Fieldpiece Instruments’ Digital Multimeter Now Wireless
Rugged Fieldpiece LT17AW Sends and Receives Wireless Data – Even Through Closed Doors
July 6, 2011, Anaheim, Calif. – Being able to transmit data wirelessly has helped streamline field technicians’ work path as they can now test two things at the same time without having to reset the meter. In April, Fieldpiece introduced the Wireless HG3 HVAC Guide® System Analyzer and now they announce their popular DMM, the LT17A, in a wireless version, LT17AW.
“The LT17A is one of our most popular digital multimeters, and considering the convenience factor of being able to send and transmit data wirelessly, we expect the wireless version to be a big hit with technicians,” said Russell Harju, product manager. “Whether you’re measuring electrical or HVAC parameters, the LT17AW is the meter to have,” Harju added.
Using the included ET2W wireless transmitter, the technician simply attaches any Fieldpiece accessory head to the transmitter and then can send measurements wirelessly to the LT17AW. For example, if a technician attaches the included ACH4 Current Clamp to the transmitter and then connects it to whatever he is measuring, the digital multimeter will receive the measurements up to 75 feet away, even through a closed blower door. All measurements are taken in real time so technicians get a more accurate diagnosis of whatever they are testing.
The four millivolt ranges (200mV and 2000 mV AC and DC) enable the LT17AW to use all Fieldpiece accessory heads. The AC and DC voltages cover ranges from 200mV to 600V with a resolution of 0.1mV. The LT17AW measures temperature with a supplied K-type thermocouple for ranges from -30°F to 1400°F. The thermocouple plugs directly into the back of the meter.
The LT17AW has a host of other features like Data Hold, Min/Max Hold, a continuity beeper, automatic shut-off and a low-battery indicator. The bright blue backlight makes it easy to read the display in dark areas. The LT17AW can be conveniently propped up with the built-in tilt stand or it can hang from a pipe with the magnetic hanger. The meter is surrounded by a plastic overhang bumper for extra protection.
The LT17AW is available immediately for $209.00 suggested trade price and can be purchased from a Fieldpiece distributor near you. The LT17AW includes the ACH4 Current Clamp with a wire-grabbing design, the ET2W wireless transmitter, a K-type thermocouple, silicone test leads, and a case.
Client Contact: Russell Harju – Product Manager, (714) 634.1844
Press Contact: Beverly Steinberg, (714) 777-2760
Formed in 1989, Orange County, Calif.-based Fieldpiece Instruments has become the testing tool company that HVACR professionals trust. Because Fieldpiece focuses only on the HVACR industry, all products are developed to solve real world HVACR problems. Not only do the tools have the right functions and features, but also techs can trust them to work where and when they need them, because they withstand the use and abuse techs in the HVACR field dish out. Fieldpiece constantly develops new tools that allow HVACR professionals to do more than they otherwise could, increasing the tech’s capability and billable hours. For more information please visit our website at www.fieldpiece.com or call 714.634.1844.