40,000 Count Dual Display Handheld LCR Meters

878B and 879B: Model 878B

The 878B and 879B 40,000-count handheld LCR meters measures inductance, capacitance, and resistance quickly and precisely. Additionally, the 879B can calculate impedance,Theta, and ESR, features typically found in bench LCR meters only.Fast auto ranging and quick measurement configuration such as measurement parameter and test frequency selection make the 878B and 879B very simple to operate. The meters 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.

  • 40,000 counts resolution on primary and 10,000 counts resolution on secondary display
  • L, C, R and Z (879B only) primary measurements
  • Automatic calculation of secondary parameters D, Q, θ, and ESR (θ and ESR for 879B only)
  • 0.5% basic accuracy
  • Fast auto range design for rapid, easy component measurements
  • Relative mode
  • 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
  • Selectable auto-power-off options


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

Model Guide
Model 878B 879B
Measurements L, C, R, D, Q L, C, R, Z, D, Q, θ, ESR
Test frequency 120 Hz, 1 kHz 100 Hz, 120 Hz, 1 kHz, 10 kHz

Ordering Information: Base model 879B includes a 120 V AC adapter as a standard accessory. Alternatively, a 230 V AC adapter can be supplied by requesting model 879B EXD at time of order. AC adapters are optional accessories for the 878B.

    • 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)

    • 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.

    • 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.

      • One is included with the model 879B

    • 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
6.5.3USB Drivers (Supports Windows(R) 2000/XP/Vista/7)5.32 MB87XB_USB_Drivers.zip
1.0Operating Software (Supports Windows(R) 2000/XP/Vista/7)2.49 MB87xB_Software.zip

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