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Agilent U1270 Series
Handheld Digital
Multimeters
Service Guide
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Eleventh Edition, April 18, 2014
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Safety Notices
CAUTION
A CAUTION notice denotes a hazard. It calls attention to an operating procedure, practice, or the likes
of that, if not correctly performed
or adhered to, could result in damage to the product or loss of important data. Do not proceed beyond a
CAUTION notice until the indicated
conditions are fully understood and
met.
WA R N I N G
A WARNING notice denotes a
hazard. It calls attention to an
operating procedure, practice, or
the likes of that, if not correctly
performed or adhered to, could
result in personal injury or death.
Do not proceed beyond a WARNING notice until the indicated
conditions are fully understood
and met.
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Safety Symbols
The following symbols on the instrument and in the documentation
indicate precautions which must be taken to maintain safe operation of
the instrument.
Direct current (DC)
Caution, risk of electric shock
Alternating current (AC)
Caution, risk of danger (refer to this manual
for specific Warning or Caution information)
Both direct and alternating current
CAT III
1000 V
Category III 1000 V overvoltage protection
Earth (ground) terminal
CAT IV
600 V
Category IV 600 V overvoltage protection
Equipment protected throughout by double
insulation or reinforced insulation
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Safety Considerations
Read the information below before using this multimeter. The descriptions
and instructions in this manual apply to the Agilent U1271A, U1272A,
U1273A, and U1273AX Handheld Digital Multimeters (hereafter referred to
as the multimeter). The U1273A and U1272A models appear in all
illustrations.
CAUTION
• Disconnect circuit power and discharge all high-voltage capacitors
before measuring resistance, continuity, diodes, or capacitance.
• Use the proper terminals, function, and range for your
measurements.
• This device is for use at altitudes of up to 3000 m.
• Never measure voltage when current measurement is selected.
• Always use the specified battery type. The power for the meter is
supplied with four AAA 1.5 V batteries. Observe the correct polarity
markings before you insert the batteries to ensure proper insertion
of the batteries in the meter.
• To avoid damage to the instrument from battery leakage:
• Always remove dead batteries immediately.
• Always remove the batteries and store them separately if the instrument is
not going to be used or is being stored for a long period of time.
WA R N I N G
• Do not use the multimeter if it is damaged. Before you use the
multimeter, inspect the case. Look for cracks or missing plastic.
Pay particular attention to the insulation surrounding the
connectors.
• Inspect the test leads for damaged insulation or exposed metal.
Check the test leads for continuity. Replace damaged test leads
before you use the multimeter.
• Do not operate the multimeter around explosive gas, vapor, or wet
environments.
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WA R N I N G
• Do not apply more than the rated voltage (as marked on the
multimeter) between terminals, or between the terminal and
earth ground. Before use, verify the multimeter's operation by
measuring a known voltage.
• Never use the multimeter in wet conditions or when there is
water on the surface. If the multimeter is wet, ensure that the
multimeter is dried only by trained personnel.
• When measuring current, turn off the circuit power before
connecting the multimeter in the circuit. Remember to place the
multimeter in series with the circuit.
• Apply caution when working above 60 VDC, 30 VAC (RMS), or
42.4 VPEAK. Such voltages pose a shock hazard.
• Be aware of the presence of hazardous voltage before using the
Low Pass Filter (LPF) function for voltage measurement. Voltages
measured are usually greater than what are indicated on the
multimeter as the voltages with higher frequencies have been
filtered through the LPF function.
• Do not use the ZLOW (low input impedance) function (U1272A,
U1273A, and U1273AX only) to measure voltages in circuits that
could be damaged by this function’s low input impedance of 2 kΩ.
• When using the probes, keep your fingers behind the finger
guards on the probes.
• Connect the common test lead before you connect the live test
lead. When you disconnect the leads, disconnect the live test lead
first.
• Remove the test leads from the multimeter before you open the
battery cover. Do not operate the multimeter with the battery
cover or portions of the cover removed or loosened. When
servicing the multimeter, use only the specified replacement
parts.
• To avoid false readings, which may lead to possible electric shock
or personal injury, replace the battery as soon as the low battery
indicator appears and flashes.
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Environmental Conditions
This instrument is designed for indoor use and in an area with low
condensation. The table below shows the general environmental
requirements for this instrument.
NOTE
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Environmental conditions
Requirements
Temperature
• Operating condition
• U1271A/U1272A/U1273A: –20 °C to 55 °C
• U1273AX: –40 °C to 55 °C (using Lithium
batteries)
• Storage condition
• –40°C to 70 °C
Humidity
• Operating condition
• Maximum: 80% RH at 40 °C
(non-condensing)
• Minimum: 50% RH at 40 °C
(non-condensing)
• Storage condition
• Up to 95% RH at 40 °C (non-condensing)
Altitude
Up to 3000 m
Pollution degree
Pollution degree II
The U1270 Series Handheld Digital Multimeters comply with the following safety
and EMC requirements:
• Safety
• EN/IEC 61010-1:2001
• ANSI/UL 61010-1:2004
• CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 61010-1-04
• EMC
• IEC61326-1:2005/EN61326-1:2006
• Canada: ICES/NMB-001: Issue 4, June 2006
• Australia/New Zealand: AS/NZS CISPR 11:2004
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Regulatory Markings
The CE mark is a registered trademark
of the European Community. This CE
mark shows that the product complies
with all the relevant European Legal
Directives.
The C-tick mark is a registered
trademark of the Spectrum
Management Agency of Australia. This
signifies compliance with the Australia
EMC Framework regulations under the
terms of the Radio Communication Act
of 1992.
ICES/NMB-001 indicates that this ISM
device complies with the Canadian
ICES-001. Cet appareil ISM est
confomre a la norme NMB-001 du
Canada.
This instrument complies with the
WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC) marking
requirement. This affixed product label
indicates that you must not discard
this electrical or electronic product in
domestic household waste.
The CSA mark is a registered
trademark of the Canadian Standards
Association.
This symbol indicates the time period
during which no hazardous or toxic
substance elements are expected to
leak or deteriorate during normal use.
Forty years is the expected useful life
of the product.
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Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive 2002/96/EC
This instrument complies with the WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC) marking
requirement. This affixed product label indicates that you must not discard
this electrical or electronic product in domestic household waste.
Product Category:
With reference to the equipment types in the WEEE directive Annex 1, this
instrument is classified as a “Monitoring and Control Instrument” product.
The affixed product label is as shown below.
