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Is the Keysight 16048A the worlds most useless accessory?

Question asked by drkirkby on Feb 16, 2015
Latest reply on Mar 4, 2015 by yeechuang
I know this is not about network analysers,  but given there are no forums for LCR meters, the network analyzers forums are the closest.  

Does anyone know the purpose of this?

http://www.keysight.com/en/pd-1000000480%3Aepsg%3Apro-pn-16048A/test-lead-bnc-connector-to-bnc-connector-board?cc=US&lc=eng

The manual states it is so a user can attach their own test fixture to the LCR meter. But I can't work out what it achieves that one can not achieve with 4 leads with BNC connectors each end.  Given all the bench LCR meter below about 30 MHz have 4 standard BNC connectors,  what's the point in that?

Why would one want to spend $643 to do something that it looks to me one could do with cables? Superficially at least, it looks as though it could win a prize for the most useless accessory!

Am I missing something?

Dave.  

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