[volt-nuts] What makes a HP3458A so expensive

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Thu Jan 16 14:20:53 EST 2014

In message <20140116193407.2daf5e3fbefdda6e64062d18 at kinali.ch>, Attila Kinali w
>I recently got my hands on a HP3458A (unfortunately, the NVRAM batteries
>are dead, but that's another story) and started digging around a bit.
>These beasts are sold for 3kUSD and up on ebay, while e.g. a Fluke 8845
>which seems comparable (beside being 6 1/2 digits) that sells for 1500CHF new.
>So, what makes the HP3458A so expensive?

8.5 vs. 6.5 digits.

Read the HP Journal issue about it

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