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Title: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on June 09, 2014, 04:05:27 pm
My other UT61E thread has recently started going off topic (as I ended my UT61E sale) and as many of you know me as a seller anyway, I thought it was about time I set up a separate thread for all the stuff that I sell from time to time, so people can post questions and etc. all in one place. I'm not sure if this is going to work very well (may get very disorganised) but we will see how this goes.

First off, a link to my eBay store :) http://stores.ebay.com/99centHobbies (http://stores.ebay.com/99centHobbies)

I will soon be "rebranding" as http://www.franky.com to make it easier for everyone to remember the URL, as well as opening up possibilities to sell through other channels besides eBay. The URL works now but at the moment there's nothing more than a link to my eBay store.

I will recap some of the off topic questions and answers from the UT61E thread below in the next post.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on June 09, 2014, 04:06:11 pm
Thanks, I've bought many alligator clips from many places to only find flimsy construction or obnoxious design; I don't mind paying a bit more for good quality clips. I'm looking for two different types, a set of closed type (where the entire jaws are covered by a boot) and an larger open type, where the jaws are open all the way to the pivot point.

My personal favourite are these:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=171220194350 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=171220194350)
They just feel very well made in terms of quality. The spring is not very strong, but it's just the right springiness for me. The only one thing is that they don't have a lot of teeth near the front so depending on what you're trying to grip onto sometimes they may not be the best solution.

I also like these:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=201061867934 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=201061867934)
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=171281675000 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=171281675000)
I know some people don't like the boots which could slide around sometimes when you try to open the jaws, but it's not a big issue for me. The copper materials used on them are very solid. The springs are also not overly strong.

For use in higher power situations you could try these:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200877470970 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200877470970)
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200903199217 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200903199217)
Both of these have very strong springs. You don't want to clip them onto your fingers!

And I must also mention these:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=171302315753 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=171302315753)
These Brymen made clips are of really good quality! If you're looking for something to attach to multimeter probe tips these would be the ones I recommend.


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iloveelectronics, do you have sources for 230V FX-888D's (or maybe it's a problem because it's a Japanese company)?

Yes, I do have a few sources for genuine Hakko products. They are 220V rated instead of 230V though, as that's the voltage for China and Hong Kong, and they come with the Chinese style mains plug (very similar to the Aussie one).


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That should not be an issue using them in Europe though, right? Any information about the prices perhaps?

Yes, I think 220V rated devices should generally work fine in 230V countries. In terms of pricing it would be around $94 before shipping, and shipping (air parcel) would be roughly between $40-60 depending on location. You will probably find much cheaper ones on Aliexpress, etc. but I'm guess many of those would be fakes/clones.

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Thanks for the info! I'm pondering if I should order one internationally.

Why aren't you selling these on eBay, BTW? There seem to be a demand for ~230V/50Hz versions, and you have good rep, so it might work despite AliExpress and the US-based sellers of the 120V version.

I vaguely recall reading somewhere that the authentic Chinese version is still somewhat different from the EU versions (maybe to reduce costs?). I don't remember where I saw it, though. At least, there seems to be a potential distinction on the power PCB between 220V and 230V (there's 220V, 100/230V, and 110/120/240V?!), but I can't see why 220-240V would be different versions, assuming they're all 50Hz, which is the case in China.

I wouldn't be surprised if the authentic Chinese version is different from the EU version as China is an extremely price sensitive market so they would probably have to do something to reduce the price in order to stay competitive with all the other locally made products. Main reason I have not started selling these, and other bigger and more expensive equipment, is the size/space and the actual effort it takes to package and ship these things. I know there are sellers who sell things they don't even stock and only order or drop ship when an order comes in, but I don't approve that sort of operations myself. There's also the concern of potential problems that could come up. Returns and repairs etc would be difficult to deal with for these heavy items, especially when I only act as a reseller instead of an official distributor.

Having said that, I have privately sourced heavy equipment including power supplies, electronic DC loads, scopes, rework stations, etc. for many of my customers. I have in fact also going to start selling a new Yihua 2-in-1 rework station: http://www.yihua-gz.com/Products_detail.asp?id=460&sortid=271 (http://www.yihua-gz.com/Products_detail.asp?id=460&sortid=271) More details to follow in a future post.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: zapta on June 09, 2014, 04:09:56 pm
Hi Franky, looked at your store the other day. You have a list of your products that fit this one?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Silicone-Test-Leads-Right-Angled-and-Straight-Shrouded-Banana-Plugs-1-Pair-/170985687131 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Silicone-Test-Leads-Right-Angled-and-Straight-Shrouded-Banana-Plugs-1-Pair-/170985687131)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on June 09, 2014, 04:25:21 pm
Hi Franky, looked at your store the other day. You have a list of your products that fit this one?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Silicone-Test-Leads-Right-Angled-and-Straight-Shrouded-Banana-Plugs-1-Pair-/170985687131 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Silicone-Test-Leads-Right-Angled-and-Straight-Shrouded-Banana-Plugs-1-Pair-/170985687131)

I was hoping I would get questions that I could answer in a line or 2  ;D

Probes:
Test Probes Stainless Steel Tip  - http://www.ebay.com/itm/170997180341 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/170997180341)
Test Probes Sharp 1mm Stainless Steel Tip - http://www.ebay.com/itm/200901433108 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/200901433108)
Test Probes Extra Thin and Sharp 0.7mm Stainless Steel Tip - http://www.ebay.com/itm/200922717139 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/200922717139)
Test Probes with Removable Insulation Caps - http://www.ebay.com/itm/171093306576 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/171093306576)
Test Probes Sharp Tip with Long Insulation Sleeve - http://www.ebay.com/itm/201001709192 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/201001709192)
Test Probes with Banana Plug Style Tip - http://www.ebay.com/itm/200899650831 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/200899650831)

Crocodile/Alligator clips:
56mm Crocodile/Alligator Clips for Shrouded Banana Plugs - http://www.ebay.com/itm/171220194350 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/171220194350)
10A Rated Copper Crocodile/Alligator Clips - http://www.ebay.com/itm/200877470970 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/200877470970)
10A Rated 4mm Banana Plug Crocodile/Alligator Clips - http://www.ebay.com/itm/170991550361 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/170991550361)

Other connectors:
4mm Shrouded to Unshrouded Banana Plug Converters - http://www.ebay.com/itm/200904597758 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/200904597758)
7.2mm Spade Connectors Fork Terminals - http://www.ebay.com/itm/201036308297 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/201036308297)
4mm Spade Connectors / Fork Terminals - http://www.ebay.com/itm/200987760101 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/200987760101)
Female to Female Banana Connectors for Leads Extension - http://www.ebay.com/itm/200903221008 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/200903221008) (**This may either not fit or be an extremely tight fit on the shrouded banana plugs!)
Silicone Test Leads with Sprung Hooks and Female Banana Connectors - http://www.ebay.com/itm/200906287163 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/200906287163)

I hope I didn't miss anything...

[EDIT] - I did miss one, the last item on this list now added.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: zapta on June 09, 2014, 05:06:13 pm
Thanks Franky. This is very useful.

Edit: just placed an order for a pair test leads and and a few oattachments.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Monkeh on June 09, 2014, 11:56:54 pm
Having said that, I have privately sourced heavy equipment including power supplies, electronic DC loads, scopes, rework stations, etc. for many of my customers. I have in fact also going to start selling a new Yihua 2-in-1 rework station: http://www.yihua-gz.com/Products_detail.asp?id=460&sortid=271 (http://www.yihua-gz.com/Products_detail.asp?id=460&sortid=271) More details to follow in a future post.

It'll be very interesting to see how well built those are and how they perform.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Dave on June 10, 2014, 01:51:19 am
What I would like to see in your store: These (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Silicone-Test-Leads-50cm-with-Sprung-Hooks-and-Banana-Plugs-1-Pair-Red-Black-/200979921195), but in green and yellow.
Possible? :D
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on June 10, 2014, 02:21:33 am
What I would like to see in your store: These (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Silicone-Test-Leads-50cm-with-Sprung-Hooks-and-Banana-Plugs-1-Pair-Red-Black-/200979921195), but in green and yellow.
Possible? :D

Yes, possible. Many of these leads I sell in my store can actually be customised to your specifications - different lengths, colours (red/black/yellow/green/blue), gauge sizes, connectors, etc. I don't assemble them myself but my supplier does at their factory, and they will do it for me with no minimum order requirements. The only thing though is that as I don't stock every single possible combination of these a customised order would not be available for immediate shipping and may take up to a week before it's ready. It may cost slightly more too than the usual stocked items.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: lpc32 on June 10, 2014, 06:11:56 pm
Main reason I have not started selling these, and other bigger and more expensive equipment, is the size/space and the actual effort it takes to package and ship these things. ... There's also the concern of potential problems that could come up. Returns and repairs etc would be difficult to deal with for these heavy items, especially when I only act as a reseller instead of an official distributor.
I suppose that makes sense.

Quote
I have in fact also going to start selling a new Yihua 2-in-1 rework station: http://www.yihua-gz.com/Products_detail.asp?id=460&sortid=271 (http://www.yihua-gz.com/Products_detail.asp?id=460&sortid=271) More details to follow in a future post.
Your impressions will be interesting.


Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on June 11, 2014, 02:16:37 am
Quote
I have in fact also going to start selling a new Yihua 2-in-1 rework station: http://www.yihua-gz.com/Products_detail.asp?id=460&sortid=271 (http://www.yihua-gz.com/Products_detail.asp?id=460&sortid=271) More details to follow in a future post.
Your impressions will be interesting.

I'll post some pictures later this week, both outside and inside.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: hammy on June 11, 2014, 08:55:02 am
Hi Franky!

I have in fact also going to start selling a new Yihua 2-in-1 rework station: http://www.yihua-gz.com/Products_detail.asp?id=460&sortid=271 (http://www.yihua-gz.com/Products_detail.asp?id=460&sortid=271) More details to follow in a future post.

interesting, especially for small workbenches.  ;)
What type of soldering tips are available for this soldering iron? It would be great if you also sell a matching set of these in your shop. (1x round, 2 sizes chisel, 2 sizes round sloped, 1x conical, 1x SMD)

You have a nice shop with interesting items!  :-+

Cheers
hammy
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: con-f-use on June 11, 2014, 01:31:39 pm
Having said that, I have privately sourced heavy equipment including power supplies, electronic DC loads, scopes, rework stations, etc. for many of my customers. I have in fact also going to start selling a new Yihua 2-in-1 rework station: http://www.yihua-gz.com/Products_detail.asp?id=460&sortid=271 (http://www.yihua-gz.com/Products_detail.asp?id=460&sortid=271) More details to follow in a future post.

Shame that there's no desoldering iron/gun for it. I could use a small, decent hot air + desoldering solution.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: kripton2035 on June 11, 2014, 01:59:13 pm
can you sell the yihua 853AA station ? if yes at what price, with shipping to europe ? thanks.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: HackedFridgeMagnet on June 11, 2014, 02:18:19 pm
was it hard to get franky.com?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on June 11, 2014, 03:53:11 pm
can you sell the yihua 853AA station ? if yes at what price, with shipping to europe ? thanks.

I can get the older 853A (no hot air gun) but the 853AA is a newer product and there will be minimum order requirements so it doesn't look like I can custom order only one unfortunately.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on June 11, 2014, 03:55:06 pm
was it hard to get franky.com?

I wouldn't say it's "hard", but it cost me a fortunate. I got it through an auction many years ago.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: SeanB on June 11, 2014, 05:17:04 pm
I also got my name somain years ago, when the registry opened. Has nothing there other than a mail service, but it is registered to me via a ISP contact. Nice is that is is currently a free to register TLD.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread - CEM DT-337 clamp meter
Post by: iloveelectronics on June 12, 2014, 01:13:39 pm
This is a customer returned CEM DT-337 clamp meter I just received yesterday. It was reported as not working in the current ranges. I test all these meters I sell before shipping so I was rather puzzled why it didn't work. When I got it back yesterday I immediately tested it and indeed it didn't work. Didn't bother sending it back to the supplier as I was guessing that it had to be something simple like a loose connection or something during the air journey. I opened it up and surely enough I saw the loose flat flex cable connecting the sensors in the clamp to the PCB.

Here are a couple of internal pictures showing the loose flat flex cable (click for larger image):
(http://i.imgur.com/Pug2h5Wl.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/Pug2h5W.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/igErWyLl.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/igErWyL.jpg)

And here are a couple of pictures showing a 1.0A DC measurement using a cheap PSU and a simple DC load set to draw 1A. The DMM used is a Brymen BM-521:
(http://i.imgur.com/s8c9IyAl.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/s8c9IyA.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/pQ6UTgUl.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/pQ6UTgU.jpg)

Here's my original eBay listing for this clamp meter (currently out of stock): http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=201047070957 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=201047070957)

Martin did a review of this meter a while ago:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWCDPBwEDXE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWCDPBwEDXE)

First $45 takes it. Worldwide shipping with tracking included. Package includes all original accessories as shown in the eBay listing. Assume no warranty.

Cheers,
Franky

Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: HackedFridgeMagnet on June 12, 2014, 03:13:46 pm
I'll take it if you haven't sold it yet. I'll PM you.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread - CEM DT-337 clamp meter
Post by: xquercus on June 12, 2014, 05:14:49 pm
This is a customer returned CEM DT-337 clamp meter I just received yesterday.

Franky, do you mind me asking how you handle overseas customer returns?  Is it complicated or expensive to handle returns from customers in the US? 

From a buyer's perspective, the HK ePacket system is just magic.  I live at least 2 days away (shipping-wise) from the closest city where overseas mail is received and I still receive your shipments in about 7 days.  It's truly amazing.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread - CEM DT-337 clamp meter
Post by: iloveelectronics on June 12, 2014, 05:31:18 pm
Franky, do you mind me asking how you handle overseas customer returns?  Is it complicated or expensive to handle returns from customers in the US? 

From a buyer's perspective, the HK ePacket system is just magic.  I live at least 2 days away (shipping-wise) from the closest city where overseas mail is received and I still receive your shipments in about 7 days.  It's truly amazing.

Any return would mostly mean a loss for me as I will either have to send the customer a new item as replacement, which means more shipping costs, or issue a full refund, which means lost shipping costs in the original shipment. The customer would of course have to spend a bit extra for the return shipment to me as well. If it's a T&M device of some sort (instead of other stuff like test leads etc) I will then decide whether to send the item back to the manufacturer for repair. If it's something simple like the above clamp meter I would prefer to have a go myself and save the trouble shipping back and forth (and lose more money). In almost all cases I will sell the returned/repaired item at a much lower price just like I did here, or through an eBay auction like I did with a Brymen BM-257 last week, just so I can recoup a percentage of my costs.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: SeanB on June 12, 2014, 05:41:33 pm
Great service, great prices, what more could we want. Just have to wait for the stuff to arrive to give good feedback.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: gdewitte on June 12, 2014, 06:26:25 pm
Who makes that DC load, and how good is it?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: joun on June 12, 2014, 06:38:25 pm
^^ I am also interested in that..
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: aroby on June 12, 2014, 06:55:30 pm
^^ I am also interested in that..

+1
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Kenjutsu on June 12, 2014, 06:57:51 pm
^^ I am also interested in that..
+1

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Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: SeanB on June 12, 2014, 07:08:19 pm
DC load is made in China, and comes with some not totally crappy windows based software to use it with, and misuses a USB connector to have a USB-serial dongle for communications. Do not lose the cable or think it is a simple USB cable, it is not.

Works well enough in my limited testing, and will test batteries well, as it has a 4 wire test jig ( for 18650 cells) and otherwise needs a 4 wire connection to the battery under test. Needs a separate 12v supply to power the internal electronics.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: aroby on June 12, 2014, 07:23:30 pm
@SeanB - did you buy it from Franky or elsewhere?

Anthony
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread - DC load/battery capacity tester
Post by: iloveelectronics on June 12, 2014, 11:14:27 pm
Thanks for the interest guys! It's one of those items I have had on the shelf for ages but never had the time to actually list it up for sale :) Some more details here on Martin's forum posted a while ago: http://mjlorton.com/forum/index.php?topic=468.0 (http://mjlorton.com/forum/index.php?topic=468.0) I'll honour the same $35 price to members here, worldwide regular air mail shipping included, $2.4 extra for tracking.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: pickle9000 on June 12, 2014, 11:50:32 pm
I'd be interested.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread - DC load/battery capacity tester
Post by: iloveelectronics on June 13, 2014, 02:35:52 am
I'd be interested.

Thanks! Please PM me your Paypal email address so I can send you an invoice. Please also let me know if you would like the package shipped with or without tracking.