Do not dispose in domestic household waste.
To return this unwanted instrument, contact your nearest Agilent Service
Centre, or visit
www.agilent.com/environment/product
for more information.
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Declaration of Conformity (DoC)
The Declaration of Conformity (DoC) for this instrument is available on the
Agilent Web site. You can search the DoC by its product model or
description at the Web address below.
http://regulations.corporate.agilent.com/DoC/search.htm
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If you are unable to search for the respective DoC, please contact your
local Agilent representative.
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Table of Contents
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Calibration Procedures
Calibration Overview 18
Closed-case calibration 18
Agilent calibration services 18
Calibration interval 19
Adjustment is recommended 19
Recommended Test Equipment
20
Basic Operating Test 22
Backlight test (U1271A/U1272A only)
Display test 22
Current terminal input test 23
Calibration Process
25
Test Considerations
26
Performance Verification Tests
Calibration Security
22
27
37
Unsecuring the Instrument for Calibration 38
To unsecure the instrument from the front panel 38
To change the calibration security code 39
To reset the calibration security code to its factory default
Using the Front Panel for Adjustments
Adjustment considerations 42
Valid adjustment input values 43
Adjustment procedure 47
Exiting the adjustment mode 48
Calibration Count
42
49
Calibration Error Codes
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Service and Maintenance
Troubleshooting
52
Checking the Fuse
53
Fuse Replacement
57
Returning the Instrument for Service
Replaceable Parts 62
To order replaceable parts
61
62
Types of Service Available 63
Extended service contracts 63
Obtaining Repair Service (Worldwide)
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List of Figures
Figure 1-1
Figure 1-2
Figure 1-3
Figure 1-4
Figure 1-5
Figure 1-6
Figure 1-7
Figure 1-8
Figure 2-1
Figure 2-2
Figure 2-3
Figure 2-4
Figure 2-5
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U1273A/U1273AX OLED display screen
U1271A/U1272A LCD screen 23
Input warning display (A terminal) 23
Input warning display (µA mA terminal)
Unsecuring the instrument 38
Changing the calibration security code
Resetting the calibration security code
Reference value display 47
Testing Fuse 1 55
Testing Fuse 2 56
Replacing Fuse 1 58
Replacing Fuse 2 59
Positions of Fuse 1 and Fuse 2 60
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Table 1-1
Table 1-2
Table 1-3
Table 1-4
Table 2-1
Table 2-2
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Recommended test equipment 20
Performance verification tests 28
Adjustment input values 43
Calibration error codes 50
Operating checklist 52
Fuse displayed readings 54
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Service Guide
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Calibration Procedures
Calibration Overview 18
Closed-case calibration 18
Agilent calibration services 18
Calibration interval 19
Adjustment is recommended 19
Recommended Test Equipment 20
Basic Operating Test 22
Backlight test (U1271A/U1272A only) 22
Display test 22
Current terminal input test 23
Calibration Process 25
Test Considerations 26
Performance Verification Tests 27
Calibration Security 37
Unsecuring the Instrument for Calibration 38
To unsecure the instrument from the front panel 38
To change the calibration security code 39
To reset the calibration security code to its factory default 40
Using the Front Panel for Adjustments 42
Adjustment considerations 42
Valid adjustment input values 43
Adjustment procedure 47
Exiting the adjustment mode 48
Calibration Count 49
Calibration Error Codes 50
This chapter helps you to verify the instrument performance
and to make adjustments where necessary.
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Calibration Overview
Calibration Overview
This manual contains procedures to verify the U1270 Series
handheld digital multimeters performance and to perform
adjustments (calibration). The performance test procedures
allow you to verify that the instrument is operating within
its published specifications. The adjustment procedures
ensure that the instrument remains within its specifications
until the next calibration.
NOTE
Ensure that you have read the “Test Considerations” on page 26 before
calibrating the instrument.
Closed-case calibration
The instrument features closed- case electronic calibration. In
other words, no internal mechanical adjustments are
required. The instrument calculates correction factors based
upon the input reference value you set. The new correction
factors are stored in the nonvolatile memory until the next
calibration adjustment is performed. The nonvolatile
EEPROM calibration memory is retained even when the
power is switched off.
Agilent calibration services
When your instrument is due for calibration, contact your
local Agilent Service Center to enquire about recalibration
services.
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Calibration Overview
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Calibration interval
A 1- year interval is adequate for most applications. Accuracy
specifications are warranted only if adjustment is made at
regular calibration intervals. Accuracy specifications are not
warranted beyond the 1- year calibration interval. Agilent
does not recommend extending calibration intervals beyond
2 years for any application.
Adjustment is recommended
Specifications are only guaranteed within the period stated
from the last adjustment. Agilent recommends that
re- adjustment should be performed during the calibration
process for best performance. This will ensure that the
instrument will remain within the specifications for the next
calibration interval.
This criterion for the re- adjustment provides the best
long- term stability. Performance data are measured during
the “Performance Verification Tests” but this does not
guarantee that the instrument will remain within these
limits unless the adjustments are performed.
Refer to the “Calibration Count” on page 49 and verify that
all the adjustments have been performed.
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Recommended Test Equipment
Recommended Test Equipment
The test equipment recommended for the performance
verification and adjustment procedures are listed below
(Table 1- 1). If the exact instrument is not available,
substitute with another calibration standard of equivalent
accuracy.
A suggested alternative method is to use the Agilent 3458A
8½ Digit Digital Multimeter to measure less accurate but
stable sources. The output value measured from the source
can be entered into the instrument as the target calibration
value.
Table 1-1 Recommended test equipment
Application
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Recommended
Recommended accuracy requirements
equipment
DC voltage
Fluke 5520A
<20% of the U1270 Series accuracy
specification
DC current
Fluke 5520A
<20% of the U1270 Series accuracy
specification
Resistance
Fluke 5520A
<20% of the U1270 Series accuracy
specification
AC voltage
Fluke 5520A
<20% of the U1270 Series accuracy
specification
AC current
Fluke 5520A
<20% of the U1270 Series accuracy
specification
Frequency
Fluke 5520A
<20% of the U1270 Series accuracy
specification
Capacitance
Fluke 5520A
<20% of the U1270 Series accuracy
specification
Duty cycle
Fluke 5520A
<20% of the U1270 Series accuracy
specification
Diode
Fluke 5520A
<20% of the U1270 Series accuracy
specification
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Recommended Test Equipment
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Table 1-1 Recommended test equipment (continued)
Application
Temperature
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Recommended
Recommended accuracy requirements
equipment
Fluke 5520A
<20% of the U1270 Series accuracy
specification
Short
Shorting plug — a dual banana plug with a copper wire
shorting the two terminals
Zlow
Agilent U1252B
—
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Basic Operating Test
Basic Operating Test
The tests listed below are used to test the basic operability
of the instrument. Repair is required if the instrument fails
any of these tests.
