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    Fluke 279 FC (Fluke Connect) Thermal Multimeter

    The 279 FC is a full-featured hand held digital multimeter with integrated thermal imaging and is designed to increase your productivity and confidence. The thermal multimeter helps you find, repair, validate and report many electrical issues quickly so that you are confident problems are solved. This 2 in 1 tool saves time as there is no need for separate instruments.

    Infrared camera

    Built into the multimeter and works by detecting heat. It identifies hot spots from a distance, denoting over-voltage or mechanical issues, making it safe for the user. This feature is more for detecting problems which can be checked with the multimeter rather than for thermal analysis.

    Locate the problem immediately

    Thermal imaging multimeters are a first-line troubleshooting tool for electrical equipment that can check hot spots on high-voltage equipment and transformers, detect heating of fuses, wires, insulators, connectors, splices and switches. Scanning with the 279 FC’s thermal imager reveals many electrical issues rapidly and from a safe distance. By combining two tools into one, the thermal multimeter lightens the load and increases productivity. Can measure current with optional iFlex loop and smartphone connectivity with Fluke Connect.

    Expanded functionality

    Compatible with iFlex® (a flexible current clamp) to expand your measurement capabilities and get into tight, hard to reach spaces for current measurement (up to 2500 A ac). The large full-colour LCD screen makes for easier and clearer viewing of images and readings. The 10 hour+ rechargeable battery keeps you going all day long under normal conditions.

    Communicate your results

    With built-in Fluke Connect®, transmit wirelessly to a smartphone and save time on reporting to validate work is complete. Troubleshoot better by instantly trending and monitoring measurements live on your smartphone screen. Create and email reports right from the field.

    Features and Benefits

    • Full-featured multimeter with built-in thermal imager
    • 15 measurement functions including: AC voltage with low-pass filter, DC voltage, Resistance, Continuity, Capacitance, Diode test, Min/Max/Avg, AC current (with iFlex), Frequency
    • Thermal imaging reveals many electrical issues quickly and safely, eliminating the need for time-consuming testing and validation
    • 2 in 1 tool is designed to increase productivity – no need to go back to the truck or office to retrieve a shared camera or wait for the thermographer
    • iFlex expands your measurement capabilities – get into tight, hard to reach spaces for current measurement (up to 2500 A AC)
    • Save measurements and images while communicating wirelessly with a smartphone up to 20 feet / 6.1 m away (no obstructions)
    • Image resolution–80 x 60
    • 3.5 in /8.89 cm colour LCD screen
    • Rechargeable lithium ion battery
    • Auto power off to save battery power, dimmable screen
    • Safety rated: CAT III 1000 V, CAT IV 600 V measurement category
    • Optional accessories: Fluke i2500-10 (705-1945) or i2500- 18 (705-1954) iFlex® Flexible Current Probes, Fluke BC500TDMM AC Power charger and Fluke BP500 Lithium-ion Battery 3000 mAh
    • Designed for durability, built to withstand a 3 m (9.8 ft) drop, double insulated with raised rubber holster for increased protection

    Who would benefit from this tool?

    Plant maintenance engineers - they can quickly analyse motors, compressors, panel boards, tap off service boxes etc.
    Trades people - any setting where efficiency and productivity are essential

    Advantages of using the 279 FC

    Great functionality with the combined infrared detector and digital multimeter
    Large screen, colour display
    Good resolution
    Can record remotely with Fluke Connect/smartphone
    Good level of accuracy on multimeter ranges
    Powerful lithium ion battery

    What is the difference between the Fluke 279 and 289?

    Both models have a large screen. However the 279 is an infrared multimeter and the 289 is a multimeter with data logging functionality.


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    Supplied with

    Fluke 279 FC TRMS multimeter, TL75 test leads and rechargeable lithium ion battery and charger.


    Multimeter TypeHandheld
    True RMSYes
    Functions MeasuredThermal Imaging
    Absolute Maximum Resistance Measurement50MΩ
    Absolute Maximum AC Current Measurement2.5kA ac
    Absolute Maximum AC Voltage Measurement1000V ac
    Absolute Maximum DC Voltage Measurement1000V dc
    Absolute Maximum Temperature Measurement+200 (Infrared Camera)°C
    Absolute Maximum Capacitance Measurement9.999F
    Maximum Frequency999.9Hz
    Display TypeLCD
    Model Number p279 FC
    AC Current Measurement Resolution0.1A ac
    DC Voltage Measurement Resolution0.001V dc
    Resistance Measurement Resolution100mΩ
    AC Voltage Measurement Resolution0.1mV ac
    Safety Category LevelCAT III, CAT IV
    Temperature Measurement Resolution0.1 (Infrared Camera)°C
    Capacitance Measurement Resolution1nF
    Best AC Voltage Accuracy1% + 3 Digits
    Best Temperature Measurement Accuracy± 5 (Infrared camera) %
    Maximum Operating Temperature+50°C
    Best Resistance Measurement Accuracy0.5% + 2 Digits
    Best Capacitance Measurement Accuracy1.2% + 2 Digits
    Safety Category Voltage600 V, 1000 V
    Battery Life10 h
    Minimum Operating Temperature-10°C
    Battery TypeLi-ion
    Dimensions216 x 94 x 57mm
    Best DC Voltage Accuracy0.09% + 2 Digits
    Best AC Current Accuracy3% + 5 Digits
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