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Date Posted by Category User IP

2013-05-11 (UTC)


Test Equipment

Simpson 260-2 multimeter

Simpson 260-2

The Simpson 260 is one of the high quality workhorses of the analog meter field. I have owned and used various versions of this meter during over 40 years of electronic and electrical testing, building, and repair. There are certain situations where a high impedance digital meter can lead the troubleshooter far astray. Like when looking for leakage or a short between conductors or to ground on long runs of wire. The wires can pick up induced AC voltages that can make the digital readout go crazy or give erroneous readings. The lower impedance inputs of many analog meters usually load the line enough to swamp out these induced voltages. Another place where the analog meter really shines is when setting points on older motorcycles and other engines. The analog meter gives an instantaneous reading of when the points open or close. Many digital meters have a bit of a delay, which can get the setting off by many degrees. This is not to say that the digital meters are no good. Itís just that the analog meter can outperform them during certain types of testing. A good technician should have both types of these meters in his or her inventory.
I have checked it out and it is functional. Every ham should have one of these in his or her shack.
Specs see:
This meter is part of a estate donation to our local radio club and all proceeds will go to the club. Asking $100.00

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