[Boatanchors] Problem solved...probably. FW: Question for Weston 269 Meter
imalowfer at yahoo.com
Sun Dec 30 13:19:19 EST 2012
If I understand correctly, a shunt is not missing, but perhaps one has been added.
Be very careful, William, while performing the scale swap. The meter movement and/or the pointer can easily be damaged.
GL 73 & HNY de Ron n4gjv
From: Bry Carling <bcarling at cfl.rr.com>
To: William Morton <w_b_morton at hotmail.com>; boatanchor <boatanchors at puck.nether.net>
Sent: Sunday, December 30, 2012 11:42 AM
Subject: Re: [Boatanchors] Problem solved...probably. FW: Question for Weston 269 Meter
Perhaps it's missing a shunt?
William Morton <w_b_morton at hotmail.com> wrote:
>I ended up buying a couple meters from that auction site and spent last
>night calibrating the first one that has already arrived. While the
>information I found on the model 269 indicated 1 mA full scale, a rig
>set up with a 1.5v battery and linear pot gave me something on the
>order of 50 mA full scale. Hmm... the meter moves smoothly and the
>scale on this particular meter is - surprise! - 50 mA. Perhaps this
>particular meter was an earlier version or a modified example with a
>In any case, I am able to remove the outer cover and can see the scale
>plate is held by two screws. Should be a simple matter of swapping out
>the scale plates and moving along with the project. A learning
>experience, to be sure.
>Happy New Year to All!
>From: w_b_morton at hotmail.com
>To: boatanchors at puck.nether.net
>Subject: Question for Weston 269 Meter
>Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2012 14:45:41 +0000
>Season's Greetings from Minnesota, where it is currently snowing.
>Today's question is about the beautiful Weston 269 meter. Does anyone
>have any experience in changing/replacing the background scale? I have
>a pair of meters, each with a DC volt scale ranging from 0 to 500.
>Unfortunately each of them has been blown (I will spare you the sad
>I see several for sale on eBay but they are scaled for mA or dB so I
>would need to change them somehow. Luckily I can take my blown meters
>apart for trial purposes but I would be grateful for some advice as to
>the proper method.
>Alternatively, if someone has a pair already scaled to 500 VDC and is
>willing to part with them I would be very interested in arranging a
>Thank you very much in advance for your suggestions. Happy Holidays!
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