MODEL 3005A/3007A
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
DIGITAL INSULATION/CONTINUITY TESTER
MODEL 3005A/3007A
KYORITSU ELECTRICAL INSTRUMENTS
WORKS,LTD., TOKYO JAPAN
CONTENTS
1. SAFETY WARNINGS ··············································································· 1
2. FEATURES ···························································································· 4
3. SPECIFICATIONS ··················································································· 5
4. INSTRUMENT LAYOUT ··········································································· 9
4-1 Instrument layout ············································································ 9
4-2 LCD ····························································································· 10
5. PREPARATION FOR MEASUREMENT ······················································ 12
5-1 Removing the Cover ······································································ 12
5-2 Battery Voltage Check ··································································· 12
5-3 Test Probe Connection ·································································· 12
6. OPERATION ························································································· 13
6-1 Disconnection and Check of Power Source of the Circuit under Test ··· 13
6-2 Insulation Resistance Measurement ················································ 14
6-3 Continuity Measurement (Resistance Tests) ····································· 16
6-4 Continuous Measurement ······························································ 17
7. FUNCTIONS ························································································ 18
7-1 TRAC-LOK Mode (Model 3007A only) ·············································· 18
7-2 AUTO NULL ·················································································· 18
7-3 Back Light (Model 3007A only) ······················································ 18
7-4 Auto Power Off ············································································· 18
8. BATTERY & FUSE REPLACEMENT ························································· 19
8-1 Battery Replacement ····································································· 19
8-2 Fuse Replacement ········································································ 19
9. CASE AND STRAP BELT ASSEMBLY ······················································ 20
10. CLEANING OF THE INSTRUMENT ························································· 21
11. SERVICING ························································································· 21
1. SAFTY WARNINGS
This instrument has been designed, manufactured and tested according to IEC
61010: Safety requirements for Electronic measuring apparatus, and delivered in
the best condition after passed the inspection. This instruction manual contains
warnings and safety rules which must be observed by the user to ensure safe
operation of the instrument and retain it in safe condition. Therefore, read
through these operating instructions before using the instrument.
# WARNING
● Read through and understand the instructions contained in this manual
before using the instrument.
● Keep the manual at hand to enable quick reference whenever necessary.
● The instrument is to be used only in its intended applications.
● Understand and follow all the safety instructions contained in the manual.
It is essential that the above instructions are adhered to. Failure to follow the
above instructions may cause injury, instrument damage and/or damage to
equipment under test. Kyoritsu is by no means liable for any damage resulting
from the instrument in contradiction to these cautionary notes.
The symbol # indicated on the instrument, means that the user must refer to
the related parts in the manual for safe operation of the instrument. It is essential
to read the instructions wherever the symbol appears in the manual.
# DANGER is
#
#
reserved for conditions and actions that are likely to cause
serious or fatal injury.
WARNING is reserved for conditions and actions that can cause serious
or fatal injury.
CAUTION is reserved for conditions and actions that can cause injury or
instrument damage.
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Please refer to following explanation of the symbols used on the instrument and
in this manual.

Refer to the instructions in the manual.
This symbol is marked where the user must refer to the instruction
manual so as not to cause personal injury or instrument damage.

Danger of possible electric shock

Indicates an instrument with double or reinforced insulation.
Protection against wrong connection is up to 440V

Earth Ground
Crossed-out wheel bin symbol (according to WEEE Directive: 2002/96/
EC) indicating that this electrical product may not be treated as
household waste, but that it must be collected and treated separately.
This marking means they shall be sorted out and collected as ordained
in DIRECTIVE 2006/66/EC.
This directive is valid only in the EU. When you remove batteries from this
product and dispose them, discard them in accordance with domestic
law concerning disposal. Take a right action on waste batteries, because
the collection system in the EU on waste batteries are regulated.
