PM 6306 & PM 6304 RCL Meters

The PM 6306 is the most versatile RCL meter, allowing testing at any frequency up to 1 MHz.

 

Versatile component measurement and testing

PM 6306

The PM 6306 is the most versatile RCL meter, allowing testing at any frequency up to 1 MHz. AC and DC test voltages are continuously adjustable, and the PM 6306 has a built-in contact check function to ensure optimum connection. With these capabilities, you can handle a wide variety of components under realistic test conditions.

PM 6304

If you want an instrument with remote programmability, consider the Fluke PM 6304 RCL meter. The PM 6304 has a basic accuracy of 0.1%, 3 test voltage levels and 204 test frequencies. The PM 6304C has an even higher basic accuracy, and can measure components or devices with an accuracy of 0.05%. Thanks to this high accuracy, the PM 6304C is ideally suited for calibrating the capacitance sourcing function of the high-performance Fluke Calibration 5500A Multi-Product Calibrator.

Features at a glance

  • Select the test you need
  • Easy-to-use, at-a-glance display
  • Test frequencies from 50 Hz to 1 MHz (100 kHz for PM 6304)
  • 0.1% basic accuracy (0.05% for PM 6304C)
  • RS-232 or IEEE-488 interface
  • AC test levels from 50 mV to 2V rms
  • Internal or external bias
  • DC test measurement (optional)
  • 9 front panel setups
  • Actual component test voltage/current readback
  • Automatic zero trimming
  • Contact check and deviation mode (PM 6306 only)
  • Front-panel test posts for immediate 4-wire measurements.

Versatile component measurement and testing

The PM 6306 and PM 6304 combine excellent component measurement power and versatility with remote programmability. Operation is as simple as ever - just connect the component to the test posts or fixture, and you can instantly read-out the dominant and secondary values and see the equivalent circuit diagram on the large LCD display. The basic capabilities of these instruments, with their wide range of test frequencies and voltage levels, make them two of the best RCL meter values in the business. The available options, from RS-232 or IEEE-488 interfaces (choice of interface as standard in PM 6306), DC test measurement component handler interface and Microsoft Windows ® test software, add up to a powerful component measurement and testing facilitiy - from development lab right through to production line.

Computer-aided component testing

The RS-232 or IEEE-488 Interface and ComponentView test software make the PM 6306 or PM 6304 a cost-effective solution for automated test setups such as incoming inspection or the quality assurance station in manufacturing. With the IEEE-488 interface, the RCL meter can become the heart of a fully automated component testing environment for operation at up to 10 measurements per second. Or with the RS-232 interface, the tester can be controlled simply and economically from a PC in a stand-alone system for incoming inspection of components and devices. With ComponentView, just recall an instrument setup from a stored file.

Start testing components while the Windows software acquires the data. Now this data can be archived, analyzed for pass/fail conditions, or plotted on the screen for visual analysis. The data also can be exported in standard Microsoft Excel formats for your favorite graphics or SQC package.

Testing the behavior of components under a range of different conditions is now very easy by using the scan mode. Just select the required frequency or voltage range and ComponentView software will execute the measurement sequence.

Component binning

The binning function lets you program tolerance limits to sort components into as many as ten bins. Then, simply insert the component in the test fixture and read the indicated bin number from the display. The optional handler interface provides lamp drivers for a visual indication of the proper bin, or a pass/fail indication, along with an external measurement trigger input, further speeding up the sorting process.

More measurement capability

The PM 6306 and PM 6304 have the test frequencies you need, with a wider choice of test frequencies than any other instrument in this class. For testing primary power components such as transformers and filter capacitors, these instruments have 50 and 60 Hz test frequencies together with the 100 and 120 Hz ripple frequencies.

In the 100 Hz to 20 kHz range, both RCL meters provide 100 Hz resolution for precision frequency characterization. For testing small value capacitors, 100 kHz is also provided in the PM 6304, while the test frequency of the PM 6306 is continuously adjustable up to 1 MHz.
Component test voltage levels are variable from 2V right down to only 50 mV to keep sensitive semiconductor junctions below their voltage thresholds. DC bias can be added, either from the built-in source or from an external source up to 40V dc.

Measuring the dc resistance of a component can be done with the optional dc test measurement capability. Measurements comparing the dc and ac resistance values of a component can now easily be done with the push of a front panel key.

The PM 6306 RCL meter is also able to check the component connection by measuring the impedances over the connections. Operation is easy; just press the appropriate key, the connection result will be displayed and you are sure about a proper 4-wire component connection.

Select the test you need

As well as fully-automatic operation that displays the characteristic parameters and the equivalent circuit, you can manually select other parameters of interest. Press a key to lock in component phase angle, impedance, Q (quality) and D (dissipation) factors. To get a more stable reading you can use the averaging function. For fast comparison of components, the PM 6306 also offers a deviation mode.

