Simpson 260 Series 5M

Analog - VOM


Simpson Catalog Number

There is nothing new on the outside of the Simpson 260-5 series.

All improvements over the previous model are inside. This model takes the banana jack type test leads.

 The Simpson 260-5M has Taut Band Suspension and a mirrored dial to eliminate parallax errors.

Controls include: Ohms zero adjustment, AC - DC - Select, a 12 position Function / Range

selector switch, and eight recessed probe jacks. 


The back of the case has an "adapter lock" for use with "Add-A-Tester" accessories.

The printed circuit boards can now withstand higher voltages than previous models.

The batteries can be installed without taking the whole unit apart. The pigtail type fuse has been

modified by a former owner with a fuse holder for easier replacement of the 1 amp 250 Volt type 3AG.

More inside views linked below.

The batteries used in this model are a single "D" cell, plus four "AA" batteries, there are two "AA"

below the "D" and one "AA" on each side.  The batteries can be installed without 

doing anything but removing the back of the case.

Case Size: 5 " x 7 " x 3"  -  Weight: 3 Pounds

The Adjust-A-View handle can also support the meter in a sloping position for viewing.

Simpson 260 Series 5M 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


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