Fluke 8845A/8846A Digital Multimeters

Fluke 8845A/8846A
Digital Multimeters
Precision and versatility
for bench or
systems applications
Exceed your expectations
With 14 measurement functions, math and analysis modes, the 8845A/8846A will meet the needs of any test, research and development,
or service application.
for performance and value
at a glance
• 6.5 digit resolution
• Basic V dc accuracy
of up to 0.0024 %
Handle even the most demanding measurements with high accuracy
and 6.5 digit resolution.
• Dual display
• 100 µA to 10 A current
range, with up to
100 pA resolution
Use the built-in TrendPlot paperless chart recorder to graphically
identify the extent of drift and intermittent events in analog circuits.
• Wide ohms ranges
from 10 Ω to 1 GΩ
with up to 10 µΩ
• 2 x 4 ohms 4-wire measurement
• Measures frequency,
capacitance, period,
temperature (8846A)
View results in Histogram mode to reveal stability or noise problems
in analog circuits.
• USB memory drive
port (8846A)
• Fluke 45 and Agilent
34401A emulation
• Graphical display
• TrendplotTM paperless
recorder mode,
statistics, histogram
The Fluke 8845A and 8846A 6.5 digit precision
multimeters have the precision and versatility to handle your most
demanding measurements, on the bench or in a system. These meters
are both high performance and feature rich, yet also remarkably easy
to use.
These digital multimeters perform the functions you would expect to
see in a multifunction DMM, including measuring volts, ohms, and amps.
Basic V dc accuracy of up to 0.0024 %, 10 A current range, and
a wide ohms range give you an unbeatable combination of measurement capability.
You can also use the 8845A and 8846A to measure temperature,
capacitance, period, and frequency—the functions of a counter, capacitance meter, and thermometer are built in for unparalleled versatility.
Extend the meters’ utility even more with their graphical display modes,
including TrendplotTM paperless recorder mode, statistics and histograms—features you won’t find on other multimeters.
Of course, these meters are also durable and dependable, features
you expect from any Fluke meter. This unique combination of features
and performance makes the 8845A and 8846A an unbeatable value for
a wide variety of applications, including manufacturing test, research
and development, and service.
• CAT I 1000 V,
CAT II 600 V
A perfect fit for many applications,
Patented split terminal jacks enable
Clear and bright dual display shows data in
4-wire measurements with two leads
graphic or numeric formats
Input terminals are located on the front and
Context sensitive soft function keys make it
back of the meter to simplify connections
easy to navigate through measurements and
within a system
instrument settings
in a system or on the bench.
Easy to integrate into your automated test system
The 8845A and 8846A meters can be incorporated easily into your
automated test system. These meters emulate several legacy bench
DMMs, allowing them to be substituted easily into existing systems.
SCPI compatibility and drivers allow them to work with most available application and development languages.
Front and rear inputs let you easily make connections where it’s
most convenient, whether the meter is rack-mounted or used on a
bench. Multiple interfaces provide compatibility to existing and new
Reading rates are greater than 1000 readings per second giving
you the throughput you need for systems applications.
Versatile solutions for advanced test applications
These meters let you take test and troubleshooting to a new level.
Set up the 8845A or 8846A to take measurements over a period of
time and display them graphically on the DMM’s screen, for real time
trending analysis. Graphical trending analysis can highlight drift
and signal fluctuations, as well as intermittent errors that can’t be
seen on a numerical display.
Using the graphical display, the 8845A and 8846A can simultaneously display a histogram and multiple statistical values such as
mean, min, max and standard deviation calculated using real time
measurements. Analyzing a measured values distribution over time
can highlight potential reoccurring out-of-tolerance problems.
The ability to make dual simultaneous measurements and display
them in graphic or numeric format adds new tools to the test system
and design engineer’s toolbox of tricks for solving or validating
analog circuits.
Save measurement results to USB memory and transfer the data to
a PC for detailed analysis. Or use the Ethernet connection to transport data over a network.
Extended current and ohms ranges and additional capabilities
such as temperature and capacitance increase the variety of measurements you can make and tests you can perform with a single
Perfect for benchtop research and development
Research and development applications demand measurement performance and flexibility. The 8845A and 8846A meet these needs,
with excellent performance in all measurement functions. It’s easy to
use and adapts easily to almost any benchtop application.
USB port for flash memory devices (8846A)
provides convenient data storage and transport
Single button per function for ease of use
Dual display and versatile
graphical capabilities
The 8845A/8846A feature a unique dual display that
allows you to measure two different parameters of
the same signal from one test connection. To reveal
signal quality issues like drift, intermittants and
stability, view data as a real time trend plot or histogram, with the unique analyze mode. You won’t find
graphical display capabilities like these on any other
instrument in this class.
FlukeView® Software and drivers add
PC power and application compatibility.
FlukeView Forms increases the power of your Fluke
tool by enabling you to document, store and analyze
individual readings or series of measurements, then
convert them into professional-looking documents.
Log live readings while connected to a PC or store,
display and share readings in interactive forms,
graphs and tables. Create customized, professional
looking documents that can be printed or emailed.
FlukeView Forms software includes easy-to-use
standard forms.
Instrument programming drivers, DLL files and support information are included to get your test system
up and running as quickly as possible.
