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Simpson 260

Discussion in 'General Electronics' started by Mrs. Kerchief, Nov 4, 2003.

  1. I need a site with a photo or exact replication of the meter. I want
    to take a Polaroid picture of one at school because I have trouble
    doing DC conversions in my head and would like to practice. The tutor
    says students aren't allowed to photograph school equipment (?).
    Thanks.
     
  2. Zucker

    Zucker Guest

    I have an old Simpson 260 that I am willing to part with. It has a crack in
    the plastic near the bottom right corner. It has the original instructions
    and works like new.

    Let me know if you're interested.
     
  3. Garrett Mace

    Garrett Mace Guest


    I snapped a quick photo for you. http://www.macetech.com/simpsonmeter.jpg
    The meter stays with me, found it homeless on a Goodwill shelf for $10,
    pristine condition.

    Not sure how looking at a picture of a meter will help...oh, unless you mean
    you're trying to learn how to read the meter in different modes. I guess the
    photo of just the scale wouldn't help then, so here's the whole thing:
    http://www.macetech.com/simpsonfull.jpg

    1. I'm surprised your school still uses these (unless we're talking about a
    high school)

    2. I'm glad my college never had such bizarre policies. In the third year I
    even brought a webcam and laptop to the power lab in order to capture
    oscilloscope traces (the power lab oscilloscopes were not upgraded to
    digital yet), while everyone else was taking turns using a bulky Polaroid
    attachment (only allowed THREE photos). Teacher, guy who runs all the labs,
    and department head all walk over, look at the setup, and the page of traces
    I just printed, and go "Hmmm." Next week they had installed webcams at each
    station and made holders to clip onto the front of the oscilloscopes.
     
  4. I'm off to these sites right now!
    I have an excellent evening instructor in technical mathematics
    affiliated with Fairchild Semiconductor, and when I told him the
    martinet who tortures us--oops, I mean teaches us--DC Electricity uses
    the Simpson, his response was a kind of befuddled "Why?..."
    Only wish the people at my school were so advanced!
     
  5. Whoa, those are excellent pictures! Hope you don't mind if I make
    some color copies and share them with my classmates? (It's a junior
    college, not a high school.)
     
  6. Garrett Mace

    Garrett Mace Guest

    Not a problem. Sorry, just noticed that there is a shadow across the top
    which almost blocks a couple of numbers on the ohm scale. I guess it can't
    really be helped without taking the meter apart though.
     
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