Fluke FLUKE-381 Clamp Multimeter
Rexel Part Number:190569
Clamp Meter, Multimeter, Maximum Rating: 999A AC/DC & 1000V AC/DC, Features: True RMS, Amperage, Current, Continuity, Frequency & Resistance, Includes: Soft Carrying Case
Mfr / Brand Fluke
Mfr Part # FLUKE-381
Rexel Part # 190569
Type Clamp Meter
Volts AC 1000
Volts DC 1000
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Fluke FLUKE-381 Clamp Multimeter is rated out of 5 by 27.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Puddinhead from Great general meter This is a great all purpose meter, it has both AC and DC current plus the iFles makes it easy to measure large amperage multi-conductor switchgear. It comes with test least but it really needs the TL175 and TLK-225 to make it fully functional. This will handle most uses except inverter drive requiring a scope. I've used it for main industrial power, low voltage distribution (LED lighting), automotive, electrical troubleshooting and alarm install. It replaced 2 other meters and with the detachable display, one assistant.
Date published: 2012-07-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by Ingineer from Great meter with one fatal flaw I've had my 381 for coming up on 2 years, and while it's a great meter with unique features, they really botched the engineering in one area; Battery Life. The two AAA batteries in the display unit seem to go dead within a few weeks regardless of use. This seems to always happen at inopportune times when you really need the meter and are out of spare batteries. The "work around" is to pull the batteries when not in use. They'll last a year if you do this, but it's a pain, and I've already lost the battery cover when it blew away in the wind. Why Fluke couldn't provide a simple mechanical power switch even if they couldn't do better on power management is beyond comprehension. I've owned a lot of Fluke products over the years, and I must say their attention to detail is lapsing in their newer products. I will likely consider a competitor's product next time.
Date published: 2013-12-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by joe worker from poor battery life on 381 This meter is used a lot fluke needs a redesign asap-an upgrade from AAA to AA batteries would help !!! DO YOU HEAR US FLUKE ????
Date published: 2014-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mark from Fluke 381 I have been given one of these a while back, and yep, a really great meter...but the same flaw that a lot of others have already mentioned, VERY poor battery life. I don't use this meter that often, but have to carry a spare pack of batteries with me just in case, cause as the others have said, new batteries are needed every few weeks :( :( :( Wondering if Fluke can provide a fix , to improve an already awesome meter, and if so, how can we go about getting it rectified??? Thanks, Mark.
Date published: 2016-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hand from This product is a very important to you saftey. This meter with the removal display face makes my job more safe. I use this meter alot to take amp reading in switch gear. I can set the meter up have the display in my hand and close the motor bucket and return power. Whlie getting my reading outside the gear with it closed.
Date published: 2012-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ms Fixit from My most treasured possession I love my Fluke 381 more than my own children (kidding, I don't have kids). I use it daily in my work on boats, both for AC and DC. I never doubt the readings, and the remote display makes me the coolest tech on the dock. It gets borrowed often because it's so awesome. I can clamp the starter or alternator in the engine room, and take the remote display to the helm (except on the REALLY big boats). What usually takes two technicians, I can accomplish myself with my Fluke 381. My Fluke should get it's own paycheck. My only complaint is I really wish the iFlex did DC amperage. And I wish it were a little smaller. Unlike some other reviewers, I must be lucky because I don't think the battery consumption is bad. I replace them maybe every 2 months, and I use it on a daily basis.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by Yung Lu from Great meter with one fatal flaw I read the review that was written 2 years about the battery issue. We have 4 of these meters and it seems that every time, we need to use these meters, the batteries was dead, even we removed 1 battery each for the display and the meter. I always like fluke products and I think that Fluke should do the recall for these meters to fix them right.
Date published: 2015-11-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by jdm49 from Does Fluke have stock in Duracell? I've owned this meter for three years and with fresh batteries, it does a great job. The problem being, as you already know, this thing eats batteries for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I am always in the field begging to borrow batteries.
Date published: 2016-01-26