5560A, 5550A and 5540A Multi-Product Calibrators Most comprehensive workload coverage, latest technology, intuitive redesigned front panel, MET/CAL compatibility and much more
The 5560A High-Performance Multi-Product Calibrator defines a new class of high-performance multi-product calibrator, providing the broadest electrical workload coverage and highest accuracy for calibrating the most demanding modern workloads.
The 5550A Performance Multi-Product Calibrator expands upon the capabilities of the 5522A. Adding new calibration ranges optimized to better match your existing digital multimeter workload in a modern, ruggedized instrument with an intuitive graphical interface.
The 5540A Multi-Product Calibrator extends the capabilities of the 5502A with better performance suited for on-site or mobile calibration
|4:1 test TUR for most popular 6.5-digit multimeters||X|
|30 A continuous current output extends AC/DC measurement ranges||X||X||X|
|Calibrate meters that measure AC/DC voltage, resistance and capacitance||X||X||X|
|Ranging optimized to better match your existing digital multimeter workload||X||X||X|
|New optional 1-, 2-, 10-turn and redesigned 50-turn current coils expand workload coverage even further||X||X||X|
|17.8 centimeter (7-inch) color touch screen with new graphical user interface provides an intuitive calibration experience||X||X||X|
|Optional DMM AUTOCAL Adapter to calibrate digital multimeters with minimal-to-no lead changes||X||X||X|
|Visual Connection Management output terminals guide connections, preventing connection errors||X||X||X|
|Reverse power protection prevents costly operator errors||X||X||X|
The 5560A High-Performance Multi-Product Calibrator calibrates the most popular benchtop 6.5-digit multimeters with better than 4:1 test uncertainty ratio (TUR), and clamp meters to 1500 A.
Technical improvements include 30 A continuous current output with no duty cycle and synthesized inductance functionality. These improvements enable you to calibrate modern and full-functional benchtop multimeters and clamp meters. A large variety of thermocouple types and a new thermocouple connector enables easier connection and broadens the temperature workload coverage. The workload is expanded even further when the 5560A is used with a 52120A amplifier and appropriate coil to increase the current output to 6000 A, for calibrating high-current devices such as Rogowski coils.
The 5550A Performance Multi-Product Calibrator enhances the 5522A Multi-Product Calibrator with new calibration ranges optimized to better match your existing digital multimeter workload in a modern, ruggedized instrument with an intuitive graphical interface.
It calibrates the most popular benchtop digital multimeters with improved test uncertainty ratios (TURs), and clamp meters to 1000 A with continuous current output.
Technical improvements include 30 A continuous current output, which reduces wait time during heavy usage. A range redesign enables you to calibrate your existing benchtop multimeters with greater confidence. A larger variety of thermocouple types and a new thermocouple connector enables easier connection and broadens the temperature workload coverage. The workload is expanded even further when the 5550A is used with a 52120A amplifier to increase the current output to 6000 A, for calibrating high-current components such as Rogowski coils.
The 5540A Multi-Product Calibrator extends the capabilities of the 5502A Multi-Product Calibrator with better performance suited for on-site or mobile calibration, covering many of the most demanding field instrumentation workloads. It calibrates the most popular handheld digital multimeters with increased test uncertainty ratios (TURs) and clamp meters to 1500 A with continuous current output.
Technical improvements include a current range increase from 20 A to 30 A of continuous current output, which reduces wait time during heavy usage. A range redesign enables you to calibrate your existing handheld digital multimeters with greater confidence. A larger variety of thermocouple types and a new thermocouple connector enables easier connection and broadens the temperature workload coverage. The workload is expanded even further when the 5540A is used with the 52120A amplifier to increase the current output to 6000 A, for calibrating high-current components such as Rogowski coils.
A variety of options and accessories lets you match your setup to your applications. An optional portability kit makes the 5560A, 5550A or 5540A an excellent fit for on-site or mobile calibration. The DMM AUTOCAL Adapter minimizes lead changes during digital multimeter calibration, increasing efficiency without sacrificing and compromising accuracy. The portability kit provides ruggedized handles and bumpers, including protection for the front panel with a cover that also acts as storage for cables and accessories.
The 5560A calibrates a complete range of electrical workload, but it is especially ideal as a 6.5-digit multimeter calibrator, with a 4:1 test uncertainty ratio (TUR) for most popular benchtop models.
The 5550A is functionally similar to the Fluke Calibration 5522A Multi-Product Calibrator; however, this new model has been enhanced with the latest technology and usability features. It calibrates most 5.5-digit multimeters and even some 6.5-digit multimeters with a 4:1 TUR across its measurement range.
