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 Post subject: Conar 223 Tube Tester.?
PostPosted: Oct Thu 10, 2019 4:08 am 
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While at a flea market I saw this tester and the guy wanted $40.00 for it. Has anyone ever owned one or know anything about this tester.

Gerry


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 Post subject: Re: Conar 223 Tube Tester.?
PostPosted: Oct Thu 10, 2019 4:46 am 
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http://bama.edebris.com/manuals/conar/223/


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 Post subject: Re: Conar 223 Tube Tester.?
PostPosted: Oct Thu 10, 2019 8:33 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Conar 223 Tube Tester.?
PostPosted: Oct Thu 10, 2019 12:07 pm 
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It's a basic emissions only tester. As Jimmie mentioned, how "good" it is within it's design limits is further complicated by the skill of the original builder, and how well it has withstood the march of time. $45 seems a bit steep for this particular one. I'd offer $25 if it's the one you really want, and walk away if the answer is no.

There are "better" ones out there in the $50 price range, but you may of course end up having to pay for shipping as well, which can double that price.

What kind of tubes do you want to test? And for what purpose? Both of those questions will answer what kind of tester you will need.

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 Post subject: Re: Conar 223 Tube Tester.?
PostPosted: Oct Fri 11, 2019 12:20 am 
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I went back to the dealer and offered $25.00 as Barrie suggested but he refused my offer. He declined my offer. I walked away.

Thanks guys for answering my post.

Gerry


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 Post subject: Re: Conar 223 Tube Tester.?
PostPosted: Oct Fri 11, 2019 2:48 am 
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Conar 223's are good for only two things, both harvested: Tube sockets, and the 250 or 300 ohm rheostat used for line adjust - it has the "off" detent and is handy for replacing the line adjust rheostat on Hickoks. Almost all the tube sockets are nice Amphenol or Cinch sockets, with one or two EHC sockets. I've junked 6 or 7 as they are cheap around here because every sailor of the era used their GI bill to take the NRI course(s). I've seen Conar meters, scopes, pattern generators, and of course, the tube testers at least once every year, at yard sales.

Lately, I see a lot of solderless breadboards and the parts kits from the local community college.

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 Post subject: Re: Conar 223 Tube Tester.?
PostPosted: Oct Fri 11, 2019 6:00 am 
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This emission tester is the same circuit as the Triplett, Eico, Knight, Heathkit, and many others. It is a good little tester and $40 in working condition and looking good with the manuals would have been a decent price.

DM


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