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August 3, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


clamp meter

Fluke 393 FC CAT III 1500V clamp meter

Fluke 393 FC CAT III 1500V True-RMS Clamp Meter

With measuring 1500V DC solar panel installations, electricians have come across a new question: Most current AC/DC clamp meters carry a safety rating of CATIII 1000V. Can you use these tools to measure a 1500 V DC solar panel installation? The answer has some caveats. Fortunately, Fluke plans to bypass the problem with the Fluke […]

Klein Entry-Level Digital Clamp Meters

Klein Entry-Level Digital Clamp Meters

Klein Redesign Makes Clamp Meters More Functional “New and Improved” might be the sort of designation that gets overused in marketing speak, but it seems appropriate with the redesigned Klein Digital Clamp Meters. Klein has revamped the line with a focus on improving the accessibility and function of these tools. New Improvements The Klein Entry-Level […]

Review9.5(out of 10)
Klein CL380 clamp meter hard jaws

Klein 400A Digital Clamp Meter Review CL380

The hard-jawed Klein 400A Digital Clamp Meter CL380 offers standard professional features and a remarkably easy-to-read reverse-contrast LCD display. It’s been assisting me with service work including today’s task: installing a new circuit for a dryer in a mobile home. Pros Reverse-contrast LCD display is very easy to read in all light conditions Includes all […]

Review8.5(out of 10)
Greenlee Flex clamp meter measure current

Greenlee 10-inch Flex Clamp Meter Review CMF-110

The Greenlee 10-Inch Flex Clamp Meter takes all the measurements your hard-jawed meter can’t take. It’s pulled me out of more than one bind so far, and I expect it will do it again. Here’s how it works that magic. Pros Coil reaches around cables in crowded and tight spaces where a hard-jawed clamp meter […]

Review8.8(out of 10)
Klein HVAC Clamp Meter

Klein HVAC Clamp Meter with Differential Temp

I’m an HVAC Pro in Central Florida, so my phone rings off the hook from April through early October. The heat’s been relentless this summer but on the upside, I’m thankful that it means a lot more work for me. Make hay while the sun is shining, as the saying goes. Today, I’ve set aside […]

Review9.1(out of 10)
Klein Flexible Clamp Meter

Klein Flexible Clamp Meter

Unless you’re a physicist or an electrician, you’ve probably never heard of Walter Rogowski or his contribution to the electrical trade, the Rogowski coil. The late German scientist, who died over 70 years ago, is the reason I have the Klein Flexible Clamp Meter in hand today. Rogowski’s contribution to the electrical trade comes by […]

Review9.1(out of 10)
Klein Tools AC/DC Auto-Ranging Digital Clamp Meter

Klein Tools AC/DC Auto-Ranging Digital Clamp Meter

Electricians have to measure things that can’t be seen, so having a reliable meter is essential to the job, especially since danger is hidden throughout electrical service. Like most electricians, I have a particular brand of meter that I favor but today I’m giving the Klein Tools AC/DC Auto-Ranging Digital Clamp Meter a shot. That’s […]

Review9.2(out of 10)
Southwire MaintenancePRO Smart 1000A Clamp Meter

Southwire Smart Clamp Meter – MaintenancePRO 1000A Review

As the adage goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure—and so it is with electrical service. Monitoring and assessing function are essential for performance, safety, and preventing costly damage down the road. The Southwire Smart Clamp Meter (MaintenancePRO Smart 1000A) is loaded with features for doing just that. I took the […]

Review8.8(out of 10)
FLIR CM174 Imaging Clamp Meter

FLIR CM174 Imaging Clamp Meter

FLIR is a leader in thermal imaging for police and military applications. Now it has introduced the FLIR CM174 Imaging Clamp Meter – the world’s first thermal imaging clamp meter. FLIR calls the built in technology IGM™ – Infrared Guided Measurement. This combination of Lepton Thermal Imager with a 600A AC/DC clamp meter is certain to […]

Klein Digital Clamp Meters Recall

Klein Digital Clamp Meters Recall Due to Shock and Burn Hazards

There’s a new Klein digital clamp meters recall that affects model numbers CL110, CL210, CL310, and CL110KIT with date codes 0815U-A1, 1015U-A1, 1115U-A1, 1215U-A1, 0116U-A1, 0216U-A1 and 0316U-A1 (Klein Tools and the model number are printed on the front of the clamp meters and the date code is printed on the back). The Klein Tools clamp meters are black […]