Re: VOM Advice? Simpson 260


You can't go wrong with a Simpson Model 260 VOM.  Yes, it dates to the 1960' or '70's, but it's a well-built meter that will serve you nicely for years.  It uses batteries for ohms measurements, so you'll need to replace them about every 18 months.  You can find Simpson 260 meters on Ebay for $US 50 or less.  No semiconductors inside, just resistors.  I've had mine since 1970 and couldn't do basic V, O, or M measurements without it.  Buy a set of good test leads and you're all set forever.
Jon Titus, KZ1G
Herriman, UT USA

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