How do you calibrate a Fluke 87 Multimeter?

Hold down the “Min/Max” button on the meter. While holding this button down, turn the rotary knob to the “VAC” position. You will see “CAL” appear on the display to indicate that you have entered calibration mode. You can now release the “Min/Max” button safely.

How do you check a capacitor on Fluke 87?

How to measure capacitance

  1. Use your digital multimeter (DMM) to ensure all power to the circuit is OFF.
  2. Visually inspect the capacitor.
  3. Turn the dial to the Capacitance Measurement mode.
  4. For a correct measurement, the capacitor will need to be removed from the circuit.
  5. Connect the test leads to the capacitor terminals.

How do you use a multimeter to check voltage on a fluke?

How to measure ac voltage

  1. Turn the dial to ṽ. Some digital multimeters (DMMs) also include m ṽ .
  2. First insert the black lead into the COM jack.
  3. Next insert the red lead into the VΩ jack.
  4. Connect the test leads to the circuit: black lead first, red second.
  5. Read the measurement in the display.

Do Fluke multimeters need calibration?

As with any type of tooling or equipment, a Fluke Multimeter will eventually need to be calibrated. Whether you’re using it for a hobby or are in a highly regulated industry, in order to get consistent, accurate readings from the Fluke you need to calibrate regularly.

How do you self calibrate a multimeter?

How to Calibrate a Digital Multimeter

  1. Set the multimeter to the highest resistance range by turning the dial to the highest “ohm” setting.
  2. Touch the test probes of your digital multimeter together.
  3. Press the calibration knob until the display reads “0” on the digital multimeter if you don’t see “0 ohms” initially.

Can you test a capacitor with a multimeter?

To test the capacitor with a multimeter, set the meter to read in the high ohms range, somewhere above 10k and 1m ohms. Touch the meter leads to the corresponding leads on the capacitor, red to positive and black to negative. The meter should start at zero and then moving slowly toward infinity.