Product Comparison: Fluke 115 vs Fluke 117


General Specifications
Brand
Fluke
Fluke
Model
115
117
Origin
China
China
About the Product
For general purpose electrical and electronic test requirements, the Fluke 115 True RMS digital multimeter provides the perfect answer. Its simple, one-handed operation and compact design meets the needs of a wide variety of field service technicians. It measures True RMS voltage and current with 6000 count resolution as well as resistance, continuity, frequency and capacitance for quick verifications.
Designed by electricians and engineered by Fluke, the Fluke 117 is a compact True-RMS meter for demanding applications like commercial buildings, hospitals, and schools. With its integrated non-contact voltage detection, Auto Volts and LoZ functions that help prevent false readings caused by ghost voltage, the Fluke 117 is a great choice for electricians. In fact, users around the world have said their 117 is an investment in accuracy. The Fluke 117 provides Min/Max/Average readings and measures frequency and capacitance. Plus, its easy-to-use interface can save you time and enable you to move from job to job more quickly.
Key Specs
Max. AC Measurement
600 V
600 V
Measurement Type
Contact
Contact
Max. AC Current
10 A
10 A
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Fluke 115 Digital Multimeter with True-RMS
  • I'm a Tv repair technician and my Fluke 115 goes with me everywhere. It's durable and accurate with a nice large easy to see digital readout. It's paid for itself for what it does for me saving me valuable time in the field.
  • Bought it a year ago and couldn't be happier with it. works great, its very responsive and very durable! I use it at work for all the machines but also take it home and wire fixtures, lights, outlets. its just a great product.
  • This is a great digital multimeter. I am a master mechanic and at home also use it for some home. So it works great for DC and AC.
  • Oh, it's only electricity, so close enough is fine. Ummm, not for me. This instrument follows the line of Fluke products and that means it is great.
  • I'm an electrician and I've worked on diesel-electric locomotives which have a dizzying combination of AC/DC as well as hydro-electric generation which is mostly AC.
Fluke 117 Electricians True RMS Multimeter
  • The meter feels solid and robust in the hands and not easily damaged. The non-contact voltage sensor is very sensitive, especially when set to "HI", which makes it ideal when checking for electrical wires inside of walls.
  • However for 95% of the work our electro-mech techs are doing in a 18 acre production factory, this meter fits the bill, and it's smaller, lighter, cheaper, and better display than the 87.
  • I used the non-contact voltage function to detect any wires behind walls before cutting into them since I could follow the wiring starting from the switch and moving backwards - something you cannot do with voltage pens.
  • This meter with the non contact voltage detector has added a higher margin of safety when having to cut into a wall. Knowing that the circuit is live or dead and it's approximate location has made things niche better.
  • The Fluke multimeter comparison on the website is also wrong and missing data. For example, it shows "n/a" under DC and AC current for the 117 which is incorrect. That's just one of many such errors making an already confusing situation more confusing.
Size & Weight
Color
Black/Yellow
Black/Yellow
Height
6.57 in.
6.57 in.
Width
3.31 in.
3.31 in.
Depth
1.82 in.
1.82 in.
Weight
1.2 lbs.
1.2 lbs.
Measurements
Number of Measurement
12
13
Max. DC Current
10 A
10 A
Resistance
6 MΩ
6 MΩ
Max. Frequency
0.05 MHz
0.05 MHz
Accuracy
DC millivolts: 0.5% + 2, DC volts: 0.5% + 2, AC volts True RMS: 1.0% + 3, AC millivolts True RMS: 1.0% + 3, Ohms: 0.9% + 1, Diode test: 0.9% + 2, Lo-Z capacitance: 10% + 2 typical, AC Current: ±(1.5% + 3), DC Current: ±(1.0% + 3), Hz: 0.1% + 2
DC millivolts: 0.5% + 2, DC volts: 0.5% + 2, Auto volts: 2.0% + 3, AC millivolts True RMS: 1.0% + 3, AC volts True RMS: 1.0% + 3, Continuity: < 20 Ω, off > 250 Ω, Ohms: 0.9% + 1, Diode test: 0.9% + 2, Capacitance: 1.9% + 2, Lo-Z capacitance: 10% + 2 typical
What customers say about "Measurements"
Fluke 115 Digital Multimeter with True-RMS
  • This is kind of a big deal for me as an automotive technician since what I'm measuring isn't usually right in front of me and its difficult to always see the screen while I'm contorted and upside down and crammed into some tiny space.
