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Dual-band 120Hz/1kHz Capacitance Meter for High Speed Inspection of Multi-Layer Ceramic Capacitors (MLCC) on Taping Machines


SKU: C HiTESTER 3504 Categories: , , , ,


Hioki LCR Meters and Impedance Analyzers range from 1mHz to 1.3GHz devices to suit a wide range of applications in the testing of electronic components. The 3504 series are dual-band capacitance testers suited for large-capacitance MLCC inspections using a constant voltage. C HiTESTER

3504-40 with RS-232C interface
3504-50 with GP-IB, RS-232C
3504-60 with GP-IB, RS-232C

This product is not supplied with measurement probes or test fixtures. Please select and purchase the measurement probe or test fixture options appropriate for your application separately. For an RS-232C connection: A crossover cable for interconnection can be used. You can use the RS-232C CABLE 9637 without hardware flow control.

CERS232CGPIB3504-50, 3504-60

Key Features

• High speed measurement of 2ms

• Supports C measurements with voltage dependency characteristics through the use of constant voltage testing (CV)

• Model 3504-60 can detect contact failure on all 4 terminals for increased reliability

• BIN function on the 3504-60/-50 is ideal for sorting machines

• Model 3504-40 offers high speed and affordability, perfect for integrating into taping machines

• In all models, contact error is constantly monitored during measurement, contributing to increased yield

■ Basic specifications (Accuracy guaranteed for 6 months, Post-adjustment accuracy guaranteed for 6 months)


Measurement parameters


C (capacitance), D (loss coefficient tan δ)


Measurement range


C: 0.9400 pF to 20.0000 mF, D: 0.00001 to 1.99000


Basic accuracy


(Typ.) C: ±0.09 % rdg. ±10 dgt., D: ±0.0016


Measurement frequency


120 Hz, 1 kHz


Measurement signal level


100 mV (3504-60 only), 500 mV, 1 V rms
CV 100 mV Measurement range: up to 170 μF range (Source frequency 1 kHz), up to 1.45 mF range (Source frequency 120 Hz)
CV 500 mV Measurement range : up to 170 μF range (Source frequency 1 kHz), up to 1.45 mF range (Source frequency 120 Hz)
CV 1V Measurement range : up to 70 μF range (Source frequency 1 kHz), up to 700 μF range (Source frequency 120 Hz)


Output impedance


5Ω (In open terminal voltage mode outside of the CV measurement range)




LED (six digits, full scale count depends on measurement range)


Measurement time


2 ms (Typ. value. Depends on measurement configuration settings)




4-terminal contact check function (3504-60 only)
BIN (measurement values can be classified by rank) (3504-50, 3504-60), Trigger-synchronous output, Setting configurations can be stored, Comparator, Averaging, Low-C reject (bad contact detection), Chatter detection, EXT. I/O, RS-232C (all models standard), GP-IB (3504-50, 3504-60)


Power supply


Selectable from 100, 120, 220 or 240 V AC ±10 %, 50/60 Hz, 110 VA max.


Dimensions and mass


260 mm (10.24 in) W × 100 mm (3.94 in) H × 220 mm (8.66 in) D, 3.8 kg(134.0 oz)




Power cord ×1, Instruction manual ×1, Spare fuse ×1

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