More about the Ability Meter 4a

This Ability Meter incorporates the following features:

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  • More Responsive Microammeter
  • Natural Needle Response
  • Improved Battery System
  • Balance Counter On/Off Switch
  • Needle Movement Counter
  • Clear, ergonomic design
  • Oiled wood case (acts as stand)
  • Heavily plated, long-life electrodes
  • 2-year guarantee
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In addition it has the following special features:
  • There is no Balance knob as the needle is brought to 'SET' by the exclusive auto-rebalancing electronics. This occurs very rapidly because of the Highly Responsive Microammeter.
It is unique and natural because Ability Meter needle movements are specially manufactured to our specifications and form the heart of our unrivalled and highly acclaimed Natural Needle Response. The fast movement of the needle instantly and accurately reflects what is actually happening within the mind of the subject with no inertial, or self-generated needle swings.
This response can only be achieved by using specially manufactured, high quality needle movements. Attempts to artificially simulate the same response by electronic means result in unnatural needle responses which do not truly correspond to what is happening with the client.
  • The Balance position is shown on a large LCD display.
There are also digital displays of the total count of Balance changes in a session and of the Time. Sensitivity can be adjusted to suit the subject. The use of modern, completely stable electronics, means that the Ability Meter will provide years of reliable operation with no necessity for subsequent re-calibration after manufacture, due to changes in ambient temperature, or battery voltage.
  • Manual Mode
  • There is a pushbutton switch on each side of the meter so that the needle can be brought to SET using either hand. There is also an optional remote plug-in switch, which can be used as a footswitch. These switches can be operated silently and move the needle to the SET position in a fraction of a second, when the needle has reached either end of the dial.
  • Automatic Mode
  • In this mode the meter detects when the needle has reached the end of the dial and generates an automatic needle SET. The manual pushbuttons however, remain operational. A red LED at the SET position on the dial illuminates momentarily, whenever a needle SET is activated, eliminating any confusion between a genuine Read and a meter-generated rebalancing movement.
    Due to the automatic design of this Ability Meter, it can be used equally well by left or right-handed clients
    Once you have used an Automatic Ability Meter, you won't want to go back to a non-automatic meter - Our customers say this!!
    Some of the many advantages of this Meter:
    • Since the needle is brought to SET rapidly (automatic rebalancing), there is little chance of missing a Read (instant needle response), which may occur if one has to adjust the Balance manually, or if the needle moves right off the dial.
    • The meter demands much less attention from the user, either solo or with a client. For example, when assessing a list, the user can SET the needle at the beginning of the question without looking at the dial and know that it will be ready to catch any Read which may occur at the end of the question.
  • The ease with which the needle can be SET, particularly using the footswitch or in automatic mode, is a great asset to the solo user of this equipment.
    Special New Features:
    • New circuitry in the Ability Meter Model 4a, overcomes the problem of a drop in sensitivity at high Balance settings.
    • This Ability Meter 4a, unlike other meters, is very economical to use because it runs on only two AA non re-chargeable cells, lasting in the region of 1200 hours.  These are available almost anywhere and can be replaced easily without opening the case.  There is also a low battery indicator, as well as the usual battery indication on the dial. If you forget to turn the meter off - no problem - it will turn itself off automatically if not used for 30 minutes.
    • The Needle Movement counter (previously an option), is now included as a standard feature. This facility provides an alternative, more accurate method of counting the total of Balance Action (a.k.a. TA) on the basis of the amount of rebalancing required during a session.
    • The Ability Meter 4a is hand made in one-off production, with absolutely no compromise in the high quality of construction and the components used.

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