Clamp meter offers high frequency rejection to assure accuracy

IDEAL launches upgraded TightSight clamp meters with new "Cash 4 Clamps" electrician stimulus promotion.

Sycamore, Ill., September 13, 2010—IDEAL has announced an upgraded industrial-grade version of its TightSight clamp meter that features high frequency rejection (HFR) to assure accuracy when measuring in noisy electrical environments or with complex waveforms, such as adjustable speed drives.

Like the original TightSight that was awarded "Product of the Year" from Electrical Construction & Maintenance magazine in 2005, this new meter has the TightSight bottom display for safe reading from virtually any angle, along with True RMS, CAT IV or CAT III safety ratings, and slim tapered jaws and a hook tip to reach into crowded cable bundles. Building upon that success, IDEAL has hardened the original meter case and dial construction to withstand heavy-duty commercial and industrial settings, plus incorporated an on-screen low battery indicator that warns the user an hour before power is shut off to avoid inaccurate readings. HFR makes the meter immune to electrically noisy areas when measuring ac current, dc current, ac/dc voltage, frequency, resistance or capacitance.

The new meter is available in four professional quality models: 660A with or without dc current measurement, and 1000A with or without dc current measurement. Each is ergonomically engineered to feel comfortable, even when the user is wearing heavy gloves.

CASH 4 CLAMPS
To help stimulate upgrades to the new TightSight, IDEAL is launching the Cash 4 Clamps program. Effective immediately and running until year end, Cash 4 Clamps rewards buyers of a new TightSight with a free IDEAL Voltaware non-contract voltage tester plus cash when they send in their old clamp meter. For the purchase of a 660A model the electrician will receive a $75 (U.S.) rebate, and $100 if they buy the 1000A clamp. Rebate forms are available at IDEAL distributors.

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