[volt-nuts] Power consumption of 3458A reference board / fitting one in a 3457A

Dr. David Kirkby (Kirkby Microwave Ltd) drkirkby at kirkbymicrowave.co.uk
Sat Sep 23 10:45:35 EDT 2017

I've got two different, but not totally unrelated questions.

1) Does anyone know what is the power consumption of the 3458A reference
board? I was thinking of getting one, boxing it up with a battery, that
allowed it to keep running without mains power. I would like to know the
energy storage the batteries would need to keep it running for 2 days.

2) Would there be any point fitting a similar board, with an LTZ1000A in a
3457A 6.5 digit meter? Would it be practical? I wonder if the drift on the
3457A's reference is significant, and so a LTZ1000A would be a worthwhile
upgrade. Or is the main drift not the voltage reference, and so such an
"upgrade" would be a total waste of time/money?


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