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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7025 on: July 10, 2018, 09:50:19 am »
Keysight U1620A 2 channel 200 MHz handheld scope.

You, sir, are evil. You just let me know this wonderful piece of kit for measuring SMPS high side, and my money just automatically went to Keysight :-//.
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« Reply #7026 on: July 10, 2018, 11:12:18 am »
Keysight U1620A 2 channel 200 MHz handheld scope.

You, sir, are evil. You just let me know this wonderful piece of kit for measuring SMPS high side, and my money just automatically went to Keysight :-//.

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« Reply #7027 on: July 11, 2018, 12:24:02 am »
I don't have the proper power adapter which is 15 VDC @ 4amp. It uses what I am calling a 2.5mm "safety" barrel plug - does anyone know where to source one, I have plenty of power adapters and would be happy to just change the end.
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« Reply #7028 on: July 11, 2018, 01:14:14 am »
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« Reply #7029 on: July 11, 2018, 10:33:45 am »
Squeezed this one in just before the Turdball GST Tax on all imports into Australia  :--

40W 300x200 Chinese Laser Cutter/Engraver with adjustable bed and a few more extras than the really cheap evilbay ones.

ETA Tomorrow  ;D

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« Reply #7030 on: July 11, 2018, 05:58:26 pm »
40W 300x200 Chinese Laser Cutter/Engraver with adjustable bed and a few more extras than the really cheap evilbay ones.

Linky and price? I've been promising myself a laser cutter for a couple of years now and have a bit of spare cash
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« Reply #7031 on: July 11, 2018, 07:05:13 pm »
40W 300x200 Chinese Laser Cutter/Engraver with adjustable bed and a few more extras than the really cheap evilbay ones.

Linky and price? I've been promising myself a laser cutter for a couple of years now and have a bit of spare cash

This one. Voleren has been around a good while on Alibaba. Most likely you will get in touch with Ronny whose English is really good. Freight you will need to sort out depending on surface or air. I had mine shipped Air to avoid port fees etc.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Freeshipping-Factory-sell-WR3020-laser-engraving-cutting-maching-laser-engraver-laser-cutter-working-area-300-200mm/32820974406.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.653c4c4dTu6zfN
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7032 on: July 11, 2018, 08:52:59 pm »
40W 300x200 Chinese Laser Cutter/Engraver with adjustable bed and a few more extras than the really cheap evilbay ones.

Please open a thread when it arrives, I am sure there is something to improve in that device.  :P
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« Reply #7033 on: July 11, 2018, 09:04:07 pm »
40W 300x200 Chinese Laser Cutter/Engraver with adjustable bed and a few more extras than the really cheap evilbay ones.

Please open a thread when it arrives, I am sure there is something to improve in that device.  :P

Will do. It already has a bunch of the 'upgrades' that purchasers of the cheap blue Chinese one seem to do or have to do when people buy them. To have these done as stock is worth the extra $ IMO.
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« Reply #7034 on: July 11, 2018, 11:02:46 pm »
Is that equal to the so called K40 laser cutter/engravers?
I am also interested in purchasing one, but then already shipped from Germany so to evade the import duties and taxes, it would cost around €350.-
 

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« Reply #7035 on: July 12, 2018, 04:36:37 am »
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7036 on: July 12, 2018, 05:28:34 am »
"The listing you’re looking for is no longer available. Check out this similar item we found for you."

lul what..? Does include solder and helping hands though.. :-DD

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« Reply #7037 on: July 12, 2018, 07:23:41 am »
Thanks,

I got that one because I could not touch the TS OLED irons made with chinesium.

That will be my travel iron...
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7038 on: July 12, 2018, 08:47:33 am »
Pulled trigger on one of these little beauties today, it will be with me tomorrow, more voltnuttery toys to play with  :-DMM
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« Reply #7039 on: July 12, 2018, 09:07:43 am »
Wait, what? You think a measly BM867S is volt-nuttery territory? :wtf:

Something like an HP/Agilent/Keysight 3458A* that's been kept calibrated OTOH, would be a different story entirely for a DMM.   ;)

* 8.5 digit beastie still in production.
 

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« Reply #7040 on: July 12, 2018, 09:38:15 am »
WTF! check the specs on that Brymen BM867s, its not an cheapo meter at all, it's made by the same company who makes the EEVblog meter and the original EEVblog meter was just a rebadged Brymen.

I think it will sit alongside my other meters, Flukes, 25(s), 27(s) and 8840A, HP 3466A(s), Philips PM 2521, Solartron 7045, Kyoritsu 1400, TMK700, AVO Mk8 and many others both analogue and digital.

There are varying degrees of voltnuttery, those meters such as you mention simply will not fit in my small lab, I've recently sold on my Fluke 8505A for that reason. To have meters such as the 3458A requires very deep pockets  :palm: which is something most pensioners I know don't have, but if I could afford to, I'd have those meters in a heartbeat, and a bigger house to setup a bigger lab  :-+
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« Reply #7041 on: July 12, 2018, 11:45:00 am »
Is that equal to the so called K40 laser cutter/engravers?
I am also interested in purchasing one, but then already shipped from Germany so to evade the import duties and taxes, it would cost around €350.-

On paper the Laser itself is the same power but the rest of it is quite different. Optics, Nozzle, Slides & Bed are better than the K40. I looked at adding a few improvements for a K40 to bring it closer to this spec and buying this one made a lot more sense.