  • If you are going to need to measure currents over 10A you'll need to buy a current probe to hook up to the meter to extend the range that can be measured.
  • After various cheaper meters I really appreciate the solid, repeatable measurements year after year from this meter.
  • A professional meter for electrical measurements. I have had many meters, but none as well made as this one. Big display makes reading it easier.
  • No uA or mA range. With amperes you'll get as low as 0.001A = 1 mA (with an error of +/-4 mA or so).
Fluke 117 Electricians True RMS Multimeter
  • This meter does everything I need. If this meter doesn't do something it's reading milliamps unfortunately. But I break out my 87 for that which I usually use on my more intricate stuff anyway. The 117 is the 10-in-1 screwdriver of meters for me.
  • It features AC & DC current measurement to 10A however it lacks a mA and uA range since this is an electrician's meter, not an electronics meter. Two more modes it offers are “volt alert” and a LoZ voltage measurement.
  • That's not such a big deal if you're taking measurements from a clean / pure sine wave source, but if it's a distorted waveform or not a sine wave (such as a measurement on a modified sine wave AC inverter), your measurement can be off quite a bit on non-RMS meter.
  • The capacitance tester is decent enough. Accuracy isn't too bad for it and its measurement range goes down to 1 nF.
  • It reads accurately, measure what you need to measure, and has a user friendly layout.
Features
Type of Range Selection
Dial
Dial
Display
Digital
Digital
Functionality
DC millivolts, DC volts, Auto volts, AC millivolts, AC volts, Continuity, Ohms, Diode Test, Capacitance, Lo-Z Capacitance, DC amps, Hz (V or A input)
DC millivolts, DC volts, Auto volts, AC millivolts, AC volts, Continuity, Ohms, Diode Test, Capacitance, Lo-Z Capacitance
Safety
CAT III 600 V
CAT III 600 V
Extras
Provides Min/Max/Average with elapsed time to record signal fluctuations, Comes with a holster with probe holders for easy storage, Features a compact ergonomic design for one-handed operation, Fits into optional ToolPak™ magnetic hanger for hands-free operation
Provides Min/Max/Average with elapsed time to record signal fluctuations, Comes with an holster with probe holders for easy storage, Features compact ergonomic design for one-handed operation, Fits into optional ToolPak™ magnetic hanger for hands-free operation, A large white LED backlight to improve measurement visibility in poorly lit areas, VoltAlert™ technology for fast, go/no go non-contact voltage detection, AutoVolt and low input impedance modes to provide faster, more accurate readings
What customers say about "Features"
Fluke 115 Digital Multimeter with True-RMS
  • Many great features also. I really love the backlighting, you don't find that on a lot of DMM's. We'll with the money and far more accurate than any other brand including Matco and Craftsman. A must have for any tech
  • A professional meter for electrical measurements. I have had many meters, but none as well made as this one. Big display makes reading it easier.
  • It is well sized, the leads are great, the case is pro, and you need to be good to yourself and get this.
  • Has all of the major features that are expected and needed for a good DMM plus a few extras such as a display light. I disagree with a few of the draw backs that I have read here.
  • Compared to more expensive Flukes, accuracy is about the same, just fewer features. Compared to cheaper meters, I don't know - Fluke has never let me down and I will continue to buy their products.
Fluke 117 Electricians True RMS Multimeter
  • The large 6,000 count display makes the meter easy-to-read and understand; as long as you are looking directly at the screen. My only (minor) complaint is if the screen is looked at - even slightly - from above, the digits disappear, but for me this is only a minor inconvenience.
  • Solid multimeter for everyday use by an electrician. Large display is easy to read. Easy to select functions even with gloves on using the large dial. Ready to roll right out of the package and continues to out perform day after day..
  • The large selector switch knob makes it easy to use while wearing rubber gloves. The display has large white LED backlit with large digits. It is easy to read in dark locations.
  • Looking for a high quality multimeter I purchased a Fluke 117 True RMS unit, not only is it high quality, but it is very easy to use, the meter is very accurate, and the unit stays where you put it, excellent design, functions, a True Multimeter.
  • Large white LED backlit display/larger digits – Easier to read in dark locations. Automatic AC/DC voltage selection Prevents false reading from ghost voltage Strong magnet and protective casing of the meter
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications
CE, UL, CSA
UL, CSA, CE
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
3 year(s)
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