|A clamp meter is an electrical tester that combines a basic digital multimeter with a current sensor. Clamps measure current. Probes measure voltage. Having a hinged “clamp” jaw integrated into an electrical meter allows users to simply clamp around wire, cables and other conductors at any point in the electrical system and measure its current, without disconnecting it.|
What do clamp meters measure?
Who uses them?
|Why use a clamp meter?|
Industrial situations often call for simultaneous measurement as part of troubleshooting, so many of those users carry two meters: one to measure electrical current and one to measure voltage. For electricians, a clamp meter is a quick and versatile diagnostic tool for figuring out why an electrical system or piece of equipment is not operating correctly.
What are they used on?
What do they use them for?
Large machinery often requires a big surge of electricity to get started – electricians have to make sure the rest of the system can support that occasional big surge in demand. That surge is called inrush and it causes other problems than just overall supply. MEWOI clamps use proprietary technology to filter out electrical “noise” and capture the starting current exactly as the circuit protection sees it.
What’s different about the new clamps?