English User's Manual

User Guide
Digital Multimeter
Extech 410
Introduction
Congratulations on your purchase of the Extech EX410 Multimeter. This meter measures AC/DC
Voltage, AC/DC Current, Resistance, Diode Test, and Continuity plus Thermocouple Temperature. This
device is shipped fully tested and calibrated and, with proper use, will provide years of reliable service.
Please visit our website (www.extech.com) to check for the latest version of this User Guide, Product
Updates, and Customer Support.
Safety
International Safety Symbols
This symbol, adjacent to another symbol or terminal, indicates the user must refer
to the manual for further information.
This symbol, adjacent to a terminal, indicates that, under normal use, hazardous
voltages may be present
Double insulation
WARNING
This WARNING symbol indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION
This CAUTION symbol indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which if not
avoided, may result damage to the product.
MAX
600V
This symbol advises the user that the terminal(s) so marked must not be
connected to a circuit point at which the voltage with respect to earth ground
exceeds (in this case) 600 VAC or VDC.
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CAUTIONS

Improper use of this meter can cause damage, shock, injury or death. Read and understand
this user manual before operating the meter.

Always remove the test leads before replacing the battery or fuses.

Inspect the condition of the test leads and the meter itself for any damage before operating the
meter. Repair or replace any damage before use.

Use great care when making measurements if the voltages are greater than 25VAC rms or
35VDC. These voltages are considered a shock hazard.

Warning! This is a class A equipment. This equipment can cause interferences in the living
quarters; in this case the operator can be required to carry out adequate measures.

Always discharge capacitors and remove power from the device under test before performing
Diode, Resistance or Continuity tests.

Voltage checks on electrical outlets can be difficult and misleading because of the uncertainty
of connection to the recessed electrical contacts. Other means should be used to ensure that
the terminals are not "live".

If the equipment is used in a manner not specified by the manufacturer, the protection provided
by the equipment may be impaired.

This device is not a toy and must not reach children’s hands. It contains hazardous objects as
well as small parts that the children could swallow. In case a child swallows any of them,
please contact a physician immediately

Do not leave batteries and packing material lying around unattended; they can be dangerous
for children if they use them as toys

In case the device is going to be unused for an extended period of time, remove the batteries
to prevent them from training

Expired or damaged batteries can cause cauterization on contact with the skin. Always,
therefore, use suitable hand gloves in such cases