Here's a photo of what's included in the package:
(http://i.imgur.com/n7zE7iHl.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/n7zE7iH.jpg)

The PC software for controlling the device and plotting discharge curves will also be included. You will need a 12V wall wart or something to power it though.

Specs:
Power supply: 12V 0.5A
Voltage range: 0.1 - 6.0V
Current range: 0.1 - 2.5A
Operation mode: Constant current. It discharges the battery/voltage source at the set current until the set cut-off voltage is reached.
LED Display: Voltage/Current/mAh
**Note that the heat sink is rated only at 10W. Please provide extra cooling if operated at higher wattage.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on June 13, 2014, 01:03:14 pm
I've ordered one of the last of UT61E-s and it arrived today. It took 11 days in total (would be faster if not delayed by crappy post service here, they need 4 working days to move priority mail in the same city! :blah:).

Franky did excellent job in protecting the contents, even the outer box is undamaged. Thanks :-+

Glad to know it arrived safely! Thanks for sharing the pictures :)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: shailesh3t on June 13, 2014, 04:56:50 pm
HI Franky,
kindly let me know how much does the power supply you are using for the test for the clamp meter
else do you have a picture of the inside, as it seems to be a nice one.
thank
shailesh
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Flump on June 13, 2014, 07:05:39 pm
yeah more info on that psu please
quite like the look of that
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Creep on June 13, 2014, 08:17:37 pm
I'm fairly sure it's this one.
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-shipping-Wholesale-precision-Compact-Digital-Adjustable-DC-Power-Supply-OVP-OCP-OTP-low-power-32V5A/1842453949.html?s=p (http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-shipping-Wholesale-precision-Compact-Digital-Adjustable-DC-Power-Supply-OVP-OCP-OTP-low-power-32V5A/1842453949.html?s=p)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on June 14, 2014, 12:33:46 am
HI Franky,
kindly let me know how much does the power supply you are using for the test for the clamp meter
else do you have a picture of the inside, as it seems to be a nice one.
thank
shailesh

Yes, the link Creep posted above is the PSU I'm using. In terms of price, I most likely won't be able to compete with the Aliexpress price (for the free shipping countries). If I were to stock them it would probably be in the mid-high $60's shipped worldwide. It's a switch mode PSU but personally I quite like it. It's very compact and relatively light weight. And it doesn't overshoot. I will post more pictures as soon as I get a chance.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: neslekkim on June 14, 2014, 08:40:42 am
Yes, the link Creep posted above is the PSU I'm using. In terms of price, I most likely won't be able to compete with the Aliexpress price (for the free shipping countries). If I were to stock them it would probably be in the mid-high $60's shipped worldwide. It's a switch mode PSU but personally I quite like it. It's very compact and relatively light weight. And it doesn't overshoot. I will post more pictures as soon as I get a chance.

The aliexpress price for me on that one is $61.75, so if you sold them with price mid-high $60's, I don't see the problem.. it's not that much more expensive, and its better to buy from you than some random aliexpress store...
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread - Gopher CPS-3205 Switch Mode PSU
Post by: iloveelectronics on June 14, 2014, 03:01:40 pm
The aliexpress price for me on that one is $61.75, so if you sold them with price mid-high $60's, I don't see the problem.. it's not that much more expensive, and its better to buy from you than some random aliexpress store...

Thanks for the vote of confidence :) If there's enough interest on this PSU I may very well stock some and start selling. At least these are not as heavy as linear PSU's so shipping would not be as troublesome and costly.

I had a few minutes (literally) earlier today at the shop to open it up and take just a few pictures. The Aliexpress link above (not mine) has a lot of exterior pictures so I only took a few of the innards. Didn't really have time to disassemble it any further for more pictures (and the front panel digital board doesn't look very interesting anyway).

Click on the images for full resolution.
(http://i.imgur.com/wMIHJWzl.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/wMIHJWz.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/HY8lVZIl.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/HY8lVZI.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/28hshlsl.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/28hshls.jpg)

When I first got it some time ago I tested the output on/off performance to see if there was any overshoot/spike and there was none. I may post some waveforms later when I get a chance.

It's small and light and very portable which makes it very handy when I need to do some quick tests away from my main bench. A few notes about it:
1. The output terminals are at the back, which is not a big deal as it's so small and portable.
2. The output terminals do not have the standard 19mm spacing between them. They are floating by the way. The negative terminal is not connected to mains earth.
3. The current reading has an offset of about 15-20mA. Don't expect it to be a precision PSU :)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: jinzo on June 14, 2014, 03:12:10 pm
I'm actually shopping for something like that (looking around for a bit now, because I have some other stuff to do before I get a PSU) and would be interested in it. Looks like a nice little supply.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread - Gopher CPS-3205 Switch Mode PSU
Post by: retiredcaps on June 14, 2014, 03:38:28 pm
Thanks for the vote of confidence :) If there's enough interest on this PSU I may very well stock some and start selling. .

I had a few minutes (literally) earlier today at the shop to open it up and take just a few pictures.
Be aware, I see Capxon brand capacitors inside, possibly the worst brand in existance today.  Don't be surprised if the unit fails after 3 or 4 years.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: shailesh3t on June 14, 2014, 03:50:39 pm
Thanks for the pictures Franky,
the knob for voltage is it a rotary encoder? else whats the resolution you have when you change the voltage
thanks
shailesh
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on June 14, 2014, 03:59:48 pm
Thanks for the pictures Franky,
the knob for voltage is it a rotary encoder? else whats the resolution you have when you change the voltage
thanks
shailesh

Yes, it's a rotary encoder. You push it to toggle between the digits. You can set the V and A down to 0.01V and 0.01A (above 1A)/1 mA (below 1A) resolution.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread - Gopher CPS-3205 Switch Mode PSU
Post by: iloveelectronics on June 14, 2014, 04:01:26 pm
Be aware, I see Capxon brand capacitors inside, possibly the worst brand in existance today.  Don't be surprised if the unit fails after 3 or 4 years.

 Thanks for the advice. I will probably replace them before disaster strikes!
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: multiJ on June 14, 2014, 08:12:04 pm
I received my UT61E from Franky as well. Very fast shipping and nice packaging as mentioned before. It took two weeks (10 working days) to arrive in Greece, which is one week less than it usually takes for post from HK. Thanks Franky.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread - Gopher CPS-3205 Switch Mode PSU
Post by: echen1024 on June 14, 2014, 10:02:41 pm
Be aware, I see Capxon brand capacitors inside, possibly the worst brand in existance today.  Don't be surprised if the unit fails after 3 or 4 years.

 Thanks for the advice. I will probably replace them before disaster strikes!
Oh dear... the curse of the crapxons strike again
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread - Gopher CPS-3205 Switch Mode PSU
Post by: motocoder on June 15, 2014, 08:43:19 am
Thanks for the vote of confidence :) If there's enough interest on this PSU I may very well stock some and start selling. At least these are not as heavy as linear PSU's so shipping would not be as troublesome and costly.

Please do. People in Washington State (which is where I am) can't purchase from AliExpress due to some legal conflict with their escrow set-up. I would definitely buy one from you to use as something portable that I could take with me to power a prototype during a demo or whatever.

Thanks
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: kripton2035 on June 15, 2014, 11:33:44 am
if there is a model of this smps power supply with some 10 amps, I would take one too.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on June 15, 2014, 12:14:09 pm
if there is a model of this smps power supply with some 10 amps, I would take one too.

There actually is one 30V 10A model, CPS-3010. You can find some sellers on Aliexpress. Curiously though the faceplate has the brand name "GOPHERT" instead of "GOPHER" as in my 3205 model. From what I can tell it's either made by the same manufacturer (who can't spell the same name the same way twice), or an exact clone (if there was an "original"). If you're really interested I can get one for you at a similar price point as the Aliexpress sellers.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: neslekkim on June 15, 2014, 12:26:25 pm
if there is a model of this smps power supply with some 10 amps, I would take one too.

There actually is one 30V 10A model, CPS-3010. You can find some sellers on Aliexpress. Curiously though the faceplate has the brand name "GOPHERT" instead of "GOPHER" as in my 3205 model. From what I can tell it's either made by the same manufacturer (who can't spell the same name the same way twice), or an exact clone (if there was an "original"). If you're really interested I can get one for you at a similar price point as the Aliexpress sellers.


I see that these (5a and 10a) models have cc and cv, but do they have current limiting?

Looks like they exists in a variety of models, 60v-3a, 60v-5a, 16v-10a and so on, those are named gophert,
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on June 15, 2014, 12:48:27 pm
I see that these (5a and 10a) models have cc and cv, but do they have current limiting?

Looks like they exists in a variety of models, 60v-3a, 60v-5a, 16v-10a and so on, those are named gophert,

Yes, you can set your voltage and current limits, by flipping the V/A switch next to the display and using the rotary encoder. I will try to run some tests to see how well the current limiting works as soon as I get a chance. It will all be based on my own 3205 model though as I don't have the other ones in the series.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: kripton2035 on June 15, 2014, 03:28:35 pm
"gophert" must be for "Gopher Technology"
http://www.gophertc.com/en/cps-3010-0-30v-0-10a-switched-mode-dc-power-supply (http://www.gophertc.com/en/cps-3010-0-30v-0-10a-switched-mode-dc-power-supply)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread - Gopher CPS-3205 Switch Mode PSU
Post by: Flump on June 15, 2014, 07:27:54 pm
3. The current reading has an offset of about 15-20mA. Don't expect it to be a precision PSU :)

do you mean it always has 15-20mA on the display even when no load on it
or is it reading +/- 15-20mA when loaded ?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread - Gopher CPS-3205 Switch Mode PSU
Post by: iloveelectronics on June 16, 2014, 12:55:48 am
3. The current reading has an offset of about 15-20mA. Don't expect it to be a precision PSU :)

do you mean it always has 15-20mA on the display even when no load on it
or is it reading +/- 15-20mA when loaded ?

Actually it's always reads a bit lower. It's not a constant offset though. For examples, it doesn't show any reading until around 13mA is being drawn (and it displays 1mA), but between 50-100mA it's only reading maybe 2mA low or so. Then the offset (in terms of absolute value, not %) starts to widen, to about 13-14mA at 1A, and about 30-40mA between 2-3A, etc.

Title: Re: Franky's sales thread - Gopher CPS-3205 Switch Mode PSU
Post by: Monkeh on June 16, 2014, 02:14:23 am
3. The current reading has an offset of about 15-20mA. Don't expect it to be a precision PSU :)

do you mean it always has 15-20mA on the display even when no load on it
or is it reading +/- 15-20mA when loaded ?

Actually it's always reads a bit lower. It's not a constant offset though. For examples, it doesn't show any reading until around 13mA is being drawn (and it displays 1mA), but between 50-100mA it's only reading maybe 2mA low or so. Then the offset (in terms of absolute value, not %) starts to widen, to about 13-14mA at 1A, and about 30-40mA between 2-3A, etc.

Sounds like ADC non-linearity not being well compensated for. Not a surprise in a cheap design, but not a showstopper. It looks like it could be quite a respectable little supply.

Take it further apaaaaht
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread - Gopher CPS-3205 Switch Mode PSU
Post by: con-f-use on June 16, 2014, 05:19:47 pm
Actually it's always reads a bit lower. It's not a constant offset though. For examples, it doesn't show any reading until around 13mA is being drawn (and it displays 1mA), but between 50-100mA it's only reading maybe 2mA low or so. Then the offset (in terms of absolute value, not %) starts to widen, to about 13-14mA at 1A, and about 30-40mA between 2-3A, etc.

Seems to be common. Does that unit by any chance have the same panel meters you send me a while back? Because they behave the same almost to the last mA. I don't mind, it's still accurate enough for me, but strange.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: kripton2035 on June 16, 2014, 06:42:49 pm
if there is a model of this smps power supply with some 10 amps, I would take one too.

There actually is one 30V 10A model, CPS-3010. You can find some sellers on Aliexpress. Curiously though the faceplate has the brand name "GOPHERT" instead of "GOPHER" as in my 3205 model. From what I can tell it's either made by the same manufacturer (who can't spell the same name the same way twice), or an exact clone (if there was an "original"). If you're really interested I can get one for you at a similar price point as the Aliexpress sellers.

I did not plan to buy one of these actually (have other things to buy !)
but I remember this and will ask you again in the future.
thanks.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread - Gopher CPS-3205 Switch Mode PSU
Post by: iloveelectronics on June 17, 2014, 02:03:04 am

Seems to be common. Does that unit by any chance have the same panel meters you send me a while back? Because they behave the same almost to the last mA. I don't mind, it's still accurate enough for me, but strange.

No, I don't think they are the exact same panel meters but I wouldn't be surprised if they are based on the same chip and circuitry.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread - Gopher CPS-3205 Switch Mode PSU
Post by: iloveelectronics on June 17, 2014, 06:26:07 am
Some test results of this little PSU attached. These are waveforms at various V/A settings as I push the output on button.

The second last picture shows a spike when I switch the unit on using the main power switch at the back. The unit always defaults to output off when turned on but you can see a spike of about 1-2V there.

In the final picture I tried to see how fast the current limiting works. The PSU was set to deliver 500mA while the DC load was set to draw 2A. Not sure if that's the proper way to test it though.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: sairon on June 17, 2014, 07:48:48 pm
I also received one of the last UT61Es yesterday. Shipment took about two weeks to Czech Republic but I guess it was slightly delayed at the HK post because of the holiday they've had. Franky is honestly one of the best sellers I've met, I've asked him for extra calibration of the meter he offered for free (hope he didn't forget it, but I think I won't notice a difference) and the communication with him was great. I am just thinking about buying better test leads from him, UT61E deserves better than those provided.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Flump on June 17, 2014, 10:19:38 pm
Hi sairon , i got a 61e from franky to, totally happy with mine also
i think i have bought every test lead franky sells!


word of warning though dont show any of frankys leads to your friends
or you will have to do what i did and buy more of them  :-DD
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on June 18, 2014, 02:33:12 am
I also received one of the last UT61Es yesterday. Shipment took about two weeks to Czech Republic but I guess it was slightly delayed at the HK post because of the holiday they've had. Franky is honestly one of the best sellers I've met, I've asked him for extra calibration of the meter he offered for free (hope he didn't forget it, but I think I won't notice a difference) and the communication with him was great. I am just thinking about buying better test leads from him, UT61E deserves better than those provided.

Hi sairon , i got a 61e from franky to, totally happy with mine also
i think i have bought every test lead franky sells!


word of warning though dont show any of frankys leads to your friends
or you will have to do what i did and buy more of them  :-DD

Thanks again for the very kind words :) Sairon, don't worry, I did "calibrate" your UT61E against my references on the DCV range. I said "calibrate" in quote marks obviously because it's not a proper lab grade calibration, but I did make sure it was within a couple of counts on multiple voltages against my Agilent 34461A.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: mubes on June 18, 2014, 11:15:23 pm
Franky,

Do you have any plan to offer these PSUs? If so can you give some idea of prices?

Dave
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on June 19, 2014, 01:53:55 am
Franky,

Do you have any plan to offer these PSUs? If so can you give some idea of prices?

Dave

Yes, I will likely stock a small number of these to see if there's any demand. Will probably have them ready by early next week. Pricing will be around the $65 mark on the forum, worldwide shipping included. If anyone's interested to pre-order please PM me or leave a message here.

Heads-up for anyone who would like to order anything from me here and through my eBay store - I will be away for a vacation starting end of this month and won't return until mid July. During that time I will not be able to process any order.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: hawk2xl on June 20, 2014, 05:08:43 pm

Frankie, just bought the Brymen BM829 from your ebay store. Hope you can manage to sent it out before your vacation.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: bertomg on June 20, 2014, 09:35:33 pm
Just received the UT139 that I ordered. Honk Kong to US in 5 days. Excellent! Thank you!
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on June 21, 2014, 12:50:15 am

Frankie, just bought the Brymen BM829 from your ebay store. Hope you can manage to sent it out before your vacation.

It will definitely be shipped way before that :) I'll try to get it out today, but weather here isn't great right now so I'll see. It will be no later than Monday in any case. You'll get notified by eBay as soon as it's shipped, and with the tracking number.

Just received the UT139 that I ordered. Honk Kong to US in 5 days. Excellent! Thank you!

Glad to know it arrived quickly! US is one of my favourite destinations as it's usually rather quick and reliable. I wish I could say the same for a few other countries though...

On that note I am actually considering blocking certain countries from ordering through my eBay store, mainly because their customs always seem to stop everything and cause massive delays, prompting the customers to open dispute cases which results in very negative impact on my account status :( For everyone's information eBay is implementing this new policy whereby any opened cases, regardless of whether they eventually get resolved happily or not, will be counted against the seller as a "defect". If a very low defect rate threshold is reached the seller will lose the top rated status and commission rates will sky rocket! If defect rate is high enough the account can even be shut down.

