Craftsman 917.881065 Owner's Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual
AC/DC Clamp Meter
Model No.
82369
CAUTION: Read, understand and
follow Safety Rules and Operating
Instructions in this manual before
using this product.
• Safety
• Operation
• Maintenance
• Español
© Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A
www.craftsman.com
061906
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Warranty
Page 3
Safety Instructions
4
Safety Symbols
5
Control and Jacks
6
Symbols and Annunciators
6
Specifications
7
Operating Instructions
11
AC Current Measurements
11
DC Current Measurements
11
AC Voltage Measurements
12
DC Voltage Measurements
12
Resistance Measurements
13
Continuity Measurements
13
Diode Testing
14
Capacitance Measurements
14
Frequency/Duty Cycle Measurements
15
Temperature Measurements
15
Auto Power Off
16
Auto/Manual Ranging
16
Data Hold
16
Backlight
16
ZERO function
16
Maintenance
17
Battery Replacement
17
Troubleshooting
18
Service and Parts
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ONE YEAR FULL WARRANTY
ONE YEAR FULL WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN AC/DC CLAMP
METER
If this CRAFTSMAN Clamp Meter fails to give complete satisfaction
within one year from the date of purchase, RETURN IT TO THE
NEAREST SEARS STORE OR OTHER CRAFTSMAN OUTLET IN THE
UNITED STATES, and Sears will replace it, free of charge.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have
other rights which vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Dept. 817WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
For Customer Assistance Call 9am - 5pm (ET)
Monday through Friday 1-888-326-1006
WARNING: USE EXTREME CAUTION IN THE USE OF THIS
DEVICE. Improper use of this device can result in injury or
death. Follow all safeguards suggested in this manual in addition
to the normal safety precautions used in working with electrical
circuits. DO NOT service this device if you are not qualified to do
so.
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
This meter has been designed for safe use, but must be operated
with caution. The rules listed below must be carefully followed for
safe operation.
1.
NEVER apply voltage or current to the meter that exceeds the
specified maximum:
Input Limits
Function
V DC, V AC, Frequency, Duty Cycle
A AC, A DC
Resistance
Capacitance
Temperature
Diode test
Maximum Input
600V DC/AC
400A AC
250V DC/AC
250V DC/AC
60V DC/, 24V AC
250V DC/AC
2.
USE EXTREME CAUTION when working with high voltages
3.
DO NOT measure voltage if the voltage on the "COM" input
jack exceeds 240V above earth ground
4.
DO NOT measure current of circuits whose voltage is greater
than 240V above earth ground
5.
NEVER connect the meter leads across a voltage source
while the function switch is in the resistance or diode mode.
Doing so can damage the meter
ALWAYS turn off the power and disconnect the test leads
before opening the doors to replace the fuse or batteries
6.
7.
NEVER operate the meter unless the back cover is in place
and fastened securely
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SAFETY SYMBOLS
This symbol adjacent to another symbol,
terminal or operating device indicates that the
operator must refer to an explanation in the
Operating Instructions to avoid personal injury
or damage to the meter
WARNING
This WARNING symbol indicates a potentially
hazardous situation, which if not avoided, could
result in death or serious injury
CAUTION
This CAUTION symbol indicates a potentially
hazardous situation, which if not avoided, may
result in damage to the meter
MAX
600V
This symbol advises the user that the
terminal(s) so marked must not be connected to
a circuit point at which the voltage, with respect
to earth ground, exceeds (in this case) 600
VAC or VDC
This symbol adjacent to one or more terminals
identifies them as being associated with ranges
that may, in normal use, be subjected to
particularly hazardous voltages. For maximum
safety, the meter and its test leads should not
be handled when these terminals are energized
This symbol indicates that a device is protected
throughout by double insulation or reinforced
insulation
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CONTROLS AND JACKS
1. Current clamp
2. Clamp Opening Trigger
1
3. Rotary Function Switch
4. LCD display
2
5. ZERO button
6. Data Hold and Backlight button
5
7. Mode select button
3
8. Range select button
6
9. Hz/% Duty Cycle button
4
10. COM input jack
7
8
10
12
11. V/!/Temp jack
12. Battery Cover (rear)
SYMBOLS AND ANNUNCIATORS
AC
AC (alternating current)
DC
DC (direct currrent)
Minus sign
AUTO AutoRange mode
ZERO ZERO mode
•)))
Audible Continuity
HOLD Data Hold mode
Low Battery icon
m
V
A
Diode test mode
milli
Volts
Amps
M
!
