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Old 05-15-2014
konehd konehd is offline
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While its true that a high resistance contact will not show a volt drop until loaded, I dont think a 260 will load it enough to matter.
The 260 has a 20k ohm/volt sensitivity. Thats more load than a typical DVM but still not much of a load...

If you want to load the circuit use a light bulb or resistor, or check the voltage under the normal loading.

Ive got fond memories of the 260. It was a rite of passage when you got one to carry around while working. After the DVMs came out I didnt miss it though. It was heavy and bulky and I had to carry it up lots of stairs along with other tools...

Heres a website dedicated to the 260 ;}

HTH, Joe
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