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5018 Programmable DC/AC V/I Calibrator

5018 Precision Voltage and Current Calibrator
  • 5018 Precision Voltage and Current Source / Calibrator


  • 0 - 22V DCV (30V DC optional)
  • 0 - 22V AC, 220V & 1kV DC options
  • Optional 0 - 220mA AC/DC
  • Ramping feature
  • GPIB / RS-232 / USB interfaces
  • Ideal for ATE applications
  • EasyCal Software compatible

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  • High Accuracy Programmable DC/AC Source
    The 5018 is a versatile instrument that covers a wide range of applications. It can be configured as a simple benchtop DC voltage source or advanced AC/DC voltage and current calibrator controlled via PC or laptop, performing any number of tasks as part of a complex ATE test rig. It is suitable for programmable signal injection in manufacturing applications where a stable and accurate source is required.

    Ramping Feature
    The 5018 includes an internal ramping feature. A ramp rate per range for each function can be set via a PC. The option to ramp the output can be turned on or off via the front panel. This is particularly useful in aviation and automotive industries for testing analogue gauges.

    Simple Operation and Clear Visual Display
    Simple front panel operation allows the user to quickly set the function and output required. Using the jog / shuttle dial deviation the user can finely adjust the output value as a percentage (+/- 99.99%). All this information is shown on a clear, easy to read LED display. 

    GPIB, RS-232, and USB Interfaces
    These interfaces allow the 5018 to be connected to a PC and controlled by an external program such as Time Electronics’ EasyCal calibration software. The 5018 uses a SCPI command structure for programming. This makes writing control programs in Visual Basic, C and Labview a simple task.

    EasyCal Software - Manage, Automate and Optimise the Calibration Process
    Connect the 5018 to a PC or laptop (via RS-232, GPIB or USB) installed with Time Electronics EasyCal software and automate the calibration process. Increase speed of calibration and consistency of results. Easily produce calibration certificates and reports to ISO 9001, ISO 17025, and other international quality standards. 

    EasyCal has the ability to control a wide range of programmable instruments and comprehensive ATE systems can be configured to control a variety of applications. It has full read back capability and therefore can perform closed loop testing. Conditional tests can be configured to allow decision making to further enhance the usefulness.

  • Technical Specifications

    DC Voltage (30V option 9724 shown in brackets)
    Range Accuracy 1 year Output Resistance Max Output Current Resolution
    22mV (33mV) 30ppm + 4μV 10Ω (50Ω) - 100nV
    220mV (330mV) 15ppm (30ppm) + 6μV 10Ω (50Ω) - 1μV
    2.2V (3.3V) 15ppm (20ppm)+ 20μV < 0.15Ω 20mA 1μV
    22V (30V) 15ppm (20ppm) + 150μV < 0.15Ω 20mA 10μV


    DC HIGH VOLTAGE OPTIONS 9720 / 9721 (9721 includes 9720 range)
    Range Accuracy 1 year Output Resistance Max Output Current Resolution
    220V* 15ppm + 1mV <0.25Ω 10mA 100μV
    1kV* 25ppm + 3mV <1Ω 1mA 1mV

    *Minimum Load 20kΩ

    Range Accuracy 1 year Compliance Voltage Resolution
    220μA 150ppm + 15nA 11V 1nA
    2.2mA 100ppm + 40nA 11V 10nA
    22mA 80ppm + 200nA 11V 10nA
    220mA 80ppm + 3μA 11V 100nA
    AC V OPTION 9719 10Hz to 20kHz (Sine 0.01% crystal controlled)
    Range RMS Acc % 1yr 10Hz - 1kHz Acc % 1 yr 1kHz - 10kHz Acc % 1yr 10kHz - 20kHz Output Resistance Max Output Current
    22mV 0.05% + 100μV 0.05% + 150μV 0.05% + 250μV 10Ω -
    220mV 0.04% + 100μV 0.04% + 150μV 0.04% + 250μV 10Ω -
    2.2V 0.03% + 170μV 0.03% + 250μV 0.03% + 300μV <0.15Ω 20mA
    22V 0.03% + 2.0mV 0.03% + 3.0mV 0.03% + 4.0mV <0.15Ω 20mA
    AC CURRENT OPTION 20Hz to 1kHz (Sine) - available if current and AC options are fitted
    Range RMS Accuracy 1 year Compliance Voltage RMS Resolution
    220μA 0.07% + 300nA 5V 10nA
    2.2mA 0.05% + 300nA 5V 10nA
    22mA 0.05% + 3μA 5V 100nA
    220mA 0.05% + 30μA 5V 1μA

    Full details on the available external options are shown in the Models / Options tab.


    General Specifications

    Warm up 1 hour to full accuracy
    Settling Time Less than 5 seconds
    Standard Interfaces GPIB (IEEE-488), RS-232, USB
    Temp Performance Operating: 10 to 40°C, Full Spec: 23°C +/- 5°C, Storage: -10°C to 50°C
    Operating Humidity < 80% non condensing
    Operating Altitude 0 to 3km. Non operating 3 to 12km
    Line Power 100 - 230V AC 50/60 Hz. Power Consumption 60W typical, 80W Max.
    Dimensions W450 x D272 x H152mm (18 x 11 x 7”)
    Weight 8.2Kg (18lbs)
    Country of Origin UK

    Supplied With

    User manual, RS-232 cable, and USB adaptor/cable

  • Models


    Programmable DC/AC V/I Calibrator

    Internal Options
    9718 Current Option (220mA max)
    9719 AC Option (22V max)
    9721 200V DC Option
    9733 Rear panel terminals


    1KV DC Option (includes 200V DC option 9721)

    9724 30V option
    External Options and calibration certificates
    9728 19” Universal Rack Mount Kit


    Basic Test Lead Set   -  View data sheet


    Premium Test Lead Set  -  View data sheet


    Low Noise Attenuator 1000:1  -  View data sheet


    Low Noise Attenuator 100:1  -  View data sheet

    C142 Factory Calibration Certificate (NPL traceable)
    C104 UKAS Calibration Certificate (ISO 17025)
    Calibration Software and Accessories


    EasyCal Full License - when purchased with multifunction calibrator/DMM: Discounted full license with 1 year support. 
    For further licenses and EasyCal add-ons see the Easycal web page


    Printer & Connectivity Kit (Printer, DVD-RW, 4 Port USB Hub, Numeric Key Pad & USB Memory Stick)  -  View data sheet

    9777 Bar Code Reader  -  View data sheet
    9778 Cal and ID Label Printer  -  View data sheet


    Job and Address Label Printer  -  View data sheet


    GPIB Cable

    9743 PCI - GPIB interface card


    GPIB -  USB Adaptor

    ESP1 EasyCal Support Package 1: 1 year email and telephone support. Minor upgrades.
    ESP2 EasyCal Support Package 2: 2 year email and telephone support. Minor upgrades.
    EOT1 EasyCal Online Training Session (Via Remote Desktop)
  • PDF Downloads
    File Name File Size Language

    5018 Data Sheet



    EasyCal Brochure

    4MB (Low resolution)


    EasyCal Brochure

    8MB (Higher resolution)


    Test Lead Sets Data Sheet



    9766 & 9767 Attenuators Data Sheet



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