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Where to find large analog current and voltage meters for education lab ?

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Will, Apr 13, 2004.

  1. Will

    Will Guest

    We are looking for large analog meters that can be used with young students
    to learn about electricity, voltage and current.

    Seems like I remember seeing them with terminals for banana plugs or finger
    tightening wires to the meter.

    I did a quick Google but didn't see what I was looking for.

    Does anyone here have any idea's?

    Thanks.
     
  2. CFoley1064

    CFoley1064 Guest

    Subject: Where to find large analog current and voltage meters for education
    If you've got the analog meter, building a holder wih banana plugs is just a
    matter of some simple sheet metal work. I would start with Surplus Sales of
    Nebraska -- they've got a wide variety of surplus meters available for very
    good prices, as well as red and black 5-way binding posts. Just get some
    stick-on rubber feet, a little wire (also available there), and you're pretty
    much good to go. You might be able to convince a shop teacher or somebody in a
    tool room somewhere to knock off a dozen chassis for these meters for a case of
    their favorite libation.

    http://www.surplussales.com/

    Good luck
    Chris
     
  3. Syd Rumpo

    Syd Rumpo Guest

    [Snip]

    www.jprelec.co.uk under 'Test equipment and Power Supplies' then
    'Educational Bench Meters'.
     
  4. Tam/WB2TT

    Tam/WB2TT Guest

    I don't know if they still have them, but Surplus Sales of Nebraska was
    selling unused military surplus multimeters with decent sized scales a few
    months ago. I think they were about $10-15 ea.

    Tam
     
  5. There was a fellow selling 6" panel meters on this group just in the last
    month or so.

    House of Science (http://www.houseofscience.com) had some, last I checked.
     
  6. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    Another option might be if you hear about a school closure. They might have
    some from their pysics lab.

    If you can't find any then there is another trick that I used when presenting
    my final project for my master's: Use a camera and display it all on large
    screen. Was easy for me because my project consisted of designing a CCD camera,
    so I didn't have to look for one. This was in the days when they cost through
    the nose but now I guess even some sub-$100 web cams would do.

    Regards, Joerg.
     
  7. Wim Ton

    Wim Ton Guest

    They often are offered on Ebay for very reasonable prices, although shipping
    may be expensive.

    Wim
     
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