Select the current/voltage monitoring function to see the actual test current and voltage values measured at the component under test. This ensures maximum protection for current-sensitive components and allows the test current to be specified together with the measured component parameters.

With all these built-in capabilities, a Fluke RCL meter is a compact and versatile instrument that you can use wherever it is needed. And with the best measurement versatility and value in its class.

 

 

 

AC Test Mode

Test frequency
PM 6306: 50, 60, 100, 125 Hz 250 Hz to 100 kHz (100 Hz steps) 100 kHz to 1 MHz (1 kHz steps)
PM 6304: 50, 60, 100, 125 Hz 250 Hz to 25 kHz (100 Hz steps) 100 kHz
Test frequency accuracy
PM 6306: 0.01%
PM 6304: 0.01%
Test signal levels
PM 6306: 50 mV to 2V (10 mV steps) via 100Ω
PM 6304: 50 mV via 100Ω 1V via 100Ω 2V via 400Ω
Basic measurement accuracy at normal measurement mode
PM 6306: 0.1% ± 1 digit (for < 0.25V, > 50 kHz) 0.1% ± (f/50 kHz) ± 1 digit (for < 0.25V, > 50 kHz) 0.1% ± (0.25V/Vt) ± 1 digit (for < 0.25V, > 50 kHz)
PM 6304: 0.05% ± 1 digit (for PM 6304C, > 2 kHz) 0.1% ± 1 digit (for > 25 kHz) 0.4% ± 1 digit (100 kHz) 0.5% ± 1 digit (for 50 mV > 25 kHz) 2.0% ± 1 digit (for 50 mV, 100 kHz)

DC bias

Internal
PM 6306: 0 to 10V (0.1V steps)
PM 6304: 2V
External
PM 6306: 0 to 40V
PM 6304: 0 to 40V

DC test mode (Optional)

Test signal levels
PM 6306: 50 mV to 2V (10 mV steps) via 100Ω
PM 6304: 300 mV via 100Ω 1V via 100Ω 2V via 400Ω
Basic measurement accuracy
PM 6306: 0.1% ± 1 digit (for < 0.25V)
PM 6304: 0.1% ± 1 digit (for 1V)

Contact check (PM 6306 only)

Pass 3 3Ω
Fail 3Ω (with indication of failed connection lead)

Maximum measuring ranges

Impedance/Resistance AC Z or RAC 0.0000O to 250 MΩ
Resistance DC R DC 0.0000O to 50 MΩ
Capacitance C 0.00 pF to 31.8F
Inductance L 0.00 mH to 637 kH
Quality factor Q 0.000 to 1000
Dissipation factor D 0.000 to 1000
Phase Angle F -179 to + 175 deg
Voltage monitor VX 0.1 mV to 2.00V
Current monitor IX 0.005 mA to 10.0 mA

Maximum resolution

Impedance/Resistance AC Z or RAC 0.1 mΩ
Resistance DC R DC 0.1 mΩ
Capacitance C 0.01 pF
Inductance L 0.01 uH
Quality factor Q 0.001
Dissipation factor D 0.001
Phase Angle F 0.1 deg
Voltage monitor VX 0.1 mV
Current monitor IX 0.001 mA

Circuit diagram

Display 1 of 7 different equivalent circuit diagrams

Auto Mode

Read-out Dominant and secondary parameter
Equivalent circuit diagram Parallel for R+C, Serial for R+L

Manual mode

Read-out Dominant and secondary parameter or Z, F, D, Q, VX, IX
Equivalent circuit diagram Parallel or serial selectable

Average function

Function Exponential averaging in continuous mode
Levels
PM 6306: 3 (and off)
PM 6304: 1 (and off)

Deviation mode (PM 6306 only)

Relative range in respect to reference value -100% to +100%

Measuring modes (Normal)

Continuous 2 measurements/s
Single Triggered via "TRIG" key Triggered via handler interface Triggered via IEEE-488 or RS-232
Test frequency
PM 6306: 50, 60, 100, 125 Hz 250 Hz to 100 kHz (100 Hz steps) 100 kHz to 1 MHz (1 kHz steps) DC (optional)
PM 6304: 50, 60, 100, 125 Hz 250 Hz to 25 kHz (100 Hz steps) 100 kHz DC (optional)
Read-out Display or via IEEE-488 or RS-232 interface

Measuring modes (Fast)

