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80 Series V
Multimeters
Users Manual
May 2004 Rev.2, 11/08
©2004, 2008 Fluke Corporation. All rights reserved.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
All product names are trademarks of their respective companies.

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  • Page 1 ® 80 Series V Multimeters Users Manual May 2004 Rev.2, 11/08 ©2004, 2008 Fluke Corporation. All rights reserved. Specifications are subject to change without notice. All product names are trademarks of their respective companies.
  • Page 2 This warranty covers the original purchaser only and is not transferable. For ten years from the date of purchase, this warranty also covers the LCD. Thereafter, for the lifetime of the DMM, Fluke will replace the LCD for a fee based on then current component acquisition costs.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Title Page Introduction........................1 Contacting Fluke ......................1 Safety Information ......................2 The Meter's Features ..................... 6 Power-Up Options ..................... 13 Automatic Power-Off....................13 Input Alert™ Feature ....................13 Making Measurements ....................13 Measuring AC and DC Voltage.................. 13 Zero Input Behavior of True RMS Meters (87)............
  • Page 4 80 Series V Users Manual Measuring AC or DC Current ..................24 Measuring Frequency ....................27 Measuring Duty Cycle ....................29 Determining Pulse Width................... 30 Bar Graph ........................30 Zoom Mode (Power Up Option Only) ................ 31 Uses for the Zoom Mode................... 31 HiRes Mode (Model 87) ....................
  • Page 5 List of Tables Table Title Page Electrical Symbols ......................... 5 Inputs............................. 6 Rotary Switch Positions ......................7 Pushbuttons .......................... 8 Display Features........................11 Functions and Trigger Levels for Frequency Measurements..........28 MIN MAX Functions....................... 33 Replacement Parts ........................ 39 Accessories ........................... 42 Model 87 AC Voltage Function Specifications ...............
  • Page 6 80 Series V Users Manual...
  • Page 7 List of Figures Figure Title Page Display Features (Model 87)....................11 Measuring AC and DC Voltage....................14 Low Pass Filter ........................15 Testing for Continuity......................17 Measuring Resistance ......................19 Measuring Capacitance......................21 Testing a Diode ........................23 Measuring Current......................... 25 Components of Duty Cycle Measurements ................
  • Page 8 80 Series V Users Manual...
  • Page 9: Introduction

    Multimeters Introduction Contacting Fluke Introduction To contact Fluke, call one of the following telephone XW Warning numbers: Read "Safety Information" before you use the USA: 1-888-44-FLUKE (1-888-443-5853) Meter. Canada: 1-800-36-FLUKE (1-800-363-5853) Except where noted, the descriptions and instructions in Europe: +31 402-675-200...
  • Page 10: Safety Information

    80 Series V Users Manual Safety Information XW Warning To avoid possible electric shock or personal The Meter complies with: injury, follow these guidelines: EN61010-1:2001 Use this Meter only as specified in this ANSI/ISA S82.01-2004 manual or the protection provided by the CAN/CSA C22.2 No.
  • Page 11 Multimeters Safety Information Inspect the test leads for damaged When making electrical connections, insulation or exposed metal. Check the connect the common test lead before test leads for continuity. Replace connecting the live test lead; when damaged test leads before you use the disconnecting, disconnect the live test Meter.
  • Page 12 80 Series V Users Manual W Caution Use the proper terminals, function, and range for all measurements. To avoid possible damage to the Meter or to the equipment under test, follow these Before measuring current, check the guidelines: Meter's fuses. (See "Fuse Test".) Disconnect circuit power and discharge all high-voltage capacitors before testing resistance, continuity, diodes, or...
  • Page 13: Electrical Symbols

    Multimeters Safety Information Table 1. Electrical Symbols AC (Alternating Current) Earth ground DC (Direct Current) Fuse Hazardous voltage Conforms to European Union directives. Risk of Danger. Important information. Conforms to relevant Canadian Standards See Manual. Association directives. Battery. Low battery when displayed. Double insulated Continuity test or continuity beeper tone.
  • Page 14: The Meter's Features

