Fluke t6-1000 electrical tester

Fluke T6-1000 Multimeter Review – Taking Safety To The Next Level

Last updated on February 27th, 2024.

Once more, Fluke raises the bar in the electrical testing arena with the launch of the innovative Fluke T6-1000 Electrical Tester, featuring the groundbreaking FieldSense technology.

Fluke’s innovative engineering teams created FieldSense: a technology that allows the user to simultaneously measure voltage and current without metallic contact.

I’m sure OSHA and NFPA70E guru’s are applauding the new T6-1000 and from a safety perspective – I’m all in.

To kick off the review, here is the Fluke T6-1000 multimeter’s new product video.


Fluke T6-1000 Electrical Tester Introduction

As demonstrated in the video, the T6-1000 allows you to measure voltage as effortlessly as you measure current, by simply sliding the open jaws around a live wire. While this feature revolutionizes testing, it’s versatile enough to adapt to various scenarios, not limited to specific applications.

There will be times when measuring phase-to-phase or phase-to-neutral (where applicable) is crucial for accurate voltage verification. The T6-1000 is equipped with leads to cover these scenarios, ensuring comprehensive testing capabilities for resistance, frequency, and DC voltages.

Product Highlights of the Fluke T6-1000:

  • FieldSense technology for ac voltage, current and frequency measurement without making electrical contact to live voltage+
  • Simultaneous voltage and current display – shows all power supply measurements at a glance for efficient troubleshooting
  • 1 to 1000 V ac or dc (T6-1000)
  • 0.1 to 200 A ac
  • Resistance 1 Ω to 100 kΩ
  • Frequency measurement 45 Hz to 66 Hz
  • Works with wires up to AWG 4/0 (120 mm2) with a 17.8 mm jaw opening
  • HOLD button temporarily freezes the reading for easy viewing
  • Easy to read display with backlight
  • Accepts optional Fluke TPAK Magnetic Meter Hanger for convenient operation
  • Standard two-year warranty; extendable to 4 years through product registration within 45 days of purchase

How The Fluke T6-1000 FieldSense Works

When contacting electrical conductors with test leads or alligator clips the potential for accidents such as an arc flash is present.

FieldSense technology allows you to slide the open fork over a conductor and see the voltage level.

By removing the metal-to-metal contact requirement to get a voltage reading, the potential for arc flash is greatly reduced.

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Photo Credit: Fluke.com

Because the measurement tool and the voltage source under test are isolated, the person performing the test is safer from potential electrical shock. This is performed by means of galvanic isolation or separation, the principle that isolates functions of an electrical current to prevent current flow.

FieldSense takes a measurement of voltage without voltage flowing through the meter.

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Photo Credit: Fluke.com


Given that the T6-1000 is the latest addition to our lineup, we’re eager to hear from those who’ve had the chance to use it in real-world conditions. Your insights are invaluable, so please share your experiences in the comments section below.

Fluke T6-1000 Electrical Tester
  • Measure voltage with or without test leads
  • Be safer: Measure voltage to 1000V through the open fork, without test leads
  • Be faster: Not need to open covers or remove the wire nuts simultaneously measure voltage and current




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