Fluke, locally represented by Comtest, a global technology leader in manufacturing compact, professional electronic test and measurement tools and software, introduces Fluke’s Solar Multifunction Tester 1000 (SMFT-1000), the latest addition to their expanding line of solar tools.

The SMFT-1000 offers up-to-date hardware measurement capabilities with Fluke TruTest® Solar Software integration, simplifying data collection and reporting with a single device.

Designed for PV professionals, the Fluke SMFT-1000 solar tools kit provides a complete PV installation, commissioning, inspection, and maintenance testing solution that conforms to IEC 62446-1 standards.

Through Fluke’s TruTest™ Software, measurement data from solar site installation and commissioning testing can be easily imported, organised and analysed for effortless reporting without bringing a laptop on-site.

Fluke’s SMFT-1000 features:

  • Industry-standard measuring – IEC-compliant Category 1 and 2 Test Regime measurement capabilities include protective earth resistance (Rpe), voltage on open circuit (Voc), short-circuit current (Isc), polarity test, insulating resistance, and 1kV I-V curve tracing capabilities.
  • User-friendly interface – The intuitive interface provides immediate access to the tool dashboard and on-screen automated data analysis.
  • Integrated analysis software – Fluke TruTest® Solar Software compiles data measured by the SMFT-1000 into IEC formatted reports, enabling technicians to create project, site, and client categories to access data quickly and complete tasks on time with minimal training.

“Through the handheld capabilities of the SMFT-1000, PV operations will be able to optimise panel performance with one comprehensive tool,” said Allison Wyatt, Fluke’s global product marketing manager.

“Equipped with seamless hardware-to-software integration, this latest addition to our solar product portfolio will ensure that technicians can manage their systems efficiently, accurately, and safely.”

The SMFT-1000’s complete package streamlines PV installation, commissioning, and maintenance, allowing PV professionals to complete required tests while the Fluke TruTest® Solar Software compiles data into the industry standard format, cutting installation time by up to 20% and documentation time by up to 50%.

The increased 1kV I-V Curve tracing capability allows users to service larger PV systems, centralising results across tools. The individual client, project, and site data filing feature helps operation and maintenance professionals recover measurements from past projects and across multiple clients, enabling improved optimisation of existing processes.

The SMFT-1000 is the latest addition to the Fluke portfolio of test tools designed for the solar energy industry.

Fluke tools operate reliably in the extreme environments – dusty, wet, cold, and hot – that solar professionals work in and are tested to survive drops that can occur in fieldwork. Fluke tools are designed to keep workers safe in potentially dangerous electrical environments, meeting or exceeding all recommended safety standards.

 

Comtest
Tel. +27 10 595 1821
sales@comtest.co.za
www.comtest.co.za
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