    80 Series V Users Manual The Meter's Features Tables 2 through 5 briefly describe the Meter's features. Table 2. Inputs Terminal Description Input for 0 A to 10.00 A current (20 A overload for 30 seconds maximum), current frequency, and duty cycle measurements.
  • Page 15: Rotary Switch Positions

    Multimeters The Meter's Features Table 3. Rotary Switch Positions Switch Position Function Any Position When the Meter is turned on, the Meter model number briefly appears on the display. AC voltage measurement Press for low pass filter (K) (87 only). DC voltage measurement 600 mV dc voltage range Press...
  • Page 16: Pushbuttons

    80 Series V Users Manual Table 4. Pushbuttons Switch Button Function Positon Selects capacitance (Yellow) Selects temperature (87 only) Selects ac low pass filter function (87 only) Switches between dc and ac current Switches between dc and ac current Power-up Disables automatic power-off feature (Meter normally powers off in 30 minutes).
  • Page 17 Multimeters The Meter's Features Table 4. Pushbuttons (cont.) Switch Button Function Positon Any switch AutoHOLD (formerly TouchHold) captures the present reading on the display. When a new, position stable reading is detected, the Meter beeps and displays the new reading. Frequency Stops and starts recording without erasing recorded values.
  • Page 18 80 Series V Users Manual Table 4. Pushbuttons (cont.) Button Switch Positon Function Any switch Stores the present reading as a reference for subsequent readings. The display is position zeroed, and the stored reading is subtracted from all subsequent readings. (Relative mode) Power-up...
  • Page 19: Display Features

    Multimeters The Meter's Features Number Feature Indication Indicates negative readings. In relative mode, this sign indicates that the present input is less than the stored reference. Indicates the presence of a high voltage input. Appears if the input voltage is 30 V or greater (ac or dc).
  • Page 20 80 Series V Users Manual Table 5. Display Features (cont.) Number Feature Indication Number Feature Indication The number of segments is relative Amperes (amps), Microamp, Milliamp A, A, mA to the full-scale value of the selected range. In normal operation Volts, Millivolts V, mV 0 (zero) is on the left.
  • Page 21: Power-up Options

    Multimeters Making Measurements Power-Up Options W Caution Placing the probes across (in parallel with) a Holding a button down while turning the Meter on activates powered circuit when a lead is plugged into a a power-up option. Table 4 includes the power-up options. current terminal can damage the circuit you Automatic Power-Off are testing and blow the Meter's fuse.
  • Page 22 80 Series V Users Manual When measuring voltage, the Meter acts approximately AC Voltage like a 10 M (10,000,000 ) impedance in parallel with 87 V TRUE RMS MULTIMETER the circuit. This loading effect can cause measurement errors in high-impedance circuits. In most cases, the error is negligible (0.1% or less) if the circuit impedance is ˚...
  • Page 23: Zero Input Behavior Of True Rms Meters (87)

    Multimeters Making Measurements XW Warning Zero Input Behavior of True RMS Meters (87) To avoid possible electric shock or personal True Rms Meters accurately measure distorted injury, do not use the Low Pass Filter option waveforms, but when the input leads are shorted together to verify the presence of hazardous voltages.
  • Page 24: Measuring Temperature (87)

    80 Series V Users Manual Measuring Temperature (87) To measure temperature, do the following: Connect a type-K thermocouple to the Meter’s COM The Meter measures the temperature of a type-K and dV eG terminals. thermocouple (included). Choose between degrees Celsius ( C) or degrees Fahrenheit ( F) by pushing C. Turn the rotary switch to W Caution Press A to enter temperature mode.
  • Page 25 Multimeters Making Measurements For in-circuit tests, turn circuit power off. Activates 87 V TRUE RMS MULTIMETER 87 V TRUE RMS MULTIMETER continuity beeper ˚ ˚ ˚ ˚ MIN MAX RANGE AutoHOLD MIN MAX RANGE AutoHOLD Peak MIN MAX Peak MIN MAX Hz % Hz % 4½...
  • Page 26: Measuring Resistance

