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Simpson 260-8® & 260-8P® Analog VOM

What a digital multimeter won't do

Professionals have long recognized that a Simpson 260 analog meter does many things that even the best DMM cannot do...or cannot do as well, such as monitoring fluctuating trends and rates.
The 260-8 has even more features than you've come to expect from its predecessors. Standard and high energy fusing in conjunction with diode network meter movement protection makes the 260-8 the best combination of quality and affordability.
The 260-8P has an additional relay overload protection circuit that is resettable and also provides audible continuity checking.

36 Measurement Ranges- Covering both AC and DC Voltage and Current measurements, as well as Resistance testing
Connections Safeguarded- Standard size reverse/recessed safety jacks prevent operator and/or tool contact with electrical connections of the instrument
Overload Protection- Diode network protects instrument from overload damage during use (260-8P only)
Rugged Construction- The Phenolic case is designed with heavy reinforced walls for maximum durability; self-shielding taut-band provides added shock resistance for the meter movement


DC Voltage
Ranges Accuracy Sensitivity
250mV, 1V, 2.5V, 10V ,25V, 50V, 250V, 500V, 1000V 2% of full scale 20k per volt

AC Voltage
Ranges Accuracy Sensitivity
2.5V, 10V, 25V, 50V, 250V, 500V, 1000V 3% of full scale 5k per volt

AC Current Ranges: Up to 250 amperes with AC Amp-Clamp Adapter Accessory #00545
Decibel 5 Ranges: -20 to +50dB Reference: 0dB= 1mW into 600


Portable, for the Workshop, Lab, or in the Field- Portable enough to take with you, with benchtop accuracy.
Versatile- Full-size test leads with threaded probe tips for screw-on alligator clips and versatility. Eliminates the need to change test leads while working Reverse Banana Jacks for Safety
Simple Operation- Two knobs control the selection of ranges and functions

DC Current
Ranges Accuracy Voltage Drop (Nominal)
50A, 1mA, 10mA, l00mA, 500mA, 10A 1.5% full scale 50A 2.0% of full scale, all other 250mV on 50A , 1mA; 255mV on 10mA , 10A; 300mV on 100mA; 500mV on 500mA

Ranges Accuracy Max. Indication
Rx 1 Rx 100 Rx 10K 2.5 of arc on Rx1 2.0 of arc on other 0-2K 0-200K 0-20M

FUSE: F1 1A, 250V, type 3AG, quick acting Littelfuse® Type 312001; F2 2A, 600V Littelfuse® Type BLS or 2A 600V, Bussman® Type BBS. BATTERIES: 1.5V AA, 9V (Neda No. 13F, 1604A) PHYSICAL: Dimensions 7"(H)x5.5"(W)x3.1"(D), (18x14x8cm) Weight 3lbs. (1.4Kg) Specifications subject to change without notice.

Analog Multimeters Catalog Number Accessories Catalog Number Accessories Catalog Number
260-8, General Purpose 260-8P, Relay Protected 260-8RT, Roll Top Case 260-8PRT, Protected, Roll Top Case 12388 12391 12389 12392 Model 150-2 Amp-Clamp Adapter Universal Kit, 14-Piece Universal Kit, Deluxe 19-Piece Probe Set, threaded w/clips Model 151-2 Line Splitter (for 150-2) 00545 05577 00818 00043 Case,Yellow Padded Polyester Case, Black Padded Polyester Roll-Top Case Case, Hard Leatherette Front Load Case, Molded Plastic 00832 00834 00248 00805 45028

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