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  • Posted on December 7th, 2010 EEVblog 25 comments
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    • Tom

      What about a kit?

      • http://www.eevblog.com EEVblog

        I used to have kits when the SC article first came out, but SMD kits are a pain in the arse.
        It’s actually easier to simply have them assembled.

    • Cham

      Erm… There appears to be no products in that shop? Or do I have to register just to see what products are there?

    • http://www.toddfun.com/ Todd Harrison

      I registered when this first came up 3 hours ago and still not products list. :(

      I hope its not sold out, even so it should show the uCurrent with details, price and marked sold out.

    • John

      Oh Dave, the apostrophe doesn’t mean “Here comes an S!” :)

      • Eric

        It’s a contraction of ‘is’

    • http://www.toddfun.com/ Todd Harrison

      @John
      Dave is Australian. He doesn’t use the Kings English. :)
      Todd

    • http://www.toddfun.com/ Todd Harrison

      @Me

      D’oh “King’s English”

      I guess we don’t use it in America either. lmao @ myself.

      Todd

    • donrata

      @John

      • John

        That’s a different way to look at it I guess. I have tunnel vision, I suppose. Thanks :)

    • http://www.toddfun.com/ Todd Harrison

      @donrata
      Nope. Just closed and restarted my browser and logged back in and still no uCurrent.

      I even remoted into a PC at work and tried. No products at all at http://www.eevblog.com/shop/

      :(

      Todd

      • Tom

        I’ve seen the uCurrent in the shop about 12 hours ago, AU$49 or close and 1 in stock. It was at 21:44 – I’ve left the first comment and that’s the timestamp. Now the shop page takes ages to open and the shop is empty, is it possible it is not showing items with 0 stock assuming someone has ordered the last one in last few hours?

    • Richard C

      I saw the count go from 8 to 5 to 3 in less than a day. My guess is they’re gone.

      I got my order in when there were 8, so I took the count down to 7.

    • John

      Dave! Quit your dayjob, raise the price and start making these instead. They’re selling better than hotcakes on sale!

      • http://www.eevblog.com EEVblog

        The excitement over a few dozen ain’t quite enough to retire to easy street!
        BTW, the

        • James

          Brilliant! I am a UK resident, and have been an EPE subscriber for the past 18 months. I noticed that a lot of content they publish is attributed to SiliconChip. When you mentioned in yor blog entry about the

          • http://www.eevblog.com EEVblog

            EPE won’t be selling kits or boards for this.

    • PedroV

      I think they’re out of stock! I got the number 2 and only one was left.

    • CJ

      It’s a great little design, I’ve made a couple of them for myself, used the T-Tech QC5000 to mill them out, It’s almost an exact copy but had to change some minor things because DK was out of stock of the exact parts Dave used. Well done Dave!

    • http://www.eevblog.com EEVblog

      I only listed 20 units, although I actually have 30 of them (the number of blank PCB’s I had left). Yes, those 20 have sold out, and for some reason the shop makes the product vanish when there is zero stock. Even though I found a setting for that and have enabled it.
      I’m obviously too stupid to drive ZenCart correctly.
      More will be online soon.

    • http://hackedgadgets.com Alan Parekh

      Hey Dave,

      Looks like the uCurrent is in super high demand! I don’t see a web site or company name on the product though. Just keeping it low profile? Or is there a reason for not plastering it with a web address for jealous bench mates to know where to get their own.

      Alan

      • http://www.eevblog.com EEVblog

        This product was designed and published before the blog was even conceived, hence no plastering of a “brand” or web site.
        Future products will have EEVblog plastered on them were appropriate.
        I always figure those curious enough will find it!
        It’s #1 on Google for

    • Ted

      Missed out again…

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    • Richard C

      Mine arrived today. Not bad for overseas mail during the holiday season (I’m in California, USA).

      I was a little afraid after reading about the “dodgy resistors” blog entries, but I’ve verified that mine works perfectly. I have an old Fluke 16 with a uA setting intended mainly for checking furnace flame sensor circuits. It is accurate, but its resistance is something like 5K. I also have a Fluke 179 with no uA range. I used the uCurrent adaptor to feed into the 179′s millivolt range, and put it in series with the Fluke 16′s uA range. I fed the circuit several currents via a voltage supply and resistor, and the two agreed perfectly to four digits. The difference is that the uCurrent/179 combo presents about 500 times less resistance than the Fluke 16 uA range.