Agilent's handheld digital multimeters simplify daily tasks

by K C Krishnadas, TechOnline India - June 16, 2011

Agilent Technologies has announced a new line of handheld digital multimeters and extended the capabilities of its handheld LCR meters.

Agilent Technologies  has announced a new line of handheld digital multimeters and extended the capabilities of its handheld LCR meters.

The U1230 Series DMMs provide features that simplify everyday tasks even when working in dark and noisy conditions. On the bench, the U1730C Series LCR meters extend the U1730B models with greater measurement accuracy, broader frequency coverage and wider test ranges.

The new U1231A, U1232A and U1233A models are 3½-digit, 6,000-count DMMs designed for installation and maintenance work in electrical, HVAC

and utility settings. In dark spaces or at night, a built-in flashlight lets the user illuminate the work area while making measurements.

In noisy environments, the U1230 Series enhances continuity measurements with a unique combination of alerts: loud beeps and a blinking backlight display. These DMMs provide non-contacting AC voltage detection, helping users safely detect and avoid hot wires, and alerting them with beeping/blinking alerts. All models are housed in compact, ergonomic cases and have an easily accessible control dial.

The U1731C, U1732C and U1733C LCR meters let engineers and technicians perform quick, basic measurements at their convenience. Compared to earlier U1730B models, enhancements include selectable test frequencies up to 100 kHz (U1733C) and 0.2 percent measurement accuracy. The U1730C Series also includes automatic component identification, which displays the device type and a detailed analysis of parameters such as total impedance, DC resistance and equivalent series resistance.

U.S. Pricing and Availability

Agilent U1230 Series handheld DMMs range in price from $99 to $165. The U1730C Series handheld LCR meters range in price from $290 to $400. All are currently available worldwide.

 

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