New Digit Benchtop Multimeters with Simple to Read 4.3-inch LCD

New Digit Benchtop Multimeters with Simple to Read 4.3-inch LCD

B&K Precision Launches New Multimeters Available in 5 1/2 and 6 1/2-Digit Models

The 5490C Series offers fast measurement speeds, graphical display features, and extensive measurement functions for a wide range of applications

B&K Precision, a leading designer and manufacturer of reliable, cost-effective test and measurement instruments, today announces a new generation of 5 ½ and 6 ½-digit benchtop multimeters designed for accuracy, repeatability and ease-of-use. Both 5492C (5 ½) and 5493C (6 ½) models deliver measurement speeds up to 1000 readings per second and support 12 measurement functions while the 6 ½-digit model provides greater accuracy, higher resolution, and rear input terminals to simplify connections.


  • 12 measurement functions: DCV, ACV, DCI, ACI, 2 and 4-wire resistance, capacitance, frequency, diode, temperature, continuity test, DCV ratio
  • High-contrast 4.3-inch full color LCD
  • Measurement speed up to 1000 readings/s
  • DCV basic accuracy up to 35 ppm (0.0035%)
  • Histogram, bar graph, trend chart, and numeric display options
  • Display Min, Max, Peak-to-Peak, Average, Standard Deviation statistics simultaneously
  • Null, dB, dBm, %, mx+b, and run/stop math functions
  • AC frequency measurements to 1MHz
  • Internal storage buffer for up to 10,000 readings
  • 2 and 4-wire resistance measurements down to 10 Ω
  • Dual measurement display
  • Rear input terminals for rack use (6 ½-digit model only)
  • Standard USB (USBTMC-compliant), LAN, and RS232 interfaces, supporting SCPI commands. GPIB option
  • Front panel USB host port to export measurements, screen captures and save/recall settings
  • LabVIEWTM driver and operating software for remote instrument control, measurement monitoring, and data logging included

The easy to read 4.3-inch LCD offers a variety of measurement display modes including numeric, bar meter, trend chart, and histogram. Other built-in functions include Limit mode to quickly verify measurements are within a user-defined range, Probe hold mode to capture a sequence of stable readings, and dual measurement capabilities.

The 5490C Series provides USB (USBTMC-compliant), LAN, and RS232 interfaces standard with GPIB optional. The included operating software supports remote instrument control, measurement, monitoring, and data logging. A LabVIEWTM driver is available for download to help simplify system integration and instrument control.

Available now, this series starts at $780 and is backed by a 3-year standard warranty.

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