May 9, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros

Fluke 1000 FLT Fluorescent Light Tester (and More!)

Fluke 1000 FLT

Fluke 1000 FLT Fluorescent Light Tester Performs 5 Essential Tests in 30 Seconds

There are 5 tests considered essential in fluorescent light testing and maintenance that the new Fluke 1000 FLT Fluorescent Light Tester handles in about 30 seconds. The test rod is a metal design that is replaceable in the event that it is damaged. The Fluke 1000 FLT has also been drop tested to survive a six foot drop from a ladder. Here are the tests that the 1000 FLT performs:

  • Lamp Test: Check the bulb without having to remove it
  • Ballast Test: Check if the ballast is functional
  • Non-contact Voltage Test: Check for voltage presence
  • Pin Continuity Test: Check if the filaments have continuity
  • Ballast Type Test: Check if the ballast is electronic or magnetic without taking it apart

The Fluke 1000 FLT is backed by a 3 year warranty and is currently running around $250 from most online retailers.

Fluke 830 Laser Alignment Tool Blends Precision with Ease of Use

Fluke 830 Alignment Tool

The Fluke 830 Laser Alignment Tool makes aligning shafts with precision an easier process. Set up of the Fluke 830 is made easier by guiding the user through step by step. Measurement verification is completed by simply rotating the shaft in question. In the diagnosis department, there are four severity tolerances to dial in the level of precision required. According to Fluke, misalignment causes as much as 50% of rotating machinery damage including:

  • Premature bearing, seal, coupling, and shaft failure
  • Loose foundation bolts and base plates
  • Increased vibration and temperature
  • Increase power consumption
  • Increased maintenance costs

The Fluke 830 Laser Alignment Tool makes preventing that kind of damage easier and is priced just under $8500 from authorized retailers.

Fluke 500 Series Battery Analyzers

Fluke 500 Series Battery Analyzer

For users needing to test, maintain, and troubleshoot battery banks such as those used for battery backup systems, the Fluke 500 Series Battery Analyzer is a viable solution. The Fluke 500 Series claims to be the only analyzer on the market that simultaneously tests resistance, voltage, and temperature on every cell. To make it more foolproof, there is verbal feedback to ensure that you’re testing the correct battery in sequence. Included software makes generating reports, analyzing results, and identifying trends easier.

The Fluke 500 Series Battery Analyzers start at around $3200. For more information on any of these products from Fluke, visit their website by clicking here.


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