[volt-nuts] Old HP3458A - SN: 2823A 03939

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Wed Oct 8 05:07:42 EDT 2014

In message <trinity-4eaeea83-41ce-4ea9-8a7d-5749d2e1cfda-1412756583213 at 3capp-gm
x-bs02>, acbern at gmx.de writes:

>the EPROMs are in sockets, no soldering needed.
>but again, buying a precision instrument but reprogramming cal
>data that is years old does not make any sense.
>unless of course if you are just a collector and do not use its accuracy.

in general I'd agree, for the HP3458A not so much:  The two internal
references are incredibly stable over long periods of time.

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