Model UT81B
OPERATING MANUAL
Model UT81B: OPERATING MANUAL
Chapter
Title
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Before You Start
Overview
Unpacking Inspection
Safety Information
Rules For Safe Operation
International Electrical Symbols
Using The Testing Tool
Reading the screen
The Meter Structure
Functional Buttons
Making Measurements
A. Scope Mode
i. Setting up the Sleep Mode, Contrast, Beep
ii. ACV, DCV, Hz, ACV and DCA Range
iii. Trigger function
iv. Waveform data save and recall
B. Digital Multimeter Mode
i. Measuring Voltages
ii. Measuring Currents
iii. Measuring Resistance
iv. Testing Diodes
v. Testing for Continuity
vi. Measuring Frequency / Duty Cycle
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vii. Measuring Capacitance
Using Software
Maintenance The Test Tool
A. General Service
B. Replacing the Fuses
C. Replacing the Battery
Specifications
Safety and Compliances
Physical Specifications
General Specifications (Digital Multimeter)
General Specifications (Scope)
Feature Summary
Basic Specifications (Digital Multimeter)
Basic Specifications (Scope)
Detailed Accuracy Specifications
A. DC Voltage
B. AC Voltage
C. DC Current
D. AC Current
E. Resistance
F. Diode Test
G. Continuity Test
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I. Capacitance
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Unpacking Inspection
International Electrical Symbols
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Meter Structure
Functional Buttons
Waveform Display
Voltages Measurement
µA Range Measurement
mA Range Measurement
10A Range Measurement
Resistance Measurement
Diode Test
Continuity Test
Frequency / Duty Cycle Measurement
Capacitance Measurement
Fuse Replacement
Battery Replacement
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Chapter 1
Before You Start
Overview
This Operating Manual covers information on safety
and cautions. Please read the relevant information
carefully and observe all the Warnings and Notes
strictly.
bandwidth 8MHz, real-time sample rate 40MS/s with
peak rate sampling process can catch up pulse industrial
signal. It can measure AC/DC engine, transducer,
circuit, control, UPS and industrial equipments. It is an
ideal tools in professional repairing industries.
Warning
To avoid electric shock or personal injury, read the
“Safety Information” and “Rules for Safe Operation”
carefully before using the Meter.
Digital Multimeter mode can measure AC voltage and
current, DC voltage and current, Resistance,
Capacitance, Frequency, Duty Cycle, Diodes and
Continuity.
Scope Digital Multimeter UT81B (hereafter referred to
as “the Meter”) is a 3999 counts and 3 3/4 digits adopting
digital control techique with both waveform and
multimeter all in one.
Scope mode is a complete intelligent measurement
system including signal input, sampling, data process,
auto search and waveform save and recall. It has
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Unpacking Inspection
Open the package case and take out the Meter. Check the items shown on Table 1-1 carefully to see any missing
or damaged part:
Table 1-1. Unpacking Inspection
Item
Description
Qty
1
English Operating Manual
1 piece
2
USB interface cable
1 piece
3
CD-ROM (Installation Guide & Computer Interface Software)
1 piece
4
Test Lead
1 pair
5
Alligator Clip
1 piece
6
Power Adaptor
1 piece
7
1.5V Batteries (R6)
4 pieces
8
Scope Probe (available at extra cost)
1 piece
9
BNC probe (available at extra cost)
1 piece
In the event you find any missing or damage, please contact your dealer immediately.
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Safety Information
This Meter complies with the standards IEC61010 safety
measurement requirement: in pollution degree 2,
overvoltage category (CAT. II 1000V, CAT.III 600V) and
double insulation.
International electrical symbols used on the Meter and
in this Operating Manual are explained on page 10.
Rules For Safe Operation
Warning
CAT.II: Local level, appliance, PORTABLE EQUIPMENT
etc., with smaller transient overvoltages than CAT. III
CAT. III: Distribution level, fixed installation, with smaller
transient overvoltage than CAT. IV
Use the Meter only as specified in this operating manual,
otherwise the protection provided by the Meter may be
impaired.
In this manual, a Warning identifies conditions and
actions that may pose hazards to the user, or may
damage the Meter or the equipment under test.
A Note identifies the information that user should pay
attention to.
