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Compare Magnetometers, DC Gauss / Tesla Meters

Model:          

 

Bell-5170

Bell-5180

 

6010 (n.a.)

Bell-8010

Bell-8030

Frequencies (with standard probe)

 

DC-20 kHz

DC-25 kHz

 

DC-20 kHz

DC-50 kHz

DC-50 kHz

Probe included?

 

Yes

Yes

 

No

No

No

Triple-Axis or Single-Axis?

 

Single-axis

Single-axis

 

Single-axis

Single-axis

Triple-axis

Sensor type

 

Hall-effect

Hall-effect

 

Hall-effect

Hall-effect

Hall-effect

Field Units Displayed

 

G, uT, or kA/m

G, uT,  or kA/m

 

G, uT, or kA/m

G, uT, or  kA/m

G, uT, or kA/m

Meter Size

 

Handheld

Handheld

 

Portable Benchtop

Portable Benchtop

Portable Benchtop

Communications

Ports

 

None

USB

 

RS-232

USB, Ethernet, IEEE, RS232

USB, Ethernet, IEEE, RS232

LCD Display

 

3½ digit

3½ digit

 

3½ digit

5 ¾ digit

5 ¾ digit

Rentals?

 

n.a.

Yes

 

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standard Probe:

 

Included

Included

 

Sold separately

Sold separately

Sold separately

    Max field

 

20 kG

(2 T)

30 kG

(3 T)

 

30 kG

(3 T)

30 kG

(3 T)

30 kG

(3 T)

    Resolution [a]

        (1x)

 

0.1 G

(10 uT)

0.1 G

(10 uT)

 

0.1 G

(10 uT) 

0.1 mG

(0.01 uT)

0.1 mG

(0.01 uT)

    Accuracy [b]

        (1x)

 

±0.4 G

(±40 uT)

±0.4 G

(±40 uT)

 

±0.3 G

(±30 uT)

±3 mG

(±0.3 uT)

±3 mG

(±0.3 uT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Low field Probe:

 

Sold separately

Sold separately

 

Sold separately

Sold separately

Sold separately

    Max field

 

1 G (100uT)

1 G (100uT)

 

2 G (200uT)

2 G (200uT)

2 G (200uT)

    Resolution [a]

        (0.01x)

 

1 mG

(0.1 uT)

1 mG

    (0.1 uT)

 

1 mG

(0.1 uT)

1 µG

(0.1 nT)

1 µG

(0.1 nT)

    Accuracy [b]

        (0.01x)

 

±4 mG

(±0.4 uT)

±4 mG

(±0.4 uT)

 

±3 mG

(±0.3 uT)

±0.03 mG

(±0.003 uT)

±0.03 mG

(±0.003 uT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

High field Probe:

 

n.a.

n.a.

 

Sold separately

Sold separately

Sold separately

    Max field

 

 

 

 

300 kG  (30T)

300 kG (30T)

300 kG (30T)

    Resolution [a]

        (10x)

 

 

 

 

1 G

(100 uT)

1 mG

(0.1 uT)

1 mG

(0.1 uT)

    Accuracy [b]

        (10x)

 

 

 

 

±3 G

(±300 uT)

±30 mG

(±3 uT)

±30 mG

(±3 uT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:   n.a. means “not available”. 

[a]  Resolution is least significant digit (lsd).  1x, 0.01x, or 10x refers to the resolution compared to standard probe.

[b] Accuracy shown is for measuring a weak DC (static) field. The ±error shown would be larger when measuring a strong field. AC field error may be larger than the DC error shown. For complete specifications see manual. 

 

Conversion from A/m into Tesla or Gauss for measurements in air or free space:

         1 kA/m  = 1.26 mT  = 12.6 G
         1   A/m  = 1.26 uT   = 12.6 mG

For gaussmeters to measure AC magnetic fields only:  see AC Gaussmeter  tab at top of page.