B&K Precision Extends Bench-Top Multimeter Line

True RMS and 50,000 Count for Service/Repair and Educational Use

YORBA LINDA, CA, June 3, 2010 -- B&K Precision refreshes their 50,000 Count bench-top multimeter with added features, and a still-low list price of under $400. Model 5491B multimeter is unsurpassed for applications in education, service & repair, manufacturing or any application where affordable, accurate, and reliable measurements are needed.

The 5491B offers a remarkable accuracy of 0.02%, a digital dual display for viewing two measurements simultaneously, a fast measurement rate of up to 25 readings per second, threshold settings for quick Pass/Fail testing, plus the ability to download measurement values to a computer via USB or RS-232 interfaces using SCPI protocol.

This bench-top DMM provides True RMS precision with a 50,000 count display. Its AC+DC capability captures any DC effects within the measured voltage or current for the most accurate results. Housed in a rugged case for easy stacking, the front panel of the 5491B has a bright display and tactile pushbutton control with easy-to-follow second function commands.

This workhorse instrument provides all expected measurements of AC and DC voltage to 750 V and 1000 V, respectively, AC and DC current to 20 A, resistance, frequency, and continuity test. Add to this the bonus built-in math functions of REL (relative) for offset measuring,  Max/Min for capturing highest and lowest values, dB, dBm, Data Hold, and Compare. Wide measurement ranges, accuracy, and affordability make this the multimeter of choice on the test bench.

About B&K Precision
For more than 60 years, B&K Precision Corporation has been building a reputation for excellence in the design and manufacture of reliable and cost-effective test and measurement instruments. The company’s products are used in a wide range of applications including design, research and development, production line testing, industrial maintenance, and electronic field service. B&K Precision test and measurement instruments are standard equipment in a large number of universities and technical schools which train future engineers and technicians. B&K Precision was founded in 1951 and is headquartered in Yorba Linda, California.

James Schada
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