May 28, 2012

Extech's 2-in-1 Insulation Tester & Multimeter with Wireless Datalogging


Extech Instruments, makers of the best handheld test and measurement tools, announced the new MG300, a true RMS multimeter with built-in insulation resistance tester and the added safety of wireless datastreaming for remote monitoring and datalogging.

By adding insulation testing capabilities to the ubiquitous digital multimeter, electricians are always equipped for insulation testing, helping to make it a more routine part of predictive maintenance with faster troubleshooting and repairs without additional tools.

The rugged and waterproof (IP67-rated) combination meter includes a digital insulation resistance tester (or megohmmeter) with 4 different test voltages for measuring resistance up to 4 GΩ with 0.001MΩ resolution. The full-function, true RMS digital multimeter includes useful extras like duty cycle measurements and milliamp readings for analog 4-20mA current loops in industrial analog process controls.

The CAT-IV-rated meter’s wireless datastreaming enables safer troubleshooting and maintenance on dangerous moving equipment and one-person operation of remote safety switches. Technicians can focus on finding problems by monitoring real-time readings on a laptop or computer screen from safe distances – up to 30 feet away.

The meter comes complete with remote USB receiver, Windows® compatible software, test leads with alligator clips, Type K bead wire temperature probe with adapter, carrying case, and 6 x AA batteries. The MG300 is available with NIST-traceable certification (model MG300-NIST). For users outside North America, the MG302 which transmits data at 433MHz instead of 915MHz is also available. The new meters are available from authorized Extech distributors around the world. To learn more, or to find a distributor, please visit http://www.extech.com/mg300.

About Extech Instruments
Extech Instruments is recognized as the source for the best handheld test and measurement tools worldwide. Founded in 1971, Extech is known for its depth and breadth of innovative testers and meters suited for electrical, HVAC, building/restoration, as well as a host of environmental testers for measurement of sound, light, humidity and other factors. All Extech meters are distributed worldwide through leading representatives, distributors and OEMs. The company is headquartered in Nashua, NH USA and is ISO 9001 2008 certified. Extech is a wholly owned subsidiary of FLIR Systems, Inc.