Product Comparison: Fluke 17B+ vs Fluke 15B+


General Specifications
Brand
Fluke
Fluke
Model
17B+
15B+
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Your job requires that you have a rugged, reliable and accurate digital multimeter. The Fluke 17B+ digital multimeter does all that and more. Common basic electrical measurements plus temperature, frequency and duty cycle. Easy to use with one hand, even with gloves on, the Fluke 17B+ offers everything you need.
Your job requires that you have a rugged, reliable and accurate digital multimeter. The Fluke 15B+ digital multimeter does all that and more. Easy to use with one hand, even with gloves on, the Fluke 15B+ offers everything you need.
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 17B+ Digital Multimeter
  • I love this Fluke and also bought AMD inductor test clip probe tweezers for resistor millimeter capacitor millimeter capacitor (type 1) which can get into places test probes of a meter can't.
  • Overall very good build quality. Feels very sturdy. Haven't dropped it yet but I'm not worried if I do. Much slower to show readings than I was lead to believe Flukes to be.
  • I don't know what the one star people are talking about maybe their just idiots but I had a Fluke 87 and this 17B+ works every bit as good as that one.
  • Good quality meter as you would expect from Fluke. Not the same accuracy as the high end models, but for a home user this beats the hardware store offers
  • Feels very solid and good quality as expected for a Fluke. A little bit slower in Continuity mode but perfect for most people who want a good Multi for little Money
Fluke 15B+ Auto Range Digital Probe Multimeter
  • Cheap and cheerful and really only used to test resistance to ground and continuity before working on the home server rig. I'm definitely not using this anywhere near pro level but if you want a good brand tool that's going to get the job done then this is an excellent buy.
  • Great basic DVM, I do quite a bit of re-capping of old amplifiers and CD Players and this comes in handy for testing lower capacitance values, resistors and amplifier bias adjustment. Built like a fluke and fairly robust and more importantly, accurate for its price point.
  • Good solid Fluke quality. Entry level DMM but ideal for fault finding and for work on low voltage.
  • Well within spec great calibration and built like a tank. Typical high quality Fluke meter
Size & Weight
Color
Black/Yellow
Black/Yellow
Height
7.2 in.
7.2 in.
Width
3.58 in.
3.58 in.
Depth
1.93 in.
1.95 in.
Weight
1 lbs.
1 lbs.
Measurements
Number of Measurement
12
16
Max. DC Current
10 A
10 A
Resistance
40 MΩ
40 MΩ
Max. Frequency
0.1 MHz
Max. Temperature
752 °F
Accuracy
AC volts: 1.0% + 3, DC volts: 0.5% + 3, AC millivolts: 3.0% + 3, DC millivolts: 1.0% + 10, Diode test: 10%, Resistance: 0.5% + 3, Capacitance: 2% + 5, Frequency: 0.1% + 3, AC current: 1.5% + 3, DC current: 1.5% + 3, Temperature: 2% ±1 °C
AC volts: 1.0% + 3, DC volts: 0.5% + 3, AC millivolts: 3.0% + 3, DC millivolts: 1.0% + 10, Diode test: 10%, Resistance: 0.5% + 3, Capacitance: 2% + 5, AC current: 1.5% + 3, DC current: 1.5% + 3
What customers say about "Measurements"
Fluke 17B+ Digital Multimeter
  • I really like this meter alot.It has a large display and does a great job of reading all the measurements.
  • Fluke accuracy ratings tend to be conservative. The 87V is very accurate, and exceeds the accuracy of the 17b+. But user experience suggests that the 17b+ will usually outperform its listed accuracy ratings, and that’s been my experience with the 17b+ I have.
  • Voltage takes 1-3 seconds to show a true reading and resistance takes 3-6 seconds. I use this for only 12v systems as a car electronics installer. Mostly DC, resistance, current, and continuity checks with some AC for speaker wire.
Fluke 15B+ Auto Range Digital Probe Multimeter
  • The measurements are very precise, very necessary electronics. I bought and universal test samples leads in but it was not necessary, there is bundled with the device.
  • Reliable, accuracy of measurements, big liquid crystal display, convenience of use
  • Very professional and accuracy multimeter
Features
Type of Range Selection
Dial
Dial
Display
Digital
Digital
Functionality
AC volts, DC volts, AC millivolts, DC millivolts, Diode Test, Resistance, Capacitance, Frequency, Duty cycle, AC Current, DC Current, Temperature
AC volts, DC volts, AC millivolts, DC millivolts, Resistance, Capacitance, AC Current, DC Current, Diode Test
Safety
CAT III 600 V
CAT III 600 V
Extras
50% bigger display with bright white backlight, Over-voltage indicator, Frequency and temperature measurement, Voltage, resistance, continuity, capacitance, Input terminal for ac and dc current measurements to 10 A current, Diode test, data hold
50% bigger display with bright white backlight, Voltage, resistance, continuity, capacitance, Input terminal for ac and dc current measurements to 10 A current, Diode test, data hold
What customers say about "Features"
Fluke 17B+ Digital Multimeter
  • Fluke and tweezers are sold by different manufactures but they seem to made for each other. I highly recommend both.
  • This is a good meter. My only wish is that the backlight was a little brighter. Would recommend it being a fluke. A little pricey but very accurate readings.
  • Lots of features, quality Fluke meter for the price.
  • Chinese litterature but I knew that going in. Manuals are available online going in however chances are if your buying this you already know how to use the functions your buying it for. If not like I said they are available going in.
Fluke 15B+ Auto Range Digital Probe Multimeter
  • This is not a knock off, it is a real Fluke meter. It has the same look and feel as much more expensive Fluke equipment. Nice gray finish with a the standard Fluke yellow rubber case with an integrated "easel" stand.
  • Product was as described and it is a great DMM for an Automotive Tech like myself. Only complaint was it was a little dusty when arrived, but is calibrated perfectly.
  • The LCD screen is nice and big and easy to read. The backlight is bright and makes it easy to see the display in dark areas.
  • Usefull, excellent tool with high quality contruction.
  • Thought it might have been a bit flimsy because of the price but it feels just as solid as the industrial types.
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications
CE, UL
UL, CE
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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