Fluke’s 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.
The Fluke® T6 electrical testers with FieldSense Technology take simultaneous voltage and current measurements without test leads to troubleshoot electrical systems safer, faster, and more efficiently.
FieldSense Technology 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 that 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.
The Fluke® T6 measures voltage up to 1000V through the open fork without test leads or exposed conductors, simultaneously measures and displays voltage and current, and measures resistance up to 100.0 kΩ. It can also 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.