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 Post subject: Wavetek 2405
PostPosted: Jan Sun 08, 2017 2:49 am 
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Just received a Wavetek 2405. Does anyone know if the display is backlit?


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 Post subject: Re: Wavetek 2405
PostPosted: Jan Sun 08, 2017 5:36 am 
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Isn't that a florescent display? Should be producing its own light. Did they claim it was working when they listed it?


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 Post subject: Re: Wavetek 2405
PostPosted: Jan Sun 08, 2017 6:52 am 
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It's a LCD display and the parts list shows backlit option, but I can't find any one who has this unit to say if it does or not, or is it a hardware option never connected or software enabled. The manual just say you can adjust the contrast. Its an excellent test set but the display has to be looked upon directly.


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 Post subject: Re: Wavetek 2405
PostPosted: Jan Sun 08, 2017 12:34 pm 
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It's a LCD display and the parts list shows backlit option, but I can't find any one who has this unit to say if it does or not, or is it a hardware option never connected or software enabled. The manual just say you can adjust the contrast. Its an excellent test set but the display has to be looked upon directly.
Have you not opened it up and looked? It should be pretty easy to see whether or not it has back lighting.

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 Post subject: Re: Wavetek 2405
PostPosted: Jan Thu 12, 2017 5:27 am 
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It is backlit with a glass luminous plate behind the LCD display but it is very dim. The power supply called for is 100vac / 400hz, it actually measures 104vac /467hz. The display is 40 character 2 lines. Does anyone think a luminous plate is available or LEDs or just gluing an LED at each corner and go for the crude look. :roll:


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