Simpson 260® Series 8
Analog - VOM
Simpson Catalog Number 12388
Included with the Simpson 260-8 are the test leads & alligator clips,
operators manual, both batteries, and both fuses with a spare 1 amp fuse.
The Simpson 260-8 has Taut Band Suspension and a mirrored dial to eliminate parallax errors.
The mirrored scale is standard on the Series 8, note there is no "M" in the series number.
Probe set used: Simpson Catalog Number 00043
Controls include: Ohms zero adjustment, AC - DC Voltage and audible continuity selector switch,
and a 12 position Function / Range selector switch. Eight recessed probe jacks.
The 260-8 has an "Off" position where the 260-P has the continuity buzzer located.
Two fuses are used in this model and are located between the batteries.
The 2 Amp and 1 Amp fuses are under the silver plate which rotates to allow removal.
A spare 1 Amp fuse is also held in place by the rotating plate.
Fuses required: 1 Amp 250 Volt type 3AG Littlefuse Type # 312001 or equivalent, and
a 2 Amp 600 Volt Littlefuse BLS2 or Bussman BBS2 or equivalent.
More inside views linked below.
This photograph shows the locations of the fuses and batteries in the back of the meter.
The 1 1/2 Volt "D" cell is used to power the R X 1 and R X 100 Ohms ranges.
The 9 Volt battery is used to power the R X 10,000 Ohms range and the overload circuits.
The batteries can be accessed through a removable cover on the back with a coin-slot screw.
Case Size: 5¼ " x 7 " x 3⅛ " - Weight: 3 Pounds - 2007 Price: $208.00
The Adjust-A-View handle can also support the meter in a sloping position for viewing.
Simpson 260-8 Specifications
Ranges 250mV, 1V, 2.5V, 10V ,25V, 50V, 250V, 500V, 1000V
Accuracy 2% of full scale * Sensitivity 20K per volt
Ranges 2.5V, 10V, 25V, 50V, 250V, 500V, 1000V
Accuracy 3% of full scale * Sensitivity 5K per volt
Rated Circuit-To-Ground Voltage 1000V (AC or DC) max.
5 Ranges -20 to +50dB * Reference 0dB= 1mW into 600Ω
Ranges 50μA, 1mA, 10mA, l00mA, 500mA, 10A
Accuracy 1.5% full scale 5OμA, 2.0% of full scale, all other
Voltage Drop: (Nominal) 250mV on 50μA , 1mA; 255mV on 10mA , 10A; 300mV on 100mA, 500mV on 500mA
Ranges Rx 1, Rx 100, Rx 10K
Accuracy 2.5° of arc on Rx1, 2.0° of arc on other
Maximum Indication 0-2KΩ, 0-200Ω, 0-20MΩ