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Extech Instruments MN15A User`s guide
User's Guide
Mini Digital Multimeter
Model MN15A
A
Introduction
Congratulations on your purchase of the Extech MN15A MultiMeter. The MN15A offers
AC/DC Voltage, AC/DC Current, Resistance, Diode, and Continuity testing plus Type K
thermocouple temperature measurements. Proper use and care of this meter will provide
many years of reliable service.
Safety
This symbol adjacent to another symbol, terminal or operating device
indicates that the operator must refer to an explanation in the Operating
Instructions to avoid personal injury or damage to the meter.
WARNING
This WARNING symbol indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which
if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION
This CAUTION symbol indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which
if not avoided, may result damage to the product.
MAX
600V
This symbol advises the user that the terminal(s) so marked must not be
connected to a circuit point at which the voltage with respect to earth
ground exceeds 600V.
This symbol adjacent to one or more terminals identifies them as being
associated with ranges that may, in normal use, be subjected to
particularly hazardous voltages. For maximum safety, the meter and its
test leads should not be handled when these terminals are energized.
This symbol indicates that a device is protected throughout by double
insulation or reinforced insulation.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
This meter has been designed for safe use, but must be operated with caution. The rules
listed below must be carefully followed for safe operation.
1.
NEVER apply voltage or current to the meter that exceeds the specified maximum:
Input Protection Limits
Function
Maximum Input
VDC or VAC
600VAC and VDC
VDC or VAC 200mV range
200Vrms
mA AC/DC
200mA 250V fast acting fuse
A AC/DC
10A 250V fast acting fuse
(for 30 seconds max. every 15 minutes.)
Resistance, Continuity
250Vrms for 15 sec. max.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
USE EXTREME CAUTION when working with high voltages.
DO NOT measure voltage if the voltage on the "COM" input jack exceeds 600V above earth ground.
NEVER connect the meter leads across a voltage source while the function switch is in the current,
resistance, or diode mode. Doing so can damage the meter.
ALWAYS discharge filter capacitors in power supplies and disconnect the power when making resistance
or diode tests.
ALWAYS turn off power and disconnect test leads before opening the covers to replace the fuse or battery.
NEVER operate the meter unless the back cover and the battery and fuse covers are in place and fastened
securely.
If the equipment is used in a manner not specified by the manufacturer, the protection provided by the
equipment may be impaired.
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Controls and Jacks
1. LCD display
2. Rotary function switch
3. 10 ampere test lead jack
4. Test lead jack for voltage, milliamp,
resistance/continuity, diode and temperature functions
5. COM test lead jack
6. Battery compartment (rear)
SYMBOLS
•)))
Continuity
Diode
AC
DC
6
M
megga (10 ) (ohms)
k
-3
m
milli (10 ) (volts, amps)
kilo (10 ) (ohms)
V
Volts
A
Amps
Ω
Ohms
BAT
Battery test
°C
Degrees Celsius
°F
Degrees Fahrenheit
3
Low battery indicator
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Operating Instructions
WARNING: Risk of electrocution. High-voltage circuits, both AC and DC, are very
dangerous and should be measured with great care.
NOTE: On some low AC and DC voltage ranges, with the test leads not connected to a
device, the display may show a random, changing reading. This is normal and is caused
by the high-input sensitivity. The reading will stabilize and give a proper measurement
when connected to a circuit.
AC VOLTAGE MEASUREMENTS
WARNING: Risk of Electrocution. The probe tips may not be long enough to contact the
live parts inside some 240V outlets for appliances because the contacts are recessed deep
in the outlets. As a result, the reading may show 0 volts when the outlet actually has voltage
on it. Make sure the probe tips are touching the metal contacts inside the outlet before
assuming that no voltage is present.
CAUTION: Do not measure AC voltages if a motor on the circuit is being switched ON or
OFF. Large voltage surges may occur that can damage the meter.
1.
Set the function switch to the 600 VAC position.
2.
