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Auto-Ranging LCR Meter has RS232 interface.

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Powered by 9 Vdc battery, handheld dual-display Model 879 measures capacitance, resistance, and inductance in 100 Hz, 120 Hz, 1 KHz, and 10 KHz test frequency ranges. Full 4½ digit, backlit LCD reads values to 19,999 on each range. Unit provides simultaneous display of measured value and Q or dissipation factor. Microprocessor-controlled meter offers min/max average, relative mode, and tolerance test and prompts user when calibration is needed.

Original Press Release:

B & K Precision Introduces New Dual Display Auto Ranging LCR Meter With RS 232 Interface

YORBA LINDA, Calif., November 30. 2003 - B&K Precision Corporation, one of the industry's leading suppliers of test and measurement products, today announced the addition of the Model 879 Dual Display Auto Ranging LCR Meter to its growing line of test and measurement products. The new lightweight, battery powered, hand-held unit can be used to measure capacitance, resistance (of non-inductive components), and inductance in four test frequency ranges. Priced at a low $295.00, the Model 879 is an ideal addition to any bench or toolbox.

The Model 879 provides the user with many outstanding features including:
o Simultaneous display of measured value and Q or dissipation factor
o Min/max average
o Relative mode
o Tolerance test
o Four selectable test frequency ranges (100Hz, 120Hz, 1KHz, and 10KHz)
o Backlit LCD
o RS 232 Interface

The Model 879 is a microprocessor-controlled 19999 count, dual display, hand-held LCR meter designed for measuring functions of inductance, capacitance and resistance. Extremely easy to operate, the Model 879 not only takes measurements in parallel mode, but is also capable of series mode measurements. The Model 879 provides direct and accurate measurements of inductors, capacitors and resistors with different testing frequencies and is selectable for Auto and manual ranging. The full 4-1/2 digit digit, backlit LCD display reads values to 19999 on each range.

Convenient front panel pushbuttons and controls include selections such as Data Hold, Maximum, Minimum, and Average Record Mode, Relative Mode, Tolerance Sorting mode, Frequency, and L/C/R selection. The display is backlit for easy reading in dark locations.

The instrument prompts the user when calibration is needed and the dual display shows whether to calibrate with an open or short. Test data can be transferred to a PC through an optional fully isolated optical RS 232C interface.

A tilt stand provides position flexibility for viewing and operating the meter. The over-molding rubber case provides protection for both the user and the meter. A standard 9VDC battery provides power for the meter.

B+K Precision's Model 879 Dual Display LCR Meter comes complete with instruction manual, 9VDC battery, test alligator clips (pair), and is priced at $295.00, quantity one. It is available for immediate delivery.

For over 50 years, B&K Precision Corporation has developed a reputation for excellence in the design and manufacture of high quality, reliable and cost-effective test and measurement products. Recognized for their price-performance value, ease of use, measurement accuracy and application flexibility, B&K Precision Corporation products are available worldwide through a global network of authorized distributors.

For additional information or the name and location of an authorized distributor near you, contact B&K Precision Corporation, 22820 Savi Ranch Parkway. Yorba Linda, California, 92887. Tel: (714) 921-9095, Fax: (714) 921-6422 or visit our Web site at

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