Fluke 1587 FC Insulation Multimeter

Fluke 1587 FC Insulation Multimeter is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 18.
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Key features

  • Safety first. Keep yourself out of harm's way by monitoring your test measurements remotely.
  • Prove your job is done right by quickly seeing and sharing measurement results wirelessly with your smartphone.
  • Quickly find problems by saving and comparing measurements over time on a wireless device.
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Product overview: Fluke 1587 FC Insulation Multimeter

Keep yourself safe. Find hidden problems faster. Put the paperwork down.

Fluke Connect + Fluke's 1587 FC Insulation Multimeter helps you identify tough problems, fix, and wirelessly communicate your work quickly and easily - all at a safe distance.

Add diagnostics with Fluke Connect

The Fluke 1587 FC is Fluke Connect-enabled so you can download the free Fluke Connect® Measurements app to your smartphone and gain additional functions, including:

  • Safety first. Keep yourself out of harm’s way by monitoring your test measurements remotely.
  • Prove your job is done right by quickly seeing and sharing measurement results wirelessly with your smartphone.
  • Quickly find problems by saving and comparing measurements over time on a wireless device.
  • PI/DAR timed ratio tests with TrendIt™ graphs to identify moisture and contaminated insulation problems faster
  • Memory storage through Fluke Connect that saves measurements to your phone or the cloud and eliminates the need to write down results. Reduces errors and saves data for historical tracking over time
  • Temperature compensation to establish accurate baselines and relevant historical comparisons
  • Historical tracking and trending of assets to identify insulation degradation over time and allow real-time decisions to be made in the field with Fluke Connect® Assets (sold separately)
  • Provides memory storage through Fluke Connect Measurements to eliminate the need to write down results
  • Includes live circuit detection to prevent insulation test if voltage >30 V is detected
  • Provides automated temperature compensation to establish accurate baselines
  • Supports historical tracking and asset trending of assets to identify degradation over time with Fluke Connect® Assets (sold separately)
  • Incorporates VFD low-pass filter for accurate variable frequency motor drive measurements
  • Includes auto-discharge of capacitive voltage for added user protection
  • Measures ac/dc voltage, dc millivolts, ac/dc milliamps, resistance, and continuity
  • Includes capacitance, diode test, temperature, min/max, frequency measurements and insulation test smoothing reading
  • Automatically powers off to save battery power
  • Comes with remote probe, test leads, alligator clips, K-type thermocouple, hard case, and three-year warranty.

