Spare pocket money

I have always been a big fan of moving coil multimeters, don't get me wrong the digital DMM is great. But there is something about an old fashioned moving coil meter I have always liked, a bit like the boy or grew up to be a man and still loves steam engines I suppose?

Christmas brought me a couple of envelopes with some money and I was busy browsing late last night, temptation got the better of me:

The MF500B is a full sized bench multimeter (plenty of images available on the web):

DC voltage: 0/ 2.5/ 10/ 50/ 250/ 500/ 2500V
AC Voltage: 0/ 10/ 50/ 250/ 500/ 2500V
DC current :0/ 50uA; 1/ 10/ 100/ 500mA
AC current : 0/ 1/ 10/ 100/ 500mA
Resistance(Ω):  R × 1/  R × 10/  R × 100/  R × 1K/  R × 10KΩ
Audio Level: Audio level -10 ~ +220 dB

The price was the best bit, less than £20 UK ($30 US) including delivery! 

It has got to be a bargain:

Steve, G1KQH, is a regular contributor to and writes from England. Contact him at [email protected].

One Response to “Spare pocket money”

  • Stephen G0PQB:

    I have an AVO 8 which dates from 1959 and I was given it. It still had an original EverReady battery in it which still had some juice left and a D cell made by Varta of West Germany which a use by 8.79 label on it and that had a bit left too. Neither battery had leaked. There is something about a meter like that. Sadly there were no test leads with it but the leather handle was perishing. They were made not far from where I went to school coincidently in 1959.

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