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From: Chuck Simmons
Organization: You jest.
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Subject: Re: Meter movements
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Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 14:27:10 GMT
NNTP-Posting-Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 06:27:10 PST
A E wrote:
> Robert Baer wrote:
> > I think that the basic idea comes from a VTVM; the input voltage is
> > compared to a reference via a differential amplifier.
> > The output is differential in nature, so that is wheer the meter goes.
> > Very simplified explaination; have no idea as to what the 6284A does.
> I guess it might have been nice to mention it's a current-limited DC supply,
> with some analog 'remote control' features.
> It goes from 0-24V and 0-3A. I have no schematics.
> It just seemed so complex that I figured there has to be a reason. Maybe it
> was designed by tube guy who squeezed transistors into tube topologies?
Not really. For measuring voltage you want a very high resistance meter.
20,000 ohms per volt was considered good but higher is better. In
measuring current, the idea is to measure a small voltage across a small
resistance. The meter desirable characteristics are a bit different. The
circuit in question can make a single meter have the high resistance
needed for voltage measurement and the high sensitivity needed for
... The times have been,
That, when the brains were out,
the man would die. ... Macbeth
Chuck Simmons firstname.lastname@example.org
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