BLUE SEA 8110 Mini Clamp Multimeter - AC/DC

BLUE SEA 8110 Mini Clamp Multimeter - AC/DC

Part #: 8110

A digital multimeter is the number one troubleshooting tool for your boat's electrical system. Even if you don't know how to use one, you should have one on board. If you are stuck in a remote location, a technician can walk you through a possible solution with a few key readings.

Compact and feature-rich AC/DC multimeter simplifies diagnosis of marine electrical problems and features True RMS for accurate measurement of inverter output.

Blue Sea Systems’ Mini Clamp Multimeter PN 8110 is a

A digital multimeter is the number one troubleshooting tool for your boat's electrical system. Even if you don't know how to use one, you should have one on board. If you are stuck in a remote location, a technician can walk you through a possible solution with a few key readings.

Compact and feature-rich AC/DC multimeter simplifies diagnosis of marine electrical problems and features True RMS for accurate measurement of inverter output.

Blue Sea Systems’ Mini Clamp Multimeter PN 8110 is a complete multi-function meter that can help boaters troubleshoot AC and DC systems and make routine safety checks. The Mini Clamp Multimeter’s compact size means that it fits easily in toolboxes, and its capabilities make it ideal for common onboard measurements. It can measure:

AC Amperes (Current) 0.01–400 Amps
AC/DC Voltage 0.001–600 Volts
DC Amperes (Current) 0.01–400 Amps
Resistance / Continuity 0.1–40MΩ (with alarm)

Here are some of the practical uses for this meter:

  • Check alternator, solar panels, or wind generator for correct voltage and amperage output. The clamp feature makes checking amperage easy, with no need to disturb the circuit or contact live terminals.
  • Check generator output voltage, and check for voltage drop between the generator and AC panel.
  • Check inverter output voltage. Since the Blue Sea Systems Mini Clamp Multimeter gives a True RMS AC measurement for all symmetric waveforms, it can accurately measure inverter output. An average-responding meter will exhibit substantial errors on the low side, misrepresenting correct functional behavior.
  • Check AC and DC current flow through loads. Measure current draw of active loads and determine if loads may exceed available power. Avoid overloading distribution panels.
  • Track current feeding and returning to/from loads in poorly marked conductors.
  • Check battery banks. Measure the current flow to and from paralleled batteries to assure that they are being charged and discharged equally.
  • Check for current leakage. When clamped around cables which include both the hot and neutral wires, there should be no current reading. If a significant current reading exists, it indicates a fault condition. Using the clamp feature around a shore power cord can reveal potentially deadly AC current leakage into the water surrounding the boat. See AC Ground Faults, the Boater, and ABYC for a more thorough discussion of these dangers, and learn about Equipment Leakage Circuit Interrupters in Blue Sea Systems power distribution panels.
Specifications
Amperage 0.01-400A AC
0.01-400A DC
Voltage 0.001-600V AC
0.001-600V DC
Low Battery Indicator Yes
Maximum Clamp Size 30mm (1.18 in)
Measurement Resolution 4300 Counts
Operating Elevation up to 2000m above sea level
Operating Humidity Below 80% RH (no condensation)
Operating Temperature Range 0-50C (32-122F)
Range Auto
Resistance/Continuity Alarm 0.1-40MΩ
Sampling Rate Approximately 2 times/second
Weight 0.47lb (0.21 kg)

Manufacturer: Blue Sea Systems

Part #: 8110

Length/Depth: 6 in.

Width: 2 in.

Height: 1 in.

Weight: 0.47 lbs.

Type: AC/DC

Ammeter: Yes

Voltmeter: Yes

Multi-function Meter: Yes

Weatherproof: No

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