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Offline Dr. Frank

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Re: Up and Coming 6½ Digit bench meters in 2016 or Go for a Keysight 34401A ?
« Reply #50 on: January 14, 2016, 09:11:18 am »
By spying on the serial numbers, one can figure out the number of units sold.
The serial numbers always run from #151 continuously upwards, therefore:

34461A: 17074 units, ~4/2013 - 12/15, ~18.9M$
34465A: 2394 units, 11/2014 - 1/16, ~ 3.4M$
34470A: 512 units, 11/2014 - 12/15, ~1.5M$

I think, this latest DMM platform from agilent/Keysight is quite successful.

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Offline TheSteve

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Re: Up and Coming 6½ Digit bench meters in 2016 or Go for a Keysight 34401A ?
« Reply #51 on: January 16, 2016, 07:55:39 am »
Received my 34461A today - my first new in box Keysight product! Its calibration is 7 months old, came from factory with version 2.08 so it has the proper calibration date stored. I would have been turned off by the calibration date but I knew about it before hand. Slightly older stock meant that it was purchased by the dealer when the CAD to US dollar was better. As a result I got it for several hundred less then it is currently at tequipment. And it is new enough to have the updated front panel silkscreening which I wanted.
I guess its time to measure everything I have here now...
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Re: Up and Coming 6½ Digit bench meters in 2016 or Go for a Keysight 34401A ?
« Reply #52 on: January 16, 2016, 09:35:25 am »
Congratulations on your purchase. You will love it, I have no doubt, especially the graphing / trend chart function.

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Re: Up and Coming 6½ Digit bench meters in 2016 or Go for a Keysight 34401A ?
« Reply #53 on: January 16, 2016, 09:10:07 pm »
Received my 34461A today - my first new in box Keysight product! Its calibration is 7 months old, came from factory with version 2.08 so it has the proper calibration date stored. I would have been turned off by the calibration date but I knew about it before hand. Slightly older stock meant that it was purchased by the dealer when the CAD to US dollar was better. As a result I got it for several hundred less then it is currently at tequipment. And it is new enough to have the updated front panel silkscreening which I wanted.
I guess its time to measure everything I have here now...
Same here, I just finished moments ago, demonstrating resistance drift and logging with Matlab , this thing is incredible, there is no way I can afford a second one.

I would recommend diligence over greed any time. 
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Re: Up and Coming 6½ Digit bench meters in 2016 or Go for a Keysight 34401A ?
« Reply #54 on: January 16, 2016, 09:59:25 pm »
I've been making histrograms of the various Agilent power supplies I have showing the drifting as they warm up.
I haven't tried taking it apart yet but don't see a calibration void sticker on the casing, yet my 34450A has one(from Keysight directly).
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