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Klein Tools Introduces Improved Durability and Quality Test & Measurement Products

Multimeters and receptacle testers made tougher to last longer!

May 13, 2013 (Lincolnshire, IL) – Klein Tools, (http://www.kleintools.com/) for professionals since 1857, expands the Test & Measurement line with “Made in the USA” multimeters and receptacle testers with higher durability and superior quality. These new multimeters and receptacle testers were developed to withstand daily wear and tear on the job site. The meters are built to endure a ten foot drop and include a raised rubber boot for increased display protection. They also feature improved accuracy and an easy-to-access fuse and battery compartment. The upgraded receptacle testers can withstand a six foot drop and include a new design that reinforces the prongs for longer life.

The MM5000 and MM6000 are True RMS professional meters that provide more accurate readings for all signals. The MM5000 and MM6000 have increased DC accuracy of ±0.3% and ±0.2% respectively. They include a low impedance setting to eliminate ghost voltages as well as a µA setting for checking flame sensors. The meters also have a large back lit display and analog bar graph to measure fast moving readings. Both meters are double insulated, have a rubber molding for drop protection, and are CAT IV 600V rated. The MM6000 also has temperature and frequency settings for HVAC use and a 6000 count display. MM5000N and MM6000N, NIST certified meters, are also available.

The RT500 and RT600 receptacle testers are designed to detect the most common wiring problems in standard 120V receptacles. These products test for correct wiring, open ground, reverse polarity, open hot, open neutral and hot and ground reversed. The RT600 also tests GFCI receptacles for proper operation. They have larger light indicators for greater visibility, fortified prongs for increased durability, and slip-resistant ribbing.

“It can be challenging to produce domestic electrical testers that meet Klein’s demanding level of durability and quality while maintaining an economical price point,” states Bruce Kuhn, Klein Tools product manager. “With these new, featured-pack meters and receptacle testers, we have also responded to customer demand for ‘Made in the USA’ meters while maintaining our standards and performance requirements at a cost-effective price.”

Through extensive field research and innovative design, Klein Tools’ new “Made in the USA” meters and testers, like all Klein tools, are engineered with durability and quality in mind. Klein Tools’ stringent testing and elevated requirements such as drop tests, daily usage or abuse tests and increased accuracy standards, all contribute to tougher, longer lasting, superior products.

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Since 1857 Klein Tools, a family-owned and operated company, has been designing, developing and manufacturing premium-quality, professional-grade hand tools. The majority of Klein tools are manufactured in seven plants throughout the United States and are the number one choice among professional electricians and other tradespeople. For more information, visit www.kleintools.com.