    80 Series V Users Manual Measuring Resistance The following are some tips for measuring resistance: The measured value of a resistor in a circuit is often W Caution different from the resistor's rated value. To avoid possible damage to the Meter or to The test leads can add 0.1 to 0.2 of error to...
  • Page 27 Multimeters Making Measurements In-Circuit Resistance Measurements Isolating a Potentiometer Circuit Power 87 V TRUE RMS MULTIMETER Disconnect ˚ ˚ MIN MAX RANGE AutoHOLD Peak MIN MAX Hz % 4½ DIGITS 1 Second Isolating a Resistor 400mA FUSED 10A MAX FUSED Disconnect aom6f.eps Figure 5.
  • Page 28: Using Conductance For High Resistance Or Leakage Tests

    80 Series V Users Manual Using Conductance for High Resistance or To measure conductance, set up the Meter as shown for Leakage Tests measuring resistance (Figure 5); then press C until the nS indicator appears on the display. Conductance, the inverse of resistance, is the ability of a The following are some tips for measuring conductance: circuit to pass current.
  • Page 29: Measuring Capacitance

    Multimeters Making Measurements Measuring Capacitance W Caution 87 V TRUE RMS MULTIMETER To avoid possible damage to the Meter or to Select the equipment under test, disconnect circuit Capacitance ˚ ˚ RANGE AutoHOLD power and discharge all high-voltage MIN MAX Peak MIN MAX Hz % capacitors before measuring capacitance.
  • Page 30: Testing Diodes

    80 Series V Users Manual Testing Diodes To test a diode out of a circuit, set up the Meter as shown in Figure 7. For forward-bias readings on any W Caution semiconductor component, place the red test lead on the To avoid possible damage to the Meter or to component's positive terminal and place the black lead on the equipment under test, disconnect circuit...
  • Page 31 Multimeters Making Measurements Reverse Bias Forward Bias 87 V TRUE RMS MULTIMETER 87 V TRUE RMS MULTIMETER Typical Reading ˚ ˚ ˚ ˚ MIN MAX RANGE AutoHOLD MIN MAX RANGE AutoHOLD Peak MIN MAX Peak MIN MAX Hz % Hz % Single Beep 400mA 400mA...
  • Page 32: Measuring Ac Or Dc Current

    80 Series V Users Manual Measuring AC or DC Current The Meter's current ranges are 600.0 A, 6000 A, 60.00 mA, 400.0 mA, 6000 mA, and 10 A. AC current is XW Warning displayed as an rms value. To avoid possible electric shock or personal To measure current, refer to Figure 8 and proceed as injury, never attempt an in-circuit current follows:...
  • Page 33 Multimeters Making Measurements Circuit Power: Total current to circuit OFF to connect meter. ON for measurement. OFF to disconnect meter. 87 V TRUE RMS MULTIMETER ˚ ˚ MIN MAX RANGE AutoHOLD Peak MIN MAX Hz % 4½ DIGITS 1 Second Current through one component 400mA FUSED...
  • Page 34 80 Series V Users Manual If you are using the A terminal, set the rotary switch to The following are some tips for measuring current: mA/A. If you are using the mA/ A terminal, set the If the current reading is 0 and you are sure the Meter rotary switch to A for currents below 6000 A is set up correctly, test the Meter's fuses as described (6 mA), or mA/A for currents above 6000 A.
  • Page 35: Measuring Frequency

    Multimeters Making Measurements Measuring Frequency The following are some tips for measuring frequency: If a reading shows as 0 Hz or is unstable, the input The Meter measures the frequency of a voltage or current signal may be below or near the trigger level. You can signal by counting the number of times the signal crosses usually correct these problems by selecting a lower a threshold level each second.
  • Page 36: Functions And Trigger Levels For Frequency Measurements

    80 Series V Users Manual Table 6. Functions and Trigger Levels for Frequency Measurements Approximate Function Range Typical Application Trigger Level 6 V, 60 V, ± 5 % of scale Most signals. 600 V, 1000 V 600 mV ± 30 mV High-frequency 5 V logic signals.
  • Page 37: Measuring Duty Cycle

    Multimeters Making Measurements Measuring Duty Cycle frequency function, you can change the slope for the Meter's counter by pressing E. Duty cycle (or duty factor) is the percentage of time a For 5 V logic signals, use the 6 V dc range. For 12 V signal is above or below a trigger level during one cycle switching signals in automobiles, use the 60 V dc range.
  • Page 38: Determining Pulse Width

