Triplett 3145 Ruggedized Analog Voltmeter, 28 Ranges and Functions
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- Measurement ranges include AC/DC Voltage (to 1200V), DC Current (to 1000mA), Resistance (to 10MOhms), and Decibel Ranges (from -20dB to +62dB)
- 28 Ranges and functions
- Polarity reversing switch
- Drop resistant, high impact case
- Mirrored scale to reduce parallax error and Confidence Test to check batteries, fuses, leads and meter accuracy
|Item Weight||2.5 pounds|
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The Triplett 60 Ruggedized Volt-Ohm Milliammeter is a manual-ranging meter and has 28 ranges for measuring AC/DC voltage to 1,000V, DC current to 1,000mA, resistance to 10 megaohms, and decibel ranges from -20dB to +62dB. It employs three-fuse overload protection to prevent damage and keep the user safe with 1/8 and 1 Amp fuses for normal overload conditions (spares for each included) and a 2-amp fuse for high energy fault currents. The meter has a polarity-reversing switch, a mirrored scale to reduce parallax error, and confidence check to test batteries, fuses, leads, and meter accuracy. The meter comes in an orange case that helps protect it from 5' drops and rough handling. The meter measures 3-1/4 x 5 ¼ x 7 ¼ inches (H x W x D) and weighs 2 ½ lb. (H is height, the vertical distance from the lowest to highest point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back.)
Multimeters are electrical test meters that measure multiple properties of an electrical circuit, such as current, voltage, resistance, capacitance, and continuity. Available in handheld or benchtop models, multimeters diagnose electrical problems in electrical equipment, wiring, and power supplies. A variety of probes, clamps, and leads can be used to connect the meter to a circuit or device. Multimeters display information either in analog or digital form. Factors that influence meter choice include the electrical properties to be measured, the anticipated range of results, and the desired level of protection against transient voltage. Safety ratings are based on International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards for low-voltage test equipment. IEC 61010 delineates four overvoltage installation categories. In general, a meter with a category IV rating will provide more protection against transient voltages than a meter with a lower category rating.
Triplett manufactures test equipment for electricians, home security installers, and telecommunications technicians. The company, founded in 1904, is headquartered in Manchester, NH.
Top Customer Reviews
Actually, this meter will (unlike a digital multimeter) make most measurements with no battery at all, batteries are only needed for the resistance ranges. (and they ARE included)
This is a well made, high quality meter!
310-5 VOM Battery requirements (2 different types)
1.5V "N" battery Available everywhere. Inexpensive - 8/2013 ≈$1.25
15V Battery Everyready 504 ZnC (L-15.1mm x H-49.9mm x W-15.9mm). Eveready hard to find and $$$. Replacement - Excell M504 ≈$11 still too expensive. Roll your own; works very well.
15V 504 replacement - "Button"cells, five CR1632 = 3V x 5 = 15V (16mm ø - no modification of compartment required), readily available 8/2013 ≈$0.25 x 5 = $1.25 Stack of 5 too short for battery compartment. Requires a spacer - make it - wood dowel (light weight) wrapped in copper foil.
(Just remember to leave the selector lever setting on High AC volts before touching it to anything -when certain of no Potential Energy then switch to Ohms).
Put the Triplett 310 on your bucket list!
I was wrong! the very first thing I noticed is, the new 310s feel flimsy and weigh significantly less than the older models. Upon using it for a few weeks, I also noticed the needle is very difficult to zero, and the ohms adjustment knob doesn't even allow someone to zero the meter. You can never get it quite on the zero mark, it's so jumpy and unpredictable that this meter is almost unusable. This is probably because of the potentiometer used to zero it, much like an old radio knob that gets "scratchy" when you adjust the volume. That was three years ago. Today, the meter is still very difficult to use accurately. I'm very disappointed in how a product that's been around for so long can be built so poorly.
I just purchased an older 310 used, it feels sturdy and well-built just like the other, and is dead-on accurate in resistance and voltage readings when compared to my Fluke DMM. I'll be proud to carry the old one in my tool bag. It's not often that a technician needs an analog meter, but they still have their place in the trades, and they need to last. Especially at what these sell for new.
I did not want to find out what else was wrong with this unit so I returned mine to Amazon for a refund. I place the fair market value of this analog meter at around $150. Let's get it there.
Many commented that the meters of years ago were more solid and accurate. This meter is rather light so I guess they took some things out of it. My biggest concern is that I was measuring a voltage. I got a reading of both 10vdc and 10vac. How could it be both? I had to pull out my Fluke and determine the correct voltage. But that is an unforgivable error if you are doing a quick power supply check.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The original hand held meter. Glad to see it is still manufactured. Essential tool for all handymen.Published 6 days ago by joe figueira
Just a heads up this is a great meter but you can get the original 630 model meter for 25 to 50 dollars on EBAY and they work fine. Read morePublished 5 months ago by demonic47
My only issue is that it does not operate on standard size batteries ( it requires (1) 1.5V and (1) 12V mini battery (which are included)) for operation. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Chip
I still have a classic Triplett 310 Type 3 from my EE school days and a few years ago I picked up a 310C for my toolkit. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Eusebius
It was the best tool for signal analysis when I was a young Engineer/Technician and other than an oscilloscope and a signal tracer (mainly for audio) it remains an important tool. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Jerry Lee White