Simpson 260 Series 8XPi

Analog - VOM


Simpson Catalog Number 12396

Included with the Simpson 260-8XPi are the Catalog Number 00125 test leads & alligator clips,

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

 The Simpson 260-8XPi has the Taut Band Suspension and a mirrored dial to eliminate parallax errors.

The mirrored scale is standard on the Series 8XPi, so there is no "M" in the series number.

The A.C. Amp Clamp scales are in green.

Controls include: Ohms zero adjustment, AC - DC Voltage and audible continuity selector switch,

and a 12 position Function / Range selector switch. Seven recessed probe jacks (manual says eight).

The overload reset button is on the left side of the -10A jack.

While the rest of the Simpson line from the 260-7 on, uses the "reverse banana" type test leads,

the 260-8XPi and the 260-8Xi, uses the standard banana type test leads.

The back has four rubber feet to prevent sliding in the horizontal position, also a safety tips label.

Note that the 9 Volt battery is on the left side, a spare 1 amp fuse is located by the fuse holder.

More inside views linked below.

This model uses the NEDA 13 F "D" cell and NEDA 1604A (9 Volt) batteries combination.

The separate battery / fuse cover only allows access to the batteries and the 1 amp fuse,

you must remove the entire back cover to replace the 2 amp fuse.

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.

Case Size: 5 " x 7 " x 3"  -  Weight: 2 Pounds  -  2007 Price: $295.00

Simpson 260-8XPi - 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/DC Max


5 Ranges -20 to +50dB * Reference 0dB= 1mW into 600Ω


Ranges 50μA, 1mA, 10mA, 100mA, 500mA, 10A

Accuracy 1.5% full scale 5OμA, 2.0% of full scale, all other

Voltage Drop: (Nominal) 250 mV on 50μ, A/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