The Fluke 8808A digital multimeter is designed for portability just as well that is designed for bench top and system applications. The 8808A is a true RMS digital multimeter and it has the ability to switch between auto-ranging and manual ranging modes. It can display two different sets of characteristics of the same signal at the same time, has 6 preset buttons that you can store and use 6 test configurations with the press of a button, closed case calibration via a recessed button, and has a bail that can be used to carry, store, or as a stand for bench top applications.
The 8808A can also be controlled either from the front panel, or by sending commands through its RS232 communication interface. Lets take a look at just some of the features of the 8808A a little more closely.
View two different characteristics of the same input single at the same time.
The Fluke 8808A features a dual vacuum fluorescent display that will allow you to analyze two characteristics of an input signal at one time. Say you have the multimeter set to measure AC voltage but you also wish to know what the frequency of that AC signal as well. With some multimeters, you would have to take the voltage measurement, change functions, and then take the frequency measurement. With the 8808A, you are able to view both of the characteristics at the same time and on the same screen without having to change functions or anything else for that matter.
6 preset buttons allow switching between your most common measurement settings a snap
The Fluke 8808A features 6 buttons located just above the function buttons that allows the user to store up to 6 measurement configuration, and then at the touch of the preset button, you can have the multimeter change its measurement settings and you are ready to go.
This is a very convenient feature for measurements that you make a lot of times. The buttons are compared to the preset buttons of a car stereo. You set them to the desired configuration and then with a press of a button those specific configurations are recalled and made active. To set each button, simply set the multimeter to the desired configuration and hold the shift key while you press the preset button that you wish to add this new configuration. The image to the right shows the location of the 6 preset buttons.
Measure Leakage Current
Most multimeters uses the shunt method when measuring current. This method increases the error when low current measurements are being made. According to Fluke, the Fluke 8808A is the only multimeter in it’s class to implement current to voltage inversion and low impedance operational amp to measure the sensitive low leakage currents and by doing so, the 8808a can measure leakage current with a 100 nA resolution.
Store, Analyze, And Convert Measurements To Documents
With FlukeView Forms you can actually store and analyze measurement readings and then when you are done, those readings can be converted into Documents. You can then transfer your data points to a pc and display your readings in a table or in graphical form
The Fluke 8808A is definitely packed with many features, and a great tool for the professional.
Quick Specs For The Fluke 8808A
|Display||VFD multi segment display, dual readings|
|V dc||Ranges: 200 mV to 1000 V, Max. resolution: 1 uV, Accuracy: 0.015 + 0.003|
|V ac||Ranges: 200 mV to 750 V, Max resolution: 1 uV, Accuracy:0.2 +0.05, Frequency: 20 Hz to 100 KHz|
|Resistance||2×4 Wire: Yes, Ranges: 200 ohm to 100 M ohm, Max resolution: 1 m ohm, Accuracy: 0.02 + 0.003|
|A dc||Ranges:200 µA to 10 A, Max resolution: 1 nA, Accuracy: 0.02 + 0.005|
|A ac||Ranges: 20 mA to 10 A, Max resolution: 100 uA, Accuracy: 0.3 + 0.06, Frequency: 20 Hz to 2 kHz|
|Frequency||Ranges: 20 Hz to 1 MHz, Max resolution: 0.1 mHz, Accuracy:0.01 %|
|Math Functions||dB/dBm: Yes|
|Advanced Functions||Limit compare test, with pass and fail indicators|
|Interfaces||RS-232, USB with optional adapter|
|Programming Languages/Modes||Simplified ASCII, Fluke 45 remote command emulation|
|Weight||2.1 kg (4.6 lbs)|
|Size (HxWxD)||88 mm x 217 mm x 297 mm (3.46 in x 8.56 in x 11.7 in)|
|Safety||Designed to comply with EN 61010-1:2001, ANSI/ISA 61010-1 (S82.02.01):2004, UL 61010-1:2004, AN/CSA C22.2 No. 61010.1:2004|