# WARNING
● Measurement Category(CAT)
The restrictions on the maximum voltage level for which the this product
can be used, depend on the measurement categories specified by the
safety standards.
Do not apply any input level higher than maximum allowable input.
AC 300V CAT III
CAT III
Distribution board, circuit breaker, etc. For measurements
performed in the building installation.
# DANGER
● Confirm a proper operation of the instrument with a well-known power supply.
● Never make measurement on the circuit in which electrical potential to
ground over 300V exists.
● Be careful not to short-circuit the power line with the metal part of the test
leads when measuring voltage. It may cause personal injury.
● Do not attempt to make measurement in the presence of flammable gasses.
Otherwise, the use of the instrument may cause sparking, which can lead
to an explosion.
—2—
● Do not make measurement when thunder is rumbling. If the instrument is
in use, stop the measurement immediately and remove the instrument from
the measured object.
● Never attempt to use the instrument if its surface or your hand is wet.
● Never open the battery compartment cover and the instrument case when
making a measurement.
● Do not exceed the maximum allowable input of measuring ranges.
● The instrument is to be used, only in its intended applications or conditions.
Otherwise, safety functions equipped with the instrument doesn't work, and
instrument damage or serious personal injury may be caused.
● Always Keep your fingers and hands behind the barrier on test probe to
avoid the possible shock hazard.
# WARNING
● Never attempt to make any measurement, if the instrument has any
structural abnormality such as cracked case or exposed metal parts.
● Do not turn the Function Switch while the test probe are connected to the
circuit under test.
● Do not install substitute parts or perform any unauthorized modification
of the instrument. Return the instrument to Kyoritsu or your distributor for
service and repair to ensure the safety features are maintained.
● Do not try to replace the batteries and fuse if the surface of the instrument
is wet.
● Firmly insert the plug into the terminal when using test probe.
● Ensure that the instrument is powered off when opening the battery
compartment cover for battery replacement.
● Make sure to disconnect the test probe from the instrument before
opening the battery compartment cover for battery and fuse replacement.
# CAUTION
● Always make sure to set the function switch or range selector switch to the
appropriate position before making measurements.
● Do not expose the instrument to the direct sun, dew fall or extreme
temperature and humidity.
● Be sure to set the Function Switch to the "OFF" position after use. When
the instrument will not be used for a long period of time, place it in storage
after removing the batteries.
● Use a damp cloth soaked in water or neutral detergent for cleaning the
instrument. Do not use abrasives or solvents.
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2. FEATURES
MODEL-3005A/3007A are microprocessor controlled insulation-continuity
testers.
● Designed to safety standards:
IEC 61010-1 Measurement CAT III 300V Pollution Degree 2
IEC 61010-031
IEC 61557-1,2,4,10
● Display with back light function to facilitate work at night or dimly lit locations
(Model 3007A only)
● Bar graph to indicate measured results
● Strap belt to make both hands’ operation easier
● Live circuit warning indication and buzzer
● Auto discharge function
When insulation resistance is measured, electric charges stored in
capacitive circuits are automatically discharged after testing. Discharge can
be checked with live circuit warning.
● Auto power off function
To prevent the instrument from being left powered on and conserve battery
power, the instrument automatically turns off approx. 10 minutes after the
last switch operation.
● LOK mode (Model 3007A only)
The test current is removed once a stable reading is reached to prevent
unnecessary battery consumption.