Specifications: Fluke 1587 FC Insulation Multimeter

Electrical Specifications
AC voltage measurement
Range
600.0 mV Resolution 0.1 mV
Accuracy 50 Hz to 60 Hz ±(% of Rdg + Counts) ±(1% + 3)
Accuracy 60 Hz to 5000 Hz ±(% of Rdg + Counts) ±(2% + 3)
6.000 V Resolution 0.001 V
Accuracy 50 Hz to 60 Hz ±(% of Rdg + Counts) ±(1% + 3)
Accuracy 60 Hz to 5000 Hz ±(% of Rdg + Counts) ±(2% + 3)
60.00 V Resolution 0.01 V
Accuracy 50 Hz to 60 Hz ±(% of Rdg + Counts) ±(1% + 3)
Accuracy 60 Hz to 5000 Hz ±(% of Rdg + Counts) ±(2% + 3)
600.0 V Resolution 0.1 V
Accuracy 50 Hz to 60 Hz ±(% of Rdg + Counts) ±(1% + 3)
Accuracy 60 Hz to 5000 Hz ±(% of Rdg + Counts) ±(2% + 3)¹
1000 V Resolution 1 V
Accuracy 50 Hz to 60 Hz ±(% of Rdg + Counts) ±(2% + 3)
Accuracy 60 Hz to 5000 Hz ±(% of Rdg + Counts) ±(2% + 3)¹
¹ 1 kHz bandwidth
Low-Pass Filter Voltage 
Range
600.0 mV Resolution 0.1 mV
Accuracy 50 Hz to 60 Hz ±(% of Rdg + Counts) ±(1% + 3)
Accuracy 60 Hz to 400 Hz ±(% of Rdg + Counts) +(2% + 3), -(6% - 3)
6.000 V Resolution 0.001 V
Accuracy 50 Hz to 60 Hz ±(% of Rdg + Counts) ±(1% + 3)
Accuracy 60 Hz to 400 Hz ±(% of Rdg + Counts) +(2% + 3), -(6% - 3)
60.00 V Resolution 0.01 V
Accuracy 50 Hz to 60 Hz ±(% of Rdg + Counts) ±(1% + 3)
Accuracy 60 Hz to 400 Hz ±(% of Rdg + Counts) +(2% + 3), -(6% - 3)
600.0 V Resolution 0.1 V
Accuracy 50 Hz to 60 Hz ±(% of Rdg + Counts) ±(1% + 3)
Accuracy 60 Hz to 400 Hz ±(% of Rdg + Counts) +(2% + 3), -(6% - 3)
1000 V Resolution 1 V
Accuracy 50 Hz to 60 Hz ±(% of Rdg + Counts) ±(2% + 3)
Accuracy 60 Hz to 400 Hz ±(% of Rdg + Counts) +(2% + 3), -(6% - 3)
DC Voltage Measurement
Range Resolution Accuracy ±(% of Rdg + Counts)
6.000 V dc 0.001 V ±(0.09% + 2)
60.00 V dc 0.01 V ±(0.09% + 2)
600.0 V dc 0.1 V ±(0.09% + 2)
1000 V dc 1 V ±(0.09% + 2)
Input impedance  10 MΩ (nominal), <100 pF
Normal mode rejection ratio  >60 dB @ 50 Hz or 60 Hz
Common mode rejection ratio  >120 dB @ dc, 50 Hz or 60 Hz (1 k unbalance)
Accuracies apply to ± 100% of range
DC Millivolts Measurement
Range Resolution Accuracy ±(% of Rdg + Counts)
600.0 mVdc 0.1 mV ±(0.1% + 1)
DC and AC Current Measurement
AC 45 Hz to 1000 Hz
Range 400 mA
Resolution 0.1 mA
Accuracy ±(% of Rdg+Counts) ±(1.5% + 2)¹
Burden voltage (Typical) 2 mV/mA
Range 60 mA 
Resolution 0.01 mA 
Accuracy ±(% of Rdg+Counts) ±(1.5% + 2)¹
Burden voltage (Typical) 2 mV/mA
DC
Range 400 mA
Resolution 0.1 mA
Accuracy ±(% of Rdg+Counts) ±(0.2% + 2)
Burden voltage (Typical) 2 mV/mA
Range 60 mA
Resolution 0.01 mA
Accuracy ±(% of Rdg+Counts) ±(0.2% + 2)
Burden voltage (Typical) 2 mV/mA
Overload 600 mA for 2 minutes maximum
Fuse protection for mA input 0.44 mA, 1000 V, IR 10 kA
AC conversion Inputs are ac-coupled and calibrated to the rms value of sine wave input
Conversions are true-rms responding and specified from 5% to 100% of range. Input signal crest factor can be up to 3 up to 300 mA, decreasing linearly to crest factor ≤1.5 at 600 mA. For non-sinusoidal waveforms add +(2% reading + 2% FS) typical, for a crest factor up to 3.
¹ 1 kHz bandwidth
Ohms Measurement
Range Resolution Accuracy +(% of Rdg+Counts)¹
600.0 Ω 0.1 Ω ±(0.9% + 2)
6.000 kΩ 0.001 kΩ ±(0.9% + 2)
60.00 kΩ 0.01 kΩ ±(0.9% + 2)
600.0 kΩ 0.1 KΩ ±(0.9% + 2)
6.000 MΩ 0.001 MΩ ±(0.9% + 2)
50.0 MΩ ² 0.01 MΩ ±(1.5% + 3)
Overload protection  1000 V rms or dc
Open circuit test voltage  <8.0 V dc
Short circuit current  <1.1 mA
¹ Accuracies apply from 0% to 100% of range
² Up to 80% relative humidity