See that the batteries are not short-circuited. Do not throw batteries into the fire.
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OVERVOLTAGE CATEGORY III
This meter meets the IEC 61010-1-2001 standard for OVERVOLTAGE CATEGORY III. Cat III
meters are protected against overvoltage transients in fixed installation at the distribution level.
Examples include switches in the fixed installation and some equipment for industrial use with
permanent connection to the fixed installation.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
This meter has been designed for safe use, but must be operated with caution. The rules listed
below must be carefully followed for safe operation.
1.
NEVER apply voltage or current to the meter that exceeds the specified maximum:
Function
VAC
V DC or V AC
mA DC
A DC
Ohms, Continuity
Input Protection Limits
Maximum Input
750V DC/AC
1000V DC/AC, 200Vrms on 200mV range
200mA 250V fast acting fuse
20A 250V fast acting fuse(30 seconds max every 15 minutes)
250Vrms for 15sec max
2.
USE EXTREME CAUTION when working with high voltages.
3.
DO NOT measure voltage if the voltage on the "COM" input jack exceeds 600V above earth
ground.
4.
NEVER connect the meter leads across a voltage source while the function switch is in the
current, resistance, or diode mode. Doing so can damage the meter.
5.
ALWAYS discharge filter capacitors in power supplies and disconnect the power when making
resistance or diode tests.
6.
ALWAYS turn off the power and disconnect the test leads before opening the covers to replace
the fuse or battery.
7.
NEVER operate the meter unless the back cover and the battery cover is in place and fastened
securely.
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Controls and Jacks
1. Rubber holster (must be removed to access battery)
2. 2000 count LCD display
3. °F button for temperature measurements
4. °C button for temperature measurements
5. Function switch
6. mA, uA and A input jacks
7. COM input jack
8. Positive input jack
9. Battery check button
10. Hold button (freezes displayed reading)
11. LCD backlight button
Note: Tilt stand, test lead holders, and battery compartment are on rear of unit.
Symbols and Annunciators
•)))
Continuity
Diode test
Battery status
Test lead connection error
HOLD
Display hold
ºF
Degrees Fahrenheit
ºC
Degrees Celsius
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Operating Instructions
WARNING: Risk of electrocution. High-voltage circuits, both AC and DC, are very dangerous and
should be measured with great care.
1. ALWAYS turn the function switch to the OFF position when the meter is not in use.
2. If “1” appears in the display during a measurement, the value exceeds the range you have selected.
Change to a higher range.
NOTE: On some low AC and DC voltage ranges, with the test leads not connected to a device, the
display may show a random, changing reading. This is normal and is caused by the high-input
sensitivity. The reading will stabilize and give a proper measurement when connected to a circuit.
DC VOLTAGE MEASUREMENTS
CAUTION: Do not measure DC voltages if a motor on the circuit is being switched ON or OFF.
Large voltage surges may occur that can damage the meter.
1. Set the function switch to the highest V DC (
) position.
2. Insert the black test lead banana plug into the negative COM jack.
Insert the red test lead banana plug into the positive V jack.
3. Touch the black test probe tip to the negative side of the circuit.
Touch the red test probe tip to the positive side of the circuit.
4. Read the voltage in the display. Reset the function switch to
successively lower V DC positions to obtain a higher resolution reading.
If the polarity is reversed, the display will show (-) minus before the
value.
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AC VOLTAGE MEASUREMENTS
WARNING: Risk of Electrocution. The probe tips may not be long enough to contact the live parts
inside some 240V outlets for appliances because the contacts are recessed deep in the outlets. As
a result, the reading may show 0 volts when the outlet actually has voltage on it. Make sure the
probe tips are touching the metal contacts inside the outlet before assuming that no voltage is
present.
CAUTION: Do not measure AC voltages if a motor on the circuit is being switched ON or OFF.
Large voltage surges may occur that can damage the meter.
1. Set the function switch to the highest V AC (
) position.
2. Insert the black test lead banana plug into the negative COM jack.
Insert red test lead banana plug into the positive V jack.
3. Touch the black test probe tip to the neutral side of the circuit.
Touch the red test probe tip to the “hot” side of the circuit.
4. Read the voltage in the display. Reset the function switch to successively
lower V AC positions to obtain a higher resolution reading.
DC CURRENT MEASUREMENTS
CAUTION: Do not make current measurements on the 20A scale for longer than 30 seconds.
Exceeding 30 seconds may cause damage to the meter and/or the test leads.
1. Insert the black test lead banana plug into the negative COM jack.
2. For current measurements up to 200µA DC, set the function
switch to the 200µA DC (
) position and insert the red test
lead banana plug into the uA/mA jack.
3. For current measurements up to 200mA DC, set the function
switch to the 200mA DC position and insert the red test lead
banana plug into the uA/(mA jack.
4. For current measurements up to 20A DC, set the function switch
