Clamp Meter. LCD display. Non-contact Voltage detector. Flashlight. Measurements: DC voltage up to 600V, AC voltage up to 600V, AC current up to 200A, DC current up to 200A; Resistance up to 20MΩ. Features: Diode test, Continuity test, Data hold, MAX/MIN, Peak Hold, Auto Power Off, Low battery indication. Supply: 2x1.5V (battery). Size: 178x65x32mm / 7x2.6x1.3in. Weight: 170g / 6oz.
Two “AAA” 1.5V batteries
Controls of AKTAKOM ACM-2036 Clamp Meter
AC/DC Voltage Measurements
Insert the black test lead into the negative COM terminal and the red test lead into the positive V terminal.
Set the function switch to the V position.
Press AC/DC button 2 Sec. Select AC/DC.
Connect the test leads in parallel to the circuit under test.
Read the voltage measurement on the LCD display.
Non-Contact AC Voltage Measurement
Warning: Risk of Electrocution. Before use, always test the Voltage Detector on a known live circuit to verify proper operation
Touch the probe tip to the hot conductor or insert into the hot side of the electrical outlet.
If AC voltage is present, the detector light will illuminate.
NOTE: The conductors in electrical cord sets are often twisted. For best results, rub the probe tip along a length of the cord to assure placing the tip in close proximity to the live conductor.
NOTE: The detector is designed with high sensitivity. Static electricity or other sources of energy may randomly trip the sensor. This is normal operation.
Data Hold & Backlight button
To freeze the current reading on the LCD, press “Data Hold & Backlight” key. The word HOLD will appear on the LCD while the meter is in the Data Hold mode. To release the Data Hold function and return the meter to normal operation, press “Hold Backlight” key again. The word HOLD will be switched off. The backlight function illuminates the display and is used when the ambient light is too low to permit viewing of the displayed readings. Press Data Hold & Backlight button for 2 second to turn the backlight on and press the button for the second time to turn the backlight off.
MAX/MIN (DCA,DCV,ACV, Resistance range)
Press MAX/MIN key to activate MAX/MIN recording mode. The display icon "MAX" will appear. The meter will display and hold the maximum reading and will update only when a new “max” occurs.
Press MAX/MIN key and “MIN” will appear. The meter will display and hold the minimum reading and will update only when new “min” occurs
Press the MAX/MIN key and “MAX MIN” will appear. The meter will display the present reading, but will continue to update and store the max and min readings.
To exit MAX/MIN mode press and hold MAX/MIN key for 2 seconds.
The DC Zero feature removes offset values and improves accuracy for DC current measurement. To perform zero, select ADC with no conductor in the jaw:
Press DC ZERO button for 2 Sec. to zero the display. “ZERO” will appear in the display. The offset value is now stored and removed from all measurements.
To view the stored value, press DC ZERO button. “ZERO” will flash and the stored value will be displayed.
To exit this mode, press and Hold ZERO button until “ZERO” is no longer in the display.
How can I measure AC Current when operating ACM-2036 clamp meters?
Set the Function switch to the ACA range.
Press the jaw trigger and clamp around, fully enclosing a single conductor. Do not allow a gap between the two halves of the jaw. Refer to the picture below for the correct way to enclose a single conductor.
How should I take resistance and continuity measurements when operating ACM-2036?
Insert the black test lead into the negative COM terminal and the red test lead into the positive terminal.
Touch the test probe tips across the circuit or component under test. It is best to disconnect one side of the device under test so the rest of the circuit will not interfere with the resistance reading.
For Resistance tests, read the resistance on the LCD display and if the resistance is <30Ω, you will hear a sound.