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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7875 on: December 03, 2018, 03:28:52 pm »
I find myself using it so much it might as well almost be permanently attached to me as I move around the house these days. (trying to catch up on lots of projects over the cold weather months) Of course measuring current without wire removal is just so very useful but also its NCV setting is too. I find myself using it to scan all sorts of devices. Some low voltage devices, like the PS2 keyboard I am typing on, inexplicably turn out to have high voltages present somewhere.  Will need to take it apart at some point to figure out why.

jus got my new clamp meter
Uni-t UT210E which is more than enough for my work


In the big thread about the UT-210E some people have modified it to allow tapping off the signal to a scope.
« Last Edit: December 03, 2018, 03:31:14 pm by cdev »
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7876 on: December 03, 2018, 05:54:58 pm »
jus got my new clamp meter
Uni-t UT210E which is more than enough for my work


In the big thread about the UT-210E some people have modified it to allow tapping off the signal to a scope.

Ivan7enych posted a photo of his current probe output mod.

joeqsmith started a series of posts for his current probe output and bandwidth mods. He also made a video about it:

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7877 on: December 03, 2018, 06:06:54 pm »
Received one of these strange, but dirt cheap Chinese frequency meters:

https://www.ebay.de/itm/plj-8led-h-hf-signal-frequenzzähler-zähler-tester-modul-0-1-1000mhz/392058493508

Naturally without any manual AND the red/black wires for the power and anemic signal connector inverted !!!
But it turns on, the blue digits are to die for ;) AND it even measures my scope 1KHz calibration taps (soon I'll even start the generator to see how far does it go, but after I'll rework the input).

Playing with the front buttons I've got selection from:

Channel A/B ?!?!?
Digital filter On/Off
A number to set:
IF xxxxxxxx

Pressing and holding both at power up, displays the firmware version: 2015.11.something

If somebody has already a manual for it, I will appreciate it.

 Cheers,
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Here it is in English.   See this page:  https://www.zl2pd.com/files/PLJ-8LED_Manual_Translation_EN.pdf

There are several pages on the net and a couple of YouTube videos about it.  Just search the web for:  PLJ-8LED
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7878 on: December 03, 2018, 07:00:33 pm »
Received one of these strange, but dirt cheap Chinese frequency meters:

https://www.ebay.de/itm/plj-8led-h-hf-signal-frequenzzähler-zähler-tester-modul-0-1-1000mhz/392058493508

Naturally without any manual AND the red/black wires for the power and anemic signal connector inverted !!!
But it turns on, the blue digits are to die for ;) AND it even measures my scope 1KHz calibration taps (soon I'll even start the generator to see how far does it go, but after I'll rework the input).

Playing with the front buttons I've got selection from:

Channel A/B ?!?!?
Digital filter On/Off
A number to set:
IF xxxxxxxx

Pressing and holding both at power up, displays the firmware version: 2015.11.something

If somebody has already a manual for it, I will appreciate it.

 Cheers,
 DC1MC
I got one of those, very happy with it but the decimal point stays in place at each 3rd digit to indicate thousands is annoying. I use it now when I need to use 2 counters only because of it.
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7879 on: December 03, 2018, 09:31:27 pm »
Received one of these strange, but dirt cheap Chinese frequency meters:

https://www.ebay.de/itm/plj-8led-h-hf-signal-frequenzzähler-zähler-tester-modul-0-1-1000mhz/392058493508

Naturally without any manual AND the red/black wires for the power and anemic signal connector inverted !!!
But it turns on, the blue digits are to die for ;) AND it even measures my scope 1KHz calibration taps (soon I'll even start the generator to see how far does it go, but after I'll rework the input).

Playing with the front buttons I've got selection from:

Channel A/B ?!?!?
Digital filter On/Off
A number to set:
IF xxxxxxxx

Pressing and holding both at power up, displays the firmware version: 2015.11.something

If somebody has already a manual for it, I will appreciate it.

 Cheers,
 DC1MC

Someone else has posted the link to the manual so I won't bother but will add that these little meters are damn good value for money, they're pretty accurate and have a bunch of features like selectable IF offset (via the 6 pin header on the rear) which makes them useful for building in to radio projects, the ones I've had do generate a bit of RF noise so you need to pay attention to power supply filtering and they can benefit from shielding.
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7880 on: December 04, 2018, 08:45:53 am »
There is a manual floating around for a previous version of the PCB.

8-digit LED Frequency Counter Module
Model PLJ-8LED-C
User Manual V 1.0
May 2014


Received one of these strange, but dirt cheap Chinese frequency meters:

https://www.ebay.de/itm/plj-8led-h-hf-signal-frequenzzähler-zähler-tester-modul-0-1-1000mhz/392058493508

Naturally without any manual AND the red/black wires for the power and anemic signal connector inverted !!!
But it turns on, the blue digits are to die for ;) AND it even measures my scope 1KHz calibration taps (soon I'll even start the generator to see how far does it go, but after I'll rework the input).

Playing with the front buttons I've got selection from:

Channel A/B ?!?!?
Digital filter On/Off
A number to set:
IF xxxxxxxx

Pressing and holding both at power up, displays the firmware version: 2015.11.something

If somebody has already a manual for it, I will appreciate it.

 Cheers,
 DC1MC
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7881 on: December 04, 2018, 10:55:40 am »
I bought two more sets of EEVBLOG uSleeve because it now has a 40% discount.  ;D
 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7882 on: December 04, 2018, 02:31:11 pm »
A few lots of 'Copper' (I hope) 10mm metal braided sleeve  for the 3 phase VFD wires on my CNC that currently run single insulated past some sharp metal edges :palm: parallel to the stepper and control wiring for good measure.

