Amp Clamp

multimeter amp clamp

Definition

An electronic device with current clamps featuring opening and closing jaws that can be placed around a wire (conductor) where a magnetic loop is formed, used to measure amperage.

Synonyms

current clamp, clamp-on ammeter, tong tester

Using a Clamp Meter to Measure Amps

To see an amp clamp in action, check out a couple of our Video Blogs:

AC Maintenance: Fan & Motor Volts & Amps

AC Maintenance: Fan and Motor

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