2012-08-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Kills batteries Every time I pick it up I have to put 5 new batteries in it. I wish Fluke would redesign it and recall mine. It is not handy at all.
Date published: 2012-08-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Most useful meter I've used! This is a great idea! No more looking for someone else to hold or read the meter. The magnet on the remote puts the remote where you need it to be. The only problem I have with this meter is the battery life. I used the meter for only two weeks and the batteries died, so I put in new batteries and used the meter for about a half an hour more. I didn't use the meter for about a month after that and when I went to use it again, it was dead. When the batteries do start to go, you don't have much time before the meter stops working alltogether. Fix this problem ( 9Vs maybe?) and this would be my #1 meter!
Date published: 2012-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Where have you been all my life This DMM is great! I can now watch my equipment controls operate while I change the state at the controller. No more selecting an ouput and walking around to check the proper state. Perfect thank you Fluke!
Date published: 2012-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best meter out there for field tech! This is the only way to go. Im field to for Komatsu equipment and this bad boy saves my a** everyday! Having to test things while in the cab and having monitor down there makes it nice.
Date published: 2012-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for construction equipment. The remote face make working on large construction equipment much easier than having someone help you the whole time. The magnet is a huge help when you don't have enough hands.
Date published: 2012-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome i love the removable display it helps in so many ways makes life alot easier as a maintenance tech
Date published: 2012-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have to gloat about remote! I was recently troubleshooting an problematic SCR which controlled a heater zone within an extruder barrel . I connected the Fluke 233 to the line side of the SCR at the main control panel, removed the remote display, connected my Fluke 289 to the field barrel heater terminals, energized the load, and was able to see in real time the problem that was occuring. Without the Fluke 233 I would have needed 20ft+ leads. The 233 is a must have!
Date published: 2012-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best meter I ever bought. I use this meter almost every day. I love how it's auto ranging. Very easy to read numbers on the gauge and on the meter.
Date published: 2012-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This meter works great This meter is great because you can do the work of two people by taking the display where you can see it.
Date published: 2012-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awsome meter I recieved this meter a a gift from fluke in 2011, and it is the best meter I have ever used. The remote display is ideal for trubble shooting any thing from motor controls to a bad three way switch situation. I purchaced the magnetic stap for it as well. This makes it completely hands free.
Date published: 2012-06-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from love the remote display!!!!! I have had this meter since last spring and i love the remote display which is magnetic also. I can do things others cant without long lead extensions and such. Does everything i ask it to do and more. The only gripe i have is that it consumes battery life quickly, especially if utilizing the remote feature and requires 5 AA batteries so keep some close by or you are dead in the water!!! Has had batteries changed 4 times in the first year under moderate usage. A little more efficiency would be appreciated with this meter but that's just my opinion.
Date published: 2012-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best meter ever!! Best meter I've ever used...all of my coworkers that have seen it in action have gone on to purchase...it is really like having a helper with you probing a circuit that is unseen from your vantage point ...excellent product!
Date published: 2012-06-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from very handy remote display meter very handy to use if your measurements are located at a distance from where your are actuating a signal. For example; I work on CNC controls and the signal is located 20-30 feet from the control pendent . When I make a signal at the control panel, I can see the results and measurements can be made without long test leads I used to use. This meter, however, needs a shutoff switch for the display as it quickly extingushes batteries at 3X the rate my old meter did (Fluke 87). Also you need to replace with 5 AA cells instead of the normal 9-volt cell my old meter used.
Date published: 2012-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome product Nothing compares to the convenience of this multi-meter when working independently. No more turn the key while I watch the meter struggle. Has everything needed to be an all around great tool in the auto, marine, aviation and recreational repair industry. I purchased in the 233A kit and has more beneficial features than any other brands offer; very strong magnetic strap, great test leads, etc. You just cannot beat the quality with any other brand
Date published: 2012-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fluke 233 i been using this metet(fluke 233 remote display multimeter),for at least 3 weeks.i dont actually own one.i been using my employers.but i can see why everyone wants one.I KNOW I DO.I HAVE USED IT IN EXCESS OF 35 FEET AND THE READING WAS STILL ACCURATE.I LOVE THIS TOOL.I AM PLAN TO BUT ONE WITHINH THE 2 MONTHS.I OWN OTHER FLUKE TOOLS (EVEN FLUKE NETWORKS)BUT THE FLUKE 233 IS ON MY WISHLIST I STRONLY RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT
Date published: 2012-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The remote display saves me lots of time Being able to remove the display and take it away from the point of measurement is terrific.
Date published: 2012-06-01
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