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Fluke T6-1000 PRO Electrical Tester

Fluke T6-1000

Check Your Voltage and Current at the Same Time on the Same Screen

The Fluke T6-1000 Pro Electrical Tester tests your voltage, up to 1000V AC, and your current up to 200A. It does all this through the open fork and without test lead contact to live voltage. All you have to do is ground your black lead with the heavy-duty alligator clip, slide your wire into the open fork, and the T6-1000 displays both your current and voltage at the same time.

10-Second Summary

  • Model: Fluke T6-1000 Pro
  • Simultaneous voltage and current display
  • Visual continuity
  • True RMS
  • FieldSense technology measures AC voltage, current, and frequency without contacting live voltage
  • Hold button freezes screen for easy viewing
  • 2-year warranty extendable to 4 years
  • Price: $251.99

Key Functions and Features

Fluke tells us that the T6-1000 Pro Electrical Tester will change the way you do your job. It tests wires up to AWG 4/0 that carry as much as 200 amps and 1000V AC. The fact that you can take these measurements simultaneously saves you time when troubleshooting.

Fluke T6-1000

Visual Continuity

It also features Fluke’s Visual Continuity which takes the guesswork out of continuity checks. When checking continuity, the screen basically turns green when you have the beeper on. This helps out when it’s too noisy to hear the beeper, or when you’re wearing ear protection. We’d love to see this feature on more multimeters!

True-RMS and FieldSense Technology

The Fluke T6-1000 Pro features True-RMS technology, which gives you accurate voltage and current measurements, even when measuring complex signals. The FieldSense technology lets you take AC voltage, current, and frequency readings without having to make contact with live voltage.

Fluke T6-1000

The Fluke T6-1000 Pro Electrical Tester can measure between 1 and 1000 V AC or DC and between 0.1 and 200 A AC. It measures resistance between 1Ω and 100 kΩ with frequency measurements between 45 Hz and 66 Hz through the open fork.

The large opening on the fixed jaws lets these meter work with wire up to AWG 4/0. A Hold button also lets you freeze the screen for easier viewing of your readings. The backlit screen looks clean and easy to read. And, for convenient hands-free use, it works with the optional Fluke TPAK Magnetic Meter Hanger. That lets you hang the meter from a nail or screw or even attach it to any magnet-friendly surface.

Pricing and Availability

This looks like another great product from Fluke and one that does a lot of functions well. We like the idea of reducing the tools in our kit and the T6-1000 seems to handle a lot of different tasks well. The green-screen continuity indicator might be our favorite convenience feature of all.

You can pick up the Fluke T6-1000 Electrical Tester for around $251.99. It comes with a 2-year warranty that you can extend to 4 years by registering the tester online within 45 days of purchase. You can register it by clicking here.

Fluke Electrical Tester Specs

  • Model: Fluke T6-1000 Pro
  • AC Voltage: 1000V ac/dc, CAT III and 600V ac/dc, CAT IV
  • 1 to 1000 V ac or dc
  • 0.1 to 200 A ac
  • Resistance 1 Ω to 100 kΩ
  • Frequency measurement 45 Hz to 66 Hz through open fork
  • Works with most wire up to AWG 4/0
  • Battery Life: 360 hours continuous, typical; 200 hours using
  • Batteries Required: Two AA batteries
  • DC Polarity Indicator: Yes
  • Dimensions (LxDxW): 10.21 x 1.72 x 2.4 in.
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: $251.99

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Finally a T series with TRMS. T5 and T6 are handy meters but can be off. $250 street is a little steep but this could replace a 11X DMM and 32X CM and easy to carry on a tool belt. Forks won’t fit most ac line splitters and 200 amps won’t cover service entrance or outside wire but that’s nit what it is for.


i find licking the bare wire is the best way of testing.

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