[volt-nuts] HP 3478A - Value? Quirks? Opinion?

Marv Gozum @ JHN marvin.gozum at jefferson.edu
Wed Jan 5 21:50:22 UTC 2011

Its a very good work meter, but if you're looking for accuracy the 
345x series: i.e., 345/5/6/7 series often cost as much and a factor 
of 10x more accurate.  The 3456a is a bang for buck, when 
available.  I managed to cobble 4 together finding as is deals through 2010.

At 01:21 PM 12/31/2010, Darrell wrote:

>Looking for opinions on the HP 3478A multimeter.  I see them listed 
>in the 100-200 U.S. dollar range for items in good shape, and right 
>now a calibrated one for $170.  I like to stick to HP/Tek/Fluke so I 
>can easily find broken units for a good price to get parts from and 
>manuals are easier to get.
>For my purposes (hobby and experimenting) it has more than enough 
>digits and speed.  I like the high resistance on the low DC volt 
>ranges.  It's not my only meter.  I have two Flukes from the 80's 
>and a basic Tektronix plug-in.
>What is the minimum I can get away with to prove/calibrate the DC volt range?
>Thanks in advance.
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Best Wishes,

Marv Gozum

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