Tektronix DM5010 4-1/2 Digit Multimeter

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$1995 (1982-new)
$2210 (1985)
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$86.00 8/2/01 #1622255288 jbarkley
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$231.38 10/2/01 #1643469234 jbarkley
$139.50 10/5/01 #1643874773 jsrlab
$52.50 10/31/01 #1654473728 hv2drive (error light)
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$72.00 11/7/01 #1658341264 junkyardwillie
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$237.50 2/18/02 #1704356968 j.a.
$86.00 11/26/02 #1790501350 hitechluvr
$107.50 1/5/03 #3103908081 usaamerican (untested) (10 bids)
$160.46 1/18/03 #3107155178 sx28 (works) (8 bids $10 start rsrv)
$71.00 1/23/03 #3108498116 wtsps (untested) (8 bids $10 start)
$79.00 3/17/03 #2515066475 imagidesign (tested ok) (6 bids $30 start)
$57.50 8/11/04 #3831930219 bigtony1973 (6 bids $10 start) (untested)
$73.00 8/17/04 #383352938 insituguy (9 bids $1 start) (untested)
$77.76 8/31/04 #3835657643 wave_extreme (6 bids $49 start) (function tested w/ AC voltage)
$46.00 1/18/06 #7580779617 onlinesurplus (5 bids $4.99 start) (untested)
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$152.50 (+$25 ship) 5/16/06 #7618372336 megown_tmg (14 bids $9.99 start) (testing not stated)
$28.89 (+$15 ship) 2/25/07 #270091353004 derf_the_smurf (5 bids $19.95 start) (working)
$29.88 (+$20 ship) 8/14/07 #190139173475 solanotraders (4 bids $9.99 start) (untested)
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  • 4 Digit, Autoranging
  • DC Volts, Ohms, True RMS (ac or ac+dc)
  • Diode Test
  • Comprehensive Math Functions: dB Calculations; Averaging; Offset; Scaling; Hi/Lo/Pass



    Designed for use in the TEK TM5000 Series Mainframes, the Tektronix DM 5010 Programmable Digital Multimeter measures dc voltage, resistance, true RMS ac voltage and true RMS ac+dc voltage. The internal math capability of the DM 5010 provides most of the calculations normally required for reducing raw measurements to decision-supporting information without controller assistance. These caculations include averaging (up to 19,999 measurements), offset and scaling, conversion to dBm or reference dB and Hi/Lo/Pass comparisons. User-selectable constants required for calculations may be supplied either through the front-panel keypad or via the GPIB.

    The internal math capability of the DM5010 permits such specialized measurements as: ac or dc current measurements, through the use of an external shunt resistor and a scaling factor equal to the ohmic value of the resistor; comparison against a percent tolerance (as opposed to an absolute value tolerance) through the combined use of the scaling and Hi/Lo/Pass functions.

    The low voltage function (0.2 volt) ohms function allows in-circuit resistance measurements without turning on parallel diode and transistor junctions. A Diode Test function is provided for forward and reverse testing of diode and transistor junctions.

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    The DM5010 Programmable Digital Multimeter measures DC Volts, Resistance, True RMS (AC or AC+DC) Voltage, and even AC/DC Current (w/ext. shunt resistor and a scaling factor). 4 1/2-digit readout, autoranging, diode test, & math functions such as dB calculations, averaging, offset, scaling, and Hi/Lo/Pass. It is used in the TM5000 frames.