New earth leakage clamp meter enables simple and fast measurement

14-11-2022 | Conrad Electronic | Power

Conrad Sourcing Platform has added the Voltcraft's EMZ-1000 earth clamp meter to the VDE-certified range of testing equipment.

"An accurate and easy-to-use tester such as the EMZ-1000 is something everyone should have in their toolkit," explains Susanne Storch, product manager at Conrad Electronic. "Even more so if you can get it at such an affordable price."

The clamp attachment of the device comprises two coils that detect voltage and current, respectively. Loop resistance is measured just by clamping the jaws around a live wire. This works for building earthing electrodes on construction sites, product facilities, substations, machinery, switchboard cabinets and equipotential bonding jacks.

"The EMZ-1000 is a versatile instrument suitable for a wide range of uses," Storch adds. "Means Voltcraft's latest earth leakage meter helps tradespeople, electrical contractors, LPS engineers, people working in construction and across the industries getting the job done faster by making it easier."

The clamp meter has many practical functions that ensure a smooth workflow. This includes a backlit four-digit LC display that supplies excellent readability and displays resistance (0.01 to 1200-Ohms) and AC readings (0mA to 20mA) simultaneously. The Data Hold mode enables users to check the results whenever the testing conditions stop them from looking at the screen. Moreover, the product provides a memory that can hold 300 readings, an adjustable alert when readings exceed user-set limits, and an auto-switch-off after users haven't employed the meter for a certain amount of time. Despite its affordability, the device provides accurate earth resistance readings thanks to microprocessor-based control and built-in filter technology that eradicates unwanted interference. The clamp meter has a CAT III 300V and a CAT IV 150V safety rating.

By Seb Springall