by Brianna Crandall — February 16, 2018 — Sealed Unit Parts Co. (SUPCO), manufacturer and distributor of HVACR components and tools used worldwide, and hardware, software, and cloud solutions company Redﬁsh Instruments recently announced they are partnering to bring powerful new wireless instruments and patented diagnostic mobile app technology to the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) industry. The two companies unveiled a new line of SUPCO-Redﬁsh Professional Grade Wireless Meters at the 2018 AHR Expo in Chicago at the end of January.
The wireless meters integrate seamlessly with iOS and Android devices through a free SUPCO-Redﬁsh App, which not only helps technicians record voltage, current and/or resistance measurements at a distance from their meters, but also provides diagnostic and troubleshooting guidance to help technicians more eﬃciently complete their repairs.
Jim Adcox, executive vice president, SUPCO, stated:
The SUPCO-Redﬁsh partnership oﬀers groundbreaking new solutions to our wholesale customers. Wireless connectivity is just beginning to inﬁltrate the HVACR industry by connecting the tools and devices that we have been using for years and integrating them with the technology that has become embedded into our everyday lives. SUPCO and Redﬁsh are at the forefront of this innovative movement for HVACR technicians by bringing together the best of both worlds: SUPCO’s distribution power and manufacturing capabilities coupled with Redﬁsh’s acumen for application engineering and software development.
Three wireless instrument models are being oﬀered by SUPCO-Redﬁsh during the initial rollout. The iDVM510 is the ﬁrst meter available for sale. There is also an Accessory Amp Clamp for the iDVM510 for amperage measurement. Two additional wireless meters are in production now and will be available in about 12 weeks — the iDVM550 Clamp Meter and the iDVM500 Multimeter, says the company.
The iDVM510 is touted as the industry’s ﬁrst iOS and Android enabled multimeter that uses patented technology to wirelessly link to mobile devices via the free SUPCO-Redﬁsh App. The app allows technicians the ability to easily acquire, visualize, store and share electrical measurements. The iDVM510 utilizes the newest Bluetooth Low Energy Standard (BTLE) for extended connection distances, “tremendous” battery life and constant connectivity without the need to attach to a network. The iDVM510 instrument is a true professional-grade CAT IV 1000V and CAT III 600V multimeter tested to IEC/EN61010 safety standards, says SUPCO.
William Steiger, Redﬁsh Instruments, remarked:
The SUPCO-Redﬁsh partnership is going to revolutionize the way that technicians think about their test instruments and how they interact with customers. Through the SUPCO-Redﬁsh App, technicians will be able to remotely share electrical measurements with colleagues, customers and other devices using a familiar interface that allows them to pinch, pan, zoom and scroll through data. Redﬁsh has spent years developing mobile app technology. The SUPCO-Redﬁsh App raises the bar by being intuitive enough to provide useful diagnostics, troubleshooting Bps and product recommendations based on the instrument’s readings and data analysis. It’s truly the next generation of HVACR electrical measurement tools.
SUPCO’s Jim Adcox added:
This is just the beginning of an exciting new journey. Our vision is to continue to expand the SUPCO-Redﬁsh technology into additional products and instruments that will help redeﬁne the future of HVACR repair.