Fluke T6 Electrical Testers honored in AHR 2018 Innovation Awards

New electrical testers with FieldSense Technology take simultaneous voltage and current measurements without test leads to troubleshoot electrical systems safer, faster, and more efficiently

EVERETT, Wash., Oct 26, 2017 – The new Fluke® T6 Electrical Testers have taken top honors in the Tools and Instruments category of the AHR 2018 Innovation Awards. The winners were selected by a panel of third-party ASHRAE member judges who evaluated all award entries based on innovative design, creativity, application, value, and market impact.

This is the second honor for the Fluke T6 Electrical Testers, which were introduced in September 2017. The true-rms T6 Testers can be seen in booth 6549 at the 2018 AHR Expo being held January 22-24 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

The new Fluke® T6 Electrical Testers make troubleshooting safer and more efficient by allowing electricians to take simultaneous voltage and current measurements — not just detection — without test leads.

The T6 Testers are the first test tools to use FieldSense Technology, which — for the first time — eliminates the need to make contact with electrical conductors with test leads or alligator clips, significantly reducing the potential for arc flash while saving time and minimizing potential errors.

FieldSense Technology uses an open-fork voltage sensing technology, which involves transducing and calculating a known signal to derive measurements for the source voltage. This is done by designing the device to generate a reference signal of known amplitude and frequency. Then, when grounded, the resulting composite waveform is detected by an electronic sensor built into the tester. After amplification, processing, and digital calculations, voltage and frequency measurements are derived.

With the Fluke T6-600 and T6-1000 testers, electricians can:

  • Be safer: Measure voltage up to 1000V through the open fork without test leads or exposed conductors.
  • Be faster: With no need to open panels or remove wire nuts, electricians can speed through troubleshooting.
  • Be more efficient: Simultaneously measure and display voltage and current on the T6-1000. The T6-1000 also measures resistance up to 100.0 kΩ.
  • Be everywhere: With the widest open fork in the industry, the T6 testers measure 4/0 wires up with current up to 200 A.

The rugged testers are 1000 V CAT III, 600 V CAT IV safety rated (600V CAT III for the T6-600 model) and feature an easy to read display with a backlight.

For more information on the Fluke T6 Electrical Testers, visit: www.fluke.com/t6.

Fluke Corporation

For information on Fluke tools and applications, or to find the location of a distributor, contact Fluke Corporation, P.O. Box 9090, Everett, WA USA 98206, call (800) 44-FLUKE (800-443-5853), fax (425) 446-5116, e-mail fluke-info@fluke.com or visit the Fluke Web site at www.fluke.com.

About Fluke

Founded in 1948, Fluke Corporation is the world leader in compact, professional electronic test tools and software for measuring and condition monitoring. Fluke customers are technicians, engineers, electricians, maintenance managers, and metrologists who install, troubleshoot, and maintain industrial, electrical, and electronic equipment and calibration processes.

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