5500A Multi-Product Calibrator

This calibrator is obsolete. Please see the 5502A Multi-Product Calibrator.

5500A Multi-Product Calibrator
5500A MultiProduct Calibrator
5500A Multi Product Calibrator
5500A Multi-Product Calibrator
5500A Multi-Product Calibrator
5500A MultiProduct Calibrator
5500A Multi Product Calibrator
5500A Multi-Product Calibrator

Calibration solutions that match your workload and budget

The 5500A is a revolutionary product that addresses a wide cross-section of your electrical calibration work load. It sources direct voltage and current, alternating voltage and current with multiple waveforms and harmonics, two simultaneous voltage outputs or voltage and current, and simulates power with phase control, resistance, capacitance, thermocouples and RTDs. The 5500A's Oscilloscope Calibration options provide level sine wave, fast edge, time mark and amplitude signals for calibration of oscilloscopes up to 600 MHz.

The 5500A was designed to cover a very wide range of medium accuracy electrical measurement devices including:

  • Handheld and bench multimeters
  • Oscilloscopes and ScopeMeter® Test Tools
  • Wattmeters
  • Analog volt/ohm/amp/watt instruments
  • Electronic thermometers
  • Data loggers
  • Strip chart recorders
  • XY Recorders
  • Power harmonics analyzers
  • Process calibrators
  • Current clamps
  • And related instruments

 Flexibility, accuracy and value

Compared to more traditional calibrators designed to calibrate a certain type of instrument, the 5500A sets the standard of a whole new class of multi-product calibrator covering an unprecedented range of dc and low frequency electrical calibration workload. When you team it with the optional 5500/CAL Calibration Software, the 5500A offers a complete, powerful and flexible solution for calibration documentation and reporting according to today's quality standards like ISO 9000.

The standard 5500A Multi-Product Calibrator can calibrate digital and analog multimeters, thermometers (thermocouple and RTD) handheld wattmeters, data loggers, current clamps, various types of recorders, panel meters, process calibrators, power harmonics analyzers and many other similar measurement tools.

The 5500A's Oscilloscope Calibration options further extend coverage to the most widely used analog and digital oscilloscopes. These options can be included at time of purchase, or added later at any authorized service center.

The 5500A includes all the traditional meter calibration source functions - voltage, current and resistance. Plus it adds capacitance, and both resistance and capacitance are continuously variable with resolution down to 1 milliohm or 0.1 pF. Both are easy and practical to use with a wide variety of measurement tools.

Power is simulated using dual dc or ac outputs, allowing you to source two voltages or voltage plus current at the same time with precise phase control for wattmeter or power harmonics analyzer calibration. And the 5500A simulates a wide range of thermocouples and RTDs for temperature calibration.

For all its capabilities, the 5500A is remarkably affordable. For about the same price you would expect to pay for a calibrator for one type of instrument, the 5500A can provide you with far more, making cost justification easy. And when you consider how your workload might change in the future, the 5500A is an even better value. So instead of buying several standards, the 5500A meets your needs with a single, compact tool.

The 5500A also features the stability, linearity and low noise performance common to all calibrators from Fluke Calibration. Each unit is shipped with test data and a certificate of traceability to nationally recognized standards.

Compliance with quality standards made easy

With quality control standards such as ISO 9000, there is a lot more to calibration than just making measurements. You also have documentation, control and reporting requirements to meet.

Our optional Microsoft Windows®-based 5500/CAL simplifies the documentation of your procedures, adequacy and traceability as required by ISO 9000 and other similar quality standards. It also collects and reports calibration results information and helps consistently, quickly and efficiently calibrate a wide variety of instruments. 5500/CAL is a special version of our MET/CAL® Plus Calibration Software Package designed to work with the 5500A and a Fluke 45 DMM. Because it controls instruments via an RS 232 (serial port), no IEEE interfaces are required. That means that with a 5500A, a notebook computer and 5500/CAL, your whole calibration process can be automated, from creation of procedures to execution through results data collection and reporting. Thousands of procedures are included. They can be run as is, edited to fit your specific needs, or used as the basis to create new procedures.

Operation is easy

With the 5500A Multi-Product Calirbator, we took great care to make the calibrator as easy as possible to use. For almost everything you do with the 5500A, your hand moves naturally from left to right. Values are entered from the calculator-style keyboard. Values can be stepped up and down in even decades (1-2-5 sequence in scope mode) with the multiply and divide keys. Specifications for any value can be viewed with the push of a button.

The 5500A's display is rugged, bright and easy to read from all angles. Output and information is clearly displayed so instrument status can be determined easily at a glance.

 

Technical Specifications
Voltage DC
Range:  0 to ±1020V
Best 1 Year Specification:  ±50 ppm of setting
Current DC
Range:  0 to ±11A
Best 1 Year Specification:  ±0.01% of setting
Resistance
Range:  0 to 3.29.999 MΩ
Best 1 Year Specification:  ±0.009% of setting
Voltage AC
Range:  1 mV to 1020V
   10 Hz to 500 kHz, Sine
Best 1 Year Specification:  ±0.03% of setting
Current AC
Range:  29 m A to 11A
   10 Hz to 10 kHz, Sine
Best 1 Year Specification:  ±0.06% of setting
Capacitance
Range:  0.33 nF to 1.1 mF
Best 1 Year Specification:  ±0.25% of setting
Thermocouple Source and Measure
Range:  -250°C to +2316°C (11 types)
Best 1 Year Specification:  ± 0.14°C of setting
RTD Source
Range:  -200°C to +630°C
   (8 types)
Best 1 Year Specification:  ±0.03°C of setting
DC Power
Range:  109 mW to 11 kW
Best 1 Year Specification:  ± 0.08% of setting
AC Power
Range:  109 mW to 11 kW
   45-65 Hz, PF=1
Best 1 Year Specification:  ± 0.15% of setting
Phase
Range:  0 to ± 179.99°
Best 1 Year Specification: ±0.15°
Frequency
Range:  0.01 Hz to 2.0 MHz
Best 1 Year Specification:  ±25 ppm of setting