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To avoid possible electric shock or personal injury,
and to avoid possible damage to the Meter or to the
equipment under test, adhere to the following rules:
l Before using the Meter inspect the case. Do not
use the Meter if it is damaged or the case (or
part of the case) is removed. Look for cracks
or missing plastic. Pay attention to the insulation
around the connectors.
l Inspect the test leads for damaged insulation or
exposed metal. Check the test leads for
continuity. Replace damaged test leads with
identical model number or electrical
specifications before using the Meter.
l Do not apply more than the 1000V rms between
any terminal and grounding to avoid electric
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shock or damages to the Meter.
l The rotary switch should be placed in the right
position and no any changeover of range shall
be made during measurement is conducted to
prevent damage of the Meter.
l When the Meter working at an effective voltage
over 60V in DC or 42V rms in AC, special care
should be taken for there is danger of electric
shock.
l Use the proper terminals, function, and range
for your measurements.
l Do not use or store the Meter in an environment
of high temperature, humidity, explosive,
inflammable and strong magnetic field. The
performance of the Meter may deteriorate after
dampened.
l When using the test leads, keep your fingers
behind the finger guards.
l Disconnect circuit power and discharge all highvoltage capacitors before testing resistance,
continuity, diodes.
l Before measuring current, check the Meter’s
fuses and turn off power to the circuit before
connecting the Meter to the circuit.
l Replace the battery as soon as the battery
indicator appears. With a low battery, the
Meter might produce false readings that can lead
to electric shock and personal injury.
l When servicing the Meter, use only the same
model number or identical electrical
specifications replacement parts.
l The internal circuit of the Meter shall not be
altered at will to avoid damage of the Meter and
any accident.
l Soft cloth and mild detergent should be used to
clean the surface of the Meter when servicing.
No abrasive and solvent should be used to
prevent the surface of the Meter from corrosion,
damage and accident.
l The Meter is suitable for indoor use.
l Turn the Meter off when it is not in us e and take
out the battery when not using for a long time.
l Constantly check the battery as it may leak when
it has been using for some time, replace the
battery as soon as leaking appears. A leaking
battery will damage the Meter.
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International Electrical Symbols
Symbols used on the Meter and in this manual are
explained in Table1-2.
Table 1-2. International Electrical Symbols
AC or DC
DC Measurement
AC Measurement
Continuity Test
Diode
Grounding
Double Insulated
Warning. Refer to the Operating Manual
Deficiency of Built-In Battery
Conforms to Standards of European Union
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Chapter 2
Using the Testing Tool
Reading the Screen
The screen displays the menu that provides the following
choices available:
Table 2-1. Reading the Screen
Display
Contrast
Auto Off
BK Light
BEEP
ENTER
MOVE
MOVE
RANG
Description
The degree of contrast
Sleep mode time
Display backlight
Beeper on and off
Confirm
Increase
Decrease
Waveform moves up
Waveform moves down
Increase a range
Table 2-1. Reading the Screen
Display
RANG
BASE
BASE
BASE >
BASE <
TRIG
TRIG
SLOP
AUTO
NORM
SHOT
Description
Decrease a range
Increase a time base
Decrease a time base
Waveform moves right
Waveform moves left
Trigger moves up
Trigger moves down
Trigger slope adjustment
Auto trigger mode
Normal trigger mode
Single trigger mode
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The Meter Structure
The Figure 2-1 shows the Meter structure.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
USB Terminals
LCD Display
Functional Buttons
Rotary Switch
Power adaptor Input Terminals
10A Input Terminal
mAµA Input Terminals
COM Input Terminal
Other Input Terminals
Figure 2-1. Meter Structure
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Functional Buttons
The buttons activate features that augment the function
selected with the rotary switch. The buttons are shown
in Table 2-2.
Table 2-2. Functional Buttons
Buttons
F1, F2,
F3 and F4
Range
Time
Trig
Auto
Figure 2-2. Functional Buttons
Description
Software functional buttons, details
please refer to the below.
Under scope mode, Press Range
button to switch between DC and AC
measurement
Under scope mode, press Time button
to set the X-axis of time base.
Under scope mode, press Trig button
to change the trigger mode.
In multimeter mode: Press Auto button
to enter autoranging mode when
measuring resistance, voltage and
current. This button is invalid when
measuring capacitance, diode, continuity
buzzer and capacitance.
In scope mode: Press Auto button to
set the amplitude and time base to auto.
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Table 2-2. Functional Buttons
Description
To switch between waveform display
(scope mode) and digital reading
(multimeter mode). This button is only
valid when under voltage, frequency,
currents mode.