• “Backlight test (U1271A/U1272A only)”
• “Display test”
• “Current terminal input test”
Backlight test (U1271A/U1272A only)
Press and hold the
key while turning the rotary switch
to any other position (OFF to ON). Check that the
multimeter’s backlight is turned on. Press any key to exit
this mode.
Setup
Display test
Press and hold the
key while turning the rotary switch
to any other position (OFF to ON).
Trig
Auto Hold
For U1273A/U1273AX models:
Check that all the OLED pixels are lit. Verify that there are
no dead pixels. Press any key to exit this mode.
Figure 1-1 U1273A/U1273AX OLED display screen
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For U1271A/U1272A models:
Check that all the annunciators are displayed on the LCD
screen. Compare the display with the example shown in
Figure 1- 2. Press any key to exit this mode.
Figure 1-2 U1271A/U1272A LCD screen
Current terminal input test
This test determines if the input warnings of the current
terminals are functioning properly.
Input warning test (A terminal)
The multimeter sounds a continuous alert beep when the
test lead is inserted into the A terminal but the rotary
switch is not set to the
function.
The multimeter displays an input warning error (Figure 1- 3).
Figure 1-3 Input warning display (A terminal)
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Basic Operating Test
The alert beep tone will continue to beep until the test lead
is removed from the A terminal or until the rotary switch is
set to the
function.
NOTE
Before conducting this test, ensure that the beep function is not disabled
in the multimeter’s setup.
Input warning test (µA mA terminal)
The multimeter sounds a continuous alert beep when the
test lead is inserted into the µA mA terminal but the rotary
switch is not set to the
or
function.
The multimeter displays an input warning error (Figure 1- 4).
Figure 1-4 Input warning display (µA mA terminal)
The alert beep tone will continue to beep until the test lead
is removed from the µA mA terminal or until the rotary
switch is set to the
or
function.
NOTE
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Before conducting this test, ensure that the beep function is not disabled
in the multimeter’s setup.
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Calibration Process
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Calibration Process
1 Prior to performing the verification tests, see the “Test
Considerations” on page 26.
2 Perform the verification tests to characterize the
instrument; see “Performance Verification Tests” on
page 27.
3 Unsecure the instrument for calibration; see “Calibration
Security” on page 37.
4 Prior to performing the adjustments, see the “Adjustment
considerations” on page 42.
5 Perform the adjustment procedure; see “Adjustment
procedure” on page 47.
6 Secure the instrument against unauthorized calibration;
see “Exiting the adjustment mode” on page 48. Ensure
that the instrument has quit the adjustment mode and is
turned off.
7 Record the new security code and calibration count in the
instrument's maintenance records.
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Test Considerations
Test Considerations
For optimum performance, all procedures should comply
with the following recommendations:
• The performance verification test or adjustment should be
performed under laboratory conditions where the ambient
temperature can be controlled.
• The instrument should be put under the laboratory
environment for at least 1 hour.
• Ensure that the calibration ambient temperature is stable
and is between 18 °C and 28 °C. Ideally the calibration
should be performed at 23 °C ± 1 °C.
• Ensure that the ambient relative humidity is less than
80%.
• Allow a warm- up period of 3 minutes.
• Use a shielded twisted pair of PTFE- insulated cables to
reduce settling and noise errors. Keep the input cables as
short as possible. Long test leads can also act as antennas
which may pick up AC signals.
• Connect the input cable shields to earth ground.
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Performance Verification Tests
Use the performance verification tests to verify the
measurement performance of the instrument. The
performance verification tests use the instrument's
specifications listed in the U1271A/U1272A User's Guide and
the U1273A/U1273AX User’s Guide (available for download at
www.agilent.com/find/hhTechLib).
The performance verification tests are recommended as
acceptance tests when you first receive the instrument. The
acceptance test results should be compared against the
1 year test limits. After acceptance, you should repeat the
performance verification tests at every calibration interval.
If the instrument fails the performance verification tests,
adjustment or repair is required.
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Ensure that you have read the “Test Considerations” on page 26 before
running the performance verification tests.
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Table 1-2 Performance verification tests
Step Test function
1[1]
Range
Qik-V Turn the rotary
switch to the Qik-V position.
1000 V
ZLOW
1000 V
Turn the rotary
switch to the Z position.
5520 output
Error from nominal 1 year
U1271A
U1272A/
U1273A/U1273AX
1000 V
±20 V
-
1000 V, 70 Hz
±250 V
-
3V
-
±2.0 V
LOW
NOTE: First connect the COM and Ω terminals of the U1252B (or equivalent) to the COM and V terminals of the
U1272A/U1273A/U1273AX, then turn the U1272A/U1273A/U1273AX rotary switch to the Z position before
proceeding with the following ZLOW functional test.
LOW
U1252B input
ZLOW
Turn the rotary
switch to the Z position.
1000 V
1.67 kΩ
-
±0.167 kΩ
LOW
[1] Functional test only.
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Table 1-2 Performance verification tests (continued)
Step Test function
2
ACV Turn the rotary
switch to the
position.
Range
3V
30 V
300 V
1000 V
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Error from nominal 1 year
U1271A
U1272A/
U1273A/U1273AX
3 V, 20 Hz
-
±0.0325 V
3 V, 45 Hz
±0.0230 V
±0.0200 V
3 V, 65 Hz
±0.0230 V
±0.0200 V
3 V, 1 kHz
±0.0325 V
±0.0325 V
3 V, 5 kHz
±0.0625 V
±0.0475 V
3 V, 20 kHz
±0.0640 V
±0.0640 V
2.7 V, 100 kHz
-
±0.0985 V
30 V, 20 Hz
-
±0.325 V
30 V, 45 Hz
±0.230 V
±0.200 V
30 V, 65 Hz
±0.230 V
±0.200 V
30 V, 1 kHz
±0.325 V
±0.325 V
30 V, 5 kHz
±00625 V
±0.475 V
30 V, 20 kHz
±0.640 V
±0.640 V
27 V, 100 kHz
-
±0.985 V
300 V, 45 Hz
±2.30 V
±2.00 V
300 V, 65 Hz
±2.30 V
±2.00 V
300 V, 1 kHz
±3.25 V
±3.25 V
300 V, 5 kHz
±6.25 V
±4.75 V
270 V, 20 kHz
-
±5.80 V
1000 V, 45 Hz
±9.0 V
±8.0 V
1000 V, 65 Hz
±9.0 V
±8.0 V
1000 V, 1 kHz
±12.5 V
±12.5 V
1000 V, 5 kHz
-
±17.5 V
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Table 1-2 Performance verification tests (continued)
Step Test function
Range
LPF While the rotary
switch is in the
position, press the
key
once.
