Fluke 1587 insulation multimeter: Features

Fluke 1587 insulation multimeter with built-in digital insulation tester is the most demandable multimeter in the eyes of professional technicians because it provides maximum adaptability for both the troubleshooting and preventive maintenance of motor, generators and cables. It is the industry-standard multimeter used for tracking down high voltage leakage current on electric and hybrid vehicles.

Fluke 1587 insulation multimeter

Key features of Fluke 1587 insulation multimeter

Fluke 1587 insulation multimeter is a new category of test tools which makes maintenance test more thorough and troubleshooting more effective become an ideal for professionals. Here we are going to explain you some of its key features which makes it more famous. Features are:

  1. It measures resistance up to 0.1 Ω to 50 M Ω.
  2. To save battery power, it uses Auto Power off function.
  3. It measures Frequency, capacitance and temperature.
  4. To improve the measurement performance, it uses Low pass filter.
  5. To record minimum and maximum values, it uses Min/Max recording mode.
  6. It performs Diode test and continuity test.
  7. Auto discharge of capacitive voltage.
  8. It performs insulation test up to 0.01M Ω to 2.0 G Ω.
  9. It measures insulation voltages in the range of 50V, 100V, 250V, 500V, 1000V.
  10. It has a large display with backlight to see readings even in dim light.
  11. Three-year warranty.
  12. It has rugged and utility hard case.
  13. Live circuit detection prevents insulation test if Voltage > 30V is detected for adder user protection.
  14. Safely rated at CATIII 1000V, CAT IV 600V.
  15. To free your hands for other work it accepts the optional fluke TPAKTM magnetic hanging system.

What is Insulation testing?

When we pass a current through any circuit the result obtained at the output is not meet the expected criteria because wires are insulated with the resistance sheathing which escape some of the current. To overcome this, it is necessary to perform insulation testing.

As we know, insulation testing is just like a pressure checking a plumbing system. For this, we use a relatively high dc voltage to make leakage current more apparent. In a plumbing system, you can easily find out the leaks by passing the water with a high pressure through a passage because increased pressure makes the leaks easier to spot while in Insulation testing we supply high voltage and current in a limited amount. This will prevent damage to the system with failing insulation and keeps the operator away from receiving dangerous current levels from accidental contact. By doing insulation testing with Fluke 1587 insulation multimeter, you will find leakage very instantly without any damage to the user under controlled conditions.

Low pass filter in Fluke 1587 insulation multimeter

Fluke 1587 insulation multimeter uses low-pass filter to improve the measurement performance on composite sine waves that are typically generated by inverters and variable frequency motor drives. While measuring ac voltage or ac frequency you can activate low pass filter by pressing blue coloured LO labelled button. With the help of this filter, multimeter blocks all the unwanted frequencies above 800 Hz and passes all the frequencies below 800 Hz.

Note: Auto-ranging is not available with the low pass filter function.You have to select ranges by pressing the range labelled button because while using low pass filter function, the meter goes to the manual mode.

Warning: Do not use the Low pass filter function to verify the presence of hazardous voltages to avoid possible electric shock or personnel injury.

Low pass filter

Models and accessories of Fluke 1587 insulation multimeter

It is available for sale only in The United States and Canada only. When we order Fluke 1587 insulation multimeter we got extra components within its box. We list those components and its different models  below so that you will not miss any component.

(i) Fluke 1587 insulation multimeter:

It includes:

  1. Remote probe
  2. Test leads
  3. Alligator clips
  4. K-type thermocouple
  5. Hard case
  6. Four AA alkaline batteries
  7. Quick Reference Guide
  8. CD-Rom with Manual

(ii) Fluke 1587/ET Advanced Electrical troubleshooting kit:

It Includes:

  1. Fluke 1587 insulation multimeter
  2. Fluke 62 MAX+IR Thermometer
  3. Fluke i400 Current Clamp

(iii) Fluke 1587/MDT Advanced motor and Drive troubleshooting kit:

It includes:

  1. Fluke i400 Current Clamp
  2. Fluke 1587 insulation multimeter
  3. Fluke 9040 Phase Rotation indicator

If anything is missing or damaged inside your box as listed above then immediately contact the place of purchase immediately.

In this article, we put some shadow on fluke 1587 insulation multimeter features, Insulation testing etc. Hope you all like this article, we always appreciate your suggestions.

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