Formerly "Big Red" - now orange with a new and improved design. THE high-accuracy auto-ranging clamp meter for measuring net current (unbalance) and regular current.
Our favorite overall clamp meter. We didn't think we would ever carry a clamp, until we found this one. This is THE meter to have for EMF surveys, finding current on pipes, conduit, romex cables, cable TV lines, and just about anything. We have tried out a lot of different clamps, and found most to have the following issues: not accurate, not sensitive (few clamps show milliamps), opening not large enough. While most clamp meters are made to measure high-current in a single wire/conductor, this one is specifically made to find "leaking" AC current - even in tiny amounts such as milliamps or even .01 milliamps.
Fits nicely around large pipes, the service entrance pipe coming into houses, even metal sewer/vent pipes. Don't let the large opening fool you - this meter is more sensitive and more accurate than small-opening meters made by big-names like Fluke. While you are lucky if a regular clamp goes down to .01 amps or even .1 amps sometimes, this meter goes down to .00001 amps! In the EMF survey field we do actually use the auto-ranging milliamps feature of this meter! Sometimes having 10 or so milliamps on a line or pipe is significant enough to need to see where it's coming from.
If you are an EMF professional, hobbyist, or a DIYer - this is the clamp for you. This meter is also used widely in industrial settings to measure for the same issue - AC current leaving cabling and taking alternate paths, getting onto small or large pipes, and other metal objects.
Easy to use - just press the power button, squeeze the red clamp button to open the clamp, put it around the cable/pipe to measure and release. The meter automatically adjusts units - either Milliamps or Amps - according to the reading.
Range: 0.01mA to 1200A (auto-ranging)
Opening size: 68mm or 2.67 inches
Accuracy: 0.00mA - 59.9A +1.5% +/- 5 digits
Power: 9V battery (included and installed)
Hold: Hold button feature
Other features: instructions describe other features as well
- AC current clamp-on ammeter "leaker" ETCR LK6800 6800
- 9V Alkaline battery (already installed)
- Soft carry case
- Manufacturer's instructions