Milwaukee introduced their new Fork Meter. They have two models, the 2206-20 and the 2205-20. The main difference between the two is the 2206-20 measures temperature. Now we haven’t tested this tool, but it looks pretty cool for the professional. Basically this is 5 tools in 1.
- Current Measurement
- Temperature Measurement
- Voltage Measurement
- Volt Detection
- Task Lighting
This meter is powered by two AA batteries and by the looks of it, there is a nice rubber molding making it easier to hold on to this meter. The meter uses a dial switch which lets the user pick the correct setting for the measurement. The meter uses, what appears to be, a large display with white on black.
In terms of actual measuring, this meter has a wide range for each type of measurement.
- Volt Range – 1000V AC/DC
- Temperature Range – -40°F to 752°F
- Ohms – 600.0 Ohm – 40.00M Ohm
- Amps – 200
This meter has a lot of options and we can go on and on, but it might just be easier to bullet point them.
- TRMS – Yes
- K-Type Thermocouple Input – Yes
- Continuity – Yes
- Capacitance – Yes
- Back-light – Yes
- Hold – Yes
- Non-Contact Voltage – Yes
The overall fork opening is not too bad at .63″. The meter does not have an auto calibration and Milwaukee recommends sending it once a year. The overall length is 8″ and it looks like this is selling for about $160.