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Order-No.: C73000-B576-C3-6 Printed in the Federal Republic 01 Germany AG 0286 0.2 B 24 En

This manual

applies S

to the following (S) (T) (ftA) (mV) (rms) V (V) (rmsV)


The instruments are accommodated in a splash-proof, shock and scratch-resistant, molded plastic case (Fig.1). A knife-edge pointer and mirror scale ensures parallaxfree reading. All ranges are selected by means of only a rotary switch (range selector). It must be noted that, for instrument V, the current mode is selected by a slide switch which permits polarity change for d.c. measurements. For the rms V instrument, mode and polarity of the variable are displayed by an indicator. In contrast to other instruments, the rms MULTIZET hag three terminals. The centre terminal is used exclusively for the 30-A range and must be connected according to the circuit diagram on the scale. The mechanical zero adjusting right of the range selector. screw is located to the


The abbreviations

given in

A compartment is provided below the range selector (Fig.2) for inserting the necessary batteries for resistance measurements (all instruments except rms) and for the amplifier (only for V and rms V). Battery at the allowing For the voltage correction right side of the is provided instrument by a knurled screw (S, T, ftA and mV)

the pointer to be zeroed for resistance ranges. instruments V and rms V the battery is tested in a range selector switch position.

The majority of MUlTIZET i current, voltage and resistance a.c. and d.c. (T, S, rms, V and rms V). ments (!LA and mV) are used tor d.c. and resistance. The rms end rms V i a.c. measurements, i Further differences between the individual detailed in the table "Technical Data" I


Fuses are provided as protection on all instruments (rms hag two). Some instruments (S, T, fA.Aand mV) can furthermore be fitted with a protective relay or an electronic overload protection (S, T and fA.A). The electronic overload protection is provided as standard equipment inthe V and rms V instruments, in addition to the fuge.

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Common Technical Data Mechanism (8, T, /lA, mV, V, rms V) moving coi! mechanism with taught-strip suspension (rms) moving iron mechanism with taught-strip suspension (8, T, V) Germanium diodes (rms V) by thermal converter Double scale, 88 mm .long 0 to 100 (black) graduation 0 to 30 (blue) graduation (8, T, /lA, mV, V, rms V) 66 mm long (8, T, /lA, mV, V, rms V, rms) within accuracy class acc. to VDE 0410 (- 3.7 %/+ 10 C at 30 mV of /lA) (8, T, /lA, mV, V, rms V, rms) 1.2 times on all ranges (rms) max acc. to VDE 0410 3 kV (8, T, /lA, mV, V, rms V) 10 A, quick-blow (Wickmann No. 19180) (rms) 10 A, quick-blow Wickmann No. 19180) and 0.63 A, semi-quick (Wickmann

Rectification Mirror scale

"A end mV

Current and voltage Resistance Temperature influence

Continuous rating External

overload influence


Test voltage
V and rms V

Fuse cartridge

No. 19201)
Dimensions Fig.2
Open battery compartment

112 x 165 x 75 mm

Distance between terminals (outer terminals for rms)

80 mm

Approx. weight

0.9 kg with protecting relay or electronic overload trip approx. 1 kg rms: approx 0.6 kg

To max. 1500 A a.c.

S, T, rms

Tongs-type current transformer AlT 0.5 M03417-A2 Switch position depending on transformer ratio (refer to instruction Ms 1 A5017) Shunt M01700-V3.. . (voltage drop 60 mV) Switch position 100 mV Shunt M01700-V5. .. (voltage drop 300 mV) Switch position 300 mV Ring-type current transformer M03002-A1 Switch position 6 A

Further characteristics are specified in the "Technical Data" table on page 23. The :t ItA instruments ( :t specifies centre zero) have the same technical data as the standard designs with respect to current and voltage ranges, but no resistance ranges are provided.