Frequency
While the
rotary switch is in the
position, press the
key
once.
Error from nominal 1 year
U1271A
U1272A/
U1273A/U1273AX
3 V, 20 Hz
-
±0.0325 V
3 V, 45 Hz
±0.0230 V
±0.0200 V
3 V, 65 Hz
±0.0230 V
±0.0200 V
2.7 V, 430 Hz
±0.1375 V
±0.1375 V
9.9999 kHz
1.0000 kHz, 0.096 V
±0.0005 kHz
±0.0005 kHz
99.99%
50%, 100 Hz,
3 Vpp square wave
±0.3%
±0.3%
30 mV
30 mV, 20 Hz
-
±0.235 mV
30 mV, 45 Hz
-
±0.200 mV
30 mV, 65 Hz
-
±0.200 mV
30 mV, 1 kHz
-
±0.235 mV
30 mV, 5 kHz
-
±0.325 mV
30 mV, 20 kHz
-
±0.340 mV
30 mV, 100 kHz
-
±1.090 mV
300 mV, 20 Hz
-
±2.35 mV
300 mV, 45 Hz
±2.30 mV
±2.00 mV
300 mV, 65 Hz
±2.30 mV
±2.00 mV
300 mV, 1 kHz
±3.25 mV
±2.35 mV
300 mV, 5 kHz
±6.25 mV
±3.25 mV
300 mV, 20 kHz
±6.40 mV
±3.40 mV
300 mV, 100 kHz
-
±10.90 mV
3V
Shift
Esc View
3
5520 output
Hz % ms
Log
4
Duty cycle While the
rotary switch is in the
position, press the
twice.
Hz % ms
Log
5
ACmV Turn the rotary
key
switch to the
position.
300 mV
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Table 1-2 Performance verification tests (continued)
Step Test function
6
7
Range
DCV Turn the rotary
switch to the / position.
AC+DCV
switch to the
press the
Turn the rotary
position, and
key twice.
Error from nominal 1 year
U1271A
U1272A/
U1273A/U1273AX
3V
3V
±0.0020 V
±0.0020 V
30 V
30 V
±0.017 V
±0.017 V
300 V
300 V
±0.17 V
±0.17 V
1000 V
1000 V
±0.7 V
±0.7 V
3V
3 V, 20 Hz
-
±0.0360 V
3 V, 45 Hz
-
±0.0235 V
3 V, 65 Hz
-
±0.0235 V
3 V, 1 kHz
-
±0.0360 V
3 V, 5 kHz
-
±0.0510 V
3 V, 20 kHz
-
±0.0675 V
2.7 V, 100 kHz
-
±0.1017 V
30 V, 20 Hz
-
±0.360 V
30 V, 45 Hz
-
±0.235 V
30 V, 65 Hz
-
±0.235 V
30 V, 1 kHz
-
±0.360 V
30 V, 5 kHz
-
±0.510 V
30 V, 20 kHz
-
±0.675 V
27 V, 100 kHz
-
±1.017 V
300 V, 45 Hz
-
±2.35 V
300 V, 65 Hz
-
±2.35 V
300 V, 1 kHz
-
±3.60 V
300 V, 5 kHz
-
±5.10 V
270 V, 20 kHz
-
±6.12 V
Shift
Esc View
30 V
300 V
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Table 1-2 Performance verification tests (continued)
Step Test function
AC+DCV
switch to the
press the
Range
Turn the rotary
position, and
key twice.
1000 V
Shift
Esc View
8
DCmV[2]
Turn the rotary
switch to the / position.
30 mV
300 mV
5520 output
Error from nominal 1 year
U1271A
U1272A/
U1273A/U1273AX
1000 V, 45 Hz
-
±9.5 V
1000 V, 65 Hz
-
±9.5 V
1000 V, 1 kHz
-
±14.0 V
1000 V, 5 kHz
-
±19.0 V
30 mV
-
±0.035 mV
–30 mV
-
±0.035 mV
300 mV
±0.20 mV
±0.20 mV
–300 mV
±0.20 mV
±0.20 mV
[2] The accuracy is specified after the Null function is used to subtract the thermal effect (by shorting the test leads) before
measuring the signal.
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AC+DCmV
Turn the
rotary switch to the
position, and press the
key twice.
30 mV
Shift
Esc View
30 mV, 20 Hz
-
±0.285 mV
30 mV, 45 Hz
-
±0.250 mV
30 mV, 65 Hz
-
±0.250 mV
30 mV, 1 kHz
-
±0.285 mV
30 mV, 5 kHz
-
±0.375 mV
30 mV, 20 kHz
-
±0.390 mV
30 mV, 100 kHz
-
±1.140 mV
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Table 1-2 Performance verification tests (continued)
Step Test function
Range
AC+DCmV
Turn the
rotary switch to the
position, and press the
key twice.
10
300 mV
Shift
Esc View
Resistance
Turn the
rotary switch to the Smart /
position.
5520 output
Error from nominal 1 year
U1271A
U1272A/
U1273A/U1273AX
300 mV, 20 Hz
-
±2.70 mV
300 mV, 45 Hz
-
±2.35 mV
300 mV, 65 Hz
-
±2.35 mV
300 mV, 1 kHz
-
±2.70 mV
300 mV, 5 kHz
-
±3.60 mV
300 mV, 20 kHz
-
±3.75 mV
300 mV, 100 kHz
-
±11.25 mV
[3][5]
30 Ω
30 Ω
-
±0.070 Ω
300 Ω[3][5]
300 Ω
±0.65 Ω
±0.65 Ω
3 kΩ[3][5]
3 kΩ
±0.0065 kΩ
±0.0065 kΩ
30 kΩ[5]
30 kΩ
±0.065 kΩ
±0.065 kΩ
300 kΩ
300 kΩ
±0.65 kΩ
±0.65 kΩ
3 MΩ
3 MΩ
±0.0185 MΩ
±0.0185 MΩ
[4]
30 MΩ
±0.365 MΩ
±0.365 MΩ
100 MΩ[4]
100 MΩ
±2.10 MΩ
-
[4]
120 MΩ
-
±9.70 MΩ
30 MΩ
300 MΩ
[3] The accuracy of the 30 Ω to 3 kΩ range is specified after the Null function is used to subtract the test lead resistance and
thermal effect (by shorting the test leads). Apply a 0 Ω calibrator output and allow the multimeter to settle before pressing
the
key.
