Fluke T5-1000 Open Jaw Electrical Tester with Continuity and Current Tester, 1000V

Making electrical measurements with the T5

Voltage measurements

1. Turn the selector to the V. The meter automatically selects the correct internal circuitry depending on the type of voltage being measured. For volts dc and ac, the T5-600 is rated for 600 V CAT III and the T5-1000 is rated for 1,000 V CAT III or 600 V CAT IV.

2. Touch the probe tips to the circuit across the load or power source in parallel to the circuit. Either probe can be fitted into the back of the meter for easy two-handed operation.

3. Record the reading, making note of the units of measurement.

4. If you can’t read the display, press the HOLD button to freeze it, remove the meter from the live circuit, and then check the value.

Resistance measurements

1. Turn off power in the circuit to be tested.

2. Turn the selector to Ω.

3. Touch the probe tips across the designated component or portion of the circuit.

4. Record the reading.


Continuity is a quick go/no-go resistance test that distinguishes between an open and closed circuit. The T5 continuity tester beeps when it detects a closed circuit (resistance less than 25 Ω) — no reading is required — and when it encounters an open circuit (resistance greater than 1000 Ω), “OL” appears in the display.

Current measurements

1. Turn the selector to A.

2. Place the jaws of the meter around the conductor. The conductor should be no larger than 0.5 in. diameter.

3. The conductor should pass through the sensor zone (noted by the circle at the base of the jaw opening) and parallel to the axis of the slotted opening. In a situation where checking for a “Live” conductor is more important than the absolute ampere reading, exact placement of the jaws around the conductor is less important.

4. View the reading. Note that the HOLD function can be used on all measurements as necessary.

Dimensions: 20.3 x 5.1 x 3.1 cm; 300 Grams
Model: T5-1000
Manufacture: Fluke
Origin: China

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13 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 3 From Our Usersa nice peice of kit very easy to use and read also fluke is an a1 product and a name you can trust in the electrical world

  2. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    There’s a reason its 100.

    You pay for the quality, the reliability and the comfort of knowing it’ll last you years – it’s fluke, a very respected member of the electrical industry.

    I’m a time-served electrician, and this is the best voltage/ampage&continuity tester i’ve ever owned.

    Brilliant and worth every penny….infact if anything, it’s under-priced compared to some of the downright dangerous equipment been sold at 40 a pop.

  3. Mike Lowe says:

     United Kingdom

    Best test equipment I’ve used. And so easy. Great produc

  4. LeanneWtdy says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 2 From Our Usersgood bit of kit, but you do need a bit of room when testing current, cable has to be at bottom of the slot for correct reading

  5. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    It’s a fluke. Reliable and durable, there is a reason why they are often touted as great.
    It’s because they are.

    I have a few bits of fluke equipment some of which are quite old 15+ years, they are still as robust as ever and have outlived many other lesser quality equipment.

  6. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Great little tester, always in my tool bag, easy to use and very reliable

  7. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Works as expected, and comes with two sets of probes.

  8. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Really easy to use, made my life a lot easie

  9. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    “Hello Amazon. I do not want to exchange this item, I wish to keep it. please charge me for it. Please. And, take the exchange listing off. Your system does not allow me to change my mind. There should be something, to somehow allow this possibility.”

    Update. As you can see from the above this was not meant to be a review but a plea for help. I was surprised when this was posted as a review.

    I had originally bought two flukes (don’t ask), so, I asked Amazon to take this one back. I changed my mind and decided to keep both the T6-600 and this one the T5-1000. However, Amazon don’t not appear to allow you easily to change your mind and keep the item you originally wanted to send back. They keep telling me to send it back.

    It is a great machine. And, this is the one in my bag as it is smaller than the T6-600. Above all, it is simple to use, whereas the T6-600’s extra features take a little more getting used to and, its main selling point, i.e. the ability to measure voltage outside of the copper wire will be rarely used. A back light with the T5-1000 would be useful. But, it still gets 5 stars.

  10. Industrial Fabrics Association International says:

     United Kingdom

    Very good professional tester, looks great and is very easy to use.

  11. Sean Keane says:

     United Kingdom

    I’ve had a few different makes over the years klein ( crap) , kewtech ( crap?) , ethios( crap?) Megger( 2nd best) but these are far the better testers I’ve had . I had a pair for 10 years before they got damaged , so thought I’d try a few cheaper options , big mistake , as I ended up buying them in the end anyhow.

  12. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Really good bit of test kit. The only issues is the test leads are a tad to short.

  13. thedemuremuse says:

     United Kingdom

    The equipment was used. Its a great tester but disappointed that it was used

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