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Re: Siglent SPD3303X-E Binding Post Issues - Solved
« Reply #25 on: March 18, 2018, 09:19:51 am »
With the generosity of Gandalf_Sr, I replaced the binding posts on my SPD3303X-E.  I figured I would put up a few pictures because I know people like to look.
 

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Re: Siglent SPD3303X-E Binding Post Issues - Solved
« Reply #26 on: March 18, 2018, 10:07:26 am »
So, were those binding posts better than the ones you had?
 
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Re: Siglent SPD3303X-E Binding Post Issues - Solved
« Reply #27 on: March 18, 2018, 11:51:32 am »
So, were those binding posts better than the ones you had?

Yes, very much.  Thanks!
 

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Re: Siglent SPD3303X-E Binding Post Issues - Solved
« Reply #28 on: March 18, 2018, 12:00:44 pm »
Now that I have a spare set to play with, I think I will try filing 4 or so millimeters off the end of my originals and see how that works.  The color goes in, not that the color really matters, and if I get a relatively clean even cut, I bet an application of acetone would shine them right up.
 

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Re: Siglent SPD3303X-E Binding Post Issues - Solved
« Reply #29 on: March 18, 2018, 01:08:35 pm »
Now that I have a spare set to play with, I think I will try filing 4 or so millimeters off the end of my originals and see how that works.  The color goes in, not that the color really matters, and if I get a relatively clean even cut, I bet an application of acetone would shine them right up.

I've been thinking about that myself.  If you do it, some pics and results would be nice!
 

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Re: Siglent SPD3303X-E Binding Post Issues - Solved
« Reply #30 on: March 25, 2018, 10:30:14 am »
Just got these in from banggood and they work like a champ.. really nice fit.  I actually got them to use as plugs for my speakers instead but they work great on this too

https://www.banggood.com/DANIU-P3008-10Pcs-4mm-Copper-Banana-Plug-Jack-Speaker-Amplifier-Test-Probes-Connector-p-1109354.html?rmmds=search&cur_warehouse=USA

The wire end could be a bit better but nothing some solder cant fix
 

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Re: Siglent SPD3303X-E Binding Post Issues - Solved
« Reply #31 on: March 25, 2018, 10:37:08 am »
Just got these in from banggood and they work like a champ.. really nice fit.  I actually got them to use as plugs for my speakers instead but they work great on this too

https://www.banggood.com/DANIU-P3008-10Pcs-4mm-Copper-Banana-Plug-Jack-Speaker-Amplifier-Test-Probes-Connector-p-1109354.html?rmmds=search&cur_warehouse=USA

The wire end could be a bit better but nothing some solder cant fix
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Yep, note the pin length nearly 1/2 way down that page.....some 23mm !  :-+
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Re: Siglent SPD3303X-E Binding Post Issues - Solved
« Reply #32 on: March 25, 2018, 11:58:49 am »

 :)
Yep, note the pin length nearly 1/2 way down that page.....some 23mm !  :-+



Yeah I think i spent an hour looking on the internet for something that would match Siglent's females lol  and then if they didnt.. who cares i needed em for my speakers anyway

I think the side hole is a cool feature too.. check out the cheapie I stuffed into it.. its tight too... using these plugs might be a much more cost effective way to deal with their posts.  But you can see from the pic, the wire space is not the greatest.. i'll need to wire clean it and glob some flux in to get it to suck itself down.. just isnt much there to work with :(  Does come with a cheesy tiny set screw..  no free lunch.

Edit: holy shit i made this image way to big by mistake lol
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Re: Siglent SPD3303X-E Binding Post Issues - Solved
« Reply #33 on: March 25, 2018, 07:30:20 pm »
Just got these in from banggood and they work like a champ.. really nice fit.  I actually got them to use as plugs for my speakers instead but they work great on this too

https://www.banggood.com/DANIU-P3008-10Pcs-4mm-Copper-Banana-Plug-Jack-Speaker-Amplifier-Test-Probes-Connector-p-1109354.html?rmmds=search&cur_warehouse=USA

The wire end could be a bit better but nothing some solder cant fix

They looks like very poor copycat of Hirschmann Buela 30 K (what original is also rated for 30A). Specially I look these spring wires. Perhaps they are not right material and also when look shape it looks like they do not have right spring force bias (what is difficult if material is soft)  But of course still works (least when they are new) lot of better than "what ever el cheapo"  american style plugs (american style = short plug) what we have seen lot of in some pictures around this binding post case.

