Reed Instruments R8080 Sound Level Meter
The Reed Instruments R8080 is a handheld, portable professional class 2 sound level meter with built in data-logging functionality. The Reed Instruments R8080 sound level meter has the ability to record up to 64,000 datapoints and keep track of registered readings with an internal time and date stamp. In addition, the sound meter has the option to track live measurements via the included PC interface software. The recorded decibel readings help users determine if and what protective measures need to be taken to ensure overall health, safety and productivity in industrial, commercial, occupational, educational and residential environments. The Reed R8080 can also be used to evaluate acoustics levels for environmental impact studies. The sound level meter features high accuracy of ±1.4dB, triple range measurements, a backlit digital analog bar graph, and the ability to keep track of Min/Max readings.
- High accuracy of ±1.4 dB meets Type 2 standards
- Triple range measurement (60dB dynamic range)
- A & C frequency weighting
- Fast & Slow time weighting
- Record up to 64,000 datapoints and keep track with internal time and date stamp
- User selectable sampling rate from 1 to 60 seconds
- Easy-to-read backlit LCD display
- Digital analog bargraph
- Min/Max hold and auto shut off
- Tripod mount for long-term monitoring
- Low battery indicator
The six buttons on the front allow you to control the important aspects of the meter’s functionality. You have the power button and next to it the A/C button which allows you to choose frequency weighting. This adjusts whether it’s focusing primarily on high frequencies or low frequencies, an important feature for omitting resonance. The LEVEL button is used to select which of the three measuring ranges: low: 30 to 90 dB; Med: 50 to 110 dB; or High: 70 to 130 dB is best for your application. The meter will visually display an over and under alarm so you know if you are above or below the desired dB range you selected.
The Min/Max button is used to display the Maximum and Minimum sound levels recorded during the measurement process and the FAST/SLOW button (time weighting button) is used to select the desired response time. If the sound source consists of short bursts, set the response to Fast and to measure average sound level, select Slow. The last button is the REC button which will allow the user to begin and stop the data-logging.
In addition, by pressing the Power button and the A/C button you will be able to set the time and date on the meter as well as the data-logging recording intervals.
The Reed Instruments R8080 has a large backlit LCD display with high contrast, and easy to read text and the display provides both a bar-graph reading, as well as a numerical value showing the current sound level in decibels.
The Reed R8080 sound level meter is equipped with an AC/DC output jack to connect and integrate with external systems. The AC output can be used with frequency analyzers or oscilloscopes to identify the frequency level during a measurement. Additionally, the sound meter has a tripod mount built right in so you can take accurate, verifiable measurements from a specific location.
The Reed Instruments sound meter is ruggedly built and internally reinforced to prevent damage caused by drops or bumps. The R8080 sound level meter is programmed to turn itself off after 30 minutes of inactivity and includes a low battery indicator on the screen.
In order to calibrate the Reed R8080 an external calibrator that can provide a 94.0dB signal is required. If the meter has been exposed to extreme conditions or has not been used in a long period of time, the meter should be calibrated.
What’s in the Box?
- R8080 Sound Level Meter / Datalogger
- Windshield Ball
- USB Cable
- PC Software
- Hard Carrying Case
- One year warranty
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