Model 8000B 10 Volt Binary Voltage Divider

  • Built in 20 channel scanner
  • Interfaces to 4200 Series of Scanners for additional channels
  • Bi-Polar Voltage Measurements
  • Best Accuracy  < 0.05 x 10-6
  • Linearity   < 0.02 x 10-6 
  • Standard Cell Protection
  • Voltage maintenance programs
  • Range too 10 volts
  • Calibration of fluke 5700A/5720A
  • Linearity calibration of DMM’s
  • Bipolar voltage measurements
  • Windows system operating software
Features & Benefits

The Model 8000B is a highly versatile, accurate, self-balancing instrument that meets laboratory requirements for scaling between 10-volt references or any voltage between 1 mV to 10 volts. Automatic self-calibration ensures ratios to nine significant digits with linearity deviations of less than 0.02 ppm. The Model 8000B has a 20 channel “built-in” scanner addressed individually via the windows operating software for performing automatic measurements. Both hardware and software standard cell protection circuits are built in.

In order to address the increasing demand for automated calibration of DCV ranges of most precise Multifunction calibrators, as well as the linearity verification of the long scale DVM’s, the option of fully automated bipolar measurement has been developed. This allows user to do measurement of +/- 10V range with 8000A and extend it to +/- 1200V when the 8001B extender is used.

Fully documented calibration of bipolar voltages at the output of the calibrator is traceable to laboratory’s 10V reference standard. Determining the 8000B correction factors and Standardizing the source at both polarities gives additional confidence on calibration results.

The Model 8000B’s range can be extended to 1200 volts with Measurements International’s precision divider extender (Model 8001B). Latest development HW and SW features of 8000B allows fully automated bipolar measurements without manual intervention. This, in combination with model 8001B extender, brings full automation of DCV ranges calibration and linearity verification of multifunction calibrators and long scale DVM’s at range up to +/- 1200V


The principle of the 8000B Automatic Potentiometer is based on the Binary Voltage Divider (BVD). The BVD requires two voltage references and a DMM detector. The first reference or source is a low drift, stable, noise free 10-Volt Source which is connected to the rear on the 8000B-source input. The most important thing about the source is its stability. The reference to the BVD is supplied from a calibrated stable voltage reference, MI Model 1000A or Fluke Model 732A or B. The source and 8000B are standardized against the calibrated reference for making absolute voltage measurements.


The DMM detector with an input impedance of 10G or higher is then used to measure the difference between the output of the BVD and the voltage under test. An isolated guard circuit is provided to guard the BVD and the DMM detector when performing measurements. The guard voltage can also be used to drive the guards of the cell enclosures under test to reduce leakage problems.


Please see data sheet for specifications