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3. SPECIFICATIONS
● Measuring Range and Accuracy (at 23±5°C, relative humidity 45 -75%)
○ Insulation Resistance Ranges:
Nominal Output Voltage
250V
0 ~ 19.99MΩ
0 ~ 199.9MΩ
0 ~ 1999MΩ
Measuring
Ranges
Open-Circuit
Voltage
Nominal Current
500V DC
+20%,-0%
1000V DC
+20%,-0%
1mA DC min.
at 0.25MΩ
1mA DC min.
at 0.5MΩ
1mA DC min.
at 1MΩ
1.5mA approx
20MΩ
200MΩ
2000 0~1GΩ
MΩ 1G~2GΩ
1000V
0 ~ 19.99MΩ
0 ~ 199.9MΩ
0 ~ 1999MΩ
250V DC
+20%,-0%
Short - Circuit Current
Accuracy
500V
0 ~ 19.99MΩ
0 ~ 199.9MΩ
0 ~ 1999MΩ
±1.5%rdg ±5dgt
±3%rdg ±3dgt
±10%rdg ±3dgt
○ Continuity Ranges:
Ranges
Measuring Ranges
20Ω
200Ω
2000Ω
0 ~ 19.99Ω
0 ~ 199.9Ω
0 ~ 1999Ω
Open - Circuit Voltage
7 ~ 12V approx.
Measuring Current
at 0.2Ω~ 2Ω
Accuracy
○ AC Voltage Indication
0 ~ 600V
200mA min.
±1.5%rdg ±5dgt
±5%rdg ±3dgt
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±1.5%rdg ±3dgt
● Typical Number of Measurements.
(central tendency for supply voltage up to 8V)
Insulation Resistance Ranges:
Approx. 1000 times min. at load 0.5MΩ
Continuity Ranges:
Approx. 700 times min. at load 1Ω
● Operating instrumental uncertainty (IEC 61557-2,-4)
Functions
1000V
Measuring range to keep
operating instrumental
uncertainty
Range
20MΩ
0.50 ~ 19.99MΩ
200MΩ
1.0 ~ 199.9MΩ
Maximum percentage
operating instrumental
uncertainty
2000MΩ 10 ~ 1000MΩ
500V
20MΩ
0.50 ~ 19.99MΩ
200MΩ
1.0 ~ 199.9MΩ
2000MΩ 10 ~ 100MΩ
250V
20MΩ
0.25 ~ 19.99MΩ
200MΩ
1.0 ~ 199.9MΩ
±30%
2000MΩ 10 ~ 100MΩ
Ω
20Ω
0.20 ~ 19.99Ω
200Ω
1.0 ~ 199.9Ω
2000Ω
10 ~ 1999Ω
The influencing variations used for calculating the operating instrumental
uncertainty are denoted as follows;
Temperature:
0℃ and 35℃
Supply voltage: 8V to 13.8V
● Applicable Standards
IEC 61010-1
IEC 61010-031
IEC 61557-1,2,4,10
IEC 61326-2-2
IEC 60529 (IP54)
Measurement CAT III 300V Pollution Degree 2
Safety requirements for hand-held probe assemblies
Measuring equipment for low voltage distribution systems
EMC
Dust & drip proof
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● Operating System:
Dual integration
● Display:
Liquid crystal display (maximum count: 1999),
Unit, Mark
Bar graph 30 points max. (20 points on Ω range)
● Over range Indication:
“OL” is shown on the display.
● Sample Rate:
Approx. 0.5 ~ 2.5 times per second
● Operating Temperature
& Humidity:
0 ~ +40°C, relative humidity up to 85%
● Storage Temperature
& Humidity:
-20 ~ +60°C, relative humidity up to 75%
● Used location:
altitude 2000m or less
● Insulation Resistance:
More than 50MΩ at 1000V DC between electrical
circuit and housing case
● Withstand Voltage:
3700V AC for one minute between electrical circuit
and housing case
● Overload Protection
Insulation resistance ranges:
1000V Range
1200V (DC) for 10 seconds
500V Range
600V (DC) for 10 seconds
250V Range
300V (DC) for 10 seconds
Continuity ranges:
20/200/2000Ω 440V (AC) for 1 minute
Range
(Protection by fusing)
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● Dimensions:
185(L) x 167(W) x 89(D) mm approx.
