Completely OT, but I found this amusing
Notice the *number* (presumably in a series) of the card - which is why
I was looking at that auction in the first place.
replace "roosters" with "cox" to reply.
I can not tell for sure, but even some Simpson meters have differant leads.
I have two Simpson 260 meters at home. One has a male on the lead and the
other has a female on the lead. I have an older Fluke meter at home and a
newer one of a differant series at work.
The Fluke I have uses a male lead and the newer Simpson 260 uses a female
They will not fit.
the older meters used a simple banana plug lead,the end is bare.
the newer meters/DMMs use a shielded(insulated) banana plug lead,so klutzes
don't shock themselves when trying to remove test leads while they're still
connected to a live circuit.
you can use the older unshielded banana plug leads on a newer meter,but you
can't use newer leadsets on the older meters because the shield prevents
and the test lead plugs are MALE,the meter jacks are female.
Well this just got a lot more pertinent because I just won a 260 for
cheap on fleaBay (of course.) If I need new leads, just get standard
meter leads with male banana plugs on them? "Shielded" if it looks
like they will fit?
Recent discussions regarding analog vs. digital meters made me realize
that I have a kinda-good Fluke digital, a good Fluke digital, but no
decent analog meter.
Reason I asked the question is, buying from ADI or Grainger is kind of
a PITA unless you know what you need right up front (and also work for
someone with an account, but I have that covered,) and I don't have a
good consumer electronics type store anywhere near me.
I have two Simpson 260 meters at home. The older series 6 has Female
sockets on the meter and the probes are unshielded male. The newer one
(which is probably 20 years old) is a series 7 and the meter has male pins
recessed way down in the meter and the probes have female holes.
The series 6 goes back to atleast 1973 and the series 7 goes back to 1981.
Here is a place where you can look at the manuals and schematics and dates
I repaired and calibrated test equipment in the USAF;Precision Measurement
Equipment Lab(aka PMEL)and then for Tektronix for 21 yrs.
I built my own 270-3 while I was in the USAF. B-)
It's been a great meter.
I wish I hadn't passed up that Fluke 515 calibrator for $100 at Skycraft
Surplus several years ago.
this URL from Ebay shows you are correct.
I guess you could make an adapter to use ordinary banana plug test leads,at
least until you can buy new ones that fit.
Simple tubes would suffice,perhaps cast into some epoxy for insulation.
This one has what I'm calling the "pin jacks" (don't remember if that's the
It looks like they changed to the banana jacks in '58.
I did say they were "older" 260s. ;-)
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