Fluke 88V Deluxe Automotive Multimeter

Model#: Fluke 88V Part#: 2550519 UPC#: 0 95969 32890 6
Fluke 88V Deluxe Automotive Multimeter is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 20.
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  • Fluke 88V Deluxe Automotive Multimeter
  • Fluke 88V Deluxe Automotive Multimeter

Key features

  • Pulse width, duty cycle, Min/Max/Avg recording
  • 10 meg ohm input impedance won’t damage computer circuits
  • Large display and bright backlight for increased visibility
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Product overview: Fluke 88V Deluxe Automotive Multimeter

The Fluke 88V meter has measurement functions, troubleshooting features, and accuracy levels needed to solve problems on conventional and hybrid vehicles. The 88V is the most powerful automotive multimeter ever offered by Fluke. In addition to standard multimeter features such as the ability to measure voltage, current, continuity, and resistance, the 88V can perform:

Pulse width

Duty cycle

Min/Max/Average recording

Diode tests

The pulse width function provides millisecond resolution for troubleshooting fuel injectors.

Automotive measurements

The 88V meter can take care of many automotive needs, getting into more of the digital multimeters measurement capabilities - it can measure voltage up to 1000 V AC and DC, current up to 10 A, 20 A for up to 30 seconds and frequency to 200 kHz and % duty cycle. Add those features to RPM measurements with optional inductive pickup and millisecond pulse width measurements for fuel injectors to name a few. The 88V comes packed with the functions you need:

Temperature measurements with optional temperature probe

Analog bar graph to track changing or unstable signals

Min/Max/Average recording with Min/Max Alert to capture variations automatically

Peak Min/Max to record transients as fast as 250 μs

88V multimeter designed for the garage

While working in a garage, the large display digits can help you focus on the vehicle while still being able to read the numbers. Plus, the two-level bright white backlight offers the additional visibility you may need.

An optional magnetic hanger lets you hang the meter from most steel surfaces for easy set-up and viewing. The 88V is designed to be used in high energy environments like those found on hybrid vehicles.

The product is supported by a limited lifetime warranty.

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

 Fluke 88V Deluxe Automotive MultimeterFluke 27 II Rugged Digital MultimeterFluke 1587 FC Insulation MultimeterFluke 233 Remote Display Digital MultimeterFluke 3000 FC Series Wireless Multimeter
CAT rating-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 A400 mA10 A400 mA
Resistance50 MΩ50 MΩ50 MΩ40 MΩ50 MΩ
Capacitance9,999 μF9,999 μF9,999 μF9,999 μF9,999 μF
Temperature-200 °C to 1090 °F--40 °C to 537 °C-40 °C to 400 °Fwith t3000 FC
Continuity/diode test,
duty cycle
Conductance (60 ns),
continuity/diode test,
duty cycle,
frequency, microamps,
pulse width
Frequency, Pi/DAR
timed ratio tests,
continuity/diode test,
motor drive (VFD)
microamps, relative
Continuity/diode test,
continuity/diode test.
Able to connect to
three 3000 FC

What's in the box:

Fluke 88V digital multimeter

High-impact holster

Test leads

Quick Reference Guide

Specifications: Fluke 88V Deluxe Automotive Multimeter

Technical Specifications
DCVMaximum voltage1000 V
Accuracy±(0.1% + 1)
Best resolution0.01 mV
ACVMaximum voltage1000 V
Accuracy±(0.5% + 2)
AC bandwidth5 kHz
Best resolution0.01 mV
DC currentMaximum amps10 A
Amps accuracy±(0.4 % + 2)
Best resolution0.001 mA
AC currentMaximum amps10 A
Amps accuracy±(1.2% + 2)
Best resolution0.001 mA
ResistanceMaximum resistance50 MΩ
Accuracy±(0.4% + 1)
Best resolution0.1 Ω
CapacitanceMaximum capacitance9,999 µF
Accuracy±(1% + 2)
Best resolution0.01 nF
FrequencyMaximum frequency200 KHz
Accuracy±(0.005% + 1)
Best resolution0.01 Hz
Duty cycleMaximum duty cycle99.9%
Accuracywithin 2% per KHz + 0.1%
Best resolution0.1%
Temperature measurement-200.0°C – 1090°C
-328.0°F – 1994.0°F, 1.0% excluding probe
80 BK temperature probe-40 °C – 260°C
-40 °F – 500°F, 2.2°C or 2% whichever is greater
ConductanceMaximum conductance60.00 nS
Accuracy±(1.0% + 10)
Maximum resolution0.01 nS
Operating rangeOperating temperature-20°C – 55°C
Storage temperature-40°C – 60°C
Physical5.2 x 9.8x 20.1 cm (2.06 x 3.86 x 7.93 in)
624 g (22 oz.)