I will still happily accept orders from any countries here on the forum, outside of the eBay system. I will offer the same guarantees you get through eBay, just not using their system.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: SeanB on June 21, 2014, 05:49:46 am
 I know SA is one of those countries. So I have to order from you direct, no problem.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on June 21, 2014, 06:46:25 am
I know SA is one of those countries. So I have to order from you direct, no problem.

Actually, South Africa is fine. It's not always too bad and buyers there generally have the right ideas of how long they need to wait before escalating the issue. It's mainly a few European countries I am having trouble with. Top on my list is surprisingly Germany :( I have had 2 cases opened against me in the last 2 days and I can basically forget about ever achieving top rated status in their market now. My volume in that market (DE/AT/CH) was never high due to the fact that they couldn't even see my store at all until fairly recently. Now with 2 opened cases I will really struggle with the defect rate threshold :(
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: SeanB on June 21, 2014, 06:53:04 am
Well, the biggest suprise from the much loved SAPO would be delivery next day on something not sent express. even Speed Service only offers a next day delivery, unless you are willing to pay the $100 extra as service fee for same day delivery and get it to the main post office before 10AM, and the recipient can get to his PO before they close a 4PM.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: ProBang2 on June 21, 2014, 12:08:13 pm
It's mainly a few European countries I am having trouble with. Top on my list is surprisingly Germany
   :o   :wtf:

So I´m curious how long it will last. Some days ago I´ve ordered some little items in your eBay-store (as User: Pa...ne2005). They are immediately marked as sended (June, 11th).  :-+
Unfortunately by the normal way: Free international shipping. I´ve thought, registered sending for low cost items made no sense. At least at that time...
After which time I should expect a problem?

BTW: Don´t know, if it´s comparable. Once I´ve ordered an UT61E from an other seller (Dino-Direct, China) via registered airmail. It has not changed anything. The package could tracked until the german custom. Then it vanished...
I´ve figured this incident was unique, until your posting.  :palm:

FYI: Your eBay-offers still don´t appear in Germany (e.g. searching for Brymen BM869 worldwide).
At least, your eBay-store is meanwhile visible via the link in your signature.

Greetings,


Hartmut


PS: Have a nice vacation. Travelling?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Wh1sper on June 21, 2014, 12:55:15 pm
BTW: Don´t know, if it´s comparable. Once I´ve ordered an UT61E from an other seller (Dino-Direct, China) via registered airmail. It has not changed anything. The package could tracked until the german custom. Then it vanished...
I´ve figured this incident was unique, until your posting.  :palm:
If  the item arrived @ IPZ Frankfurt, you can consider it as not lost but beeing in the wait queue for customs service.
From there it lasts from 2 days to 4 weeks  until it arrives at your home.
I've got all the range in there.
The tracking is for the cheap post methods only until IPZ. German Post does not tracking further.
While I had some shipments which track 'til my home address
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: nowlan on June 21, 2014, 12:56:30 pm
Franky are you still selling brymen 257? Your store says 0/108 sold.

Also wondering where everyone gets green & yellow croc alligator clips.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: ProBang2 on June 21, 2014, 01:43:51 pm
If  the item arrived @ IPZ Frankfurt, you can consider it as not lost but beeing in the wait queue for customs service.
From there it lasts from 2 days to 4 weeks  until it arrives at your home.
I've got all the range in there.
The tracking is for the cheap post methods only until IPZ. German Post does not tracking further.
While I had some shipments which track 'til my home address

I see no chance to receive the lost device, because the device was lost already some years ago.
I got a replacement sent, this time without difficulty, it had to be signed for it at the front door.
It could be tracked all the way up to my signature.

In my opinion: Airmail shipments usually arrive @ IPZ Frankfurt. Don´t they?

Greetings,


Hartmut
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on June 21, 2014, 03:32:25 pm
So I´m curious how long it will last. Some days ago I´ve ordered some little items in your eBay-store (as User: Pa...ne2005). They are immediately marked as sended (June, 11th).  :-+

If the package clears your customs smoothly I'd estimate that it should arrive in about 2 weeks after the day it was shipped, but it's really hard to say. Normally I would ask my customers to wait about 6 weeks and if the order doesn't arrive within that time I would issue a full refund. I would of course highly appreciate it if the customer pays me back in case it does eventually arrive after that.

Please contact me directly either through here or the eBay messaging system if there's any concern. Please don't open a dispute case before contacting me, that will help me as a seller immensely!


Quote
BTW: Don´t know, if it´s comparable. Once I´ve ordered an UT61E from an other seller (Dino-Direct, China) via registered airmail. It has not changed anything. The package could tracked until the german custom. Then it vanished...
I´ve figured this incident was unique, until your posting.  :palm:

Yes, that seems to be my experience too with tracking to Germany, although not always. If an item gets stuck in your customs tracking tends to stop working from that point onwards. I have seen tracking work all the way to the delivery as well, but those are usually items that go through customs without the long delay.

Quote
FYI: Your eBay-offers still don´t appear in Germany (e.g. searching for Brymen BM869 worldwide).
At least, your eBay-store is meanwhile visible via the link in your signature.

Yes, I am aware of that. But until a couple of months ago even the direct link to my eBay store did not work. People in Germany/Austria/Switzerland could not see anything in my store, at all. I believe my items will only appear in the German search result when I achieve the top rated status in your market, which is unlikely to happen any time soon now :(

Quote
PS: Have a nice vacation. Travelling?

Thanks. Yes, I'm travelling with the family as soon as my son starts his school holiday :)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on June 21, 2014, 03:39:23 pm
Franky are you still selling brymen 257? Your store says 0/108 sold.

Yes, I'm still selling them. However, they are currently out of stock (well, see below), and new units won't arrive until after I come back from the holiday in mid-late July unfortunately...

Strictly speaking I still have one set in stock, but there's some issue with the leads that come with it. Brymen will be sending me replacement leads but they won't arrive until the next shipment (after I come back). If you don't mind having the meter first without the leads (or with non-silicone Brymen leads) let me know.

Quote
Also wondering where everyone gets green & yellow croc alligator clips.

I actually do have these alligator clips in yellow and green (and blue): http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=171220194350 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=171220194350)

But as with numerous other items I just never got around listing them...
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Wh1sper on June 24, 2014, 06:49:46 pm

In my opinion: Airmail shipments usually arrive @ IPZ Frankfurt. Don´t they?
Just an actual update: 2014-06-20 14:23, IPZ Niederaula, The international shipment has arrived at the import parcel center
So, no Frankfurt is not alone ;-)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Wh1sper on June 24, 2014, 06:54:53 pm

In my opinion: Airmail shipments usually arrive @ IPZ Frankfurt. Don´t they?
Just an actual update: 2014-06-20 14:23, IPZ Niederaula, The international shipment has arrived at the import parcel center
So, no Frankfurt is not alone ;-)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: echen1024 on June 24, 2014, 07:13:12 pm
Double post?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: ProBang2 on June 24, 2014, 09:45:33 pm
Just an actual update: 2014-06-20 14:23, IPZ Niederaula, The international shipment has arrived at the import parcel center
So, no Frankfurt is not alone ;-)

That's just splitting hairs. Niederaula has no international airport. Shipments are only transported to the "IPZ2" Niederaula.  Reason: The IPZ Ffm at the airport has not enough place for expanding. The Customs procedure is totally the same. Probably less interesting for everyone else here.


If the package clears your customs smoothly I'd estimate that it should arrive in about 2 weeks after the day it was shipped, but it's really hard to say. Normally I would ask my customers to wait about 6 weeks and if the order doesn't arrive within that time I would issue a full refund. I would of course highly appreciate it if the customer pays me back in case it does eventually arrive after that.

Please contact me directly either through here or the eBay messaging system if there's any concern. Please don't open a dispute case before contacting me, that will help me as a seller immensely!

Don´t worry.
I´m not interested to open a dispute case at ebay. Because of your postings here and in other forums I have enough confidence to further go without.  In my opinion it would be a failure to treat a seller like you in this way. In fact, I think: It would be counterproductive for a long term sight.

Greetings,


Hartmut

Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: zapta on June 25, 2014, 10:40:04 pm
Franky, have you considered carrying one of those SMD tweezer meters such as this ones?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Smart-Tweezers-SMD-Tester-RC-Resistance-Capacitance-Diode-Meter-Tester-Auto-Scan/111328451982?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D21235%26meid%3D7877469380644301257%26pid%3D100005%26prg%3D9374%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D161342932882&rt=nc (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Smart-Tweezers-SMD-Tester-RC-Resistance-Capacitance-Diode-Meter-Tester-Auto-Scan/111328451982?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D21235%26meid%3D7877469380644301257%26pid%3D100005%26prg%3D9374%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D161342932882&rt=nc)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tweezers-Capacitance-Resistance-Diode-Test-Tester-Pen-Multimeter-Meter-R-C-SMD-/161342932882?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2590c9c792 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tweezers-Capacitance-Resistance-Diode-Test-Tester-Pen-Multimeter-Meter-R-C-SMD-/161342932882?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2590c9c792)

I am in the market for one (I care about R, C and Diodes, not that much about L).

Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on June 26, 2014, 01:10:17 am
Franky, have you considered carrying one of those SMD tweezer meters such as this ones?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Smart-Tweezers-SMD-Tester-RC-Resistance-Capacitance-Diode-Meter-Tester-Auto-Scan/111328451982?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D21235%26meid%3D7877469380644301257%26pid%3D100005%26prg%3D9374%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D161342932882&rt=nc (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Smart-Tweezers-SMD-Tester-RC-Resistance-Capacitance-Diode-Meter-Tester-Auto-Scan/111328451982?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D21235%26meid%3D7877469380644301257%26pid%3D100005%26prg%3D9374%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D161342932882&rt=nc)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tweezers-Capacitance-Resistance-Diode-Test-Tester-Pen-Multimeter-Meter-R-C-SMD-/161342932882?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2590c9c792 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tweezers-Capacitance-Resistance-Diode-Test-Tester-Pen-Multimeter-Meter-R-C-SMD-/161342932882?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2590c9c792)

I am in the market for one (I care about R, C and Diodes, not that much about L).

I actually have! It's one of those many items which I have had a look at, and am actually happy about the quality but just never got the time to list in my store. This thread makes it easier for me to post stuff like these :)

Here are a few pictures I took of the Mastech MS8910. It actually works quite well, reasonably accurate and all that. The yellow one you posted looks like a V&A VA503. I might have a look at that one too when I come back from my holiday in a few weeks.

(http://i.imgur.com/R8eI71gl.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/R8eI71g.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/e9RRMOXl.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/e9RRMOX.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/q0jUG0hl.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/q0jUG0h.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/bNxVLG7l.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/bNxVLG7.jpg)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: zapta on June 26, 2014, 02:53:13 am
I actually have! It's one of those many items which I have had a look at, and am actually happy about the quality but just never got the time to list in my store. This thread makes it easier for me to post stuff like these :)

Here are a few pictures I took of the Mastech MS8910. It actually works quite well, reasonably accurate and all that. The yellow one you posted looks like a V&A VA503. I might have a look at that one too when I come back from my holiday in a few weeks.

Let's us know when you will have one posted for sale. You have good reputation so If you will evaluate and pick a good one it will save me the research ;-)

Others may be interested as well.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: peter.mitchell on June 26, 2014, 03:54:38 am
i'd buy one just to pull the guts out of and put a lead and a pair of banana jacks on.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on June 26, 2014, 04:09:05 am
i'd buy one just to pull the guts out of and put a lead and a pair of banana jacks on.

Wouldn't something like the a pair of common SMD tweezers with banana plugs be a cheaper option in that case? You can just replace the plugs with jacks. You can find those by just searching "SMD tweezers" on eBay.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: peter.mitchell on June 26, 2014, 05:09:27 am
i'd buy one just to pull the guts out of and put a lead and a pair of banana jacks on.

Wouldn't something like the a pair of common SMD tweezers with banana plugs be a cheaper option in that case? You can just replace the plugs with jacks. You can find those by just searching "SMD tweezers" on eBay.

Generally the build quality is absolutely rubbish, they have very little strength against torsion, so the tips are easily out of alignment and is very frustrating, that and the cabling is horrendous too, may as well be made of smelted down coke cans...

That meter on the other hand looks like the actual tweezers are well made, nice steel tweezers with pretty solid looking tweezer heads - which are needed if you want to probe a board that needs a bit of pressure to get through the oxide layers for a good reading.

On the other hand, if you know of a really good set of tweezers, id be more than happy to know/have a review on them.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: zapta on June 26, 2014, 05:15:56 am
i'd buy one just to pull the guts out of and put a lead and a pair of banana jacks on.

Ebay has cheap tweezers like this one and more fancy ones. Search for: smd tweezers

http://r.ebay.com/nuPdIx (http://r.ebay.com/nuPdIx)

It also comes stock with some LCR meters http://r.ebay.com/S1Avxt (http://r.ebay.com/S1Avxt)

Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: kripton2035 on June 26, 2014, 06:40:26 am
i'd buy one just to pull the guts out of and put a lead and a pair of banana jacks on.

Ebay has cheap tweezers like this one and more fancy ones. Search for: smd tweezers
http://r.ebay.com/nuPdIx (http://r.ebay.com/nuPdIx)
It also comes stock with some LCR meters http://r.ebay.com/S1Avxt (http://r.ebay.com/S1Avxt)
I have the two tweezers you linked.
the first one is really cheap and feel cheap. it seems you will break it if you dont pay attention.
the second one (with the deree 5000) feels really more robust and is nice to use.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: peter.mitchell on June 26, 2014, 06:52:10 am
i'd buy one just to pull the guts out of and put a lead and a pair of banana jacks on.

Ebay has cheap tweezers like this one and more fancy ones. Search for: smd tweezers

http://r.ebay.com/nuPdIx (http://r.ebay.com/nuPdIx)

It also comes stock with some LCR meters http://r.ebay.com/S1Avxt (http://r.ebay.com/S1Avxt)

I've used the first one, it was complete garbage. I've used the second ones, whilst not bad, they certainly aren't great either.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: neslekkim on June 26, 2014, 07:39:40 am
I've used the first one, it was complete garbage. I've used the second ones, whilst not bad, they certainly aren't great either.

I have a couple of the first ones, they work fine, but how are you using them?, as an tweezer to pick up things?, that doesnt work :)
But for measurements, no problems.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on June 26, 2014, 07:44:27 am
Generally the build quality is absolutely rubbish, they have very little strength against torsion, so the tips are easily out of alignment and is very frustrating, that and the cabling is horrendous too, may as well be made of smelted down coke cans...

That meter on the other hand looks like the actual tweezers are well made, nice steel tweezers with pretty solid looking tweezer heads - which are needed if you want to probe a board that needs a bit of pressure to get through the oxide layers for a good reading.

On the other hand, if you know of a really good set of tweezers, id be more than happy to know/have a review on them.

You're right. The tweezers on these meters do seem to have a much more decent build quality than those cheap plastic ones. The tips are very sharp too so you will have no problem poking through oxidation at all. The only small issue I have with them is that the tips are a bit too close together so if you're measuring bigger components you will need to stick a finger between the 2 arms to spread them out a little. As the core of the 2 arms are actually metal all the way from tip to base, if you spread them enough they would actually stay apart so it's a non-issue I guess.

And I just had a second look at the yellow meter Zapta linked to and it doesn't look like it has the same metal core construction. The tips are rounded too so may not work very well with oxidized contacts.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: HackedFridgeMagnet on June 26, 2014, 09:15:43 am
Hi

Just got my DT-337 milliamp clamp meter.
Unfortunately it doesn't work.
The 4amp ac range reads a constant overload.
The 80amp ac range reads 6.9 amps away from all wires. I can zero it out but I still can't read current with it.
The 80amp dc range reads 280.3 amps away from all wires. lol.
The 4amp ac range reads a 2.427 amps away from all wires.

I will take the back off and have a look.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: HackedFridgeMagnet on June 26, 2014, 09:28:42 am
Ok all good.

I had put NiMh cells in both fully charged but it didn't like them.
I stole some batteries from the TV remote and it is measuring current fine.

Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on June 26, 2014, 09:33:32 am
Ok all good.

I had put NiMh cells in both fully charged but it didn't like them.
I stole some batteries from the TV remote and it is measuring current fine.