Null
Scale
[4] The RH is specified for <60%.
[5] With a 2-wire connection and compensation enabled at calibrator.
11
Diode
Turn the rotary
switch to the Auto or
position.
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3V
0.0155 V
0.0155 V
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Table 1-2 Performance verification tests (continued)
Step Test function
12
Capacitance[6]
Range
Turn the
rotary switch to the
position.
5520 output
Error from nominal 1 year
U1271A
U1272A/
U1273A/U1273AX
10 nF
10 nF
±0.015 nF
±0.015 nF
100 nF
100 nF
±1.02 nF
±1.02 nF
1000 nF
1000 nF
±10.2 nF
±10.2 nF
10 μF
10 μF
±0.102 μF
±0.102 μF
100 μF
100 μF
±1.02 μF
±1.02 μF
1000 μF
1000 μF
±10.2 μF
±10.2 μF
10 mF
10 mF
±0.102 mF
±0.102 mF
[6] The accuracy for all ranges is specified based on a film capacitor or better, and after the Null function is used to subtract
the residual values (by opening the test leads).
13
Temperature[7]
While
the rotary switch is in the
position, press the
key
once.
–200 °C to 1372 °C
Shift
Esc View
–200 °C
±3.0 °C
±3.0 °C
0 °C
±1.0 °C
±1.0 °C
1372 °C
±14.7 °C
±14.7 °C
[7] Ensure that the ambient temperature is stable within ±1 ºC. Ensure that the multimeter is placed in a controlled
environment for at least 1 hour before you proceed to ensure that the multimeter’s internal reference junction sensor and
input terminal are stabilized at the same environment. Keep the multimeter away from any ventilation exit.
Differences in ambient compensation between the calibrator and multimeter may cause some deviations shown between
the readings of the calibrator and multimeter. Placing the multimeter close to the output terminal of the calibrator will help
reduce this deviation.
Keep the thermocouple test lead as close to the multimeter as possible.
Do not touch the thermocouple test lead after connecting it to the calibrator. Allow the connection to stabilize for at least
another 15 minutes before performing the measurement.
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DCμA Turn the rotary
switch to the position.
300 μA
300 μA
±0.65 μA
±0.65 μA
3000 μA
3000 μA
±6.5 μA
±6.5 μA
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Table 1-2 Performance verification tests (continued)
Step Test function
15
ACμA While the rotary
Range
U1272A/
U1273A/U1273AX
300 μA, 20 Hz
-
±2.95 μA
300 μA, 45 Hz
±2.95 μA
±2.05 μA
300 μA, 65 Hz
±2.95 μA
±2.05 μA
300 μA, 1 kHz
±2.95 μA
±2.95 μA
3000 μA, 20 Hz
-
±29.5 μA
3000 μA, 45 Hz
±29.5 μA
±20.5 μA
3000 μA, 65 Hz
±29.5 μA
±20.5 μA
3000 μA, 1 kHz
±29.5 μA
±29.5 μA
30 mA
30 mA
±0.065 mA
±0.065 mA
300 mA
300 mA
±0.65 mA
±0.65 mA
30 mA
30 mA, 20 Hz
-
±0.295 mA
30 mA, 45 Hz
±0.295 mA
±0.205 mA
30 mA, 65 Hz
±0.295 mA
±0.205 mA
30 mA, 1 kHz
±0.295 mA
±0.295 mA
300 mA, 20 Hz
-
±2.95 mA
300 mA, 45 Hz
±2.95 mA
±2.05 mA
300 mA, 65 Hz
±2.95 mA
±2.05 mA
300 mA, 1 kHz
±2.95 mA
±2.95 mA
3A
3A
±0.0100 A
±0.0100 A
10 A
10 A
±0.04 A
±0.04 A
300 μA
Shift
Esc View
3000 μA
17
DCmA Turn the rotary
switch to the
position.
ACmA While the rotary
switch is in the
position,
press the
key once.
Shift
Esc View
300 mA
18
DCA[8] Turn the rotary
switch to the
position.
Error from nominal 1 year
U1271A
switch is in the position,
press the
key once.
16
5520 output
[8] CAUTION: Connect the calibrator to the multimeter's A and COM terminals before applying the 3 A and 10 A input.
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Table 1-2 Performance verification tests (continued)
Step Test function
19
ACA
While the rotary
switch is in the
position,
press the
key once.
Range
3A
Shift
Esc View
10 A
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Error from nominal 1 year
U1271A
U1272A/
U1273A/U1273AX
3 A, 45 Hz
±0.0325 A
±0.0265 A
3 A, 65 Hz
±0.0325 A
±0.0265 A
3 A, 1 kHz
±0.0325 A
±0.0325 A
10 A, 45 Hz
±0.125 A
±0.105 A
10 A, 65 Hz
±0.125 A
±0.105 A
10 A, 1 kHz
±0.125 A
±0.125 A
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Calibration Security
1
Calibration Security
The calibration security code prevents accidental or
unauthorized adjustments to the instrument. When you first
receive your instrument, it is secured. Before you can adjust
the instrument, you must unsecure it by entering the correct
security code (see “Unsecuring the Instrument for
Calibration” on page 38).
NOTE
The security code can only be changed after the instrument has been
unsecured. You can unsecure the instrument from its front panel.
The security code is set to “1234” when the instrument is
shipped from the factory. The security code is stored in
nonvolatile memory, and does not change when power has
been turned off.
The security code may contain up to four numeric
characters.
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Unsecuring the Instrument for Calibration
Before you can adjust the instrument, you must unsecure it
by entering the correct security code.
The default security code is set to 1234.
NOTE
If you forget your security code, see “To reset the calibration security code
to its factory default” on page 40.
To unsecure the instrument from the front panel
1 Power- on the instrument and press the
and
keys simultaneously for more than 1 second.
Shift
Esc View
Trig
Auto Hold
The calibration security code entry is shown on the
display.
