Clamp meter with thermal imaging

RS Components has released the FLIR CM174 clamp meter with built-in thermal imaging. The product features a 2.0-inch colour TFT in the handset which shows hotspots using the product’s Infrared Guided Measurement (IGM) thermal-imaging technology. Using this feature, electricians can quickly and safely diagnose faults without coming into contact with wiring or components, or find the true causes of faults in unexpected places, according to the company.

The product captures a 38.6” x 50” field of view and presents a thermal image of 480-pixels resolution and a temperature range of -25 °C to 150 °C. A built-in laser and cross hairs guide the user to items in the field of view. Clamp measurement modes include True RMS, LoZ, VFD Mode, Inrush, and Smart Diode with Disable. If needed, users can extend the product’s measurement range up to 3000 Amps AC with FLIR FLEX accessories.