°F
°C
6
Mega
Ohms
Degrees Fahrenheit
Degrees Centigrade
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SPECIFICATIONS
Function
DC
Current
Range
40.00
ADC
0-20.00 ADC
20.00-40.00
ADC
400.0
ADC
0-300.0 ADC
300.0-400.0
ADC
AC Current 40.00
AAC
0-20.00 AAC
20.00-40.00
AAC
400.0
AAC
0-300.0 AAC
300.0-400.0
AAC
DC
Voltage
400.0mV
4.000V
40.00V
400.0V
600V
AC
Voltage
Accuracy
± (2.5% reading + 6
digits)
± (3% reading + 6
digits)
± (2.5% reading + 6
digits)
± (3.5% reading + 6
digits)
± (3% reading + 10
digits)
± (5% reading + 10
digits)
± (3% reading + 10
digits)
± (5% reading + 10
digits)
± (0.8% reading + 3
digits)
± (1.5% reading + 3
digits)
± (2.0% reading + 3
digits)
± (1% reading + 10
digits)
400.0mV
4.000V
40.00V
400.0V
600V
± (2% reading + 5
digits)
± (2% reading + 5
digits)
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Resistance
400.0!
± (1.0% reading + 4 digits)
4.000k!
40.00k!
± (1.5% reading + 2 digits)
400.0k!
4.000k!
± (2.5% reading + 3 digits)
40.00M!
± (2.5% reading + 3 digits)
Capacitance 40.00nF
± (5% reading + 30 digits)
400.0nF
± (3.5% reading + 5 digits)
4.000!F
± (3.5% reading + 5 digits)
40.00!F
100.0!F
± (5% reading + 5 digits)
Frequency
5.000Hz
± (1.5% reading + 5 digits)
50.00Hz
± (1.2% reading + 2 digits)
500.0Hz
Sensitivity: 5~5KHz:
10Vrms min.
5.000KHz
5KHz~150KHz: 40Vrms
50.00KHz
min.
150.0KHz
Duty Cycle
0.5% to 99.0%
± (1.2% reading + 2 digits)
Pulse Width: 100!s-100ms, Frequency: 5Hz to
150KHz
Temperature -50.0 to
-50.0 to ± 7°C
400.0°C
20.0°C
-20.0 to
400.0°C
± (3% reading + 5 °C)
400 to
400 to
1000°C
1000°C
-58.0 to
-58.0 to
± 14°F
400.0°F
0°F
0 to
± (2.5% reading + 6 digits)
400.0°F
400 to
400 to
± (3% reading + 7°F)
1832°F
1832°F
NOTE: Accuracy specifications consist of two elements:
! (% reading) This is the accuracy of the measurement circuit.
! (+ digits) This is the accuracy of the analog to digital converter
o
o
o
o
NOTE: Accuracy is stated at 65 F to 83 F (18 C to 28 C) and less
than 70% RH
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Clamp size
Diode Test
Continuity Check
Opening 0.9" (23mm) approx.
Open circuit voltage <1.5V DC;
Test current 0.3mA (typical)
Audible signal <150!;
Temperature sensor
Input Impedance
Test current < 1mA
Type K thermocouple
7.8M! (VDC and VAC)
Display
AC V bandwidth
AC A bandwidth
AC response
Operating Temperature
Storage Temperature
Operating Humidity
Storage Humidity
Operating Altitude
Over voltage
Battery
Auto OFF
Dimensions/Weight
Safety
3-3/4 digits (4000 counts) LCD
50Hz to 400Hz
50/60Hz
Averaging
o
o
41 to 104 F (5 to 40 C)
o
o
-4 to 140 F (-20 to 60 C)
Max 80% up to 87ºF (31ºC) decreasing
linearly to 50% at 113ºF (45ºC)
<80%
6560 ft. (2000 meters) maximum
Category III 600V
(2) 1.5V AAA Batteries
After 30 minutes of continuous use
7.87x1.97x1.38" (200x50x35mm) 0.44
lbs. (200g)
This meter is intended for indoor use
and protected, against the users, by
double insulation per EN61010-1 and
IEC61010-1 2nd Edition (2001) to CAT
III 600V; Pollution Degree 2. The meter
also meets UL 61010-1, Second Edition
(2004), CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 61010-1,
Second Edition (2004), and UL 61010B2-031, First Edition (2003)
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UL LISTED
The UL mark does not indicate that this product has been
evaluated for the accuracy of its readings
PER IEC1010 OVERVOLTAGE INSTALLATION CATEGORY
OVERVOLTAGE CATEGORY I
Equipment of OVERVOLTAGE CATEGORY I is equipment for
connection to circuits in which measures are taken to limit the
transient overvoltages to an appropriate low level. Note –
Examples include protected electronic circuits.
