Class 1 Data-Logging SPL Meter with GPS and Certificate PCE-432

Order no.: PCE-432
ISO Calibration
£ 1,687.00
£ 2,024.40
price ex. (VAT / delivery)
Delivery time: 1-2 working days

PCE-432 Class 1 Data-Logging SPL Meter with GPS
Portable high-accuracy decibel level (SPL) meter with 1/1 octave band filter (optional 1/3 octave band filter upgrade) / Includes factory calibration certificate according to ISO 9001

PCE-432 is a class 1 data-logging sound pressure level (SPL) meter that meets IEC 60651:1979, IEC 60804:2000, IEC 61672-1:2013, ANSI S1.4-1983 and ANSI S1.43-1997 requirements. This portable high-accuracy sound level meter is equipped with GPS functionality, allowing measured values to be assigned to an exact geographic location.

The meter has a large easy-to-read illuminated LCD screen that displays the SPL numerically and graphically in real time. Thanks to octave band filtering, even the slightest difference in frequency is detected. The handheld meter also functions as a data logger, recording measurements at an adjustable interval from 1 s ... 24 h and storing the recorded measurement data to a micro SD card memory. The SD card can be removed from the meter and inserted into the SD card reader of a PC. Alternatively, the decibel meter can be connected directly to a PC via USB. The provided PC-compatible software allows for quick and easy data analysis.

This device measures from 22 ... 136 db(A) at a frequency of 3 Hz ... 20 kHz. The meter features A, B, C and Z frequency weightings as well as fast, slow and impulse time weightings. The PCE-432 decibel meter is commonly used by professionals to ensure compliance with environmental noise regulations and workplace noise permissible exposure limits. It is also ideal for airport and air force base noise monitoring programs.

- Accuracy class 1
- Integrated GPS functionality
- A, B, C and Z frequency weightings
- Fast, slow and impulse time weightings
- 1/1 octave band filter (optional 1/3 octave band filter upgrade - see accessories tab)
- Adjustable data-recording interval from 1 s ... 24 h
- Real-time numerical and graphical LCD display
- Adjustable alarm
- Includes factory calibration certificate according to ISO 9001

Measuring range

22 ... 136 db(A)


Class 1

Frequency range

3 Hz ... 20 kHz


GB/T 3785.1-2010
GB/T 3785.2-2010
IEC 60651:1979
IEC 60804:2000
IEC 61672-1:2013
ANSI S1.4-1983
ANSI S1.43-1997

Frequency analysis

1/1 Octave band filter: 8 Hz ... 16 kHz
1/3 Octave band filter: 6.3 Hz ... 20 kHz


Microphone Class: 1
Sensitivity: 40 mV/PA
Frequency range: 3 Hz ... 20 kHz
Connection: TNC
Power supply: ICCP Standard

Data-logging interval

1 s ... 24 h (adjustable)

Measuring functions


X = Frequency weighting: A, B, C, Z
Y = Time weighting: F, S, I
N = Statistics in %: 1 ... 99 %

Frequency weightings

A, B, C, Z

Time weightings

Fast (F) 125ms, Slow (S) 1 sec, Impulse (I) 35 ms

Inherent noise

Microphone: 19 db(A), 25 db(C), 31 db(Z)
Electronics: 13 db(A), 17 db(C), 24 db(Z)

AD converter

24 Bit

Sample rate

Standard: 48 kHz
LN Mode: 20 ms

Measuring display

Bar graph


160 x 160 pixel LCD with backlight


4 GB Micro SD card


USB (Memory readable via software or directly as mass storage)

Voltage output

DC 10 mV/db



GPS Yes, GPS receiver for location determination

Power supply

4 x 1.5 V AA Batteries
12 V / 1 A Power plug
5 V / 1 A USB

Battery life

Min. 10 h continuous use


70 x 300 x 36 mm / 2.76 x 11.81 x 1.42" (W x H x D)


Approx. 620 g / 1.4 lbs incl. batteries

1 x PCE-432 class 1 data-logging SPL meter with GPS
1 x microphone
1 x wind noise suppressor (foam ball)
1 x USB cable
1 x PC software
1 x power supply
1 x factory calibration certificate according to ISO 9001
1 x user manual
1 x carrying case

Note: This meter comes standard with a 1/1 octave band filter. An optional 1/3 octave band filter upgrade is available for an additional fee - see accessories tab for details.