Our beloved Australian Government 'in theory' has just added to ALL imports 10%GST regardless of price while it used to be over $1k only along with duty from that point. So we have gone from 'sensible' to STUPID in the last 2 weeks.

THREAD is HERE http://www.eevblog.com/forum/reviews/40w-300x200mm-laser-cutter-engraver-vollerun/new/#new
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7042 on: July 12, 2018, 01:02:20 pm »
Wait, what? You think a measly BM867S is volt-nuttery territory? :wtf:

Something like an HP/Agilent/Keysight 3458A* that's been kept calibrated OTOH, would be a different story entirely for a DMM.   ;)

* 8.5 digit beastie still in production.
It's one of the few handhelds that can claim 5 1/2 digits on some of its ranges and gives most handhelds a run for their money in other areas too. You don't need exotic and eye-wateringly expensive gear to make it interesting for the voltage inclined folk. Sure a 3458A would be a looker in the lab, but when it comes to poking mains or a board I'm not quite familiar with I'd be more comfortable with this one.

Nice purchase Specmaster. I've been eyeing its bigger brother regularly, but really don't need yet another handheld. That's no excuse, but knowing it'd go at the expense of other needed equipment is.
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« Reply #7043 on: July 12, 2018, 05:12:51 pm »
Wait, what? You think a measly BM867S is volt-nuttery territory? :wtf:

Something like an HP/Agilent/Keysight 3458A* that's been kept calibrated OTOH, would be a different story entirely for a DMM.   ;)

* 8.5 digit beastie still in production.
It's one of the few handhelds that can claim 5 1/2 digits on some of its ranges and gives most handhelds a run for their money in other areas too. You don't need exotic and eye-wateringly expensive gear to make it interesting for the voltage inclined folk. Sure a 3458A would be a looker in the lab, but when it comes to poking mains or a board I'm not quite familiar with I'd be more comfortable with this one.

Nice purchase Specmaster. I've been eyeing its bigger brother regularly, but really don't need yet another handheld. That's no excuse, but knowing it'd go at the expense of other needed equipment is.
Thank you, I looked at its bigger brother (same physical size) and decided that I'm extremely unlikely to come across any VF drives nor have a need for 2 temperature inputs. I don't recall any other differences in the meter apart from very slightly improved accuracy from 0.05% to 0.03%.

TBH until bd139 got one, I never really looked at Brymen, then it clicked into place that Dave Jones's first meter was a rebadged one and his latest one is also based on and indeed built by Brymen. There is no way that he would do that if they were not of a reliable  quality, with a high precision standard. While they may not be of same build quality as my venerable Fluke 25's and 27's performance wise they are a match and unless I plan to use them in the middle of war zone will be perfectly adequate for the job.

I'm other news I'm invited to take part in an online survey by RS on Monday which is all about their calibration dept and service. Bearing in mind the issues I had with my 3478A and how I had to calibrate it myself, should be quite interesting.
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« Reply #7044 on: July 12, 2018, 07:38:59 pm »
Dave Jones's first meter was a rebadged one and his latest one is also based on and indeed built by Brymen.
If you are referring to the BM235 and the 121GW respectively, the latter is designed and built by UEi, not Brymen.

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« Reply #7045 on: July 12, 2018, 08:20:30 pm »
Dave Jones's first meter was a rebadged one and his latest one is also based on and indeed built by Brymen.
If you are referring to the BM235 and the 121GW respectively, the latter is designed and built by UEi, not Brymen.

(But Brymen is really good)
I was indeed but thanks for putting me right, can't say as I know of UEi, it must be a brand not represented here in the UK?
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« Reply #7046 on: July 12, 2018, 09:16:05 pm »
WTF! check the specs on that Brymen BM867s, its not an cheapo meter at all, it's made by the same company who makes the EEVblog meter and the original EEVblog meter was just a rebadged Brymen.
The first line was meant as a joke. Clearly that part wasn't interpreted as intended, so my apologies.  :-[

As per Brymen, they're decent handhelds that offer a lot of value over more well known brands IME (I own a BM857 which = BM867's older brother). But if I need more resolution than 50k count units can provide (I consider the 500,000 button as liar mode  :o  ;D), I go to my bench meter (GW Instek GDM-8251A I got cheap when all the ITT surplus flooded eBay).

For the record, my experience in volt-nuttery comes from aerospace, so that's probably not helping matters much.

There are varying degrees of voltnuttery, those meters such as you mention simply will not fit in my small lab, I've recently sold on my Fluke 8505A for that reason. To have meters such as the 3458A requires very deep pockets  :palm: which is something most pensioners I know don't have, but if I could afford to, I'd have those meters in a heartbeat, and a bigger house to setup a bigger lab  :-+
I can certainly understand the issues of finding the physical space for boat anchors. But the smaller format 5.5 or 6.5 digit bench models would seem to be a reasonable compromise.

