DIGITAL MULTIMETER DT4252

Standard DMM that Delivers Top Safety and Reliability
- General Purpose Testers with Rich Measurement Functions

The Hioki DT4200 Digital Multimeter Series consist of a complete lineup of 9 models ranging from professional to industrial to pocket meters, delivering a super fast response rate and safety features that take electrical testing to a higher level. The DT4252 is a digital multimeter designed specifically for general purpose testing, with ±0.3% DC V accuracy, direct current input and wide 40 Hz to 1 kHz bandwidth.

CAT IV 600 V, CAT III 1000 V

Video on how to use digital multimeters

This video introduces how to use the DT4200 series of digital testers as well as some of the instrument’s featured functionality. Hioki testers are engineered to help professional electricians do their jobs safely and quickly.

Key Features

  • ±0.3% DC V basic accuracy, wide 40 Hz to 1 kHz AC V frequency characteristics
  • Measure up to 10A with direct input
  • Dual display lets you check voltage and frequency simultaneously
  • Low-pass filter cuts high harmonics (when measuring inverter fundamental waveforms)
  • USB communications function supports PC measurements (optional)

Model No. (Order Code)

DT4252 10 A direct input

A digital multimeter with extensive measurement capabilities

The DT4252, which is part of Hioki’s DT4250 series of standard digital multimeters, packs a broad range of measurement capability into a single package.

- DC current 6.000A / 10.00A
- AC current 6.000A / 10.00A

Measure output voltage on the secondary sides of inverters by eliminating harmonic components

Accurately measure the fundamental wave alone by eliminating harmonic components with the DMM’s low-pass filter function.

Measurement data can be downloaded to, reviewed on, and saved to a computer.

If you connect the DT4252 to a computer with the optional Communication Package DT4900-01, you can graph data stored in the instrument’s internal memory and display measurement results in real time on the computer. In addition, displayed measured values can be saved (in text format).

*The computer and multimeter are electrically isolated by means of optical communications so that data can be sent with peace of mind.

True RMS measurement for accurate measurement of even distorted current waveforms

Digital multimeters implement two types of measurement: mean-value measurement and true RMS measurement. The two methods yield significantly different measurement results for current waveforms, which are often distorted. For accurate measurement, it is necessary to use an instrument with true RMS capability.

Designed and manufactured in Japan to ensure high quality and guaranteed with a 3-year warranty for peace of mind

All development, design, and manufacturing processes for almost all Hioki digital multimeters are carried out at our Head Office in Nagano Prefecture. Some of the industry’s most advanced technological capabilities enable us to deliver products of the highest possible quality.

Safe measurement requires use of an instrument that suits the measurement location.

To ensure operators’ ability to use measuring instruments safely, IEC 61010 classifies the locations in which instruments are used into a series of safety-based measurement categories (ranging from CAT II to CAT IV). Using an instrument that does not satisfy the required safety level can lead to an electrical accident.

Basic specifications

Accuracy guaranteed: 1 year, Accuracy guarantee period after adjustment made by Hioki: 1 year
Regarding DMM Accuracy: Due to the many ranges and functions available in a DMM, only the basic accuracy is indicated for reference. Please refer to the brochure for detailed accuracy information.
DC Voltage range 600.0 mV to 1000 V, 5 ranges
Basic accuracy: ±0.3 % rdg. ±5 dgt.
AC Voltage range 6.000 V to 1000 V, 4 ranges, Frequency characteristics: 40 Hz - 1 kHz
Basic accuracy 40 - 500 Hz : ±0.9 % rdg. ±3 dgt. (True RMS, crest factor 3)
AUTO AC/DCV N/A
Resistance range 600.0 Ω to 60.00 MΩ, 6 ranges, Basic accuracy: ±0.7 % rdg. ±5 dgt.
DC Current range 6.000 A / 10.00 A, 2 ranges, Basic accuracy: ±0.9 % rdg. ±5 dgt.
AC Current range 6.000 A / 10.00 A, 2 ranges,
Basic accuracy 40 - 500 Hz : ±1.4 % rdg. ±3 dgt.
(True RMS, crest factor 3, 40 Hz to 1 kHz)
AC Current range (use with Clamp on probes) N/A
Voltage detection (50/60 Hz) N/A
Capacitance range 1.000 μF to 10.00 mF, 5 ranges, Basic accuracy: ±1.9 % rdg. ±5 dgt.
Frequency range AC V, AC A measurement: 99.99 Hz (5 Hz or more) to 9.999 kHz, 3 ranges, 99.99 kHz (only for AC V)
Basic accuracy: ±0.1 % rdg. ±1 dgt.
Continuity check Continuity threshold [ON]: 25 Ω or less (Indicate buzzer sound, red LED), [OFF]: 245 Ω or more
Response time: 0.5 ms or more
Diode test Open terminal voltage: 5.0 V or less, Testing current 0.5 mA or less,
Threshold of forward voltage: 0.15 V to 1.5 V
Other functions Filter function, display value hold, auto hold, MAX/MIN/Average value display, relative value display, auto-power save, USB communication (option)
Display Main and sub displays: 4-digits LCD, max. 6000 digits, bar graph
Display refresh rates 5 times/s (Capacitance measurement: 0.05 to 5 times/s, depending on measured value, Frequency: 1 to 2 time/s, Temperature: 1 time/s )
Power supply LR03 alkaline batteries ×4, Continuous use: 130 hours (back light OFF)
Dimensions and mass 84 mm (3.31 in)W × 174 mm (6.85 in)H× 52 mm (2.05 in)D, 390 g (13.8 oz) (with batteries and holster)
Accessories Test lead L9207-10 ×1, Holster ×1, Instruction manual ×1, LR03 alkaline battery ×4

Test leads (2)

L9207-10 is a bundled accessory

Options for Test leads (for the L9207-10, L9300) (2)

Attach L9207-10 with the cap removed.
Slide the guard of L9300 and attach as measurement category II.

Options for Test leads (for the L4930) (9)

Other options (5)


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