Product Comparison: Fluke 177 vs Fluke 179/EDA2


General Specifications
Brand
Fluke
Fluke
Model
177
179/EDA2
Origin
USA
USA
About the Product
With its precision, reliability, and ease of use, the Fluke 177 Digital Multimeter is the preferred solution for professional technicians worldwide. Independently tested for safe use in CAT IV 600 V/CAT III 1000 V environments, the Fluke 177 Includes all the features you need to troubleshoot and repair many problems in electrical and electronic systems.
We know industrial electricians work in tough environments, that's why we have kitted our Fluke 179 True RMS digital multimeter with industrial strength test lead probe kit in a compact lightweight soft case. This kit includes AC220 SureGrip™, Alligator Clips TP220 SureGrip™, Test Probes, TL224 SureGrip™, Silicone Test Leads and ToolPak, magnetic meter-hanger backed by a limited lifetime warranty on the multimeter, and 1-year on all accessories.
Key Specs
Max. AC Measurement
1000 V
1000 V
Measurement Type
Contact
Contact
Max. AC Current
10 A
10 A
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Fluke 177 with NIST Calibration
  • I have had a Fluke 179 meter for a sevral years. It the most rugged meter I have used. It is an excelent value when a lower cost meter is required.
  • I restore antique tube type radios and it fits my needs perfectly. Didn't think I'd use the thermometer function but needed to know how hot a couple of resistors were running and that is a very usefull function of this meter.
  • This is an extremely good unit that gives incredibly accurate and reliable information. If you work in service you have got to have a tool that you can rely.
  • The set of functions on this equipment is perfectly suitable for dealing with electrical systems, especially the default AC setting on current measurements.
  • Specifically I wanted a meter with good accuracy and the 0.09% DC volts spec allows me to use the instrument to check up on my other less acurate DMMs
Fluke 179/EDA2 Industrial Electronics Multimeter Combo Kit
  • It has been a solid meter for troubleshooting and rebuilding a few amplifiers and receivers as well as building other misc. AC/DC projects from the ground up.
  • This thing is extremely fast and I have to assume accurate. I use it for home electronics work -- measuring AC and DC current, voltage, continuity, and so forth. The build quality is excellent.
  • The Fluke 179 is an excellent meter and I've used it for serious electronics hobby work for a couple of years now including measuring very high AC / DC voltages and currents. It's extremely accurate, reliable, and has several functions (measurements) it can do very well.
  • I work on large induction power supplies, complex PLC control systems, and general industrial maintenance. This meter covers all these fields and more. I have used it for over 4 years!
  • I have been using this meter for the last couple of years in troubleshooting HVAC units. It has all the desired features for measuring AC and DC voltage, current, frequency, temperature, resistance, and capacitance.
Size & Weight
Color
Black/Yellow
Black/Yellow
Height
7.28 in.
7.28 in.
Width
3.54 in.
3.54 in.
Depth
1.69 in.
1.69 in.
Weight
0.93 lbs.
0.93 lbs.
Measurements
Number of Measurement
7
8
Max. DC Current
10 A
10 A
Resistance
50 MΩ
50 MΩ
Max. Frequency
0.1 MHz
0.1 MHz
Accuracy
DC Volts: ±(0.09% + 2), AC Volts: ±(1.0% + 3), DC Current: ±(1.0% + 3), AC Current: ±(1.5% + 3), Resistance: ±(0.9% + 1), Capacitance: ±(1.2% + 2), Frequency: ±(0.1% + 1)
DC Volts: ±(0.09% + 2), AC Volts: ±(1.0% + 3), DC Current: ±(1.0% + 3), AC Current: ±(1.5% + 3), Resistance: ±(0.9% + 1), Capacitance: ±(1.2% + 2), Frequency: ±(0.1% + 1), Temperature: ±(1.0% + 10)
Max. Temperature
752 °F
What customers say about "Measurements"
Fluke 177 with NIST Calibration
  • Back-lit large display is easy to read even in dark test areas and the analog bar graph adds accuracy when monitoring measurement changes. VoltAlert - a non-contact voltage detection feature is very helpful.
