When doing electrical work, we know how difficult it is to be perfect all the time, and still fit everything into working hours. Any delay in a regular task, no matter how short, adds up quickly when part of a regular task, stealing hours of billable time from your month. Luckily there is a solution, a machine that works quickly and accurately, saving you precious moments so that you can fit more work into your day, or finish at a more convenient time. The Fluke 1664 FC Installation Multifunction Tester is built to save you time, money, and avoid costly oversights.
Saving you time
The Fluke 1664 FC has an Auto Test button that runs five tests in a single sequence! Hit the test button and you will perform a Line test, No-trip Loop test, RCD trip current test, RCD trip time test and an Insulation test. Doing all the tests in one sequence reduces the number of manual connections and is 40% faster than previous Fluke models. If you are doing installation tests often, this will save you a lot of time in a month.
Another time-saving feature is voltage measurement between L-N, L-PE and N-PE. You don’t have to change measurement connections, just pick which one you are testing with the device’s soft keys and run your tests.
When testing for external earth faults, PEFC or PSC and loop impedance are measured and displayed in parallel, giving you results that little bit quicker. This will expedite installations, freeing up time for other jobs or tasks in your schedule.
The biggest time-saving feature is if you need to keep or share test results with customers or colleagues. Connect your device to a smartphone and wirelessly transmit results to those who need them. Avoid transcription errors and having to jot down measurements on a spare scrap of paper in the field. Rather send them to your cloud storage and have your data ready for analysis when you need it. If you have someone working in the field, you can use the test results to give feedback, or offer useful suggestions. With all this stored data, you can also create test certificates with Fluke Data Management Software.
Saving you money
The Fluke 1664 FC’s biggest feature is one that can save you money and possibly your reputation. If you are about to perform an insulation test, the device will do an Insulation PreTest that checks for any connected appliances. The device will give you a visual and audio warning if this is the case and it will stop the insulation test. This gives you a chance to find the connected appliances and peripherals before running the test, avoiding a potentially costly mistake! The last thing anyone wants is to be replacing damaged equipment on a job, and this can save your pocket and business that sting.
While the Fluke 1664 FC does many types of tests and sports advanced features, it has been designed with ease of use in mind. Any field worker should be able to make use of this device and master its many features. Just have them send the test results to the cloud and have an expert look over the data. This allows you to attend to multiple jobs at once, or have junior field workers collecting results for more experienced staff to analyse and provide feedback.
In a world where time is money and a profession where mistakes can be costly to your pocket and your reputation, having tools that save you time and help prevent mistakes quickly make back their initial investment. By using a Fluke 1664 FC, certificate of compliance couldn’t be easier! Let your tools do the heavy lifting for you, so that you can focus on the most important aspects of your work. Be ready. Do better. Be safer with Fluke.
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