Diode Test
Diode test indication Display voltage drop: 0.6 V at1.0 mA nominal test current:
Accuracy ±(2% + 3)
Continuity Test
Continuity indication Continuous audible tone for testresistance below 25 Ω and off above 100 Ω. Maximum Reading; 1000 Ω
Open circuit voltage <8.0 V
Short circuit current 1.0 mA typical
Overload protection 1000 V rms
Response time >1 m sec
Frequency Measurement
Range Resolution Accuracy ±(% of Rdg+Counts)
99.99 Hz  0.01 Hz  ±(0.1% + 1)
999.9 Hz  0.1 Hz  ±(0.1% + 1)
9.999 kHz  0.001 kHz  ±(0.1% + 1)
99.99 kHz  0.01 kHz  ±(0.1% + 1)
Frequency Counter Sensitivity
600.0 mV ac  V ac Sensitivity (RMS Sine Wave)¹  5 Hz to 20 kHz  100.0 mV 
V ac Sensitivity (RMS Sine Wave)¹  20 kHz to 100 kHz 150.0 mV 
DC Trigger Levels¹ to 20 kHz² NA
6.0 V  V ac Sensitivity (RMS Sine Wave)¹  5 Hz to 20 kHz  1.0 V 
V ac Sensitivity (RMS Sine Wave)¹  20 kHz to 100 kHz 1.5 V 
DC Trigger Levels¹ to 20 kHz² -400.0 mV and 2.5 V
60.0 V  V ac Sensitivity (RMS Sine Wave)¹  5 Hz to 20 kHz  10.0 V 
V ac Sensitivity (RMS Sine Wave)¹  20 kHz to 100 kHz 36.0 V 
DC Trigger Levels¹ to 20 kHz² 1.2 V and 4.0 V
600.0 V  V ac Sensitivity (RMS Sine Wave)¹  5 Hz to 20 kHz  100.0 V 
V ac Sensitivity (RMS Sine Wave)¹  20 kHz to 100 kHz -
DC Trigger Levels¹ to 20 kHz² 12.0 V and 40.0 V
1000.0 V  V ac Sensitivity (RMS Sine Wave)¹  5 Hz to 20 kHz  300.0 V 
V ac Sensitivity (RMS Sine Wave)¹  20 kHz to 100 kHz -
DC Trigger Levels¹ to 20 kHz² 12.0 V and 40.0 V
¹ Maximum input for specified accuracy = 10x range (1000 V max). Noise at low frequencies and amplitudes may affect accuracy
² Usable to 100 kHz with full scale input
Capacitance
Range  Resolution  Accuracy ±(% of Rdg+Counts)
1000 nF  1 nF ±(1.2% + 2)
10.00 μF  0.01 μF ±(1.2% + 2)
100.0 μF  0.1 μF ±(1.2% ±90 counts)
9999 μF  1 μF ±(1.2% ±90 counts)
Temperature Measurement
Range  Resolution  Accuracy ±(% of Rdg+Counts)¹
-40 ° C to 537 ° C  0.1 °C  ±(1% + 10 counts)
-40 ° F to 998 ° F  0.1 °F  ±(1% + 18 counts)
¹ Accuracies apply following 90 minutes settling time after a change in the ambient temperature of the instrument
Insulation Specifications
Measurement range 0.01 MΩ to 2 GΩ
Test voltages 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000 V
Test voltage accuracy +20%, -0%
Short-circuit test current 1 mA nominal
Auto discharge Discharge time <0.5 second for C = 1 μF or less
Live circuit detection Inhibit test if terminal voltage > 30 V prior to initialization of test
Maximum capacitive load Operable with up to 1 μF load
Output Voltage
50 V (0% to +20%) Display range 0.01 to 6.00 MΩ
Resolution 0.01 MΩ
Test current 1 mA @ 50 kΩ
Resistance accuracy ±(% of Rdg + Counts) ±(3% + 5 counts)
Display range 6.0 to 50.0 MΩ
Resolution 0.1 MΩ
Test current 1 mA @ 50 kΩ
Resistance accuracy ±(% of Rdg + Counts) ±(3% + 5 counts)
100 V (0% to +20%) Display range 0.01 to 6.00 MΩ
Resolution 0.01 MΩ
Test current 1 mA @ 100 kΩ
Resistance accuracy ±(% of Rdg + Counts) ±(3% + 5 counts)
Display range 6.0 to 60.0 MΩ
Resolution 0.1 MΩ
Test current 1 mA @ 100 kΩ
Resistance accuracy ±(% of Rdg + Counts) ±(3% + 5 counts)
Display range 60 to 100 MΩ 
Resolution 1 MΩ
Test current 1 mA @ 100 kΩ
Resistance accuracy ±(% of Rdg + Counts) ±(3% + 5 counts)
250 V (0% to +20%) Display range 0.1 to 60.0 MΩ 
Resolution 0.1 MΩ
Test current 1 mA @ 250 kΩ 
Resistance accuracy ±(% of Rdg + Counts) ±(1.5% + 5 counts)
Display range 60 to 250 MΩ 
Resolution 1 MΩ
Test current 1 mA @ 250 kΩ 
