Tag Archives: DMM

Beckman LCD Assembly Repair

The basic Beckman multimeter design that seems to apply to many of their 3½ digit models from the late 1970s onward include an LCD/processor chip assembly held together by various plastic parts that simply clip together.  The later Wavetek-branded models … Continue reading

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Fluke 23-III DMM Repair

The first two generations of the popular 70-series Fluke handheld DMMs included the 21 and 23 models, which were the same as the 75 and 77 respectively, except their cases were safety yellow instead of the usual dark gray.  The … Continue reading

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Beckman Industrial HD140 Multimeter

The HD140 digital multimeter from Beckman Industrial is another in the “heavy-duty” series, very similar to the HD110 in a previous article.  Unlike the HD110 however, this is a 20,000-count 4½ digit model with RMS-responding AC capability. Unfortunately I can … Continue reading

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HP 3468A Battery Replacement

The HP 3468A multimeter repaired in the last post uses something called “closed-case” or software calibration.  Instead of making physical adjustments to controls inside, calibration involves applying known reference levels and having the meter store calibration constants.  These are essentially … Continue reading

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HP 3468A Bench Multimeter Repair

Hewlett-Packard has built a reputation for quality bench multimeters every bit as impressive as Fluke has for the handheld variety. Nowadays they’re called Agilent, but this unit has the HP nameplate on it, and date codes on the parts inside … Continue reading

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Beckman 3020 DMM Repair

Handheld digital multimeters were just beginning to gain popularity in the late 1970s.  Fluke was there of course, but so was Beckman.  This is a Beckman 3020 3½-digit 2000-count model that dates to 1979.  It has the classic Beckman ‘look’ … Continue reading

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