HIOKI IM3536 LCR Meter

Designed and Manufactured in Japan to ensure High Quality Measurements


Hioki LCR Meters and Impedance Analysers range from 1mHz to 3GHz devices to suit a wide range of applications in the testing of electronic components.

The IM3536 raises the industry standard for general-purpose LCR meters by offering a wide DC and 4 Hz to 8 MHz (*1) testing frequency while delivering 0.05% accuracy, ideal for evaluating the characteristics of next generation electronic components, including power supply inductors thanks to the instrument’s maximum measurement frequency of 8 MHz (*1).


*1:Can be customized up to 10 MHz (special order available)

Please enquire with your full requirements and we will tailor a suitable solution!


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Measuring the Capacitance of Electrolytic Capacitors with Hioki LCR Meters

The measurement conditions under which the capacitance of electrolytic capacitors is defined are set forth by an IEC standard. However, since the capacitance of electrolytic capacitors varies significantly with the measurement frequency, capacitance values are also checked at the frequencies that correspond to the circuit conditions under which the components will actually be used. The LCR Meter IM3536’s measurement frequency can be set over a broad range of values (DC and 4 Hz to 8 MHz), making the instrument ideal for evaluating components under the conditions of actual use.


Measuring the Capacitance of Ceramic Capacitors with Hioki LCR Meters

There are two types of laminated ceramic capacitor: the high-dielectric type, whose capacitance varies with the measurement voltage, and the temperature-corrected type, whose capacitance does not vary. The measurement conditions under which capacitance is defined are set forth by separate IEC standards for the two types of component. The LCR Meter IM3536’s measurement frequency and measurement voltage can be set over a broad range of values (DC and 4 Hz to 8 MHz, and 10 mV to 5 V, respectively), making the instrument ideal for measuring laminated ceramic capacitors under a variety of conditions.



Measuring the Inductance of Inductors or Coils with Hioki LCR Meters

The phenomenon of LC resonance based on the inductance of inductors (or coils) and the parasitic capacitance of coils is known as self-resonance, and the frequency at which self-resonance occurs is known as the self-resonant frequency. When evaluating a coil, measure L and Q at a frequency that is sufficiently lower than the self-resonant frequency. The LCR Meter IM3536’s measurement frequency can be set over a broad range of values (DC and 4 Hz to 8 MHz), making the instrument ideal for measuring and evaluating components while varying the frequency.


Measuring the Frequency Characteristics of Inductors on Hioki LCR Meters

The LCR Meter IM3536’s measurement frequency can be set over a broad range of values (DC and 4 Hz to 8 MHz), making it ideal for measuring and evaluating components while varying the frequency. You can install the included LCR sample application software (CD-R) on a computer and use it via the instrument’s interfaces (USB, GP-IB, or RS-232C) to vary the frequency at designated points and to save data obtained from automatic measurement as a Microsoft Excel or text file.


Probes and Test Fixtures (15)

When using the 9268-10 or 9269-10, external constant-voltage and constant-current sources are required.


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• Direct-connection testing
• Test SMDs with electrodes on the bottom
• DC to 8MHz
• Measurable sample sizes: 01005 to 0402 (EIA)


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• DC to 8MHz, 50Ω termination
• Tip electrode spacing: 0.3 to 6 mm
• Measurable sample size: 0603 (EIA)


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• For direct connection two-wire testing
• DC to 1 MHz
• Measurable sample size: 008004 (EIA)

PC Communication (2)

*This product is not supplied with measurement probes or test fixtures.

Please select and purchase the measurement probe or test fixture options appropriate for your application separately. All probes are constructed with a 1.5D-2V coaxial cable.For an RS-232C connection: A crossover cable for interconnection can be used. You can use the RS-232C CABLE 9637 without hardware flow control.