Resistance accuracy ±(% of Rdg + Counts) ±(1.5% + 5 counts)
500 V (0% to +20%) Display range 0.1 to 60.0 MΩ
Resolution 0.1 MΩ
Test current 1 mA @ 500 kΩ 
Resistance accuracy ±(% of Rdg + Counts) ±(1.5% + 5 counts)
Display range 60 to 500 MΩ
Resolution 1 MΩ
Test current 1 mA @ 500 kΩ 
Resistance accuracy ±(% of Rdg + Counts) ±(1.5% + 5 counts)
1000 V (0% to +20%) Display range 0.1 to 60.0 MΩ 
Resolution 0.1 MΩ
Test current 1 mA @ 1 MΩ
Resistance accuracy ±(% of Rdg + Counts) ±(1.5% + 5 counts)
Display range 60 to 600 MΩ 
Resolution 1 MΩ
Test current 1 mA @ 1 MΩ
Resistance accuracy ±(% of Rdg + Counts) ±(1.5% + 5 counts)
Display range 0.6 to 2.0 GΩ 
Resolution 100 MΩ 
Test current 1 mA @ 1 MΩ
Resistance accuracy ±(% of Rdg + Counts) ±(10% + 3 counts)
General Specifications
Maximum voltage applied to any terminal and common 1000 V
Storage temperature -40 °C to 60 °C (-40 °F to 140 °F)
Operating temperature -20 °C to 55 °C (-4 °F to 131 °F)
Temperature coefficient 0.05 x (specified accuracy) per °C for temperatures <18 °C or >28 °C (<64 °F or >82 °F)
Relative humidity Noncondensing
0% to 95% @ 10 °C to 30 °C (50 °F to 86 °F)
0% to 75% @ 30 °C to 40 °C (86 °F to 104 °F)
0% to 40% @ 40 °C to 55 °C (104 °F to 131 °F)
Vibration Random, 2 g, 5-500 Hz per MIL-PRF-28800F, Class 2 instrument
Radio frequency communication 2.4 GHz ISM Band
Radio frequency certification FCC: T68-FBLE, IC: 6627A-FBLE
Electromagnetic Compatibility 
International IEC 61326-1:Portable Electromagnetic Environment; IEC 61326-2-2 CISPR 11: Group 1, Class A
Group 1: Equipment has intentionally generated and/or uses conductively-coupled radio frequency energy that is necessary for the internal function of the equipment itself.
Class A: Equipment is suitable for use in all establishments other than domestic and those directly connected to a low-voltage power supply network that supplies buildings used for domestic purposes.  There may be potential difficulties in ensuring electromagnetic compatibility in other environments due to conducted and radiated disturbances.
Emissions that exceed the levels required by CISPR 11 can occur when the equipment is connected to a test object. The equipment may not meet the immunity requirements of this standard when test leads and/or test probes are connected.
Korea (KCC) Class A Equipment (Industrial Broadcasting & Communication Equipment)
Class A: Equipment meets requirements for industrial electromagnetic wave equipment and the seller or user should take notice of it. This equipment is intended for use in business environments and not to be used in homes.
USA (FCC) 47 CFR 15 subpart B. This product is considered an exempt device per clause 15.103.
Enclosure protection IEC 60529: IP40 (non-operating)
Safety
IEC 61010-1 Pollution Degree 2
IEC 61010-2-033 CAT IV 600 V / CAT III 1000 V
Batteries  Four AA batteries (NEDA 15A or IEC LR6)
Battery life Meter use 1000 hours; Insulation test use: Meter can perform at least 1000 insulation tests with fresh alkaline batteries at room temperature. These are standard tests of 1000 V into 1 MΩ with a duty cycle of 5 seconds on and 25 seconds off.
Size (H x W x L) 5.0 x 10.0 x 20.3 cm (1.97 x 3.94 x 8.00 in)
Weight 550 g (1.2 lb)
Altitude Operating 2000 m
Storage 12,000 m
Over-range capability 110% of range except for capacitance which is 100%
Frequency overload protection <107 V Hz
Fuse protection for mA input 0.44A, 1000 V, IR 10 kA

