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How to Use This Manual
This Operators Manual has been designed with you the
operator in mind; to serve as a complete reference document
for using the 3468A
.B as a solution to your measurement
needs. It covers both bench use and remote programming.
Maintenance procedures, such as installation, are placed
later in the manual Chapter V. If, however, you have just
received your 3468A
.B you may want to read that information.
A separate service manual for the 3468A
.B contains the
information on calibration, performance testing, and service.
Familiarize yourself with the 3468A
.B by looking through
this manual. The best way to feel at ease with the
instrument is to sit down with this manual and the 3468A
and key in the examples shown. It won't take long to become
familiar with the instrument and its many features.
The following paragraphs will serve as a guide to direct you
to the remaining chapters in this manual. Acquaint yourself
with the manual before using your new Hewlett-Packard Model
3468A/B Digital multimeter
by reading through these paragraphs.
Using the 3468A
.B, Chapter II
Chapter II discusses each function and feature of the
3468A/B in detail. This chapter also covers topics such as
optimizing reading rates, alternate triggering modes, and
the display. The topics are alphabetically arranged for easy
reference. Most of the information in this chapter will
prove to be very helpful when you are remote programming the
Programming With The -hp- Model 41C/CV, Chapter III
The -hp- Model 41 family of handheld calculators can be used
to program your 3468A
.B. This chapter teaches you how to
execute simple, one-line commands from your calculator and
then shows you how to write simple programs for controlling
.B. At the end of the chapter are several
applications programs designed to solve frequently
encountered measurement problems.
BASIC Language Programming, Chapter IV
Desktop computers with HP-IL capability, such as the -hp-
Model 85, may also be used to program the 3468A
IV deals entirely with this subject and provides numerous
examples to enhance the discussion. Several applications
programs are provided at the end of the chapter.
Operators Maintenance, . Chapter V
This chapter addresses installation procedures, a complete
table of specifications, what to do if you suspect problems
with the 3468A
.B, and many other items of special interest
to the operator.
Most -hp- service offices in the United States are NOT
authorized to service and repair 3468A
.B DMM's. Contact your
local -hp- sales office for specific information on where to
send the instrument for repair.
HP-IL Description, Appendix A
HP-IL (Hewlett-Packard Interface
Loop) is an easy to use and
that allows handheld calculators, as
well as desktop computers, to interact with the 3468A
perform many versatile printer, mass storage and control
operations. Appendix A provides a complete description of
the HP-IL Interface