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General Purpose Analog Multimeter (VOM) - w/Overload Protection By Simpson (260-8P) MCM Part #72-6532

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Industrial Analog Multimeter
Considered the gold standard for analog test instrumentation, the Simpson 260 series is perfect for monitoring fluctuating trends and rates. Portable yet with benchtop accuracy, this unit is ideal for use anywhere -- workshop, lab or in the field. This (P) version provides resettable overload protection circuit and audible continuity checking. This unit includes batteries, manual and full-size test leads with threaded probe tips and screw-on alligator clips.

Specifications Top

  • Rugged phenolic case with reinforced walls for maximum durability
  • Easy to operate -- two knobs control the selection of functions and ranges
  • More than 20 measurement ranges for DC voltage and current, AC voltage and current, resistance
  • Resettable overload protection circuit
  • Audible continuity checking
  • Large, tri-colored dial with mirrored scale to prevent parallax error
  • Reverse recessed safety jacks prevent operator and tool contact with electrical connections
  • Self-shielding taut-band meter movement provides added shock resistance

  • Specifications
      DC voltage:
    • Ranges: 250mV, 1V, 2.5V, 10V, 25V, 50V, 250V, 500V, 1000V (20Kohm per volt)
    • Accuracy: ±2% of full scale
      AC voltage:
    • Ranges: 2.5V, 10V, 25V, 50V, 250V, 500V, 1000V (5Kohm per volt)
    • Accuracy: 3% of full scale
    • Ranges: 0~2Kohm, 200Kohm, 20Mohm
    • Accuracy: 2.5° of arc on 2Kohm and 2° of arc on greater than 2Kohm
      DC current:
    • Ranges: 50µA, 1mA, 10mA, 100mA, 500mA, 10A
    • Accuracy:
    • +1.5% of full scale on 50µA and 2% on greater than 50µA
    • Ranges: -20~+10, -8~+ 22, 0~30, 6~36, 20~50dB
    • Power requirements: One "AA" and one 9V
    • Dimensions: 5.5" (W) x 7" (H) x 363/64" (D)
    • Comes complete with test leads, alligator clips, batteries and instruction manual
    • One year manufacturer warranty
    Part Numbers
    MCM Part #:72-6532
    Simpson Part #:260-8P
    Package Specifications & Dimensions
    Weight:4 lbs.
    Warranty:365 days
    Need to Return?
    Length:10.5 in.
    Width:7.25 in.
    Height:4.75 in.
    Shipping Information
    Extra Shipping Charge:No
    Drop Ship:No

Product Reviews Top

  • by whiskeycat

    on 4/24/2012

    Good Meter

    Overall: 5 out of 5

    Good meter that us old timers liked to use when repairing old tv's and radios. Nowdays we seldom need a meter like this and most of us use digital meters that have more functions

  • by alval43209

    on 1/25/2012

    260-8P General Purpose Multimeter, MCM Part #: 72-6532

    Overall: 3 out of 5

    I have a Simpson 260 multimeter (VOM) that looks very much like the 260-8P and has similar ranges. I have had my 260 for 40 years and used one like it when I was in the US Navy in the late 1960's. The meter is very durable and works very well for what it was designed to do. But in today's modern era of solid state electronics, 20kohms per volt DC and 5kohms per volt AC is antiquated. Modern meters designed for solid state have an input impedance in the megohms. This meter like cheap VOMs is good for basic electrical measurements but not solid state. It is a wonderful meter and I love it, but it is not worth the price tag of several hundred dollars when there are cheap VOMs in price of tens-of-dollars that do the same measurements (and weigh a lot less, my 260 weighs about 3 pounds).

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