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Offline 5065AGuru

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53131A/53132A/53181A Question
« on: March 09, 2020, 03:41:41 am »
Hi,

Does anyone know if the display and the power supply assemblies are the same in all 3 of these counters?
My display is starting to dim and I thought I'd keep an eye our for some junkers.

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Re: 53131A/53132A/53181A Question
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2020, 04:24:03 am »
If the VFD is all you want, why not just buy a replacement?  eBay has it for under $100.
 

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Re: 53131A/53132A/53181A Question
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2020, 05:32:23 pm »
WOW!  Nice!  Mine are starting be quite a bit dim....  It's kind of pricey for copies (not genuine, right?) of the original though. 
 

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Re: 53131A/53132A/53181A Question
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2020, 06:10:14 pm »
I'd be kind of surprised if they're copies, I don't think HP manufactured the displays themselves anyway. Even if they were copies, <$100 for a custom VFD sounds quite cheap to me.
 

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Re: 53131A/53132A/53181A Question
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2020, 06:23:47 pm »
I am certainly not accusing this seller.  I've bought from him before.

But custom may be but when done in thousands, the cost basis might be surprisingly low.  These counters are popular and numerous, and many of them are starting to dim.  Yet, in typical HP fashion, rest of the equipment will last and last.  A good business opportunity for sure with someone with some initial capital.   ;)
 

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Re: 53131A/53132A/53181A Question
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2020, 10:50:14 am »
Same seller also sell “compatible” VFD display for HP/Agilent gears include 3458A. Too bad they they don’t make VFD for Keithley Gears.
 


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