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RS Components introduces advanced all-in-one digital multimeter and thermal imager for electrical maintenance applications

Rugged handheld unit has built-in ‘Infrared Guided Measurement’ technology for safe detection of electrical issues and hotspots from distance

Taiwan, 22 February 2017:

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has announced availability of the DM284 imaging multimeter from FLIR, a leading specialist in thermal imaging cameras, components and imaging sensors. The DM284 is a high-quality professional all-in-one true-RMS digital multimeter and thermal imager targeting maintenance engineers, panel builders and electricians. The new device is ideal for use in the field and especially for those working on commercial electric and light industrial applications or on HVAC systems.

The all-in-one DM284 combines a high-accuracy digital multimeter with true-RMS measurement capability together with a built-in 160 x 120 FLIR thermal imaging camera. Use of the handheld device can therefore significantly speed up troubleshooting by quickly pinpointing hotspots and visually guiding the user to the precise location of an electrical problem.

A major innovation within this class of professional instrument is the integration of Infrared Guided Measurement (IGM) technology, introduced by FLIR for its range of test and measurement equipment. The integration of IGM brings thermal-imaging camera technology to test and measurement instruments that see daily use in situations and applications in maintenance and HVAC systems on sites and in buildings, where there is a need to measure variable quantities such as temperature together with voltage and current. This means that the DM284 can save time, as well as increasing operator safety by allowing users to identify possible issues in advance and from a totally safe distance, even if the problem is behind a wall, under a floor, or in a ceiling.

Offering a specially designed easy-to-read big-digit screen, the DM284 has a simple and intuitive user interface along with various thermal colour palettes including: iron; rainbow; greyscale; greyscale with red hot spot; and greyscale with blue cold spot. In addition, the unit’s built-in work lights and laser pointer help users to access areas where there are low levels of light, while pinpointing the location of the problem with the device’s thermal imaging capability.

The DM284 offers a total of 18 measurement functions, including true-RMS, VFD mode for motors and drive controllers, low impedance (LoZ) measurements and non-contact voltage (NCV) detection. The device also comes with high-quality test probes and a Type K thermocouple input. Highly versatile and rugged, the hand-held unit has been drop-tested and is IP rated for splash and water resistance. It can also be used with the flexible clamp option.

The FLIR DM284 all-in-one imaging multimeter is shipping now from RS in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

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About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2016 had revenues of £1.29bn.

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