User’s Guide MultiView™ Series Digital MultiMeters Models: MV110 MV120 MV130 WARRANTY EXTECH INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION 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 on 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 at (781) 890-7440 ext. 210 for authorization. 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. 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V1.2 04/02 781-890-7440 ext. 200 [email protected] www.extech.com Introduction Congratulations on your purchase of Extech model MV-110, MV-120, or MV-130 digital multimeter. Properly used, this meter will provide many years of reliable service. The meters contains a large 3-1/2 or 4-1/2 digit LCD with adjustable viewing angle and provides such measurement functions as: DC and AC voltage, DC and AC current, resistance, temperature, frequency, capacitance, hFe, battery, square wave output, diode, and continuity check depending upon the model. Safety International Safety Symbols WARNING: This indicates that a potentially hazardous condition which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. CAUTION: This indicates that a potentially hazardous condition which, if not avoided, could result in injury or damage to the meter. Refer to the manual for further information Hazardous voltages may be present. Double insulation Safety Precautions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. WARNING: Improper use of this meter can cause damage, shock, injury or death. Read and understand this users manual before operating the meter. Make sure any covers or battery doors are properly closed and secured. 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. Do not exceed the maximum rated input limits. Use great care when making measurements if the voltages are greater than 25VAC rms or 35VDC. These voltages are considered a shock hazard. Always discharge capacitors and remove power from the device under test before performing Capacitance, Diode, Resistance or Continuity tests. Remove the battery from the meter if the meter is to be stored for long periods. Specifications General Specifications Display Sample Rate Input warning Fuse Protection Power Supply Range selection Over-range Indication Auto Off Low Battery Indication Operating Temperature / Humidity Storage Temperature Dimension / Weight 1999 count 3 1/2 digit, adjustable angle (MV-110, MV-120) 19999 count 4 1/2 digit, adjustable display (MV-130) Approximately 2 - 3 per second Alarm sounds with test leads in the A or 10A socket and the wrong function is selected. 2A (A socket), 0.2A (mA socket), 10A or 20A range not fused 9V battery (NEDA 1604 or equivalent) Manual "1" Unit switches off after 15 minutes of inactivity battery symbol 0 0 0 0 32 F to 104 F (0 C to 40 C) / < 75% RH 0 0 0 0 14 F to 122 F (-10 C to 50 C) 7.3 x 3.5 x 1.3" (185x89x32mm) LxWxH / approx. 9.7 oz. (300 grams) Electrical Specifications Function Range (model) DCV 200mV (MV-110, MV-120) 2, 20, 200V 1000V DCV 200mV (MV-130) 2, 20, 200V 1000V ACV 200mV (MV-110, MV-120) 2, 20, 200V 750V ACV 2, 20, 200V (MV-130) 750V DCA 20µA (MV-110) 200µA, 2, 20 mA 200mA, 2A 10A DCA 20, 200 mA (MV-120) 20A Accuracy % Rdg. + digits ±(0.5% + 1 digit)\ ±(0.8% + 2 digit) ±(0.05% + 3digits) ±(0.1%+ 5 digits) ±(1.2% + 3 digits) ±(0.8% + 3 digits) ±(1.2% + 3 digits) ±(0.8% + 10 digits) ±(1.0% + 15 digits) ±(2.0% + 5 digits) ±(0.8% + 1 digits) ±(1.2% + 1 digits) ±(2.0% + 5 digits) ±(0.8% + 1 digits) ±(2.0% + 5 digits) Resolution 0.1mV 0.001,0.01,0.1V 1V 0.01mV 0.0001,0.001,0.01V 0.1V 0.1V 0.001,0.01,0.1V 1V 0.0001,0.001,0.01V 0.1V 0.01µA 