Figure 1-5 Unsecuring the instrument
2 Key in the default security code if you are unsecuring
your instrument for the first time.
MaxMin
Peak
• Press
or
to the left.
• Press
3 Press
38
Dual
Exit
Hz % ms
Log
or
Setup
Range
Auto
to move the cursor to the right or
to increment or decrement the digit.
when you are done.
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If the correct security code is entered, PASS is shown briefly,
after which the instrument will enter the adjustment mode.
If the incorrect security code is entered, an error code will
appear briefly, after which the instrument will prompt you
for the security code again.
To change the calibration security code
1 After the instrument has been unsecured, press
more than 1 second.
Trig
Auto Hold
for
2 The factory default calibration security code “1234” is
shown on the display if you are changing the calibration
security code for the first time.
Figure 1-6 Changing the calibration security code
3 Set your new calibration security code.
MaxMin
Peak
• Press
or
to the left.
• Press
4 Press
Dual
Exit
Hz % ms
Log
or
Setup
Range
Auto
to move the cursor to the right or
to increment or decrement the digit.
to save the new calibration security code.
If the new calibration security code has been successfully
stored, the display will show PASS. Record down your new
calibration security code and store it in a safe location.
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To reset the calibration security code to its factory default
If you have forgotten the correct calibration security code,
you may follow the steps below to reset the calibration
security code to the factory default code (1234).
NOTE
If you do not have a record (or have lost the record) of the security code,
first try the factory default code, “1234”.
1 Before you begin, note down the last four digits of the
instrument's serial number (located at the bottom of the
rear panel).
2 Power- on the instrument and press the
and
keys simultaneously for more than 1 second.
Shift
Esc View
Trig
Auto Hold
The calibration security code entry is shown on the
display.
3 Press
(for U1273A/U1273AX) or
U1271A/U1272A) for more than 1 second.
Trig
Auto Hold
Shift
Esc View
(for
Figure 1-7 Resetting the calibration security code
4 Set the code to the same as the last four digits of the
instrument’s serial number.
MaxMin
Peak
• Press
or
to the left.
• Press
5 Press
40
Dual
Exit
Hz % ms
Log
or
Setup
Range
Auto
to move the cursor to the right or
to increment or decrement the digit.
to confirm the entry.
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If the four digits entered are correct, the display will show
PASS. The calibration security code is now set to its factory
default code, 1234.
If the incorrect security code is entered, an error code will
appear briefly, after which the instrument will prompt you
for the security code again.
If you want to enter a new security code, see “To change the
calibration security code” on page 39. Ensure that you
record down the new security code.
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Using the Front Panel for Adjustments
This section describes the procedures to perform
adjustments from the front panel.
To unsecure the instrument, see “To unsecure the instrument
from the front panel” on page 38. Once unsecured, the
reference value will be indicated on the display.
Adjustment considerations
NOTE
After each adjustment, the display shows PASS. If the calibration fails, the
instrument sounds a beep, and an error number is shown on the display.
Calibration error messages are described in “Calibration Error Codes” on
page 50.
1 Allow the instrument to warm up and stabilize for
3 minutes before performing the adjustments.
2 Ensure that during the adjustments, the low battery
indicator does not appear. If the low battery indicator
appears, replace the batteries as soon as possible to avoid
false readings.
3 Consider the thermal effects as you are connecting the
test leads to the calibrator and multimeter. It is
recommended to wait for 1 minute before you begin the
calibration after connecting the test leads.
4 Before proceeding with the ambient temperature
adjustment, be sure to turn on the multimeter for at least
1 hour with the K- type thermocouple connected.
CAUTION
42
Never turn off the multimeter during an adjustment. This may delete
the calibration memory for the present function.
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Valid adjustment input values
Adjustment can be accomplished using the following input
values below.
Table 1-3 Adjustment input values
Test function
DCmV
Step
Reference value
Valid reference input
SHORT
SHORT
SHORT V/COM terminals
30 mV
30.000 mV
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
300 mV
300.00 mV
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
3.000 mV (70 Hz)
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
30.000 mV (70 Hz)
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
30.000 mV (30 kHz)
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
30.00 mV (70 Hz)
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
300.00 mV (70 Hz)
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
300.00 mV (30 kHz)
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
SHORT
SHORT
SHORT V/COM terminals
3V
3.0000 V
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
30 V
30.000 V
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
300 V
300.00 V
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
1000 V
1000.0 V
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
30 mV
ACmV
300 mV
DCV
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Table 1-3 Adjustment input values (continued)
Test function
Step
Reference value
Valid reference input
0.3000 V (70 Hz)
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
3.0000 V (70 Hz)
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
3.0000 V(3 kHz)
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
3.000 V (70 Hz)
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
30.000 V (70 Hz)
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
30.000 V(3 kHz)
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
30.00 V (70 Hz)
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
300.00 V (70 Hz)
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
300.00 V (3 kHz)
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
30.0 V (70 Hz)
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
300.0 V (70 Hz)
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
300.0 V (3 kHz)
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
OPEN
OPEN
OPEN terminals
300 μA
300.00 μA
0.9 to 1.1× Reference value
3000 μA
3000.0 μA
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
030.00 μA (70 Hz)
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
300.00 μA (70 Hz)
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
300.0 μA (70 Hz)
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
3000.0 μA (70 Hz)
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
OPEN
OPEN
OPEN terminals
30 mA
30.000 mA
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
300 mA
300.00 mA
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
3A
3.0000 A
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
10 A
10.000 A
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
3V
30 V
ACV
300 V
1000 V
DCµA
300 μA
ACμA
3000 μA
DCmA/DCA
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Table 1-3 Adjustment input values (continued)
Test function
Step
Reference value
Valid reference input
03.000 mA (70 Hz)
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
30.000 mA (70 Hz)
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
030.00 mA (70 Hz)
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
300.00 mA (70 Hz)
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
0.3000 A (70 Hz)
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
3.0000 A (70 Hz)
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
3.0000 A (70 Hz)
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
10.000 A (70 Hz)
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
OPEN
With cables connected to
CAP/COM terminals
04.000 nF
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
10.000 nF
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
010.00 nF
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
100.00 nF
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
0100.0 nF
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
1000.0 nF
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
10 μF
10.000 μF
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
100 μF
100.00 μF
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
1000 μF
1000.0 μF
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
10 mF
10.000 mF
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
OPEN
OPEN
OPEN terminals (no cables
connected to CAP/COM
terminals)[1]
30 mA
300 mA
ACmA/ACA
3A
10 A
OPEN
10 nF
100 nF
Capacitance
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Table 1-3 Adjustment input values (continued)
Test function
Step
Reference value
Valid reference input
SHORT
0 Ω[2]
0 Ω from calibrator
OPEN
OPEN terminals
10.000 MΩ
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
3 MΩ
3.0000 MΩ
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
300 kΩ
300.00 kΩ
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
30 kΩ
30.000 kΩ[2]
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
3 kΩ
3.0000 kΩ[2]
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
300 Ω
300.00 Ω[2]
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
30 Ω
30.000 Ω[2]
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
SHORT
SHORT[3]
SHORT Ω/COM terminals
K type
0000.0 °C
0 °C with ambient
compensation required
30 MΩ
Resistance
Temperature
Note: Ensure the multimeter is turned on and stabilized for at least 60 minutes
with the K-type thermocouple connected between the multimeter and the
calibrator output terminal.
