5500A Multi-Product Calibrator
This calibrator is obsolete. Please see the 5502A 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:
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.
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|Calibration Documentation||17025 accredited report of calibration included|
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Accessories common to all models:
Transit case with wheels
50-Turn Current Coil
Test Lead Set
300 MHz Oscilloscope Calibration Option
600 MHz Oscilloscope Calibration Option
Rack mount kit
|Priority Gold CarePlan - Electrical||
Comprehensive instrument calibration and repair support plans are available for this product
|How Many Calibrators Do You Need to Meet ISO 9000? (2.44 MB)|
|Power Calibration is Getting Much Easier (1.73 MB)|
|Using the 55XX Series Oscilloscope Calibration Options (4.2 MB)|
|55XX Series Multi-Product Calibrator 15-Minute Demo Guide (1.65 MB)|
|Electrical Calibration Workload Matrix (581.08 KB)|
|5500A 600 MHz Enhancement Program Data Sheet (274.92 KB)|
|5500A/COIL Data Sheet (1.12 MB)|
|5500A/Leads and 5520A-525A/Leads Test Lead Sets Data Sheet (1.11 MB)|
|FlukeCare™ Accreditation Calibration Program Data Sheet (106.42 KB)|
|5500A Multi-Product Calibrator Extended Specifications (382.47 KB)|
|55XX Series Multi-Product Calibrators Oscilloscope Calibration Options Extended Specifications (2.32 MB)|
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