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Fieldpiece HS26
"The Original"  Stick Digital Multimeter

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  • DC Volts from 0.1mV to 6200V
  • AC Volts from 0.1mV to 600V
  • Test motor run & start capacitors
  • 0.1Ω resolution for "Ohming out" a motor
  • Works with all Fieldpiece accessory heads for accurate measurements
  • Modular Expandability
  • Microamps DC for Flame Diodes
  • 400 AAC Amp Clamp accessory
  • Capacitance
  • Manual Ranging
  • Hi-Voltage & Continuity Alert Indicators
  • Flame rectififier diode test
  • One-Handed / No-hands Testing
  • Standard Safety Features
    • LED and loud beeper warnings.
    • Hi-Voltage warning above 30V.
    • Max & Hold to keep your focus on the test points.
    • Detachable silicone leads/alligator clips for safe one-hand or remote tests in tight spaces.
    • Manual ranging so you think before you hook up.
  • Rugged ABS case with O-ring to block contaminants.
  • Auto power-off (APO) to conserve battery life
  • Manual ranging for safer testing

The Fieldpiece "Original" HS26 Stick MultiMeter is back with the portability, toughness and modular expandability HVAC/R veterans remember. The Fieldpiece HS26 is a slim-shaped, digital multimeter which fits easily in your pocket or on your belt in the included case. The Fieldpiece HS26 Stick meter features most of the electrical parameters you use everyday including microamps DC for flame rectifier diode tests and capacitance for motor-run and motor-start capacitors. It’s a manual ranging meter and features a rugged ABS plastic housing with an O-ring to block contaminants, MAX hold, hi-voltage and continuity LEDs and beepers, and auto power-off (APO) to conserve battery life.

The Fieldpiece HS26 HS26 Digital Stick MultiMeter is smaller, simpler and more rugged than its bigger brothers, and still works with all Fieldpiece accessory heads. All Fieldpiece accessory heads slide on the top, enabling the user to test a wide variety of parameters with one single Fieldpiece HS26 Digital Stick Multimeter. All this plus the removable tip test leads make safe one-handed testing a snap. As with all electrical testing, please read the Operator’s Manual and associated safety practices thoroughly before testing and adhere to industry best practices for safety when testing any current carrying device.

Fieldpiece HS 26 Dial Settings/Ranges

Selecting Ranges
For DC voltage, set the Fieldpiece HS-26 Stick Meter to the VDC parameter instead of VAC. For all ranges choose a range just above the value you expect. If display reads "OL" (overload), select a higher range. If display shows less than three numbers, select a lower range for better resolution.

Features and Benefits

The Fieldpiece Series of HS meter is unlike any other found in HVAC/R. We incorporate a number of safety features, both those you can and can’t see, into our meters. In addition, the HS series accepts modular test instrument accessory heads. The Fieldpiece HS26 is the original stick meter that started the series off. While the basic function of the meter is the same, the Fieldpiece HS Meter Series has been updated since its introduction to include a number of features that make the HVAC/R technicians job easier, better and safer.

Modular Expandability
Modular expandability is the ability for Fieldpiece accessory heads and meters to change configurations to match the various needs of an HVAC/R technician. Accessory heads (the sensors) send a mV signal, which represents the value of the parameter being tested. Heads can attach directly to the top of the Fieldpiece HS26, DL3 data logger, the HG1 and HG2, or EHDL1. The Accessory heads can also plug into any meter with mV ranges using ADLS2 leads with detachable probe tips.

400 AAC Amp Clamp Accessory (Fieldpiece ACH4)
Using the included amp clamp accessory, the Fieldpiece ACH4 400AAC Current Clamp, on the 200 mVAC range allows you to read 0-400 amps directly on your meter with 0.1 resolution, 1.0 resolution on the 2000 mVAC range. Use it with the detachable test leads to remote the amp clamp and test with the blower door closed for more accurate readings.

Microamps DC - Flame rectififier diode test
The Fieldpiece HS26 can be used to measure the Microamps DC for when the flame diode goes out. The first test when you get the familiar "my furnace turns on but then turns off again" call.

The Fieldpiece HS-26 Stick Multi-meter can be used to test motor-start and motor-run capacitors. To use, Disconnect the capacitor from power first, then Short the terminals to discharge the capacitor. To ensure the most accurate reading, Disconnect any resistors that might be between the terminals of the capacitor.

High Voltage and Continuity Indicators
When using the stick Meter, in any VAC/VDC range, when you touch a voltage greater than 30V, the Fieldpiece HS 26 beeper will beep and the red Hi-V LED will blink. The continuity beeper and green LED tell you if the circuit you’re testing is open or closed.

MAX and Data HOLD
  • Press MAX to store highest reading on the display.
  • Press MAX again to return display to real-time reading.
  • Press HOLD to hold current data on the display.

