English User's Manual

User's Guide
True RMS AC/DC Mini Clamp Meter
Model 380947
Introduction
Congratulations on your purchase of the Extech 380947 True RMS Clamp Meter. This Clamp
meter measures current up to 400A DC/AC and measures Frequency up to 100 kHz. Careful use
of this meter will provide years of reliable service.
Safety
1. NEVER exceed the specified voltage/current maximum
2. USE EXTREME CAUTION when working with high voltages.
3. NEVER operate the meter unless the back cover and the battery/fuse door are in place and
fastened securely.
International Safety Symbols
Meter Description
1.
Conductor under test
2.
Clamp Jaws
3.
Jaw trigger – Opens the meter jaws
4.
ZERO / Relative button – Zeroes the DCA reading
5.
Function select switch
6.
HOLD button to freeze displayed reading
7.
MAX/MIN button – Press to track and view highest and lowest readings
8.
LCD Display with function indicators, units of measure, and bargraph
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Display icons
Low battery
DC
Direct current
AC
Alternating current
Minus sign
AUTO
Automatic range (frequency only)
MAN
Manual range
ZERO
Zero function
HOLD
HOLD function
MAX
Highest reading
MIN
Lowest reading
A
Current unit of measure
M
Prefix MEGA (millions of units)
k
Prefix KILO (thousands of units)
Hz
Hertz (unit of measure for frequency)
Bargraph display
The 40 segment bargraph display shown below is a graphical interpretation of the measurement. It
is displayed under the display digits on the LCD.
The bars in the bargraph indicate a presence of an electronic signal. The more bars showing, the
higher the signal. The digits below the graph help the user see how many bars are showing. If 40
segments are showing, the bars will reach the ‘40’ mark, if 20 bars are showing the bars will reach
the ‘20’ mark.
The bargraph is to be interpreted based on the range the meter is in while the measurement is
being made. If the bargraph shows 40 segments lit, then the signal is at the highest end of the
meter’s present range.
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Operation
AC Current Measurements
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, disconnect the test leads from the meter before making current
measurements.
1. Set the Function switch to the 4, 40, 100, or 400A AC range.
2. Press the Trigger to open the clamp jaw.
3. Clamp onto a single conductor (fully enclosing it). Do not allow a gap between the two halves of
the jaw.
4. Read the ACA value on the LCD.
DC Current Measurements
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, disconnect the test leads from the meter before making current
measurements.
1. Set the Function switch to the 40 or 400A DC range.
2. Press the DCA zero key to null the meter display.
3. Press the Trigger to open the current sense Jaw.
4. Fully enclose a single conductor to be measured. Do not allow a gap between the two halves of
the jaw.
5. Read the DCA value on the LCD.
Frequency Measurements
1. Ensure that at least 0.1A AC is detectable before measuring Frequency.
2. Set the Function switch to the Hz position.
3. Press the Trigger to open the jaw and fully enclose one conductor.
4. Read the Frequency measurement on the LCD in Hz.
MIN, MAX Function
Press the MIN/MAX key to display ONLY the highest (MAX) and the lowest (MIN) readings. Press
the MIN/MAX key once to view the minimum reading, press it again to view the maximum reading.
Note that the displayed readings will only change when a measurement is taken higher than the
previous MAX or lower than the previous MIN readings. The HOLD display icon (along with the MIN
rd
or MAX icon) will appear on the LCD in MIN/MAX mode. Pressing the MIN/MAX key a 3 time
returns the meter to normal operation.
Data Hold
To freeze the displayed reading on the LCD, press the Data Hold key (the HOLD icon will appear on
the display). To release the Data Hold function and return the meter to normal operation, press the
Data Hold key again (the HOLD icon will switch off).
Zero button for Relative Measurements
1. Press the ZERO key and the present measurement will zero.
2. All subsequent measurements are displayed with respect to the zeroed reading. For example, if
a 20A reading is zeroed and a 30A reading is subsequently measured, the LCD will display 10A.
3. To return to normal operation, press and hold the ZERO key for 2 seconds.
4. Note that Relative mode is not available if the MIN/MAX mode is enabled.
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Battery Replacement
1. When the low battery symbol appears on the LCD, the batteries must be replaced.
2. Turn the meter off and remove the rear battery compartment screw.
3. Lift off the battery compartment cover and replace the two 1.5V AA cells.
4. Replace the compartment cover and secure the screw.
You, as the end user, are legally bound (EU Battery ordinance) to return all used
batteries, disposal in the household garbage is prohibited! You can hand over your
used batteries / accumulators at collection points in your community or wherever batteries
/ accumulators are sold!
