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Fieldpiece SC52
Dual Display Mini Clamp Meter for HVAC/R
See: SC45

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  • Amps and Volts at the Same Time
  • New Dual-Display
  • Non-contact voltage down to 24VAC for thermostats
  • Volts, Amps, Ohms
  • Microamps DC
  • Diode Test
  • Auto Off
  • Continuity
  • Rugged ABS case
  • Ergonomic shape fits naturally in your hand
  • Auto power-off (APO) to conserve battery life
  • Compact - under 8" tall

Read amps and volts at the same time with the Fieldpiece SC52 Dual-Display Mini Clamp Meter for HVAC/R. Measure any other range on the Fieldpiece SC-52 Clamp meter simultaneously with an amp measurement. The Fieldpiece SC 52 is compact measuring only about 8-inches, easy to use and includes many of the ranges you use everyday during HVAC/R field service. The Fieldpiece SC52 Dual-Display Mini Clamp Meter includes the ranges for flame diode rectification and a diode test for checking circuits, as well as built-in safety features like non-contact voltage, a hold button and a continuity tester with audible alarm.

The Fieldpiece SC52 has features and benefits that rival many full-size clamp-on multimeters it also has safety features to help protect you during field service. The built-in non-contact voltage sensor (NCV) sensor tells you if a line is hot or not before you work on it. The continuity beeper tells you if a circuit is open or closed. The hold button on the side of the Fieldpiece SC 52 allows you to concentrate on the test point, hold the reading and then look at the display after you’ve disconnected. Safer, a dual-display for faster testing, flame rectification and other HVAC/R ranges, all in a compact meter - it all makes the Fieldpiece SC52 a solid choice for field service technicians.


Features and Benefits

The Fieldpiece SC52 Dual Display Mini Clamp Meter for HVAC/R is unique addition to any tool kit. Not because the Fieldpiece SC52 has a dual-display, but in the fact that it has a dual-display and it was made for the work you do, the way you do it. The Fieldpiece SC52 Clamp Meter includes features and benefits for HVAC/R that really stand out:

The Fieldpiece SC52's display allows you to read amperage while testing any other function on the dial. More tests at one time means the job gets done right and the job gets done faster.

Non-contact Voltage
With the NCV tab on the tip of the clamp close to an AC voltage, press and hold the NCV button. The NCV LED will light with an analog feel and the beeper will beep. The closer you get to AC voltage, the louder the beep. The NCV function is sensitive enough to detect 24VAC on thermostats (24V to 600V, 50Hz to 60Hz).

Using the attached amp clamp of the Fieldpiece SC52, read 0-400 amps directly on your meter with 0.1 resolution.

Microamps DC - Flame Rectification Tests
The most common ‘no heat” call has to do with a malfunctioning flame sensing diode. Simply turn the Fieldpiece SC52 Clamp Meter to microamps DC, hook up, and see if the flame sensing rod is functioning properly.

Wire Grabbing Jaw
The amp clamp is shaped like a jaw to make grabbing a single wire easy using only one hand.

The HOLD button is easily pressed with the thumb while holding the mini clamp meter naturally in the user's hand. The Fieldpiece SC-46 holds any reading so the user can concentrate on the test points and look at the LCD after being disconnected.

Fieldpiece SC52 Dial Settings/Ranges

The Fieldpiece SC52 is an auto ranging DMM that with a dedicated amp clamp and display, as well as a display for the rest of the ranges on the meter. When the user selects a range and hook up to the circuit, the Fieldpiece SC52’s bottom display automatically includes symbols or proper decimal places for the range you are testing. If the user is out of the given range of the Fieldpiece SC-52, the user will receive and "OL" message. The push button non-contact voltage feature allows the user to determine whether a line is hot or not right on the meter.

Selecting Ranges
The following is a look at all of the functions found the Fieldpiece SC52 Dual Display DMM for HVAC/R. For DC voltage, set the meter to the VDC parameter instead of VAC.

AC Volts (50Hz - 500Hz)
Ranges: 4V, 40V, 400V, 600V
Resolution: 1mV
Accuracy: ±(1.2% rdg + 5 dgts)
±(1.5% rdg + 5 dgts) on 600V range
Input impedance: 4V = 10MΩ
40V~600V = 9.1MΩ
Minimum test time for stable reading: 2 seconds
DC Volts
Ranges: 4V, 40V, 400V, 600V
Resolution: 1mV
Accuracy: ±(0.5% rdg + 2 dgt)
Input impedance: 4V = 10MΩ
40V~600V = 9.1MΩ
AC Current (50Hz - 60Hz)
Ranges: 40A, 400A
Resolution: 0.01A
Accuracy: ±(2.0% rdg + 6 dgts)
Ranges: 400Ω
Audible indication: Less than 25Ω
Response time: 500ms
Diode Test
Test current: 1.2mA (approximate)
Resolution: 10mV
Accuracy: ±(3.0% rdg + 3 dgts)
Audible indication: Less than 0.25V
Open circuit volts: 3.0VDC typical
Overload Protection
Resistance: 500VDC or AC RMS
Continuity: 500VDC or AC RMS
Diode: 500VDC or AC RMS
μADC: 500VDC or AC RMS
Physical Specifications
Display: 3 3/4 digit liquid crystal display (LCD) with a maximum reading of 3999.
Overrange: "OL" or "-OL" mark indication.
Auto power off: 10 minutes
Operating environment: 32 to 122°F (0 to 50°C) at <70% R.H.
Storage temperature: -4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C), 0 to 80% R.H. with battery removed.
Accuracy: Specifications good in ambient conditions of 74°F ±8°F (23°C ±4°C), >75% relative humidity.
Temperature coefficient: 0.1×(specified accuracy) per °F/°C; 32 to 66°F (0 to 19°C); 82 to 122°F(28 to 50°C).
Altitude: 6561.7 feet (2000m).
Jaw opening capability: 30mm (diameter) conductor
Power: Three lithium-ion CR2032 3V batteries
Battery life: 100 hours typical for lithium-ion on AAC (top display), 75 hours typical for lithium-ion on dial functions (bottom display).
Safety: IEC/EN 61010-1 (UL61010-1) CATIII 600V and IEC/EN 61010-2-032 (UL61010-2-032) CATIII 300V, class II and pollution degree 2 indoor use comply with CE, C-tick certified.
Ordering Information
Model Description Buy Online Price
SC52 Fieldpiece SC52 Dual Display Mini Clamp Meter for HVAC/R Discontinued
See: SC45
Included Accessories
  • 1 - Vinyl Test Leads
  • 1 - Mini Clamp-On Meter Case (ACH4)
  • 2 - 1.5V "AAA" batteries (installed)
  • 1 - Operator’s manual
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