When we compare parameters of modern digital multimeters, we can be easily attracted with their measurement precision or powerful set of functionalities, but we totally forget about the most important thing – safety. The level of protection offered by a particular meter depends primarily on the type of cables insulation and on other factors described in the PN-EN61010 standard.
According to the PN-EN61010 standard, the safety category describes conditions for permitted use of a device:
Unfortunately, multimeters compliant with the CAT IV safety category are usually very expensive. Their manufacturers often equip them with numerous advanced functionalities, and hence their price is high. However, very often what we actually need is a robust design and convenience of use, not state-of-the-art functionalities.
The AX-582B, AX-585B, and AX-588B AXIOMET digital multimeters fully satisfy all these requirements. These are the cheapest AXIOMET multimeters which fulfill CAT IV requirements. Moreover, they are equipped with a shock-resistant holster and they are offered together with an optional soft case. These digital multimeters are solid and they are powered from a 9V battery (low battery power is signaled by the device.) What is more, AX-58XB AXIOMET multimeters are equipped with LCD backlit displays, thanks to which it is possible to use them at night and in dark spaces. They also have a high resistance threshold for continuity tests: 70Ω.
Other parameters are similar to those of other AXIOMET multimeters:
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|Type of meter||digital multimeter||digital multimeter||digital multimeter|
|Measurement||frequency, AC voltage, DC voltage, capacitance, AC current, DC current, resistance, temperature||transistors' gain h<sub>FE</sub>, AC voltage, DC voltage, capacitance, AC current, DC current, resistance||frequency, transistors' gain h<sub>FE</sub>, AC voltage, inductance, DC voltage, capacitance, AC current, DC current, resistance, temperature|
|Measuring instrument features||
|Kind of display used||LCD 4,5 digit (19999) 32mm||LCD 3,5 digit 28mm||LCD 3,5 digit 28mm|
|DC voltage measuring range||10µ...200m/2/20/200/1000V||0,1m...200m/2/20/200/1000V||0,1m...200m/2/20/200/1000V|
|DC voltage measuring accuracy||±(0,1% + 5 digits)||±(0,5% + 3 digits)||±(0,5% + 3 digits)|
|AC voltage measuring range||100µ...2/20/200/750V||1m...2/20/200/750V||0,1m...200m/2/20/200/750V|
|Bandwidth for AC voltage measurements||40Hz...400Hz||40Hz...200Hz||40Hz...400Hz (to 200V), 40Hz...100Hz (to 750V)|
|DC current measuring range||0,01µ...200µ/2m/20m/200m/20A||0,1µ...200µ/20µ/20m/200m/2/20A||1µ...2m/20m/200m/20A|
|DC current measuring accuracy||±(0,5% + 4 digits)||±(0,8% + 4 digits)||±(0,8% + 3 digits)|
|AC current measuring range||1µ...20m/200m/20A||0,1m...200m/2/20A||1µ...2m/20m/200m/20A|
|AC current measuring accuracy||±(1,5% + 25 digits)||±(2% + 5 digits)||±(1% + 5 digits)|
|Bandwidth for AC current measurements||40Hz...200Hz||40Hz...200Hz||40Hz...200Hz|
|Resistance measuring range||0,01...200/2k/20k/200k/2M/200MΩ||0,1...200/2k/20k/200k/2M/200MΩ||0,1...200/2k/20k/200k/2M/20M/2000MΩ|
|Resistance measuring accuracy||±(0,4% + 5 digits)||±(0,8% + 3 digits)||±(0,8% + 3 digits)|
|Capacitance measuring range||1p...20n/2µ/2000µF||10p...20n/2µ/200µF||10p...20n/2000n/2µ/20µ/200µF|
|Capacitance measuring accuracy||±(3,5% + 10 digits)||±(2,5% + 20 digits)||±(2,5% + 20 digits)|
|Diode test||1mA, 3V||1mA, 3V||1mA, 3V|
|Continuity test||acoustic signal for R<70Ω||acoustic signal for R<70Ω||acoustic signal for R<70Ω|
|Overall dimensions (W x D x H)||97 x 35 x 189 mm||97 x 35 x 189 mm||97 x 35 x 189 mm|
|Weight with battery||400 g||375 g||400 g|
|Power supply||1 battery 9V 6F22, set without battery||1 battery 9V 6F22, set without battery||1 battery 9V 6F22, set without battery|
|Optional equipment||AX-58P soft cover||AX-58P soft cover||AX-58P soft cover|
|Conform to the norm||EN61010 600V CAT IV||EN61010 600V CAT IV||EN61010 600V CAT IV|
All AX-58xB digital multimeters can be used to make basic measurements. They are of the same dimensions and they are delivered with appropriate test probes.