to the 20A DC range and insert the red test lead banana plug into
the 20A jack.
5. Remove power from the circuit under test, then open up the circuit
at the point where you wish to measure current.
6. Touch the black test probe tip to the negative side of the circuit.
Touch the red test probe tip to the positive side of the circuit.
7. Apply power to the circuit.
8. Read the current in the display.
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AC CURRENT MEASUREMENTS
CAUTION: Do not make current measurements on the 20A scale for longer than 30 seconds.
Exceeding 30 seconds may cause damage to the meter and/or the test leads.
1. Insert the black test lead banana plug into the negative COM jack.
2. For current measurements up to 200mA AC, set the function
switch to the highest 200mA AC (
) position and insert the red
test lead banana plug into the mA jack.
3. For current measurements up to 20A AC, set the function switch
to the 20A AC range and insert the red test lead banana plug into
the 20A jack.
4. Remove power from the circuit under test, then open up the circuit
at the point where you wish to measure current.
5. Touch the black test probe tip to the neutral side of the circuit.
Touch the red test probe tip to the “hot” side of the circuit.
6. Apply power to the circuit.
7. Read the current in the display.
RESISTANCE MEASUREMENTS
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, disconnect power to the unit under test and discharge all
capacitors before taking any resistance measurements. Remove the battery and unplug the line
cords.
1. Set the function switch to the highest  position.
2. Insert the black test lead banana plug into the negative COM jack.
Insert the red test lead banana plug into the positive  jack.
3. Touch the test probe tips across the circuit or part under test. It is best
to disconnect one side of the part under test so the rest of the circuit
will not interfere with the resistance reading.
4. Read the resistance in the display and then set the function switch to
the lowest  position that is greater than the actual or any anticipated
resistance.
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CONTINUITY CHECK
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, never measure continuity on circuits or wires that have voltage
on them.
1. Set the function switch to the
position.
2. Insert the black lead banana plug into the negative COM jack.
Insert the red test lead banana plug into the positive  jack.
3. Touch the test probe tips to the circuit or wire you wish to check.
4. If the resistance is less than approximately 150, the audible signal
will sound. If the circuit is open, the display will indicate “1”.
DIODE TEST
1. Insert the black test lead banana plug into the negative COM jack and
the red test lead banana plug into the positive diode jack.
2. Turn the rotary switch to the
position.
3. Touch the test probes to the diode under test. Forward bias will
typically indicate 400 to 1000. Reverse bias will indicate “1 ”.
Shorted devices will indicate near 0 and the continuity beeper will
sound. An open device will indicate “1 ” in both polarities.
TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENTS
1. Set the function switch to the TEMP position.
2. Insert the Temperature Probe into the Temperature Socket,
making sure to observe the correct polarity.
3. Press the ºC or ºF button for the desired units.
4. Touch the Temperature Probe head to the part whose
temperature you wish to measure. Keep the probe touching
the part under test until the reading stabilizes.
5. Read the temperature in the display.
Note: The temperature probe is fitted with a type K mini
connector. A mini connector to banana connector
adaptor is supplied for connection to the input banana
jacks.
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DISPLAY BACKLIGHT
Press and hold the
15 seconds.
button to turn on the display backlight function. The backlight will automatically turn off after
BATTERY CHECK
The
CHECK function tests the condition of the 9V battery. Set the function switch to the 200VDC range and
press the CHECK button. If the reading is less than 8.5, battery replacement is recommended.
HOLD
The hold function freezes the reading in the display. Press the HOLD key momentarily to activate or to exit the
hold function.
AUTO POWER OFF
The auto off feature will turn the meter off after 15 minutes.
LOW BATTERY INDICATION
If the
icon appears in the display, the battery voltage is low and the battery should be replaced.
WRONG CONNECTION INDICATION
The
icon will appear in the upper right conner of the display and the buzzer will sound whenever the positive
test lead is inserted into the 20A or uA/mA input jack and a non-current (green) function is selected. If this occurs,
turn the meter off and reinsert the test lead into the proper input jack for the function selected.
Specifications
Function
Range
Resolution
DC Voltage
200mV
0.1mV
(V DC)
2V
0.001V
200V
0.1V
1000V
1V
50 to 400Hz
400Hz to 1kHz
2V
0.001V
(1.0% reading +6 digits
(2.0% reading + 8 digits
200V
0.1V
(1.5% reading +6 digits
(2.5% reading +8 digits
750V
1V
(2.0% reading +6 digits
(3.0% reading +8 digits
DC Current
200A
0.1A
(A DC)
200mA
0.1mA
20A
0.01A
200mA
0.1mA
(1.8% reading +8 digits
(2.5% reading +10 digits)
20A
0.01A
(3.0% reading +8 digits)
(3.5% reading +10 digits)
Accuracy
(0.3% reading + 2 digits)
(0.5% reading + 2 digits)
(0.8% reading + 2 digits)
AC Voltage
(V AC)
