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Mastech MS2101 Digital AC/DC Clamp Meter
Mastech MS2101 (Original) Digital AC/DC Clamp Meter measures AC/DC current and voltage, resistance, capacitance, frequency, temperature and duty cycle, tests continuity and diodes. The meter is a handheld 3 1/2 digital clamp meter for measuring DC and AC voltage, AC current, Resistance, Diode and Continuity Test with battery operated. Accuracy is specified for a period of one year after calibration and at 18°C to 28°C(64°F to 82°F) with relative humidity to 80%.
- 1 x Mastech MS2101 Digital AC/DC Clamp Meter
|Diode Open Voltage||2.2V|
|DC Voltage Range||1000V|
|AC Voltage Range||750V|
|Power Supply||1×9V 6F22 Battery|
1.What is AC DC clamp meter?
- A clamp meter, also known as a clamp-on meter or current meter, is a type of electrical tester that is used to measure electrical current flowing in a conductor without physically coming into contact with the conductor. A clamp meter typically consists of a pair of clamp-like jaws that can be clamped around a conductor, such as a wire or cable, and an electronic display that shows the measured current. AC/DC clamp meters are clamp meters that are designed to measure both alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) electrical current. These meters are useful for a wide range of electrical testing and maintenance applications, such as determining the current flowing through a circuit, verifying the operation of motors and other electrical equipment, and identifying the source of electrical interference or noise.
2.Will an AC clamp meter work on DC?
- Yes, an AC clamp meter will typically work on DC. Most clamp meters are designed to measure both AC and DC current and will often have a switch or other mechanism for selecting the appropriate measurement range. Some clamp meters are specifically designed to measure DC current only, while others are designed to measure both AC and DC current. It is important to note that clamp meters are not designed to measure voltage, and they may not provide accurate measurements of voltage or other electrical parameters. If you need to measure voltage, you should use a voltage meter or a multimeter, which is a more versatile tool that can measure both voltage and current.
3.How do you use AC DC clamp meter?
- To use an AC/DC clamp meter, follow these steps:
- Turn off the power to the circuit or device that you want to test. This is important for your safety and to ensure that you get accurate measurements.
- Connect the clamp meter to the circuit or device according to the manufacturer's instructions. Some clamp meters have detachable test leads that need to be connected to the meter, while others have built-in probes or jaws that can be clamped directly onto the conductor.
- Set the meter to the appropriate measurement range. Most clamp meters have a switch or dial that allows you to select the measurement range, such as AC current or DC current. Make sure that the meter is set to the correct range for the type of current you are measuring.
- Clamp the jaws of the meter around the conductor or wire that you want to measure. Make sure that the jaws are securely clamped onto the conductor and that the conductor is fully within the jaws of the meter.
- Read the measurement on the meter's display. The display should show the current flowing through the conductor in the selected measurement range.
- Once you have finished taking your measurements, turn the power back on to the circuit or device and disconnect the clamp meter.
4.Can a clamp meter measure AC voltage?
- Clamp meters are designed to measure electrical current, not voltage. They use a transformer and other electronic components to measure the strength of the current flowing through a conductor by measuring the magnetic field that is produced around the conductor. Because of this, clamp meters are not typically able to measure voltage directly. If you need to measure AC voltage, you should use a voltage meter or a multimeter, which is a more versatile tool that can measure both voltage and current. To measure AC voltage, you will need to connect the meter to the circuit or device according to the manufacturer's instructions, set the meter to the appropriate measurement range, and then read the measurement on the meter's display.