Fluke 179 Digital Multimeter



  • True RMS voltage and current measurement
  • Temperature measurement with probe
  • Resistance, capacitance, frequency and continuity
  • 200 hour battery life (without backlight)
  • Fluke ruggedness and reliability 
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The Fluke 179 Digital Multimeter

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The Fluke 179 is the complete True RMS multimeter, its vast number of features making repairing/maintaining any electric system quick and easy. With all these features crammed into the instrument, Fluke could be forgiven for making a convoluted tester that is difficult to navigate, however Fluke's 179 multimeter has a simple function dial layout with an easy to follow menu system.

The main thing that separates the 179 from the previous 175 and 177 is the in-built thermometer (K-Type adaptor and probe included). This can help to prevent overheating issues in components or be used in numerous HVAC situations. The multimeter can measure AC/DC Voltage, AC/DC Current, resistance, capacitance, frequency and continuity. The unit also has an average battery life of 200 hours (without backlight).

Coupled with all these measurement capabilities are features like the MIN/MAX average, display hold and auto hold, and the manual and automatic ranging that make your work more efficient. The Fluke 179 also includes a responsive analogue bar graph to help clearly identify signal fluctuations during testing.

As with all Fluke testers, safety is the number one priority. The Fluke 179 is independently tested for safe use in CAT III 1000 V, CAT IV 600 V environments.

Fluke 170 series comparison

  175 177 179
True-RMS measurements AC AC AC
Digital display counts, 4 times per second 6000 6000 6000
Display Backlight  
Analog bargraph / segments, updates 40 times per second   33-segments    33-segments    33-segments 
Auto and Manual ranging
Display Hold and AutoHOLD®
Min-Max-Average recording mode with Min/Max Alert
Temperature readings (bead thermocouple probe included)    
Smoothing mode allows filtering of rapidly changing inputs
Audible continuity and diode test
Test lead alert
Unsafe voltage alert warns for voltages above 30V
Low battery indication
Ergonomic case with integrated holster
Easy battery exchange without opening the complete case
Selectable sleep mode preserves battery life


Fluke 179 specification

Max. resolution
Voltage DC 1000V 0.1mV (0.15%+2)
Voltage AC 1000V 0.1mV ±(1.0%+3)
Current DC 10A 0.01mA ±(1.0%+3)
Current AC 10A 0.01mA ±(1.5%+3)
Resistance 50MΩ 0.1Ω ±(0.9%+1)
 Capacitance  10000μF 1nF ±(1.2%+2)
Frequency 100kHz 0.01Hz ±(0.1%+1)
Temperature -40°C/+400°C 0.1°C ±(1.0%+10)


What's included

  • Fluke 179 Digital Multimeter
  • 80BK Temperature Probe
  • Installed 9V battery
  • Test leads and User Manual
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