Free netbook PC with Fluke Installation Tester

Fluke 1654BUntil 31st March 2011 and while stocks last, Fluke, the global leader in handheld electronic test and measurement equipment, is offering a free netbook PC to UK customers purchasing the latest Fluke 1654B Installation Tester and Fluke DMS software.

The Fluke 1654B Installation Tester plus the DMS software must be purchased together and a copy of the Fluke distributor’s invoice and voucher, downloaded from, sent immediately to the address shown on the voucher to claim the free netbook PC.

The new Fluke 1654B is the complete tester for virtually all electrical wiring installations in domestic, commercial and industrial applications. The Fluke 1654B adds smooth DC-sensitive RCD type B testing for buildings equipped with solar panels and offers milliohm resolution for loop and line testing. The Fluke 1654B offers internal memory which has now been increased for up to 1500 readings which can be downloaded later to a PC.

The Fluke DMS 0100/INST software offers easy-to-use administration and reporting in compliance with EN 60364, BS7671 17th Edition Wiring regulations, providing printing of test reports compatible with a range of standard certificate requirements including NICEIC and IET. The Fluke DMS safety testing software is also available as a professional ‘PROF’ version for larger organisations: this adds advanced data manipulation and is ideal for facility management or service provider usage.

The Fluke 1654B shows two measurements at once on a dual display. This can show PEFC/PSC and loop impedance results in parallel negating the requirement to run the tests separately, more than halving the test time of some loop testers. It also features a high-current loop test which gives extremely fast measurements when testing in circuits where no RCDs are being used. It offers both non trip and the high current test so the user can select depending on the application. In addition there is fast voltage measurement between L-N, L-PE and N-PE using the mains cord, with no need to change measurement connections.

There is a PASS/FAIL indication for RCD test results, and a variable RCD current mode for customised settings. Requiring no separate batteries, a slim probe with test button supplied with the tester enables initiation of a test without the need to access or reference to the front panel when probing hard to reach points. An Earth Volt Touchpad detects earth voltages raised above 50V to indicate potentially dangerous situations.

The Fluke 1654B Installation Tester is compact, lightweight (less than 1.2 kg) and has a padded neck-strap to free testers’ hands for testing. For ease of use, a rotary dial clearly indicates which function is selected, and provides access to all functions in one place to avoid complex multi-level menus, so that even after a long period of non-use the tester remains intuitive to use. A large display with backlight uses clear symbols and has an exceptionally wide viewing angle for easy and safe readings. It has detachable standard 4-mm leads that can be replaced if damaged or lost, and requires no customised special connectors. A Zero Adapter ensures easy, reliable and accurate test lead and mains cord compensation. The adapter can be used for all kinds of mains plugs and test accessories like probes and alligator clips.

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