What is a clamp meter used for?
Clamp meters are portable, compact devices used to measure AC/DC current. Clamp meters have a hinged jaw-like construction that allows technicians to clamp wires, cables and other conductors at any point within an electrical component or system in order to measure current in the circuit without disconnecting it.
What is the difference between a digital clamp meter and a digital multimeter?
Digital clamp meters combine a standard multimeter with a current sensor in order to measure high-levels of current. In comparison, multimeters can be used to measure voltage, resistance and continuity; these devices typically offer higher accuracy and improved resolution.