OVERVOLTAGE CATEGORY II
Equipment of OVERVOLTAGE CATEGORY II is energyconsuming equipment to be supplied from the fixed installation.
Note – Examples include household, office, and laboratory
appliances.
OVERVOLTAGE CATEGORY III
Equipment of OVERVOLTAGE CATEGORY III is equipment in
fixed installations.
Note – Examples include switches in the fixed installation and
some equipment for industrial use with permanent connection to
the fixed installation.
OVERVOLTAGE CATEGORY IV
Equipment of OVERVOLTAGE CATEGORY IV is for use at the
origin of the installation.
Note – Examples include electricity meters and primary overcurrent protection equipment
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Notice: Read and understand all WARNING and CAUTION
statements listed in the safety section of this operation manual
prior to using this meter. Set the function select switch to the
OFF position when the meter is not in use.
NOTES:
1. ALWAYS turn the rotary function switch to the OFF position
when the meter is not in use
2. If “OL” appears in the display during a measurement, the value
exceeds the range you have selected. Change to a higher
range
DC/AC CURRENT MEASUREMENTS
WARNING: Disconnect the test leads from the meter before
making current clamp measurements.
1.
Set the Function switch to the 400ADC, 40ADC,
400AAC or 40AAC range. If the range of the
measured current is not known, select the higher
range first then move to the lower range if
necessary.
2. For DC current measurement, press the ZERO
key to null the meter display.
3. Press the trigger to open jaw. Fully enclose one
conductor to be measured.
Note: Do not put more than one wire inside the
current clamp.
4. The clamp meter LCD will display the reading.
Yes
!
No
!
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DC/AC VOLTAGE MEASUREMENTS
WARNING: Risk of Electrocution. The probe tips may not be
long enough to contact the live parts inside some 240VAC
outlets for appliances because the contacts are recessed deep
in the outlets. As a result, the reading may show 0 volts when
the outlet actually has voltage on it. Make sure the probe tips
are touching the metal contacts inside the outlet before
assuming that no voltage is present.
CAUTION: Do not measure DC or AC voltages if a motor on
the circuit is being switched ON or OFF. Large voltage surges
may occur that can damage the meter.
1. Set the rotary function switch to the
Volts/Hz/% position.
2. Insert the black test lead banana plug into the
negative (COM) jack and the red test lead
banana plug into the positive (V/!!Temp)
jack
3. Select AC or DC with the MODE button
4. Connect the test leads to the circuit under
test
5. Read the voltage on the display. The display
will indicate the proper decimal point and
value.
!
"
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RESISTANCE MEASUREMENTS
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, disconnect all power to the
unit under test, remove the batteries, unplug the line cords and
discharge all capacitors before taking any resistance
measurements.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Set the function switch to the !
•))) CAP
position.
Insert the black test lead banana plug into the
negative (COM) jack and the red test lead
banana plug into the positive (V/!!Temp) jack
Touch the test probe tips across the circuit or
part under test. It is best to disconnect one side
of the part under test so the rest of the circuit
will not interfere with the resistance reading
Read the resistance in the display
CONTINUITY CHECK
!
Ohms
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, never
measure continuity on circuits or wires that have voltage on
them.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Set the function switch to the !
•))) CAP position.
Push the mode button to indicate •))) on the display.
Insert the black lead banana plug into the negative (COM) jack
Insert the red test lead banana plug into the positive (V!) jack.
Touch the test probe tips to the circuit or wire you wish to
check.
If the resistance is less than approximately 150!, the audible
signal will sound. If the circuit is open, the display will indicate
“OL.”.
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DIODE TEST
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, do not test any diode that
has voltage on it.
1. Turn the rotary switch to the !
•))) CAP position.
2. Insert the black test lead banana plug into the negative (COM)
jack and the red test lead banana plug into the positive (V!!
jack.
3. Push the mode button to indicate
on the display.
4. Touch the test probes to the diode under test. Typically for a
normal diode, forward voltage will indicate 0.4V to 0.7V.
Reverse voltage will indicate “OL”. Shorted devices will
indicate near 0V and an open device will indicate “OL” in both
polarities.
CAPACITANCE MEASUREMENTS
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, discharge the capacitor
under test before measuring.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
!
Set the function switch to the
•)))
CAP position.
Push the mode button to indicate nF on the
display.
Insert the black lead banana plug into the
negative (COM) jack and
insert the red test lead banana plug into the
positive (V!Temp) jack.
Press the ZERO key to null the meter
display.
Touch the test probe tips to the capacitor
you wish to check.
