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Where can I find manuals for discontinued and obsolete Hewlett-Packard, Agilent and Keysight test equipment?
Most Keysight products have PDF manuals that can be found on product pages. Other vendors also supply old manuals.

FAQ 2014-08-01

Why is my power meter/power sensor do not come with hardcopy manual?
Keysight power meter and power sensor product will no longer offer hardcopy manuals as a standard shipped item.

FAQ 2014-04-17

Why are the 435/6/7/8A/B Power Meter, 53147/8/9A Microwave Counter/Power Meter/DVM, 70100A MMS Power Meter …
The 435/6/7/8A/B, 53147/8/9A, 70100A, E1416A and E7495A/B are incompatible with the N8480 Power Sensors because….

FAQ 2013-11-17

What is the difference between the STD and CFT options for the N848xA Power Sensors?
The N848xA option CFT behaves like legacy the 848xA power sensors. The option STD behaves like the Keysight E-series average power sensors….

FAQ 2011-11-10

Can 8990B support HP84815A, HP84814A, HP84813A and HP84812A peak power sensor?
No, 8990B can only support the power sensors as per 8990B datasheet.

FAQ 2011-09-12

Can we use the wideband power sensors,N1923A/24A on P Series Power Meter?
The N1923/24A sensors can be used on the P-series meter however there will be some compromise on the rise/fall time measurement capability.

FAQ 2011-09-12

How do I convert a percentage(linear) to a dB(logarithmic) value as most of the accuracy values stated in power meter data sheet are in percentage?
1% is equal to 0.0432dB

FAQ 2011-09-12

Can the sensor cable of N1921A/N1922A be extended?
No,the sensor cable is attached permanently on the power sensor and can not be extended

FAQ 2011-09-12

How do I convert dBm to dBmV since power meter display unit is in dBm?
dBmV = dBm + 47, if the load impedance is 50 Ohm

FAQ 2011-09-12

If I turn OFF the power meter, then turn in ON will the previous zero/cal information still be good?
Some power meters will retain their zero/cal information, some will not….

FAQ 2010-12-20

Are the N8480 series option CFT Power Sensors drop-in replacements for legacy 8480 series Power Sensors?
No, the N848xA option CFT power sensors are not drop-in replacements for the legacy 848xA power sensors with the 43x power meters….

FAQ 2010-10-19

What is the difference between video output & recorder output feature in N1911A/N1912A?
The video output port produces identical DC voltage waveform representing the RF signal ...

FAQ 2010-10-07

Can I use N432A thermistor power meter with S486A/G486A/J486A/H486A/X486A/M486A/P486A/K486A/R486A?
Can,but the compatibility of the N432A with those legacy sensors are not warranted.

FAQ 2010-09-22

Can the sensor cable of N1921A/N1922A wideband power sensor be extended?
The sensor cable of N1921A/N1922A cannot be extend.

FAQ 2010-09-21

When a B-model or H-model of the E-Series Power Sensors (with a 30 dB attenuator attached) is connected to a EPM Series, EPM-P Series or …
When a B- or H-model of the E-Series Power Sensors is connected to a EPM, EPM-P or P-Series Power Meter, the power level is 0 dBm because…..

FAQ 2010-08-09

What is the correct linearity setting for V8486A & W8486A sensor?
The automatic selection must be overridden: select the D type linearity for this sensor.

FAQ 2010-05-10

What is the maximum length power sensor cable that can be used on an N8480 series power sensor?
The maximum length of a power sensor cable that can be used on the N8480 series power sensors is 60 m (11730F).

FAQ 2010-02-01

Will Keysight be discontinuing this RF power sensor and be replacing it with a N848x series power sensor?
No

FAQ 2010-02-01

Is the N8262A power meter compatible with the N8480A Series Power Sensors?
No, the N8262A power meter with the firmware revision A2.02.00 or earlier is not compatible with the N8480A Series Power Sensors.

FAQ 2009-12-15

How can I protect a Power Sensors from damage?
To prevent Power Sensors (eg. E4412A, E4413A, N8481A, N8482A, N8485A, U2000B, U2000H, U2001B, U2001H, U2002H etc.) from damage, refer to….

FAQ 2009-12-15

How does the measurement accuracy of the N8480 series Power Sensors compare to that of the legacy 8480 series sensors?
The N848xA Power Sensors are as accurate if not more accurate than the legacy 848xA sensors they replace….

FAQ 2009-12-15

How can I make my E4418/9A Power Meter compatible with the E930xA/B/H Power Sensor?
To make the E4418A or E4419A Power Meter compatible with the E930xA, E930xB or E930xH Power Sensors, you must upgrade the firmware and DSP….

FAQ 2009-12-15

Can I use a different attenuator for my high power sensor rather than the attenuator that shipped with the RF power sensor?
No, you must use the attenuator that shipped with the power sensor.

FAQ 2009-12-14

Why can I not buy the RF front end attenuator separately from the sensor when servicing my high power sensor?
The attenuator and sensor are calibrated as a single unit to ensure measurement accuracy.

FAQ 2009-11-08

How can I use a computer to monitor when the power meter is done with a Secure Erase?
The “*OPC?” command can be used with a long IO timeout.

FAQ 2009-10-20

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