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Fluke 8808A bench Digital Multimeter
Article Type: Equipment and software From: Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology: An International Journal, Volume 80, Issue 3.
Fluke has introduced a new bench Digital Multimeter, the Fluke 8808A, featuring 5.5 digit resolution, multifunction measurement capability, and a dual display that enables users to measure two different but related parameters simultaneously, simplifying test and troubleshooting.
The Fluke 8808A has six dedicated setup buttons on the front panel that function as “pre-sets” similar to those on a car radio, making it fast and easy for production operators to quickly follow a test procedure without having to push multiple buttons. A Hi/Lo Limit Compare mode with pass/fail indicators can help take the guesswork out of testing and help eliminate production mistakes. Setup buttons with pass/fail test mode provide measurement consistency that can improve quality and efficiency in manufacturing test applications.
With measurement functions including volts, ohms, amps and frequency, the Fluke 8808A also provides the performance and flexibility required from a bench meter in R&D, development and service applications.
The Fluke 8808A has basic volts DC accuracy of 0.01 per cent, and is the only meter in its class that features dedicated DC low-current leakage measurement capability. It uses a high- impedance input measurement circuit to take sensitive low-current measurements of less than 2,000mA with a resolution of up to 100nA, without loading the circuit under test. The 2£4V function of the Fluke 8808A uses patented split terminal jacks that allow users to perform four-wire measurements using only two leads instead of four. The optional 2£4 wire test leads make precise four-wire low-ohms measurements possible on miniature surface mount components.