To max. 15 000 A !LA, mV Tc max. 6000 A ftA, mV To max. 600 A a.c. rms

Range Extension

To30Ad.c. S T
ftA, mV, V, rms V

External Switch Switch Switch External

shunt position position position shunt 100 mV/1 mA 100 mV/3D t-tA 100 mV

M05955-A1 Operation
General Recommendations Hold instrument steady and approximately horizontal, also when measuring in ever-ready carrying case. Check mechanical pointer zero before commencing with measurement. Correct, if necessary, by means of zero screw on front. 00 not clean scale grass during measurement (static charge). ElirTiinate charge by breathing onto instrument face. If an external magnetic fjeld is expected, the measurement must be repeated in various positions and the average value taken. To prevent static charging in very dry air when measuring d.c. voltages in excess of 800 V, the minus terminal should be earthed (not for rms).

To3,10or30A d.c. (depending on tapping)

ftA, mV, V, rms V

Switch position 10 mV External current transformer

To 30 A a.c. S,T
To 3000 V d.c. or 8.C.

Switch position 30 mA a.c. External series resistor


M05953-A1 S
To 1500 V d.c. or a.c. rms Switch position 1000 V External series resistor

Switch position 600 V





Always set the range selector to such a high range that the mechanism will definitely not be overloaded, before connecting the test leads. If the pointer deflection is less than the full-scale deflection of the next smaller range, this range may be selected on-line. For V a n d r m s V instruments, a battery check must be carried out in all cases before selecting a range: Set range selector to ~~ or11-. If the pointer does not deflect into the green range the battery must be replaced (refer to paragraph "Maintenance"). Set range selector to 0 after every measurement. Note: Disconnect voltage to be measured before checking the battery. For r m s : Connect tor direct measurement according to circuit diagram on scale. For S, T a n d r m s : Before measurements on current transformers: Check instrument tor reading, e.g. by current, voltage or resistance measurement. Reason: In the case of an open circuit (blown fuse) excessively high voltages may occur at the terminals when measuring on current transformer secondaries. For S: For voltage measurements above 1000 V: Range selector to 1000 V d.c. or a.c. Connect series resistor to instrument and the minus terminal of the series resistor to the earthed pole of the equipment on which the measurement is carried out or to the pole of lower potential to earth. Important: with this measurement, the instrument may be at a high potential. If the positive terminal or if no terminal is earthed, the instrument may not be touched wh~n the vortage is switched on. Place the instrument on an insulating base tor such a measurement. For r m s: For current measurements above 30 A, the current transformer secondary is connected to the two outside terminals. If the pointer deflection is less than the full8

scale value of the next smaller range, this range can be selected under load (the current transformer secondary circuit is not opened during switching). A 2 : 1 primary ratio change is possible at a ring-type transformer, by passing the primary current twice through the current transformer opening. For voltage measurements above 600 V: Turn range selector to 600 V. Connect series resistor to the two outer terminals and left terminal of series resistor to earthed pole of the equipment on which the measurement is carried out or to the pole of lower potential to earth. Important: with this measurement the instrument may be at a high potential. If no terminal is earthed, the instrument may not be touched when the voltage is switched on. Place the instrument on an insulating base for such a measurement. For S, T, ftA, mV, rms, V and rms V: for measurements with range extension accessories, the range selector must be set to the required range (details on bottom piste of instrument) before connecting the instrument in the circuit. Connect range extension device and only then switch on





For S, T, f! A a n d mV: Short-circuit terminals before a resistance measurement and adjust electrical zero by means of knurled screw at right side of instrument. If this is not possible, replace the battery (refer to paragraph "Maintenance"). For V an d r m s V.: Check battery before measurement: Range selector to;~ or -jf-; if pointer does not deflect into green range, replace batteries (refer to paragraph "Maintenance"). Reset range selector to 0 after every measure-


Overload Protection
The instruments are fitted with fuse overload protection. S, T, ftA and mV can be fitted with an overload protection relay. The relay protects the instrument within certain limits against operating errors. Its contacts are in the leads to the test circuit. In the triggered state (red reset button between terminals protrudes by approx. 15 mm), the circuit is open (no reading). When resetting the relay while under overload, it is again triggered after a few milliseconds. Remove overload and reset the relay by actuating the reset button. Do not actuate the reset button during a measurement. If it is depressed further, when in the latched position, the relay contacts are also opened. Do not cover the reset button when connecting terminals. At San d T with connection to current transformers, it must be noted that the secondary circuit is open when the protecting relay is triggered. The voltage across the terminals may then amount to some kV.