I'm glad to hear that! Yes, I forgot to mention that. Another customer told me before that the meter doesn't like NiMh batteries.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Wh1sper on June 26, 2014, 03:31:55 pm
Franky, have you considered carrying one of those SMD tweezer meters such as this ones?
I am in the market for one (I care about R, C and Diodes, not that much about L).
I do own a MASTECH MS8910 (as first link)
bought it directly in Germany @pollin.de
It's surprisingly excact and it is quite well to handle with.
I wish the tweezers had a little more space in between so one could measure other parts beside SMD, too.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: ProBang2 on June 28, 2014, 01:19:46 am
So I´m curious how long it will last. Some days ago I´ve ordered some little items in your eBay-store (as User: Pa...ne2005). They are immediately marked as sended (June, 11th).  :-+

If the package clears your customs smoothly I'd estimate that it should arrive in about 2 weeks after the day it was shipped, but it's really hard to say. Normally I would ask my customers to wait about 6 weeks and if the order doesn't arrive within that time I would issue a full refund. I would of course highly appreciate it if the customer pays me back in case it does eventually arrive after that.

Please contact me directly either through here or the eBay messaging system if there's any concern. Please don't open a dispute case before contacting me, that will help me as a seller immensely!

Nothing to complain, items in perfect condition just arrived today yesterday.

                     (dd.mm.yyyy)
Order via eBay    :   10.06.2014
Sending from HK   :   11.06.2014 (free economy international shipping, as ordered)
Items received    :   27.06.2014

Very well. It should be everytime working in this kind...

Till the next time, greetings


Hartmut

Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on June 28, 2014, 02:14:25 am

Nothing to complain, items in perfect condition just arrived today yesterday.

                     (dd.mm.yyyy)
Order via eBay    :   10.06.2014
Sending from HK   :   11.06.2014 (free economy international shipping, as ordered)
Items received    :   27.06.2014

Very well. It should be everytime working in this kind...

Till the next time, greetings


Hartmut

Brilliant! Thanks a lot for sharing this information. This info is very useful for me to understand better shipping times to different parts of the world. Thanks again!

P.S. I have just set my eBay store to away mode as I'll be leaving for a rather lengthy holiday tomorrow. I won't be able to process any order until I return but will still be able to answer any questions through this forum or email. I will return on July 17.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: retiredcaps on June 28, 2014, 05:25:19 am
P.S. I have just set my eBay store to away mode as I'll be leaving for a rather lengthy holiday tomorrow.
You should change the title of the thread and maybe your signature to reflect your absence until July 17?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: SeanB on June 28, 2014, 05:29:46 am
Enjoy your holiday Frankie.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: motocoder on June 28, 2014, 08:55:31 am
Have a good holiday.

I just wanted to say that I obtained the parts I ordered a few days ago (cables with shrouded banana plugs and some tips for them), and the quality is excellent. I'll definitely be steering some business your way.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on July 18, 2014, 12:34:56 am
Just wanted to make a quick post to let everyone know that I just came back from my holiday, though still may not be functioning at full speed yet due to a massive jet lag...
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: BillWojo on July 18, 2014, 03:20:43 am
Hi Franky, any chance that you have meter extension leads about 6' or 2 meters long? I prefer the 90 degree plugs on the meter end (for my Fluke 179). There are plenty of times when I'm working on CNC machines that I need to read the meter and operate the control. Long lead extensions would be nice.
Thank you
BillWojo
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on July 18, 2014, 03:26:45 am
Hi Franky, any chance that you have meter extension leads about 6' or 2 meters long? I prefer the 90 degree plugs on the meter end (for my Fluke 179). There are plenty of times when I'm working on CNC machines that I need to read the meter and operate the control. Long lead extensions would be nice.
Thank you
BillWojo

I don't stock these but I can custom order them from my supplier. No minimum order requirement but it will take about a week longer as I only order these along with my usual stock replenishing orders. Just let me know your specific needs (length, types of connectors, wire size, etc).
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: BillWojo on July 18, 2014, 03:57:56 am
Hi Franky, like I stated, about 2 meter in length with right angle connectors to plug into my Fluke and on the other end straight connectors to plug regular leads or attachments into. As far as wire size, the regular gauge wire that Fluke uses for there standard test leads would be fine. They need to hold up in a machine shop enviroment. No fancy test benches for me, usually working off a dirty floor covered with metal chips looking into a dirty control cabinet with a schematic laid out next to me. Lets add in poor lighting to. Yep, that's my usual work enviroment.
A long set of rugged extension cables would be nice. Let me know how much. You take paypal?
Thanks
BillWojo
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: motocoder on July 18, 2014, 04:41:17 am
Just wanted to make a quick post to let everyone know that I just came back from my holiday, though still may not be functioning at full speed yet due to a massive jet lag...

Welcome back.

Just saw that you have some leads with shrouded, stackable connectors. I am really happy with the shrouded leads I got from you previously, but really wished they were stackable. So these will be perfect.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: rexxar on July 18, 2014, 07:08:20 am
Franky, can you get these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/90-Degree-Right-Angled-Power-Supply-IEC-Plug-Connector-Adaptor-Vertical-/200906777825 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/90-Degree-Right-Angled-Power-Supply-IEC-Plug-Connector-Adaptor-Vertical-/200906777825) but with the connector rotated 180 degrees?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on July 18, 2014, 08:23:43 am
Franky, can you get these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/90-Degree-Right-Angled-Power-Supply-IEC-Plug-Connector-Adaptor-Vertical-/200906777825 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/90-Degree-Right-Angled-Power-Supply-IEC-Plug-Connector-Adaptor-Vertical-/200906777825) but with the connector rotated 180 degrees?

You were not the first to ask but unfortunately the product you want doesn't seem to exist. The closest I was able to find was a cable with injection molded connectors, with the angled one you want on one end and a Chinese/Aussie style plug on the other.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: covictor on July 21, 2014, 12:54:36 am
Glad to see you're back, sir.  I hope you had a good vacation.  I just placed an order for a UT139C.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on July 21, 2014, 01:37:39 am
Glad to see you're back, sir.  I hope you had a good vacation.  I just placed an order for a UT139C.

Vacation was great! Saw your order, will be shipping it this afternoon (HK time). Thanks!
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: sorin on July 22, 2014, 11:45:08 am
Hello!
TASI-8620 Thermometer have the calibration function like DM6802 (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/reviews/odd-one-'tondaj'-dm6802-ii-standalone-temperature-meter/msg193378/#msg193378) ?
Thank you!
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on July 22, 2014, 01:10:50 pm
Hello!
TASI-8620 Thermometer have the calibration function like DM6802 (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/reviews/odd-one-'tondaj'-dm6802-ii-standalone-temperature-meter/msg193378/#msg193378) ?
Thank you!

It's not mentioned in the manual so I'll have to assume that it doesn't.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread - Israel customers
Post by: iloveelectronics on July 24, 2014, 07:39:52 am
Just a quick note for my customers in Israel. The post office has just stopped accepting any Israel-bound packages via air. As a result, I will not be able to process any Israeli orders until further notice from the post office. My apologies for that.

I did send out a few packages in the last couple of days which were destined for Israel, before they stopped accepting them. I suspect these package will experience some delay in their delivery. If you happen to be one of those customers, please let me know of your concerns. Thanks!
Title: Re: BM257
Post by: DMManiac on July 25, 2014, 09:45:28 am
Hi Franky, I’m eyeing the Brymen BM257. I was wondering if you had compared its accuracy against your voltage standard since you did your quick review?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on July 25, 2014, 10:13:10 am
I usually test DMM's on 4 DC voltages, 2.5, 5.0, 7.5, and 10. Based on my experience with the many BM257's I've tested and sold,
they are almost always spot on or within 1 count on 2.5, 7.5 and 10V. It is usually about 2-5 counts (3rd decimal place) high on the 5V, but even that's only 0.04-0.1% out, which is still well within its specs (0.2%+3d).
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: DMManiac on July 25, 2014, 10:17:16 am
Thanks for replying so quickly! I suppose what I meant was, did you ever have happen to test one after one year (for example) to see if it had drifted at all?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on July 25, 2014, 10:32:32 am
I haven't tested my own unit for accuracy since that review. I don't think I had the same standards back then though (was just comparing readings with the BM867 I also own), so it will be hard to compare now. I will do some testing tonight anyway and report back.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on July 25, 2014, 01:56:59 pm
Thanks for replying so quickly! I suppose what I meant was, did you ever have happen to test one after one year (for example) to see if it had drifted at all?

Just tested my own BM257 with the same standard voltages, and it behaves just like any other new BM257 I have tested. I guess it's fairly safe to say that it hasn't drifted much, if at all.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: BillWojo on July 25, 2014, 02:45:25 pm
Hi Franky, any news on my extra long test leads? I didn't want you to forget about them.
Take care

BillWojo
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on July 25, 2014, 02:52:05 pm
Hi Franky, any news on my extra long test leads? I didn't want you to forget about them.
Take care

BillWojo

I didn't forget :) I ordered them along with my weekly shipment from my supplier. They should be arriving tomorrow and I'll get in touch as soon as I have them in my hand.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: DMManiac on July 26, 2014, 02:42:46 am
Thanks for replying so quickly! I suppose what I meant was, did you ever have happen to test one after one year (for example) to see if it had drifted at all?

Just tested my own BM257 with the same standard voltages, and it behaves just like any other new BM257 I have tested. I guess it's fairly safe to say that it hasn't drifted much, if at all.
Thanks for doing that, that sounds very good.

Do you still invite people to PM you about purchases?

Oh, there was one other thing I was curious about — the data sheet says that the low voltage indicator lights up “below approx 2.3V”. That suggests that it would be OK to use Ni-MH cells with it, but I was wondering whether you (or someone else) had any experience with that.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on July 26, 2014, 03:53:39 am
Thanks for doing that, that sounds very good.

Do you still invite people to PM you about purchases?

Oh, there was one other thing I was curious about — the data sheet says that the low voltage indicator lights up “below approx 2.3V”. That suggests that it would be OK to use Ni-MH cells with it, but I was wondering whether you (or someone else) had any experience with that.

I welcome any form of purchase :) I'm happy with either eBay or forum PM purchases, the only difference is the price for the buyer as I can offer 5% discount on private deals but not through eBay. With eBay things are more automated though (notifications, etc) so they have their advantages too.

As for Ni-MH cells I haven't got them here myself but I have tested the meter with a PSU set to 2.4V and it seems to work just fine, taking good readings and no low battery warning.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: DMManiac on July 26, 2014, 04:20:01 am
Good to know! Thanks, PM sent.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: covictor on July 27, 2014, 05:30:07 pm
Glad to see you're back, sir.  I hope you had a good vacation.  I just placed an order for a UT139C.

Vacation was great! Saw your order, will be shipping it this afternoon (HK time). Thanks!
Wow.  It was delivered yesterday.  Thank you.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Flump on July 28, 2014, 05:23:34 pm
Franky do you sell a 4mm adaptor which has single male one end and double female the other so you can plug 2 test leads in to one binding post ?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: con-f-use on July 28, 2014, 09:25:45 pm
Why not just stack the plugs?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: v1t0r on July 28, 2014, 09:28:41 pm
Hi Franky, how much it costs the PL-50 feed through termination that is shown in the last video of mjlorton.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on July 28, 2014, 11:14:06 pm
Franky do you sell a 4mm adaptor which has single male one end and double female the other so you can plug 2 test leads in to one binding post ?

No. I can have a look around to see if they are available anywhere. Or as con-f-use says, you can just stack up the plugs.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on July 28, 2014, 11:20:39 pm
Hi Franky, how much it costs the PL-50 feed through termination that is shown in the last video of mjlorton.

I'm pricing them at $22 each shipped worldwide ($2.4 additional for tracking). They are made by Rigol. This is the same product (not my link): http://www.tekequip.com/rigol-impedance-adjuster-50-ohm.html (http://www.tekequip.com/rigol-impedance-adjuster-50-ohm.html)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Flump on July 28, 2014, 11:35:51 pm
I have not found any decent unshrouded stackable plugs i like, and don't want to replace the decent plugs on my best leads with crap stackable ones , hence looking for a " splitter "
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: pickle9000 on July 29, 2014, 12:20:59 am
Like these?

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/10PC-color-4MM-Banana-Plug-for-BINDING-POST-Test-Probes-Speakers-PLUG-Amplifiers-/321149887050?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ac606624a (http://www.ebay.ca/itm/10PC-color-4MM-Banana-Plug-for-BINDING-POST-Test-Probes-Speakers-PLUG-Amplifiers-/321149887050?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ac606624a)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Flump on July 29, 2014, 12:26:00 am
thanks for the link pickle but they dont half  look crap, sorry  :-DD
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Monkeh on July 29, 2014, 12:33:05 am
Franky sells them.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4mm-Stackable-Banana-Plugs-1-Pair-Red-Black-/171062979200 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4mm-Stackable-Banana-Plugs-1-Pair-Red-Black-/171062979200)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: pickle9000 on July 29, 2014, 12:36:16 am
thanks for the link pickle but they dont half  look crap, sorry  :-DD

They certainly do, but that is that the general idea?

I just use a small box with 4 females on it. Somehow that does not sound right.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Flump on July 29, 2014, 12:42:11 am
I just use a small box with 4 females on it. Somehow that does not sound right.

 :wtf: 
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on July 29, 2014, 01:50:41 am
I have not found any decent unshrouded stackable plugs i like, and don't want to replace the decent plugs on my best leads with crap stackable ones , hence looking for a " splitter "

Here's another type of unshrouded stackable banana plugs/test leads I have (but haven't yet been listed in my shop). They were shown briefly in Martin's latest video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzyNSxTTSRw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzyNSxTTSRw) at about the 9:00 minute mark.

One thing to note about them is that the wires are screwed on, not soldered.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Flump on July 29, 2014, 06:16:49 am
how long are the probe bits, from the end of the plastic to the tip of the metal ?
they look similar to the plugs on the grabber hook leads you send me ?
also do they except shrouded plugs in the back end ?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on July 29, 2014, 08:29:10 am
how long are the probe bits, from the end of the plastic to the tip of the metal ?

It's slightly shorter than normal, measuring about 17.5mm.

Quote
also do they except shrouded plugs in the back end ?

No they don't. Only unshrouded plugs.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: mzzj on July 30, 2014, 09:53:52 am
Hello Franky,

Is it possible for you to source (gold plated) banana plugs with this sort of spring contacts:
http://www.nakamichiplug.com/pic/0534D-001.jpg (http://www.nakamichiplug.com/pic/0534D-001.jpg)

doesn't need to be with metal shells, would actually prefer just normal black&red plastic shells.

In my experience this type of spring contact has been far better than anything else for reliable and low contact resistance.  I bought these couple of years ago from Chinese-run electronics shop in Bangkok for very reasonable price but haven't been able to find them anywhere else.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: neslekkim on July 30, 2014, 10:12:25 am
there are lots of them on ebay.. same one..
but with the metal shell.. http://www.ebay.com/itm/181159774974 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/181159774974)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on July 30, 2014, 12:08:37 pm
Hello Franky,

Is it possible for you to source (gold plated) banana plugs with this sort of spring contacts:
http://www.nakamichiplug.com/pic/0534D-001.jpg (http://www.nakamichiplug.com/pic/0534D-001.jpg)

doesn't need to be with metal shells, would actually prefer just normal black&red plastic shells.

In my experience this type of spring contact has been far better than anything else for reliable and low contact resistance.  I bought these couple of years ago from Chinese-run electronics shop in Bangkok for very reasonable price but haven't been able to find them anywhere else.

So basically something like this but gold plated? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=171030386766 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=171030386766)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: mzzj on July 30, 2014, 12:30:47 pm
Hello Franky,

Is it possible for you to source (gold plated) banana plugs with this sort of spring contacts:
http://www.nakamichiplug.com/pic/0534D-001.jpg (http://www.nakamichiplug.com/pic/0534D-001.jpg)

doesn't need to be with metal shells, would actually prefer just normal black&red plastic shells.

In my experience this type of spring contact has been far better than anything else for reliable and low contact resistance.  I bought these couple of years ago from Chinese-run electronics shop in Bangkok for very reasonable price but haven't been able to find them anywhere else.

So basically something like this but gold plated? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=171030386766 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=171030386766)
Exactly!
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on July 30, 2014, 12:52:57 pm
So basically something like this but gold plated? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=171030386766 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=171030386766)
Exactly!