    80 Series V Users Manual Determining Pulse Width Bar Graph For a periodic waveform (its pattern repeats at equal time The analog bar graph functions like the needle on an intervals), you can determine the amount of time that the analog meter, but without the overshoot.
  • Page 39: Zoom Mode (power Up Option Only)

    Multimeters HiRes Mode (Model 87) Zoom Mode (Power Up Option Only) to the right or left of zero. If an overange symbol lights (< >), press twice to set a new reference; then To use the Rel Zoom Bar Graph: continue with the adjustment.
  • Page 40: Min Max Recording Mode

    80 Series V Users Manual MIN MAX Recording Mode The average reading is useful for smoothing out unstable inputs, calculating power consumption, or estimating the The MIN MAX mode records minimum and maximum percentage of time a circuit is active. input values.
  • Page 41: Min Max Functions

    Multimeters Smooth Feature (Power Up Option Only) Table 7. MIN MAX Functions Button MIN MAX Function Enter MIN MAX recording mode. The Meter is locked in the range displayed before you entered MIN MAX mode. (Select the desired measurement function and range before entering MIN MAX.) The Meter beeps each time a new minimum or maximum value is recorded.
  • Page 42: Autohold Mode

    80 Series V Users Manual Relative Mode AutoHOLD Mode Selecting relative mode ( ) causes the Meter to zero XW Warning the display and store the present reading as the reference To avoid possible electric shock or personal for subsequent measurements. The Meter is locked into injury, do not use AutoHOLD mode to the range selected when you pressed .
  • Page 43: Maintenance

    Multimeters Maintenance Maintenance Fuse Test If a test lead is plugged into the mA/ A or A terminal and XW Warning the rotary switch is turned to a non-current function, the To avoid possible electric shock or personal Meter chirps and flashes “LEAd” if the fuse associated injury, repairs or servicing not covered in with that current terminal is good.
  • Page 44: Replacing The Battery

    80 Series V Users Manual Replacing the Battery 87 V TRUE RMS MULTIMETER Good F2 fuse: 00.0 Replace the battery with a 9 V battery (NEDA A1604, 00.5 6F22, or 006P). ˚ ˚ Replace fuse: OL MIN MAX RANGE AutoHOLD Peak MIN MAX Hz % 4½...
  • Page 45: Replacing The Fuses

    Remove the fuse by gently prying one end loose, To order parts and accessories, refer to “Contacting then sliding the fuse out of its bracket. Fluke”. Install ONLY specified replacement fuses with the amperage, voltage, and speed ratings shown in...
  • Page 46 80 Series V Users Manual aom12f.eps Figure 11. Battery and Fuse Replacement...
  • Page 47: Replacement Parts

    Multimeters Service and Parts Table 8. Replacement Parts Fluke Part or Model Item Description Qty. Number Battery, 9 V 2139179 Cable Assy, 9 V Battery Snap 2064217 Fuse, 0.440 A, 1000 V, FAST 943121 F1 W F2 W Fuse, 11 A, 1000 V, FAST...
  • Page 48 80 Series V Users Manual Table 8. Replacement Parts (cont.) Fluke Part or Model Item Description Qty. Number AC72 Alligator Clip, Black 1670652 AC72 Alligator Clip, Red 1670641 TL75 Test Lead Set 855742 MP81 Thermocouple Assembly, K-Type, Beaded, Molded Dual Banana Plug, Coiled...
  • Page 49 Multimeters Service and Parts TL75 Test Lead Set MP31 MP66 J1-2 Alligator Clips MP13 MP41 AC72 MP81 MP27-30 Holster MP14 MP15 H5-9 (5) Tilt Stand H2-4 (3) MP22 MP390-391 aom015c.eps Figure 12. Replaceable Parts...
  • Page 50: Accessories

    Carrying Case, Soft TL76 4 mm Diameter Test Leads TL220 Industrial Test Lead Set TL224 Test Lead Set, Heat-Resistant Silicone Test Probes, Flat Blade, Slim Reach Test Probes, 4 mm diameter, Slim Reach Fluke accessories are available from an authorized Fluke distributor.
  • Page 51: Specifications