Silicone Leads with Detachable Probe Tips
Because the wire insulation is silicone, the Fieldpiece ADLS2 Deluxe Silicone Test Leads leads will stay flexible in cold weather and will not melt if bumped by a soldering iron. When testing electrical circuits with two hands, there is a risk that a careless mistake may complete a circuit through your body and potentially cause death or injury. Detachable probes tips and the modular design of the Fieldpiece HS26 allows the user to plug V lead tip into the top of the meter, connect an alligator lead tip to COM and ground, and perform a one-hand test more easily than most any meter on the market.

It wasn’t too long ago that the only multimeter you could buy was designed for lab use or an electrician’s meter. However, today HVAC/R technicians can buy the Fieldpiece series of meters with functions and features specifically designed for field use. The Fieldpiece HS-26 is more rugged, convenient, and safe to use in a variety of enviroments. Clips for one-handed testing and Loud BEEPERS and bright LEDS to warn of dangerous voltages, even in noisy environments. The Fieldpiece HS26's Automatic HOLD and MAX so eyes stay focused on the test point.

With Silicone leads and Manual ranging, users are Safe like never before, plus add in the modular expandability of the Fieldpiece HS26 which allows the user to take a truckload of test instruments to the job in just a bag over your shoulder. The features and benefits are the competitive advantages when it comes to the Fieldpiece HS26 Digital Stick Multimeter. Even though it was designed for HVAC/R field service, some electricians tell us it’s what they have in their bag too.

AC Volts (50Hz - 500Hz) Function Specifications
Ranges: 200mV, 2000mV, 200V, 600V
Resolution: 0.1mV
Accuracy: ±(1.2% rdg + 3 dgts)
±(2.0% rdg + 5 dgts) on 600V range
Input impedance: 1MΩ
Overload protection: 600VDC or AC rms, 600VDC/AC rms 15 sec on 200mV range
Transient protection: 6kV for 10μ sec
DC Volts Function Specifications
Ranges: 200mV, 2000mV, 200V
Resolution: 0.1mV
Accuracy: ±(0.5% rdg + 1 dgt)
Input impedance: 1MΩ
Overload protection: 600VDC or AC rms, 600VDC/AC rms 15 sec on 200mV range
Transient protection: 6kV for 10μ sec
DC Current Function Specifications
Ranges: 200 μA
Resolution: 0.1μA
Accuracy: ±( 1.0% rdg + 2 dgts)
Voltage burden: 1V
Overload protection: 500VDC or AC rms
Diode Test Function Specifications
Test current: ~1mA
Accuracy: ±(1.5% rdg + 3 dgts)
Open circuit volts: 3.0VDC typical
Overload protection: 500VDC or AC rms
Continuity Specifications
Audible indication: Less than 100Ω
Visual indication: Green LED will be on continuously
Response time: 100ms
Overload protection: 500VDC or AC rms
Resistance Specifications
Ranges: 200Ω
Resolution: 0.1Ω
Accuracy: ±(1.0% rdg + 3 dgts)
Open circuit volts: 3.0VDC typical
Overload protection: 500VDC or AC rms
Capacitance (MFD) Specifications
Ranges: 200μF
Resolution: 0.1μF
Test frequency: 42Hz
Test voltage: <3.0V
Accuracy: ±(3% rdg + 5 dgts)
Overload protection: 500VDC or AC rms
Physical Specifications
Display: 3 1/2 digit liquid crystal display (LCD) with a maximum reading of 1999.
Overrange: "OL" mark indication.
Auto power off: approx 60 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 73°F ±9°F (23°C ±5°C), <75% relative humidity.
Temperature Coefficient: 0.1×(specified accuracy) per °F/°C. (32 to 64°F(0 to 18°C), 82 to 122°F(28 to 50°C))
Power: Single standard 9-volt battery, NEDA 1604, JIS 006P, IEC 6F22.
Battery life: 150 hours typical with carbon zinc, 300 hours typical with alkaline
Accessories: 400AAC current clamp, one pair test leads, one pair alligator clips, carrying case, 9V battery (installed), and operating instructions.
Safety Ratings
Ratings: Conforms to UL61010-1, CE (EN61010-1), CATIII600V, Class II, Pollution Degree 2, Indoor Use Only.
CATIII: Is for measurements performed in the building installation
EMC: Conforms to EN61326-1
Ordering Information
Model Description Buy Online Price
HS26  Fieldpiece HS26 "The Original" Stick Digital Multimeter Buy Now Sale $84.00
(Reg. $105.00)
Included Accessories
  • 1 - 400A Amp Clamp Accessory (ACH4)
  • 1 - Deluxe Silicone Test Leads (ADLS2)
  • 1 - Short Alligator Lead Extensions (ASA2)
  • 1 - Full-Size Meter Case (ANC7)
  • 1 - 9-Volt battery (installed)
  • 1 - Operator’s manual
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