I believe I have bought what you're looking for before but wasn't happy with the quality. Perhaps I can try again and see if I can source something better. Will update you if I find anything.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: sonny on July 31, 2014, 08:26:50 pm
I'm very happy with my second purchase from Franky. Thank you again. :-) I'm waiting to see your online sore open. :-)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: shailesh3t on August 02, 2014, 12:33:56 pm
Hi am  a regular customer of Franky, bought some nice products from him such as Rigol power supply, frequency generator and oscillocope, he is a nice seller keep it up
regards
shailesh from Mauritius
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on August 02, 2014, 02:47:20 pm
I'm very happy with my second purchase from Franky. Thank you again. :-) I'm waiting to see your online sore open. :-)

Hi am  a regular customer of Franky, bought some nice products from him such as Rigol power supply, frequency generator and oscillocope, he is a nice seller keep it up
regards
shailesh from Mauritius

Thank you sonny and shailesh! Your businesses are very much appreciated!
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread - UT61E
Post by: iloveelectronics on August 02, 2014, 02:51:22 pm
I currently have 2 sets of Uni-T UT61E available for sale. As many of you know I used to stock these but not anymore. I got these 2 sets while custom ordering one for another customer (just so I can lower the average shipping cost). Price is $51 for the USA and $53 for everywhere else, shipping with tracking number included. Please post here or PM me if interested. First come first serve.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: PedroDaGr8 on August 03, 2014, 02:31:13 am
Hey Franky, any update on finding some decent Kelvin leads? Now that I have a better quality meter (I traded some stuff I had laying around for a 34401A) I am looking a bit more intently. Cheers mate!
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on August 03, 2014, 03:10:40 am
Hey Franky, any update on finding some decent Kelvin leads? Now that I have a better quality meter (I traded some stuff I had laying around for a 34401A) I am looking a bit more intently. Cheers mate!

Yes, I have. Will post some pictures later later today when I get back to the shop. I am still way behind in posting a lot of the stuff I already have in stock...
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: PedroDaGr8 on August 03, 2014, 04:48:31 am
Hey Franky, any update on finding some decent Kelvin leads? Now that I have a better quality meter (I traded some stuff I had laying around for a 34401A) I am looking a bit more intently. Cheers mate!

Yes, I have. Will post some pictures later later today when I get back to the shop. I am still way behind in posting a lot of the stuff I already have in stock...

Great news! Haha, I know how that is. You almost need another vacation just to recover from all of the catchup you are playing after your previous vacation. Take your time mate. It's no rush.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: shailesh3t on August 03, 2014, 09:42:59 am
Hi franky,
kindly let me know if you have some dummy loads- electronic controlled

regards
shailesh
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread - Kelvin Clips kit
Post by: iloveelectronics on August 03, 2014, 09:43:39 am
Hey Franky, any update on finding some decent Kelvin leads? Now that I have a better quality meter (I traded some stuff I had laying around for a 34401A) I am looking a bit more intently. Cheers mate!

OK, here's what I've got. It's a kit, so you will need to do some soldering and heat shrinking. Which may be more work, but you get to control the quality of the soldering and assembly work. You can also customise the length of the wires.

The kit comes with a pair of good quality gold plated kelvin clips, 4 pieces of 13AWG silicone wires each about 60cm long (2 black + 2 red), a pair of black and red heat shrink tubing, and 2 pairs of banana plugs (choice of either shrouded or unshrouded).

Price on the forum would be $19 per set worldwide shipping included (without tracking). Tracking would be an additional $2.4.

Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on August 03, 2014, 12:48:19 pm
Hi franky,
kindly let me know if you have some dummy loads- electronic controlled

regards
shailesh

Would a small device like this work? https://www.eevblog.com/forum/buysellwanted/franky%27s-sales-thread/msg460979/#msg460979 (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/buysellwanted/franky%27s-sales-thread/msg460979/#msg460979)

Or are you looking for a full-featured bench DC-load like one of the Maynuo's?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: shailesh3t on August 03, 2014, 01:33:14 pm
Franky do you have other models as this one goes only upto 6 volts would like to test power supplies with it, do you have other models lets say upto 30 volts as input and 10 amps as load , else how much is the maynuo?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on August 03, 2014, 01:48:35 pm
Franky do you have other models as this one goes only upto 6 volts would like to test power supplies with it, do you have other models lets say upto 30 volts as input and 10 amps as load , else how much is the maynuo?

At 30V and 10A you're looking at a 300W load. I don't think any small handheld device would be able to handle that. You will need something like a Maynuo M9712 (I'm using one personally). I've sold a couple of these to my customers for $450 + shipping (which would be about $78 for Mauritius).
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: shailesh3t on August 03, 2014, 01:59:28 pm
Franky, thanks for info , hmm finally i think i will build  one for instance and will add maynuo to my list.
thanks
st
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread - Kelvin Clips kit
Post by: omgfire on August 04, 2014, 05:51:14 am
The kit comes with a pair of good quality gold plated kelvin clips, 4 pieces of 13AWG silicone wires each about 60cm long (2 black + 2 red), a pair of black and red heat shrink tubing, and 2 pairs of banana plugs (choice of either shrouded or unshrouded).

Hi Franky. LCR meters require shielded wires for good performance. Is it possible to get shielded silicone wires?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: DMManiac on August 04, 2014, 08:29:43 am
My 257 arrived today. I can see why these leads are so popular!

Have you ever looked into a case that would suit it, Franky?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread - Kelvin Clips kit
Post by: iloveelectronics on August 04, 2014, 08:31:23 am
Hi Franky. LCR meters require shielded wires for good performance. Is it possible to get shielded silicone wires?

I have yet to find shielded silicone wire. I'll keep an eye on it.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread - Kelvin Clips kit
Post by: omgfire on August 04, 2014, 08:42:18 am
I have yet to find shielded silicone wire. I'll keep an eye on it.
Thank you. I asked about wires suitable for kelvin clips here: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/beginners/shielded-cable-for-diy-kelvin-clips-for-de-5000-lcr-meter/ (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/beginners/shielded-cable-for-diy-kelvin-clips-for-de-5000-lcr-meter/)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread - UT61E
Post by: iloveelectronics on August 04, 2014, 09:34:07 am
I currently have 2 sets of Uni-T UT61E available for sale. As many of you know I used to stock these but not anymore. I got these 2 sets while custom ordering one for another customer (just so I can lower the average shipping cost). Price is $51 for the USA and $53 for everywhere else, shipping with tracking number included. Please post here or PM me if interested. First come first serve.

The 2 units are now sold.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: SeanB on August 04, 2014, 05:43:18 pm
My 257 arrived today. I can see why these leads are so popular!

Have you ever looked into a case that would suit it, Franky?

Frankie has a standard meter case that fits most meters quite well. They are very nice, and quite well priced. I bought a few off him for my meters and they are pretty good, even if I rarely use the cases but have the meters just on the worktop most of the time.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on August 04, 2014, 11:04:04 pm
My 257 arrived today. I can see why these leads are so popular!

Have you ever looked into a case that would suit it, Franky?

Sorry I didn't see your question until SeanB's post.

You can try this: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=171047385726 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=171047385726)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: PedroDaGr8 on August 05, 2014, 01:15:58 am
Hey Franky, any update on finding some decent Kelvin leads? Now that I have a better quality meter (I traded some stuff I had laying around for a 34401A) I am looking a bit more intently. Cheers mate!

OK, here's what I've got. It's a kit, so you will need to do some soldering and heat shrinking. Which may be more work, but you get to control the quality of the soldering and assembly work. You can also customise the length of the wires.

The kit comes with a pair of good quality gold plated kelvin clips, 4 pieces of 13AWG silicone wires each about 60cm long (2 black + 2 red), a pair of black and red heat shrink tubing, and 2 pairs of banana plugs (choice of either shrouded or unshrouded).

Price on the forum would be $19 per set worldwide shipping included (without tracking). Tracking would be an additional $2.4.

I'm not against this, I just worry about easy soldering to the large thermal mass of those clips. I like the large AWG wire. I have a hakko FX888D.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on August 05, 2014, 02:06:36 am
I'm not against this, I just worry about easy soldering to the large thermal mass of those clips. I like the large AWG wire. I have a hakko FX888D.

I'm going to assemble a set myself and will let you know how that goes. May not be today though as Dave's latest mailbag video has helped promote my store and am going to be very busy packing today!!
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: BravoV on August 05, 2014, 04:03:07 am
... as Dave's latest mailbag video has helped promote my store and am going to be very busy packing today!!

Glad to hear that !  :clap:
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: pickle9000 on August 05, 2014, 04:05:54 am
Nice.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: covictor on August 05, 2014, 04:34:32 am
Ha!  That's great.  Finding dad's engraved Fluke 8060A is what led me to the blog, and the purchase.  Too cool.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: PedroDaGr8 on August 05, 2014, 04:55:52 am
I'm not against this, I just worry about easy soldering to the large thermal mass of those clips. I like the large AWG wire. I have a hakko FX888D.

I'm going to assemble a set myself and will let you know how that goes. May not be today though as Dave's latest mailbag video has helped promote my store and am going to be very busy packing today!!

Fully understand. Enjoy the new customers, hopefully the bump is large and at least partly sustained. Once you get a chance, just let me know!
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Wytnucls on August 05, 2014, 05:17:39 am
Get a secretary, Franky! ;)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Wytnucls on August 05, 2014, 12:15:35 pm
I'm not against this, I just worry about easy soldering to the large thermal mass of those clips. I like the large AWG wire. I have a hakko FX888D.

I'm going to assemble a set myself and will let you know how that goes. May not be today though as Dave's latest mailbag video has helped promote my store and am going to be very busy packing today!!

I got a set from Franky recently. The soldering of the wires to the clips wasn't too difficult. I tried to be creative and soldered the wires underneath the rubber band, out of sight, for a clean look. Works fine so far.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: DMManiac on August 05, 2014, 12:21:08 pm
My 257 arrived today. I can see why these leads are so popular!

Have you ever looked into a case that would suit it, Franky?

Sorry I didn't see your question until SeanB's post.

You can try this: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=171047385726 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=171047385726)
Ah, I didn’t click on it because it mentions other models in the title and I assumed the size was off. But it does look like it would be appropriate. You wouldn’t happen to have a photo lying around of it with the 257 inside, would you?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on August 05, 2014, 01:47:54 pm
Ah, I didn’t click on it because it mentions other models in the title and I assumed the size was off. But it does look like it would be appropriate. You wouldn’t happen to have a photo lying around of it with the 257 inside, would you?

I have an older version of the carrying case here at home (which my son has taken over and is using it as a pencil case!). The materials used for the lining and the strap etc are a bit different but the size is almost the same. Here's a picture of it with the BM-257 and its leads.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: DMManiac on August 06, 2014, 05:25:10 am
That looks fine. I’ll send you a PM.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Flump on August 08, 2014, 06:38:37 am
Franky can you get Desoldering Irons/Machines  ?
there is not much variety in the UK
only 3/4 I can find that dont need a bank load to purchase.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Maxlor on August 08, 2014, 01:35:16 pm
A shipment from Franky arrived today. Ordered on the 30th, shipped on the 31th, arrived on the 8th. That's very fast for free shipping from .hk to .ch, thanks.

A question for Franky: can I pick up some items from you in person? I'm planning a trip to Hong Kong in the fall, and when carrying stuff myself, Switzerland's tax free limit is much higher (approx. $330) than when sending items by postal service (approx. $71.)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on August 08, 2014, 01:49:21 pm
Franky can you get Desoldering Irons/Machines  ?
there is not much variety in the UK
only 3/4 I can find that dont need a bank load to purchase.

I have one like this (not my store): http://www.ebay.com/itm/AC220V-100W-Electric-Desoldering-Gun-Vacuum-Pump-Solder-Sucker-S-997P-350-450-/360517867938?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item53f08a19a2 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/AC220V-100W-Electric-Desoldering-Gun-Vacuum-Pump-Solder-Sucker-S-997P-350-450-/360517867938?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item53f08a19a2)

It does the job but I'm not totally happy with the tip as it doesn't wet the solder very well, i.e. the solder doesn't seem to stick on the tip. I've tried replacement tips but they are just the same. I've since purchased a Hakko 808 at almost 3 times the price, but works better.

Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on August 08, 2014, 01:58:40 pm
A shipment from Franky arrived today. Ordered on the 30th, shipped on the 31th, arrived on the 8th. That's very fast for free shipping from .hk to .ch, thanks.

A question for Franky: can I pick up some items from you in person? I'm planning a trip to Hong Kong in the fall, and when carrying stuff myself, Switzerland's tax free limit is much higher (approx. $330) than when sending items by postal service (approx. $71.)

Yes, absolutely. You can probably pick it up directly from my lab/shop. Another fellow forum member, Wytnucls, did just that last week :) Please send me a note a couple of weeks before though just to make sure I am around. But even if not I can arrange someone to hand you the stuff.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Wytnucls on August 08, 2014, 03:47:42 pm
Impressive lab I must say, and a lot tidier than Dave's.  ;)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: SeanB on August 08, 2014, 04:25:28 pm
And a great view as well I would guess.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: nanofrog on August 08, 2014, 04:38:15 pm
FWIW, there appears to be a 110V version of this as well, the S-993A. Example listing (http://www.ebay.com/itm/S-993A-Electric-Vacuum-Desoldering-Pump-Solder-Sucker-Gun-220V-2013-New-arrival-/190911504109?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c73365eed).
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: BillWojo on August 08, 2014, 08:17:34 pm
Franky, I have been meaning to drop you a note to say thank you. I received the 2 meter long custom made lead extensions at the beginning of the week. All I can say is thank you, they are exactly what I needed. Now I can actually watch my meter when I'm testing switches, etc at the other end of a machine. Any machine tool service technician would love a set of there. Very well made and nice heavy but supple cable. Your the man!

BillWojo
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on August 09, 2014, 01:14:32 am
Impressive lab I must say, and a lot tidier than Dave's.  ;)

I'm actually not too sure about that... It's very kind of you to say that though :)

And a great view as well I would guess.

Actually there's no view whatsoever. It's located in an industrial building and my unit has no windows at all :(

Franky, I have been meaning to drop you a note to say thank you. I received the 2 meter long custom made lead extensions at the beginning of the week. All I can say is thank you, they are exactly what I needed. Now I can actually watch my meter when I'm testing switches, etc at the other end of a machine. Any machine tool service technician would love a set of there. Very well made and nice heavy but supple cable. Your the man!

BillWojo

Excellent! I'm glad they work well for you!

Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Wytnucls on August 09, 2014, 08:43:21 am
Franky's lab:

(http://www.designnotes.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/EL301.JPG)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on August 09, 2014, 08:56:58 am
Franky's lab:

(http://www.designnotes.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/EL301.JPG)

LOL!! Busted!
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: SeanB on August 09, 2014, 09:09:48 am
Hey, I had one similar to that........
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: sfiber on August 09, 2014, 10:00:19 am
I like your style my friend.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: ion on August 09, 2014, 10:43:48 am
Franky, I've recently got a set of leads and I'm very happy with the quality.  I was wondering - do you have anything similar to these:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Silicone-Test-Leads-50cm-with-Sprung-Hooks-and-Banana-Plugs-1-Pair-Red-Black-/200979921195 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Silicone-Test-Leads-50cm-with-Sprung-Hooks-and-Banana-Plugs-1-Pair-Red-Black-/200979921195)

but with a grabber on the end?  Something like this:

http://www.pomonaelectronics.com/images/large/5830.jpg (http://www.pomonaelectronics.com/images/large/5830.jpg)

Thanks
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on August 09, 2014, 11:40:31 am
Franky, I've recently got a set of leads and I'm very happy with the quality.  I was wondering - do you have anything similar to these:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Silicone-Test-Leads-50cm-with-Sprung-Hooks-and-Banana-Plugs-1-Pair-Red-Black-/200979921195 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Silicone-Test-Leads-50cm-with-Sprung-Hooks-and-Banana-Plugs-1-Pair-Red-Black-/200979921195)

but with a grabber on the end?  Something like this:

http://www.pomonaelectronics.com/images/large/5830.jpg (http://www.pomonaelectronics.com/images/large/5830.jpg)

Thanks

In a recent video on Martin's Youtube channel he showcased one that I sent him (at about 11:30): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzyNSxTTSRw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzyNSxTTSRw)

Notice that they are rather large. They don't connect directly to a wire though, you would connect them to any leads with a shrouded or unshrouded banana plug. I do have a few more of these in stock but just haven't had the time to list them properly. I will likely be pricing them at $13.99 per pair on eBay, 5% off on the forum for direct Paypal deals. I may also allowed them to be bought per piece (either black or red).
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: BillWojo on August 09, 2014, 01:03:02 pm
Hi Franky, those long grabbers look interesting. How well do they work on screw type terminal strips? I frequently have to check inputs from switches, etc on machines that terminate to long terminal blocks. Sometimes I can bend the crimp terminal up just a bit to grab it with a hook type test lead but I wonder if I can just grab the screw/plate that secures the crimp terminal. They may come in really handy. On modern controls I can just go into the IO tables and watch the bits change, even better but the older control systems are a bit more of a challenge.
Thanks

BillWojo
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: neslekkim on August 09, 2014, 02:00:22 pm
In a recent video on Martin's Youtube channel he showcased one that I sent him (at about 11:30): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzyNSxTTSRw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzyNSxTTSRw)

Notice that they are rather large. They don't connect directly to a wire though, you would connect them to any leads with a shrouded or unshrouded banana plug. I do have a few more of these in stock but just haven't had the time to list them properly. I will likely be pricing them at $13.99 per pair on eBay, 5% off on the forum for direct Paypal deals. I may also allowed them to be bought per piece (either black or red).

