Inspect the Package Contents

If the shipping container appears to be damaged, keep the container until you have inspected the contents of the shipment and have performed basic functional tests.

Please verify:

  • You have received 1 Zurich Instruments HDAWG Instrument

  • You have received 1 power cord with a power plug suited to your country

  • You have received 1 USB 3.0 cable and/or 1 LAN cable (category 5/6 required)

  • You have received 1 Zurich Instruments ZSync cable

  • You have received a printed version of the "Getting Started" section

  • The "Next Calibration" sticker on the rear panel of the Instrument indicates approximately 2 years ahead in time. Zurich Instruments recommends calibration intervals of 2 years

  • The MAC address of the instrument is displayed on a sticker on the back panel

Table 1. Package contents for the HDAWG Instrument
hdawg4 front panel


hdawg8 front panel
powercord de

the power cord (e.g. EU norm)

hd usbcable

the USB 3.0 cable

hd powerinlet

the power inlet, with power switch and fuse holder

hd lancable

the LAN / Ethernet cable (category 5/6 required)

hdawg zsync cable

the ZSync cable

calibration label

the "Next Calibration" sticker on the back panel of the instrument

hd device label

the MAC address sticker on the back panel of the instrument

The HDAWG Instrument is equipped with a multi-mains switched power supply, and therefore can be connected to most power systems in the world. The fuse holder is integrated with the power inlet, and can be extracted by grabbing the holder with two small screwdrivers at the top and at the bottom at the same time. A spare fuse is contained in the fuse holder. The fuse description is found in the specifications chapter.

Carefully inspect your instrument. If there is mechanical damage or the instrument does not pass the basic tests, then you should immediately notify the Zurich Instruments support team at