Press Set button to set the auto power
Set
off, backlight, contrast and beep
Save/Call Under scope mode, press Save/Cal to
store and recall data.
Press Hold button to enter or exit hold
Hold
mode.
Buttons
Mode
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Chapter 3
Making Measurement
Introduction
Chapter 3 explains how to make measurements.
You could turn the Meter off by turning to OFF position
or set up the sleep mode from 1-30 minutes. Please
must ensure the Meter is not under sleep mode if you
turn the Meter on but without display.
To avoid false readings, which could lead to possible
electric shock or personal injury, replace the battery as
soon as the battery indicator “
” appears.
A. Scope Mode
l The LCD top right part display: RUN, HLD, REV
l The LCD top right corner has battery icon to indicate
when the battery is lower than 5V.
l Under scope mode, both reading and waveform
will be displayed.
Based on the working environment to set up sleep
mode, contrast, beep
Press Set button to set the auto power off, display
backlight, contrast and beep
Auto off
Bk Light
Contrast
Beep
F1
F2
F3
F4
F1: Set auto power off time
Auto off
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ENTER
F1
F2
F3
F4
The time level is from OFF, 1 to 30 minutes. Press F4
to confirm, save and return. Press functional button to
exit and the setting remains unchanged.
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F2: Set the Display Backlight
BK Light
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ENTER
F1
F2
F3
F4
The brightness level from 0 to 31. Press F4 to
confirm, save and return. Press functional buttons
to exit, the setting is kept, but will not save. The
setting will be lost after power off.
F3: Set the LCD contrast
Contrast
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ENTER
F1
F2
F3
F4
The contrast level from 0 to 31. Press F4 to confirm,
save and return. Press functional buttons to exit,
the setting is kept, but will not save. The setting will
be lost after power off.
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F4: Set the beeps features, it can only be used under
resistance, diode and continuity measurement.
Beep
ON
OFF ENTER
F1
F2
F3
F4
F2 :
F3 :
F4 :
to turn the beep on
to turn the beep off
to confirm , save and return
Press functional buttons to exit, the setting is kept, but
will not save. The setting will be lost after power off.
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Turn the rotary switch to ACV, DCV, Hz, ACA or DCA
range, the Meter displays digital reading (Multimeter
mode). Press Mode to switch to waveform display
(scope mode) as below Figure 4. When entering scope
mode, time base is auto trace, the amplitude is manual
set, you may need to re-set them. You could set the
trigger level as well if it is needed. Details of
measurement operation of ACV, DC, Hz, ACA or DCA
can be seen from B. Digital Multimeter Mode:
l Press Range to switch between DC and AC
measurement.
l When the frequency and amplitude of a waveform
is unknown, press Auto :
When the amplitude is set to auto, the amplitude
indicator will be shown white text in black
background. When the amplitude is set to manual,
the amplitude indicator will be shown black text
in white background.
When the time base is set to auto, the time base
indicator will be shown white text in black
background. When the time base is set to manual
trace, the time base indicator will be shown black
text in white background.
When the time base is between 20ms - 100ns, it
is possible to set the auto. When the time base
is between 50ms - 5s, the auto feature will be in
valid.
Figure 3-1. Waveform Display
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l Y-axis adjustment: Press Range button under scope
mode, the corresponding functional button:
Move
Move
Rang
Rang
F1
F2
F3
F4
F1:
F2:
F3:
F4:
move up the waveform
move down the waveform
go up range
go down a range
The auto set feature will be off when changing the
measurement mode
l Press Time button under scope mode, the
corresponding functional button:
Base
Base
Base <
Base >
F1
F2
F3
F4
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F1:
F2:
F3:
F4:
increase the number of periods
decrease the number of periods.
trigger point move left
trigger point right move
The auto set feature will be off when changing the
measurement mode.
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Press Trig button under scope mode, the
corresponding function buttons:
Trig
Trig
Auto/Norm/Shot Slop Rrise/Fall
F1
F2
F3
F4
F1:
F2:
F3:
F4:
move the trigger level up
move the trigger level down
select the trigger mode: auto, normal or single
slope adjustment: rise or fall
iv. Waveform data save and recall
Press Save/Call button under scope mode, the
corresponding functional buttons:
Save/Call
1
Enter
F1
F2
F3
F4
F1: save or recall
F2 and F3: select location (location from 0-9, total
10 location)
F4: confirm
l When saving the data, it will overwrite the current
data in the location no matter that location has data
or not.
l If you recall the location has no data, the meter will
appear error message, you need to press HOLD
button to continue measurement,
l If you recall the location has data, it will save the
current setting and display the data, the LCD top left
shows REV to indicate recalling mode is on. Press
HOLD button to return to working mode and continue
measurement. You could continue recalling under
recall mode or save the data.
l Recall mode can be used under any scope mode.
