Why Use a Clamp Meter?


Mengapa mengukur Arus Listrik Menggunkan Tang Ampere?

Salah satu alat yang diperlukan pada saat kita melakukan commissioning dan pengujian arus listrik "test and run" mesin atau alat-alat yang menggunakan listrik lainnya dilapangan.

Clamp meters allow for measurement of current, without needing to disconnect the wires where the measurement occurs. By simply clamping the wire, you can get the measurement, and not cut the circuit. When using a multitester or a digital multimeter, the circuit has to be cut. In contrast, using a clamp meter, current can be measured by clamping a live wire over its sheath. In addition to its simple operation, it allows safe measurement of a higher current.

Clamp meters feature low internal resistance and have both a positive and negative lead. High current flow can indicate a short circuit, a defective component, or an unintentional ground. Low current flow can indicate high resistance, or poor current flow within the circuit. Both types of clamp meters (digital and analog) are designed to measure levels of direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC). Most products have built in sensors. Some clamp meters can test diodes or transistors while others can monitor thermocouples or resistance temperature detector (RTD) values. Some may adjust sampling rates automatically, display status information as a bar graph, and measure decibel (dB) readings. Our specialty clamp meters provide special measurement types and optional features. Some can test diodes or transistors. Others can monitor thermocouples or resistance temperature detector (RTD) values. Programmable clamp meters provide internal data storage and will allow you to establish activation triggers. Clamp meters are extremely useful and allow for many types of safe electrical testing.

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