VCM163 AVO Valve Characteristic Meter (Valve Vacuum Tube Tester)
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VCM163 AVO Valve Characteristic Meter (Valve Vacuum Tube Tester)

  • £1,795.00

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VCM163 AVO Valve Characteristic Meter (Valve Vacuum Tube Tester)

A working, (calibrated and standardised), electrically tested, flagship VCM 163 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.

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.

In very good used condition with a few blemishes, scratches and scuffs on the external surfaces commensurate with age and use. Some of the images show reflections from the table on the sides of the tester and are not defects. 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). See it working on YouTube below or visit
https://youtu.be/M6i6D51bNjM



The metal label at the rear of the instrument reads as follows:-
Avo Ltd
Avocet House
Dover, Kent
Made in England
Type 163

Approximate Maximum Unpacked Dimensions:-

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

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

We are offering this AVO VCM 163 for £1799, and this price excludes shipping. As this item weighs nearly 20Kg, and is quite large is dimension, it will cost a significant amount of money to ship outside the UK.


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