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Test Equipment / Re: Looking for a multimeter, 150€ / $200 -ish
« Last post by classical on Today at 11:02:47 PM »
..857..That was where I ended, couldn't afford the 869, but the 857 gets about 90% of the way there.
Me too. I paid <132 EUR (161USD) @ TME incl. shipment, German VAT and additional PP-BM10A leads.
Great meter, true RMS, 50.000/500.000 count, 0,03%, CAT iV 600V, Capacitance, 10A. Virtually all you need.
If CAT IV is not necessary the DT-2843R could be a cheap but good alternative with trueRMS - when it is available again.
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General Chat / Re: PV Solar - If not Florida, Where?
« Last post by nowlan on Today at 11:00:57 PM »
The largest is the 196-kilowatt solar photovoltaic system on the roof of the County’s Old Main Courthouse Building in downtown Tampa. The solar panels supply about 20 percent of the building’s energy load. This saved the County more than 300,000 kilowatt/hours ($27,000 in energy cost savings) in the first year. The solar panels also reduced the building’s carbon dioxide emissions by 225 tons. According to the Florida Solar Energy Center, this is the largest solar photovoltaic project in a downtown urban area in the nation! link


The 196-kilowatt solar photovoltaic system of 1,350 specially made solar panels was funded through the EECBG program. The solar panels will supply approximately 40 percent of the building’s energy load and is estimated to save the county more than $60,500 annually in energy costs. link

http://www.hillscty419piercepv.com/ < real time monitor.
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Test Equipment / Re: How useful is a function generator?
« Last post by markce on Today at 11:00:08 PM »
If you need sine purity (low distorsion), don't but a function generator, but a
dedicated sine generator.
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General Chat / Re: PV Solar - If not Florida, Where?
« Last post by george graves on Today at 10:47:42 PM »
The whole "going green" thing is a fleecing of taxpayers anywhere.


Not true at all.



Even where I live, in the Great Pacific Northwest of the US, solar is feasible. 
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Test Equipment / Re: How useful is a function generator?
« Last post by Ether on Today at 10:34:04 PM »
Thanks to everyone for the help. I think I'll buy one as I really do find myself in need of a pure sine wave generator.
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Not Rigol, but I have same problem here, with my Tektronix power supply and hirschmann connectors.
If someone is kind to tell me how to post pictures I will.

They big, over 1000KB and I cannot upload them.

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Not Rigol, but I have same problem here, with my Tektronix power supply and hirschmann connectors.
If someone is kind to tell me how to post pictures I will.
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General Chat / Re: The EEVblog Bunker
« Last post by EEVblog on Today at 10:20:31 PM »
fan drawing air would play havoc for temperature, summer/winter.

I'd rather have the fresh air thanks.
But in any case, no it shouldn't. 30m or so of internal ducting will take care of most air temp differential by the time it gets there. And then the volume is so low that it won't make any huge difference. I've done these sorts of measurements on my solar air heater design.
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All is not lost.

You could try modifying the PCB with bodge wires: unsolder +V side of R2 and connect it to pin 3 (via R3 or R4 is good) and it should work.

Making modifications to PCBs is a good skill to have.
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