DLRO 10 and DLRO 10X set the standards for low resistance measurement. DLRO 10 and DLRO 10X are fully automatic instruments, selecting the most suitable test current up to 10A d.c. to measure resistance from 0.1 µ-ohm to 2000 ohm, on one of seven ranges.
For users who desire more control over the measurement process, DLRO 10X uses a menu system controlled by a two-axis paddle to allow the user to manually select the maximum test current. DLRO 10X also adds real time download of results and on board storage for later download to a PC.
Both instruments are built into a strong, lightweight case that is equally at home in the field or in the laboratory. Light enough to be worn around the neck, they are small enough to be taken into areas that were previously too small to access.
DLRO 10 uses a large, bright 4 1/2 -digit LED display while DLRO 10X has a large, backlit LCD display. Normally, measurements are made with forward and reverse currents to cancel the effects of any standing voltages across the test sample.
The average value is then displayed within 3 seconds, to a basic accuracy of 0.2%. DLRO 10X displays both forward and reverse measurements as well as the average of the two. DLRO 10X allows the user to set high and low pass limits, thereby enabling simple go-no-go testing. At the end of a test DLRO10X will store the test results, as well as any notes relevant to the test.
To assist operator safety and ease of use, both instruments are supplied complete with a pair of duplex handspikes with 1.2 m (4 ft) leads. One of the probes is fitted with LED’s, which duplicate indicators on the instrument display indicating that all four contacts have been made, the presence of a high voltage across the load, and the presence of current flow while a load is discharging. A full range of test leads is available with probes, clamps and Kelvin clips.
Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries power the instruments. The battery packs are interchange-able so that an exhausted battery may be recharged using the external charger supplied while testing continues using a spare pack. Although full charging will take 4 hours, a fast charge mode allows the battery to be 90% charged within 2 1/2 hours from a 12 volt battery or from a standard 120/230 V AC supply via the supplied charger. The battery pack contains its own battery state indicator, which allows the charge-state to be monitored, even without being connected to the instrument.
DLRO 10X is fitted with RS232 communications that will allow results to be downloaded in real time or stored for later retrieval. Up to 700 sets of results may be stored within DLRO 10X complete with notes containing up to 200 characters which may be added using the on board keypad. These results can also be downloaded to a PC.