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Manuals Manual Type Part Number: ReleaseDate Model 4299-7 Fixed Rack-Mount Kit Assembly and Mounting Instructions
This document contains the parts list and installation information for products that can be mounted with this rack-mount kit.
User PA-1065E Models 2182 and 2182A Nanovoltmeter User's Manual
Models 2182 and 2182A Nanovoltmeter User's Manual
Primary User 2182A-900-01B Models 2182/2182A Nanovoltmeter Quick Reference Guide, Rev. A
Primary User 2182A-903-01A Model 2182/2182A Nanovoltmeter Service Manual
Software Document Type Part Number: ReleaseDate 2182A-C08 Firmware Release Package
Model 2182A Version C08 Firmware. Contains the 2182A-C08.x firmware image for use with Flash Wizard to upgrade a 2182A Instrument. Customer release notes are also included.
Firmware 2182A-FRP-C08 2182A-C06 Firmware Release Package
Contains the 2182A-C06.x firmware image for use with Flash Wizard to upgrade a 2182A Instrument. Customer release notes are also included.
Firmware 2182A-FRP-C06 Model 2182A Firmware Version C02
Model 2182A Version C02 Firmware and Release Notes
FAQS FAQ ID Specs: What is pumpout current and when might it pose a problem for my measurements?
Product(s): Nanovoltmeters:2182 Digital Multimeters: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2010, 2700, 2701, 2750 Question:What is pumpout current and when might it pose a problem for my measurements? Answer:Pumpout current is a small …
71821 Troubleshooting: How do I limit ground loops?
The preferred method for reducing ground loops is to ground the measurement circuit in only one place. The most common problem is that Measurement LO input of the meter is connected to ground at the instrument, and ground is connected to the circuit …
70556 Ohms: How do you decide whether to use a two-probe method or a four-probe method for resistance?
The decision will depend on how much lead resistance is present in the leads, how much lead resistance can be tolerated, and the application. A 4-wire ohms measurement bypasses the voltage drop in the test leads by bringing two high impedance voltage …
71256 Amps: Which current source do you recommend to use with the Model 2182 Nanovoltmeter?
The most appropriate current source will depend on the current needed. We suggest the Keithley Model 2400 SourceMeter instrument as a starting point. If higher currents or pulsed currents up to 10A are needed, consider the Model 2420, 2425, and 2430 …
71001 Ohms: What kind of connections are recommended for a low resistance measurement?
With low resistance measurements, it's important to avoid any connections that increase thermoelectric voltages that can cause errors. Remember that every time test leads or other cables are hooked up to a different connection, an unwanted …
70191 Specs: What are the effects on accuracy due to possible deterioration within calibration periods?
The measurement uncertainty will increase as the instrument deteriorates within the calibration period. However, this would not be apparent until the instrument is calibrated. This would make it necessary to review manufacturing records to track down …
70371 Specs: How Can I Apply an Accuracy Specification on a Data Sheet to my Specific Measurement?
The answer is in a downloadable file. Please click the link below.
69826 Specs: What is CMRR (Common Mode Rejection Ratio)?
CMRR is the ratio of voltage applied to BOTH HI and LO terminals to the DC errors indicated due to the AC. More detail can be found in Low Level Measurements or the Keithley catalog.
71006 Why do physical movements of cables create hundreds of picoamps of current?
There are several ways that cables can generate error currents. First, the cable materials can generate currents similar to the way a piezo-electric crystal can generate charge. Second, friction between the concentric layers of a cable (coax) can …
70526 Remote Operation: Front panel push buttons do not work when operating in DDC mode?
Why don't the front panel controls of my instrument work properly when it is operating in DDC mode? Most current Keithley instruments are controlled remotely using SCPI commands. SCPI is an acronym for Standard Commands for Programmable Instruments …
70036 If you have a bent coax cable, but it is not being moved, can it still generate current?
If the bent coax is under significant stress, then it is much more susceptible to vibrations than if it were relaxed. However, if the amount of movement is really zero, then the current generated at the moment of bending will die down in a few hours …
70471 Ohms: Which products are recommended for measuring in the range of 2 - 50 micro-ohms?
The best solution involves two instruments, a Keithley Model 2400 SourceMeter instrument for sourcing current and a Keithley Model 2182 Nanovoltmeter for measuring volts using an alternating polarity technique. If the device under test can tolerate …