Why is calibration of the 1510A necessary?
Even though today’s digital instruments are inherently more stable than their analog predecessors, their tolerances are much narrower than in the past. MTI’s 1510A’s accuracy is 0.05% which is one of the best in the industry. Reality however is that the accuracy of all electrical measuring devices degrades over time. This is typically caused by normal wear and tear. It can also be caused by electric or mechanical shock or even a hazardous environment (for example: high vibration or high moisture environments). The calibration process confirms adherence to the published specifications.
In other words: Calibrating your 1510A assures you that your measurements are accurate within the specification limits. Therefore, routine calibrations are your prescription for the continued health and optimal performance of your 1510A.