SHORT
SHORT
SHORT V/COM terminals
3V
2.0000 V
0.9 to 1.1 × Reference value
Diode
[1] After capacitance calibration is completed, calibrate the OPEN item again by
removing all cable connections from the Device-Under-Test (DUT).
[2] With a 2-wire connection and compensation enabled at the calibrator.
[3] After resistance calibration is completed, calibrate the SHORT item again by
inserting a short bar between the Ω/COM terminals.
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Adjustment procedure
NOTE
Review the “Test Considerations” and “Adjustment considerations” before
beginning the adjustment procedures.
1 Turn the rotary switch to the respective test function
position as shown in the adjustment input values table
(Table 1- 3).
2 Unsecure the instrument to enter the adjustment mode.
(See “Unsecuring the Instrument for Calibration” on
page 38).
NOTE
While in the adjustment mode, press
exit the adjustment mode.
Shift
Esc View
and
Trig
Auto Hold
simultaneously to
3 The reference value of the calibration item will be shown
on the display.
Figure 1-8 Reference value display
4 Configure each calibration item.
5 Use the arrow keys to select the calibration range.
6 Apply the input signal shown in the Reference value
column of Table 1- 3. The analog bar graph displays the
input reading. There is no bar graph display for
temperature adjustment.
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NOTE
You are highly recommended to complete the adjustments in the same
order as shown in Table 1-3.
7 Use the arrow keys to enter the actual applied input
values.
Hz % ms
Log
8 Press
to start the adjustment. CAL is shown on the
display to indicate that the calibration is in progress.
9 Upon completion of each adjustment value, the display
will show PASS. If the adjustment fails, the instrument
will sound a long beep and the calibration error number
is shown on the display.
NOTE
If the adjustment fails, check the input value, range, function, and entered
adjustment value before repeating the adjustment steps.
10 Turn the rotary switch to the next function according to
the Test function column shown in Table 1- 3. Repeat
step 3 to step 8 for each adjustment point shown in the
adjustment table.
11 Verify the adjustments using the “Performance Verification
Tests” on page 27.
Exiting the adjustment mode
1 Remove all the shorting plugs and connectors from the
instrument.
2 Record the new Calibration Count.
Shift
Esc View
Trig
Auto Hold
3 Press
and
Adjustment Mode.
simultaneously to exit the
4 Cycle the instrument’s power. The instrument will then be
secured.
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Calibration Count
1
Calibration Count
You can query the instrument to determine how many
adjustments have been performed.
NOTE
The instrument has been calibrated before it left the factory. You are
recommended to record the initial value of the calibration count once you
receive the instrument.
The count value increases by one for each calibration point,
from 0000 up to the maximum of 19999. After the maximum
count, the calibration count will reset to 0. The calibration
count can be read from the front panel after the instrument
has been unsecured.
1 In adjustment mode, press
count.
Trig
Auto Hold
to view the calibration
2 Take note of the calibration count to keep track of the
number of calibrations that have been performed.
3 Press
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Auto Hold
again to exit the calibration count mode.
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Calibration Error Codes
Calibration Error Codes
The following errors indicate failures that may occur during
a calibration.
Table 1-4 Calibration error codes
50
Code
Descriptions
Er002
Calibration error: secure code invalid
Er003
Calibration error: serial number code invalid
Er004
Calibration error: calibration aborted
Er005
Calibration error: value out of range
Er006
Calibration error: signal measurement out of range
Er007
Calibration error: frequency out of range
Er008
EEPROM write failure
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Service Guide
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Service and Maintenance
Troubleshooting 52
Checking the Fuse 53
Fuse Replacement 57
Returning the Instrument for Service 61
Replaceable Parts 62
To order replaceable parts 62
Types of Service Available 63
Extended service contracts 63
Obtaining Repair Service (Worldwide) 64
This chapter will help you troubleshoot a failing instrument.
It also describes how to obtain repair services and lists the
replaceable assemblies.
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
WA R N I N G
To avoid electrical shock, do not perform any servicing unless you
are qualified to do so.
CAUTION
Any repair or service which is not covered in this manual should only
be performed by qualified personnel.
If the instrument fails to operate, check the batteries and
the test leads. Replace them if necessary. If the instrument
still does not function, check the operating procedures in
this manual. When servicing, use only the specified
replacement parts.
The table below will assist you in identifying some basic
malfunctions.
Table 2-1 Operating checklist
Malfunction
Identification
No display when powered
ON using the rotary switch
❏ Verify the batteries health and replace
No beeper tone
Failed on current
measurement
batteries as necessary.
❏ Verify that the beeper is enabled in the
multimeter’s setup mode.
❏ Verify the fuses health and replace the fuses
as necessary.
❏ Verify the optical side of the IR-USB cable
connected to the multimeter — the Agilent
logo should be facing up.
Failed on remote control
❏ Verify the baud rate, data bit, and parity
settings in the multimeter’s setup mode.
(Default values are 9600, 8, and none.)
❏ Verify that the driver for the IR-USB interface
is installed.
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Checking the Fuse
2
Checking the Fuse
It is recommended that you check the fuse(s) of the
multimeter before using it. Follow the instructions below to
test the fuses inside the multimeter.
NOTE
Refer to Figure 2-5 for the respective positions of Fuse 1 (10 × 35 mm,
440 mA/1000 V fast-acting fuse) and Fuse 2 (10 × 38 mm, 11 A/1000 V
fast-acting fuse).
1 Turn the rotary switch to the Smart or
position and
connect the red test lead to the Ω input terminal.
