The Model 80K-40 is a high voltage accessory probe designed to extend the voltage measuring capability of an ac/dc voltmeter up to 40,000 volts Overvoltage Category I. This means the probe can only be used to make measurements on energy limited circuits within equipment. Examples include high voltage within televisions or photo copy machines.
DO NOT use this probe to measure high voltages on power distribution systems. The probe is a precision 1000:1 voltage divider formed by two matched resistors. The unusually high input impedance offered by these resistors minimizes circuit loading and thereby, optimizes measurement accuracy. A special plastic body houses the divider and provides the user with isolation and protection from the voltage being measured.