For example, it is possible to recall the waveform or
data saved from voltage or frequency mode when
the meter is under current measurement mode.
l Recall mode can be worked under any waveform
mode. For example: the Meter is at current mode
but recalling the waveform or data which are saved
under voltage or frequency mode. The Meter must
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be returned to working mode to carry out measurement.
In order to have more accurate waveform, user can
buy an optional BNC probe and scope probe to decrease
signal attenuates. The scope probe directly connect
to the BNC probe.
When measuring voltage and frequency signal, connect
the BNC black probe to the COM input terminal and
the red probe to the voltage terminal.
When measuring current signal, connect BNC black
probe to the COM terminal and the red probe to mA
terminal.
Don’t connect the BNC probe to the 10A terminal.
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B. Digital Multimeter Mode
Warning
To avoid harms to you or damages to the Meter
from electric shock, please do not attempt to
measure voltages higher than DC 1000V, AC
750V, although readings may be obtained.
To measure voltages, set up the Meter as Figure 32 and do the following:
1. Insert the red test lead into the V terminal and
the black test lead into the COM terminal.
2. Set the rotary switch to V
.
3. Connect test leads across with the object being
measured.
4. The measured value shows on the display.
5. Press MODE button to toggle between Multimeter
mode and Scope mode.
6. Press F1 to toggle between AC and DC voltage
measurement.
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When measuring voltage, the corresponding functional
buttons
AC / DC
REL Rang
Rang
F1
F2
F3
F4
F1:
F2:
toggle between AC or DC
relative mode (REL will be displayed at the right
bottom of the LCD when it is on)
select a range up
select a range down
F3:
F4:
Note:
l
l
After changing the measurement mode, the
autoranging will be off automatically and the AUTO
will be disappeared at the bottom left of the LCD.
When voltage measurement has been completed,
disconnect the connection between the testing
leads and the circuit under test and remove testing
leads away from the input terminals of the Meter.
Figure 3-2. Voltages Measurement
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Warning
If the fuse burns out during measurement, the Meter
may be damaged or the operator himself may be
hurt.
To avoid possible damage to the Meter or to the
equipment under test, check the Meter’s fuses
before measuring current. Use proper terminals,
function, and range for the measurement. Never
place the testing leads in parallel with any circuit
or component when the leads are plugged into the
current terminals.
Turn off power to the circuit before test leads are
connected in series to the return circuit to be tested.
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To measure ACµA or DCµA currents, set up the
Meter as Figure 3-3 and proceed as follows:
1. Insert the red test lead into the µmA terminal and
black test lead into the COM terminal.
2. Set the rotary switch to µA .
3. Connect the test lead in series with the return circuit
to be tested.
4. The measured value shows on the display.
5. Press MODE button to toggle between Multimeter
mode and Scope mode.
6. Press F1 to toggle between AC and DC current
measurement.
Figure 3-3. µA Range Measurement
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l
To measure ACmA or DcmA currents, set up the
Meter as Figure 3-4 and proceed as follows:
Figure 3-4. mA Range Measurement
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1. Insert the red test lead into the µAmA terminal and
black test lead into the COM terminal.
2. Set the rotary switch to mA .
3. Connect the test lead in series with the return circuit
to be tested.
4. The measured value shows on the display.
5. Press MODE button to toggle between Multimeter
mode and Scope mode.
6. Press F1 to toggle between AC and DC current
measurement.
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l
To measure AC 10A or DC 10A currents, set up
the Meter as Figure 3-5 and proceed as follows:
1. Insert the red test lead into the 10A terminal and
black test lead into the COM terminal.
2. Set the rotary switch to A .
3. Connect the test lead in series with the return circuit
to be tested.
4. The measured value shows on the display.
5. Press MODE button to toggle between Multimeter
mode and Scope mode.
6. Press F1 to toggle between AC and DC current
measurement.