2 To test Fuse 1, place the tip of the test probe on the top
half of the µA mA input terminal. Ensure that the probe
tip touches the metal inside the µA mA input terminal, as
shown in Figure 2- 1.
3 To test Fuse 2, place and touch the tip of the test probe
on the left half of the A input terminal. Ensure that the
probe tip touches the metal inside the A input terminal,
as shown in Figure 2- 2.
4 Observe the reading on the instrument's display. Refer to
Table 2- 2 below for the possible readings that could
appear. Replace the fuse when OL is displayed.
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Table 2-2 Fuse displayed readings
Displayed readings
Current input terminal
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Fuse Part number
Fuse rating
Fuse healthy
Replace fuse
1
2110-1400
440 mA/1000 V
≈102 Ω
OL
2
2110-1402
11 A/1000 V
≈0.05 Ω
OL
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Checking the Fuse
Smart
2
Smart
Figure 2-1 Testing Fuse 1
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Checking the Fuse
Smart
Smart
Figure 2-2 Testing Fuse 2
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Fuse Replacement
NOTE
No recalibration is required after replacing the fuse.
The current input terminals of your multimeter are fuse
protected. The fuses are located next to the battery
compartment.
• The µA mA terminal is protected by a 10 × 35 mm
440 mA/1000 V 30 kA fast- acting fuse (Fuse 1).
• The A terminal is protected by a 10 × 38 mm
11 A/1000 V 30 kA fast- acting fuse (Fuse 2).
If you are certain that the fuse is faulty, replace it with one
of the same size and rating.
CAUTION
Before you proceed with the fuse replacement, remove all cable
connections to the terminals and ensure that the rotary switch is at the
OFF position.
1 Open the battery cover. Lift the tilt stand and loosen
screws with a suitable Phillips screwdriver and remove
the battery cover.
2 Locate the faulty fuse. Fuse 1 (see Figure 2- 3) is located
to the right of batteries, and Fuse 2 (see Figure 2- 4) is
located at the bottom of the batteries. See Figure 2- 5 for
the specific location, size, and ratings of Fuse 1 and 2.
Gently remove the defective fuse by prying one end of the
fuse with a flathead screwdriver and removing it out of
the fuse bracket. Replace a new fuse of the same size and
rating into the center of the fuse holder.
3 Close the batter cover. Place the battery cover back in its
original position and tighten the screws.
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1
2
3
Figure 2-3 Replacing Fuse 1
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2
1
2
3
Figure 2-4 Replacing Fuse 2
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Fuse Replacement
Fuse 1:
10 × 35 mm
440 mA/1000 V
fast-acting fuse
Fuse 2:
10 × 38 mm
11 A/1000 V
fast-acting fuse
Figure 2-5 Positions of Fuse 1 and Fuse 2
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Returning the Instrument for Service
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Returning the Instrument for Service
Before shipping your instrument for repair or replacement,
Agilent recommends that you acquire the shipping
instructions from the Agilent Service Center. A clear
understanding of the shipping instructions is necessary to
secure your product for shipment.
1 Attach a tag to the instrument with the following
information:
• Name and address of owner
• Instrument model number
• Instrument serial number
• Description of the service required or failure
indications
2 Remove all accessories from the instrument. Do not
include accessories unless they are associated with the
failure symptoms.
3 Place the instrument in its original container with
appropriate packaging material for shipping.
If the original shipping container is not available, place your
unit in a container which will ensure at least 4 inches of
compressible packaging material around all sides for the
instrument. Use static- free packaging materials to avoid
additional damage to your unit.
NOTE
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Replaceable Parts
Replaceable Parts
This section contains information for ordering replacement
parts for your instrument. You can find the instrument
support parts list at Agilent's Test & Measurement Parts
Catalog: http://www.agilent.com/find/parts
The parts lists include a brief description of each part with
its corresponding Agilent part number.
To order replaceable parts
You can order replaceable parts from Agilent using the
Agilent part number. Note that not all parts listed are
available as field- replaceable parts.
To order replaceable parts from Agilent, do the following:
1 Contact your nearest Agilent Sales Office or Service
Center.
2 Identify the parts by the Agilent part number shown in
the support parts list.
3 Provide the instrument model number and serial number.
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Types of Service Available
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Types of Service Available
If your instrument fails during the warranty period, Agilent
will repair or replace it under the terms of your warranty.
After your warranty expires, Agilent offers repair services at
competitive prices.
Extended service contracts
Many Agilent products are available with optional service
contracts that extend the covered period after the standard
warranty expires. If you have such a service contract and
your instrument fails during the covered period, Agilent will
repair or replace it in accordance with the contract.
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Obtaining Repair Service (Worldwide)
Obtaining Repair Service (Worldwide)
To obtain service for your instrument (in- warranty, under
service contract, or post- warranty), contact your nearest
Agilent Service Center. They will arrange to have your unit
repaired or replaced, and can provide warranty or
repair- cost information where applicable.
To obtain warranty, service, or technical support information
you can contact Agilent at one of the following telephone
numbers:
• In the United States: (800) 829- 4444
• In Europe: 31 20 547 2111
• In Japan: 0120- 421- 345
Or use our Web link for information on contacting Agilent
worldwide: www.agilent.com/find/assist
Or contact your Agilent representative.
Before shipping your instrument, request the Agilent Service
Center to provide shipping instructions, including what
components to ship. Agilent recommends that you retain the
original shipping carton for use in such shipments.
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Contact us
To obtain service, warranty, or technical
assistance, contact us at the following
phone or fax numbers:
United States:
(tel) 800 829 4444
(fax) 800 829 4433
Canada:
(tel) 877 894 4414
(fax) 800 746 4866
China:
(tel) 800 810 0189
(fax) 800 820 2816
Europe:
(tel) 31 20 547 2111
Japan:
(tel) (81) 426 56 7832 (fax) (81) 426 56 7840
Korea:
(tel) (080) 769 0800 (fax) (080) 769 0900
Latin America:
(tel) (305) 269 7500
Taiwan:
(tel) 0800 047 866
(fax) 0800 286 331
Other Asia Pacific Countries:
(tel) (65) 6375 8100 (fax) (65) 6755 0042
Or visit the Agilent World Wide Web at:
www.agilent.com/find/assist
Product specifications and descriptions in
this document are subject to change
without notice. Always refer to the Agilent
Web site for the latest revision.
© Agilent Technologies, Inc., 2010–2014
Eleventh Edition, April 18, 2014
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Agilent Technologies
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