SC66, Manual Ranging Clamp Meter w/ Temperature Zoom

SC66, Manual Ranging Clamp Meter w/ Temperature


Brand: Fieldpiece

SC66 has been discontinued.
Suggested Alternative:
SKU: SC420
Brand: Fieldpiece


Type: Clamp Meter
Application: HVAC
Indicators: Low battery. Overrange: "OL" is displayed
Operating Environment: 32°F to 122°F
Measurement Rate: 2.5 times/sec nominal
Battery Type: 9V NEDA 1604
Battery Life: 150 hours typical with carbon zinc (installed)
Auto-Off: Meter automatically turns off after approx. 1 hour
Temperature Coefficient: 0.1 × (specified accuracy) per °F

Description for Fieldpiece SC66

The SC66 is the top Fieldpiece clamp meter among HVAC/R instructors. It's a manual ranging DMM that includes the electrical ranges students and technicians use for most HVAC/R work, plus temperature, capacitance and DC current. It also has several safety features such as: a high-voltage LED and beeper, a continuity warning, push button non-contact voltage (NCV), a lead holder on the clamp, and MAX hold so you can concentrate on the test point, hook up, and see the results after you've disconnected. Instructors and their students like the fact that it is a manual ranger so they have to think about what they're hooking up to before they do it. They also like that the SC66 is just the right amount of meter for residential techs just starting out.

How Does it Work?
The SC66 is a manual ranger with a dedicated amp clamp. Use the NCV button to determine whether on not a wire or circuit is live. The high-voltage indicators alert you when hooking up to 30V or more, while the continuity indicators tell you if a circuit is open or closed. Operation of the SC66 is easy. Simply select a range and test.

Features and Benefits:

Non-contact Voltage
With the NCV tab on the tip of the clamp close to an AC voltage, press and hold the NCV button. The NCV LED will light with an analog feel and the beeper will beep. The closer you get to AC voltage, the louder the beep. The NCV function is sensitive enough to detect 24VAC on thermostats (24V to 600V, 50Hz to 60Hz).

High Voltage and Continuity Indicators
If you were doing lab testing, these features would probably drive you crazy. These features really remind you of what you're doing and they've avoided potentially dangerous situations in the field. The Hi-V LED and beeper let you know when you've hooked up to a circuit over 30V. The continuity LED and beeper tells you if a circuit is open or closed.

Using the built-in amp clamp, read 0-200 amps directly on your meter with 0.1 resolution.

Capacitance (MFD)
Measure microfarads on motor-run and motor-start capacitors using this range. Disconnect the capacitor from power first. Short the terminals to discharge the capacitor. Disconnect any resistors that might be between the terminals of the capacitor and measure to check for degradation.

Take ambient air or refrigeration line temperatures and more with the built-in K-type port and the included ATB1 wrap tab thermocouple. The built-in temperature junction offers great temperature compensation for more accurate and faster measurements.

Microamps DC - Flame Rectification Tests
The most common "no heat" call has to do with a malfunctioning flame sensing diode. Simply turn the meter to microamps DC, hook up, and see if the flame sensing rod is functioning properly.

Silicone Leads
Because the wire insulation is silicone, the leads stay flexible in cold weather and will not melt if bumped by a soldering iron. Use the attached lead clip on the to help you perform a one-hand test more easily than most meters on the market. Built-in lead storage makes it easy to keep everything together from job to job. The Deluxe Silicone Lead Kit, model ADK7, is an optional purchase and makes one-handed testing even easier.

Wire Grabbing Jaw
The fixed jaw is longer than the moveable jaw to make it easier to select just one wire from a bundle. With the jaws closed, separate one wire using the long fixed jaw. Slide it to the corner where the two jaws meet. Then open the jaws to let it in. Now you can select the wire without holding the jaws open

MAX Hold
The MAX hold button is easily pressed while holding the mini clamp meter naturally in your hand. It holds the maximum reading when hooking up to a test point. It's a safer way to test, so you can concentrate on the test points and look at the LCD after you've disconnected.

More Features:

  • Volts AC
  • Volts DC
  • Resistance (Ohms)
  • Diode test
  • Rugged ABS case
  • Ergonomic shape fits naturally in your hand
  • Auto power-off (APO) to conserve battery life

Competitive Advantages:
This meter is a dedicated clamp meter for HVAC/R for field technicians who perform residential field service. Its ranges are more limited than the top of the line clamp meters. However, there aren't many meters out there that can compare to the SC66 in terms of function for HVAC/R for the money.

What's Included:
  • Manual Ranging Clamp Meter with Temperature - SC66
  • One (1) Wrap-Tab K-type Thermocouple - ATB1
  • Silicone Test Leads - ASLS2
  • Large Single Meter Case - ANC7
  • 9-Volt battery (installed)
  • Operator's manual

For additional technical specifications, please see "User Guide" in the manuals tab above.

SC66, Manual Ranging Clamp Meter w/ Temperature


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very versatile meter

By Frankie Gee

from Harrisburg, Pa.

Verified Buyer

Comments about SC66, Manual Ranging Clamp Meter w/ Temperature:

I am a HVAC/R student just starting to compile the tools I will need for working in the field and have found the SC66 to be just the ticket for the soon to be tech. on a budget.

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