Insert the black test lead banana plug into the negative COM jack.
Insert red test lead banana plug into the positive V jack.
3.
Touch the black test probe tip to the neutral side of the circuit.
4.
Touch the red test probe tip to the “hot” side of circuit.
5.
Read the voltage in the display.
6.
If the reading is less than 200V, switch to the 200V range to improve
resolution.
DC VOLTAGE MEASUREMENTS
CAUTION: Do not measure DC voltages if a motor on the circuit is being switched ON or
OFF. Large voltage surges may occur that can damage the meter.
1.
Set the function switch to the highest 600VDC position.
2.
Insert the black test lead banana plug into the negative COM jack.
Insert the red test lead banana plug into the positive V jack.
3.
Touch the black test probe tip to the negative side of the circuit. Touch
the red test probe tip to the positive side of the circuit.
4.
Read the voltage in the display.
5.
If the reading is less than the maximum of a lower range, switch to that
range to improve resolution.
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DC CURRENT MEASUREMENTS
CAUTION: Do not make current measurements at 10 Amps for longer than 30 seconds.
Exceeding 30 seconds may cause damage to the meter and/or the test leads.
1.
Insert the black test lead banana plug into the negative COM jack.
2.
For current measurements up to 200mA, set the function switch to
the 200mA position and insert the red test lead banana plug into the
mA jack.
3.
For current measurements up to 10A, set the function switch to the
10A position and insert the red test lead banana plug into the 10A
jack.
4.
Remove power from the circuit under test, then open up the circuit at the point where
you wish to measure current.
5.
Touch the black test probe tip to the negative side of the circuit. Touch the red test
probe tip to the positive side of the circuit.
6.
Apply power to the circuit.
7.
Read the current in the display.
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RESISTANCE MEASUREMENTS
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, disconnect power to the unit under test and discharge
all capacitors before taking any resistance measurements.
1.
Set the function switch to the highest Ω position.
2.
Insert the black test lead banana plug into the negative COM jack.
Insert the red test lead banana plug into the positive Ω jack.
3.
Touch the test probe tips across the circuit or part under test.
4.
Read the resistance in the display. Move the function switch to
successively lower Ω ranges to obtain a higher resolution reading.
CONTINUITY CHECK
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, never measure continuity on circuits that have a
voltage potential.
1.
Set the function switch to the
2.
Insert the black lead banana plug into the negative COM jack.
Insert the red test lead banana plug into the positive Ω jack.
position.
3.
Touch the test probe tips to the circuit or wire you wish to check.
4.
If the resistance is less than approximately 100Ω, the audible signal
will sound. If the circuit is open, the display will indicate “1. ”.
DIODE TEST
1.
Set the function switch to the
position.
2.
Insert the black test lead banana plug into the negative COM jack
Insert the red test lead banana plug into the positive
jack.
3.
Touch the test probes to the diode under test.
4.
A typical diode will indicate approximately .400 to .500 volts for the
forward test and “1. ” for the reverse test.
5.
A shorted diode will indicate a low value in both the reverse and
forward test directions. An open diode will indicate “1. ” in both test
directions.
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BATTERY VOLTAGE TEST
CAUTION: Do not measure batteries while they are installed in the devices they are
powering. The batteries must be removed from installations before tests can be made.
1.
Set the function switch to the 1.5V or 9V BAT switch position. Use the
1.5V position for ‘AAA’, ‘AA’, ‘C’, ‘D’, and other 1.5V batteries. Use the
9V position for square 9V transistor batteries.
2.
Insert the black test lead banana plug into the negative COM jack.
Insert the red test lead banana plug into the positive V jack.
3.
Touch the black test probe tip to the negative side of the battery.
Touch the red test probe tip to the positive side of the battery.
4.
Read the voltage in the display.
TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENTS
1.
Set the function switch to the °F or °C position.
2.
Insert the Temperature Probe into the COM and Temp jacks, making
sure to observe the correct polarity.
3.
