Standard Digital Multimeter with Temperature and Clamp Current Testing for HVAC Applications
DIGITAL MULTIMETER DT4253
The Hioki DT4200 Digital Multimeter Series consist of a complete lineup of 9 models ranging from professional to industrial to pocket meters, delivering a super fast response rate and safety features that take electrical testing to a higher level. The DT4253 is a digital multimeter designed specifically for HVAC testing, with ±0.5% DC V accuracy, temperature and clamp sensor testing, and wide 40 Hz to 1kHz bandwidth.
• ±0.3% DC V basic accuracy, wide 40 Hz to 1 kHz AC V frequency characteristics
• Low-pass filter (100 Hz/ 500 Hz) cuts high harmonics
• Includes multiple measurement functions such as temperature (only for DT4253), capacitance, and frequency
• Measures large currents with optional clamp on probe (only for DT4251,DT4253)
• USB communications function supports PC measurements (optional)
• Broad -10 (14°F) to 50°C (122°F) operating temperature range
CAT IV 600 V, CAT III 1000 V
Video on how to use digital multimeters
This video introduces how to use the DT4200 series of digital testers as well as some of the instrument’s featured functionality. Hioki testers are engineered to help professional electricians do their jobs safely and quickly.
Digital multimeter ideal for instrumentation, airconditioning equipment, and gas-burning devices
The DT4253, which is part of Hioki’s DT4250 series of standard digital multimeters, is ideal for measuring instrumentation, airconditioning equipment, and gas-burning devices.
・DC current 60.00μA / 600.0μA / 6.000mA / 60.00mA
・Temperature -40.0 to 400.0℃
・Accepts an AC clamp sensor.
Percentage display for instrumentation signal 4 to 20 mA measurements
The instrument can convert and display instrumentation signals of 4 to 20 mA or 0 to 20 mA representing properties such as temperature, pressure, and flow rate from a transducer or other device that converts sensor data into an electrical signal.
Clamp-on sensor based current measurement eliminates the cause of accidents
Mistakenly measuring voltage using the current range may lead to a short-circuit. The DT4253 eliminates the root cause of such accidents by providing clamp-on sensor based current measurement functionality instead of using conventional probes.
Measurement data can be downloaded to, reviewed on, and saved to a computer.
If you connect the DT4253 to a computer with the optional Communication Package DT4900-01, you can graph data stored in the instrument’s internal memory and display measurement results in real time on the computer. In addition, displayed measured values can be saved (in text format).
*The computer and multimeter are electrically isolated by means of optical communications so that data can be sent with peace of mind.
True RMS measurement for accurate measurement of even distorted current waveforms
Digital multimeters implement two types of measurement: mean-value measurement and true RMS measurement. The two methods yield significantly different measurement results for current waveforms, which are often distorted. For accurate measurement, it is necessary to use an instrument with true RMS capability.
Designed and manufactured in Japan to ensure high quality and guaranteed with a 3-year warranty for peace of mind
All development, design, and manufacturing processes for almost all Hioki digital multimeters are carried out at our Head Office in Nagano Prefecture. Some of the industry’s most advanced technological capabilities enable us to deliver products of the highest possible quality.
Safe measurement requires use of an instrument that suits the measurement location.
To ensure operators’ ability to use measuring instruments safely, IEC 61010 classifies the locations in which instruments are used into a series of safety-based measurement categories (ranging from CAT II to CAT IV). Using an instrument that does not satisfy the required safety level can lead to an electrical accident.
Basic specifications (Accuracy guaranteed for 1 year, Post-adjustment accuracy guaranteed for 1 year)Regarding DMM Accuracy Due to the many ranges and functions available in a DMM, only the basic accuracy is indicated for reference. Please refer to the individual catalogs for detailed accuracy information.
|DC Voltage||600.0 mV to 1000 V
5 ranges, Basic accuracy: ±0.3 % rdg. ±5 dgt.
|AC Voltage||6.000 V to 1000 V, 4 ranges, Frequency characteristics: 40 Hz to 1 kHz
Basic accuracy 40 - 500 Hz : ±0.9 % rdg. ±3 dgt. (True RMS, crest factor 3)
|Resistance||600.0 Ω to 60.00 MΩ, 6 ranges, Basic accuracy: ±0.7 % rdg. ±5 dgt.|
|DC Current||60.00 μA to 60.00 mA, 4 ranges,
Basic accuracy: ±0.8 % rdg. ±5 dgt.
|From 4 to 20mA Percentage conversion display||Yes|
|AC Current (use with Clamp on probes)||10.00 A to 1000 A, 7 ranges, Add the Clamp on probe accuracy to basic accuracy 40 - 1 kHz : ±0.9 % rdg. ±3 dgt. (True RMS, crest factor 3)|
|Temperature (thermocouples)||K: -40.0 to 400.0 °C , Add the Temperature probe accuracy to basic accuracy: ±0.5 % rdg. ±2 °C|
|C (capacitance)||1.000 μF to 10.00 mF, 5 ranges, Basic accuracy: ±1.9 % rdg. ±5 dgt.|
|Frequency||99.99 Hz to 99.99 kHz, 4 ranges (limited by the minimum detectable voltage),
Basic accuracy: ±0.1 % rdg. ±1 dgt.
|Continuity check||Continuity threshold [ON]: 25 Ω or less ,
[OFF]: 245 Ω or more,
Response time: 0.5 ms or more
|Diode test||Open terminal voltage: 5.0 V or less, Testing current 0.5 mA or less,
Threshold of forward voltage: 0.15 V to 1.5 V
|Other functions||Filter function, Display value hold, Auto hold, Max/Min/Average value display, Relative display, Auto-power save, USB communication (option)|
|Display||Main and Sub displays: 4-digits LCD, max. 6000 digits, bar graph|
|Display refresh rates||5 times/s (Capacitance measurement: 0.05 to 5 times/s, depending on measured value, Frequency: 1 to 2 time/s)|
|Power supply||LR03 alkaline batteries ×4, Continuous use: 130 hours (backlight OFF)|
|Dimensions and mass||84 mm (3.31 in)W × 174 mm (6.85 in)H× 52 mm (2.05 in)D,
390 g (13.8 oz) (including batteries and holster)
|Accessories||Test lead L9207-10 ×1, Holster ×1, Instruction manual ×1, LR03 alkaline battery ×4|