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spotligHt Handheld digital multimeters: safely and easily extend your reach with wireless connectivity With the simple and inexpensive addition By adding wireless connectivity to one or of Bluetooth connectivity to Agilent handheld more HHDMMs and stationing them at the DMMs, you can accelerate troubleshooting, measurement access point, a single technician boost the productivity of field personnel, and can stay on the weighing platform and check enable safe measurements in dangerous or multiple load cells while monitoring the load cell inaccessible locations. output voltages remotely on a smartphone or tablet. The Agilent U1177A Infrared (IR)-to- Bluetooth Adaptor attaches to the IR port of 2.identifying electrical circuits any Agilent HHDMM and includes free Mobile Troubleshooting electrical circuits in Meter and Mobile Logger apps for Android commercial environments is sometimes a devices. You can then use a smartphone or difficult or even hazardous process. Simply tablet to control live measurements on up to finding the correct circuit breaker and three HHDMMs from within the 10-meter identifying all the loads attached to it can be Bluetooth range—or leave the device in slow and frustrating. Traditional methods are place as a remote data logger and transmitter, often too disruptive, too slow, impossible to complete with alarms and updates via email or use under the circumstances, or vulnerable to SMS. ambiguous answers. Figure 1 Wireless remote monitoring lets you Here are two measurement examples that With Bluetooth capability added to Agilent breaker panel and monitor the circuitinstall an AC current clamp insider a highlight the benefits of wireless connectivity meters paired with U1583B AC current clamps, from the outside. and suggest the range of potential uses. technicians can remotely monitor up to three circuits from a single Android device, even on 1.troubleshooting load cells breaker panels with safety lockouts that need Troubleshooting the electronic load cells to be closed in order to power up. in commercial and industrial scales typically involves a technician standing at various points on the weighing platform while measuring the These are just two of the many ways output voltage from each load cell. On smaller Bluetooth connectivity can make scales, one person can often perform these tests troubleshooting and monitoring U1177A efficiently, thanks to the short distance between easier and safer in a wide variety Bluetoothadapter the load cells and the measurement points on of applications. To see how easy it the display unit. is to turn your Android device into a remote measurement, control, However, on large truck and rail scales, and reporting solution, visit or situations where the display is physically www.agilent.com/find/hhgowireless separate from the platform, the work can require two people or require one person to spend a lot of time walking back and forth between measurement points. In harsh weather or dangerous locations, the task becomes that much more demanding. get a quick quote today at www.agilent.com/find/quick-quote


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