Also a couple of emergency stop switches to fit around it in case it all goes horribly wrong.



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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7883 on: December 04, 2018, 07:41:37 pm »
I bought two more sets of EEVBLOG uSleeve because it now has a 40% discount.  ;D

Mew-sleeve discount is of dubious value  because when I bought mine the shipping (worldwide) was included. Now essentially the same price. Possibly better situation for aussie peeps but that does the rest of us no good.
 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7884 on: December 05, 2018, 06:48:31 am »
I bought new snips. But not regular ones.
Don't you always try to strip wires with your snips? Me too, and I somehow fail miserably when I try.

I fixed that today. I bought 14 22 160.
 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7885 on: December 05, 2018, 08:57:55 am »
Mew-sleeve discount is of dubious value  because when I bought mine the shipping (worldwide) was included. Now essentially the same price. Possibly better situation for aussie peeps but that does the rest of us no good.

Not sure where you see that as its still $15 AUD with free shipping: https://www.eevblog.com/product/usleeve/
 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7886 on: December 05, 2018, 09:18:36 am »
Mew-sleeve discount is of dubious value  because when I bought mine the shipping (worldwide) was included. Now essentially the same price. Possibly better situation for aussie peeps but that does the rest of us no good.

Not sure where you see that as its still $15 AUD with free shipping: https://www.eevblog.com/product/usleeve/

I stand corrected Thanks. PEBKAC. when Dave sent out his discount I went through the checkout  but somehow fail-ded finger click on radio button coordination test. and didn't notice so took the total price listed (DHL option selected) as gospel.  :palm:
 
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7887 on: December 06, 2018, 04:50:49 pm »
A Surface Pro 6 w/ Type Cover bundle for $799. Returned the same day due to poor quality control. Over-applied LCD adhesive extruded to chassis, and can't be cleaned off without pulling the entire strip out.
Even worse thing: BestBuy doesn't have it in stock, and I have to wait another few days for the exchange unit to arrive.

Originally bought as a fixed shop machine for my USB microscope displaying, CNC motion controlling, PnP machine controlling and other UI-intensive tasks in my shop.
 

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« Reply #7888 on: December 06, 2018, 07:43:40 pm »
A spanking new boxed 87v for under £220!  :)

Sparks and Smoke means i'm nearly there! 8)
 
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7889 on: December 06, 2018, 07:46:45 pm »
Scissors!

Sparks and Smoke means i'm nearly there! 8)
 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7890 on: December 06, 2018, 08:08:19 pm »
The DE-5000 that is so popular in this very forum


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« Reply #7891 on: December 06, 2018, 08:16:42 pm »
The DE-5000 that is so popular in this very forum



You will enjoy it buddy but I would recommend doing the 4 wire conversion on the leads. There are a couple videos on YouTube for how to do it. It's easy, even I managed to do it. If you need the links for the videos just post and I will find them for you.
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« Reply #7892 on: December 06, 2018, 08:36:06 pm »
Got 1 of these too... handy for labelling all my boxes of "junk"(very important stuffs), depending who you ask... me or the Mrs!

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« Reply #7893 on: December 06, 2018, 09:06:09 pm »
Handy as hell wee tool. I have the older cabled one too which is handy but the battery one is so much more usable!

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Siemens Inductor
« Reply #7894 on: December 06, 2018, 10:47:49 pm »
Yet, another used Siemens beefy inductor, 2 bucks, as I can't bear the thought of the recycler going to salvage the copper inside, so here we go.

Measured details : DCR = 0.04 Ohm , inductance = 502uH@100Hz and 460uH@100KHz.

Yep, still don't have any idea what to do with it.  :palm:
 
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« Reply #7895 on: December 06, 2018, 10:52:53 pm »
Yet, another used Siemens beefy inductor, 2 bucks, as I can't bear the thought of the recycler going to salvage the copper inside, so here we go.

Measured details : DCR = 0.04 Ohm , inductance = 502uH@100Hz and 460uH@100KHz.

Yep, still don't have any idea what to do with it.  :palm:

Buy another LCR meter to test against your current one then you 'need it'  :-DD
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« Reply #7896 on: December 06, 2018, 11:32:02 pm »
Yet, another used Siemens beefy inductor, 2 bucks, as I can't bear the thought of the recycler going to salvage the copper inside, so here we go.

Measured details : DCR = 0.04 Ohm , inductance = 502uH@100Hz and 460uH@100KHz.

Yep, still don't have any idea what to do with it.  :palm:

Buy another LCR meter to test against your current one then you 'need it'  :-DD

LOL  :-DD
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7897 on: December 06, 2018, 11:44:13 pm »
More "junk"  :)

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Re: Siemens Inductor
« Reply #7898 on: December 06, 2018, 11:53:49 pm »
Yet, another used Siemens beefy inductor, 2 bucks, as I can't bear the thought of the recycler going to salvage the copper inside, so here we go.

Measured details : DCR = 0.04 Ohm , inductance = 502uH@100Hz and 460uH@100KHz.

Yep, still don't have any idea what to do with it.  :palm:

Buy another LCR meter to test against your current one then you 'need it'  :-DD

You mean the 3rd ones ?  >:D

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7899 on: December 07, 2018, 12:43:50 am »
Scissors!
These Engineer scissors are really cool. I have the same ones, they can cut quite a lot of things.
 


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