MEMORY HiCORDER MR8880

Capture High- to Low-Voltage Signals in a Single Device! Rugged, Professional and Ready for the Field

Hioki Memory HiCorders are high-speed waveform monitoring and recording devices that can simultaneously measure multiple quick-changing phenomena due to complete isolation between channels and from each channel to the ground. The MR8880 is a data acquisition (DAQ) recorder built in with 4 analog channels that can accept direct input of 600V, enabling measurements of 3-phase systems.

Measuring Current Waveforms: How to Use Hioki Memory HiCorders

Learn how to use the Hioki MR8880’s trigger function to definitively record the startup current when a motor is powered on.
Pre-trigger settings let you capture details about the situation before and after the trigger is activated, and numerical data of the peak current waveform can be easily identified using the built-in cursor functions.

Key Features

  • CAT III 600V isolation performance; directly measure a 480V power line
  • 4 completely isolated channels let you simultaneously record data on a 3-phase power line plus have one extra channel
  • Tough against harsh environments; -10°C to 50°C operating temperature range
  • Built to withstand mechanical shocks and vibrations (ships standard with side protectors)
  • Make settings easily with PRESETS function

Model No. (Order Code)

MR8880-20 4ch, printer unit option, English model
Note: Input cords and Battery Pack are not included. Purchase the cords appropriate for your application separately. Printer Unit MR9000 is optional and sold separately.

Recording PLC Timing: How to Use Hioki Memory HiCorders

Watch this video to learn how to use logic probes to analyze the timing of control signals via the 8 logic and 4 analog channels built-in to the Hioki MR8880. Based on the AND / OR settings, the MR8880’s trigger will activate with respect to the specified logic level. Pre-trigger settings let you capture details about the situation before and after the trigger is activated.

Recording Voltage Drop During a Power Outage: How to Use Hioki Memory HiCorders

Watch this video to learn how to easily detect when a voltage drop on the commercial power supply will occur by using the trigger function on a Hioki Memory HiCorder and setting the peak waveform level as the voltage level. The waveforms can also be automatically printed onsite and saved to portable external media for later analysis on a PC.

Basic specifications

Accuracy guaranteed: 1 year, Accuracy guarantee period after adjustment made by Hioki: 1 year
Number of channels 4 analog channels + 8 logic channels (standard)
Note: Isolated analog channels, isolated input and frame, logic has common GND
Measurement ranges
(10 div full-scale)
4 channels of voltage measurement; mode switchable between instantaneous waveform or RMS value, 10 mV to 100 V/div, 13 ranges, resolution: 1/640 of range
RMS value mode: 30 Hz to 10 kHz, Crest factor: 2
Max. rated voltage Between terminals: 600 V AC/DC, Between terminal to earth: 600 V AC/DC CAT III; 300 V AC/DC CAT IV
Frequency characteristics DC to 100 kHz (±3dB)
Time axis
(High-speed function)
100 µs to 100 ms/div, 10 ranges, Sampling period: 1/100 of range
Recording intervals
(Real-time function)
100 µs to 1 minute, 19 selections (simultaneous sampling in all channels)
Measurement functions High-speed function (high speed recording)
Real-time function (actual time recording)
Memory capacity 14-bits × 1M-words/ch (1 word = 2 bytes)
Removable storage CF card slot ×1 (Up to 2 GB), USB 2.0 memory ×1
Printing [Printer unit is option] 112 mm (4.41 in) × 18 m (59.06 ft), thermal paper roll, Recording speed : 10 mm (0.39 in)/sec
Note: Printing is not supported when using alkaline batteries
Display 5.7-inch VGA-TFT color LCD (640 × 480 dots)
Displayable languages English, Japanese, Chinese
Communication interfaces USB 2.0 mini-B receptacle × 1; Transfers files from the installed CF card or USB memory stick to a PC when connected, and External PC control
Power supply AC adapter Z1002: 100 to 240 V AC (50/60 Hz), 45 VA (include AC adapter, when Real-time recording), 107 VA (include AC adapter, when Real-time recording and printing)
Battery pack Z1000: AC adapter has priority when used in combination with battery pack, recharge with AC adapter 3 hours, Continuous use 3 hours (with back-light ON)
LR6 (AA) alkaline batteries ×8, Continuous use 40 minutes, (with back-light ON, cannot be used with the Printer unit)
DC power supply: 10 to 28 V DC (cable available by special order)
Dimensions and mass 205 mm (8.07 in)W × 199 mm (7.83 in)H × 67 mm (2.64 in)D, 1.66 kg (58.6 oz) (with the Battery pack installed)
When printer is combined - with main unit: 303 mm (11.93 in)W × 199 mm (7.83 in)H × 67 mm (2.64 in)D, 2.16 kg (76.2 oz) (with the Battery pack installed)
Accessories Instruction manual ×1, AC adapter Z1002 ×1, Alkaline battery box ×1, Strap ×1, USB cable ×1, Application disk (Wave viewer Wv, Communication commands table) ×1

LabVIEW and MATLAB support

Compatible models LabVIEW MATLAB script
MR8880-20 N/A N/A

Printer options (2)

Storage media (4)

Includes a PC card adapter with the 9728/9729, and the 9830

Use only CF Cards or USB drive sold by HIOKI. Compatibility and performance are not guaranteed for CF cards/USB memory stick made by other manufacturers. You may be unable to read from or save data to such cards.

Input cable (A) (4)

*Voltage is limited to the specifications of the input section

Input cable (B) (3)

*Voltage is limited to the specifications of the input section

Input cable (D) (2)

Custom cable (0)

*For P9000. Inquire with your Hioki distributor.

(1) Bus powered USB cable
(2) USB(A)- Micro B cable
(3) 3-prong cable

Input cable (E) (2)

*Voltage to ground is within this product's specifications. Separate power source is also required.

Non-contact Voltage measuring (3)

Logic signal measurement (2)

PL23 (10-pin) - ME15W (12-pin) conversion (1)

POWER SUPPLY for Current Sensors (4)

*A separate power supply (CT955x) is required in order to use a high-precision current sensor.

*Only sensors with ME15W (12-pin) terminals (-05 type) can be connected to the CT955x. *The separately available Conversion Cable CT9900 is required in order to use a sensor with PL23 (10-pin) terminal.

Leak Current (4)

*For commercial power lines, 50/60 Hz

Up to 2000 A (Curent meter) (0)

*Clamp sensor sold separately

Power supply (2)

*Z1002 is a bundled accessory

Other options (2)