[volt-nuts] Low Thermal EMF Test Lead Stuff

Stan Katz stan.katz.hk at gmail.com
Wed Aug 20 00:22:00 EDT 2014

Recommended pdfs have been downloaded. Lots there.

Charles, you're right about the pricey Fluke 2nd ed. I opted to buy this
edition used, for a much more reasonable sum.

Thank you,

On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 10:46 PM, Charles Steinmetz <csteinmetz at yandex.com>

> Stan wrote:
>  Discussion of proper lash ups of cal. instruments to home built devices,
>> or even work prototypes, would be very welcome by me. I have read Analog
>> Devices AN-347, but a tutorial with problems that the student must complete
>> the lash ups for, would give me a better idea if I've grasped the subject
>> matter. There are two text books mentioned at the end of AN-347, one by
>> Morrison, the other by Ott. Any suggestion as to which to buy?
> Todd suggested Fluke's "Calibration: Philosophy in Practice."
> Unfortunately, the first edition (the one available free on-line) has very
> little on grounding, shielding, and guarding (only 3 or 4 pages).  The
> second edition (pricey, and I don't know of a free source) has a much more
> in depth treatment.  Ch.33 (15pp) is devoted to grounding, shielding, and
> guarding, and you'd want to read Ch.33 (14pp, "parasitics") and some other
> subsections, as well.
> I think the Fluke second edition is probably the best available practical
> guide to grounding, shielding, and guarding, so that is where I'd suggest
> you go next, based on what you said above about your needs.  I'd buy it in
> preference to either Morrison or Ott if what you are most interested in is
> a practical guide that explains what to do and why.  I have a manual from
> an HP seminar on the subject that is excellent, but I haven't seen it
> available on-line.
> After the Fluke book, if you are still looking for materials, I think
> you'd probably find Morrison's treatment more geared to your needs than
> Ott's (which is not to say it is a "better" book overall).
> Best regards,
> Charles
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