[volt-nuts] What makes a HP3458A so expensive

John Devereux john at devereux.me.uk
Thu Jan 16 15:02:08 EST 2014

"Poul-Henning Kamp" <phk at phk.freebsd.dk> writes:

> In message <20140116193407.2daf5e3fbefdda6e64062d18 at kinali.ch>, Attila Kinali w
> rites:
>>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.

A hundred times better :)

> Read the HP Journal issue about it

Also it is still a current model, and their top of the range, despite
being 25 years old! Around $10,000 new.


John Devereux

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