AEMC 6470-B Digital 4-Point Ground Resistance Tester


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AEMC 6470-B Ground Resistance Tester

Model: 6470-B

2- and 4-Wire Bond Resistance/Continuity Measurement (DC Resistance) with automatic polarity reversal. 3-Pole (3-Point) Fall-of-Potential measurement with manual or automatic frequency selection.

Sale Price $2232.50 USD
Regular Price $2350.00
Rent for$350/Month
Availability 1 Week
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The AEMC 6470-B is rugged, easy-to-use and ideal for maintenance crews and contractors performing numerous tests. It exceeds mechanical and safety specifications for shock, vibration and drop tests called out in IEC standards. The adjustable test frequency and filtering provide for rejection of high levels of interference, allowing it to be used under difficult conditions such as the presence of high stray currents that normally affect accuracy, and measured auxiliary rod resistance enables the user to optimize measurements in difficult soil environments.

The AEMC Digital Ground Resistance Tester performs grounding resistance, soil resistivity, bonding tests (2- and 4-wire Resistance) and earth coupling measurements. This direct reading tester measures from 0.01 to 99.99kΩ, and is auto-ranging, automatically seeking out the optimum measurement range test current and test frequency.  Simply connect the leads, select the test mode, Press-to-Measure and read the results.  Up to 512 test results can be stored in internal memory for later recall to the display or download to a PC for analysis and hard copy reports.

The large LCD is easy-to-read and indicates grounding electrode resistance, test voltage, current and frequency. It also measures individual test electrode resistance, battery status and more depending on the measurement.

The AEMC 6470-B is Cat IV rated to 50V and is over voltage protected to greater than  250V against accidental connection to live circuits. Live voltage, if present, is also displayed on screen. In the event of a system fault, it can withstand 250V between any two terminals. Also included, are manual and automatic test frequency selection from 40 to 513Hz; user selectable Soil Resistivity test method (Wenner or Schlumberger); user selectable 2-Wire or 4-Wire Bond Resistance test and a Earth coupling test feature.

Additional features of the AEMC 6470-B Digital Ground Resistance Tester include: a heavy-duty field case sealed against dust and water when closed (the test button is also sealed against the elements); NiMH rechargeable batteries. An external charger powered from 120V/230V 50/60Hz is included. Also can be powered and charged from a 12V vehicle battery. Testing while recharging is allowed.


  • 3-Point measurements of resistance to ground of ground rods and grids. 3-Point measurements are generally used when the electrode or grid can be easily disconnected.
  • 4-Point tests or soil resistivity measurements. Locating areas of lowest soil resistivity is essential for achieving an economical grounding installation.
  • Touch and step potential testing measurements. These tests are recommended when the ground cannot be disconnected, where ground faults are highly likely to occur, or when the "footprint" of grounded equipment (the outline of the part of equipment in contact with the earth) is comparable to the size of the ground to be tested.
  • 2- or 4-Wire tests for continuity tests on bonding or on grounding systems. This test is a DC resistive test using 250mA or more and is used to check bonding of all connection points on the ground system.
  • Earth coupling measurement and display. Used to estimate the influence of two earth resistance systems that are not connected to each other.

Purchase the AEMC 6470-B as a standalone unit or with the available kits below:

AEMC 6470-B Kit -150ft - Digital Ground Resistance Tester Kit - 150ft
AEMC 6470-B Kit -300ft - Digital Ground Resistance Tester Kit - 300ft
AEMC 6470-B Kit -500ft - Digital Ground Resistance Tester Kit - 500ft


3-Point Measurement
Range (Auto-Ranging) 0.01Ω to 99.99kΩ
Resolution 0.01Ω to 100Ω
Test Voltage Nominal 16 or 32VRMS user selectable
Measurement Frequency 41 to 513Hz user selectable or automatic selection
Test Current Up to 250mA
Accuracy ±2% of Reading + 1ct
Earth Coupling Measurement Yes
Soil Resistivity 4-Point Measurement
Test Method Wenner or Schlumberger selectable with automatic calculation of test results in Ω-meters, Ω-cm or Ω-feet
Range (Auto-Ranging) 0.01 to 99.99kΩ
Resolution 0.01 to 100Ω
Test Voltage 16 or 32V user selectable
Frequency From 41 to 128Hz selectable
External Voltage Measurement
Range (Auto-Ranging) 0.1 to 65.0V — DC to 450Hz
Accuracy 2% of Reading + 3cts
Resistance Measurement (Bond Testing)
Measurement Type 2-Point (with lead resistance compensation) or 4-Point (Kelvin sensing) user selectable
Range (Auto-Ranging) 2-Point 0.01Ω to 99.9kΩ; 4-Point 0.001Ω to 99.99kΩ
Accuracy ±2% of Reading + 2cts
Test Voltage 16Vdc (+, — or auto polarity)
Test Current Up to 250mA max
Data Storage
Memory Capacity 512 test results
Communication Optically isolated USB
Automatic Report Generation Yes — tabular listings and Fall-of-Potential plots
Power Source 9.6V rechargeable battery pack
Recharging Source 110/220 50/60Hz external charger with 18Vdc, 1.9A output or 12 Vdc vehicle power
Test Lead Connection 4mm recessed banana jacks
Mechanical Shock Per EN 61557
Vibration Test Per EN 61557
Drop Test Per EN 61557
Dielectric Test 3kV 50/60Hz
Dimensions 10.7 x 9.76 x 5.12" (272 x 248 x 130mm)
Weight 7.5 lbs (3.5kg)
Case Polypropylene
Index of Protection IP53 with cover closed
Display Type Custom 256 segment multi-line LCD
Backlight Blue electroluminescent
Software DataView graphing, analysis and reporting software
Operating Temperature 14° to 122 °F (-10° to 55°C)
Storage Temperature -40° to 158°F (-40° to 70°C)
Safety Rating EN 61010-1 50V Cat IV, Pollution Degree 2
Double Insulation Yes
CE Mark Yes
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