Santa Clara, Calif. Agilent Technologies Inc. has expanded its handheld digital multimeter (DMM) portfolio with the introduction of the Agilent U1240A series. This series provides functions that are optimal for installation and maintenance testing applications.
The Agilent U1240A series is comprised of two models: the U1241A and U1242A. These DMMs simplify installation and maintenance by providing a broad range of measurement functions including voltage, capacitance and temperature. Key features include 10,000-count resolution, dual display, dual-intensity backlight, dual and differential temperature, harmonic ratio, switch counter, and data logging.
The Agilent DMM series allows field or facilities technicians and engineers to do more than just voltage, current and resistance measurements. For instance, providing more than typical voltage measurements on switches, the Agilent U1240A series enables users to observe open/close switch behaviors in the presence of intermittent signals.
Users can also gauge the extent of transformer heating or the efficiency of refrigeration systems with the DMM's dual and differential temperature capabilities. This, coupled with its microamp measurement function, is suited for troubleshooting HVAC equipment and sensors.
When maintaining AC motors or troubleshooting circuit breakers that trip prematurely, the Agilent U1240A series helps users verify the presence of harmonics that may have caused device overheating. With its internal memory, the DMM enables on-the-go data collection for later analysis.
The U1240A series also provides wider usage for higher resistance measurements (up to 100 M-ohms) and lower current measurements (down to 0.1 microamps).
Pricing: Starts at $200.
Availability: Available now.
Product information: UL1240A
Agilent Technologies Inc., 1-800-829-4444, www.agilent.com