This type of long grabbers I have been looking for for some time now, we used similar when I was in school around 1986-87, and they also was sized to you used either bananapljugs or hooked them on the multimeter leads.

Can you place sell me some packages? :)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on August 09, 2014, 02:24:05 pm
Hi Franky, those long grabbers look interesting. How well do they work on screw type terminal strips? I frequently have to check inputs from switches, etc on machines that terminate to long terminal blocks. Sometimes I can bend the crimp terminal up just a bit to grab it with a hook type test lead but I wonder if I can just grab the screw/plate that secures the crimp terminal. They may come in really handy. On modern controls I can just go into the IO tables and watch the bits change, even better but the older control systems are a bit more of a challenge.
Thanks

BillWojo

Sorry about the not-so-great quality picture and I don't really any properly crimped wire right here at home so this is the best setup I can do :) Basically the grabber can grab between the screw head (may not work if it's a slot type screw) and the plate if there's enough gap under the plate.

One other thing to note is that the long tube leading to the grabber tip is flexible and allows some bending, as shown in the picture.

Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on August 09, 2014, 02:28:25 pm
This type of long grabbers I have been looking for for some time now, we used similar when I was in school around 1986-87, and they also was sized to you used either bananapljugs or hooked them on the multimeter leads.

Can you place sell me some packages? :)

How many do you need? I think I only have 4-5 pairs at the moment.

It's funny how some of you always seem to want to find/buy things that I haven't officially started selling yet, but just happen to have a few around :)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: robrenz on August 09, 2014, 02:38:44 pm
I got a set from Franky recently. The soldering of the wires to the clips wasn't too difficult. I tried to be creative and soldered the wires underneath the rubber band, out of sight, for a clean look. Works fine so far.

Very nice touch!   :clap: :-+
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: neslekkim on August 09, 2014, 03:01:50 pm
This type of long grabbers I have been looking for for some time now, we used similar when I was in school around 1986-87, and they also was sized to you used either bananapljugs or hooked them on the multimeter leads.

Can you place sell me some packages? :)

How many do you need? I think I only have 4-5 pairs at the moment.

It's funny how some of you always seem to want to find/buy things that I haven't officially started selling yet, but just happen to have a few around :)

Two pairs, would like three, but since you only have 4-5..
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: BillWojo on August 09, 2014, 03:09:08 pm
Franky, I'll take a set. PM me the price and paypal again.
Thanks

Bill Wojo
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Wytnucls on August 09, 2014, 04:01:30 pm
I got a set from Franky recently. The soldering of the wires to the clips wasn't too difficult. I tried to be creative and soldered the wires underneath the rubber band, out of sight, for a clean look. Works fine so far.

Very nice touch!   :clap: :-+
Thanks Robrenz...some of your pristine refurb pictures are rubbing off.  ;)
Here is a 4W histogram of 10x5.6 Ohm 1/4W 1% resistors on my new Rigol DM3058E with Franky's kelvin clips:
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: robrenz on August 09, 2014, 04:06:30 pm
Neat to see a histogram where you can count the 8.4mOhm bins visually.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: gdewitte on August 09, 2014, 08:29:08 pm
Do you have any of those nice binding posts that Dave used on the µCurrent Gold?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: ion on August 09, 2014, 09:46:42 pm
Franky, I've recently got a set of leads and I'm very happy with the quality.  I was wondering - do you have anything similar to these:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Silicone-Test-Leads-50cm-with-Sprung-Hooks-and-Banana-Plugs-1-Pair-Red-Black-/200979921195 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Silicone-Test-Leads-50cm-with-Sprung-Hooks-and-Banana-Plugs-1-Pair-Red-Black-/200979921195)

but with a grabber on the end?  Something like this:

http://www.pomonaelectronics.com/images/large/5830.jpg (http://www.pomonaelectronics.com/images/large/5830.jpg)

Thanks

In a recent video on Martin's Youtube channel he showcased one that I sent him (at about 11:30): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzyNSxTTSRw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzyNSxTTSRw)

Notice that they are rather large. They don't connect directly to a wire though, you would connect them to any leads with a shrouded or unshrouded banana plug. I do have a few more of these in stock but just haven't had the time to list them properly. I will likely be pricing them at $13.99 per pair on eBay, 5% off on the forum for direct Paypal deals. I may also allowed them to be bought per piece (either black or red).

Thanks.  They are a bit larger than what I was looking for though, perhaps too large for what I would use them for - probing IC pins.  Definately can't use them on smd parts, but they also seem too large for DIP ICs.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on August 10, 2014, 01:50:44 am
Do you have any of those nice binding posts that Dave used on the µCurrent Gold?

Yes, see the for-sale thread here: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/buysellwanted/fs-binding-posts-used-in-current-gold (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/buysellwanted/fs-binding-posts-used-in-current-gold)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on August 10, 2014, 01:55:59 am
Thanks.  They are a bit larger than what I was looking for though, perhaps too large for what I would use them for - probing IC pins.  Definately can't use them on smd parts, but they also seem too large for DIP ICs.

Perhaps something like these will work for you? The leads have 1mm square pin sockets on both ends, which can be connected to standard 1mm pin headers.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: ion on August 11, 2014, 04:47:42 pm
Thanks.  They are a bit larger than what I was looking for though, perhaps too large for what I would use them for - probing IC pins.  Definately can't use them on smd parts, but they also seem too large for DIP ICs.

Perhaps something like these will work for you? The leads have 1mm square pin sockets on both ends, which can be connected to standard 1mm pin headers.

Yes, those look to be about the right size.  I could always add banana plugs to the end.  How much for a set of those?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: CrashO on August 11, 2014, 08:22:29 pm
Franky, Are you able to get some (decent) heat-sinks (for cooling TO220 stuff like mosfets, power transistors, etc)? I've looked up and down on Ali, but can't find anything with decent thermal capacity. (judging from the size and shape of them), datasheets is something they have never heard of apparently :)
Most sinks I find are like this:
(http://file.fiberhosted.nl/uploads/713250sink.jpg)
And I  would like something a bit (a lot) bigger for a constant current dummy load project I'm working on.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: mariush on August 11, 2014, 09:20:58 pm
Farnell has a lot of heatsinks, some are relatively cheap.. i filtered some results for you : http://goo.gl/BhgoRH (http://goo.gl/BhgoRH)

But for a constant current load you shouldn't limit your search to to-220 heatsink, you can always just drill a hole into a heatsink and screw the to-220 package to it.

Here's a few suggestions:

http://uk.farnell.com/aavid-thermalloy/os533-100-b/heat-sink-max-clip-standard-100mm/dp/1773371 (http://uk.farnell.com/aavid-thermalloy/os533-100-b/heat-sink-max-clip-standard-100mm/dp/1773371)
http://uk.farnell.com/multicomp/mc33269/heatsink-to218-220-247-4-4-c-w/dp/1710612 (http://uk.farnell.com/multicomp/mc33269/heatsink-to218-220-247-4-4-c-w/dp/1710612)
http://uk.farnell.com/ohmite/ra-t2x-25e/heatsink-to-220-218-247-black/dp/2097683 (http://uk.farnell.com/ohmite/ra-t2x-25e/heatsink-to-220-218-247-black/dp/2097683)
http://uk.farnell.com/multicomp/mc33275/heatsink-to218-220-247-5-9-c-w/dp/1710619 (http://uk.farnell.com/multicomp/mc33275/heatsink-to218-220-247-5-9-c-w/dp/1710619)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on August 12, 2014, 04:03:37 am
Yes, those look to be about the right size.  I could always add banana plugs to the end.  How much for a set of those?

I will be pricing them at $5.49 per set on eBay, regular air mail shipping (without tracking) included. 5% off here for direct Paypal deals. These have gold plated contact pin and clips, and the clips/hooks can be rotated, hence the relatively higher price comparing to the cheaper alternatives found on eBay. Note, however, that due the shape of the clips these may not work with very fine pitched components, but would work very well for DIP packages and through hole component leads, etc. as the clipping mechanism is very secure.

I made a mistake in the above post about the pin diameter. It's actually thinner than the usual 1mm square header pins, but would work fine with the provided leads or any of the jumper wires I have in my eBay store with the plastic housing removed (see attached photo).


Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: ion on August 12, 2014, 04:35:59 pm
I'll take a set.  PM me the paypal details and price.

Thanks
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: neslekkim on August 16, 2014, 01:41:12 pm
This type of long grabbers I have been looking for for some time now, we used similar when I was in school around 1986-87, and they also was sized to you used either bananapljugs or hooked them on the multimeter leads.

Can you place sell me some packages? :)

How many do you need? I think I only have 4-5 pairs at the moment.

It's funny how some of you always seem to want to find/buy things that I haven't officially started selling yet, but just happen to have a few around :)

Two pairs, would like three, but since you only have 4-5..

Got these today, looks very good, and sits very good on the banana plugs, shrouded or normal works very good.

Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: ion on August 21, 2014, 07:53:38 am
Yes, those look to be about the right size.  I could always add banana plugs to the end.  How much for a set of those?

I will be pricing them at $5.49 per set on eBay, regular air mail shipping (without tracking) included. 5% off here for direct Paypal deals. These have gold plated contact pin and clips, and the clips/hooks can be rotated, hence the relatively higher price comparing to the cheaper alternatives found on eBay. Note, however, that due the shape of the clips these may not work with very fine pitched components, but would work very well for DIP packages and through hole component leads, etc. as the clipping mechanism is very secure.

I made a mistake in the above post about the pin diameter. It's actually thinner than the usual 1mm square header pins, but would work fine with the provided leads or any of the jumper wires I have in my eBay store with the plastic housing removed (see attached photo).

Just got these and they're perfect for DIP ICs, very good grip.  Thanks Franky!
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Derick Freese on August 21, 2014, 11:59:06 pm
Is there any specific reason you stopped carrying the UT61E?  I had planned on picking one up from you, but now I'm pretty seriously looking at the Brymens you carry.  My budget is the killer, though.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on August 22, 2014, 12:36:01 am
Is there any specific reason you stopped carrying the UT61E?  I had planned on picking one up from you, but now I'm pretty seriously looking at the Brymens you carry.  My budget is the killer, though.

Main reason was the unreasonably low pricing many other Chinese sellers are now selling them for. Even to just stay somewhat competitive the margin is so low it simply didn't make any sense anymore. Having said that, I still actually do sell to customers who ask. I don't stock them in large volume anymore though, so usually there is a small lead time of a few days. I would normally order a couple more whenever there is a customer order so sometimes I would happen to have a unit or 2 in stock.

Pricing is $51 for USA and $53 for the rest of the world shipped with tracking number. And I still offer basic testing and adjustment on the DCV range (if necessary) on every unit I sell.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Derick Freese on August 22, 2014, 12:53:31 am
Understandable.  When I get paid, I'll send you a message and I'll buy one from you.  I'd much rather support someone I know rather than some shenzhen shop.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: neslekkim on August 22, 2014, 09:00:37 am
Is there any specific reason you stopped carrying the UT61E?  I had planned on picking one up from you, but now I'm pretty seriously looking at the Brymens you carry.  My budget is the killer, though.

Main reason was the unreasonably low pricing many other Chinese sellers are now selling them for. Even to just stay somewhat competitive the margin is so low it simply didn't make any sense anymore. Having said that, I still actually do sell to customers who ask. I don't stock them in large volume anymore though, so usually there is a small lead time of a few days. I would normally order a couple more whenever there is a customer order so sometimes I would happen to have a unit or 2 in stock.

Pricing is $51 for USA and $53 for the rest of the world shipped with tracking number. And I still offer basic testing and adjustment on the DCV range (if necessary) on every unit I sell.

Do you also to this on the other meters?, I'm looking for an extra meter, for occasional testing then adjusting some led drivers, to be used together with my main meters fluke etc, mostly for voltage, maybe some amperage metering, typically in the mA range, and probably up to 1Aish.
And I guess I'm between those cheaper meters, the UT61E and UT139C, I have been looking a bit around, but can't find any good comparision between these, but that is maybe apples and bananas? Lowest price around I can find for the UT61E on other places is $50ish with free shipping, and the UT139C is also $50ishh from you, so $50-$55 is no issue for the price as I see it..
But which to choose.. I have other meters Fluke 87v, 289, Keithley 2015, Agilent 34461A, so those will be used when I need accuracy, but just for other mearsurements when I need a couple of meters hooked up at the same time I guess these are good enough?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on August 22, 2014, 01:45:32 pm
Do you also to this on the other meters?, I'm looking for an extra meter, for occasional testing then adjusting some led drivers, to be used together with my main meters fluke etc, mostly for voltage, maybe some amperage metering, typically in the mA range, and probably up to 1Aish.
And I guess I'm between those cheaper meters, the UT61E and UT139C, I have been looking a bit around, but can't find any good comparision between these, but that is maybe apples and bananas? Lowest price around I can find for the UT61E on other places is $50ish with free shipping, and the UT139C is also $50ishh from you, so $50-$55 is no issue for the price as I see it..
But which to choose.. I have other meters Fluke 87v, 289, Keithley 2015, Agilent 34461A, so those will be used when I need accuracy, but just for other mearsurements when I need a couple of meters hooked up at the same time I guess these are good enough?

I do the DCV adjustment to meters for which I know the adjustment procedure, mostly the UT61E and the Digitek meters, when necessary. I can do it to the Brymen meters (by entering calibration mode) too but it's rarely needed as their calibration is almost always done very well. However, I can't do it to the UT139C as I was told that this DMM's calibration can only be done in the factory as there's no pot to adjust and there's no special key sequence to enter calibration mode.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Flenser on August 30, 2014, 08:32:55 am
Your ebay site is currently showing "out of stock" for the Brymen 257.
When do you expect them to be back in stock?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on August 30, 2014, 09:05:10 am
Your ebay site is currently showing "out of stock" for the Brymen 257.
When do you expect them to be back in stock?

There's a scheduled shipment from Taiwan to me on the coming Monday. I expect to receive them on Tuesday.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: SPRX on August 30, 2014, 11:16:56 am

Hey Franky, Payment sent for Brymen BM869, please check it out.

Thanks/ SPRX
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread - SMD vacuum pickup tool
Post by: iloveelectronics on September 03, 2014, 03:00:54 am
A customer asked me to order one of these SMD vacuum pickup tools recently, and I ordered a couple more. $6.5 per set shipped worldwide (without tracking). PM me your Paypal email address if interested. Thanks!
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Vgkid on September 03, 2014, 05:12:27 am
Franky: did you ever find a source for kelvin clips?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on September 03, 2014, 05:39:39 am
Franky: did you ever find a source for kelvin clips?

Yes, I now have these: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/buysellwanted/franky%27s-sales-thread/msg490251/#msg490251 (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/buysellwanted/franky%27s-sales-thread/msg490251/#msg490251)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread - SMD vacuum pickup tool
Post by: iloveelectronics on September 03, 2014, 12:36:07 pm
A customer asked me to order one of these SMD vacuum pickup tools recently, and I ordered a couple more. $6.5 per set shipped worldwide (without tracking). PM me your Paypal email address if interested. Thanks!

The SMD pickup tools are now sold out. I may consider stocking them in my shop in case anyone is still interested.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: amahon on September 03, 2014, 09:34:21 pm
That was quick on the and vacuum tool. I am interested in a couple.

BTW, do you have a feel for the amount finger force needed on the button? I have used a couple side button types that were quite stiff and it would numb your finger after a while... And increase the hand shaking which made it trickier to place components on pads. I had a softer one with the button on the top (rather than side) that seemed easier. You would use your thumb and the direction gave less shaking. That might not be an issue with a softer side mounted button though.

Either way, i need something so will place an order if you have more.

Cheers
Andrew


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Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on September 04, 2014, 02:14:13 am
That was quick on the and vacuum tool. I am interested in a couple.

BTW, do you have a feel for the amount finger force needed on the button? I have used a couple side button types that were quite stiff and it would numb your finger after a while... And increase the hand shaking which made it trickier to place components on pads. I had a softer one with the button on the top (rather than side) that seemed easier. You would use your thumb and the direction gave less shaking. That might not be an issue with a softer side mounted button though.

Either way, i need something so will place an order if you have more.

