FLIR CM78 1000A Clamp Meter with IR Thermometer


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The FLIR CM78 is a True RMS industrial clamp meter for the electrician who works on high-powered equipment and temperature systems and needs a safe, capable combination tool. An integrated IR thermometer provides fast non-contact measurements on panels, conduits, and motors. FLIR Tools Mobile connects the FLIR CM78 to your compatible smartphones and tablets via Bluetooth®, and METERLiNK® technology wirelessly integrates electrical readings on your infrared image with FLIR thermal cameras.

FLIR CM78 Industrial Clamp with IR Thermometer Features

AC/DC (1000A or 1000V)

Take accurate AC/DC measurements (up to 1000A or 1000V) safely and quickly on high-powered equipment and complex machinery.

Non-Contact Safety

Save time by attaching the meter to the target when the panel is de-energised, then measure the active equipment when the panel is closed.

Spot-Laser IR Thermometer

Quickly scan for hot spots on panels, conduits, and motors using the built-in non-contact IR thermometer.

Type K Thermocouple

Verify that associated current measurements and temperature readings are correctly aligned and in spec.

Bluetooth Connectivity

Connect to Android devices for remote diagnostics in hard-to-reach or hazardous areas. Also, upload data without the need for special cords.

METERLiNK Compatibility

Embed electrical measurements into thermal images captured by METERLiNK-enabled FLIR IR cameras for easier documentation.

Bright Dual-LED Worklights

Make your work safer/easier in poorly lit locations – especially useful when the lights are out or obstacles block your inspection targets.

Rugged & Shock-Resistant

Double-molded case design and extra thick rubber on the corners absorbs shock to enhance job-site reliability and long-haul durability.


Technical Summary Max Range Basic Accuracy
AC/DC current 1000A ±2.5%
AC/DC voltage 1000V ±1.5%
Resistance 40.00MΩ ±1.5%
Capacitance 4.000mF ±3%
Frequency 4000Hz ±1.5%
Temperature (IR) -20 to 518°F, -20 to 270°C ±2%
IR distance to target ratio 8 inches away : 1 inch spot size  
Type K temperature (optional probe) -4 to 1400°F, -20 to 760°C ±3%


General Information
Bluetooth range max 32ft (10m)
Jaw opening 1.7in (42mm, 1500MCM)
Category rating CAT IV-600V, CAT III-1000V
Warranty Limited lifetime*



Ordering Information

CM78:1000A true RMS clamp meter + IR thermometer
CM78-NIST: CM78 with certificate of traceability to NIST
TA80: CAT IV silicon test leads


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