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HECTOR63 25th Jul 2021 9:10 am

Analogue meters for panel mounting.
 
http://www.crompton-instruments.com/..._REV_04-10.pdf

Okay may not be for every one but I was reasearching after such a meter as may be using some shortly for a project and came across this.:)

joebog1 25th Jul 2021 10:03 am

Re: Analogue meters for panel mounting.
 
They are common in Australia.
I have a few.
Two X 0 - 30 mA.
two by 0 - 30 V.
65 mm square faces.
I can supply photos if needed.
Made by Paton Instruments Australia, read, VERY high quality.

PM if interested.

Joe

HECTOR63 26th Jul 2021 8:09 am

Re: Analogue meters for panel mounting.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by joebog1 (Post 1392718)
They are common in Australia.
I have a few.
Two X 0 - 30 mA.
two by 0 - 30 V.
65 mm square faces.
I can supply photos if needed.
Made by Paton Instruments Australia, read, VERY high quality.

PM if interested.

Joe

Many thanks for the uptake Joe-are they backlightable?Its something else we are looking at but have a small sample from a local dealer on roder to have a play round with this direction in mind:)

joebog1 26th Jul 2021 10:36 pm

Re: Analogue meters for panel mounting.
 
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These are not backlit. It may be possible to do so. I have seen them backlit, but I think it requires a different bezel in front of the meter face.


Joe

HECTOR63 27th Jul 2021 2:43 pm

Re: Analogue meters for panel mounting.
 
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Okay

Quick test show good start results:)

merlinmaxwell 27th Jul 2021 4:03 pm

Re: Analogue meters for panel mounting.
 
Is it front lit, from the back via the rather ingenious front bezel?

HECTOR63 27th Jul 2021 4:34 pm

Re: Analogue meters for panel mounting.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by merlinmaxwell (Post 1393294)
Is it front lit, from the back via the rather ingenious front bezel?

Yes just a quick trial with a 12v minature bulb and 9v battery and just placed in back to see what result I got-as piccy shows quite pleased at the moment as its just a temp before commiting to drill and grommeting etc:)

Radio Wrangler 27th Jul 2021 5:04 pm

Re: Analogue meters for panel mounting.
 
The look of the things is modern-power-station-chic which sort of jars on the panel of something more classical.

But if that's all that seems to be made...

David

HECTOR63 28th Jul 2021 8:28 am

Re: Analogue meters for panel mounting.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Radio Wrangler (Post 1393305)
The look of the things is modern-power-station-chic which sort of jars on the panel of something more classical.

But if that's all that seems to be made...

David

Yes David spot on! Its a look we like and next week we start fabricating a psu with enclosure etc so pics will follow I do have a layout in pdf form from my customer so shall post that up later and see what people reckon.I also like the round bezel version specially the brown type VU meters very old school mixer desk and alike from the 70s.But we all like our vintage looks over hear just with some modern takes (Subtley done) and some great fun experimenting with trials and ideas on going,;D

HECTOR63 28th Jul 2021 8:32 am

Re: Analogue meters for panel mounting.
 
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Analog-Indi...7461040&sr=8-4

For the VU meter look.

HECTOR63 28th Jul 2021 8:41 am

Re: Analogue meters for panel mounting.
 
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Here is the Hifi layout in planning:)

Radio Wrangler 28th Jul 2021 10:27 am

Re: Analogue meters for panel mounting.
 
You might want to look at the power supply and linear amplifier for the Hilberling amateur radio setup.

http://www.hilberling.de/en/en_pro/pro_pt8000.htm

David

HECTOR63 28th Jul 2021 12:06 pm

Re: Analogue meters for panel mounting.
 
8-)Wow yes now that really is very smart:thumbsup:Smitten with that wonderful setup;DThanks David:clap:

Radio Wrangler 28th Jul 2021 2:09 pm

Re: Analogue meters for panel mounting.
 
I met Hilberling at Dayton one year. He's a very decent chap. I don't speak German, He doesn't speak English. So there was a conversation on high dynamic range design and some of the tricks at HP, all done by hand gestures, equations and diagrams!

Great fun!

David

McMurdo 28th Jul 2021 9:56 pm

Re: Analogue meters for panel mounting.
 
you can get lots of 50's style panel meters on ebay and aliexpress etc, I can't vouch for their accuracy or reliability!
If you want the industrial look with a custom dial, we have had ours made by Hobut (Howard Butler), custom scales and ranges being supplied as one-offs at a very reasonable rate.

https://www.hobut.co.uk/analogue-panel-meters/

HECTOR63 29th Jul 2021 8:33 am

Re: Analogue meters for panel mounting.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by McMurdo (Post 1393681)
you can get lots of 50's style panel meters on ebay and aliexpress etc, I can't vouch for their accuracy or reliability!
If you want the industrial look with a custom dial, we have had ours made by Hobut (Howard Butler), custom scales and ranges being supplied as one-offs at a very reasonable rate.

https://www.hobut.co.uk/analogue-panel-meters/

Many thanks for the link Kevin,theres some very useful sata sheets and pdfs there aswell and shall make some enquires re: custom scales to see whats available.:thumbsup:

HECTOR63 29th Jul 2021 8:35 am

Re: Analogue meters for panel mounting.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Radio Wrangler (Post 1393543)
I met Hilberling at Dayton one year. He's a very decent chap. I don't speak German, He doesn't speak English. So there was a conversation on high dynamic range design and some of the tricks at HP, all done by hand gestures, equations and diagrams!

Great fun!

David

;DYes i bet that was a good one to attend,but what a peice of kit,the chap really knows his stuff and designs aswell very impressed indeed:thumbsup:


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