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VCM163 AVO Valve Characteristic Meter / Valve Vacuum Tube Tester

VCM163 AVO Valve Characteristic Meter / Valve Vacuum Tube Tester


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VCM163 AVO Valve Characteristic Meter / Valve Vacuum Tube Tester

A working, (calibrated and standardised), electrically tested, flagship VCM163 AVO Valve Characteristic Meter Valve / Vacuum Tube Tester; made by AVO, London, UK. If you regularly need to test valves/vacuum tubes to a high standard, then this laboratory-quality testing instrument is a must-have. They are quite rare to find in such good working condition.

A video of this VCM 163 tester operating will be posted in due course but if you have any questions in the meantime then please click on the following link to contact us.

As this delicate standardised instrument weighs nearly 20Kg, it will be personally delivered to the purchaser, within Mainland UK only, free of charge. International customers: please see note in red below.

In good used cosmetic condition with a few blemishes, scratches and scuffs on the external surfaces commensurate with age and use.  All controls operate smoothly. This instrument has been serviced and calibrated to the recognised standard by Mike Barker of B.V.W.S (British Vintage Wireless Society). 

An AVO operating manual and an AVO valve data manual (edition 20) are both included in the price of the VCM 163.

The AVO VCM 163 is one of the few valve/tube testers able to measure both anode current (Ia: in mA) and mutual conductance (Gm in mA/V) simultaneously. The VCM 163 was the final, and best, valve/tube tester ever built by AVO from 1966 to the 1970s.

The metal label at the rear of the instrument reads as follows:-
Avo Ltd
Avocet House
Dover, Kent
Made in England
No. 1110 Type 163

Approximate Maximum Unpacked Dimensions:-

Height: 35cm (18.1″)
Width: 46cm (14.2″)
Depth: 35cm (13.8″)

PAT Test
The 240 volt valve tester has been electrically tested using a flagship Seaward Europa PAT tester, and passed the UK Portable Appliance Inspection (PAT test).

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NB: International customers, (excluding the EU /EAA), please contact us for a fully insured shipping quote. Please also be aware that delivery would be with customs duty unpaid (DDU).  In addition to the cost of the item and insured shipping, you will probably have to pay duty before your country's custom's office will release the parcel for final delivery.

Unfortunately, we are unable to ship to the EU or EEA as we are not IOSS/VAT registered.

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