Fluke 1587 FC Insulation Multimeter

  • Insulation Multimeter | Fluke 1587 FC Insulation Multimeter | Fluke
  • Insulation Multimeter | Fluke 1587 FC Insulation Multimeter | Fluke
  • Insulation Multimeter | Fluke 1587 FC Insulation Multimeter | Fluke
  • Insulation Multimeter | Fluke 1587 FC Insulation Multimeter | Fluke

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.
Fluke 1587 FC Insulation Multimeter is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 18.
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Product overview

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.

Models

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

Specifications

Electrical Specifications
AC voltage measurement
Range
600.0 mVResolution0.1 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 VResolution0.001 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 VResolution0.01 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 VResolution0.1 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 VResolution1 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 mVResolution0.1 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 VResolution0.001 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 VResolution0.01 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 VResolution0.1 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 VResolution1 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
RangeResolutionAccuracy ±(% of Rdg + Counts)
6.000 V dc0.001 V±(0.09% + 2)
60.00 V dc0.01 V±(0.09% + 2)
600.0 V dc0.1 V±(0.09% + 2)
1000 V dc1 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
RangeResolutionAccuracy ±(% of Rdg + Counts)
600.0 mVdc0.1 mV±(0.1% + 1)
DC and AC Current Measurement
AC 45 Hz to 1000 Hz
Range400 mA
Resolution0.1 mA
Accuracy ±(% of Rdg+Counts)±(1.5% + 2)¹
Burden voltage (Typical)2 mV/mA
Range60 mA 
Resolution0.01 mA 
Accuracy ±(% of Rdg+Counts)±(1.5% + 2)¹
Burden voltage (Typical)2 mV/mA
DC
Range400 mA
Resolution0.1 mA
Accuracy ±(% of Rdg+Counts)±(0.2% + 2)
Burden voltage (Typical)2 mV/mA
Range60 mA
Resolution0.01 mA
Accuracy ±(% of Rdg+Counts)±(0.2% + 2)
Burden voltage (Typical)2 mV/mA
Overload600 mA for 2 minutes maximum
Fuse protection for mA input0.44 mA, 1000 V, IR 10 kA
AC conversionInputs 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
RangeResolutionAccuracy +(% of Rdg+Counts)¹
600.0 Ω0.1 Ω±(0.9% + 2)
6.000 kΩ0.001 kΩ±(0.9% + 2)
60.00 kΩ0.01 kΩ±(0.9% + 2)
600.0 kΩ0.1 KΩ±(0.9% + 2)
6.000 MΩ0.001 MΩ±(0.9% + 2)
50.0 MΩ ²0.01 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 indicationDisplay voltage drop: 0.6 V at1.0 mA nominal test current:
Accuracy±(2% + 3)
Continuity Test
Continuity indicationContinuous audible tone for testresistance below 25 Ω and off above 100 Ω. Maximum Reading; 1000 Ω
Open circuit voltage<8.0 V
Short circuit current1.0 mA typical
Overload protection1000 V rms
Response time>1 m sec
Frequency Measurement
RangeResolutionAccuracy ±(% 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 kHz150.0 mV 
DC Trigger Levels¹ to 20 kHz²NA
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 kHz1.5 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 kHz36.0 V 
DC Trigger Levels¹ to 20 kHz²1.2 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 kHz²12.0 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 kHz²12.0 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 range0.01 MΩ to 2 GΩ
Test voltages50, 100, 250, 500, 1000 V
Test voltage accuracy+20%, -0%
Short-circuit test current1 mA nominal
Auto dischargeDischarge time <0.5 second for C = 1 μF or less
Live circuit detectionInhibit test if terminal voltage > 30 V prior to initialization of test
Maximum capacitive loadOperable with up to 1 μF load
Output Voltage
50 V (0% to +20%)Display range0.01 to 6.00 MΩ
Resolution0.01 MΩ
Test current1 mA @ 50 kΩ
Resistance accuracy ±(% of Rdg + Counts)±(3% + 5 counts)
Display range6.0 to 50.0 MΩ
Resolution0.1 MΩ
Test current1 mA @ 50 kΩ
Resistance accuracy ±(% of Rdg + Counts)±(3% + 5 counts)
100 V (0% to +20%)Display range0.01 to 6.00 MΩ
Resolution0.01 MΩ
Test current1 mA @ 100 kΩ
Resistance accuracy ±(% of Rdg + Counts)±(3% + 5 counts)
Display range6.0 to 60.0 MΩ
Resolution0.1 MΩ
Test current1 mA @ 100 kΩ
Resistance accuracy ±(% of Rdg + Counts)±(3% + 5 counts)
Display range60 to 100 MΩ 
Resolution1 MΩ
Test current1 mA @ 100 kΩ
Resistance accuracy ±(% of Rdg + Counts)±(3% + 5 counts)
250 V (0% to +20%)Display range0.1 to 60.0 MΩ 
Resolution0.1 MΩ
Test current1 mA @ 250 kΩ 
Resistance accuracy ±(% of Rdg + Counts)±(1.5% + 5 counts)
Display range60 to 250 MΩ 
Resolution1 MΩ
Test current1 mA @ 250 kΩ 
Resistance accuracy ±(% of Rdg + Counts)±(1.5% + 5 counts)
500 V (0% to +20%)Display range0.1 to 60.0 MΩ
Resolution0.1 MΩ
Test current1 mA @ 500 kΩ 
Resistance accuracy ±(% of Rdg + Counts)±(1.5% + 5 counts)
Display range60 to 500 MΩ
Resolution1 MΩ
Test current1 mA @ 500 kΩ 
Resistance accuracy ±(% of Rdg + Counts)±(1.5% + 5 counts)
1000 V (0% to +20%)Display range0.1 to 60.0 MΩ 
Resolution0.1 MΩ
Test current1 mA @ 1 MΩ
Resistance accuracy ±(% of Rdg + Counts)±(1.5% + 5 counts)
Display range60 to 600 MΩ 
Resolution1 MΩ
Test current1 mA @ 1 MΩ
Resistance accuracy ±(% of Rdg + Counts)±(1.5% + 5 counts)
Display range0.6 to 2.0 GΩ 
Resolution100 MΩ 
Test current1 mA @ 1 MΩ
Resistance accuracy ±(% of Rdg + Counts)±(10% + 3 counts)
General Specifications
Maximum voltage applied to any terminal and common1000 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 coefficient0.05 x (specified accuracy) per °C for temperatures <18 °C or >28 °C (<64 °F or >82 °F)
Relative humidityNoncondensing
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)
VibrationRandom, 2 g, 5-500 Hz per MIL-PRF-28800F, Class 2 instrument
Radio frequency communication2.4 GHz ISM Band
Radio frequency certificationFCC: T68-FBLE, IC: 6627A-FBLE
Electromagnetic Compatibility 
InternationalIEC 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 protectionIEC 60529: IP40 (non-operating)
Safety
IEC 61010-1Pollution Degree 2
IEC 61010-2-033CAT IV 600 V / CAT III 1000 V
Batteries Four AA batteries (NEDA 15A or IEC LR6)
Battery lifeMeter 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)
Weight550 g (1.2 lb)
AltitudeOperating2000 m
Storage12,000 m
Over-range capability110% of range except for capacitance which is 100%
Frequency overload protection<107 V Hz
Fuse protection for mA input0.44A, 1000 V, IR 10 kA

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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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