Touch the Temperature Probe head to the part to be measured. Keep
the probe touching the part under test until the reading stabilizes.
4.
Read the temperature in the display.
Note: The temperature probe is fitted with a type K mini connector.
A mini connector to banana connector adaptor is supplied for
connection to the input banana jacks.
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Maintenance
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, disconnect the test leads from any source of voltage
before removing the back cover or the battery or fuse covers.
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, do not operate your meter until the battery and fuse
covers are in place and fastened securely.
This MultiMeter is designed to provide years of dependable service, if the following care
instructions are performed:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
KEEP THE METER DRY. If it gets wet, wipe it off.
USE AND STORE THE METER IN NORMAL TEMPERATURES. Temperature
extremes can shorten the life of the electronic parts and distort or melt plastic parts.
HANDLE THE METER GENTLY AND CAREFULLY. Dropping it can damage the
electronic parts or the case.
KEEP THE METER CLEAN. Wipe the case occasionally with a damp cloth. DO NOT
use chemicals, cleaning solvents, or detergents.
USE ONLY FRESH BATTERIES OF THE RECOMMENDED SIZE AND TYPE.
Remove old or weak batteries so they do not leak and damage the unit.
IF THE METER IS TO BE STORED FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME, the battery
should be removed to prevent damage to the unit.
BATTERY/FUSE INSTALLATION and LOW BATTERY INDICATION
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, disconnect the test leads from any source of voltage
before removing the battery cover. Do not operate meter unless the battery is in place.
LOW BATTERY INDICATION
icon will appear in the display when the battery voltage becomes low. Replace the
The
battery when this appears.
BATTERY REPLACEMENT
1.
Disconnect the test leads from the meter.
2.
Remove the 2 Phillips head screws located on the back of the instrument and remove
the battery cover.
3.
Replace the 9V battery.
4.
Secure the fuse/battery compartment cover.
5.
Dispose of the old battery as required by local regulations.
FUSE REPLACEMENT
1.
Disconnect the test leads from the meter.
2.
Remove the 2 Phillips head screws located on the back of the instrument and remove
the battery cover.
3.
Gently remove the fuse(s) and install the new fuse(s) into the holder(s).
4.
Always use fuses of the proper size and value (200mA/660V ceramic fast blow for the
mA / µA ranges, 10A/250V ceramic fast blow for the A range).
5.
Secure the fuse/battery compartment cover.
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, do not operate your meter until the fuse cover is in
place and fastened securely.
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Range Specifications
Function
Range
Resolution
200mV
0.1mV
Accuracy
±(0.5% reading + 2 digits)
2000mV
1mV
20V
0.01V
200V
0.1V
600V
1V
AC Voltage
200V
0.1V
(V AC)
600V
1V
±(1.2% reading + 10 digits
(50/60Hz)
DC Current
200mA
0.1mA
±(1.2% reading + 2 digits)
±(2.0% reading + 2 digits)
DC Voltage
(V DC)
(A DC)
Resistance
10mA
0.1Ω
2000Ω
1Ω
20kΩ
0.01kΩ
200kΩ
0.1kΩ
20MΩ
10kΩ
9V
10mV
1.5V
1mV
-20°C to 750°C
1°C
-4°F to 1400°F
1°F
Battery Test
Temperature
10A
200Ω
±(0.8% reading + 2 digits)
±(0.8% reading + 2 digits)
±(1.5% reading + 2 digits)
±(1.0% reading + 2 digits)
±(3% of reading +5°C/9°F)
Notes:
Accuracy specifications consist of two elements:
• (% reading) – This is the accuracy of the measurement circuit.
• (+ digits) – This is the accuracy of the analog to digital converter.
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Accuracy is stated at 65 F to 83 F (18 C to 28 C) and less than 75% RH.
