[volt-nuts] Solartron (aka Schlumberger) 7081

Tom Knox actast at hotmail.com
Wed Sep 27 00:17:10 EDT 2017

Hi Dave;

The 7081 is a really great meter if working correctly. It is up there with the Wavetek 1281, Fluke 8508, and Keysight 3458A. The only down side is the front panel connector, but I have seen it converted to Banana's. I think you will find it much better then the 3457A even with an upgraded reference.


Thomas Knox
actast at hotmail.com

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Subject: [volt-nuts] Solartron (aka Schlumberger) 7081

I've been offered a Solartron 7081 8.5 digit meter, but are having
difficulty finding out much about this. Is there any "official" place where
these can be calibrated? As far as I can see from a search of Companies


SOLARTRON INSTRUMENTS LIMITED - Overview (free company ...<https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/02858371>
SOLARTRON INSTRUMENTS LIMITED - Free company information from Companies House including registered office address, filing history, accounts, annual return, officers ...

Solartron Instruments Ltd was dissolved in 2013. I don't know if there is
really anybody able to calibrate these things.

Clearly the meter is not in the same league as a 3458A. but I've been
offered it for little more than the cost of a new Keysight  U1282A 4.5
digit handheld meter! I've no idea when it was last calibrated, but I
suspect long ago.

Dr. David Kirkby Ph.D CEng MIET
Kirkby Microwave Ltd
drkirkby at kirkbymicrowave.co.uk
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