Training Courses

Electrical Meter Application & Usage

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Electrical Meter Application Equipment Electrical Meter Application Equipment

Training course length is customizable based on your needs.

Although a basic element of any testing or troubleshooting endeavor, meter usage is still widely misapplied or underutilized. This course utilizes hands-on practice to demonstrate the proper application of common electrical meters. Students will measure voltage, current, resistance, and other typical parameters, compare them to calculated values, and then interpret the findings to determine the health of a system. Although the instructor will have examples of the meters covered in the course students should also bring their workplace meters to ensure familiarity and understanding of their own equipment. This course not only covers simple meter usage and application, it seeks to develop and enhance the critical thinking skills of the participants.


  • Fluke 87V
  • Fluke 117 and/or Fluke 179
  • Fluke T5-600 or T5-1000
  • Ideal SureTest Circuit Analyzer 61-164 or 61-165
  • Fluke 1AC-A1-II
  • Additional or alternate meters may be covered to meet needs of the participants


  • Inspections and calibration
  • Meter ratings & categories
  • Setup and connections
  • Hazards of incorrect connections
  • Appropriate PPE


  • Intended applications
  • Knowing which meter to select
  • Knowing your meter’s functions
  • Root-Mean-Square measurements
  • Max and Min functions


  • Ohm’s Law
  • Power Rule
  • Kirchoff’s equations
  • Applying the formulas
  • Confirming the math with actual readings


  • Utilizing the mock Up
  • Voltage readings
  • Current measurements
  • Resistance and continuity
  • GFCI Testing
  • Troubleshooting a system as a whole


  • Documenting measurements
  • Interpreting readings
  • Explaining inconsistencies