Cheers
Andrew


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Thanks for the comments, Andrew. To be honest I only have one other similar tool to compare this to and neither feel too stiff to me but I'm only a very casual user so I'm not sure about longer term usage. One advantage of this one though is that it has a bigger and wider button surface so it feels easier on the finger. That together with the grippy pen surface also make it possible to position the button on the side of your finger and push the pen using the thumb, in addition to doing it the more traditional way (pushing button with finger). I'm not sure how fast the grippy surface will wear though. I suspect it might become smooth after a while.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: mmdc on September 05, 2014, 03:09:20 am
I was wondering if you are able to supply the newer generation of UNI-T multimeters?
I've been looking around for the UT171B but sources seem to be a bit scarce and I'm interested in getting a couple.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on September 05, 2014, 03:29:07 am
I was wondering if you are able to supply the newer generation of UNI-T multimeters?
I've been looking around for the UT171B but sources seem to be a bit scarce and I'm interested in getting a couple.

The UT171 series is not officially released yet. I've been keeping an eye on this one very closely too ;)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: mmdc on September 05, 2014, 05:21:31 am
I was wondering if you are able to supply the newer generation of UNI-T multimeters?
I've been looking around for the UT171B but sources seem to be a bit scarce and I'm interested in getting a couple.

The UT171 series is not officially released yet. I've been keeping an eye on this one very closely too ;)

Thanks for clarifying that.
I don't suppose you have any indicative release date as I could be willing to wait?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: peter.mitchell on September 05, 2014, 08:01:38 am
Hey Frankie, my partner got her stuff today and just wanted to leave some feedback, she said shipping was super quick, it was all excellently packaged, your bubble wrap was good and she'd be happy to deal with you again, very pleased.

Thats all, thanks.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on September 05, 2014, 10:31:38 am
The UT171 series is not officially released yet. I've been keeping an eye on this one very closely too ;)

Thanks for clarifying that.
I don't suppose you have any indicative release date as I could be willing to wait?

I don't have a release date but my understanding is that it shouldn't be too far away now.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on September 05, 2014, 10:38:54 am
Hey Frankie, my partner got her stuff today and just wanted to leave some feedback, she said shipping was super quick, it was all excellently packaged, your bubble wrap was good and she'd be happy to deal with you again, very pleased.

Thats all, thanks.

Thanks for letting me know :) It did take a bit longer than I originally thought for me to complete the shopping and I hope she didn't mind. It wasn't something I was familiar with and the shop was in an area I don't frequently go to. I'm glad it all worked out fine. Will be happy to help again if she needs anything else in the future.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: SPRX on September 12, 2014, 05:01:32 am

Hey Franky, Payment sent for Brymen BM869, please check it out.

Thanks/ SPRX

Franky, Haven't seen any progress on the item tracking moving since 03rd Sep.
Is it normal, or need some attention to see what is going on...
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on September 12, 2014, 06:32:02 am

Franky, Haven't seen any progress on the item tracking moving since 03rd Sep.
Is it normal, or need some attention to see what is going on...

Responded thru PM. Please check.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: WKaibigan on September 12, 2014, 05:57:27 pm
Hi Franky

Received the SMD vacuum pump today. Very speedy turnaround as usual. 

Cheers.

Nick
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: miguelvp on September 12, 2014, 10:04:50 pm
I got mine two days ago, they have 2 each of 3mm, 5mm, and 7mm cups if I recall correctly, one of the large ones look a bit eaten up  but I have no use for such a large cup.

The 3mm works fine for TQFPs and QFNs didn't try the 5mm one yet.
I was hoping the will handle 0805 caps but I have tweezers for those unless I can find a 1mm diameter cup.

Btw it works fine and doesn't require too much pressure, since you pretty much have to be holding it and let go to suck the part and just press a little to release it.

It doesn't hold it for a long time but it's not like it looses vacuum so fast that you have to rush.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: eas on September 13, 2014, 10:18:25 pm
Got my Ut139C today. It took less than a week from the time I ordered for it to be delivered to me in Seattle. The packaging did its job. It's nice that the retail box is good and stout. It doesn't look like the shipping gorillas tried to crush it, but it could clearly protect the instrument from some abuse in shipping.
Thanks!
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: VK5RC on September 16, 2014, 12:43:17 am
Received a nice package of excellent DC silicon cables clips etc, very quickly to Australia,  thanks Frankie,  regards Rob
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Gabri74 on September 17, 2014, 02:32:49 pm
Just a quick note to say a big thank to Franky: received my BM257 today (plus some other misc stuff like clips, cables, etc) and I really like it  ;D
Packaging was simple but effective.
If there are other Italian buyers on the forum this is what you can expect in terms of shipping times using standard shipping (only 3,90$ more for the whole package!!!):

Order placed:            3/9
Shipped:                   4/9
Left HK:                    6/9
Arrived in Trieste:     17/9

Franky.... thanks again!    :-+ :-+ :-+ :-+
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Wytnucls on September 17, 2014, 02:36:16 pm
Che era una barca veloce!  ;)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on September 18, 2014, 02:16:17 am
Thanks a lot for the feedback guys! It's very helpful to know how long it take for each shipment  :-+
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: ProBang2 on October 01, 2014, 10:22:40 pm
[...]
FYI: Your eBay-offers still don´t appear in Germany (e.g. searching for Brymen BM869 worldwide).
At least, your eBay-store is meanwhile visible via the link in your signature.
[...]
Yes, I am aware of that. But until a couple of months ago even the direct link to my eBay store did not work. People in Germany/Austria/Switzerland could not see anything in my store, at all. I believe my items will only appear in the German search result when I achieve the top rated status in your market, which is unlikely to happen any time soon now :(

It happens again...  :palm:

Digging for some stuff to buy, but then:
The eBay-Store shows "0 Items".  |O

Greetings,

Hartmut    :-//
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: CrashO on October 01, 2014, 10:31:19 pm
It happens again...  :palm:
Isn't Franky just on Holiday or something? Because the Dutch version shows 0 items (+ This Store seller is currently away.). And it never had any problems, unlike the German one.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on October 01, 2014, 11:14:28 pm
Yes, sorry guys, I am travelling again with the family and will return on 11th Oct.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: ProBang2 on October 03, 2014, 02:21:58 am
Hello.

Isn't Franky just on Holiday or something? Because the Dutch version shows 0 items (+ This Store seller is currently away.). And it never had any problems, unlike the German one.

Last time there was this message, too. But the items were still visible!
Now there is nothing. In no way.  Not even the items I had bought 4 month ago.

Yes, sorry guys, I am travelling again with the family and will return on 11th Oct.

First things first: Happy vacation. There is no reason for a "sorry".

I am curious, if the behavior of the eBay-store will change after your return. I hope so.
Or it is just like it was in the past...  :(

Greetings,


Hartmut
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: SeanB on October 03, 2014, 04:22:13 am
I have a feeling the vacation is not exactly planned. Have you not noticed any news about HK recently.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Towger on October 03, 2014, 06:11:13 am
It is a national holiday in China.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: PedroDaGr8 on October 03, 2014, 06:28:11 am
It is a national holiday in China.

Franky is in HK, where they are having massive protests and disruptions.

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Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on October 03, 2014, 10:12:45 am
I have a feeling the vacation is not exactly planned. Have you not noticed any news about HK recently.

It was actually planned. We just didn't expect what is happening right now started right on the day we left :(

It is a national holiday in China.

Yes, 1st Oct is a holiday in Hong Kong as well, but only for 1 day, as oppose to the 3 days or so in mainland China.

Last time there was this message, too. But the items were still visible!
Now there is nothing. In no way.  Not even the items I had bought 4 month ago.

I am curious, if the behavior of the eBay-store will change after your return. I hope so.
Or it is just like it was in the past...  :(


I certainly hope eBay don't mess with things again :( It's a constant struggle trying to get consistent exposure to different markets it seems...
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: hammy on October 17, 2014, 05:38:46 pm
I bought the Yihua 995D+ soldering station from Franky.

I have in fact also going to start selling a new Yihua 2-in-1 rework station: http://www.yihua-gz.com/Products_detail.asp?id=460&sortid=271 (http://www.yihua-gz.com/Products_detail.asp?id=460&sortid=271) More details to follow in a future post.
The blue display is very nice. The soldering iron itself is quite lightweight and handy, compared to my old one and uses the standard Hakko tips. The heat-up time is fast. There is also a sleep mode and three memory buttons. The small footprint also saves some space on a small bench.

The price and delivery was very good, and I also got some extra soldering tips.
His customer support is excellent too. I had a fault after some weeks and he sent me a replacement instantly! This high level of customer support is extraordinary.  :clap:

I’m very happy with this purchase!  :-+
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Jorpy on October 20, 2014, 09:22:39 pm
Hi! First of all, thank you Franky for the fantastic service!   :-+

I recently bought some of these grippers:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/171002587855?_trksid=p2060778.m2749.l2649&var=470238327263&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT (http://www.ebay.com/itm/171002587855?_trksid=p2060778.m2749.l2649&var=470238327263&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT)
I'm having a bit of trouble soldering 14 awg silicone wire to them. When I have soldered the wire to the hook it's not possible to put the cap back on. It feels like the wire and joint simply isn't flexible enough to make it work. Any tips or should I just go for a higher gauge wire?  :-//
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Monkeh on October 20, 2014, 10:26:26 pm
Hi! First of all, thank you Franky for the fantastic service!   :-+

I recently bought some of these grippers:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/171002587855?_trksid=p2060778.m2749.l2649&var=470238327263&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT (http://www.ebay.com/itm/171002587855?_trksid=p2060778.m2749.l2649&var=470238327263&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT)
I'm having a bit of trouble soldering 14 awg silicone wire to them. When I have soldered the wire to the hook it's not possible to put the cap back on. It feels like the wire and joint simply isn't flexible enough to make it work. Any tips or should I just go for a higher gauge wire?  :-//

Why on earth would you be trying to put 14AWG in those?!
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Jorpy on October 21, 2014, 09:34:29 am
Hi! First of all, thank you Franky for the fantastic service!   :-+

I recently bought some of these grippers:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/171002587855?_trksid=p2060778.m2749.l2649&var=470238327263&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT (http://www.ebay.com/itm/171002587855?_trksid=p2060778.m2749.l2649&var=470238327263&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT)
I'm having a bit of trouble soldering 14 awg silicone wire to them. When I have soldered the wire to the hook it's not possible to put the cap back on. It feels like the wire and joint simply isn't flexible enough to make it work. Any tips or should I just go for a higher gauge wire?  :-//

Why on earth would you be trying to put 14AWG in those?!
Convenience. It's what I have laying around and use for most of my other test leads. The ebay listing states that you can use down to 13 awg btw.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: con-f-use on October 21, 2014, 11:43:47 am
I'm sure there is an AWG13 cable with isolation thin enough to fit it to the hook and there's also a way to make it stick. Nonetheless it's unwise to operate at values with the words "up to" in front.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on October 22, 2014, 01:42:42 am
Hi! First of all, thank you Franky for the fantastic service!   :-+

I recently bought some of these grippers:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/171002587855?_trksid=p2060778.m2749.l2649&var=470238327263&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT (http://www.ebay.com/itm/171002587855?_trksid=p2060778.m2749.l2649&var=470238327263&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT)
I'm having a bit of trouble soldering 14 awg silicone wire to them. When I have soldered the wire to the hook it's not possible to put the cap back on. It feels like the wire and joint simply isn't flexible enough to make it work. Any tips or should I just go for a higher gauge wire?  :-//

I think the best option would be to use thinner wire such as the 16AWG ones in my shop, which is what's being used in most of the pre-assembled leads such as these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/20cm-Silicone-Leads-with-2mm-Gold-Plated-Sockets-and-Mini-Grabber-Hooks-Pair-/171085144334 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/20cm-Silicone-Leads-with-2mm-Gold-Plated-Sockets-and-Mini-Grabber-Hooks-Pair-/171085144334)

It is going to be very tricky to solder 13 or 14AWG on these and you probably have to bend the solder joint at the correct angle to make it work. I have now modified the description of the item to remove the mention of 13AWG completely and added "16AWG recommended"). My apologies for the somewhat misleading description before. I can send you some 16AWG wires for free to make up for that. Let me know.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Jorpy on October 26, 2014, 04:05:47 pm
..I can send you some 16AWG wires for free to make up for that. Let me know.


I wouldn't ask of you to offer it for free. If you have any 16 AWG in blue, green and yellow, I'd like to buy a meter of each color however (+red and black).   
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on October 26, 2014, 04:20:56 pm
..I can send you some 16AWG wires for free to make up for that. Let me know.


I wouldn't ask of you to offer it for free. If you have any 16 AWG in blue, green and yellow, I'd like to buy a meter of each color however (+red and black).

I actually do happen to have a few metres of 16AWG blue, green and yellow in stock. Can you PM me your Paypal email address so I can send you the invoice directly?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Yago on October 26, 2014, 06:08:37 pm
Speedy as a quick thing with the crock clips Franky, cheers :)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: NANDBlog on October 30, 2014, 06:16:08 pm
Fast shipping and excellent packaging! :-DMM :-+
All my 9V batteries are flat :palm:.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: ttp on October 31, 2014, 05:02:06 am
Fast shipping and excellent packaging! :-DMM :-+
All my 9V batteries are flat :palm:.

A good reason to have a rechargeable or two on hand ;)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Falcon69 on November 07, 2014, 01:02:46 pm
9 volt batteries are suppose to be flat.  It's the C's, D's, A' AAA's that are round. You ordered the wrong ones!
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: ju1ce on November 08, 2014, 05:47:46 pm
Are you going to have any more of those Brymen silicone multimeter leads? I would like a to buy those, but the ebay listing indicates they are out of stock  :(
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on November 09, 2014, 01:02:55 am
Are you going to have any more of those Brymen silicone multimeter leads? I would like a to buy those, but the ebay listing indicates they are out of stock  :(

Yes, I will have them back. But the expected date of the next shipment from Brymen is still a couple of weeks away, around 24th Nov. I will also have the BM-257s and BM-869s ("s" versions) back in stock by the time.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Vgkid on November 09, 2014, 03:39:53 am
Those Brymen leads are quite nice, I swapped my old fluke leads for those.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: ju1ce on November 09, 2014, 07:22:46 am
Are you going to have any more of those Brymen silicone multimeter leads? I would like a to buy those, but the ebay listing indicates they are out of stock  :(

Yes, I will have them back. But the expected date of the next shipment from Brymen is still a couple of weeks away, around 24th Nov. I will also have the BM-257s and BM-869s ("s" versions) back in stock by the time.
Thanks for the info. Now I know what I will buy myself for christmas  ;D
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Yago on November 10, 2014, 03:08:36 pm
Are you going to have any more of those Brymen silicone multimeter leads? I would like a to buy those, but the ebay listing indicates they are out of stock  :(

Yes, I will have them back. But the expected date of the next shipment from Brymen is still a couple of weeks away, around 24th Nov. I will also have the BM-257s and BM-869s ("s" versions) back in stock by the time.
Thanks for the info. Now I know what I will buy myself for christmas  ;D

Don't forget the rather nice crock-clips that match the leads!
Might as well while you are ordering :)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on November 26, 2014, 02:18:30 am
Just a quick update to let everyone know that I now have the new "s" version Brymen BM257s and BM869s in stock. I sold out the original non-s versions a while ago and have just restocked them. Cheers.

BM257s - http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200922627340 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200922627340)
BM869s - http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=171272486755 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=171272486755)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: SPRX on November 26, 2014, 11:20:26 am

Franky, Have you noticed any considerable differences between BM869 and BM869s ?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on November 26, 2014, 11:46:18 am

Franky, Have you noticed any considerable differences between BM869 and BM869s ?

On the outside, I haven't really noticed any difference to be honest, except the colours of the packaging box. I don't own a BM869 or 869s personally so I don't really know what it's like inside, and I don't want to open up a for-sale unit beyond the battery cover (to remove the battery), so I can't really tell if there's any difference internally. On the BM257s the fuses are accessible by opening the battery cover so I know they have upgraded the fuses to 1000V rated ones (but curiously also changed from 630mA to 400mA, and 10A to 11A). I don't know if it's the same case with the BM869s though.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Wytnucls on November 26, 2014, 01:13:33 pm
Hi Franky, a 400mA fuse on the 257s sounds strange since the meter jack is still marked as 0.6A max on the front panel. I would ask Brymen for some clarification, as they may have installed the wrong fuses on a batch of their meters.

(http://sigrok.org/wimg/thumb/1/16/Brymen_bm257s_mugshot.png/600px-Brymen_bm257s_mugshot.png)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Evolution on December 02, 2014, 06:57:44 am
Have been lurking on here for a couple of weeks and I had to make an account just to say that I am astounded at how fast you delivered the BM257 I ordered! Less than three business days is very impressive.

Have only had a preliminary look over the unit and I am very happy with the build quality, hope to have a hobbyist review on my blog in the near future.

