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Old 07-05-2009, 03:38 PM   #1
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does anyone know where i can get long test leads for a simpson 260? i watched a stray voltage video and it said to measure to remote earth from neutral. they said remote earth is 50 feet from any metal. i can make something but would rather buy it
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http://www.pomonaelectronics.com/

specifically: http://www.pomonaelectronics.com/pdf/d6733_6734_100.pdf
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Get them fused! All test leads should be fused. They should make it law!
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Uh... why?
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Uh... why?
They will let you get away from blowing yourself up cause you forgot the meter was set to ohms. (leading cause of extreme meter failure)
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They will let you get away from blowing yourself up cause you forgot the meter was set to ohms. (leading cause of extreme meter failure)
So something should be made law because why, exactly? Sounds like another socialist Canadian talking.
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So something should be made law because why, exactly? Sounds like another socialist Canadian talking.
Well.. I think preventing years of skin graphs are worth the extra $5.00

Seen it happen not nice..


http://www.robertson-electric.com/me...eads_video.htm

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I think most 260s since the 1950s had a fuse on the common input.
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Well.. I think preventing years of skin graphs are worth the extra $5.00

Seen it happen not nice..


http://www.robertson-electric.com/me...eads_video.htm
Thatís strange because even the cheap Sperry and Sears meters I bought as an apprentice over 25+ years ago had a replaceable internal fuse for just such instances. So does the old 87-IV that Iíve been using for at least the last 12 years.
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Well.. I think preventing years of skin graphs are worth the extra $5.00

Seen it happen not nice..


http://www.robertson-electric.com/me...eads_video.htm
im not too worried about blowing my meters up. i know how to use them and i dont think stray voltage will blow my simpson 260 9SP up

as far as im concerned the 260 9SP is the finest analog meter on earth

i just wish there were cheaper models other than the sperry that i could throw in a tool box
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They will let you get away from blowing yourself up cause you forgot the meter was set to ohms. (leading cause of extreme meter failure)
The meter is fused, and there is a "law" (OK not a law, but a code )that requires your meter to be rated for the CAT equipment you are working on.

The internal fusing, when used with the CAT rated leads and the design of the meter determines its CAT rating, and one of the tests for getting that rating is a test of the meter set to ohms on an energized curcuit.

Most commercial and industrial systems are CAT II, III, or IV systems and your meter should be rated for the system you are working on.
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You could make your own Chris, Pomona has 50' rolls of silicone and PVC. I have their 12' manufactured set, and I am pretty sure that's as long as they come. I called for a quote on a 50' roll of silicone a couple months back and it was only $27.13.
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http://www.robertson-electric.com/me...eads_video.htm
Except it is not 5.00 bucks Canadian or American.
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Seen it happen not nice..


http://www.robertson-electric.com/me...eads_video.htm
In that video about the importance of "fused leads" they check a receptacle with a Greenlee CM600 meter, they were not using ďfused leadsď.
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I found this on another Flukes site. Fluke does not recommend fused leads.
http://www.flukecommunity.com/forums...ead.php?t=1022
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I found this on another Flukes site. Fluke does not recommend fused leads.
http://www.flukecommunity.com/forums...ead.php?t=1022
That's a bit old but look what Fluke offers now: http://us.fluke.com/usen/Products/Ac...ukeProducts%29
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