Figure 3-5. 10A Range Measurement
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When measuring current, the corresponding functional
buttons:
AC / DC
F1
F1:
F2:
F3:
F4:
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REL
F2
Rang
F3
Rang
F4
toggle between AC or DC
relative mode (REL will be displayed at the right
bottom of the LCD when it is on)
select a range up
select a range down
Note
l After changing the measurement mode, the
autoranging will be off automatically and the AUTO
will be disappeared at the bottom left of the LCD.
l If the value to be measured is unknown, use the
maximum measurement position and reduce the
range step by step until a satisfactory reading is
obtained.
l When the measured current is 5A, continuous
measurement is allowed.
l When the measured current is between 5A-10A,
continuous measurement 10 seconds and interval
more than 15 minutes.
l When current measurement has been completed,
disconnect the connection between the testing leads
and the circuit under test and remove testing leads
away from the input terminals of the Meter.
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Warning
To avoid possible damages to the Meter or to the
devices under test, disconnect circuit power and
discharge all the high-voltage capacitors before
measuring resistance.
To measure resistance, set up the Meter as shown in
Figure 3-6 and follow the following procedure:
Figure 3-6. Resistance Measurement
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1. Insert the red test lead into the Ω terminal and the
black test lead into the COM terminal.
2. Set the rotary switch to Ω
3. Connect the test leads across with the object being
measured.
4. The measured value shows on the display.
When measuring resistance, the corresponding
functional buttons:
RES
REL
Rang
Rang
F1
F2
F3
F4
F1:
F2:
F3:
F4:
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toggle to diode mode
relative mode
select to a range up
select to a range down
Note
l When measuring low resistance, the test leads can
add 0.1Ω to 0.2Ω of error to resistance measurement.
To test the leads, touch the probe tips together and
read the resistance of the leads. Take the reading
obtained to subtract the resistance of the leads to
get the final reading.
l For high-resistance measurement (>1MΩ) or low
resistance measurement (<40Ω), it is normal taking
several seconds to obtain a stable reading.
l The LCD displays “OL” indicating open-circuit without
input.
l When resistance measurement has been completed,
disconnect the connection between the testing leads
and the circuit under test and remove testing leads
away from the input terminals.
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To test the diode out of a circuit, set up the Meter as
Figure 3-7 and proceed as follows:
Warning
To avoid harms to you, please do not attempt to
input voltages higher than 60V DC or 42V rms AC.
To avoid damages to the Meter or to the devices
under test, disconnect circuit power and discharge
all the high-voltage capacitors before testing diodes.
Use the diode test to check diodes, transistors, and
other semiconductor devices. The diode test sends a
current through the semicondutor junction, then measure
the voltage drop across the junction. A good silicon
junction drops between 0.5V and 0.8V
Figure 3-7. Diode Test
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1. Insert the red test lead into the Ω terminal and the
black test lead into the COM terminal.
2. Set the rotary switch to Ω
.
3. For forward voltage drop readings on any
semiconductor component, place the red test lead
on the component’s anode and place the black test
lead on the component’s cathode. The red test lead
polarity is “+” while the black test lead polarity is “—
“.
The measured value shows on the display.
When measuring diode, the corresponding functional
buttons:
DIODE
REL
F1
F2
F1:
toggle to continuity buzzer
F2:
relative mode
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Note
l Connect the test leads to the proper terminals as
said above to avoid error display.
l The LCD will display OL indicating either open
circuit or wrong polarity connection.
l The unit of diode is volt (V), displaying the positiveconnection voltage-drop value.
l When diode testing has been completed, disconnect
the connection between the testing leads and the
circuit under test and remove the test leads away
from the input terminals.
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To test for continuity, set up the Meter as Figure 3-8
and do the following:
Warning
To avoid harms to you, please do not attempt to
input voltage higher than 60V DC or 42V rms AC.
To avoid possible damages to the Meter or to the
devices under test, disconnect circuit power and
discharge all the high-voltage capacitors before
measuring continuity.
Figure 3-8. Continuity Test
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1. Insert the red test lead into the W terminal and the
black test lead into the COM terminal.
2. Set the rotary switch to Ω
.
3. Connect the test leads across with the object being
tested.
4. The tested circuit overload resistance value shows
on the display.
5. The beeper comes on continuously for open
conditions, that is test resistance 10W.
6. The beeper does not sound when the test resistance
is 100W
When measuring continuity buzzer, the corresponding
functional buttons:
CONTINUITY
REL
F1
F2
F1:
F2:
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toggle to resistance measurement mode
relative mode
Note
l When continuity testing has been completed,
disconnect the connection between the testing leads
and the circuit under test and remove the test leads
away from the input terminals.
