October 4, 2012. Agilent Technologies Inc. has announced the U1273AX OLED handheld digital multimeter, which can operate in temperatures as low as -40°C. Even in such frigid conditions, the new handheld DMM provides accurate results with no warm-up time required. In addition, the U1273AX remains useful throughout the year with an operating temperature range that extends up to 55°C. The unit also offers IP54 water and dust resistance and carries a CAT IV/600 V safety rating.
When paired with the U1583B AC current clamp, the U1273AX supports current measurements without breaking the circuit under test. The U1583B also functions down to -40°C.
“Now, field engineers and technicians working in harsh winter conditions can make measurements immediately and with full confidence,” said Ee Huei Sin, vice president and general manager of Agilent’s basic instruments division.
The U1273AX presents 4½-digit resolution on an OLED display that provides readings with a 2000-to-1 contrast ratio and 160° viewing angle. Capabilities include a low-impedance mode that reduces ghost voltages from capacitive coupling, and a low-pass filter that eliminates switching noise from motor-drive measurements.
For wireless connectivity to smartphones and tablets, the U1273AX is compatible with the U1177A infrared-to-Bluetooth adapter and the associated remote-monitoring programs that support Agilent’s entire line of handheld DMMs. This capability enables use of an Android device to wirelessly monitor and control the U1273AX from the warmth and safety of a nearby vehicle or structure.
The U1273AX handheld DMM is available now at a list price of $450.