Conrad Electronic introduced the Voltcraft VC-330 AC/DC True-RMS clamp meter, which targets both hobbyist and electrical professionals and features state-of-the-art ergonomic technology and represents excellent value for money. Voltcraft is a leading manufacturer of high-quality test and measurement equipment, power supplies and charging technology. The brand represents high-quality test and measurement technology available at a low cost.
Ideal for all professional applications up to 600V, the CATIII-rated VC-330 is an ultra-compact entry-level clamp meter that enables non-contact current readings and makes the separation of circuits completely unnecessary, as well as delivering additional multimeter functions. These functions include standard measurements for AC and DC voltage, DC current and resistance, as well as offering diode and acoustic continuity testing. Other features include a low-battery indicator and a test capability for 1.5V and 9V batteries.
Importantly, the clamp meter enables both non-contact AC and DC readings. This means that users can take current readings without the need to switch off systems and separate power circuits, thereby preventing downtime in automation and machine maintenance applications, for example.
The unit’s True-RMS measurement capability enables the reading of asymmetrical voltage and current waveforms other than a classic sinewave. These types of asymmetric voltage waveforms are very common in various types of dimmers, speed limiters, synchronized switches, pulse-type chargers, or scale-model speed controllers. In these kinds of applications, conventional meters that display average readings can be prone to large measurement errors. In addition, the VC-330 is calibrated according to Voltcraft’s Quality Assurance standards, which ensures highly accurate readings and compliance with the specified tolerance limits.
The shock-proof device features a composite enclosure that includes a protective rubber layer, which provides a high level of grip for the user. The VC-330 is supplied with a 9V battery, test leads and user manual. Voltcraft also provides a three-year warranty and customer support.