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Warning
To avoid harms to you, please do not attempt to
input voltage higher than 42V rms.
To measure frequency and duty cycle, connect the
Meter as Figure 3-9 and do the following:
1. Insert the red test lead into the Hz terminal and the
black test lead into the COM terminal.
2. Set the rotary switch to Hz.
3. Connect the test leads across with the object being
measured.
4. The measured value shows on the display.
5. Press MODE button to toggle between Multimeter
mode and Scope mode.
6. Press F1 to toggle between frequency and duty cycle
measurement.
When measuring frequency and duty cycle, the
corresponding functional buttons:
Freq/Duty
F1
F1: toggle between frequency and duty cycle
Figure 3-9. Measuring Frequency / Duty Cycle
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Note
l The requirement of Input amplitude “a” is as follows:
When 1MHz:
300 mV a 30Vrms;
1MHz:
600 mV a 5Vrms
l It is normal to have few seconds run time when
switch from other functions to these functions.
l When Hz or duty cycle measurement has been
completed, disconnect the connection between the
testing leads and the circuit under test and remove
the test leads away from the input terminals.
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To measure capacitance, set up the Meter as shown in
Figure 3-10 and proceed as follows:
Warning
To ensure accuracy, the Meter inside is discharged
against the tested capacitor
To avoid damage to the Meter or to the equipment
under test, disconnect circuit power and discharge
all high-voltage capacitors before measuring
capacitance.
Figure 3-10. Measuring Capacitance
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1. Insert the red test lead into
theterminal and the
black test lead into the COM terminal.
2. Set the rotary switch to
measurement mode, the
Meter may display a fixed reading which is a internal
distributed capacitor value. For testing less than
40nF capacitor, the tested value must subtract the
internal distributed capacitor value to maintain the
accuracy.
3. To improve the accuracy, press F2 REL with the
test leads open to subtract the residual capacitance
of the Meter and the test leads.
4. It is recommended to use as short as test lead
carrying out measurement to reduce the effect of
internal distributed capacitor.
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When measuring capacitance, the corresponding
functional buttons:
Capacity
REL
F1
F2
F2: relative mode
Note
l Capacitors larger than 10 F take longer time.
l If the tested capacitor has polarity, connect the red
test lead to positive side and black test lead to
negative side.
l When capacitance measurement has been
completed, disconnect the connection between the
testing leads and the circuit under test and remove
the test leads away from the input terminals of the
Meter.
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Chapter 4
Using Software
When using the Software, please refer to the Installation Guide of the included CD-ROM.
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Chapter 5
Maintaining The Test Tool
This chapter provides basic maintenance information
including battery and fuse replacement instruction.
Warning
Do not attempt to repair or service your Meter
unless you are qualified to do so and have the
relevant calibration, performance test, and service
information.
A. General Service
l Periodically wipe the case with a damp cloth and
mild detergent. Do not use abrasives or solvents.
l To clean the terminals with cotton bar with detergent,
as dirt or moisture in the terminals can affect
readings.
l Turn the Meter to OFF when it is not in use.
l Take out the battery when it is not using for a long
time.
l Do not use or store the Meter in a place of humidity,
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high temperature, explosive, inflammable and strong
magnetic field.
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B. Replacing the Fuses
1.Remove the
2.Remove the
battery compartment
case bottom
Follow Figure 5-1 and proceed as follows to replace
the Meter’s fuse:
3.Install fuses with
correct type and
specification
Figure 5-1. Fuse Replacement
Warning
To avoid electrical shock or arc blast, or personal
injury or damage to the Meter, use specified fuses
ONLY in accordance with the following procedure.
l Turn the rotary switch to OFF and remove all
connections from the terminals.
l Remove the screw from the battery compartment,
and separate the battery compartment from the case
bottom.
l Remove the three screws from the case bottom,
and separate the case bottom from the case top.
l Remove the fuse by gently prying one end loose,
then take out the fuse from its bracket.
l Install ONLY replacement fuses with the identical
type and specification as follows and make sure the
fuse is fixed firmly in the bracket.
Fuse 1: 0.5A, 250V, fast type fuse, ø5 x 20mm
Fuse 2: 10A, 250V, fast type fuse, ø5 x 20mm
l Rejoin the case bottom and case top, battery
compartment and case bottom, and install the 5
screws.