Basic Specifications

Accuracy guaranteed: 1 year, Accuracy guarantee period after adjustment made by Hioki: 1 year
Measurement modes LCR (Measurement with single condition), Continuous testing (Continuous measurement under saved conditions)
Measurement parameters Z, Y, θ, X, G, B, Q, Rdc (DC resistance), Rs (ESR), Rp, Ls, Lp, Cs, Cp, D (tanδ), σ, ε
Measurement range 100 mΩ to 100 MΩ, 10 ranges (All parameters are determined according to Z)
Display range Z: 0.00 m to 9.99999 GΩ, Y: 0.000 n to 9.99999 GS, θ: ± (0.000° to 180.000°), Q: ± (0.00 to 9999.99), Rdc: ± (0.00 m to 9.99999 GΩ),
D: ± (0.00000 to 9.99999), Δ%: ± (0.000 % to 999.999 %), or other
Basic accuracy Z ±0.05% rdg. θ: ±0.03° (representative value, Measurable range: 1 mΩ to 200 MΩ)
Measurement frequency 4 Hz to 8 MHz (5 digits setting resolution, minimum resolution 10 mHz)
Measurement signal level [Normal mode: V mode/CV mode]
4 Hz to 1.0000 MHz: 10 mV to 5 Vrms (maximum 50 mArms)
1.0001 MHz to 8 MHz: 10 mV to 1 Vrms (maximum 10mArms)
[Low impedance high accuracy mode: V mode/CV mode]
4 Hz to 1.0000 MHz: 10 mV to 1 Vrms (maximum 100 mArms)
[Normal mode: CC mode]
4 Hz to 1.0000 MHz: 10 μA to 50 mArms (maximum 5 Vrms)
1.0001 MHz to 8 MHz: 10 μA to 10 mArms (maximum 1 Vrms)
[Low impedance high accuracy mode: CC mode]
4 Hz to 1.0000 MHz: 10 μA to 100 mArms (maximum 1 Vrms)
[DC resistance measurement]
Measurement signal level: Fixed at 1 V
DC bias measurement Generating range: DC voltage 0 V to 2.50 V (10 mV resolution)
In low Z high accuracy mode: 0 V to 1 V (10 mV resolution)
Output impedance Normal mode: 100 Ω, Low impedance high accuracy mode: 10 Ω
Display 5.7-inch color TFT with touch panel
Functions Comparator, BIN measurement (10 categories for 2 measurement parameters), Trigger function, Open/short compensation, Contact check, Panel loading/saving, Memory function
Interfaces EXT. I/O( HANDLER) ,USB, USB flash drive, LAN, GP-IB, RS-232C, BCD
Power supply 100 to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, 50 VA max.
Dimensions and mass 330 mm (12.99 in) W × 119 mm (4.69 in) H × 230 mm (9.06 in) D, 4.2 kg (148.1 oz)
Accessories Power cord ×1, Instruction manual ×1, LCR application disc (Communications user manual) ×1

Pickup at a NWI Office Location

If you do not want to pay for delivery or need to receive the item ASAP, you can pick the item up at one of our five (5) Australian offices. Just bear in mind not all offices will have everything in stock. Please call our 1300 669 162 number to see if your item is in stock at your local office.  

Interstate Deliveries:

Delivery costs are based off your location in Australia. NWI Group uses TNT Australia for all domestic deliveries.  

Estimated Delivery Timeframe:

If you opted to collect at a NWI office location, you will receive an email to inform you when your goods are ready for collection. If you opted for delivery, you would receive an email when the goods have been despatched to the couriers with details so you can track your order. We aim to despatch all orders within 1-2 business days. In the unusual event of a delay to the despatch of your order you will be contacted at the earliest opportunity. Once the order has been despatched the estimated delivery time is as follows:
  • Metro (Exclude: Hobart Metro) 1 -2 business day:
  • Hobart Metro 3-4 business days
  • Regional Areas: 3-4 business days:
  • Remote Areas: 6-9 business days
Please note that these delivery timeframes are estimates and are not guaranteed.  

Returns Policy

Changed your mind? No worries. You just need to get the product back to the NWI office it was shipped from (this is on your receipt) within 30 days, unused and in its original packaging and we will give you a refund (excluding delivery costs – terms and conditions apply) Special order items are excluded from this returns policy.

General Data Sheets

IM3536 Datasheet

LCR Meter Series

LCR Meter Series

HIOKI SMD Test Fixture IM9110

Electronic Component Measurement Applications

Motor Measurement Applications



Why Choose NWI?

Since its inception in 1994, NWI Group has been committed to providing a service of quality in the sale, calibration and service of measuring equipment used in laboratories and manufacturing companies. Our strive for continuous improvement is part of our quality policy statement. A family-owned business, we have offices throughout Australia. Our product range covers fine precision measuring equipment to large industrial weighbridges, process instrumentation and automation software. Our calibration services for process and laboratories through our NATA accreditation guarantees our commitment to correct measurement and customer satisfaction.

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