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I need a new AVR
Posted to Tool & Equipment Forum on 2/19/2015 22 Replies


When I opened this place in 1992, I had access to a perfectly good Sun AVR, also known as the VAT 40. That is the machine I grew up using. It's owner wanted it back in about 1995, so I bought a Snap On digital equivalent for a lot of money. About 10 years ago, it started acting up and the repair was more than Snap On wanted for its replacement. I then bought a Ferret digital version of this tool. These tools are quite simple. They measure voltage, amperage and have an inductive amperage lead and a carbon pile load tester.

My Ferret has now died. So I went and read this:

Now after reading this I would more than ever would like to replace it with a simple analog AVR. My customers trust me, and I don't need a silly printout of a battery test to convince them otherwise. I will use modern equipment when necessary. My Pico Scope has the capability of performing these tests, but a fundamental analog AVR can accurately do (so quickly!) in the course of a service what we have always done.

Does anyone offer a new one for sale?


Peter from Georgia

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