● Weight:
990g approx. (including batteries 3007A)
970g approx. (including batteries 3005A)
● Power Source:
8 x R6P, 1.5V AA or equivalent
● Auto-power-off Function:
Automatically turns off approx. 10 minutes after
the last switch operation.
Consumption current: approx. 75μA
● Accessories
Test Probe MODEL7122B
Strap belt
Test probe pouch
Batteries(R6P)
Instruction manual
Spare fuse F600V/500mA
x 1 set
x1
x1
x8
x1
x1
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4. INSTRUMENT LAYOUT
4-1 INSTRUMENT LAYOUT
⑩
⑧
⑨
①… LCD DISPLAY
②… TRAC-LOKSWITCH (Model 3007A only)
③… RANGE SELECTOR SWITCH
④… TEST BUTTON
⑤… CONNECTOR
⑥… BACK LIGHT SWITCH (Model 3007A only)
⑦… FUNCTION SWITCH
⑧… TEST PROBE (RED)
⑨… TEST PROBE (BLACK)
⑩… ALLIGATOR CLIP (BLACK)
⑪… PLOBE (BLACK & RED)
⑫… BARRIER
Note: It is a part providing protection against electrical shock and
ensuring the minimum required air and creepage distances.
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4-2 LCD DISPLAY
3
1
2
11
4
5
10
6
7
9
12
8
1… INSULATION RESISTANCE SCALE
2… BAR GRAPH
3… CONTINUITY SCALE
4… LIVE CIRCUIT WARNING
AC LIVE CIRCUIT
WARNING
DISCHARGE VOLTAGE
0~2V
0~2V
3~30V
3~60V
31~60V
61~120V
61~120V
121~240V
120V over
240V over
5… TRACK/LOK MODE
6… AUTONULL OPERATION
7… BATTERY VOLTAGE WARNING
8… CONTINUITY/INSULATION RESISTANCE RANGE SETTING
9… UNIT
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10…OUTPUT VOLTAGE GRAPH (INSULATION RESISTANCE)
FUNCTION SETTING
PER RATED OUTPUT VOLTAGE
1~24%
25~49%
50~74%
75~99%
100% or over
11… OUTPUT VOLTAGE RANGE
12… MEASUREMENT VALUES
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5. PREPARATION FOR MEASUREMENT
5-1 Removing the Cover
Model 3005A/3007A have a dedicated cover to protect against an impact
from the outside and prevent the operation part, LCD, and connector socket
from becoming dirty. The cover can be detached and put on the back side
of the main body during measurement.
Method of removing the cover
Method of storing the cover
5-2 Battery Voltage Check
① Set the function switch to any position except “OFF”
.
② When the battery voltage warning symbol (
) is lit, the batteries are
exhausted. Replace all of them with new ones according to section 8 for
battery & fuse replacement.
5-3 Test Probe Connection
Insert test probes fully into connector terminals of the instrument.
Connect test probe (black) to EARTH terminal and test probe (red) to LINE
terminal of connector terminal.
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6. OPERATION
6-1 Disconnection and check of power source of the circuit under test
# DANGER
● To avoid possible electrical shock, do not perform measurements on
energized (LIVE) circuits.
● Never make measurements with the battery compartment cover removed.
● Always Keep your fingers and hands behind the barrier on test probe to
avoid the possible shock hazard.
# CAUTION
● Never press the test button if the live circuit warning is indicated or the
warning buzzer sounds. This may damage the circuit.
● When the instrument is left powered on, the auto-power-off function
automatically shut the power off; The display blanks even if the Function
Switch is set to a position other than the OFF position in this state.
To return to the normal mode, turn the Function Switch off, then to the
desired position. If the display still blanks, the batteries are exhausted.
Replace the batteries.
Voltage check can be made with the function switch at any position except "OFF".
Be sure to turn off the breaker for the circuit under test.
① Connect the test probe (black) to the earth side and the test probe (red) to
the line side of the circuit under test.