Even on costs, if something suitable shows up on the used market (I know it's tougher in the UK).
 

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« Reply #7047 on: July 12, 2018, 09:38:24 pm »
WTF! check the specs on that Brymen BM867s, its not an cheapo meter at all, it's made by the same company who makes the EEVblog meter and the original EEVblog meter was just a rebadged Brymen.
The first line was meant as a joke. Clearly that part wasn't interpreted as intended, so my apologies.  :-[

As per Brymen, they're decent handhelds that offer a lot of value over more well known brands IME (I own a BM857 which = BM867's older brother). But if I need more resolution than 50k count units can provide (I consider the 500,000 button as liar mode  :o  ;D), I go to my bench meter (GW Instek GDM-8251A I got cheap when all the ITT surplus flooded eBay).

For the record, my experience in volt-nuttery comes from aerospace, so that's probably not helping matters much.

There are varying degrees of voltnuttery, those meters such as you mention simply will not fit in my small lab, I've recently sold on my Fluke 8505A for that reason. To have meters such as the 3458A requires very deep pockets  :palm: which is something most pensioners I know don't have, but if I could afford to, I'd have those meters in a heartbeat, and a bigger house to setup a bigger lab  :-+
I can certainly understand the issues of finding the physical space for boat anchors. But the smaller format 5.5 or 6.5 digit bench models would seem to be a reasonable compromise.

Even on costs, if something suitable shows up on the used market (I know it's tougher in the UK).
Haha, apology accepted, I did wonder if you was joking as most people would accept that meter as being decent. When you decide not to use liar mode,  how much is it out by when you switch to your 8251A meter? I don't actually do anything that demands that much accuracy, TBH, most domestic radio and audio gear tends to have voltage references expressed in 0.1v steps so even a 3.5 digit meter is perfectly suitable for my needs. That said of course its just like a car, its always nice to have more power on tap in case you need it at some point.

Aerospace I can imagine might need the extra accuracy and yes, I often look at the items on offer in the USA on Ebay and many times I've gone to click on the BIN button then I remember to check the shipping costs which are often considerably higher then the item in the first place and I back down.  :wtf:
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7048 on: July 12, 2018, 10:14:38 pm »
Dave Jones's first meter was a rebadged one and his latest one is also based on and indeed built by Brymen.
If you are referring to the BM235 and the 121GW respectively, the latter is designed and built by UEi, not Brymen.

(But Brymen is really good)
I was indeed but thanks for putting me right, can't say as I know of UEi, it must be a brand not represented here in the UK?

UEi definitely have a UK presence, I think they're represented in the UK (not exclusively) by Kane and May and badged for British Gas, so I'm pretty sure they'd meet the CAT ratings on the front.

I have a DM393, nice little meter, bit slow, true RMS, seems accurate enough.

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« Reply #7049 on: July 13, 2018, 12:20:35 am »
Haha, apology accepted, I did wonder if you was joking as most people would accept that meter as being decent. When you decide not to use liar mode,  how much is it out by when you switch to your 8251A meter? I don't actually do anything that demands that much accuracy, TBH, most domestic radio and audio gear tends to have voltage references expressed in 0.1v steps so even a 3.5 digit meter is perfectly suitable for my needs. That said of course its just like a car, its always nice to have more power on tap in case you need it at some point.

Aerospace I can imagine might need the extra accuracy and yes, I often look at the items on offer in the USA on Ebay and many times I've gone to click on the BIN button then I remember to check the shipping costs which are often considerably higher then the item in the first place and I back down.  :wtf:
The BM867 is definitely a decent meter IMHO. It may not have every bell and whistle as it's bigger brother has (BM869 for those that aren't familiar), but the quality and value offered is astounding. I'd actually rank Brymen's value the best I'm aware of for handhelds.

My major handhelds include a Uni-T UT139C (6k count), Brymen BM857 (50k count), Agilent  U1252B (50k count), and a Fluke 27/FM (great whopping 3.2k counts, but built like a tank and is easily fixed as long as you don't blow the IC). There's the bench meter of course, and a few DT-830 freebies (they make great road DMM's and panel meters).

As per more power, I truly get it, but it's from the lazy POV. Meaning I'd rather use a 50k count meter where a 6k count meter would do in order to take advantage of significant digits so I don't have to do any math.  >:D Toss in the fact I like my toys, this fact doesn't improve my purchasing habits either (within reason, as I'm not that far gone ATM).  :-DD

In regard to absolute accuracy, do keep in mind none of my meters are calibrated at this point (those that were have expired). That said however, comparing them using an inexpensive voltage reference, they're all well within spec last I checked.  :-+

In regard to US ebay sellers, I do see decent prices incl. shipping for UK/EU buyers at times, so it's worth setting up notifications IMHO.  ;) The link for the Fluke 27/FM would be one example. Just requires more patience than those of us in the US (and a 230V capable PSU that at most, only requires a different fuse for bench gear).

Worst case, if there is something specific you're after, posting a WTB thread could direct you to the right item at the right price (i.e. someone might be in the know of the right company close-out & auction house handling it). Certainly doesn't hurt to make such a thread at any rate.   :-+
 


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