This article is meant to help you download data from a Fluke-434-II, Fluke-435-II, Fluke-437-II or Fluke-438-II via removing internal SD card.
We have two methods this article will review removing of the SD card from the instrument. The other method is to use the USB cable to a PC, the name of that article is Downloading data using Fluke-434-II, Fluke-435-II, Fluke-437-II or Fluke-438-II via USB cable.
- Once you remove the SD card from the meter (the SD card is in the battery compartment) and plug it into your computer look for the FLUKE folder on the SD card and copy it and paste it to your Desktop. It’s not required you use the Desktop location but I’m suggesting it in the article for ease of instructing.
- The next step is to open the Power Log software for the Fluke 430 Series II and click on File, under the dropdown menu select FLUKE 430-II SD card. (See below example).
- Another window will pop up and it will want you to direct the pathway to the FLUKE folder which in on your Desktop because in step 1 it was recommended. You do not have to use your Desktop as the location it was suggested for ease of the instructions. Once you highlight the FLUKE folder the OK button at the bottom of the window will become active.
Click on the OK button and another window will appear showing all the files available for you to download. See below example when you highlight a Selected measurement file to download notice the Preview information. The preview shows the details of how the meter was Configured, Application mode, Interval, Events, Duration and Start and End time of recording. The Selected preview parameters shows the list of parameters measured and I circled the No. event section, Download events and Detailed events. If you want to download the event information the boxes need to be checked. Click on the Download button at the bottom right to download the data.
After the data is downloaded to Power Log it will open a window showing the Voltage and Current graphs as a default view and you will have other tabs at the top of the program to scroll through the different measurements you recorded. Below is an example of the default screen of Voltage and Current.