② Ensure that the live circuit warning is not lit and the audible warning is
not present. When the live circuit warning is lit and the buzzer sounds,
never press the test button. Voltage is generated in the circuit under test.
Recheck that the breaker for the circuit under test is "OFF".
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6-2 Insulation Resistance Measurement
# DANGER
● Always test the circuit or equipment to ensure it is surely de-energized
before measurement according to the instruction of 6-1.
● To avoid electrical shock, measurements must be performed on
de-energized circuits only.
● When the test button is pressed with the function switch in the MΩ
position, take care not to touch the tip of the test probe and the circuit
under test where a high voltage is present in order to avoid possible shock
hazard.
● Never make measurement with the battery compartment cover removed.
● Always Keep your fingers and hands behind the barrier on test probe to
avoid the possible shock hazard.
# CAUTION
● Never press the test button if the live circuit warning is indicated or the
warning buzzer sounds. This may damage the circuit.
● Conduct the voltage warning check before measurement to ensure that the
circuit under test is de-energized.
① Check the voltage which can be applied to the circuit under test and set the
Function switch and the range selector switch to the desired range.
② Connect the test probe (black) to the earth terminal of the circuit under
test.
③ Put the tip of the test probe (red) to the circuit under test and press the
test button.
The buzzer sounds intermittently during measurement.
Current outputs from the earth terminal, and returns to the line terminal.
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④ Read the resistance value from the LCD.
⑤ With the test probe still connected to the circuit under test, release the test
button to discharge capacitance in the circuit after measurement.
# DANGER
Do not touch the circuit under test immediately after testing. Capacitance
stored in the circuit may cause electric shock.
Leave test probes connected to the circuit and never touch the circuit until the
discharge is completed.
● Principle of Insulation Resistance Measurement
Resistance value can be obtained by applying a certain high voltage to the
resistance (insulation resistance) and measuring the flowing current.
Resistance Value = Voltage / Current
RX
= V / I
LINE(-)
EARTH(+)
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● Terminal connection of insulation resistance test
In case of testing insulation of insulated wire and cable against the earth at
direct current, connecting – pole of power to cable conductor, + to the earth
obtains smaller measuring value, compared with connecting the other way
round. This connecting method is generally acknowledged relevant to detect
defective insulation.
6-3 Continuity Measurement (Resistance Tests)
# DANGER
● Always test the circuit or equipment to ensure it is surely de-energized
before measurement according to the instruction of 6-1.
● To avoid electrical shock, measurements must be performed on
de-energized circuits only.
● Never make measurement with the battery compartment cover removed.
● Always Keep your fingers and hands behind the barrier on test probe to
avoid the possible shock hazard.
# CAUTION
● Never press the test button if the live circuit warning is indicated or the
warning buzzer sounds. This may damage the circuit.
● When an additional circuit is connected in parallel with the circuit under
test, inaccurate reading may be taken.
① Set the Function switch to the “AUTO NULL” position.
② Short the test probes (red) and (black) and press the test button. Then
the resistance of the test probes is displayed and memorized with
microprocessor.
③ Set the Function switch to“Ω”position.
④ Connect the test probes to the circuit under test and press the test button.
⑤ Read the resistance value from the LCD.
●NULL symbol (
) is displayed while AUTO NULL function is working.
●AUTO NULL will be cancelled when the instrument is powered off.
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● Principle of Continuity Measurement (Resistance Test)
Resistance value can be obtained by applying a certain current to the
resistance under test and measuring the voltage generated on the both sides
of the resistor under test.
Resistance value = Voltage / Current
RX
= V / I
LINE(+)
EARTH(-)
6-4 Continuous Measurement
A lock down feature is incorporated on the test button. Pressing and turning
it clockwise, lock the test button in the continuous operating position.
To release the lock, turn the test button counterclockwise.
Note:
Model 3007A has TRAC/LOK function. When “LOK” mode is
selected, sampling is conducted only once, even though the test button
is locked down for continuous measurement.
