From satellite dish alignment, to UHF off-air antenna pointing, to cable TV MER measurements, the XR-3 is the meter for you! The XR-3 is the most capable meter offered by Applied Instruments. It’s more durable than the popular Super Buddy meter, and has added features and performance. It's modular design with field swappable modules provides wide versatility to fit different measurement applications, including DBS satellite, VSAT satellite, VHF/UHF off-air, and CATV (QAM and analog).
The XR-3 is economically efficient because it allows you to choose only the test modules that your application requires. In the future as your testing needs change, you’ll need only a new module, not an entire instrument. It's great for installing and troubleshooting DISH SmartBox, Holland Electronics, and other SMATV headend systems often used in hotels, multi-dwelling units, and institutional facilities.
Once you've decided to make the best purchase of your career, you'll need the right "slide and click" module to fit with your application needs, check them out here:
DBS satellite, VSAT satellite, and Cable TV / Off-Air Broadcast. Other modules will follow!
Which XR-3 Module Is Right For You? and Benefits Sheet
Durable case with rubber shock guards
Color graphic LCD screen, sunlight readable display
Glow-in-the-dark numeric keypad with arrow key controls
Rechargeable / Easily Replaceable Li-Ion battery
USB computer interface for firmware updates
Operates while charging via AC
Quick charge battery with universal AC or vehicle 12 VDC
Modular design for longer life and more flexibility
Accepts various easily-swappable modules (sold separately)
Battery: Rechargeable Li-Ion, 4400mAh 12.6V Max
Run Time/Charge: 4 hours for a single LNA (depends on LNA current draw)
Universal AC Charger: 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz fast charge and then trickle
Vehicle Charger: 12VDC
Computer Interface: USB (Ethernet optional)
Dimensions: 9”W x7”H x 2.5”D
Weight: 3.2 lbs
Operating Temperature Range: -20F to 120F (-29C to 49C)
Battery Charge Temperature Range..41F to 100°F (5C to 38C)
Warranty: 12 month limited
Specifications subject to change without notice.
XR-3 Modular Test Instrument Base
Cordura protective flap
Universal AC switching power supply with line cord (100 VAC to 240 VAC Transformer)
Automobile cigarette-lighter adapter battery charge cord (12V DC)
PC data transfer cable (USB)
Quick start guide