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About this product

Overview

  • Clamp-style multimeter allowing you to read voltage and current
  • DC and AC voltage range of 1V to 600V
  • AC current range of 10mA to 400A

Product overview

• Clamp-style multimeter allowing you to read voltage and current
• DC and AC voltage range of 1V to 600V
• AC current range of 10mA to 400A
• Resistance range of 1Ω to 200kΩ
• Three and a half digit LCD display
• Audible continuity allows you to hear if there is a constant connection
• Includes three CR2032 batteries so you can start using straight away

What makes this multimeter different?
This multimeter is an entry clamp meter which allows you to test for voltage and current on an electrical wire. It is possible to test for the presence of voltage without making contact on the wire – as this tester senses the magnetic field caused by the current flow. This is therefore a safer way of testing for a live wire. The auto ranging function of this multimeter means you won’t even need to set a range to test for, it will do that for you. The ‘data hold’ button allows you to continue displaying the reading even after removing the test probes.

Rated 1 out of 5 by from poor accuracy While these meter is really cute and feels great in your hand the accuracy of readings are poor. Using a high spec bench PSU into a load and other meters and Scope to compare readings are down over 16%, for example reading just 10V for a 12V source. Not sure why I am asked to provide my email address for this review as I am already logged in to the Maplin website. Annoying!
Date published: 2016-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super for the price Firstly, I'm an idiot - I started by trying to clamp outside of a mains cable which of course has the current flow in both directions (hot and cold) which cancel out, and thought I'd bought a dud. Luckily one of the guys in my local Maplin store pointed it out to me and I sheepishly realised...so I made a mains loop testing rig from a short extension, and it works a treat. For anyone worried about DC accuracy, there are two types of clamp meter, and the ones that directly support DC current by Hall Effect are dearer. This model is rated/designed for AC sensing, so to expect DC accuracy to be indicative at best. The DC/hall effect ammeters start at about 10x the price of this little puppy. £9 is darn cheap, and it's a surprisingly quality feeling tool for the price considering it's so cheap (it's cheaper than even cheap multimeters and has ranges for diode test, continuity, AC and DC voltage, resistance). It includes meter probes and batteries, frankly for £9 it's a steal. Just bear in mind that it has limitations and not to be an idiot like I was initially ;-)
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from avoid i bought this to measure power of a 8watt bulb and when using the leads it measured zero amps, using the clamp on a single 240v wire it also measure nothing. simply does not work. I could measure 240 volts but even then the read out was in settled. will return when next in town. waste of money and mileage going to buy and return it.
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cheap and cheerful Small size and simplicity are good. the clamp is useful not only for quick current measurement but also fof holding it in position! Continuity buzzer useful. Almost a cheap as a set of test leads. But Like another reviewer, I find it inaccurate for low Direct voltages. Like another reviewer
Date published: 2017-03-10
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Specification

Power Specifications

Battery Type:

3 x CR2032

Operating Specifications

DC Voltage:

1 to 600 VV

AC Voltage:

1 to 600 VV

AC Current:

10 to 400 mAmA

Resistance Range:

1 - 20Ω
000Ω

Audible Continuity:

Yes

Data Hold:

No

Diode:

Yes

Sleep Mode:

No

Dimensions & Weight

Width:

65mm

Depth:

34mm

Height:

151mm

Weight:

127g

What's the DC current range

Asked by: Alan
I have put a link to the full user manual to help with the query you have regarding this . https://maplindownloads.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/N54FU-3700.pdf
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-01-14

Does this item meet Health & Safety Regs GS38?

Asked by: Bob 111111
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below: 0333 400 9500 or email technical@maplin.co.uk
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-12-24

Does this meter support AC current measurement using the clamp on all AC current ranges, particularly the lowest range which is 20 A max. Thanks.

Asked by: PhotonG
AC current range of 10mA to 400A
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-09-22

will this clamp meter N54FU read amps being used from a 12 volt battery

Asked by: john
No, I am sorry but the item will not work for this use.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-08-20

Hi can i measure dc volts in the clamp mostly 12 , but whats the lowest volts it will read and do you need to earth via test lead to do this?

Asked by: Trevor
I have sent a user manual for this item to your email address.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-08-09

Hi, will this show current drain on a car battery with engine off?

Asked by: BarrieJ
no for that you need one of the following http://stg.maplin.co.uk/search?text=blade+tester&x=0&y=0
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2015-09-24

Will this clamp meter detect 45v dc

Asked by: lawloo272
Yes this would be able to detect 45V DC.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2015-07-17

On current range, how many decimal places does the display resolve to, e.g. 9.9 or 9.99?
Asked by: Bob Hibbert
This will resolve to 2 decimal places
Answered by: JK
Date published: 2015-07-17
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