FLIR’s new digital multimeter for electrical and HVAC/R professionals
December 11, 2017
The DM285 combines thermal imaging with electrical measurement features in one inspection, troubleshooting, and diagnostic tool.
FLIR has introduced the FLIR DM285 industrial thermal imaging digital multimeter clamp meter, an industrial inspection, troubleshooting and diagnostic tool for electrical distribution, electro-mechanical, heating, ventilation, air conditioning/refrigeration (HVAC/R), and electronics equipment applications.
Powered by the FLIR Lepton microcamera thermal core, the DM285 combines thermal imaging with electrical measurement features in one inspection, troubleshooting, and diagnostic tool.
It features FLIR’s IGM (infrared guided measurement) technology, which visually guides users to the precise location of a problem, pinpointing issues faster and more efficiently. Wireless connectivity allows for direct connection to the FLIR InSite professional workflow management app.
The 18-function, 160 x 120 thermal resolution FLIR DM285 is FLIR’s most advanced digital multimeter. It features an infrared camera with built-in worklight and onboard data storage for 10 sets of 40k scalar measurements and 100 images, with recall function for data review.
This DMM also measures temperatures up to 400°C.
Flexible battery options include the long life FLIR TA04 Li-Poly rechargeable battery and/or standard AA batteries that ensure operability 24/7. The DM285 has a 10 year limited warranty.
Electrical professionals can use the DM285 for non-contact thermal imaging to quickly scan for overheating system components, and then use the DMM test functions to troubleshoot and diagnose the fault. Ideal for troubleshooting electrical applications, including overheating panels, fuses, and loose connections, the DM285 can be used for diagnosing issues in electro-mechanical equipment like rotating and reciprocating pumps and compressors, electric motors and drives and associated monitoring and automation systems. It is also a good choice for HVAC/R applications, as well as repair of printed circuit board components, voltage regulators, power supplies and microprocessors.