Rugged 30K counts, IP54 water-and-dust resistant DMM. Includes Low Pass Filter, low input Z mode, and continuity visual/audio alerts.
Keysight U1272 DMM Unboxed
Keysight U1272A Multimeter
Recently I have begun to consider replacing my trusty old Fluke 187 DMM. The reasons are a topic for another post. My research into a Fluke alternative led me away from Fluke and to a company called Keysight (formally known as Agilent). Keysight offers DMM’s that had the features I needed along with features I wasn’t aware I needed.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t eager to spend $700 plus dollars on a brand I previously was unaware existed. Fortunately, one of my team asked if the company could buy him a new DMM to replace his 30-year-old Fluke meter, and I seized the opportunity and bought him a $432 Keysight U1272A Multimeter.
I haven’t tried the U1272 meter yet, but I will test it soon, following up with a review.
The only thing I can comment on at this time is build quality. The Keysight U1272 multimeter feels on par with my Fluke DMM’s. Let’s see what happens in the field.
The Keysight U1272A digital multimeter is shaped perfectly to fit in your hand, with or without gloves on. Its nonslip ergonomic shape enables you to carry your DMM and perform measurements on the go easily. Additionally, the controls are easy to operate due to the large knob and buttons. Designed for maximum efficiency and productivity, these DMMs offer convenient functions such as ZLOW to eliminate stray voltages, Smart Ω to minimize false readings due to leakage current, and Qik-V to determine the existence of AC and/or DC voltages.
Shaped to fit
The Keysight U1272A is shaped perfectly to fit in your hand, with or without gloves on. Its non-slip ergonomic shape enables you to carry your DMM and perform measurements on the go easily
Tailored to perform
Agilent U1270 series comes with intelligent features such as LPF, which eliminates high-frequency noise and harmonics, and Qik-V to determine the existence of AC and DC voltage. To improve safety, the U1270 series incorporates visual alert blinks in addition to the beeper for Continuity test for measurements in noisy environments.
Built to last
With IP 54 certified, the U1270 Series is water and dust resistant for harsh working conditions.
Get a better grip on your DMM
The U1270 series is shaped perfectly to fit in your hand, with or without gloves on. Its non-slip ergonomic shape enables you to carry your DMM and perform measurements on the go easily. Additionally, the controls are easy to operate due to the large knob and buttons.
Improve productivity with intelligent features
Designed for maximum efficiency and productivity in industrial settings, these DMMs offer convenient functions such as Z LOW to eliminate stray voltages, Smart Ω to minimize false readings due to leakage current, and Qik-V to determine the existence of AC and/or DC voltages.
Continuity detection in noisy and dark places is made easy with the U1270 series’ loud beeper and Backlight Alert function which flashes the backlight to indicate continuity and improve safety.
When it comes to Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) troubleshooting, the U1270 series has Low Pass Filter to handle the job with ease.
Water and dust resistant
The series’ tightly sealed design helps protect against water, dust, and damage. Each DMM is IP 54 certified so that you can carry out tests and measurements with confidence, even in harsh working conditions.
Low Impedance (Z LOW )
The Keysight U1272A is a dual input impedance digital multimeter. The DMM’s high input impedance is preferred in most electrical measurements because it would not load the circuit under test. However, to obtain accurate measurements on circuits that may contain stray voltages, the U1272A’s 2 kΩ low impedance function comes in handy. Stray voltages are usually found in non-energized electrical wiring adjacent to powered wires due to capacitive or inductive coupling between these wires.
When a pair of test leads is placed between the open circuit and neutral conductor, the circuit is then complete and forms a voltage divider in conjunction with the input impedance of the multimeter. High input impedance multimeter is sensitive enough to measure voltage coupled into the disconnected conductor, thus giving an inaccurate indication of a live conductor. The low impedance function serves to eliminate false readings by dissipating the stray voltages, thus improving safety and measurement efficiency during voltage.
Keysight U1270 DMM Highlights
Measure up to 1000 V AC and DC
Measure up to 10 A (20 A for 30 s)
Resistance, diode test, temperature, capacitance
Low Impedance mode and Low Pass Filter
Peak detection of up to 250 μs
Continuity tests with visual and audio alerts
Seven readings/s measurement rate for voltage and current
Smooth function for accurately stable readings
Up to 10.000 points internal memory for data logging
Bluetooth wireless connectivity with optional U1177A Bluetooth
PC connectivity with optional U1173A IR-USB cable
IP 54 certified – water and dust resistant
CAT III 1000 V, CAT IV 600 V safe overvoltage protection
300 hours of battery life and Keysight Remote Link Solution enabled (wireless data logging via Bluetooth)
Eliminate ghost voltage with low input impedance mode, ZLOW
Quick VFD troubleshooting with built-in low pass filter
Capture motor transients as fast as 250 μs with ‘peak detect’
Standard 3-year warranty (90 days for un-serialized accessories)