[volt-nuts] volt-nuts Digest, Vol 105, Issue 8

Dan Kemppainen dan at irtelemetrics.com
Mon May 14 12:33:24 EDT 2018

Maybe something to do with compliance to GDPR?

Just a thought, maybe a long one...


> This struck me as a bit odd - an EU3458A 8.5 digit multimeter. I thought at
> first that perhaps it had been re-engineered to use lead-free solder, but
> on reading the description, that's not the case.
> https://www.keysight.com/en/pd-2831253-pn-EU3458A/digital-
> multimeter-8-digit-for-eu-sales-only?nid=-536902435.1217937&cc=GB&lc=eng
> The Keysight website says
> =======
> Notice for European Union Customers: This non-RoHS product has been placed
> on the market prior to the compliance deadline and continues to be made
> available on the EU market under product numbers EU3458A / EU3458AX. Please
> contact Keysight Sales for quotation and ordering. Keysight will continue
> service and support for this product throughout worldwide support life.
> =========
> I can't see what is the point of giving it a new part number. But at least
> is dismisses some of the myths that used 3458As would go up in value in the
> EU, since it would be impossible to buy a new one.

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