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Frigidaire Wattmeters


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Old 02-28-2019, 03:37:41 AM
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Default Frigidaire Wattmeters

One of these I have had for quite some time. It's a really nice, versatile, and stunningly accurate meter. It"s in quite good condition, except for it's leather case, the flap of which is torn off, but I still have.

Then I came across one with it's original box and instructions, in even better condition, and with an intact leather case, so I couldn't resist. It turns out, however, that the shunt coil in the wattmeter is burned out. Well that's a bummer.

So I'm going to combine them into one perfect one, and one that is just a voltmeter.

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I like these and have one. I show it at ending shows with my generator.
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Yes, I use mine for all sorts of stuff, including small generators.

I got them back together. I didn't see anything obviously wrong inside the non working one, so I just put it back together inside the torn case. I switched the faces of the meters since the one is so nice looking.

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Default Re: Frigidaire Wattmeters

And here's the instructions, dated June of '48. Pretty cool.

Interesting it just casually mentions the caution about half way down the page about not using the lowest wattmeter scale on the higher voltage. Probably what happened to it, but like I said, there's no obvious damage inside. The working one had more smell inside than the non working one.

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