Fluke 5500E Multi-Product Calibrator

If you need to calibrate digital multimeters and clamp meters to comply with ISO 9000 , the Fluke 5500E offers an accurate and economical solution


The economical way to calibrate meters, clamps and more

If you need to calibrate digital multimeters and clamp meters to comply with ISO 9000 or other quality standards, the Fluke 5500E offers an accurate and economical solution. It calibrates a wide variety of digital multimeters, clamp meters, and more with a single, easy-to-use instrument.

Choose the Fluke 5500E for easy, economical calibration of:

  • Handheld digital multimeters
  • Bench multimeters (up to 4½ digits)
  • Clamp meters
  • Panel meters
  • Electronic thermometers
  • Chart recorders
  • Oscilloscope recorders
  • XY recorders
  • Data loggers

All the functions you need

The 5500E has a wide range of outputs available from a single calibration source. These include dc and ac voltages up to 1020 V, dc and ac currents up to 550 A (using the 5500A/COIL, 50 turn current coil accessory) and variable resistances up to 330 MΩ. The 5500E also provides continuously variable capacitance values up to 1.1 mF. For temperature calibration applications, thermocouples and RTDs are simulated and thermocouple signals can be measured. It also generates digitally synthesized extended bandwidth sine, truncated sine, triangle and square waveforms. The 5500E gives you broad workload coverage in one economically priced package.

Easy-to-use operation

While the Fluke 5500E calibrator helps you do more work, it also makes it easier to get work done. Its intuitive design makes operating it as natural as turning on a light switch, reducing references to the manual. For most tasks, your hand moves from the left to right, keeping you from having to make long, illogical or uncomfortable movements. Most functions require minimal keystrokes. The 5500E is also easy on your budget because no additional fixtures are needed and you can use it with conventional test leads.

Automate calibration for documented, consistent efficiency

With quality management standards like ISO 9000, there is a lot more to calibration than just making measurements. You also have documentation, control and reporting requirements to meet. Optional Microsoft Windows®-based Fluke metrology software simplifies the documentation of your procedures, adequacy and traceability. It also collects and reports calibration results information and helps you to consistently, quickly and efficiently calibrate a wide variety of instruments. With it your entire calibration process—from creating and executing procedures through results data collection and reporting—can be automated. Automated metrology is done by using a suite of applications called MET/CAL® Plus Calibration Management Software. Used with the MET/BASE-7 metrology database, the 5500/CAL-L license provides RS-232 instrument control and operates with the Fluke 5500A, 5520A, and 5800A calibrators in addition to the 5500E. If you need IEEE instrument control or want to automate the calibration of additional instruments, you can step up to GIPB based instrument control with the MET/CAL-L license.




Technical Specifications

Voltage DC Range:                                0 to ±1020V
Best 1 Year Specification:     ±50 ppm of setting
Current DC Range:                                0 to ±11A
Best 1 Year Specification:     ±0.01% of setting
Resistance Range:                                0 to 3.29.999 MΩ
Best 1 Year Specification:     ±0.009% of setting
Voltage AC Range:                                1 mV to 1020V 10 Hz to 500 kHz, Sine
Best 1 Year Specification:     ±0.03% of setting
Current AC Range:                                29 mA to 11A 10 Hz to 10 kHz, Sine
Best 1 Year Specification:     ±0.06% of setting
Capacitance Range:                                0.33 nF to 1.1 mF
Best 1 Year Specification:     ±0.25% of setting
Thermocouple Source and Measure Range:                               -250°C to +2316°C (11 types)
Best 1 Year Specification:     ± 0.14°C of setting
RTD Source Range:                               -200°C to +630°C (8 types)
Best 1 Year Specification:     ±0.03°C of setting
Frequency Range:                               0.01 Hz to 2.0 MHz
Best 1 Year Specification:     ±25 ppm of setting

General Specifications

Warm up Time Twice the time since last warmed up, to a maximum of 30 minutes
Settling Time Less than 5 seconds for all functions and ranges except as noted
Standard Interfaces IEEE-488 (GPIB), RS-232, 5725A (5500E only)
Temperature Performance Operating: 0°C to 50°C
Calibration: (tcal): 15°C to 35°C
Storage: -20°C to 70°C
Temperature Coefficient Temperature coefficient for temperatures outside tcal ± 5°C is 10% of the 90-day specification (or 1-year, as applicable) per °C
Relative Humidity Operating: < 80% to 30°C, < 70% to 40°C, < 40% to 50°C
Storage: < 95%, non-condensing
Altitude Operating: 3,050m (10,000 ft) maximum
Non-operating: 12,200m (40,000 ft) maximum
Safety Designed to comply with IEC 1010-1 (1992-1); ANSI/ISA-S82.01-1994; CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 1010.1-92
Analog Low Isolation 20V
EMC Designed to comply with FCC Rules Part 15
Line Power Line Voltage (selectable): 100V, 120V, 220V, 240V
Line Frequency: 47 to 63 Hz
Line Voltage Variation: : ± 10% about line voltage setting
Power Consumption 300 VA
Dimensions Height: 17.8 cm (7 in), standard rack increment,
plus 1.5 cm (0.6 in) for feet on bottom of unit
Width: 43.2 cm (17 in), standard rack width
Depth: 47.3 cm (18.6 in) overall
Weight (without options) 20 kg (44 lbs.)
Absolute Uncertainty Definition 5500E, 5500A and 5520A uncertainty specifications include stability, temperature coefficient, linearity, line and load regulation, and the traceability of the external standards used for calibration. You do not need to add anything to determine the total uncertainty of your calibrator for the temperature range indicated.
Specification Confidence Interval > 99%



Model Name


MET/CAL-L License for MET/CAL, includes capabilities of MET/TRACK. MET/BASE-8 or earlier version required.
5500/CAL-L License disk for 5500/CAL. Includes capabilities of MET/TRACK 7, MET/BASE 7 or earlier version required.*
MET/BASE-8 Calibration Software Database System. One or more MET/CAL and/or MET/TRACK license disks required for use.

Accessories common to all models:



55XX/CASE Transit case with wheels
5500A/COIL 50-Turn Current Coil
5500A/HNDL Side handle
5500A/LEADS Test Lead Set
5725A Amplifier
Y5537 Rack mount kit


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