Max. speed 10 measurements/s
Test frequency
PM 6306: 250 Hz to 100 kHz (250 Hz steps) 100 kHz to 1 MHz (1 kHz steps) DC (optional)
PM 6304: 250 Hz to 25 kHz (250 Hz steps) 100 kHz
DC (optional)
Single Triggered via handler interface Triggered via IEEE-488 or RS-232
Read-out Via IEEE or RS-232 interface (display blanked)

Binning

Standard bins 9
Special bins Bin "0" and bin "fail"
Bin programming via IEEE-488 interface
RS-232 interface
Bin programmer (PM 6304 only)
Bin limit programming Absolute or relative

Trim function

Open circuit Open circuit compensation Z > 100 kW
Short circuit Short circuit compensation Z < 10W

Protection against charged capacitors

C < 2 mF
PM 6306: Vmax < 250V
PM 6304: Vmax < 500V
2 mF ≤ C ≤ 2 mF
PM 6306: Vmax <47 x (C/mF) -0.234
(Vmax in V, C in mF)
PM 6304: Vmax <117 x (C/mF) -0.234
(Vmax in V, C in mF)

Stored settings (non-volatile memory)

Front panel settings 9 + 1 (trim figures included)
Bin settings 9 + 1

Print measurements results

Print measurements results Via RS-232 interface for serial printers

Calibration interval

Calibration interval 1 year

Environmental Conditions

Operating Temperature 0° to 50° C
Storage Temperature -40° C to 70° C
Power, battery life 100/125/225/240V + 10%
Line frequency 50/60 Hz
PM 6306: 44 VA
PM 6304: 31 VA
Power Consumption
Safety According to CE-regulation 73/23 EN61010-1 CAT II, Pollution Degree 2
EMC According to CE regulation 89/336: Emission according to EN 55011, Group 1 Class B, respectively CISPR 11. Immunity according to EN 50082-1, inclusive IEC 751-2, -3, -4
 

 

Model Name

Description

PM 6304 RCL Meter* * Instrument optional configuration. When Ordering optional configurations, select one of the basic model numbers and add one of the option configuration codes as a suffix. All options are factory installed only. The "n" indicates the required line cord. To select your line cord substitute the "n" by: • n=1. Universal Euro 220V/16A, 50 Hz • n=3. Standard North American 120V/15A, 60Hz • n=4. UK 240V/13A, 50Hz • n=5. Switzerland 220V/16A, 50 Hz • n=8. Australia 240V/10A, 50 Hz Example: PM6304/573 = RCL Meter PM 6304 with Handler interface, DC Unit and RS-232 Interface Installed. Standard North American line cord.
Factory installed option(s):
Option Code Handler Interface DC Unit IEEE Interface RS-232 Interface
/00n
/02n X
/03n X
/04n X
/06n X X
/07n X X
/50n X
/52n X X
/53n X X
/54n X X
/56n X X X
/57n X X X
PM 6304C Programmable Automatic RCL Meter* Note: Only /02n, /03n options available with this model * Instrument optional configuration. When Ordering optional configurations, select one of the basic model numbers and add one of the option configuration codes as a suffix. All options are factory installed only. The "n" indicates the required line cord. To select your line cord substitute the "n" by: • n=1. Universal Euro 220V/16A, 50 Hz • n=3. Standard North American 120V/15A, 60Hz • n=4. UK 240V/13A, 50Hz • n=5. Switzerland 220V/16A, 50 Hz • n=8. Australia 240V/10A, 50 Hz Example: PM6304/573 = RCL Meter PM 6304 with Handler interface, DC Unit and RS-232 Interface Installed. Standard North American line cord.
Factory installed option(s):
Option Code Handler Interface DC Unit IEEE Interface RS-232 Interface
/00n
/02n X
/03n X
/04n X
/06n X X
/07n X X
/50n X
/52n X X
/53n X X
/54n X X
/56n X X X
/57n X X X
PM 6306 1 MHz RCL Meter* Note: Options /00n, /04n, /50n, /54n NOT available with this model * Instrument optional configuration. When Ordering optional configurations, select one of the basic model numbers and add one of the option configuration codes as a suffix. All options are factory installed only. The "n" indicates the required line cord. To select your line cord substitute the "n" by: • n=1. Universal Euro 220V/16A, 50 Hz • n=3. Standard North American 120V/15A, 60Hz • n=4. UK 240V/13A, 50Hz • n=5. Switzerland 220V/16A, 50 Hz • n=8. Australia 240V/10A, 50 Hz Example: PM6304/573 = RCL Meter PM 6304 with Handler interface, DC Unit and RS-232 Interface Installed. Standard North American line cord.
Factory installed option(s):
Option Code Handler Interface DC Unit IEEE Interface RS-232 Interface
/00n
/02n X
/03n X
/04n X
/06n X X
/07n X X
/50n X
/52n X X
/53n X X
 

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