5490C Series

Digital Benchtop Multimeters

Model 5492C

MSRP $780 / 3 Yr Warranty
Where to Buy

The 5490C Series 5½ and 6½-digit bench multimeters are designed for accuracy, repeatability and ease-of-use. A wide measurement range with speeds up to 1000 readings per second, and a basic DCV accuracy up to 35 ppm deliver stable measurement results quickly and accurately. These general purpose meters are well suited for demanding engineering, production and service applications.

The intuitive 4.3-inch LCD offers a variety of measurement display modes including numeric, bar meter, trend chart, and histogram. The built-in math functions, statistics display, and dual measurement capabilities offer convenient ways to capture and analyze measurement data.

  • 12 measurement functions: DCV, ACV, DCI, ACI, 2 and 4-wire resistance, capacitance, frequency, diode, temperature, continuity test, DCV ratio
  • High-contrast 4.3-inch full color LCD
  • Measurement speed up to 1000 readings/s
  • DCV basic accuracy up to 35 ppm (0.0035%)
  • Histogram, bar graph, trend chart, and numeric display options
  • Display Min, Max, Peak-to-Peak, Average, Standard Deviation statistics simultaneously
  • Null, dB, dBm, %, mx+b, and run/stop math functions
  • AC frequency measurements to 1MHz
  • Internal storage buffer for up to 10,000 readings
  • 2 and 4-wire resistance measurements down to 10 Ω
  • Dual measurement display
  • Rear input terminals for rack use (6 ½-digit model only)
  • Standard USB (USBTMC-compliant), LAN, and RS232 interfaces, supporting SCPI commands. GPIB option
  • Front panel USB host port to export measurements, screen captures and save/recall settings
  • LabVIEWTM driver and operating software for remote instrument control, measurement monitoring, and data logging included
Model Digits MSRP
5492C 5 1/2 $780
5493C 6 1/2 $960
5492CGPIB 5 1/2 $970
5493CGPIB 6 1/2 $1,150



Description Version Download
Operating Software 1.0.1 5490C_Series_software.zip
Operating Software (No Run-Time) 1.0.1 5490C_Series_software_noRT.zip
LabVIEW 2020 Driver 1.0.0 LV5490C.zip
USBTMC Driver Installation Note 1.0 USBTMC_Driver_Readme.txt
  • Rack Mount Kit

    Model RK02

    19 Inch rack mount kit for one or two half-rack B&K Precision meters and instruments. Includes only front-end hardware and is not intended to be a load-bearing piece of hardware. To support the weight of the equipment, please contact your rack manufacturer for specific supporting hardware.

    MSRP $57.00

  • General Purpose DMM Kit

    Model TL130B

    If you need only one basic accessory kit for your meter, this is the one. Attach probes or clips to the sheath plug to complete your test. Soft, flexible silicone leads make movement easy. Kit is voltage and current rated for electronic or electrical applications.

    • Probes are 1000 V, CAT III (600 V, CAT IV)
    • Alligator clips are 300 V, CAT II 5A
    • UL Listed test leads
    • Silicone lead wire length 60" (1 m)
    • Tri-fold velcro pouch

    MSRP $74.00

  • Red and Black CAT III (IV) 1000V (600V) Test Leads

    Model TL37

    Right-angled sheathed banana replacement 10A test leads for digital multimeters.

    MSRP $10.00

  • High Performance Bench DMM Accessory Kit

    Model TL500B

    This kit of accessories was assembled to facilitate requirements by high-performance bench digital multimeters (DMM's) users. All the most popular accessories in one kit. The kit offers MiniProbe test probe, with spring-loaded tips, for fine probing; MiniPRO Test Clips for small and MiniFlex Test Clips for micro connections; and for those larger test points, both spade lug and banana plug adapters, two pairs of test leads for 4-wire measurements or calibration hookups, an insulated BNC male to sheathed banana jack adapter, and an insulated SMD Tweezer set for surface-mount component testing.

    • Silicone jacketed test lead wire with UL Listing
    • MiniProbes w/Spring loaded Stainless Steel Tips
    • Packaged in Plastic Case


    Kit Contains:
    (4) Test Lead 4mm Sheathed P-RaP Silicon 0.75,  40": (2) Black, (2) Red
    (2) Spring Tip Mini-Probe-4mm Jack: (1) Black, (1) Red
    (1) Insulated BNC male Adapt-4mm Safety Jacks
    (2) Adapter 4mm Banana Plug to Jack: (1) Black, (1) Red
    (2) Mini Flex Clip-4mm Jack-Silicon 0.40, 10 cm: (1) Black, (1) Red
    (2) Adapter 6mm Spade 4mm-Jack: (1) Black, (1) Red
    (2) Lead minipro-J-PVC 0.40, 10 cm: (1) Black, (1) Red
    (1) Tweezer Test Lead Set- 4mm P, w/PVC pouch



    -20 to +80 ºC

    RoHS (2002/95/EC)


    MSRP $165.00

  • Maxi-Pro DMM Kit

    Model TL50B
    • Complete accessory kit for all your testing needs.
    • Includes soft, flexible silicone lead wire easy movement and Tri-Fold Velcro Pouch for convenient storage.
    • 1000 V, CAT III (600 V, CAT IV)
    • UL Listed test leads
    • Silicone lead wire length 60" (1.5m)
    • Tri-fold Velcro Pouch

    MSRP $87.00

File Description
5490C Series Application Brief Verify a ratio between two DC Voltage measurements with Pass/Fail conditions