From R&D Applications to Windings, Coil and Transformer Manufacturing

Hioki LCR Meters and Impedance Analyzers range from 1 mHz to 3 GHz devices to suit a wide range of applications in the testing of electronic components. The IM3533 series are Hioki’s first LCR meters to offer turn ratio, mutual inductance and inductance difference measurements of transformers and coils, and are integrated with an internal DC bias to facilitate HDMI compliance testing.

Key Features

  • ±0.05% accuracy with wide measurement range
    (DC, 1mHz to 200kHz, 5mV to 5V, 10uA to 50mA)
  • Non-stop testing over mixed measurement conditions such as C-D and ESR at 10 times the speed of previous models
  • Built-in low impedance high precision mode effective for testing low inductance or the ESR of aluminum electrolysis capacitance
  • Dedicated modes for measuring transformer winding ratio, mutual inductance and temperature compensated DCR
  • Frequency sweep testing (IM3533-01 only)
  • 2m/4m cable setting in addition to the standard 0m/1m
  • Touch screen with intuitive operation

Model No. (Order Code)

IM3533-01 Advanced function model
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. All probes are constructed with a 1.5D-2V coaxial cable. 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.

LCR Meter IM3533 measurement methods: Continuous measurement using different sets of conditions

The Hioki IM3533 LCR Meter can perform continuous measurement using different capacitor measurement conditions, for example to perform C-D measurement at 120 Hz and ESR measurement at 100 kHz, without stopping to manually change settings.

LCR Meter IM3533 measurement methods: Turn ratio measurement

In transformer and winding measurement, the Hioki IM3533 LCR meter can measure primary-side and secondary-side L values and then calculate and display the turn ratio. This capability eliminates the need to manually calculate this value, as in the conventional approach.

LCR Meter IM3533 measurement methods: Mutual inductance measurement

In transformer measurement, the Hioki IM3533 LCR Meter can perform L measurement with a same-phase series connection and again with a reverse-phase series connection, and then calculate and display the mutual inductance. This capability eliminates the need to manually calculate this value, making it more convenient and efficient than the conventional approach.

LCR Meter IM3533-01 measurement methods: Frequency sweep measurement

The IM3533-01 can perform automatic measurement while sweeping through up to 801 frequencies from a user-specified frequency range or frequency list. Measurement results can be saved on a USB flash drive or computer via the instrument’s interface in order to create lists and graphs of frequency characteristics using the included LCR application software.

Application information

Download the sample application and view the Communications Command User Manual.

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Accuracy calculation information

Calculate accuracy by simply entering a numerical value.

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Basic specifications

Accuracy guaranteed: 1 year
  IM3533 IM3533-01
Measurement modes LCR (Measurement with single condition), Transformer testing (N, M, ΔL), Continuous testing(Continuous measurement under saved conditions) (LCR mode) LCR (Measurement with single condition), Transformer testing (N, M, ΔL), Analyzer (sweep testing), Continuous Testing (LCR/Analyzer mode)
Measurement parameters Z, Y, θ, X, G, B, Q, Rdc (DC resistance), Rs (ESR), Rp, Ls, Lp, Cs, Cp, D (tanδ), N, M, ΔL, T
Measurement range 100 mΩ to 100 MΩ, 10 ranges (All parameters defined in terms of Z.)
Displayable range Z, Y, Rs, Rp, Rdc, X, G, B, Ls, Lp, Cs, Cp : ± (0.00000 [unit] to 9.99999G [unit]) Real value display for Z and Y only
θ: ± (0.000° to 180.000°), D: ± (0.00000 to 9.99999)
Q: ± (0.00 to 99999.9), Δ%: ± (0.0000% to 999.999%), T: -10.0°C to 99.9°C
Basic accuracy Z : ±0.05% rdg. θ: ±0.03°
Measurement frequency 1 mHz to 200 kHz (5 digits setting resolution, minimum resolution 1 mHz)
Measurement signal level [Normal mode]
V mode, CV mode: 5 mV to 5 Vrms, 1 mVrms steps
CC mode: 10 μA to 50 mArms, 10 μArms steps
[Low impedance high accuracy mode]
V mode, CV mode: 5 mV to 2.5 Vrms, 1 mVrms steps
CC mode: 10 μA to 100 mArms, 10 μArms steps
Output impedance Normal mode: 100 Ω, Low impedance high accuracy mode: 25 Ω
Display 5.7-inch touch-screen color TFT, display can be set to ON/OFF
Measurement time 2 ms (1 kHz, FAST, display OFF, representative value)
Functions DC bias measurement, DC resistance temperature compensation (converted reference temperature display), Comparator, BIN measurement (classify function), Panel loading/saving, Memory function
Interfaces EXT I/O (Handler), USB communication (high-speed), USB memory
Optional: Choose 1 from RS-232C, GP-IB, or LAN
Power supply 100 to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, 50 VA max
Dimensions and mass 330 mm (12.99 in) W × 119 mm (4.69 in) H × 168 mm (6.61 in) D, 3.1 kg (109.3 oz)
Included accessories Power cord × 1, Instruction manual × 1, CD-R (Includes PC commands and sample software) × 1

Probe and Test fixtures (15)

When using the 9268-10 or 9269-10, external constant-voltage and constant-current sources are required.

PC communication (4)

Temperature probe (1)