C METER 3506-10

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

Hioki LCR Meters and Impedance Analyzers range from 1mHz to 3GHz devices to suit a wide range of applications in the testing of electronic components. The 3506-10 is a dual-band capacitance meter designed to be integrated with automatic taping machines and sorters for production of MLCC (multi-layer ceramic capacitors).

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

Model No. (Order Code)

3506-10 Measurement frequencies: 1 kHz and 1 MHz
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.

Basic specifications

Accuracy guaranteed: 1 year, Accuracy guarantee period after adjustment made by Hioki: 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)
Display LED (six digits, full scale count depends on measurement range)
Measurement time 1.5 ms: 1 MHz, 2.0 ms: 1 kHz (Typ. value. Depends on measurement configuration settings)
Functions 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)
Accessories Power cord × 1, Instruction manual × 1, Spare fuse × 1

Probe and Test fixtures (13)

PC communication (1)

Printer options (3)