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Simpson 360-2

Post by Motorola man on Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:21 pm

A friend just gave me a Simpson 360-2 multimeter, it looks good but has a few issues internally. There's a problem with the input circuit (doesn't read on any function or scale) and while there is no dead short, the batteries are getting EXTREMELY hot. Does anyone have any troubleshooting experience with this meter or know of anybody who will repair them at a reasonable price?
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Re: Simpson 360-2

Post by denver on Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:17 pm

FOUND THIS SITE REPAIRS SIMPSON MULTIMETERS

WWW.NYCOSYSTEMS.COM GO TO SEARCH PUT IN SIMPSON . ESTAMATE OR CALL FOR REPAIR COST.
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Re: Simpson 360-2

Post by Motorola man on Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:55 pm

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Re: Simpson 360-2

Post by sprman on Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:00 pm

Go down to the free simpson info post open it, you find in there on page 2 manual, diagram of the 360..Sprman : )

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Re: Simpson 360-2

Post by denver on Mon May 17, 2010 11:09 pm

What would make this multimeter do this . A simple mistake anyone could make. battery,s in backward.
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Re: Simpson 360-2

Post by Motorola man on Tue May 18, 2010 9:27 am

Batteries were in correctly. Think it was a bad battery, only one got hot and a few days later it began to leak. I haven't had a chance to dig in to it too deep, but there is a problem with the meter. Got the schematic, now all I need is a little time.
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Re: Simpson 360-2

Post by Bill Cahill on Tue May 18, 2010 9:45 am

Sounds like maybe you have at least some of the batteries in backwards?
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Re: Simpson 360-2

Post by Motorola man on Tue May 18, 2010 11:20 pm

Found that the previous owner put in the wrong value fuses. Haven't tracked it down yet, but I'm guessing there is a shorted transistor. Only shows up when voltage is applied.
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Re: Simpson 360-2

Post by Bill Cahill on Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:22 pm

How's the meter coming?
I've had Alkaline batteries fail
MOst recently, two RS D Alkaline batteries in my flashlight.
One battery bulged, and Positive enf fell off.
Other bulged, and, leaked. They were less than a year old.
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Re: Simpson 360-2

Post by Motorola man on Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:29 pm

Haven't found my round tuit yet. I had another battery failure a few days ago, same brand that I had in the Simpson... guess that's what I get for buying cheap batteries.
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