(1.5% reading + 3 digits)
(2.5% reading + 3 digits)
50 to 400Hz
AC Current
(A AC)
Resistance
Temperature
200
0.1
(0.8% reading +4 digits)
2000
1
(0.8% reading +2 digits)
20k
0.01k
200k
0.1k
20M
0.01M
400Hz to 1kHz
(1.0% reading +2 digits)
(2.0% reading +5 digits)
-20 to 750ºC 1ºC
(3.0% reading +3 digits)
-4 to 1382ºF 1ºF
(meter only, probe accuracy not included)
NOTE: Accuracy specifications consist of two elements:
 (% reading) – This is the accuracy of the measurement circuit.
 (+ digits) – This is the accuracy of the analog to digital converter.
NOTE: Accuracy is stated at 18oC to 28oC (65oF to 83oF) and less than 75% RH.
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General Specifications
Diode Test
Test current of 1mA maximum, open circuit voltage 2.8V DC typical
Continuity Check
Audible signal when resistance is less than approximately 150
Input Impedance
10MΩ
AC Response
Average responding
ACV Bandwidth
50Hz to 1kHz
DCA voltage drop
200mV
Display
3 ½ digit, 2000 count LCD, 0.9” digits
Auto-Power Off
Meter switches OFF after 15 minutes (approximately) of inactivity
Overrange indication
“1” is displayed
Polarity
Automatic (no indication for positive polarity); Minus (-) sign for negative
polarity.
Measurement Rate
2 times per second, nominal
Low Battery Indication
“
Battery
One 9 volt (NEDA 1604) battery
Fuses
mA, µA ranges; 0.2A/250V fast blow
A range; 20A/250V ceramic fast blow
” is displayed if battery voltage drops below operating voltage
Operating Temperature 5ºC to 40ºC (41ºF to 104ºF)
Storage Temperature
-20ºC to 60ºC (-4ºF to 140ºF)
Operating Humidity
Max 80% up to 31ºC (87ºF) decreasing linearly to 50% at 40ºC (104ºF)
Storage Humidity
<80%
Operating Altitude
2000 meters (7000ft.) maximum
Weight
342g (0.753lb) (includes holster)
Size
187 x 81 x 50mm (7.36” x 3.2” x 2.0”) (includes holster)
Safety
For indoor use and in accordance with the requirements for double
insulation to IEC1010-1 (2001): EN61010-1 (2001) Overvoltage
Category III 600V and Category II 1000V, Pollution Degree 2.
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Maintenance
WARNING: To avoid electrical shock, disconnect the meter from any circuit, remove the test leads
from the input terminals, and turn OFF the meter before opening the case. Do not operate the meter
with an open case.
This MultiMeter is designed to provide years of dependable service, if the following care instructions
are performed:
1. KEEP THE METER DRY. If it gets wet, wipe it off.
2. USE AND STORE THE METER IN NORMAL TEMPERATURES. Temperature extremes can
shorten the life of the electronic parts and distort or melt plastic parts.
3. HANDLE THE METER GENTLY AND CAREFULLY. Dropping it can damage the electronic
parts or the case.
4. KEEP THE METER CLEAN. Wipe the case occasionally with a damp cloth. DO NOT use
chemicals, cleaning solvents, or detergents.
5. USE ONLY FRESH BATTERIES OF THE RECOMMENDED SIZE AND TYPE. Remove old or
weak batteries so they do not leak and damage the unit.
6. IF THE METER IS TO BE STORED FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME, the batteries should be
removed to prevent damage to the unit.
Battery Replacement
1.
Remove the Phillips head screw that secures the rear battery door
2.
Open the battery compartment
3.
Replace the 9V battery
4.
Secure the battery compartment
Never dispose of used batteries or rechargeable batteries in household waste.
As consumers, users are legally required to take used batteries to appropriate
collection sites, the retail store where the batteries were purchased, or wherever
batteries are sold.
Disposal: Do not dispose of this instrument in household waste. The user is obligated to take end-oflife devices to a designated collection point for the disposal of electrical and electronic equipment.
Other Battery Safety Reminders
o Never dispose of batteries in a fire. Batteries may explode or leak.
o Never mix battery types. Always install new batteries of the same type.
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, do not operate the meter until the battery cover is in place and
fastened securely.
NOTE: If the meter does not work properly, check the status of the fuses and batteries and ensuring
proper insertion.
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REPLACING THE FUSES
WARNING: To avoid electrical shock, disconnect the meter from any circuit, remove the test leads
from the input terminals, and turn OFF the meter before opening the case. Do not operate the meter
with an open case.
1. Disconnect the test leads from the meter.
2. Remove the protective rubber holster.
3. Remove the battery cover (two “B” screws) and the
battery.
4. Remove the four “A” screws securing the rear cover.
5. Lift the center circuit board straight up from the
connectors to gain access to the fuse holders.
6. Gently remove the old fuse and install the new fuse
into the holder.
7. Always use a fuse of the proper size and value (0.2A/250V fast blow (5x20mm) for the 200mA
range, 20A/250V fast blow (6.3x32mm) for the 20A range).
8. Align the center board with the connectors and gently press into place.
9. Replace and secure the rear cover, battery and battery cover.
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, do not operate your meter until the fuse cover is in place and
fastened securely.
UL LISTED
The UL mark does not indicate that this product has been evaluated for the accuracy of its readings.
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