How to Measure Voltage And Current Using The Fluke T5
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Today, I will show you how to make
measurements with the Fluke T5. This comes in two different styles. We have a T5-600 which measure up to 600 volts ac and the T5-1000, which of course will measure up to 1000 volts ac. Let’s start off by making a continuity measurement. All you
do is touch your test leads together; showing you that you do have continuity.
You can also measure resistance up to a thousand ohms. To take a current
measurement, simply move the dial position to measure current and now you
can slide your open jaw design around your current source and right there
we’re reading 1.7 amps ac. To take a voltage measurement, it will auto-range to
either DC or AC. So move the dial position to measure DC volts. And, what
I’m going to do is take advantage of one of the lead slots. This will allow me to
take a measurement on my battery pack here and there we see 8 volts DC. To
take an AC measurement, all I do is take my probe tips, and I can place them
directly into the socket and now I am measuring 118 volts AC. So, the T5 series
from Fluke – very easy to use, very versatile, and best of all, it can fit
right in your pocket.

11 thoughts on “How to Measure Voltage And Current Using The Fluke T5

  1. You know sometimes you can read something written in the manual 5 times and it doesn't sink in? Then someone saying it in a video gets through your thick skull. 😐 Now I understand this testor only goes up to 1000 OHMS.
    Simple and informative. Thanks guys.

  2. can you still measure amps using the prongs instead of using the open mouth 'U'? please answer as I'm on the verge of buying this.

  3. It’s useless for dc as it just rounds off to the nearest volt without a decimal point. So if your battery is 12.60 the meter will say 13

  4. DO NOT BUY FLUKE, LOSS AND DOUBT QUALITY.

    I set up a 100% FLUKE test and diagnostic bag, my happiness didn't last 3 months. because it would be easier to have thrown the $ 20,000 I spent in the trash.

    The equipment described problems, defects and housing deteriorate.

    Equipment and defects:
    1 – MOD 279 FC Multimeter
    DEFECT: BATTERY-FREE SOURCE

    1 – MOD 117 multimeter
    DEFAULT: HOLD BUTTON DOES NOT WORK

    1 – Clamp Ammeter MOD 305
    DEFECT: INTERNATIONAL PART OF BATTERY BATTERY DETERIORING AND NO MORE CARE.

    1 – T5-600 MOD Tester Meter
    DEFECT: RESULT OF INCORRECT TESTING AT AC 110VOLTS APPEARS 16VOLTS.

    1 – MOD IAC A2 II voltage detector
    DEFECT: DO NOT CARE

    1 – MOD 59MAX laser thermometer
    DEFECT: FIRST KICK does not have to press several times.

    1- Laser tape measure MOD 414d 50m
    DEFECT: ONE THAT WORKS PERFECTLY.

    I tried several times to get in touch with the numbers in the manual, where I passed new numbers, which I passed to several people, and nothing resolved.

    my last attempt to resolve this situation, you can go to court for small claims and create a youtube video showing the occurrences.

    I'm feeling highly [Edited by Complain Here], by FLUKE, and also sad by the disappointment.

  5. Are the T5-600 and the T5-1000 identical, except for the fact that one is rated to 600 volts and the other rated to 1000 volts?
    Does one of them have any different features than the other such as accuracy?

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