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Fluke

June 22, 2018

The first four- and two-channel scopes built for CAT IV industrial environments

Extend your arsenal of troubleshooting capabilities by visually inspecting signals amplitude, time, shape and disturbance or distortion characteristics.

- The Fluke 190 series combines the power of a high performance oscilloscope, multimeter and paperless recorder in an easy to use test tool you will come to rely on in the field.

Fluke 190 Series II - 20 years of ScopeMeter® Test Tool Innovation.

As the first two and four-channel portable scopes safety rated CAT III 1000V / CAT IV 600V, the Fluke ScopeMeter® 190 Series II combines an unprecedented level of performance, ruggedness, and portability. You can choose from 60MHz, 100MHz, 200MHz or 500MHz bandwidth models, with real-time sampling rates up to 5 GS/s and 200 ps resolution to capture noise and other disturbances. All models feature deep memory—up to 10,000 samples per channel— so you can examine very small parts of the waveform in detail. And all models are IP-51 rated to withstand dust, drips, humidity, and wide temperature variations. Fluke ScopeMeter test tools are hand-held battery operated, designed to meet the demands of field service professionals.

 

See More, Fix More with the Two and Four-Channel CAT IV Rated Fluke ScopeMeter 190 Series II

The Fluke ScopeMeter 190 Series II combines the highest safety ratings and rugged portability with the high performance of a bench oscilloscope. Designed for plant maintenance engineers and technicians, these tough ScopeMeter test tools go into harsh, dirty, and hazardous industrial conditions to test everything from microelectronics to power electronics applications.

The 190 Series II is the one test tool you will reach for to tackle just about any troubleshooting task. They include a multimeter, TrendPlot™ and ScopeRecord™ roll paperless recorder modes and hands free operation with Connect-and-View™ triggering, and much more:

  • Two or four electrically isolated inputs
  • CAT III 1000V / CAT IV 600V safety rated
  • Choose from 60 MHz, 100MHz, 200MHz or 500MHz bandwidth models
  • Fast sampling rate, up to 5GS/s with up to 200 ps resolution (Depending on model and channels used)
  • Deep memory: 10,000 samples per channel waveform capture so you can zoom in on the details
  • Dedicated 5000 Count digital multimeter in two-channel models
  • Four meter measurements via scope BNC inputs in four-channel models
  • Connect-and-View™ continuous auto-trigger, single shot, pulse width, and video triggering
  • ScopeRecord roll mode, capture waveform sample data for up to 48 hours
  • TrendPlot, trend measurement readings for up to 22 days
  • Advanced automatic measurements, power (Vpwm, VA, W, PF) and time (mAs, V/s, w/s)
  • IP-51 rated for dust and drip proof to withstand harsh environments
  • Isolated USB ports for memory devices and PC connectivity
  • Li-Ion battery for extended operating timespan:
    • 190-X04, four-channel models up to 7 hour (BP291 included standard)
    • 190-X02, two-channel models up to 4 hours (BP290 included standard) or up to 8 hour with optional BP291
    • Charge spare battery using optional external battery charger EBC290
  • Easy-access battery door to make it easy to swap batteries
  • A handy slot to tether and lock down the oscilloscope while unattended using a standard Kensington® lock

For more information HERE

 

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What is cloud computing?

Cloud computing is the on-demand delivery of compute power, database storage, and applications via the Internet with pay-as-you-go or subscription-based pricing. Cloud computing means that instead of all the computer hardware, software, and data that you are using sitting somewhere inside your company’s network, it’s provided and managed for you as a service by another company and you access it over the Internet. 

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