To make continuous measurement, select“TRAC”mode.
# DANGER
Be extremely careful not to get electric shock during insulation resistance
measurement as high voltage is present on the tip of test probes continuously.
— 17 —
7. FUNCTIONS
7-1 TRAC-LOK MODE (Model 3007A)
TRAC mode : Measurement can be conducted while the test button is being
pressed.
When making continuous measurement, select this mode.
LOK mode : When the test button is pressed, measurement can be
conducted only once, and output is stopped, then
automatically discharged.
This allows to economize on the battery life.
7-2 AUTO NULL
When conducting continuity tests, the contact resistance of test probes etc.
is automatically subtracted before the real resistance is displayed to obtain
more accurate reading.
This function is invalid when the contact resistance, etc. is 10Ω or more.
) is displayed while AUTO NULL function is working.
・ NULL symbol (
・ AUTO NULL will be cancelled when the instrument is powered off.
7-3 BACK LIGHT (Model 3007A)
Use BACK LIGHT to facilitate working at night or dimly lit situations.
When the back light switch is pressed with the function switch in any
position except“OFF”
, the back light continues illuminating for approx. 40
seconds and then turns off automatically.
When the back light switch is pressed again, the BACK LIGHT will turn off
even within the lighting time.
Press the back light switch while it is on, the light gets brighter. Press it
again to turn it OFF.
7-4 AUTO-POWER-OFF
The instrument automatically turns off approx. 10 minutes after the last
switch operation. To return to the normal mode, turn the function switch off,
then to the desired position.
# CAUTION
Slight current is still consumed even after the instrument was powered off by
auto-power-off function. Turn the function switch to the “OFF” position when
not using the instrument.
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8. BATTERY & FUSE REPLACEMENT
# DANGER
● Never open the battery compartment cover while making measurement.
To avoid possible electrical shock, disconnect the test probe before
opening the cover for battery and fuse replacement.
● Replacement fuse must be have the following rating.
Fast acting type, F 500mA/600V, φ6.35×32mm
8-1 Battery Replacement
① Disconnect test probes from the instrument.
② Open the battery compartment cover by unscrewing the metal captive
screw to reveal battery compartment. Always replace all eight batteries
with new ones at the same time.
Battery type: 8 x R6P, 1.5V AA or equivalent
8-2 Fuse Replacement
① Disconnect the test probe from the instrument.
② Open the battery compartment cover by unscrewing the metal captive
screw to reveal battery compartment and replace the fuse.
Fuse type: 600V/500mA (F) quick acting ceramic fuse 6.35 x 32mm
# CAUTION
Install batteries in correct
polarity as marked inside the
case.
— 19 —
9. CASE AND STRAP BELT ASSEMBLY
By hanging the instrument around the neck, both hands can be used freely for
easy and safety working.
Pass the strap belt down through
the side panel of the main body
from the top, and up through the
slots of the probe case from the
bottom.
Pass the strap through the buckle,
adjust the strap for length and
secure.
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10. CLEANING OF THE INSTRUMENT
● When cleaning the instrument, wipe it with a silicon cloth or soft cloth to
remove dust or dirt.
● When it is hard to remove the dirt, wipe it with a cloth wet with water and dry
the instrument completely after cleaning.
# CAUTION
Never use any solvent which may transmute plastics, for example, organic
solvent such as benzene, acetone, etc.
11. SERVICING
If this tester should fail to operate correctly, return it to your nearest distributors
stating the exact nature of the fault.
Before returning the instrument, make sure that:
a) Operating instructions have been followed.
b) Leads have been inspected.
c) Fuse has been checked.
d) Battery has been checked.
e) The unit is returned with all accessory leads.
Remember, the more information written about the fault, the quicker it will be
serviced.
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Kyoritsu reserves the rights to change specifications or designs
described in this manual without notice and without obligations.
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