    Multimeters Specifications Specifications Maximum Voltage between any Terminal and Earth Ground: 1000 V rms Fuse Protection for mA or A inputs: 44/100 A, 1000 V FAST Fuse Fuse Protection for A input: 11 A, 1000 V FAST Fuse Display: Digital: 6000 counts updates 4/sec; (Model 87 also has 19,999 counts in high-resolution mode). Analog Bargraph: 33 segments, updates 40/sec.
  • Page 52: Detailed Specifications

    80 Series V Users Manual Detailed Specifications For all detailed specifications: Accuracy is given as ([% of reading] + [number of least significant digits]) at 18° C to 28° C, with relative humidity up to 90 %, for a period of one year after calibration. For Model 87 in the 4 ½-digit mode, multiply the number of least significant digits (counts) by 10.
  • Page 53: Model 83 Ac Voltage Function Specifications

    Multimeters Specifications Table 11. Model 83 AC Voltage Function Specifications Function Range Resolution Accuracy 50 Hz - 60 Hz 30 Hz - 1 kHz 1 kHz - 5 kHz 600.0 mV 0.1 mV (0.5 % + 4) (1.0 % + 4) (2.0 % + 4) 6.000 V 0.001 V...
  • Page 54: Dc Voltage, Resistance, And Conductance Function Specifications

    80 Series V Users Manual Table 12. DC Voltage, Resistance, and Conductance Function Specifications Accuracy Function Range Resolution Model 83 Model 87 6.000 V 0.001 V (0.1 % + 1) (0.05 % + 1) 60.00 V 0.01 V (0.1 % + 1) (0.05 % + 1) 600.0 V 0.1 V...
  • Page 55: Temperature Specifications (87 Only)

    Multimeters Specifications Table 13. Temperature Specifications (87 Only) Temperature Resolution Accuracy -200 C to +1090 C 0.1 C 1 % + 10 -328 F to +1994 F 0.1 F 1 % + 18 1. Does not include error of the thermocouple probe. 2.
  • Page 56: Current Function Specifications

    80 Series V Users Manual Table 14. Current Function Specifications Accuracy Burden Voltage Function Range Resolution 2, 3 (typical) Model 83 Model 87 60.00 mA 0.01 mA (1.2 % + 2) (1.0 % + 2) 1.8 mV/mA 400.0 mA 0.1 mA (1.2 % + 2) (1.0 % + 2) 1.8 mV/mA...
  • Page 57: Capacitance And Diode Function Specifications

    Multimeters Specifications Table 15. Capacitance and Diode Function Specifications Function Range Resolution Accuracy 10.00 nF 0.01 nF (1 % + 2) 100.0 nF 0.1 nF (1 % + 2) 1.000 F 0.001 F (1 % + 2) 10.00 F 0.01 F (1 % + 2) 100.0 F 0.1 F...
  • Page 58: Frequency Counter Sensitivity And Trigger Levels

    80 Series V Users Manual Table 17. Frequency Counter Sensitivity and Trigger Levels Minimum Sensitivity (RMS Sine wave) Approximate Trigger Level (DC Voltage Function) Input Range 5 Hz - 20 kHz 0.5 Hz - 200 kHz 600 mV dc 70 mV (to 400 Hz) 70 mV (to 400 Hz) 40 mV 600 mV ac...
  • Page 59: Electrical Characteristics Of The Terminals

    Multimeters Specifications Table 18. Electrical Characteristics of the Terminals Input Common Mode Overload Rejection Ratio Impedance Function Normal Mode Rejection Protection (1 k unbalance) (nominal) 1000 V rms 10 M < 100 pF > 120 dB at dc, 50 Hz or 60 Hz >...
  • Page 60: Min Max Recording Specifications

    80 Series V Users Manual Table 19. MIN MAX Recording Specifications Model Nominal Response Accuracy 100 ms to 80 % Specified accuracy 12 counts for changes > 200 ms in duration ( 40 counts in ac with beeper on) 100 ms to 80 % (dc functions) Specified accuracy 12 counts for changes >...

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