Read the capacitance value on the display.
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CAP
FREQUENCY or % DUTY CYCLE MEASUREMENTS
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn the rotary switch to the Volts Hz % position.
Insert the black test lead banana plug into the negative (COM)
jack and the red test lead banana plug into the positive (V!!
jack.
Select Hz or % with the HZ/% button.
Touch the test probe tips to the circuit under test.
Read the frequency on the display.
TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENTS
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, disconnect both test
probes from any source of voltage before making a
temperature measurement.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn the rotary switch to the Temp position.
Insert the Temperature Probe into the negative
(COM) and the (V!Temp! jacks, making sure to
observe correct polarity.
Select °C or °F with the MODE button.
Touch the temperature probe head to the part
whose temperature you wish to measure. Keep
the probe touching the part under test until the
reading stabilizes.
Read the temperature on the display.
Temp
Warning: To avoid electrical shock, be sure the thermocouple
has been removed before changing to another measurement
function.
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AUTO POWER OFF
To extend the battery life, the meter will enter the sleep mode after
30 minutes of continuous use. Turn the function switch to the OFF
position to shut the meter OFF and then to the needed function to
resume operation.
AUTO/MANUAL RANGING
The meter turns on in Autoranging mode. Press the RANGE button
to enter manual ranging. Each press of the range button will step
to the next range as indicated by the units and decimal point
location. Press and hold the RANGE button for two seconds to
return to Autoranging mode.
Note: Manual ranging does not function in AC Current or Diode
and Continuity check functions. In Temperature function, it will
change the resolution from 0.1° to 1°.
DATA HOLD
To freeze the LCD meter reading, press the HOLD button. While
data hold is active, the HOLD display icon appears on the LCD.
Press the HOLD button again to return to normal operation.
BACKLIGHT
Press and hold the HOLD button for >2 seconds to turn the
backlight on/off.
Note: The HOLD feature will activate when the backlight is turned
on. Press the HOLD button again to exit the Hold feature.
ZERO BUTTON
Zeros Capacitance and DC Current measurements. It also allows
you to make measurements relative to a stored reference value. A
reference voltage, current, etc. can be stored and measurements
can be made in comparison to that value. The displayed value is
the difference between the reference and measured value.
1. Perform any measurement as described in this manual.
2. Press the ZERO button to store the displayed reading (the ZERO
indicator will appear on the display).
3. The display will now indicate the difference between the stored value
and the measured value.
4. Press the ZERO button to return to normal operation
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MAINTENANCE
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, do not operate your meter
until all covers are in place and fastened securely.
This meter is designed to provide years of dependable service, if
the following care instructions are performed:
1. KEEP THE METER DRY. If it gets wet, wipe it off.
2. USE AND STORE THE METER IN NORMAL
TEMPERATURES. Temperature extremes can shorten the life
of the electronic parts and distort or melt plastic parts.
3. HANDLE THE METER GENTLY AND CAREFULLY. Dropping
it can damage the electronic parts or the case.
4. KEEP THE METER CLEAN. Wipe the case occasionally with a
damp cloth. DO NOT use chemicals, cleaning solvents, or
detergents.
REPLACING THE BATTERIES
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, disconnect the test leads
from any source of voltage before removing the battery door.
1. When the batteries become exhausted or drop below the
operating voltage, the low battery indicator will appear in the
LCD display. The batteries should then be replaced.
2. Disconnect the test leads from the meter.
3. Open the battery door by removing the rear screws using a
Phillips head screwdriver.
4. Insert the batteries into battery holder.
5. Put the battery door back in place. Secure with the screws.
6. Dispose of the old batteries properly.
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, do not operate the meter
until the battery door is in place and fastened securely.
NOTE: If your meter does not work properly, check the battery
ensuring that it is still good and properly inserted.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
There may be times when your meter does not operate properly.
When this occurs, check the following:
Meter Does Not Operate
1. Review all the instructions in this manual.
2. Check to be sure the battery is properly installed.
3. Check to be sure the battery is good.
4. If the battery is good and the meter still does not operate, check
to be sure that both ends of the fuse are properly installed.
If You Need Assistance Understanding How the Meter Works
1.
2.
Purchase the instructional book Multitesters and Their Use for
Electrical Testing (Item No. 82303) at your local Sears store.
Call our Customer Service Line 1-888-326-1006.
SERVICE AND PARTS
Item Number
82398
82394
82369-DB
82369-CS
Description
Set of black and red Test Leads
Temperature Probe
Replacement battery door
Rear cover screws
For replacement parts shipped directly to your home
Call Monday through Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM Eastern Time
1-888-326-1006
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