 

 

General Specifications
Warm up Time
   Twice the time since last warmed up, to a maximum of 30 minutes
Settling Time
   Less than 5 seconds for all functions and ranges except as noted
Standard Interfaces
   IEEE-488 (GPIB), RS-232, 5725A (5500A only)
Temperature Performance
Operating:  0°C to 50°C
Calibration:  (tcal): 15°C to 35°C
Storage:  -20°C to 70°C
Temperature Coefficient
   Temperature coefficient for temperatures outside tcal ± 5°C is 10% of the 90-day specification (or 1-year, as applicable) per °C
Relative Humidity
Operating:  < 80% to 30°C, < 70% to 40°C, < 40% to 50°C
Storage:  < 95%, non-condensing
Altitude
Operating:  3,050m (10,000 ft) maximum
Non-operating:  12,200m (40,000 ft) maximum
Safety
   Designed to comply with IEC 1010-1 (1992-1); ANSI/ISA-S82.01-1994; CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 1010.1-92
Analog Low Isolation
   20V
EMC
   Designed to comply with FCC Rules Part 15
Line Power
Line Voltage (selectable):  100V, 120V, 220V, 240V
Line Frequency:  47 to 63 Hz
Line Voltage Variation:  : ± 10% about line voltage setting
Power Consumption
   300 VA
Calibration Documentation 17025 accredited report of calibration included
Dimensions
Height:  17.8 cm (7 in), standard rack increment, plus 1.5 cm (0.6 in) for feet on bottom of unit
Width:  43.2 cm (17 in), standard rack width
Depth:  47.3 cm (18.6 in) overall
Weight (without options)
   20 kg (44 lbs.)
Absolute Uncertainty Definition
   5500A and 5520A uncertainty specifications include stability, temperature coefficient, linearity, line and load regulation, and the traceability of the external standards used for calibration. You do not need to add anything to determine the total uncertainty of your calibrator for the temperature range indicated.
Specification Confidence Interval
   > 99%

 

Model Name Description
5500A

Multi-Product Calibrator

Accessories common to all models:

Accessory Description
55XX/CASE

Transit case with wheels

5500A/COIL

50-Turn Current Coil

5500A/HNDL

Side handle

5500A/LEADS

Test Lead Set

5500A-SC300

300 MHz Oscilloscope Calibration Option

5500A-SC600

600 MHz Oscilloscope Calibration Option

5725A

Amplifier

Y5537

Rack mount kit

Priority Gold CarePlan - Electrical

Comprehensive instrument calibration and repair support plans are available for this product

Product Manuals
application/pdf icon5500A Getting Started (English) (356.95 KB)
application/pdf icon5500A Operator Guide (Fre) (541.1 KB)
application/pdf icon5500A Operator Guide (Ger) (542.71 KB)
application/pdf icon5500A Operator Guide (Ita) (431.82 KB)
application/pdf icon5500A 取扱説明書 (日本語) (1.19 MB)
application/pdf icon5500A Operator Guide (Spa) (539.81 KB)
application/pdf icon5500A Operator Manual (Eng) (3.15 MB)
application/pdf icon5500A Manual Supplement (Eng) (100.1 KB)
application/pdf icon5500A Operator Reference Guide (Eng) (631 KB)
application/pdf icon5500A Programmer Reference Guide (English) (66.6 KB)
application/pdf icon5500A Service Manual (Eng) (3.06 MB)
application/pdf icon5500A Service Manual Supplement (Eng) (31.82 KB)
application/pdf icon5500A Statement of Memory Volatility (22.02 KB)
application/pdf icon5500A/5520A Shielded Calibration Test Leads Instruction Sheet (English) (307.55 KB)
application/pdf icon5500A/COIL Instruction Sheet (83.65 KB)
application/pdf icon5500A/COIL Instruction Sheet (rus) (196.7 KB)
application/pdf icon5500A/COIL Statement of Memory Volatility (16.73 KB)
application/pdf icon5500A/Leads Instruction Sheet (31.17 KB)
Y5537A Instruction Sheet
Application Notes
application/pdf iconHow Many Calibrators Do You Need to Meet ISO 9000?
application/pdf iconPower Calibration is Getting Much Easier
application/pdf iconUsing the 55XX Series Oscilloscope Calibration Options
Brochures
application/pdf icon55XX Series Multi-Product Calibrator 15-Minute Demo Guide (1.65 MB)
application/pdf iconElectrical Calibration Workload Matrix (550.65 KB)
Data Sheets
application/pdf icon5500A 600 MHz Enhancement Program Data Sheet (274.92 KB)
application/pdf icon5500A/COIL Data Sheet (1.12 MB)
application/pdf icon5500A/Leads and 5520A-525A/Leads Test Lead Sets Data Sheet (1.11 MB)
application/pdf iconFlukeCare™ Accreditation Calibration Program Data Sheet (106.42 KB)
Specifications
application/pdf icon5500A Multi-Product Calibrator Extended Specifications (382.47 KB)
application/pdf icon55XX Series Multi-Product Calibrators Oscilloscope Calibration Options Extended Specifications (2.32 MB)