Fluke has introduced the Solar Multifunction Tester 1000 (SMFT-1000), the latest addition to its growing line of solar tools. The SMFT-1000 offers up-to-date hardware measurement capabilities with integration of Fluke TruTest Solar software, simplifying data collection and reporting with a single tool.
- Industry Standard Measurement – IEC Category 1 and 2 test regime measurement capabilities include Protective Earth Resistance (Rpe), Open Circuit Voltage (Voc), Short Current – circuit (Isc), polarity test, insulation resistance and IV curve plotting 1kV capacitances
- User-Friendly Interface – Intuitive interface provides immediate access to tool dashboard and automated on-screen data analysis
- Integrated Analysis Software – Fluke TruTest Solar Software compiles data measured by the SMFT-1000 into IEC-format reports, allowing technicians to create project, site and customer categories to quickly access data and perform tasks on time with minimal training.
“With the portable capabilities of the SMFT-1000, PV operations will be able to optimize panel performance with one comprehensive tool,” said Allison Wyatt, Global Product Marketing Manager, Fluke. “Equipped with seamless hardware-to-software integration, this latest addition to our solar product portfolio will ensure technicians can manage their systems efficiently, accurately and safely.”
The complete SMFT-1000 package streamlines PV installation, commissioning and maintenance, allowing PV professionals to perform the required tests while Fluke TruTest Solar software compiles the data into the industry standard format , reducing installation time by up to 20% and documentation time by up to 50%. Increased 1 kV IV curve tracing capability allows users to service larger PV systems, centralizing results between tools. Individual customer, project, and site data archiving helps O&M professionals retrieve metrics from past projects and multiple customers, enabling better optimization of existing operations.
The SMFT-1000 is the latest in Fluke’s line of test tools designed for the solar energy industry. Fluke tools perform reliably in the extreme environments – dusty, wet, cold and hot – that solar professionals work in and are tested to withstand drops that can occur in the field. Fluke tools are designed to keep workers safe in potentially hazardous electrical environments, meeting or exceeding all recommended safety standards.
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