Models: Fluke 88V Deluxe Automotive Multimeter

Fluke 88V

Fluke 88V Deluxe Automotive Multimeter

Part#: 2550519
UPC#: 0 95969 32890 6


  • Fluke 88V Deluxe Automotive Multimeter
  • High impact protective leather sheath
  • Test lead set

Specs say it will measure RPM. Does the required probe come with this? If not what is the P/N for it?

Asked by: Greesmonky
The Fluke 88V can measure RPM by either using the test leads and connecting them to a RPM sensor or using the RPM80 accessory and clamp around a spark plug cable. The part number for the RPM80 is “880849.”
Answered by: Fluke Staff
Date published: 2023-10-01

Does this 88v have true rms? Is that not critical between home and automotive diagnostics? Looking to cover both needs with one meter

Asked by: Mje22
No, the Fluke-88V is not a True RMS meter. Since automotive measurements are typically only made on DC circuits a true-RMS meter is not necessary. Similarly, the AC circuits in homes are normally clean and without distorted waveforms. Typical examples of workloads where a true-RMS meter is recommended would be variable-speed motor drives, electronic ballasts, computers, and HVAC systems.
Answered by: Fluke Staff
Date published: 2024-01-31

Is there a master list of accessories that are compatible with this meter? Specifically the i410 AC/DC current clamp. Also would be interested in a phototach and different temp probes.

Asked by: Donk2108
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from fluke review Always has been a wonderful tool wore one out had to purchase a new one wouldn't buy anything else
Date published: 2023-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST AUTOMOTIVE USE MULTIMETER Ive had this multimeter for a few weeks and its my most favorite tool in my tool box. This meter is by far one of the highest quality meters on the market. Its packed with features and feels really sturdy. This was money well spent cant wait to use this for years to come.
Date published: 2022-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Advertised accurately Works exactly as required without any issues. Seems accurate on every analysis.
Date published: 2021-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from versatile Great multimeter. l’m a industrial maintenance mechanic and I use this meter for my work and car hobby.
Date published: 2021-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just an absolutely great meter I have had my 88v for about 10 years now. It's been dropped from ladders, gone thru sitting in extreme heat of Nevada sun to transmitter towers on mountains 10000' middle of winter.... It's been exposed to over current and voltage on resistance setting and it still holds accurate readings with the only issue I've ever had is when moisture got into the test lead section. Causing it to think it was in current test. Plus this meter has just about any measurement one could ever need to make except inductance. If it had that it would be the near perfect meter.
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Many features for automotive I received the 88V for Christmas and it was a gift for my participation in an automotive repair internship. Using the meter for a few tasks really showed me the many scientific features– for example the water temperature of the swimming pool was taken to compare the results with a weather service. Verifying good electrical grounds on vehicle components, and checking the resistance of installed automotive wiring makes diagnosing and installing more accurate. Protecting the meter seems easy with the yellow bumper case. There are many accessories that can be used like the temperature reading probes, direct current reading meter clamp, alligator clamp probes, thin-wire precision probes and probes that can be inserted into the wire by needling the probe-needle through the wires conduit. Personally, the meter has been used only a few times but it has performed very well. The jobs that the meter was used for are okay. The display is large and easy to read.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy and accurate I am using this multimeter for couple of months and very impressed with its features and usability. It's saves my time for component checking for faults.
Date published: 2016-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great DMM!!! This is the best multimeter that I have ever used. I have been in the automotive industry for 25 years. I have worked everywhere from independent service shops to dealerships to automotive manufacturers. I have used many different types of DMMs none can compare with the fluke 88. It is easy to use, nice large read out. Perfect for all automotive test. I have owned this one for 20 years
Date published: 2016-12-08
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