This is designed more like for European type long banana plug. Banana was originally launched 1924 by Richard Hirschmann GmbH & Co and also General Radio introduced same kind of plug known as type 274 for america around same time.
Gen Rad 1963 Vol 37 No. 12:
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..."banana" plug, introduced in this country by GR in 1924 and manufactured ever since by us as the TYPE 274 Pug.
  And these Genrad plugs are really short.

Suitable models here:
http://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/siglent-spd3303x-e-binding-post-issues-solved/msg1446025/#msg1446025



It is really pity in electronics world that lack of standards is very common. There is not any real common standards for banana plug. There is american style and european style and all bewtween these and outside of these.  If I do different I'm not wrong. All can do what ever binding posts and plugs and name it "banana plug". No real standards. Yes there are some common practices, one is dimension around 4mm (without anything about tolerances) and for double plug pitch 3/4 inch from Genrad.

If practice and theory is not equal it tells that used application of theory  is wrong or the theory itself is wrong.
It is much easier to think an apple fall to the ground than to think that the earth and the apple will begin to move toward each other and collide.
 
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Re: Siglent SPD3303X-E Binding Post Issues - Solved
« Reply #34 on: March 26, 2018, 12:03:07 am »
Yeah I'll end up most likely importing some genuine Hirschmann ones for more precision work if i dont just use the post clamp itself. Newark wants to import from their UK warehouse and slap an over priced shipping fee on it and i didnt need them that bad for the primary reason I actually ordered them which was to use on my avr/speakers.

These knock offs good enough for now
 

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Re: Siglent SPD3303X-E Binding Post Issues - Solved
« Reply #35 on: June 09, 2018, 03:10:35 pm »
I just received an SPD3303X yesterday from Saelig which I ordered after confirming with them that their units in stock have the newer posts.

I have played with it using a couple flavours of Pomona leads and they fit snugly.  I tried a set of Cal Test leads and they did not insert well at all but work fine with my Rigol DP832A.

I guess the current posts are usable but fussy.

I just installed new binding posts on my two Siglent supplies (posted about it yesterday). I also have Cal Test leads with the spring-loaded plastic shrouds. I find that the banana plugs go almost all the way in with minimal force. If more force is applied, they insert that last little bit, and the fit is very solid.

You know the Engineer's rule, "If it doesn't fit, force it. If it breaks, it needed fixing anyway." :)

 

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Re: Siglent SPD3303X-E Binding Post Issues - Solved
« Reply #36 on: September 30, 2018, 07:44:24 am »
Is this still an issue for new units being sold? Eyeing this PSU...
 

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Re: Siglent SPD3303X-E Binding Post Issues - Solved
« Reply #37 on: September 30, 2018, 10:05:09 am »
I have the (modified binding posts) SPD3303X-E and the Rigol DP832, both have their issues - the Siglent binding posts may still be be iffy and I accept that the standards are loose but the DP832 posts have sero issues, all my leads just plug into them and stay put.  The DP832 fan was noisy and I replaced it - covered in a post here somewhere - but output 3 shares its -ve pin with output 2 which is kind of irritating and something you have to watch but output 3 is fully adjustable on the DP832 but is just switched on the Siglent plus the Rigol gives full control and display of set and actual voltage and current on output 3 - output 3 on the Siglent is just switched 2.5V/3.3V/5V/3.2A with no display other than on/off.  The DP832 UI is a bit odd but intuitive and does everything you need.

The DP832 can be 'upgraded' via Riglol to give 1 mV / 1 mA resolution on all 3 outputs plus LAN, RS232 etc. the only thing it doesn't get is the color DP832A pie-chart display but you can choose what color the display is, I like the cyan blue.

If I was forced to only keep one, I'd have to keep the Rigol DP832 because the binding posts are perfect and the UI is way better, the Siglent display is sort of sexy but it only covers outputs 1 & 2 and it's difficult to read the parameter numbers if I look at it from 45 degrees above when they are selected for adjustment when it's on the bench - I have to crouch and look at it straight on if I want to adjust a parameter while it's live.
 

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Re: Siglent SPD3303X-E Binding Post Issues - Solved
« Reply #38 on: September 30, 2018, 10:37:26 am »
Interesting. Here I was thinking the 3303 was a better purchase.

I did see recently that they have found an unlock to convert the 3303X-E to the 3303X. The DP832 is 100$ more in Canada.
 


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