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C METER 3506-10

C METER 3506-10

Dual-band 1kHz/1MHz Capacitance Meter for High Speed Testing of Ceramic Capacitors on Production Lines




Hioki LCR and Impedance Analyzers range from 1mHz to 1.3GHz devices to suit a wide range of applications in the testing of electronic components. The 3506-10 is a dual-band capacitance tester designed to be integrated with automatic taping machines and sorters for production of MLCC (multi-layer ceramic capacitors). C METER


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.


Key Features

• High-speed analog test time of 0.6 ms (at 1 MHz)

• Improved noise resistance and enhanced repeatability in measurement precision even for production lines

• 1 kHz and 1 MHz measurement frequency supports stable low capacitance testing with taping machines

• BIN function, for easy component screening

■ Basic specifications (Accuracy guaranteed for 1 year, Post-adjustment accuracy guaranteed for 1 year)


Measurement parameters


C (Capacitance), D (loss coefficient, tan δ), Q (1/tan δ)


Measurement range


C: 0.001 fF to 15.0000 μF, D: 0.00001 to 1.99999, Q: 0.0 to 19999.9


Basic accuracy


(Typ.) C: ±0.14 % rdg., D: ±0.0013


Measurement frequency


1 kHz, 1 MHz


Measurement signal level


500 mV, 1 V rms


Output impedance


1 Ω (at 1 kHz in 2.2 μF and higher ranges), 20 Ω (in ranges other than the above)




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


Measurement time


1.5 ms: 1 MHz, 2.0 ms: 1 kHz




BIN (measurement values can be classified by rank), Trigger-synchronous output, Setting configurations can be stored, Comparator, Averaging, Low-C reject (bad contact detection), Chatter detection, Current detection circuit monitoring, Applied voltage value monitoring, EXT. I/O, RS-232C, GP-IB


Power supply


Selectable from 100, 120, 220 or 240 V AC ±10 %, 50/60 Hz 40 VA max.


Dimensions and mass


260 mm (10.24 in) W × 100 mm (3.94 in) H × 298 mm (11.73 in) D, 4.8 kg (169.3 oz)




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

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