Replacement of the fuses is seldom required. Burning
of a fuse always results from improper operation.
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C. Replacing the Battery
Warning
To avoid false readings, which could lead to possible
electric shock or personal injury, replace the battery
as soon as the battery indicator “ ” appears.
Make sure the test leads are disconnected from the
circuit being tested before opening the case bottom.
Follow Figure 5-2 and proceed as follows to replace
the battery:
l Turn the rotary switch to OFF and remove all
connections from the terminals.
l Remove the screw from the battery compartment,
and separate the battery compartment from the case
bottom.
l Replace with 4 pieces new 1.5V (R6P) batteries.
l Rejoin the case bottom and battery compartment,
and reinstall the screw.
Figure 5-2. Battery Replacement
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Chapter 6
Specifications
Safety and Compliances
Maximum Voltage between any Terminal and
Grounding
Certification
Compliances
Fused Protection for mA input terminal:
Fused Protection for 10A input terminal:
Refer to different range input protection voltage
IEC 61010 CAT. II 1000V, CAT.III 600V overvoltage
and double insulation standard
0.5A, 250V, fast type fuse, ø5×20mm
10A , 250V,fast type fuse, ø5×20mm
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Physical Specifications
Display (LCD)
Operating Temperature
Storage Temperature
Relative Humidity
Altitude
Battery Type
Electromagnetic Compatibility
Dimensions (H x W x L)
Weight
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Digital: 3999 counts on display ; updates 2-3 times / second.
o
o
o
o
0 C~40 C (32 F~104 F)
o
o
o
o
-10 C~50 C (14 F~122 F)
o
o
75% @ 0 C~40 C;
o
o
0% @ -10 C~50 C.
Operating: 2000m;
Storage: 10000m.
1.5V (R6) x 4 Batteries or Power adaptor. Check carefully about the
working voltage of power adaptor before use.
l In a radio field of 1 V/m below:
Overall Accuracy = Specified Accuracy + 5% of Range
l In a radio field of 1 V/m above:
No assigned accuracy is specified.
200 x 100 x 48mm.
Approx. 498g (including battery)
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General Specifications ( Digital Multimeter)
Range
Polarity
Overloading
Battery Deficiency
When it is under Multimeter mode, you could select either auto or
manual ranging.
Auto, negative polarity displays “-“
Display OL
Display
General Specifications (Scope)
Display
Auto setting
Overloading
Memory
USB
Tilt Stand
160 x 160 Monochrome
Auto set the Meter according to the tested signal size
Display OL
10 screens and setups
Optically isolated to ensure safety
Allowing viewing at a convenient position and angle.
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Feature Summary
Display
Autorange
Continuity
Duty Cycle
Battery Access Door
160 x 160 Monochrome
When it is under multimeter mode, the Meter automatically selects
best range
Beeper sounds for resistance readings below threshold.
Measure signal on or off time in %.
Battery replaceable.
Basic Specifications (Digital Multimeter)
Function
DC Voltage
AC Voltage
Basic Accuracy
DC Current
AC Current
Resistance
Capacitance
Frequency
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Ranges / Description
0 to 1000V
0 to 750V
DC Voltage: 0.8%
AC Voltage: 1%
0 to 10A
0 to 10A
0 to 40MΩ
0 to 100µF
0~10MHz
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Basic Specifications (Scope)
Horizontal
Sampling rate
Sampling rate / Scale
Updating rate
Trigger types
Timebase Range
Timebase accuracy
40M per second
20 pixels
>5
Free Run / Normal /
Single Shot
100ns/div~5 sec /div
(1-2-5)
(0.1% + 1pix)
Vertical
Bandwidth
Channel
Coupling
Voltage resolution
8MHz
Single
DC
8 Bits
Input Impedance
10MΩ (excluding Multimeter part)
Accuracy
Maximum input voltage
Voltage Sensitivity
(5%+1pix)
1000Vp-[
200mV/div~500V/div (1-2-5)
Detailed Accuracy Specifications
Accuracy: ([% of reading] + [number of least significant digits), guarantee for 1 year.
o
o
Operating temperature: 18 C~28 C
Relative humidity: <75%RH
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A. DC Voltage
Range
400mV
4V
40V
400V
1000V
Resolution
100µV
1mV
10mV
100mV
1V
Accuracy
(0.8%+8)
Overload Protection
1000V DC or AC
Input Impedance
Around 10MΩ
(excluding waveform)
(0.1%+8)
B. AC Voltage
Range
4V
40V
400V
750V
Resolution
1mV
10mV
100mV
1V
Accuracy
(1%+15)
Overload Protection
1000V DC or AC
(1.2%+15)
Remarks:
l Frequency Response: 40Hz ~ 400Hz
l Displays effective value of sine wave (mean value response).
