878B, 879B, & 880

40,000 Count Dual Display Handheld LCR Meters

Model 878B

MSRP $249 / 3 Yr Warranty
Where to Buy

The 878B, 879B, and 880 40,000-count handheld LCR meters measure inductance, capacitance, and resistance quickly and precisely. The 879B and 880 also measures impedance, Theta, DCR, and ESR. Additionally, the 880 offers capabilities typically only found in bench LCR meters such as a 4-terminal configuration, basic measurement accuracy up to 0.1%, test frequencies up to 100 kHz,  selectable test signal levels and measurement rate.

Fast auto ranging and quick measurement configuration such as measurement parameter and test frequency selection make these meters very simple to operate. The meter also includes handy functions such as data hold, Min/Max/Average recording, tolerance sorting, and relative mode.

Measurement data can continuously transfer to a PC via the meter's mini USB interface, using either the provided data logging software or SCPI commands sent from a custom program.

Features & Benefits

  • 40,000 counts resolution on primary and 10,000 counts resolution on secondary display
  • L, C, R, and Z (879B & 880 only) primary measurements
  • Automatic calculation of secondary parameters D, Q, Theta, ESR (Theta/ESR for 879B &880 only), and DCR (880 only)
  • Accuracy up to 0.1% and selectable test frequencies up to 100 kHz (880 only)
  • Fast auto range design for rapid, easy component measurements
  • Auto detect mode for automatic component type identification and measurement type selection (880 only)
  • Relative mode
  • Visible and audible tolerance mode
  • Backlit display (879B & 880 only)
  • Data Hold and Min/Max/Average recording
  • USB (Virtual COM) interface
  • SCPI compliant commands for remote communication
  • Software for datalogging and front panel emulation available as free download
  • Configurable power-up-states
  • All commonly requested accessories included (880 only)

Applications

  • Passive component troubleshooting
  • Electronic assembly
  • Quality control (component sorting)

Ordering Information:  Models 879B and 880 include a 120 V AC adapter as a standard accessory. To include a 230 V AC adapter, order model 879B-220V or 880-220V. AC adapters are optional accessories for the 878B.

Model Measurements Test Frequency MSRP
878B L, C, R, D, Q 120 Hz, 1 kHz $249 Where to Buy
879B L, C, R, Z, D, Q, θ, ESR 100 Hz, 120 Hz, 1 kHz, 10 kHz $299 Where to Buy
880 L, C, R, Z, D, Q, θ, ESR, DCR 100 Hz, 120 Hz, 1 kHz, 10 kHz, 100 kHz $399 Where to Buy

Documentation

Software

Description Version Download
Operating Software (Supports Windows(R) 2000/XP/Vista/7/10) 1.0 87xB_Software.zip
USB Drivers (Supports Windows(R) 2000/XP/Vista/7) 6.5.3 87XB_USB_Drivers.zip
USB Drivers (Supports Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1) V6.7 CP210X_USB_Driver.zip
  • 120VAC Wall Adapter with output of 12VDC/150mA, Center +

    Model BE800

    120VAC Wall adapter used as a battery eliminator to power compatible instruments without using battery power. Output plug dimensions are: length: 10.5mm, outer diameter: 4mm, inner diameter: 1.5mm

    • One is included with the model 879B

    MSRP $19.00

  • 230VAC European Two Prong Wall Adapter with output of 12VDC/150mA, Center +

    230VAC European Two Prong Wall Adapter with output of 12VDC/150mA, Center +

    Model BE802

    230VAC Wall adapter used as a battery eliminator to power compatible instruments without using battery power. Output plug dimensions are: length: 10.5mm, outer diameter: 4mm, inner diameter: 1.5mm

    MSRP $19.00

  • DMM Carrying Case

    Model LC 29B
    • Light weight, durable Cordura nylon Protects your instruments
    • Made in the U.S.A.
    • Room to hold your test leads
    • Approximate Internal Dimensions: 4" x 2.5" x 8" (102 x 64 x 203mm)

    MSRP $17.75

  • Test leads for handheld LCR meters (Sheathed)

    Model TL LCR
    • Includes one red and one black lead
    • 5" Long sheathed banana to alligator clip
    • Short length allows for accurate component measurements
    • Used with LCR Meters and Capacitance Meters

    MSRP $10.00

  • 4 Terminal shielded Kelvin test lead

    Model TL8KC1

    The TL8KC1 is a Kelvin test lead that is useful when measuring leaded capacitors, inductors, and resistors. Cable length is approximately 16 inches (40.64 cm). When used with the 880, the guarded lead reduces the effect of lead impedances and contact resistance thus minimizing measurement errors and improving accuracy especially in the lower impedance range. The TL8KC1 is an included accessory with the model 880.

    MSRP $30.00

  • SMD Tweezer Probe

    Model TL8SM

    The TL8SM is a tweezer probe that is useful when measuring surface mount capacitors, inductors, and resistors. Cable length is approximately 16 inches (40.64 cm). When used with the 880, the guarded lead reduces the effect of lead impedances and contact resistance thus minimizing measurement errors and improving accuracy especially in the lower impedance range. The TL8SM is an included accessory with the model 880.

    MSRP $35.00