The CM100 low current clamp meter is designed to accurately measure current, current leaks (parasitic draws down to 1mA) and electrical loads from 1mA to 100 amp AC/DC and voltages from 0 to 600 AC/DC. The CM100 can be used on electric motors, fuel pumps, charging systems, electrical circuits, etc.
The small diameter (½ inch or 13mm) and narrow jaw makes it ideal for use in confined spaces and on small gauge wires. Other features include up to 600 volt AC/DC voltage, resistance measurement functions, audible continuity test, display hold and peak detector.
This product can expose you to chemicals including Styrene, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Bisphenol A (BPA), which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
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The CM600 is calibrated before shipping from our factory, but it may need to be re-calibrated from time to time depending on your requirements. If you need to have your CM600 re-calibrated, this procedure can be performed by any properly equipped calibration lab of your preference. Please ask them contact us directly at email@example.com for calibration instructions.
CM100/600/1000: line splitter
Unfortunately we do not offer a line splitter at this time, but any standard line splitter should work with our CM600.
CM100/600/1000: current clamp
To measure electrical currents with any accuracy, the clamp has to be completely closed. Clamp meters are calibrated with a closed clamp, otherwise the measurements will vary widely according to the gap, and in some cases it may not be able to measure a current at all.
CM100: analog output signal characteristics
The CM100 provides an analog output voltage through the positive and negative socket connectors when set to measure current DCA. This output voltage is proportional to the DC + AC components of the current being measured, and has a ratio of 10 mV/A and a 10 KHz bandwidth limit. Note: All measurement errors for the instrument apply to this voltage output as well.
CM100: amp reading problems
The two most common solutions for when you are not getting current clamp meter readings:
1- Make sure that there is a current present in the wire or cable being measured,.
2- When measuring currents, only one conductor should be placed inside the CM100’s jaw. If the current clamp meter jaw is placed on a power extension cable, appliance power cord, etc., the magnetic field from the live wire cancels with the one from the return or ground wire, causing the CM100 to show “0” (please refer to the CM100 User’s Manual)
If you are having problems with your CM100, (e.g. getting stuck in power up self-test mode) you can try the following procedure to reset the CM100:
1- Open the CM100 and remove both batteries.
2- Wait 10 to 15 min, and then replace the batteries with new ones.
The above procedure will reset the electronic circuit, and likely solve the issue.