Calibrating an HP 5328A

The HP 5328A Universal Counter takes frequency, period, multiple point average, time interval, time interval average, totalize, ratio, voltage and electronically controlled totalize measurements. All these measurements can expected to be accurate and reliable. However, this equipment has been around for a long time. If it hasn’t been calibrated lately it should be.

Calibration ensures that your HP 5328A is working properly and taking accurate measurements. Over time, your HP 5328A can be thrown out of calibration. It is recommended by the manufacturer that the HP 5328A is calibrated four times a year.

To ensure that your HP 5328A is working properly, regular inspections can help to determine when your instrument is in need of calibration. The HP 5328A should be checked for dust, moisture, grease and foreign matter, because all of these can throw off the instrument.

Your HP 5328A should be operating within ±0.5 accuracy, if not, it’s time for calibration.

Overall, periodically calibrating your HP 5328A is the best choice when working within a standard. e2b calibration is an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited calibration and repair laboratory providing a full scope of services (traceable to NIST) for most popular calibration, test, and measurement instruments. Services are provided in our climate-controlled, state-of-the-art laboratory with on-site services in Chardon, Mentor, Willoughby, Cleveland, Akron, Cincinnati, Columbus and across the country. Local pick-up and delivery available on request.

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