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Fieldpiece is strictly dedicated to HVAC market and provides high-quality instruments including multimeters, air flow meters, manifolds, leak detectors, combustion meters, scales, A/C analysis tools and much more. Fieldpiece’s newest innovation is a full line of wireless meters that communicate with each other for full system analysis at any point on the job site. Fieldpiece is headquartered in Anaheim, California and is represented worldwide.
Tools for HVAC Service Techs
Fieldpiece Digital Clamp Meters
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Fieldpiece SC200 Series
In this section, we're going to take a brief look at each of the Fieldpiece clamp meters on offer and discuss the features and how they relate to HVAC work. Fieldpiece clamps start with the SC220 and move up in numerical order to the new Fieldpiece SC680. As you've likely guessed, each higher numbered model increases in features and price, so you'll want to assess your needs and then make the best choice based on your specific job requirements. This short little guide will help. The Fieldpiece SC220 is the entry-level model with a variety of great features for HVAC. It works as a great backup meter, though you may want to invest a little more for your main meter. The SC220 reads AC/DC volts, AC current, microamps DC (for flame sensors in a furnace), resistance, and continuity. However, the SC220 is the only meter in the SC2xx series that reads microamps DC, so it's going to be your go-to for an inexpensive meter if your primary focus is heating work. Moving up the line to the SC240, we're going to add the ability to test capacitance (the importance of which we looked at above) and to test temperature. Now neither meter so far is TRMS. For most accurate results, you do want to get a TRMS meter, so enter the Fieldpiece SC260. This one is by far the most popular entry-level Fieldpiece clamp meter. The SC260 also adds a few convenience features like an LCD backlight and a magnetic hanger. Do remember that only the SC220 reads microamps, so for heating focused work, you'll want that or you'll want to make the jump the SC420.
Fieldpiece SC400 Series
The Fieldpiece SC420 is pretty similar to the SC220 but has some convenience features like a dual display, and most importantly, capacitance. It also will tell you duty cycle percentage and can read frequency using the clamp and leads. The SC420 is not TRMS and doesn't have a backlight, so it will be your go-to for a budget-friendly model if you do both AC and heating work. Clearly stated, if you want an excellent meter that is gentle on your wallet: SC220 for heating, SC420 for both heating and AC. Now, the Fieldpiece SC440 adds back in those convenience features like the LCD backlight and magnetic strap. Most importantly, it is a TRMS meter and reads Inrush current, as we discussed above. Those are the two primary advantages of picking up the SC440, and they are important ones. The Fieldpiece SC460 is a big jump up in features with a lot of smart-features for reporting and wireless app communication; however it relies on the JL2 joblink port and is being largely overtaken by the brand new Fieldpiece SC480, which connects directly to a smart device App. So let's take a look at the Fieldpiece SC480, the powerhouse choice in the SC4xx series. The SC480 reads everything discussed thus far plus it reads Power in kW, is TRMS and features a Low-Pass filter for accurate readings on variable frequency drives, checks 3 phase motor rotation, has Molex tipped leads for reaching into power connectors, and is safety rated to CAT IV-600V. Honestly, it blows the rest of the series out of the water and, most importantly for the modern job site, reports all this info back directly to a mobile app that can generate and print reports. Professionals working on mini-splits or even larger commercial units will want to consider this unit as the best investment in the series.