Electrical Meters and Testers
Electrical testers are devices used for checking the presence of electrical conditions. To measure the levels of electrical energy,
use an electrical meter. Meters commonly calibrate in the kilowatt hour (kWh).
Elliott Electric Supply offers a variety of electrical meters and testers. This guide will
discuss the different types sold as well as electrical accessories.
AC or DC Clamp Meter
A clamp meter is an instrument which ″clamps″ around a live wire to measure its currency. An AC clamp meter measures only the alternating current (AC),
whereas a DC clamp meter can measure both the alternating current and the direct current (DC).
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Digital Multimeter (DMM)
Digital multimeters are electrical instruments that measure quantities of voltage, current, and resistance. Typically this kind of device,
such as the Fluke Digital Multimeter, shows these values on a display screen.
A digital multimeter is able to measure resistance via injecting current into the circuit, then measuring the voltage drop. This is done with
Ohm's Law: V = I x R.
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A voltage meter, or voltmeter measures the AC or DC voltage drop between to probes, and displays the volt reading on display.
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Digital Moisture Meter
Because water conducts electricity, a digital moisture meter is designed to measure moisture levels present in various materials. Use a moisture
meter to safely detect the percentage of water to determine jobsite readiness, structural integrity, or resistivity and/or conductance.
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Digital Light Meter
A digital light meter is used to measure the amount of visible light present in a specific area. Designed with a measuring unit
and separate meter, this device can measure light levels imperceptible to the human eye.
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Probe thermometers measure temperature by touching a probe to the object. An infrared thermometer is a no
contact thermometer that measures temperature by collecting infrared light emitted by the object into the thermometer
and converting that infrared light into heat and a temperature reading.
Outlet Tester (Circuit Tester or Receptacle Tester)
An outlet tester, circuit tester or receptacle tester, contains a 3‑prong power plug and three indicator lights; they detect whether wired electrical outlets or
campsite supplies are correctly wired. Outlet testers work by comparing the amount of current moving from one end of a circuit conductor to the next.
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Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter Tester (GFCI Outlet Tester)
A GFCI Tester measures an electrical current from one end of a power source to the next. If these currents are not the same, this indicates a current leakage
and is dangerous. The main purpose of a GFCI tester is to reduce risk of electrical shock due to incorrectly‑wired GFCI electrical outlets.
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3 Phase Motor Rotation Indicator Tester
A 3 phase rotation indicator tester is designed to confirm rotational direction and identify leads in both an energized and disconnected
A non contact phase rotation meter can also identify the true phase sequence without touching the unit.
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A continuity tester verifies the complete flow path in certain devices. A continuity symbol denotes a common terminal on low-resistance devices.
The electrical continuity test verifies signal path in single, 3-way, and 4-way switch terminals.
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An insulation tester, also known as an insulation resistance tester, identifies damaged insulation and electrical current leakage by measuring the
resistance within electrical items with a high voltage, low current DC charge.
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Fluorescent Light Tester
A fluorescent light tester is designed to quickly, easily, and accurately measure the output of fluorescent lamps and ballast.
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A cable tester is designed to test for open, short, miswire, split pair, or other networking issues with cables.
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With locations across multiple states, Elliott Electric Supply understands
the electrical industry and your needs, unlike big-box retailers and e‑commerce corporations. Now, you can access our supplies and services more conveniently
using our mobile‑friendly website and through our updated
From emergency lighting to electrical boxes, we've got your electrical needs covered. With great pricing, extensive inventory,
and fast delivery, you'll find no better wholesale electrical supplies distributor online than Elliott Electric Supply.
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