The B&K Precision 890C Dual Display Handheld Capacitance Meter is a digital meter that measures capacitance to 50mF and has operation modes that include tolerance sorting mode for component sorting, relative mode to remove stray or offset values, and manual- and auto-ranging modes for user flexibility. A compare mode, which supports 25 sets of High/Low limits, provides a means to sort capacitors without needing to set meter each time. It also includes a hold feature and Min/Max Average function. It also includes a hold feature and Min/Max/Average function. The 4-1/2 digit LCD is dual level with an 11,000-count primary display and 10,000-count secondary display allowing for multiple measurements to be displayed at once and is backlit for readability in low-light conditions. Software to configure, view, and log results can be downloaded for free and a mini-USB interface cable (included) allows data to be transferred to a PC. A tilt stand provides position flexibility for operation and viewing and the over-molding rubber case protects the meter. The meter uses a 9V battery (included) and the display displays a low battery indicator. It is safety certified in compliance with International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 1010-1. The meter measures 7.5 x 3.5 x 1.6 inches/190 x 90 x 41 mm (H x W x D) and weighs 0.77 lbs./350 g. with battery. (H is height, the vertical distance from the lowest to highest point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back.)
Multimeters are electrical test meters that measure multiple properties of an electrical circuit, such as current, voltage, resistance, capacitance, and continuity. Available in handheld or benchtop models, multimeters diagnose electrical problems in electrical equipment, wiring, and power supplies. A variety of probes, clamps, and leads can be used to connect the meter to a circuit or device. Multimeters display information either in analog or digital form. Factors that influence meter choice include the electrical properties to be measured, the anticipated range of results, and the desired level of protection against transient voltage. Safety ratings are based on International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards for low-voltage test equipment. IEC 61010 delineates four overvoltage installation categories. In general, a meter with a category IV rating will provide more protection against transient voltages than a meter with a lower category rating.
B&K Precision manufactures test and measurement instruments for research and development, production-line testing, and electronic field service applications. The company, founded in 1951, is headquartered in Yorba Linda, CA. It meets International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 9001:2008 and is compliant with Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) directives.
What's in the Box?
- 890C capacitance meter
- Mini USB interface cable
- Red and black banana-to-alligator test leads
- 9V battery