Launched to great acclaim in 1951, the venerable AVO Model 8 professional multimeter for electronic testing has reached retirement: the final Model 8 will leave Megger’s Dover factory in October, where it has been produced since its introduction.
Despite rising prices over the years, forced by the labour-intensive production methods needed to manufacture analogue instruments, demand for the AVO Model 8 professional multimeter has continued to this day, albeit at much reduced levels. The decision to discontinue this iconic product has, however, been forced by the lack of availability of the components needed for its production.
“This is, in some ways, a sad moment,” said Nick Hilditch of Megger , “but it has to be said that measurement technology has moved on a long way since the AVO 8 professional multimeter was designed. Our latest multimeters offer much more than the AVO 8 ever could and, of course, they’re much more competitively priced.”
“One thing hasn’t changed, however,” he continued. “When the AVO 8 professional multimeter was launched, we were at the forefront of developments in portable instrument technology, and today we still retain that position. Our development laboratories in Dover and the USA continue to come up with innovative instruments that satisfy our customers’ needs efficiently and cost effectively.”
Those who have always wanted a brand new AVO 8 professional multimeter should contact the Megger sales department immediately, and hope they are still in time to order one from the final batch.