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Offline riverrat373

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Test Equipment Manuals-Just A Rant!
« on: January 09, 2015, 05:25:30 pm »

Just a rant!  |O
I'm not a complete novice when it comes to electronic theory or building projects, but I am new to some test equipment (oscilloscopes, function generators) and I cannot figure out why Chinese manufactures of test gear do not hire someone to write their manuals that actually know English! Trying to understand the convoluted language in their manuals is driving me crazy! You would think that at least the distributors and retailers would make an effort to try to convince the Chinese to improve their manuals or, if nothing else, supply their own manuals with the equipment.

Can anyone out there suggest a couple of good books for learning how to use electronic test equipment?  ???
 

Offline Yago

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Re: Test Equipment Manuals-Just A Rant!
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2015, 06:31:10 pm »
Look at the top of this forum section, there's a vid for scopes, and a collection of other learning material.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Manuals-Just A Rant!
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2015, 08:06:43 pm »
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 I cannot figure out why Chinese manufactures of test gear do not hire someone to write their manuals that actually know English!
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Because that would cost money!  :scared:
 

Offline free_electron

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Re: Test Equipment Manuals-Just A Rant!
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2015, 08:18:22 pm »

 I cannot figure out why Chinese manufactures of test gear do not hire someone to write their manuals that actually know English!

logically speaking, there are more chinese speakers in the world than any other language so we should adapt.  Wu chi ka hue !
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Offline riverrat373

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Re: Test Equipment Manuals-Just A Rant!
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2015, 08:40:58 pm »
Look at the top of this forum section, there's a vid for scopes, and a collection of other learning material.

Thanks for pointing that out.
« Last Edit: January 10, 2015, 03:30:28 am by riverrat373 »
 

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Re: Test Equipment Manuals-Just A Rant!
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2015, 08:41:05 pm »

 I cannot figure out why Chinese manufactures of test gear do not hire someone to write their manuals that actually know English!

logically speaking, there are more chinese speakers in the world than any other language so we should adapt.  Wu chi ka hue !

but I wonder if that holds true of their customers instead of the general populace.
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Re: Test Equipment Manuals-Just A Rant!
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2015, 08:53:34 pm »

 I cannot figure out why Chinese manufactures of test gear do not hire someone to write their manuals that actually know English!

logically speaking, there are more chinese speakers in the world than any other language so we should adapt.  Wu chi ka hue !

but I wonder if that holds true of their customers instead of the general populace.

Manuals typically show equipment set ups and not much more. When it comes to Chinese manuals, if you could prove that it increases sales they would all have excellent ones. Uni-t manuals are normally good examples of what is possible.
 


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