The 5540A Multi-Product Calibrator extends the workload capabilities of the 5502A Multi-Product Calibrator, improving performance suited for real-time demand on-site or mobile calibration. It calibrates most 4.5-digit multimeters with a 4:1 TUR across its measurement range.
A 4:1 TUR enables you to quickly meet or exceed manufacturers’ specifications for calibrating digital multimeters without guardbanding and the need for additional equipment. This simplifies setup and reduces the number of standards required to calibrate the most demanding digital multimeters.
A new inductance sourcing function expands workload coverage to more types of modern digital multimeters.
A new patented ultra-linear analog-to-digital design enables the 5560A, 5550A and 5540A to achieve performance specifications that were not possible in the 5522A and 5502A, allowing you to calibrate a more accurate and demanding workload.
“Ranging” refers to the range over which a particular specification applies.
In the 5522A and 5502A calibrators, ranging occurs in multiples of 3.3x; however, most bench top multimeters typically range at 1.2x. Since ranging is different, at some points the calibrator alone is not optimized to calibrate the digital multimeter at its ideal specification point.
The 5560A, 5550A and 5540A are now optimized to match the range switching of the most popular 6.5-digit, 5.5-digit and 4.5-digit DMMs. These ranging improvements enable you to calibrate more of your multimeter workload with a single calibrator.
Calibrate multimeters significantly faster with improved settling time in both the 5560A, 5550A and 5540A. You’ll have less wait time and more time actually performing the tests.
We’ve re-mapped the output terminals on the 5560A, 5550A and 5540A, decoupling Aux and Sense outputs, making it possible to calibrate this type of workload with minimal lead changes.
The new terminal layout marks a distinct improvement over older models. The 5522A and 5502A, for example, has shared Sense and AUX terminals, as well as shared ground and guard, so you have to change leads frequently during a multimeter calibration. On the 5560A, 5550A and 5540A, all the terminals are dedicated and the guard terminal is moved to the side, enabling you to connect the leads once and complete the meter calibration efficiently.
5560A, 5550A and 5540A ship with a Fluke Calibration lead set that gives you a high-quality connection, matched to your calibrator. An optional DMM AUTOCAL Adapter lets you easily dedicate the calibrator to a digital multimeter workload. The adapter plugs directly into the calibrator’s output terminals and gives you the same functionality as the included leads but with greater convenience and efficiency, reducing user error.
The increased 30 A output enables you to use the 5560A, 5550A, and 5540A as a 30 A calibrator for higher current workloads, such as clamp meters up to 1500 A (with optional current coil).
Continuous output means you don’t need to put the calibrator on standby for cool down periods while using the current function. That lets you increase throughput, which can be a real time-saver if you calibrate a lot of ammeters.
A new optional 1-, 2-, 10-turn current coil and a redesigned 50-turn current coil work with the 5560A, 5550A and 5540A to enable you to calibrate workload that includes clamp-type current meters and oscilloscope current probes. Each coil, like the calibrator, is designed for continuous use at 30 A with a minimum duty cycle which improves calibration throughput as much as four times.
Expand workload coverage even more. Use the 5560A, 5550A or the 5540A with the Fluke Calibration 52120A Transconductance Amplifier to increase the current output to 6000 A, ideal for calibrating high-current components such as Rogowski coils.
The 5560A, 5550A and 5540A provide reverse power protection and immediate output disconnection on the output terminals for all functions. The protections apply to external voltages up to 300 Vpk and help protect the calibrator’s internal circuitry from costly operator error—preventing damage and keeping the calibrator up and running.
A newly designed amplifier enables the calibrator to generate low frequency AC voltages without the use of a transformer.
For those who work in the field, the portability kit protects the calibrator and makes it easier to transport. The kit includes front/rear bumpers and an easy-grip side handle. A transit case (included) is designed for shipping the calibrator, with or without the portability kit.
Visual Connection Management™ output terminals light up to indicate which terminals are active, guiding the user to make the correct connections and reducing user error.
USB ports are placed both on the front and rear of the unit. Use the port at the front to download internal calibration constants; use the rear port for remote communication with a PC—or choose the LAN, IEEE or serial interfaces.
For previous 55XXA users, the 5560A, 5550A and 5540A maintain many front-panel details that characterize their predecessors, including the calculator-style keyboard for entering values easily, an output dial for varying output and keys for selecting common parameters with a single touch.
A 17.8 centimeter (7-inch) graphical user interface offers intuitive menus that are easy to navigate and read, providing access to common functions with the touch of a finger and eliminating the menu scrolling that was required in previous 55XXA models.
The screen displays all of the information you need for each parameter you’re calibrating, with color-coded fields that make it easy to see where you enter data. The menu is simplified and functions are laid out consistently so that once you learn how to operate one you know how to operate them all. Training new users just became much easier.