FlukeView® Forms Basic
Perform 4-wire measurements
with only two leads
Patented split terminal jacks for the 2 x 4 ohms
function allow you to perform 4-wire measurements
using only two leads instead of four. A special test
lead accessory is available to enable you to establish
the connection. You get excellent resolution and
accuracy plus the convenience and ease of using
a single pair of leads.
The Fluke 8845A/8846A ship with a free copy of
FlukeView Basic. Transfer data points from your
meter to your PC and use the two standard, noncustomizable forms to display your readings in table
or graphical form. For a larger array of forms or to
use FlukeView® Forms Designer to customize your
forms, upgrade to FlukeView® Forms version 3.0
with FVF-UG.
Fluke 45 and Agilent 34401A emulation
The 8845A/8846A emulate operation and programming commands of the Fluke 45 and Agilent 34401.
Emulation shortens the learning curve and makes
it easy to fit the 8845A or 8846A into existing test
Fluke support completes
the equation of value
Like all Fluke products, the 8845A/8846A are built
to provide years of dependable service. However,
if you do need calibration or repairs, you can turn
to our global network of direct and representative
service centers strategically located around the world.
Each offers a full range of support services.
Multiple connectors give you
maximum flexibility
Choose from several interfaces to connect the
8845A/8846A to a personal computer: serial,
IEEE-488, and Ethernet come standard on both models. A USB device port is included on the 8846A meter
for convenient data transfer to and from
a PC via a portable USB storage device.
With 6.5 digit performance, legacy DMM emulation and the latest interfaces, the 8845A/8846A
will easily integrate into any legacy or new test system.
Measurement function
VFD Dot Matrix
VFD Dot Matrix
6.5 Digits
6.5 Digits
Accuracy, ± (% of reading + % of range), one year after calibration
Maximum resolution
100 mV to 1000 V
100 mV to 1000 V
100 nV
100 nV
0.0035 + 0.0005
0.0024 + 0.0005
100 mV to 750 V
100 mV to 1000 V
Maximum resolution
100 nV
100 nV
0.06 + 0.03
0.06 + 0.03
3 Hz to 300 KHz
3 Hz to 300 KHz
2x4 Wire
Maximum resolution
100 Ω to 100 MΩ
10 Ω to 1 GΩ
100 µΩ
10 µΩ
0.010 + 0.001
0.010 + 0.001
100 µA to 10 A
100 µA to 10 A
Maximum resolution
100 pA
100 pA
0.050 + 0.005
0.050 + 0.005
10 mA to 10 A
100 µA to 10 A
Ordering information
8845A 6.5 digit precision
multimeter, 35 ppm
8846A 6.5 digit precision
multimeter, 24 ppm USB mem
Options and accessories
TL71 Test Lead Set, Premium DMM
TL910 Precision Electronic Probe
884X-SHORT 4-Wire Short
TL2X4W-PT 2x4 Wire Ohms Test
Lead 2 mm Probe Tip
884X-RTD 100 Ohm RTD
Temperature Probe
884X-512M USB Memory 512 M
884X-1G USB Memory 1 GB
Y8022 IEEE488 cable (2 m)
884X-USB USB to RS232 cable
FVF-UG FlukeView Forms Software
Upgrade­—No Cable
Y8846 Rack Mount Kit
Maximum resolution
10 µA
100 pA
0.10 + 0.04
0.10 + 0.04
3 Hz to 10 kHz
3 Hz to 10 kHz
3 Hz to 300 kHz
3 Hz to 1 MHz
Fluke Calibration.
Precision, performance, confidence.™
Maximum resolution
1 µHz
1 µHz
0.01 %
0.01 %
1 nF to 0.1 F
Maximum resolution
1 pf
-200 °C to +600 °C
Maximum resolution
0.01 °
0.06 °
Continuity/diode test
Platinum RTD
Math functions
Zero, Min/Max/Average, Std Dev; mx+b
Advanced functions
Limit test
Fluke Europe B.V.
PO Box 1186, 5602 BD
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Web access: http://www.flukecal.eu
Input output
USB memory
Real time clock
Programming languages/modes
USB memory drive port
RS-232, IEE-488.2, Ethernet, USB (with optional adapter)
SCPI (IEEE-488.2), Agilent 34401A, Fluke 45
Size (HxWxD)
Fluke Calibration
PO Box 9090, Everett, WA 98206 U.S.A.
3.6 kg (8.0 lb)
88 mm x 217 mm x 297 mm (3.46 in x 8.56 in x 11.7 in)
Designed to comply with IEC 61010-1 2000-1, ANSI/ISA-S82.01-1994,
CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 1010.1-92 CAT I 1000 V, CAT II 600 V
For more information call:
In the U.S.A. (877) 355-3225 or
Fax (425) 446-5116
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Fax +31 (0) 40 2675 222
In Canada (800)-36-FLUKE or
Fax (905) 890-6866
From other countries +1 (425) 446-5500 or
Fax +1 (425) 446-5116
Web access: http://www.flukecal.com
©2006-2014 Fluke Calibration.
Specifications subject to change without notice.
Printed in U.S.A. 4/2014 2547535B_EN
Pub_ID: 11035-eng Rev 02
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