Fluke 117 Electrician's Ideal Multimeter with Non-Contact Voltage

Fluke 117 Electrician's Ideal Multimeter with Non-Contact Voltage is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 52.
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  • Fluke 117 | The Ideal Multimeter For Electricians | Fluke
  • Fluke 117 | The Ideal Multimeter For Electricians | Fluke
  • Fluke 117 | The Ideal Multimeter For Electricians | Fluke
  • Fluke 117 | The Ideal Multimeter For Electricians | Fluke

Key features

  • Accurate, easy-to-use multimeter with integrated VoltAlert™ technology for non-contact voltage detection
  • Features AutoVolt automatic AC/DC voltage selection
  • Provides low input impedance to help prevent false readings due to ghost voltage
  • Presents a large white LED backlight for working in poorly lit areas
  • Features True RMS capabilities for accurate measurements on non-linear loads

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

The Fluke 117 Digital Multimeter includes integrated non-contact voltage detection to help get the job done faster

Designed by electricians and engineered by Fluke, the Fluke 117 is a compact True-RMS meter for demanding applications like commercial buildings, hospitals, and schools. With its integrated non-contact voltage detection, Auto Volts and LoZ functions that help prevent false readings caused by ghost voltage, the Fluke 117 is a great choice for electricians. In fact, users around the world have said their 117 is an investment in accuracy. The Fluke 117 provides Min/Max/Average readings and measures frequency and capacitance. Plus, its easy-to-use interface can save you time and enable you to move from job to job more quickly.

Engineered and Tested with Your Safety on the Job in Mind

We test Fluke 117 multimeters for safe use in CAT III 600 V environments and we have designed in several features to make it easier and faster for you to get the measurements you need, including:

  • Measures 10 A (20 A overload for 30-seconds)
  • Measures resistance, continuity, frequency, and capacitance
  • Provides Min/Max/Average to record signal fluctuations
  • Comes with an holster with probe holders for easy storage
  • Features compact ergonomic design for one-handed operation
  • Fits into optional ToolPak™ magnetic hanger for hands-free operation
  • CAT III 600 V safety rated
  • A large white LED backlight to improve measurement visibility in poorly lit areas
  • VoltAlert™ technology for fast, go/no go non-contact voltage detection
  • AutoVolt and low input impedance modes to provide faster, more accurate readings

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

Specifications
Maximum voltage between any terminal and earth ground600 V
Surge protection6 kV peak per IEC 61010–1 600 VCAT III, Pollution Degree 2
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, NEDA 1604A / 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
999.99 Hz / 0.1 Hz
9.999 Hz / 0.001 Hz
50.00 Hz / 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 Ideal Multimeter with Non-Contact Voltage

Fluke 117
Fluke 117 Electrician's Digital Multimeter with Non-Contact Voltage

Includes:

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

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

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
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