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Keithley 6482

Dual-Channel Picoammeter/Voltage Source with GPIB and RS-232 Interfaces

Brand: Keithley
Model No: 6482
Our Model No: 6482
Condition: NEW
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Product Features:

  • Dual-channel, 6 1/2-digit measurement capability
  • Dual +/-30V bias sources
  • Measure currents up to 20mA
  • Measure currents with 1fA resolution
  • 0-10V analog output for high resolution measurement feedback
  • Supports assembly process, final testing, parts binning, and specification
  • 3000-point buffer memory on each channel allows data transfer after test completion
  • Trigger Link for binning and sweep test operations
  • IEEE-488 and RS-232 interfaces


  • Manufacturing component test
  • Dual diode testing
  • Semiconductor component testing
  • Multi-pin component testing
  • Ion beam monitoring
  • Electron microscopy

The Keithley 6482 Dual-Channel Picoammeter/Voltage Source provides two independent picoammeter/voltage source channels for a wide range of low-level measurement applications that require dual-channel measurements.

With its dual channel measurement capabilities, the 6482 is a great measurement tool for analyzing multi-channel devices, monitoring currents in multiple locations on materials, and recording data from multiple sensors at once. The dual channels facilitate easier control and data aggregation. The greater channel density increases the number of instruments (and channels) that can fit in confined spaces.

Programmable Limits and Filters

As with most Keithley instruments, the 6482's current and voltage limits can be programmed to ensure device protection during critical points, such as start of test. These instruments also provide average and median filters, which can be applied to the data stored in the buffer memory.

Ratio and Delta Measurements

The 6482 can provide ratio or delta measurements between the two completely isolated channels. These functions can be accessed via either the front panel or the GPIB interface. For test setups with multiple detectors, this capability enables targeted control capabilities.

Scaled Voltage Analog Output

The 6482 can transmit measurement results to devices such as DMMs, data acquisition boards, oscilloscopes, or strip chart recorders.

220V Overload Protection

With this high overload protection and a robust design, the 6482 can withstand abusive overflows.

One-Touch Front Panel Design

Functions can be configured easily with the push of a button - without complicated function menus.

Built-In Trigger Link Interface

The Trigger Link interface simplifies synchronizing the 6482 with other instruments and voltage sources and combines six independent selectable trigger lines on a single connector for simple, direct control over all instruments in a system.

RS-232 and IEEE-488 Interfaces

These interfaces make it easy to integrate the 6482 into automated test and measurement systems.

Display On/Off Switch

For research on light-sensitive components, such as measuring the dark currents of photodiodes, the front panel display can be switched off to avoid introducing light that could significantly reduce the accuracy of the results.

REL and LOG Functions

The 6482 can make relative readings with respect to a baseline value or display the logarithm of the absolute value of the measured current.

Rear Panel Triax Inputs

Triax inputs ensure premium noise protection. Triax-to-BNC adapters, which are included, allow inexpensive, easy-to-use BNC cables to be employed in situations where noise is less of a concern.

  • 1 - Dual-Channel 5 1/2-Digit Picoammeter w/Line Cord
  • 2 - Adapters (7078-TRX-BNC)
  • 1 - Certificate of Calibration
  • 1 - Documentation CD
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4802-10 Keithley 4802-10 3m BNC-Male-to-Unterminated Low Noise Cable for Models 6482, 6485, and 7158 Add to Cart


4803 Keithley 4803 15.2m BNC-Male-to-BNC-Female Low Noise Cable Kit for Models 6482, 6485, and 7158 Add to Cart


7754-3 Keithley 7754-3 .9m BNC-Male-to-Alligator-Clips Cable Add to Cart


8501-2 Keithley 8501-2 2m Micro-DIN-Male-to-Micro-DIN-Male Trigger Link Cable Add to Cart


8503. Keithley 8503. 1m DIN Male-to-BNC Male Trigger Link Cable Add to Cart


237-TRX-BAR Keithley 237-TRX-BAR 3-Lug Triax Female-to-Female Barrel Adapter Add to Cart


7078-TRX-BNC Keithley 7078-TRX-BNC 3-Lug Triax-to-BNC Adapter Add to Cart


CS-565 Tek Video CS-565 Connector Add to Cart


4288-1 Keithley 4288-1 Single Fixed Rack Mount Kit Add to Cart


4288-2 Keithley 4288-2 Dual Fixed Rack Mount Kit for Models 2000, 2700, and 6487 Add to Cart
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KPCI-488LPA Keithley KPCI-488LPA IEEE-488.2 Interface Module for PCI Buses Add to Cart


KUSB-488B Keithley KUSB-488B IEEE-488.2 USB-to-GPIB Interface Adapter for USB Ports Add to Cart


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C/6482-3Y-17025 Keithley C/6482-3Y-17025 3-Year ISO 17025 Calibration Contract for Model 6482 Add to Cart


C/6482-3Y-DATA Keithley C/6482-3Y-DATA 3-Year Calibration Contract with Data Plan for Model 6482 Add to Cart


C/6482-3Y-STD Keithley C/6482-3Y-STD 3-Year STD Calibration Contract for Model 6482 Add to Cart


C/6482-5Y-17025 Keithley C/6482-5Y-17025 5-Year ISO 17025 Calibration Contract for Model 6482 Add to Cart


C/6482-5Y-DATA Keithley C/6482-5Y-DATA 5-Year Calibration Contract with Data Plan for Model 6482 Add to Cart


C/6482-5Y-STD Keithley C/6482-5Y-STD 5-Year STD Calibration Contract for Model 6482 Add to Cart


Gold Plans
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6482-3Y-EW Keithley 6482-3Y-EW 3-Year Factory Warranty Extension for Model 6482 Add to Cart


6482-5Y-EW Keithley 6482-5Y-EW 5-Year Factory Warranty Extension for Model 6482 Add to Cart


6482-EW Keithley 6482-EW 1-Year Factory Warranty for Model 6482 Add to Cart


Model Description Price
6482-US Keithley 6482-US *US Gov Edition* Dual-Channel Picoammeter/Voltage Source with GPIB & RS-232
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GSA Contract GS-07F-0375T
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