0.1µA, 0.001,0.01mA 0.1mA, 0.001A 0.01A 0.01, 0.1mA 0.01A Input Protection 250V rms 1000VDC 750VAC 250V rms 1000VDC 750VAC 1000VDC 750VAC 1000VDC 750VAC 2A,250V fuse not fused 0.2A,250V fuse not fused Comments Input impedance > 10MΩ Input impedance > 1MΩ Frequency range: <200V: 40 to 400Hz, < 750V: 40 to 200Hz 15 sec. max @ 20A Function DCA (MV-130) ACA (MV-110) Range 2, 20, 200mA 10A 20µA 200µA 2, 20mA 200mA, 2A 10A ACA 20, 200 mA (MV-120) 20A ACA 6 2, 20 200mA (MV-130) 10A Resistance 200Ω (MV-110, MV-120) 2, 20, 200kΩ, 2MΩ 20MΩ 200MΩ Resistance 200Ω (MV-130) 2, 20, 200kΩ, 2MΩ 20MΩ Accuracy % rdg. + digits ±(0.8% + 10 digits) ±(2.0% + 10 digits) ±(3.0% + 7 digits) ±(1.8% + 3 digits) ±(1.0% + 3 digits) ±(1.8% + 3 digits) ±(3.0% + 7 digits) ±(1.0% + 3 digits) ±(3.0% + 7 digits) ±(1.0% + 10 digits) ±(2.0% + 10 digits) ±(0.8% + 3 digits) ±(0.8% + 1 digits) ±(1.0% + 2 digits) ± (5.0% rdg +10d) +10 dig ±(0.2% + 5 digits) ±(0.2% + 1 digits) ±(0.5% + 5 digits) Resolution 0.0001,0.001,0.01mA 0.001A 0.01µA 0.1µA 0.001, 0.01mA 0.1mA, 0.001A 0.01A 0.01,0.1mA 0.01A 0.0001,0.001,0.01mA 0.001A 0.1Ω 1, 10, 100Ω,1kΩ 10kΩ 100kΩ 0.01Ω 0.1, 1, 10, 100Ω 1kΩ Input Protection 0.2A,250V fuse not fused 2A,250V fuse not fused 0.2A,250V fuse not fused 0.2A,250V fuse not fused 250V DC or ACrms Comments Frequency: 40 to 400Hz Maximum input: 10A (MV-110, MV-130), 20A (MV-120) Average responding 15 sec. max @ 20A Open circuit voltage <0.7V RH 200MΩ range: <75% RH other ranges: <90% On the 200MΩ range a 1.0MΩ offset exists. Subtract 1.0MΩ from all readings. Function Capacitance (MV-120) Capacitance (MV-130) Temperature (MV-120) Frequency (MV-130) Diode test Transistor hFE Continuity Battery check (MV-110) Square Wave (MV-110) Range 2,20,200nF 2,20µF 2,20,200nF 2,20µF -18 to 4000C 0 to7520F -40 to 10000C -40 to 18320F 20kHz 0 to 1000 1.5V 9.0V Accuracy % rdg + digits Resolution ±(2.5% + 3 digits) 1,10,100pF 1nF, 10nF ±(2.5% + 10 digits) 0.1,1,10,100pF 1nF o ±(0.75% + 4 digits) 1 C/F Input Protection Comments Test Freq: 400Hz Test V: 40mV Type K Thermocouple ±(1.6% + 15 digits) ±(1.5% + 10 digits) 1Hz 250VAC/VDC Sensitivity: 100mV Forward DC current approx. 1mA, Reverse DC voltage approx. 3V Base current approx. 10uA, Vce approx 2.8V Buzzer sounds when R < 30Ω 30Ω Internal resistance 1.8kΩ Internal resistance Approx. 50Hz, 4-6V o o o o Note: Accuracy is specified for a period of one year after calibration and at 18 C to 28 C (64 F to 82 F) RH: 75% max. Description (MV120 pictured) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. Display release button AC/DC selection on models MV110, MV120 Hold Button on model MV130. Power ON/OFF button LCD display Transistor socket Function rotary switch Capacitance socket (MV120, MV130) V/F/Ohms socket COM socket Low Amperage socket 10/20 Amp socket Type K thermocouple input socket (MV120 only). Operation General Procedures 1. Apply power via ON/OFF switch. If the low battery symbol appears, replace the battery. 2. Set the function switch to the correct position before taking measurements. 3. Press the Display Release Button and set the display to a convenient viewing angle. AC/DC Voltage Measurements (DO NOT EXCEED MAX INPUT LIMIT OF 1000VDC) 1. Connect the black test lead to the meter's COM socket and the red lead to the meter's "VΩF" socket. 2. Set the rotary switch to a "V" position range higher than the expected voltage. 3. Press the "DC / AC" button to select AC or DC measurement (for models MV-110 and MV-120 only). 