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Avo meter


Avo meters are not just meters, they are THE meter to have & use.
Well made & heavy (mine weighs over 4.5KG !!!) these meters still go for between £20 & £30 on ebay & if you consider that in 1970 a model 8 cost £34.80 new, thats an almost inflation proof buy.
Mine is a type 1, which is very similar to a model 8.
The type 1 was made for the RAF & the main difference to a model 8 is that the type 1 has a less cluttered & thus simpler to read scale.
Mine was made in July 1950 & has a calibration sticker for the 48 Cyprus workshop REME, dated June 88. The serial number which is found at the bottom right of the scale tells the moth & year of manufacture via the last 3 or 4 digits, first 2 year, last one or two the month.
The only problem with these meters is the battery can be difficult to get, as it's 15 volts.


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For volts only?

No amp measurement?

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It mesures current in both AC & DC.
It's for a Mk 7, but see page 12.
http://www.bobrathbone.com/manuals/Avo/M7Mk2opinst.pdf
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Is that not a collectors item now? They were as well made as could be in the sixties and seventies but they are hard work indeed compared to what you can get on the market now.
Dr Frankenstien had one didn't he?
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They are still readily available & several people I know have said since I mentioned having one, that they still use one "at work," because unlike a modern meter you can see any movement not only as it happens, but more importantly just how it is happening. As a modern meter just attempts to keep up & changes numbers, whilst a Avo meter swings with the changing reading, so you can see exactly what is happening.
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Can't beat an AVO...... 15 years using one in the RAF and still the best around.
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i to have a range of meters both digital and analogue, the AVO is a real winner. built to last looks the part and easy to use, just the job for alignments, you can see the slightest needle movements on them.

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mine is the AVO 8 mk2 model complete with leather carry case. ive also got a universal AVO model 7.

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There yer go, hope you dont mind emoticon

Nice meters indeed, always worth a look out at boot fares for this kind of thing emoticon

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thanks Dave, as for the AVOs then if there going cheap and working, there worth buying, mine were free.....you cant get any cheaper than that.

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