August 25, 2012 AT 8:19 am

uCurrent versus Agilent 34410A

I was messing around with a personal project today (that’s what weekends are for, after all!), and was trying to get the current consumption on a small wireless board as low as possible in power-down mode (to keep the thing running for years of a single battery).  I trust my Agilent 34410A, but measuring very low current can be a challenge, and I thought it was a good excuse to try out the uCurrent I picked up a while back from the shop here.  $1400 DMM versus $60 red box, and the results were bang on.  If you just need to accurately measure current, the uCurrent will definately leave a much smaller hole in your wallet without compromising on accuracy or reliabilty!

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