4. Connect the test leads to the unit under test (load, circuit, etc.) 5. The value of the measured voltage will appear in the LCD display. Resistance Measurement 1. Connect the black test lead to the COM socket and the red lead to the V/Ω socket. 2. Set the rotary switch to the "Ω" range required. 3. Connect the test leads to the unit under test. 4. The value of the measured resistance will appear in the LCD display. Diode Measurements 1. Connect the black test lead to the COM-socket and the red lead to the VΩ socket. 2. Set the rotary switch to the "Diode" symbol position 3. Connect the test leads to the diode under test. 4. The value of the forward voltage drop (0.3 to 0.6V) or the open circuit voltage (2.6V approx.) will appear in the LCD display for a good diode. AC/DC Current Measurements (If the magnitude of current is unknown, select the highest meter range and then reduce the range as needed) 1. Connect the black test lead to the meter's COM-socket and the red lead to either the "A" socket if measuring less than 2A or the "10A/20A" socket if measuring less than 10A or 20A 2. Set the rotary switch to the "A" position as required. Always select the highest range when unsure of the current value. 3. Press the "DC / AC" button to select AC or DC measurement. 4. Connect the test leads in series with the unit under test (load, circuit, etc.) 5. The value of the measured current will appear in the LCD. 6. Negative DC current will appear with a "-" sign. NOTE: The mA and A ranges are protected by a 0.2A or a 2A fuse. The 10A or 20A ranges are not fuse protected. Always replace blown fuses with fuses of the identical type. Continuity Measurements (Remove power or voltage from the device under test) 1. Connect the black test lead to the COM-socket and the red lead to the VΩ socket. 2. Set the rotary switch to the "Continuity" symbol position 3. The continuity buzzer will sound if the measured resistance is < 30Ω Battery Measurements (MV-110 only) 1. Connect the black test lead to the COM-socket and the red lead to the VΩ socket. 2. Set the rotary switch to the 1.5V or 9V position 3. The meter will display the voltage under load of the tested battery. Square Wave Output (MV-110 only) Note: Remove power or voltage from the device under test 1. 2. 3. Connect the black test lead to the COM-socket and the red lead to the VΩ socket. Set the rotary switch to the "square wave symbol" position The meter will output a 50Hz square wave. Capacitance Measurements (MV-120, MV-130 only) Note: Remove power or voltage from the device under test 1. Insert the capacitor in the CAP socket. 2. Set the rotary switch to the proper capacitance position. 3. The value of the measured capacitor will appear in the LCD. Temperature Measurements (MV-120 only) 1. Insert the type K thermocouple mini-connector into the "K" socket. 2. Set the rotary switch to the ºF or ºC position. 3. The value of the measured temperature will appear in the LCD. Transistor hFe Measurements 1. Move the rotary select switch to the hFe position 2. Plug the transistor under test into the appropriate transistor input jacks on the meter front. 3. For transistor types PNP and NPN, the meter has matching input sockets. Also, for each leg of the transistor (E, B, and C) the meter has matching input sockets. Plug the transistor into the sockets that match its type. 4. Read the hFe value on the LCD display. Auto Power Shut-Off To conserve battery power, the meter will automatically power down if it has not been used for more than 15 minutes. Battery Replacement Remove the test leads from the meter and remove the screw from the battery compartment cover (rear bottom). Lift off the cover, replace the battery, and replace battery cover.