Less is more for electrical test instruments
A 21st century trend in electrical instrumentation has leaned toward smaller, lighter and easier to manipulate testers through microcircuitry. Being portable and easy to manipulate can be beneficial enough, but there’s much more to it. Size reduction is not just for ease of manufacturing or an advertising gimmick. Multiple instruments can be combined into a single handheld tester, so that an entire job can be completed with a single piece of test equipment. The user can benefit from notable cost savings and job improvement. This article will examine how many of the functions found in multiple different instruments can be included in just one handheld tester.