Disposal: Follow the valid legal stipulations in respect of the disposal of the device at the
end of its lifecycle
Cleaning
Use only a dry cloth to clean the plastic case.
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Specifications
General Specifications
Display
3-3/4 Digit LCD with 40 segment bargraph
Functions
Current (ACA, DCA) and Frequency (Hz)
Polarity
“-“ indicates negative polarity (positive polarity assumed)
Current sensor
Hall effect
Overload
Display indicates “1___” or “-1___”
DCA zero adjust
One-touch zero key (also used as a Relative function)
Display rate
2 readings/second (20 readings/second for bargraph)
Battery
Two 1.5V AA batteries
Operating temperature
4 F to 122 F (-10 C to 50 C)
0
0
0
Operating Humidity
< 85% RH
Power consumption
10mA DC approx.
0
Weight
6.2 oz. (190g) including battery
Dimensions
7.2 x 2.5 x 1.4” (183 x 63.6 x 35.6mm) (H x W x D)
Jaw opening
0.9” (23mm)
Standards
IEC 1010 Category III 300V, Category II 600V
Range Specifications
DC Current
Resolution
Accuracy (of rdg + digits)
Overload Protect
40A
10mA
±(1.0% + 2d)
400A DC
400A (0 to 150A)
100mA
±(1.0% + 2d)
400A DC
400A (150 to 200A)
100mA
±(2.2% + 2d)
400A DC
400A (200 to 400A)
100mA
±(4.0% + 2d)
400A DC
AC Current
Resolution
50/60Hz
40Hz - 1kHz
Overload Protect
4A (0 to 500mA)
1mA
±(1.5% + 7d)
±(2.0% + 7d)
400A AC
4A (500mA to 4A)
1mA
±(1.5% + 3d)
±(2.0% + 4d)
400A AC
40A
10mA
±(1.5% + 3d)
±(2.0% + 4d)
400A AC
100A (0 to 100A)
100mA
±(1.5% + 3d)
±(2.0% + 4d)
500A AC
400A (100 to 200A)
100mA
±(2.2% + 3d)
±(2.5% + 4d)
500A AC
400A (200 to 400A)
100mA
±(4.0% + 3d)
±(5.0% + 4d)
500A AC
Frequency (Hz)
Resolution
Accuracy
Sensitivity
Overload Protect
40Hz to 250Hz
0.01 to 0.1Hz
±(0.5% + 2d)
3.0A
500A AC
250Hz to 10kHz
0.1 to 1Hz
±(0.5% + 2d)
0.3A
500A AC
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Warranty
EXTECH INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION (a FLIR company) warrants this instrument to be free of defects in parts and
workmanship for one year from date of shipment (a six month limited warranty applies to sensors and cables). If it should
become necessary to return the instrument for service during or beyond the warranty period, contact the Customer
Service Department for authorization. Visit our website www.extech.com for contact information. A Return Authorization
(RA) number must be issued before any product is returned to Extech. The sender is responsible for shipping charges,
freight, insurance and proper packaging to prevent damage in transit. This warranty does not apply to defects resulting
from action of the user such as misuse, improper wiring, operation outside of specification, improper maintenance or
repair, or unauthorized modification. Extech specifically disclaims any implied warranties or merchantability or fitness for a
specific purpose and will not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages. Extech's total liability is
limited to repair or replacement of the product. The warranty set forth above is inclusive and no other warranty, whether
written or oral, is expressed or implied.
Calibration and Repair Services
Extech offers repair and calibration services for the products we sell. Extech also provides NIST certification for most
products. Call the Customer Service Department for information on calibration services available for this product. Extech
recommends that annual calibrations be performed to verify meter performance and accuracy.
Support lines: U.S. 877-439-8324, Intl. 603-324-7800
Technical support: Option 3; E-mail: [email protected]
Repair & Returns: Option 4; E-mail: [email protected]
Product specifications subject to change without notice
Visit our website: www.extech.com
Extech Instruments Corporation, 9 Townsend West, Nashua, NH 03063
ISO 9001 Certified since 1995
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