[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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