The LT16A is a classic style multimeter with True RMS meter and phase rotation. This manual ranger covers the electrical parameters you need for HVAC/R and, with detachable test leads, works with our accessory heads to test non-electrical parameters too. The LT16A meter measures current, resistance, voltage, capacitance, frequency, continuity and more. Test leads store in the meter body along with the tilt stand and magnetic hanger. The body is constructed of durable ABS plastic and a blue backlight makes the large LCD even more visible. We like to call this the HVAC/R detective’s meter. It’s the meter for technicians that like to search down, figure out and solve electrical mysteries on a system.
Record the minimum or maximum reading during a
measurement. To exit the MIN/MAX function, hold the button
for more than 2 seconds.
Always be very careful when testing in the dark. You
should always have a separate light on the area you are
testing. The backlight will shine for 4.5 minutes when the
backlight button is pressed.
Digital multimeters use one of two types of AC sensing.
The most common is average sensing, normalized to a true
RMS value of a sine wave. The other is true RMS sensing.
The actual true RMS value is sensed for a wave form within
the limits of the crest factor. True RMS is needed to calculate
power. Either sensing method will give the same
results on a clean sine wave but they may differ on a nonsinusoidal