Ever-ready Carrying

Ca se

Converting from transport position to operating position Remove lid, rotate instrument with case through 1800 and attach lid to case by means of snap-button. Connect shoulder strap to both sides of the lid by means of the snap-buttons. A projection at the back of the casing and a securing strap with snap-button stop the instrument from falling out.

The V a nd r m s V instruments are provided with an electronic overload protection; the S, T a n d fA, A instruments can be equipped with this protection. The electronic overload protection consists of an electromechanical relay energized oy a transistor switching amplifier. This permits a switching time of 5 msec to be attained at 2.5 times overload (V, rmsV) or 5 times overload (S, T, fA,A).The breaking capacity furthermore amounts to 12 kVA on a.c. and 2 kW on d.c. Without battery, a stilllarger overload protection is possible, disconnecting at 50 to 100 times overload. (Exceptions: V and rms V, which cannot be operated without batteries).


MULTIZET in ever-ready




Converting from operating position to transport position loosen snap-buttons on lid. Rotate case with instrument through 180. Place lid over casing and shut by means of snap-button.




The rms instrument has two fuses, all others only one (refer to Technical Data). Open fuse chamber cover at bottom of instrument and replace fuse(s), observing correct fuse rating.

00 not open the instrument case with a test voltage con-

Replacing the (Refer to Fig. 2) batteries

Open battery compartment cover in direction of arrows, after pressing down latch, (Fig.4) (e.g. by means of a pin or pencil point). Remove old batteries. Clean instrument contacts (if necessary) and straighten. Insert new batteries, observing correct polarity and close battery compartment cover.


Fig. 5
AVQ-MULTIZET' bottom view with fuse compartmen bottom plate removed

Fig. 4
Ballery cover Jalm D




Data Ord. No.

Should any repairs become necessary, do not return the instrument to the factory, but contact the responsible Siemens representative, who will provide competent and efficient service. Should a relay fault occur on the instruments with protecting relay (possible for S, T, I-tA and mV) and the instrument be required for important measurements, the relay contacts may be bridged. Loosen the four hex screws and remove the bottom plate. Unsolder gray wire (2 in Fig. 6) from protecting relay and connect to terminal (1 in Fig. 6). Place bottom plate back in position.

AVQ-MULTIZET 5 AVQ-MULTIZET 5 with protecting AVQ-MULTIZET 5 with electronic protection AVQ-MULTIZET T relay overload relay overload

MO5819-A1 MO5819-A11

MO5819-A31 MO5819-A2 MO5819-A12

AVQ-MULTIZET T with protecting AVQ-MULTIZET T with electronic protection I'A-MULTIZET I'A-MULTIZET with protecting I'A-MULTIZET with electronic

MO5819-A32 MO5819-A4 relay overload protection MO5819-A14 MO5819-A34 MO5819-A9 relay and centre zero overload protection MO5819-A39 MO5819-A5 relay MO5819-A15 MO5527-A4 overload MO5819-A22 V with electronic overload MO5819-A23 MO5819-A19

I'A-MULTIZET with centre zero I'A-MULTIZET with protecting I'A-MULTIZET with electronic and centre zero mV-MULTlZET mV-MULTlZET with protecting AVefrMULTIZET 1 2 Connection terminal (-) Gray lead AVQ-MULTlZET V with electronic protection AVeffQ-MULTlZET protection Fig.6

with bottom plate removed Commercially available batteries can be used. Spare lu ses are obtainable tram the Siemens representatives.



Spare Parts