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Technical Sound Meter PCE-432
Sound Level Meter with GPS PCE-432 (Class 1)
Handheld Sound Level Meter / Octave band filter / A, B, C and Z Rating / Filter can be
upgraded / Fast, Slow and Pulse rating / Datalogger / USB
The class 1 Sound Level Meter PCE-432 meets all requirements for noise measurement and frequency
analysis. The noise meter is equipped with a GPS receiver as well as the sound measuring function. The
GPS function allows the user to assign the measured values to an exact position.
This integrated precision impulse sound level meter follows all applicable standards and guidelines
(Class 1 EN / IEC 61672, ANSI S1.4-1983, ANSI S1.43-1997 EN / IEC61260, etc.) The sound level
meter PCE-432 has a very large illuminated display. The display from the sound level meter displays
the sound pressure level numerically and graphically in real time. The professional sound level meter
has an integrated data logger. The measurement data are stored on a micro SD card. This card can be
read directly in the PC. The sound level meter can also be connected to the PC via USB and the
memory can be read directly. The post-processing software from the sound level meter allows
comfortable measurement data analysis. Typical applications for this device are in the measurement of
workplace noise, compliance with regulations, environmental noise assessment, selection of ear
protection equipment, selection of appropriate noise control measures and assessment of noise
exposure.
The pulse function of the PCE-432 noise measurement device makes it possible to record short-term
sound events. Thanks to the integrated octave band function, even the slightest differences in the
frequency band can be detected. The frequency filter can be optionally upgraded. The measuring range
of this professional sound level meter ranges from 22 ... 136 db (A) at a frequency of 3 Hz ... 20 kHz.
- 1/1 octave band and optional 1/3 octave band
- Accuracy class 1
- Integrated GPS receiver
- A, B, C & Z frequency evaluation
- Fast, slow, pulse and peak timing
- Statistics function
- Display of sound as a graph
- 3 adjustable measuring profiles
- Low noise recognition
- ICCP microphone 40 mV / PA
- Adjustable alarm level
- Ideal for airport and air force base noise monitoring programs
Technical specifications:
Measuring range
22 ... 136 dbA
Accuracy
Class 1
Frequency range
3 Hz ... 20 kHz
Standards
GB/T3785.1-2010
GB/T3785.2-2010
IEC60651:1979
IEC60804:2000
IEC61672-1:2013
ANSI S1.4-1983
ANSI S1.43-1997
Frequency analysis
Octave filter: 8 Hz ... 16 kHz
1/3 Octave filter: 6.3 Hz ... 20 kHz
Microphone
1/2" Measuring microphone Class 1
Sensitivity: 40 mV/PA
Frequency range: 3 Hz ... 20 kHz
Connection: TNC
Power supply: ICCP Standard
Integral time measurement
1 s ... 24 h (adjustable)
Measurement functions
LXY(SPL), LXeq, LXYSD, LXSEL, LXE, LXYmax, LXYmin, LXPeak,
LXN.
X = Frequency rating: A, B, C, Z;
Y = Time rating: F, S, I;
N = Statistics in %: 1 ... 99 %
24 hour measurement
Automatic measurement with data storage
Frequency rating
A, B, C, Z
Time rating
Fast (F), Slow (S), Pulse(I), Peak
Inherent noise
Microphone: 19 db(A), 25 db(C), 31 db(Z)
Electronics: 13 db(A), 17 db(C), 24 db(Z)
AD converter
24 Bit
Sample rate
Standard: 48 kHz
LN Mode: 20 ms
Measurement display
Numerical
Bar graph
Graphical
Display
160 x 160 Pixel LCD with lighting
Memory
4 GB Micro SD card
Interface
USB (Memory readable via software or directly as mass storage)
RS232
Voltage output
AC 5V RMS
DC 10 mV/db
Alarm
Adjustable alarms
GPS
GPS receiver for location determination
Power supply
4 x 1.5 V AA Batteries
12 V / 1 A Power plug
5 V / 1 A USB
Operating time in battery
min. 10 h
operation
Dimensions
70 x 300 x 36 mm (W x H x D)
Weight
ca. 620 g incl. batteries
Delivery contents:
1 x Sound Level Meter PCE-432
1 x 1/2" measuring microphone Class 1
1 x Wind noise suppressor (foamball)
1 x USB interface cable
1 x Software
1 x Power supply
1 x Carrying case
1 x Instruction manual
Note: The sound level meter is supplied with an octave band filter. Optionally an upgrade to a 1/3
octave band filter is possible (see selectable option).