Dual Display Handheld Capacitance Meters

830C and 890C: Model 830C


The 830C and 890C are 11,000-count handheld capacitance meters that measure capacitance up to 200 mF (50 mF for 890C). Straightforward to operate, these meters make measurements quickly and simplify the capacitance sorting process.Unlike other handheld instruments such as LCR meters that make measurements using an AC signal with a specific test frequency, they measures capacitance by applying a constant current that briefly charges, then discharges the connected capacitor.These meters include many handy functions. The compare mode which supports 25 sets of High/Low limits, provides a convenient means to sort capacitors without needing to set up the meter each time. Data logging, Hold/Min/Max Average recording, tolerance, and relative mode features offer additional component troubleshooting tools.

  • 0.5% basic accuracy
  • Measure capacitance up to 200 mF (50 mF for 890C)
  • Bright LCD backlight
  • Fast auto range design for rapid, easy component measurements
  • USB (Virtual COM) interface
  • SCPI compliant commands for remote communication
  • Software for data logging and front panel emulation available as free download


  • Capacitive component troubleshooting
  • Electronic assembly
  • Component sorting
  • Quality control

Ordering Information: Base model 830C includes a 120 V AC adapter as a standard accessory. Alternatively, a 230 V AC adapter can be supplied by requesting model 830C EXD at time of order. AC adapters are optional accessories for the 890C.

    • Test Leads for 830B, 830C, 890B, 890C, 875B, 878, 878A, 878B, 879, 879B (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

    • 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)

    • Tweezer Test Lead (Surface Mount)
    • Model# TL 8
    • Two conductor leads 400V rms, 1A

      For measuring small SMT type components like capacitors, resistors & inductors

    • SMD Tweezer Probe with Blade Style Socket
    • 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) Guarded lead allows for better noise immunity  

VersionNote/DescriptionFile SizeFile Link
V1.0Operating Software2.56 MBAK80C.zip
6.5.3USB Drivers (Supports Windows(R) 2000/XP/Vista/7)5.32 MB8X0C_USB_Drivers.zip

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