Best Fluke Multimeters in 2019 – Top 5 Select

When talking about multimeters, all electricians will agree with me when I say that Fluke produces the crème de la crème of multimeters.

The best one among the Fluke multimeters is still debatable, because each one of them brings a variety of the best features to the table, true to the Fluke name.

Be it regarding functionality, accuracy or an array of the best features, Fluke always delivers and keeps standing out as the best.

In my review are some of the best multimeters from Fluke, some of the best features and their pros and cons for you to weigh out.

Things To Consider : Best Fluke Multimeters

Before buying any Fluke multimeter here are a few points to act as a buying guide and make sure you take home the meter that is ideal for you to give you your money's worth.

Brand And Quality

Fluke produces is the holy grail of multimeters. It is a reputable and respected brand. It has the best quality meters with the best features and good performance to match.

Different models though carry different features, so you need to do your research and equip yourself with knowledge from reviews like these, and make an informed decision on the kind of Fluke multimeter you want.

Features

You need to know what a device brings to the table. All digital multimeters have an LCD screen that will show a decimal readout. They tend to be more accurate as compared to analog.

You can measure a variety of things such as resistance and current and AC or DC voltage. The world multi- means you can get more than one measurement so also, look at the features and pick a model that has features that will serve your needs best.

Safety

A lot of people pay no mind to safety when buying a multimeter. Some multimeters have features that protect a user and the machine from electrical hazards.

It is very important to consider since electrical hazards can put you in life threatening situations or damage your tool. Make sure the meter meets the set safety standards.

Accuracy

This is the allowed error limit for readings. Some multimeters are more accurate that others, then again, some electricians and technicians need more accurate readings more than others.

For example for commercial applications, accurate readings are not required. This depends fully on the user, so it is up to you to know what kind of readings you want and buy a model that will give you that.

​Recommended Best Fluke Multimeters

Fluke 115 Compact True-RMS Digital Multimeter

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It is a true RMS meter, meaning it can make accurate measurements on both non-linear loads and clean, sine signals with no distortion and it features an LED backlight for clear reading of measurements even in poorly lit areas.

It can pass as a beginner technician's dream meter, but its intuitive nature is adored by both pros and beginners and all other expertise levels in between.

It is great for field services because of its portability, sizeable display and it is perfect for voltage, quick circuit, and component measurement.

It is safe and versatile, and handles everything from 200ma to 1A. It allows you to check capacitance, frequency, continuity and perform a diode test, with amazingly accurate readings as it guards against common errors that might lead to wrong readings.

It also features a system that alerts you for example when there is a wrong connection, and that is why it is one of the best rated.

Pros

  • LED backlight for reading measurements easily in low light areas
  • Makes accurate measurements
  • Portable and intuitive
  • True RMS voltage for accurate measuring of linear loads
  • For all expertise levels

Cons

  • Lacks an mA and uA range
  • Poor display regardless of the LED backlight
Fluke 323 True-RMS Clamp Meter

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This modern product is reliable and portable and will be the perfect troubleshooting partner to help you with readings.

It comes in a practical size, with a slim and ergonomic design for comfort during use. It is also of good quality and amazing efficiency.

This model is designed to detect and verify the presence of load current, AC voltage and the continuity of switches, circuits, fuses and contacts.

The small size and durable nature make them ideal for current measurements of up to 400A in small cable compartments. True RMS AC voltage and current gives accurate measurements on non-linear signals.

This clamp meter will still give optimum performance in tough environments and provide noise-free reliable results for efficient troubleshooting.

Pros

  • True RMS AC voltage and current for accurately measuring non-linear signals
  • Slim and ergonomic design
  • 400 A AC current measurement
  • 600 V AC and DC voltage measurement
  • Resistance measurement of up to 40 kilojoules with continuity detection
  • Soft carrying case
  • Delivers accurate readings

Cons

  • Its range does not cover low voltage, and this could be a problem for some
  • Not enough space to store the test leads ergonomically speaking
  • Documentation of instructions is poor

Fluke 117 Electricians True RMS Multimeter

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This Fluke multimeter has a design that is so well put together, and even women electricians can use it comfortably, for it is small and compact and ergonomically designed that even provides for one-handed operation of the device.

The build quality of this model is nothing short of excellence, and it can take everyday shocks

It is built with high-quality materials, top-notch soldering of the circuit and also has an input overload protection.

It is also able to auto detect (and determine) AC/DC voltage without a second tool, measure capacitance and frequency, making it a powerful tool.

Its stand has the options and features engraved on it, so you don't need to keep reaching for the manual.

Pros

  • True RMS for measuring linear loads accurately
  • Low impedance input (LoZ) reduces false readings due to ghost voltage
  • Compact, ergonomic design• LED backlight for easy reading in poorly lit areas
  • Voltage detector
  • Measures frequency with one tool

Cons

  • It does not measure microamps or milliamps
  • With 0.5% + 2 counts of accuracy, it is not super accurate, but this should not be a problem for electricians since they don't need to be more accurate for commercial applications
Fluke 116 HVAC Multimeter

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This model is highly specialized and is one of the best multimeters in the market. It deals specifically with HVAC measurements (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning).

And many professional electricians depend on it for the measurements and information it delivers in troubleshooting and repairing HVAC machines.

It safeguards against ghost voltage with its AutoV/LoZ function to prevent false readings. It has an LED backlight to make it possible to read measurements in poorly lit areas.

The design is also handy and small and ergonomic, to fit in hand comfortably without strain. You can measure a wide range of measurements with this one device.

Frequency, capacitance, continuity and resistance as well as Min/Avg/Max reading with a specified period of elapsed time, to accurately record signal fluctuations while troubleshooting.

Pros​

  • Highly specialized
  • Inbuilt thermometer for HVAC readings
  • LoZ function prevents false readings
  • Backlit LED screen
  • Small and handy with an ergonomic design
  • Measures many measurements

Cons

  • Doesn't do temperature calibration
  • Readings sometimes go 10 degrees off with thermocouples when it is supposed to give accurate readings on HVAC systems.
Fluke 179 Digital Multimeter

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The Fluke 179 Digital Multimeter is equipped with all the features you need to find most HVAC and electrical problems. It is simple to use, with the latest safety standards for the safety of a user and the machine itself.

It has a large display that is easier to view, with a backlight that enables easy reading in poorly lit areas.

It is a true RMS mater for accurate measurement of non-linear signals and features an inbuilt thermometer.

To protect you from flashovers (a type of electrical explosion), this meter can effectively withstand transient impulses of up to 8000 V to ensure electrical safety. It can take measurements of temperature, capacitance, frequency and min-max record.

Pros

  • Wide 1000v measurement range
  • True RMS offers precise measurement of non-linear signals
  • In-built thermometer
  • Min/max to record fluctuations
  • Measures capacitance, resistance, continuity, and frequency
  • Large and easy to read display
  • Backlight for easy reading in dark areas

Cons

  • No carrying case or hanging strap

Final Verdict

As a leading company in the production of multimeters, Fluke boasts an array of some of the best in the market. The different features of models are what set them apart from each other.

I have given a detailed overview of some of the best from the company, to give you an idea of which model you should get for specific jobs.Remember to do more research before purchasing, and read reviews from current

And former customers of the company to be better predisposed to making the right buying decision to give you the best bang for your buck, and you will have the best machine for the job.

Spencer Hutt
 

Product reviewer & passionate blogger. Beside writing for this blog, I spend my time crafting research based contents for HuffingtonPost, Lifehacker & Forbes!

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