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Input Impedance
Around 10MΩ
(excluding waveform)
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l The specification is same as Bi Under Multimeter mode.
l On the top right corner of the display shows the accuracy of the frequency which is around 2%. When the
LCD displays 1-10 period waveform, the reading is valid, otherwise the Meter displays “ —— “
C. DC Current
Range
Resolution
400µA
4000µA
40mA
400mA
4A
10A
0.1µA
1µA
10µA
100µA
1mA
10mA
Accuracy
(1%+8)
Overload Protection
0.5A, 250V, fast type fuse, ø5×20mm
(1.2%+8)
(1.5%+8)
10A, 250V, fast type fuse, ø5×20mm.
(Continuous measurement 10 seconds
and interval more than 15 minutes.)
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D. AC Current
Range
Resolution
400µA
4000µA
40mA
400mA
4A
10A
0.1µA
1 µA
10µA
100µA
1mA
10mA
Accuracy
(1.5%+8)
0.5A, 250V, fast type fuse, ø5×20mm
(2%+8)
(2.5%+5)
Remarks:
l Frequency Response: 40Hz~400Hz.
l Displays effective value of sine wave (mean value response).
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Overload Protection
10A, 250V, fast type fuse, ø5×20mm
(Continuous measurement 10 seconds
and interval more than 15 minutes.)
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l The specification is same as Di Under Multimeter mode.
On the top right corner of the display shows the accuracy of the frequency which is around
displays 1-10 period waveform, the reading is valid, otherwise the Meter displays “------ “
2%. When the LCD
E. Resistance
Range
Resolution
400Ω
4kΩ
40kΩ
400kΩ
4MΩ
40MΩ
0.1Ω
1Ω
10Ω
100Ω
1kΩ
10kΩ
Accuracy
Overload Protection
(1.2%+5)
(1%+5)
250VDC or AC rms
(1.2%+5)
(1.5%+5)
F. Diode Test
Range
Resolution
1mV
Overload Protection
250V DC or AC
Remarks
A good silicon junction drops
between 0.5V and 0.8V.
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G. Continuity Test Test
Range
Resolution
0.1Ω
Overload Protection
250V DC or AC
Remarks
l The buzzer sounds when the test resistance
is 10Ω.
l The buzzer does not sound when the
test resistance is 100Ω.
H. Frequency and Duty Cycle %
Range
Resolution
Accuracy
Overload Protection
10Hz~10MHz
0.1%~99.9%
0.001Hz
0.1%
(0.1%+3)
Reading for reference only
250V DC or AC rms
Remarks:
l Input amplitude “a” as follows; (DC electric level is zero)
When 1MHz : 300mV a 30Vrms;
When 1MHz : 600mV a 5Vrms
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l The specification is same as Hi. Under Multimeter mode, press RANGE button to toggle between frequency
and duty cycle mode.
l On the top right corner of the display shows the waveform’s RMS value, for reference only. When the LCD
displays 1-10 period waveform cycle or the peak-peak difference value is greater than 1/3 div, the reading is valid,
otherwise the Meter displays “ ————“
I. Capacitance
Range
Resolution
Accuracy
40nF
400nF
4µF
40µF
100µF
10pF
100pF
1nF
10nF
100nF
Under REL mode: (3%+10)
(3%+8)
Overload Protection
250V DC or AC rms
(4%+8)
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** END **
This operating manual is subject to change without notice.
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Copyright 2006 Uni-Trend Group Limited.
All rights reserved.
Manufacturer:
Uni-Trend Technology (Dongguan) Limited
Dong Fang Da Dao
Bei Shan Dong Fang Industrial Development District
Hu Men Town, Dongguan City
Guang Dong Province
China
Postal Code: 523 925
Headquarters:
Uni-Trend Group Limited
Rm901, 9/F, Nanyang Plaza
57 Hung To Road
Kwun Tong
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2950 9168
Fax: (852) 2950 9303
Email:info@uni-trend.com
http://www.uni-trend.com
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