Models: Fluke 1587 FC Insulation Multimeter

FLK-1587-FC
Fluke 1587 FC Insulation Multimeter
Includes:
  • Remote probe
  • Test leads
  • Alligator clips
  • K-type thermocouple
  • Hard case
  • User documentation

Reviews: Fluke 1587 FC Insulation Multimeter

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Multi-Meter/Megger Combo I have been an electrician for over four years since I left high school in 2012. I have used many instruments in the past four years as a marine electrician. This is probably one of the best all-around instruments for Megging and checking continuity that I can think of. It also has so many other features such as checking temperature diodes current and voltage.
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME COMPACT METER WITH BIG CAPABILITIES! Saw a coworker breakout his 1587 Fluke to do what i have only seen done in motor shops... I was sold. I looked and found the Fluke 1587FC for a great price. Have used this on my own now several times in place of guessing with my other more basic fluke meter, Takes the guesswork out of trouble shooting and adding a great deal of customer confidence! This meter has been a huge time saver making a better bottom line. no longer performing further repairs on motors only to find deeper problems! (Quicker repairs) I would definitely purchase this meter again! Highly recommended. Derk G. Utah
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Two meters in one As a defense contractor working on Navy ships I use the 1587 FC Insulation Multimeter daily. We are required to perform insulation resistance checks using 500 volts as well as continuity checks. This meter can accomplish both. No need to carry two meters around. The remote probe and ability to record data on my phone is a real time saver and ensures accuracy. The display has large digits that are 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 So Very Reliable I purchased the 1587 to be our shop meter. It is never easy to find as people use it and want to keep it. Coupled with the Fluke amp clamp, this meter has everything we need for our maintenance shop.
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fluke 1587C I have purchased Fluke equipment in the past, so it was only natural to go to Fluke again when I wanted an Insulation tester. I have been extremely happy with the construction, durability, and ease of use. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a high quality tester.
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The One Tester to Have! The 1587 is the only meter I need to perform everything from measuring continuity of low voltage signals to testing insulation breakdown levels on high voltage AC and DC automotive systems.
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Meter with Bluetooth I replaced my 1587 meter with the 1587FC about 6 months ago and I like the Bluetooth connection feature. I can connect the meter at one location and using my cell phone read the output when I am troubleshooting up and down the line.
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile Had one for a while now. A remarkably versatile easy to use meter - a real time saver with so much functionality in one meter - one of the best fluke products ever.
Date published: 2016-12-08
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