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HP 34401A User Manual

HP 34401A User Manual (236 pages)

Brand: HP | Category: Multimeter | Size: 10.17 MB
Table of contents
The Front Panel At A Glance3................................................................................................................................................................
Chassis Ground6................................................................................................................................................................
In This Book7................................................................................................................................................................
Table Of Contents8................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 1 Quick Start12................................................................................................................................................................
Quick Start13................................................................................................................................................................
To Prepare The Multimeter For Use14................................................................................................................................................................
Power-line Voltage Setting15................................................................................................................................................................
If The Multimeter Does Not Turn On15................................................................................................................................................................
To Adjust The Carrying Handle17................................................................................................................................................................
To Measure Voltage18................................................................................................................................................................
To Measure Resistance18................................................................................................................................................................
To Measure Current19................................................................................................................................................................
To Measure Frequency (or Period)19................................................................................................................................................................
To Test Continuity20................................................................................................................................................................
To Check Diodes20................................................................................................................................................................
To Select A Range21................................................................................................................................................................
To Set The Resolution22................................................................................................................................................................
Front-panel Display Formats23................................................................................................................................................................
To Rack Mount The Multimeter24................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 2 Front-panel Menu Operation26................................................................................................................................................................
Front-panel Menu Reference28................................................................................................................................................................
A Front-panel Menu Tutorial30................................................................................................................................................................
To Turn Off The Comma Separator38................................................................................................................................................................
To Make Null (relative) Measurements39................................................................................................................................................................
To Store Minimum And Maximum Readings40................................................................................................................................................................
To Make Db Measurements41................................................................................................................................................................
To Make Dbm Measurements42................................................................................................................................................................
To Trigger The Multimeter43................................................................................................................................................................
To Use Reading Hold44................................................................................................................................................................
To Make Dcv:dcv Ratio Measurements45................................................................................................................................................................
To Use Reading Memory47................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 3 Features And Functions50................................................................................................................................................................
Features And Functions51................................................................................................................................................................
Measurement Configuration52................................................................................................................................................................
Ac Signal Filter52................................................................................................................................................................
Continuity Threshold Resistance53................................................................................................................................................................
Dc Input Resistance54................................................................................................................................................................
Resolution55................................................................................................................................................................
Integration Time58................................................................................................................................................................
Front / Rear Input Terminal Switching59................................................................................................................................................................
Autozero60................................................................................................................................................................
Ranging62................................................................................................................................................................
Math Operations64................................................................................................................................................................
Min-max Operation65................................................................................................................................................................
Null (relative) Operation66................................................................................................................................................................
Db Measurements68................................................................................................................................................................
Dbm Measurements69................................................................................................................................................................
Limit Testing70................................................................................................................................................................
Triggering72................................................................................................................................................................
Trigger Source Choices74................................................................................................................................................................
The Wait-for-trigger State77................................................................................................................................................................
Halting A Measurement In Progress77................................................................................................................................................................
Number Of Samples78................................................................................................................................................................
Number Of Triggers79................................................................................................................................................................
Trigger Delay80................................................................................................................................................................
Automatic Trigger Delays82................................................................................................................................................................
Reading Hold83................................................................................................................................................................
Voltmeter Complete Terminal84................................................................................................................................................................
External Trigger Terminal84................................................................................................................................................................
System-related Operations85................................................................................................................................................................
Reading Memory85................................................................................................................................................................
Error Conditions86................................................................................................................................................................
Self-test87................................................................................................................................................................
Display Control88................................................................................................................................................................
Beeper Control89................................................................................................................................................................
Comma Separators90................................................................................................................................................................
Firmware Revision Query90................................................................................................................................................................
Scpi Language Version Query91................................................................................................................................................................
Remote Interface Configuration92................................................................................................................................................................
Hp-ib Address92................................................................................................................................................................
Remote Interface Selection93................................................................................................................................................................
Baud Rate Selection (rs-232)94................................................................................................................................................................
Parity Selection (rs-232)94................................................................................................................................................................
Programming Language Selection95................................................................................................................................................................
Calibration Security96................................................................................................................................................................
Calibration Overview96................................................................................................................................................................
Calibration Count99................................................................................................................................................................
Calibration Message100................................................................................................................................................................
Operator Maintenance101................................................................................................................................................................