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General Specifications
Diode Test
Continuity Check
Input Impedance
AC Bandwidth
Display
Overrange indication
Polarity
Measurement Rate
Low Battery Indication
Battery
Fuses
Operating Temperature
Storage Temperature
Operating Humidity
Storage Humidity
Operating Altitude
Weight
Size
Approvals
Safety
Bias voltage: 2.8VDC typical
Audible signal will sound if the resistance is less than 100Ω
1MΩ (VDC & VAC)
50 / 60Hz
2000 count (0 to 1999) LCD
“1___” is displayed
Automatic (no indication for positive); Minus (-) sign for
negative
2 times per second, nominal
” is displayed
“
One (1) 9V battery (NEDA 1604)
mA range; 200mA/250V ceramic fast blow
A range; 10A/250V ceramic fast blow
32ºF to 122ºF (0ºC to 50ºC)
o
o
o
o
-4 F to 140 F (-20 C to 60 C)
Max 70% up to 87ºF (31ºC) decreasing linearly to 50% at
122ºF (50ºC)
< 80% RH
7000 ft. (2000 meters) maximum.
9.17 oz (255g)
5.2” x 2.6” x 1.5” (132 x 66 x 38mm)
CE, ETL
This meter is intended for indoor use and protected, against
the users, by double insulation per EN61010-1 and IEC610101 2nd Edition (2001) to CAT III 600V; Pollution Degree 2. The
meter also meets UL 61010-1, Second Edition (2004),
CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 61010-1, Second Edition (2004), and UL
61010B-2-031, First Edition (2003)
PER IEC1010 OVERVOLTAGE INSTALLATION CATEGORY
OVERVOLTAGE CATEGORY I
Equipment of OVERVOLTAGE CATEGORY I is equipment for connection to circuits in
which measures are taken to limit the transient overvoltages to an appropriate low level.
Note – Examples include protected electronic circuits.
OVERVOLTAGE CATEGORY II
Equipment of OVERVOLTAGE CATEGORY II is energy-consuming equipment to be
supplied from the fixed installation.
Note – Examples include household, office, and laboratory appliances.
OVERVOLTAGE CATEGORY III
Equipment of OVERVOLTAGE CATEGORY III is equipment in fixed installations.
Note – Examples include switches in the fixed installation and some equipment for
industrial use with permanent connection to the fixed installation.
OVERVOLTAGE CATEGORY IV
Equipment of OVERVOLTAGE CATEGORY IV is for use at the origin of the installation.
Note – Examples include electricity meters and primary over-current protection equipment
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Warranty
EXTECH INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION warrants this instrument to be free of defects in parts and
workmanship for one year from date of shipment (a six month limited warranty applies on sensors and
cables). If it should become necessary to return the instrument for service during or beyond the warranty
period, contact the Customer Service Department at (781) 890-7440 ext. 210 for authorization or visit our
website at www.extech.com. A Return Authorization (RA) number must be issued before any product is
returned to Extech. The sender is responsible for shipping charges, freight, insurance and proper packaging
to prevent damage in transit. This warranty does not apply to defects resulting from action of the user such
as misuse, improper wiring, operation outside of specification, improper maintenance or repair, or
unauthorized modification. Extech specifically disclaims any implied warranties or merchantability or fitness
for a specific purpose and will not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages.
Extech's total liability is limited to repair or replacement of the product. The warranty set forth above is
inclusive and no other warranty, whether written or oral, is expressed or implied.
Calibration and Repair Services
Extech offers complete repair and calibration services for most of the products we sell. For
periodic calibration, NIST certification or repair for most Extech products, call customer
service for details. Extech recommends that calibration be performed on an annual basis to
ensure calibration integrity.
Support line (781) 890-7440
Technical support: Extension 200; E-mail: support@extech.com
Repair & Returns: Extension 210; E-mail: repair@extech.com
Product specifications subject to change without notice
For the latest version of this User’s Guide, Software updates, and other
up-to-the-minute product information, visit our website: www.extech.com
Extech Instruments Corporation, 285 Bear Hill Rd., Waltham, MA 02451
©Copyright © 2009 Extech Instruments Corporation (a FLIR company)
All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form.
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