Simpson 260 Series 8P

Analog - VOM


Simpson Catalog Number 12391

Included with the Simpson 260-8P are the test leads & alligator clips,

operators manual, both batteries, and both fuses with a spare 1 amp fuse.

 The Simpson 260-8P 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 overload reset button is on the left side of the Simpson logo.

The transit position is the +D.C. position.

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 are accessed through a removable cover on the back with a coin-slot screw.

Case Size: 5 " x 7 " x 3"  -  Weight: 3 Pounds  -  2007 Price: $278.30

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

The greatest accuracy is achieved in the horizontal position.

Simpson 260-8P 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