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Datron (Wavetek) 1271

8.5 Digit Multi-Meter

Superior to the Agilent 3458A!



The 1271 8.5 Digit DMM has been designed with a diverse and impressive range of facilities. The unit provides for measurement of DC Voltage, High Accuracy AC Voltage, Resistance and has the option to install DC Current and AC Current.  High Accuracy is supported by two independent re-calibration techniques, AUTOCAL and SELFCAL, both offering guaranteed traceability to provide the highest possible calibration confidence.

Option 12 = True RMS High Accuracy AC Converter
Option 20 = 2 wire and 4 wire Resistance Converter
Option 80 = 115V, 60Hz Line Operation

Pair of 34132A Test Leads

Datron 1281 User Hand Book which is the same as the 1271, I believe.

Basic DC Accuracy is 7ppm accuracy:  In comparison the Agilent 3458A Multi-Meter is 8ppm.  Its best AC accuracy is 60ppm which is also superior the Agilent 3458A Multi-Meter. 

An interesting note about High Accuracy DMM is that they tend to get more accurate with time.  For Example: Agilent offers the 3458A with a high stability option of 4ppm basic accuracy,  these are the same parts but they have been hand selected for accuracy.  After about 2 to 4 years, virtually all the zeners have stability better then 4ppm.

This unit also has a secondary display in which the operator can see a variety of functions such as frequency during ac voltage measurements or minimum and maximum voltages during DC measurements etc...

Equipment Notes:

The unit is older but in excellent physical and electrical condition.  Generally these meters get more stable and accurate with age.   

The unit has an IEEE488 interface.


This item is sold with a 3 Day Satisfaction Guarantee.  So bid with confidence.  As our many customers will attest, we will do our very best to resolve any customer problems. But our official policy is:

This item comes with a 3 day right of return policy.
All returns must be made within 3 days of receipt.
All warranties are void if the calibration / warranty seals are broken.
Equipment must be shipped correctly and returned with all accessories.
Customer is responsible for all shipping charges on returns.
Foreign Buyers please be aware: We offer no warranty or returns on items shipped outside the USA

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Ascent Concepts and Technologies is a Research & Development Lab. As a service to the companies and institutions we work with, we broker their excess equipment & act as application specialists on their new equipment needs. We are now offering quality used equipment to the public with the same level of professionalism and service.

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