To Replace The Power-line Fuse101................................................................................................................................................................
To Replace The Current Input Fuses101................................................................................................................................................................
Power-on And Reset State102................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 4 Remote Interface Reference103................................................................................................................................................................
Command Summary105................................................................................................................................................................
Simplified Programming Overview112................................................................................................................................................................
The Measure? And Configure Commands117................................................................................................................................................................
Measurement Configuration Commands121................................................................................................................................................................
Math Operation Commands124................................................................................................................................................................
Triggering Commands130................................................................................................................................................................
System-related Commands132................................................................................................................................................................
The Scpi Status Model134................................................................................................................................................................
The Questionable Data Register142................................................................................................................................................................
Status Reporting Commands144................................................................................................................................................................
Calibration Commands146................................................................................................................................................................
Rs-232 Interface Configuration149................................................................................................................................................................
Rs-232 Interface Commands153................................................................................................................................................................
An Introduction To The Scpi Language154................................................................................................................................................................
Output Data Formats159................................................................................................................................................................
Using Device Clear To Halt Measurements160................................................................................................................................................................
Talk Only For Printers160................................................................................................................................................................
To Set The Hp-ib Address161................................................................................................................................................................
To Select The Remote Interface162................................................................................................................................................................
To Set The Baud Rate163................................................................................................................................................................
To Set The Parity164................................................................................................................................................................
To Select The Programming Language165................................................................................................................................................................
Alternate Programming Language Compatibility166................................................................................................................................................................
Scpi Compliance Information168................................................................................................................................................................
Ieee-488 Compliance Information169................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 5 Error Messages170................................................................................................................................................................
Error Messages171................................................................................................................................................................
Execution Errors172................................................................................................................................................................
Self-test Errors178................................................................................................................................................................
Calibration Errors179................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 6 Application Programs182................................................................................................................................................................
Using Measure? For A Single Measurement184................................................................................................................................................................
Using Configure With A Math Operation185................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Status Registers187................................................................................................................................................................
Rs-232 Operation Using Quickbasic191................................................................................................................................................................
Rs-232 Operation Using Turbo C194................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 7 Measurement Tutorial196................................................................................................................................................................
Thermal Emf Errors197................................................................................................................................................................
Measurement Tutorial197................................................................................................................................................................
Loading Errors (dc Volts)198................................................................................................................................................................
Leakage Current Errors198................................................................................................................................................................
Rejecting Power-line Noise Voltages199................................................................................................................................................................
Common Mode Rejection (cmr)200................................................................................................................................................................
Noise Caused By Magnetic Loops200................................................................................................................................................................
Noise Caused By Ground Loops201................................................................................................................................................................
Resistance Measurements202................................................................................................................................................................
4-wire Ohms Measurements202................................................................................................................................................................
Removing Test Lead Resistance Errors203................................................................................................................................................................
Power Dissipation Effects203................................................................................................................................................................
Settling Time Effects203................................................................................................................................................................
Errors In High Resistance Measurements204................................................................................................................................................................
Dc Current Measurement Errors204................................................................................................................................................................
True Rms Ac Measurements205................................................................................................................................................................
Crest Factor Errors206................................................................................................................................................................
Loading Errors (ac Volts)208................................................................................................................................................................
Measurements Below Full Scale209................................................................................................................................................................
High-voltage Self-heating Errors209................................................................................................................................................................
Temperature Coefficient And Overload Errors209................................................................................................................................................................
Low-level Measurement Errors210................................................................................................................................................................
Common Mode Errors211................................................................................................................................................................
Ac Current Measurement Errors211................................................................................................................................................................
Frequency And Period Measurement Errors212................................................................................................................................................................
Making High-speed Dc And Resistance Measurements212................................................................................................................................................................
Making High-speed Ac Measurements213................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 8 Specifications214................................................................................................................................................................
Dc Characteristics215................................................................................................................................................................
Ac Characteristics217................................................................................................................................................................
Frequency And Period Characteristics219................................................................................................................................................................
General Information221................................................................................................................................................................
Product Dimensions222................................................................................................................................................................
To Calculate Total Measurement Error223................................................................................................................................................................
Interpreting Multimeter Specifications225................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring For Highest Accuracy Measurements228................................................................................................................................................................
Index229................................................................................................................................................................
Declaration Of Conformity235................................................................................................................................................................

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