Sparks Electrical News

Not just a multimeter, the new Jupiter from HellermannTyton, which became available at the beginning of October, is the only multimeter capable of testing electrical installation safety.

Multifunction multimeter from HellermannTytonIt compares each measurement with the limits provided by the SANS10142 guidelines, and provides a clear OK/NOT OK result. In a portable, rugged and compact package, it features functions previously only available in high-end instruments, and allows a wide range of external transducers to measure AC TRMS, DC, AC+DC, and inrush current.

Features include:


• AC/DC voltage up to 690V with LoZ input

• Frequency

• Autorange of AC/DC signals

• Automatic polarity indication

• One-lead phase sequence detection

• PSCC and Loop Impedance calculation

• Dynamic inrush currents of motors.

• Tripping time and current of RCD/ELCBs up to 300 mA

• THD% calculation up to 25th Harmonic

• Earth Ground resistance L-N, L-L, L-E

• Low impedance voltage input to eliminate ghost voltage readings

• 6000 counts

• Backlit display

• A host of optional accessories

• Comes standard with calibration certificate

• Measurement Category IV 600

• Two year warranty

“We have received very positive feedback from customers about the Jupiter,” says Marius Kempenaars, Technical Specialist: Tools and Instruments at HellermannTyton, who has been introducing the multimeter to customers prior to its official launch. “Essentially it is a mini compliance tester, which comes with four of the six compulsory testers, namely earth leakage, loop, voltage and phase rotation testing.”

“For any electrician, a multimeter is essential in day-to-day work,” says Ryan Burger, Divisional Product Manager: Tools & Instruments at HellermannTyton. “The Jupiter allows electricians to complete their work quicker, safer and with less tools on site. The multimeter also includes a quick release battery compartment and two test lead holders on the back for easy two-hand testing.”

Kempenaars notes that in the future he sees smart multifunction multimeters coming standard with no selection dial – eliminating user errors – and incorporating Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for quick data transfers.

The Jupiter is the precursor to a range of new products, notably the Mercury (due for release in January 2019) and the Neptune. The Jupiter is on promotion from 1 October to 30 November 2018 for R6524.64 (list price: R9570), including a limited number of free 400A clamps worth R3700.



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