Newark element14 introduces Keysight Technologies Series of Handheld Digital Multimeters for Electronic Circuit Troubleshooting

Handheld devices deliver accurate measurements along with voltage protection for electrical engineers


Newark element14 has introduced the U1280 Series of Handheld Digital Multimeters from Keysight Technologies to deliver accurate measurements and logging capabilities to electrical engineers troubleshooting electronic circuits.

With 60,000-count dual display resolution and 0.025 percent basic DCV accuracy, the U1280 series handheld DMMs provide precise measurements to users. The U1280 series is certified to IP67 and armed with robust overmold enclosures that allow users to carry out tests and measurements in any condition, including water immersion, and withstand a 10-feet drop. With enhanced battery life for maximum productivity, the handheld DMMs supply users with up to 800 hours of testing without the hassle of battery charge.

Equipped with a “Vsense” feature, the U1280 series provides non-contact voltage protection in dangerous electrical environments by producing audible and blinking LED light alerts when users are in the presence of AC voltage and live wires. The devices also feature square wave output, a frequency counter and a low pass filter to reduce background noise while measuring AC voltage.

The U1280 Series’ “Hold & Export” button gives users the option to measure, store or export measurement information with one click. If exported, the measurement is sent to the Keysight Meter Logger software for prolonged measurement observation.

The U1280 series of Handheld Digital Multimeters is available starting at $450 from Newark element14 in North America, Farnell element14 in Europe and element14 in Asia.


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Farnell Global is a fast and reliable distributor of products and technology for electronic and industrial system design, maintenance and repair.  From research and design through prototype to production, Farnell helps its customers access the products and services they need 24/7.  With more than 80 years of experience, 47 localised websites, and a dedicated team of over 3,500 employees, Farnell provides every component its customers need to build the technology of tomorrow.

Farnell Global trades as Farnell in Europe, Newark in North America, and element14 in Asia Pacific.  It also sells direct to consumers through its CPC business in the UK.

Farnell Global has been part of the established global technology distributor, Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), since 2016. Today, this relationship allows the company to support its customers at every stage of the product life cycle, offering a truly unique distribution model, as well as expertise in end-to-end delivery and product design.

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