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Triplett Model -630-NA Multimeter tested by ZS1JHG
This is a workshop classic and dates from about the early 1960`s. This multimeter is still being
produced today by Triplett.
Why do I need an analogue meter when a cheap multimeter is as accurate?
If you are looking for a dip in current or rapid change in voltage then this is easier to see on an
analogue meter and the same goes for checking continuity in a circuit.
The scale is Large about 4 inches across and has a mirror scale. This makes for easy accurate readings
The volts/amps range also has a divide by 2 setting for greater accuracy.
In the photo you will note the switch parked in the damped“Off” position to protect the sensitive
meter. In my unit this does not work and the needle swings freely in this position.
So how does she play?
I tested the Triplett 630-ND using my Top Tronic T48 as a standard of reference.
Testing from 5 V to 25 V all readings agreed to within less than 0.25V