Multimeter features dual display with 50,000 count accuracy.

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Utilizing standard 115 Vac outlet as power source, PC-compatible Model 5491A Bench DMM measures DCV, ACV, DCA, ACA, Frequency, and Diode Continuity. True RMS measurement bandwidth is 30 Hz to 100 KHz. Unit can measure resistance up to 50 Mohm with 10 Mohm resolution, frequency up to 500 KHz with 0.01 Hz resolution, and dBm with variable reference impedance from 2-8,000 ohms. It includes Display Hold, RS-232 interface, and Compare function for in-tolerance testing.

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Cost Effective, High Performance 50,000 Count Dual Display Bench DMM

YORBA LINDA, CA. July 30, 2003 - B&K Precision Corporation today announced the addition of the Model 5491A Bench Multimeter to its continuously expanding line of test instruments. Utilizing a standard 115VAC outlet as the power source, the new PC-Compatible benchtop unit provides an easy to read dual display with 50,000-count accuracy. Priced at only $495.00, the Model 5491A offers a very accurate, feature packed True RMS bench DMM at a very reasonable price. Because of its low price and high accuracy, the Model 5491A is an ideal tool for use in any high school, technical trade school, college and university laboratory, as well as Research & Development, Service, Maintenance, Test and Manufacturing benchtop applications.

Some of the unique features of the B+K Precision Model 5491A include:
o 50,000 count dual display
o DCV, ACV, DCA, ACA, Frequency, Diode Continuity
o True RMS (AC, AC+DC), 30Hz to 100KHz measurement bandwidth
o Resistance measurement up to 50Mohm, 10Mohm resolutions
o Frequency measurement up to 500KHz, 0.01 Hz resolution
o dBm measurement with variable reference impedance from 2 Ohms to 8000 Ohms
o Compare (HI/LO Pass) function for quick in-tolerance test
o Fast electronic and closed-case calibration
o Display hold
o RS-232 interface
o Rack mount option

B&K Precision Corporation's new Model 5491A Bench Multimeter
features two large, easy-to-read, front-panel-mounted VFD displays. The line voltage is 100V/120V/220V/240VAC, +/- 10%, 50/60Hz, 16VA maximum with a best resolution of 1uV, the AC voltage (True RMS), dBm, 12A maximum AC and DC Current, and frequency to lMHz. Overload protection via an audible beeper is provided for both voltage and current measurements. The Model
5491A has been designed and tested according to EN 61010-1 (IEC 1010-1) Safety requirements for Electronic Measuring Apparatus.

The optional rack mount kit (RK 01) allows the user to install the Model 5491A in standard 19-inch racks and combine it with other test instruments usually found in R&D and automated ATE test environments. Its RS-232 port provides an easy method for downloading and logging data obtained from units under test to a PC for a multitude of uses including graphing, calibration, etc.
The compact bench top unit (4.1" H x 12" D x 10" W) (105mm x 305mm x 255mm) only weighs 6.6 lb. (3Kg).

Available for immediate delivery, the Model 5491A is priced at $495.00, and comes with B&K Precision Corporation's outstanding one-year warranty, user manual, line cord and test leads. A variety of optional accessories are available including a lantern-type probe (TL-36), tip-type probe (TL-35) insulation piercing clip (TH-02), RS-232 PC Link software and cable (AK
5491A) and a Rack Mount Kit (RK-01) for mounting the unit in a standard 19-inch rack.

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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