Review of Agilent U1273AX Handheld Digital Multimeter

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RoadTest: Agilent U1273AX Handheld Digital Multimeter

Author: aemarconnet

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Evaluation Type: Independent Products

Did you receive all parts the manufacturer stated would be included in the package?: True

What other parts do you consider comparable to this product?: Fluke75III

What were the biggest problems encountered?: When the unit is brand new, the buttons stick. I suspect that with time the texturing on the side of the buttons will wear smooth and it will no longer catch on the button well.

Detailed Review:

Below are some of my initial thoughts  on the Agilent U1273AX throuwn together in a quick video.

 

 

Yes...i know: My appartment is a terrible location to shoot the video. I'll see about improoving my video quality for my more comprehensive review in a couple of weeks. Hopefully i'll have good insightful analysis for everyone. If you have any questions you would like answered, please just ask and i'll be happy to get back to you!

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  • Alex,

    a good intial review, I like the fact you went to the effort or trying it with gloves, I look forward to the IP 54 testing. image

    Cheers,

    Andy

  • Perhaps these images will help you get a feel for the IP54 rating

     

     

     

     

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    The rear panel is held in place by 2 phillips-head screws

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    Removing the back cover exposes the battery/fuse compartment. Please take note of the black oring/gasget.

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    This gasget seals tightly against the back panel and should protect the unit agaist intrusion from anything short of full submersion in water.

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    Below you can see the body of the multimeter is made from 2 halves (injection molded?)...A second gasget is used to create a hermetic seal between these two halves and keep out particulates and liquids.

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    The only other location where penetration could occur is between the front panel and the buttons. Althought, without opening up the unit i am unable to show how well that location is sealed.

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  • Perhaps these images will help you get a feel for the IP54 rating

     

     

     

     

    image

     

    The rear panel is held in place by 2 phillips-head screws

    image

     

    Removing the back cover exposes the battery/fuse compartment. Please take note of the black oring/gasget.

    image

     

    This gasget seals tightly against the back panel and should protect the unit agaist intrusion from anything short of full submersion in water.

    image

     

    Below you can see the body of the multimeter is made from 2 halves (injection molded?)...A second gasget is used to create a hermetic seal between these two halves and keep out particulates and liquids.

    image

     

    The only other location where penetration could occur is between the front panel and the buttons. Althought, without opening up the unit i am unable to show how well that location is sealed.

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