Status indicators for OPERATE, STANDBY, and HAZARDOUS VOLTAGE appear on the screen in bright letters or icons you can recognize from across the calibration lab.
The touch screen interface is available in nine languages, including English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian and Korean.
Quality standards impose stringent requirements for documenting, reporting, and controlling calibration processes and results. MET/CAL™ Calibration Management Software helps you meet these requirements while increasing throughput and streamlining voltage calibration, resistance calibration, and current calibration processes.
MET/CAL™ is a powerful application for creating, editing and testing calibration procedures and collecting and reporting results on a wide variety of instruments. As the industry-leading software for automated calibration, thousands of calibration procedures have been written to automate a vast array of calibrators around the world.
The 5560A, 5550A and 5540A work with MET/CAL, including hundreds of automated calibration procedures to consistently and dramatically improve throughput. MET/CAL v10.6 and later includes a Function Select Code (FSC) that enables you to add the 5560A, 5550A and 5540A seamlessly to your existing calibration operations.
You may purchase MET/CAL with MET/TEAM™, a dedicated asset management system. It is the most complete software solution available for calibration professionals. However, if you already use a calibration asset management system, you can integrate MET/CAL into your workflow with MET/CONNECT™ Calibration Integration Software. MET/CONNECT is the hub of a fastgrowing community of mainline calibration software providers that have partnered with Fluke Calibration to support MET/CAL automation. Whatever calibration management system you use, MET/CONNECT unlocks calibration and workflow automation in your lab.
MET/SUPPORT Gold is an annual membership program offering premium support and services to help you stay as productive as possible with MET/CAL software. Services include free software updates and upgrades, free access to the Fluke MET/CAL Warranted Procedures Library, plus discounts on training and custom procedure development. Members also receive invitations to regular calibration software web seminars and user group meetings. Use only a few of the Gold services and you can easily recover more than the cost of your membership fee.
The 5560A includes 90-day, 1-year, and 2-year specifications, while the 5550A includes 90-day and 1-year specifications and the 5540A includes 1-year specifications. You can manage the cost of ownership and maximize uptime by keeping the calibrator in service as long as possible based on your unique specification requirements. That means you may not need to calibrate it every year.
Calibration and metrology training from Fluke Calibration improves the knowledge of you and your colleagues in a wide variety of disciplines. Instructor-led classroom training is available for general topics in metrology that include both hands-on training and training in measurement uncertainty, as well as classes on how to use Fluke Calibration software. On-site training is available for teams with specific training needs. Instructor-led and self-paced online courses are available as well.
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Fluke Calibration offers extensive calibration support and services to ensure long-term customer satisfaction and return on investment. Our worldwide network of service centers offers accredited calibration traceable to national standards. We provide fast, quality repair services and full support in setting up your calibration lab
|Direct volts||0 V to ± 1020 V|
|Direct current||0 to ± 30.2 A|
|Alternating volts||1 mV to 1020 V
3 Hz to 500 kHz
|Alternating current||10 μA to 30.2 A
3 Hz to 30 kHz
|Volt/hertz||1000 V at 10 kHz/330 V at 100 kHz|
|Waveforms||Sine wave, triangle wave and
truncated sine wave
|Resistance variable||0 Ω to 1200 MΩ|
|Capacitance variable||200 pF to 120 Mf|
|Inductance variable||12 uH to 12 H|
|Power (dual output – phantom loads)||30.9 KW|
|Frequency uncertainty||<2.5 ppm|
|Temperature standard||<ITS-90, IPTS-68|
|Resistance temperature detectors
|Pt100 385, Pt100 395, Pt100 3916, Pt200 385,
Pt500 385, Pt1000 385, Ni120, Cu10
Compensation: off, 2-wire, 4-wire
|External frequency reference 10 MHz||Yes|
|Thermocouples (source and measure)
External or internal CJR
|B,C,E,J,K,L,N,R,S,U, BP and XK
|Scope calibrator||SC600 – with levelled sine up to 600 MHz
SC1100 – with levelled sine up to 1100 MHz
SC2100 – with levelled sine up to 2100 MHz
|Interfaces / Remote commands||USB 2.0, Etherne Telnet, RS-232 and GPIB|
|52120A Amplifier current capability||Current capability up to 120 A
Current capability up to 360 A with three
Thermocouple and Test Lead Set with Case
1, 2 and 10-Turn Current Coil
50-Turn Current Coil
Includes an Accredited 17025 Calibration Certificate Traceable to International Standards with Data
DMM Autocal Adapter
5560A Portability Kit for On-Site Calibrations
Closed loop procedure serial connectivity kit
|Warranted procedures for MET/CAL® Plus||
MET/CAL® warranted procedures are optional calibration procedures for MET/CAL® Plus Calibration Software.