  • My meter is used for many things ranging from troubleshooting basic electronics, house wiring, lighting, and working on RVs. I am very pleased with it.
  • I purchased 2 Fluke 177's for our shop at work. They are light weight, portable, and accurate. They are rugged enough to stand up to the demands of our heavy industrial facility.
  • This is the first meter I go to when I am diagnosing an electrical problem, Wether it is testing a fuse, measuring current (AC DC) or checking miliamps this meter has it all, And durable!
  • Besides the typical uses for it (DC voltage and Current), I also work on developing blower and the "hz" function is extremely useful for monitoring the tachometer output
Fluke 179/EDA2 Industrial Electronics Multimeter Combo Kit
  • I highly recommend this model. Helps me on my day to day basis with my current job diagnosing alarm systems as well as 66 blocks. Works well for high and low voltage applications.
  • The model 179 has proven to be a real workhorse in our lab for trouble shooting along with test setups. used by lab tech and engineers along with our skilled trades.
  • The 179 is rugged. reliable and holds calibration better that any other competitors meters. We have tried competitors maters but have always come back to the Fluke line of equipment. In short you get what you pay for.
  • Also love the very accurate ohms setting. Also use the DC amp option checking parasitic draws. And the meter is very accurate and works very well for fixing electronics at night.
  • I do guitar amplifier repair, and this is the perfect meter, fast, reliable, accurate, feature-rich. Everything I need in one package.
Features
Type of Range Selection
Dial
Dial
Display
Digital
Digital
Functionality
DC Voltage, AC Voltage, DC Current, AC Current, Resistance, Capacitance, Frequency
Frequency, AC Current, DC Current, Resistance, Capacitance, Temperature, AC Voltage, DC Voltage
Safety
CAT III 1000V, CAT IV 600V
CAT III 1000V, CAT IV 600V
Extras
Features digital display with backlight for working in dim lighting, Allows closed case calibration through front panel, Features an ergonomic case with integrated protective holster, Limited lifetime warranty
Manual and automatic ranging, Display Hold and Auto Hold, Min/Max/Average recording, Ergonomic case with integrated protective holster, Limited lifetime warranty
What customers say about "Features"
Fluke 177 with NIST Calibration
  • I purchased 2 Fluke 177's for our shop at work. They are light weight, portable, and accurate. They are rugged enough to stand up to the demands of our heavy industrial facility. It is nice to see a high quality product with a quality warranty still available in a world of disposable tools.
  • This is the first meter I go to when I am diagnosing an electrical problem, Wether it is testing a fuse, measuring current (AC DC) or checking miliamps this meter has it all, And durable! Have dropped it a few times with no damage
  • Besides the typical uses for it (DC voltage and Current), I also work on developing blower and the "hz" function is extremely useful for monitoring the tachometer output (square wave function, freq corresponds to blower rpm)
  • I bought the 177 about 1.5 years ago at the beginning of my sophomore year in an electrical engineering program, let me tell you, this thing has never missed a beat and is always on the money. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone looking for a quality meter.
  • This multimeter is robust and does the job! Its ease of use and big display make it a breeze to use. We have about 6 of these at our facility. Hasn't died on us yet.
Fluke 179/EDA2 Industrial Electronics Multimeter Combo Kit
  • I've had my 179 for about a month now and I will say that compared to the fieldpiece I had, this is the Cadillac of meters. So easy to use and read.
  • buying 179 totally worth it. In my diagnosis I never question the reading and speed and accuracy of this meter saves a lot of time.
  • I work as a systems control technician and i have to say this meter is both user friendly and very reliable. I primarily use this meter on Automation controls to trouble shoot and perform point to point inspections on hvac controls.
  • This meter replaced my perfectly working 112, which now stays home for trouble shooting around the house while my 179 goes to the job and puts money in my pocket.
  • I was up and using it within minutes of taking it out of the box. It has all the features I need and work, around the house, and with my hobby electronics.
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications
UL, CSA, TÜV listed and VDE Pending
UL, CSA, TÜV listed and VDE Pending
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