Cheers!
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on December 02, 2014, 08:01:51 am
Have been lurking on here for a couple of weeks and I had to make an account just to say that I am astounded at how fast you delivered the BM257 I ordered! Less than three business days is very impressive.

Have only had a preliminary look over the unit and I am very happy with the build quality, hope to have a hobbyist review on my blog in the near future.

Cheers!

Thanks for the compliments. But again, I can't really take all the credit. I can mostly only guarantee to have my orders sent to the post office within 24 hours of ordering, it was the postal services who did most of the hard work for delivering packages quickly!
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on December 02, 2014, 08:04:17 am
Hi Franky, a 400mA fuse on the 257s sounds strange since the meter jack is still marked as 0.6A max on the front panel. I would ask Brymen for some clarification, as they may have installed the wrong fuses on a batch of their meters.

This is Brymen's response in regard to my inquiry about the 400mA fuse:

Quote
That 0.4A/1000V fuse has a Time-Current characteristic curve (in between
315mA & 500mA) projection of approaching infinity at 0.6A. It can also be
loaded way beyond 1000 seconds at 0.8A, and has a fast acting characteristic
of below 0.01 second at beyond 2A. This protection characteristic matches
BM257s nicely. 
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Wytnucls on December 02, 2014, 09:21:39 am
The fuse will do its job, but the margin will be much lower than a .6A fuse, meaning that it will blow quicker when the current goes above 0.6A. At 10$ a pop, it could be an expensive fuse solution.
I'm not an expert, but it seems that the Time-Current charts are usually derived from 50Hz RMS currents (10% accuracy), with lower margins for DC currents.
As far as IEC CAT rating is concerned, I'm not sure if a lower fuse rating is allowed under the current regulations. I haven't heard of any other manufacturers using lower rated fuses in their meters yet.
The higher resistance of the 0.4A fuse (~ 1.2Ohm) should also make the burden voltage slightly worse on the mA scale.

It would be interesting to see how long it takes for the 0.4A fuse to blow, when a 0.6A current is flowing through it.
The fuse rated current (400mA) is the maximum continuous current allowed, without rupturing the fuse, guaranteed by the manufacturer. 600mA may be too high for continuous measurement and falls outside the fuse certified rating anyway.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Lightages on December 03, 2014, 01:36:39 am
I received the same answer as Franky.  I also think the same regarding the fuse not taking a continuous 600mA. I will do an extended 600mA test when my shipment arrives.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Wytnucls on December 03, 2014, 09:16:26 am
After some research, it seems that IEC regs require a fuse rated for the highest current expected. I understand that the integrity of the fuse can be compromised after a long exposure to higher currents than it was designed for.
Brymen should comply, really. The cost is about the same, if they can source 600mA fuses.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: xibalban on December 07, 2014, 02:24:23 pm
Hey Franky,

I got redirected to this thread by fellas in the forum who had only the best to talk about you  :).

Anyway, I'd be glad if you could source a Hakko 888 (Not the Digital version), used or new, 110V or 230V version. Any possibilities?

Cheers!!
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on December 07, 2014, 03:55:08 pm
Hey Franky,

I got redirected to this thread by fellas in the forum who had only the best to talk about you  :).

Anyway, I'd be glad if you could source a Hakko 888 (Not the Digital version), used or new, 110V or 230V version. Any possibilities?

Cheers!!

I should be able to source a 220V version. If you could send me your shipping address in a PM I will try to get your a price quote.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Falcon69 on December 21, 2014, 08:01:29 am
Franky is awesome!

I placed an order with him that I needed to get done and shipped by X-Mas.

He made a mistake in ordering some voltage regulators for me (ahhhh, it happens, we all have brain farts).  It was caught before the order was shipped to me and he went out of his way to order new ones (which took a few more days for him to get), then he made sure I'd get them by X-Mas.

I received the order 2 days ago.

He's a great guy to deal with, and very helpful.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: eas on December 23, 2014, 05:55:54 am
I noticed you've added a ZYXStudio USB power meter to your ebay shop.  Can you get their other stuff too?  How about test loads from http://zke2006.taobao.com? (http://zke2006.taobao.com?)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on December 23, 2014, 06:36:53 am
I noticed you've added a ZYXStudio USB power meter to your ebay shop.  Can you get their other stuff too?  How about test loads from http://zke2006.taobao.com? (http://zke2006.taobao.com?)

Yes, I can if needed. I have actually ordered one of their latest products for myself. It's a battery internal resistance tester which also measures inductance and capacitance, as well as ripple voltage of a DC source.

As for the ZKE loads I do have a few of these at the moment: http://mjlorton.com/forum/index.php?topic=468.0 (http://mjlorton.com/forum/index.php?topic=468.0) They are an older version and only support up to 6V though. If you're interested in their other products I can get them too at a reasonable margin.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: SeanB on December 23, 2014, 07:10:20 am
Just note as well that the USB cable with those contains a serial adaptor inside, so do not confuse it with a regular cable, it does not work well.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: eas on December 25, 2014, 08:11:52 pm
I noticed you've added a ZYXStudio USB power meter to your ebay shop.  Can you get their other stuff too?  How about test loads from http://zke2006.taobao.com? (http://zke2006.taobao.com?)

Yes, I can if needed. I have actually ordered one of their latest products for myself. It's a battery internal resistance tester which also measures inductance and capacitance, as well as ripple voltage of a DC source.

As for the ZKE loads I do have a few of these at the moment: http://mjlorton.com/forum/index.php?topic=468.0 (http://mjlorton.com/forum/index.php?topic=468.0) They are an older version and only support up to 6V though. If you're interested in their other products I can get them too at a reasonable margin.

Great! I have a bunch of older batteries I want to test for a project. I was going to build my own charge/discharge equipment, but that's going to take me a while, and so I've been eyeing an affordable way to have a few cells cycling at once. It looks like a few EBC-B10s might be the way to go.

It looks to me like ZYX has a few resistance testers. Did you get the latest model? Interested in hearing your impressions.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: pickle9000 on January 04, 2015, 12:10:35 am
Have a look at this Franky, you may want some in your store.

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/oscilloscope-probes-41026/msg579968/?topicseen#msg579968 (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/oscilloscope-probes-41026/msg579968/?topicseen#msg579968)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on January 04, 2015, 01:35:59 am

Great! I have a bunch of older batteries I want to test for a project. I was going to build my own charge/discharge equipment, but that's going to take me a while, and so I've been eyeing an affordable way to have a few cells cycling at once. It looks like a few EBC-B10s might be the way to go.

It looks to me like ZYX has a few resistance testers. Did you get the latest model? Interested in hearing your impressions.

My apologies on the late response. Lots going on during the holidays with friends visiting from overseas etc. and couldn't spare much time asides from the daily order processing  and shipping. I did get YZXstudio's latest battery resistance tester which also claims to measure ripple voltage on a DC source but haven't really got time to play around with it yet. It's not something I will sell though unfortunately, due to the lithium battery used in the device.

Have a look at this Franky, you may want some in your store.

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/oscilloscope-probes-41026/msg579968/?topicseen#msg579968 (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/oscilloscope-probes-41026/msg579968/?topicseen#msg579968)

Which one do you think is the best value?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: pickle9000 on January 04, 2015, 01:47:54 am
I just cut this out to avoid confusion.

These look very interesting

Texas TX5230 - ~$20, purchased in Akihabara shop, same as this: http://hkaco.en.ec21.com/Texas_Passive_Oscilloscope_Probe--3475682_3476276.html (http://hkaco.en.ec21.com/Texas_Passive_Oscilloscope_Probe--3475682_3476276.html)



Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: pickle9000 on January 04, 2015, 02:44:27 am
I have about 5 pairs of these but they where purchased about 4 years ago. Not quite 100's but cheap and reliable up to 80 Mhz. I used to buy them by the 10 pack before I retired. They are cheap enough to be considered disposable. I used to hand them out to save on the more expensive units. Scope probes are always melted, stepped on you name it. I still use them.

P6100

A forum member did a review.

TP6100 "100 MHz" $9.00 SCOPE PROBE REVIEW (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBdA0KVct9g#ws)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: teslafan on January 08, 2015, 01:15:06 am
Franky,

If you can help with these below purchases I'd be grateful.

I'm looking to buy 2 used Fluke dmm's. (1) Fluke 27/FM or 27 TRMS for <$45, &/or (2) Fluke dmm's: 85 III, 87 V dmm's for <$65ea - in good fully function cond w/o major cosmetic problems. Adhesive, grime, dust, no battery, or leads OK.

Heat shrink tubing small variety pk. of most used smaller sizes for electronics, thanks.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: retiredcaps on January 08, 2015, 02:00:11 am
I'm looking to buy 2 used Fluke dmm's. (1) Fluke 27/FM or 27 TRMS for <$45, &/or (2) Fluke dmm's: 85 III, 87 V dmm's for <$65ea - in good fully function cond w/o major cosmetic problems. Adhesive, grime, dust, no battery, or leads OK.
You realize Franky, who is based in Hong Kong, only sells new stuff that he can get from suppliers in China/Hong Kong/Taiwan.

Since you are in the USA, you should be able to find your two meters on ebay/craigslist/etc with patience.

Your 87V valuation of $65 is going to be hard to find though.  A more realistic price for an used one is $150 USD.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on January 08, 2015, 06:30:09 am
Franky,

If you can help with these below purchases I'd be grateful.

I'm looking to buy 2 used Fluke dmm's. (1) Fluke 27/FM or 27 TRMS for <$45, &/or (2) Fluke dmm's: 85 III, 87 V dmm's for <$65ea - in good fully function cond w/o major cosmetic problems. Adhesive, grime, dust, no battery, or leads OK.

Heat shrink tubing small variety pk. of most used smaller sizes for electronics, thanks.

As retiredcaps mentioned, I may not be your best option in finding the Flukes. There are used Flukes in the Chinese market as well but pricing will not compared favourably to those found in the US, and then there's additional shipping cost from here to the US.  A lot of the used Flukes from China are in pretty awful physical conditions too. You should definitely try eBay and criagslist, etc. in the US.

Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: teslafan on January 09, 2015, 07:37:40 pm
A new DMM you'd recommend if I decide to go new? Latest UN-T UT61E w/input protection fixes, etc. or?

Thanks
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: teslafan on January 09, 2015, 08:06:07 pm
Would something like these be use all purpose for nubie electronics future needs?

15 Piece Variety Pack of Enkay Brand Marine Grade Heat Shrink Tubing
 $7.95
 Buy It Now
Free shipping
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: nanofrog on January 10, 2015, 03:13:46 am
A new DMM you'd recommend if I decide to go new? Latest UN-T UT61E w/input protection fixes, etc. or?
Budget?
Intended use?
Desired features?
 :-//

If you're after a general purpose electronics meter with good input protection, and a budget a bit over $100 for example, I'd recommend taking a very good look at a Brymen BM257s. Lots of information on this and other meters in the forum (search BM257; s variant updates the input protections to the latest standards).

But without any sort of details, any recommendations are totally blind, so may be totally useless for your application.

Would something like these be use all purpose for nubie electronics future needs?

15 Piece Variety Pack of Enkay Brand Marine Grade Heat Shrink Tubing
 $7.95
 Buy It Now
Free shipping
If you're after a colored heat shrink kit, you can do better IMHO.


Color shrink kit example. (http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Kit-260pcs-Assortment-2-1-Heat-Shrink-Tubing-Tube-Sleeving-Wrap-Wire-8-Sizes-/191217564479?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c85747b3f)
Black kit w/ box example (http://www.ebay.com/itm/6-Sizes-Heat-Shrink-Tubing-Kit-black-Colors-Transparent-plastic-box-shrinkable-/111548009521?hash=item19f8c78c31&vxp=mtr).
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: rdl on January 10, 2015, 11:50:41 am
The problem I see with that color assortment is that each size only comes in one color. What if you need different color coding on several wires of the same size? And those larger sizes are close to useless for most people. Still, the price is not bad.

If you're after a colored heat shrink kit, you can do better IMHO.


Color shrink kit example. (http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Kit-260pcs-Assortment-2-1-Heat-Shrink-Tubing-Tube-Sleeving-Wrap-Wire-8-Sizes-/191217564479?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c85747b3f)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: nanofrog on January 10, 2015, 08:44:46 pm
The problem I see with that color assortment is that each size only comes in one color. What if you need different color coding on several wires of the same size? And those larger sizes are close to useless for most people. Still, the price is not bad.
Good point, as I wasn't digging that deep (was mainly looking to demonstrate there is better value for the money).  :-[
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: teslafan on January 10, 2015, 09:48:05 pm
rdl, nanofrog

Thanks for the good advice. Yes gen'l purpose hobbyist dmm use. Latest current UNI-T UT61E w/upgraded input prot. & other fixes not good enough still? 1/3  the cost. Poor investment?

Thanks guys.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: nanofrog on January 10, 2015, 10:01:40 pm
rdl, nanofrog

Thanks for the good advice. Yes gen'l purpose hobbyist dmm use. Latest current UNI-T UT61E w/upgraded input prot. & other fixes not good enough still? 1/3  the cost. Por investment?

Thanks guys.
The UT61E could serve you well, but do be aware it has drift issues (take a look at the UT61E drift and recalibration (http://) thread; didn't notice anything indicating this has been fixed).

Personally, I'd spend the funds on the Brymen, but that's me.

And you still haven't mentioned budget or features, which makes it nearly impossible to actually help.

Assuming we get the answers to ^, another possibility that's not yet been mentioned, would be to get a used model off of eBay that would suit your needs.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: teslafan on January 10, 2015, 11:24:29 pm
Thanks nanofrog.
I can spend what's needed for something in a budget best buy situation. I'm on a shoestring play $ budget. I've got abt. $250 currently & whatever profits I can make on the vintage tools I'm trying to sell on ebay, etsy, craigslist, & amazon to set up my hobbyist lab with. I need test equip. I have 35w & 100w irons, fine wire acid-core solder, small & large hand tools. Starting out getting 2 multimeters per Dave Jones & others recommendations. I have a mini bread board kit as my 1st project after I get a meter or 2 & desire those with features good for electronics - continuity, capacitance, frequency, etc. & for house load checking purposes.

Looking at dmms <$135

Fluke 27/FM, 85 III, 87 III, IV, V     
Amprobe AM-91,140,150,220,240,570 
Brymen 257s, 867                                 
EXTECH 230,411,430,520-s,542   
Greenlees DM200, 810A, 820A, 830A, & many others (I like Ltd Lifetime War on them)
Hioki DT4212     
ESI 85 (Self Calibrating)                 
UNI-T UT-61E, UT-71A                   

Hope this answers the questions you were looking for?

Appreciate it.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: nanofrog on January 11, 2015, 06:25:49 am
Thanks nanofrog.
I can spend what's needed for something in a budget best buy situation. I'm on a shoestring play $ budget. I've got abt. $250 currently & whatever profits I can make on the vintage tools I'm trying to sell on ebay, etsy, craigslist, & amazon to set up my hobbyist lab with. I need test equip. I have 35w & 100w irons, fine wire acid-core solder, small & large hand tools. Starting out getting 2 multimeters per Dave Jones & others recommendations. I have a mini bread board kit as my 1st project after I get a meter or 2 & desire those with features good for electronics - continuity, capacitance, frequency, etc. & for house load checking purposes.

Looking at dmms <$135

Fluke 27/FM, 85 III, 87 III, IV, V     
Amprobe AM-91,140,150,220,240 
Brymen 257s                                 
EXTECH 230,411,430,520-s,542   
Greenlees 820A & many others     
ESI 85 (Self Calibrating)                 
UNI-T UT-61E, UT-71A                   

Hope this answers the questions you were looking for?
Regarding your solder, acid core flux is NOT meant for electronics, so you need to stop using it.  :o You want a rosin based flux or a no-clean formulation. I'd also recommend skipping on the water soluble flux formulations as well (it's meant for electronics, but must be cleaned off as it will cause corrosion rather rapidly if you don't).

Regarding meters, I've still some questions as to usage.
:-//

For example, you might want to get one meter with really good protections for mains voltage work (i.e. perhaps the BM257 + another, more affordable unit like the UT61E or Digitek DT-4000ZC (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Digitek-DT-4000ZC-TekPower-TP4000ZC-Data-Logging-Multimeter-with-Temperature-/200912705694?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item2ec754989e)). You can also split features across a couple of meters. Say data logging on one, and temperature measurement on another for example. Check the datasheets carefully to see what's what.

Regarding Greenlee's, they're rebranded, which usually makes them more expensive than getting them with the actual manufacturer's label on them. As it happens, a few of them are actually made by Brymen, such as the 820A you're looking at. So if you happen to stumble on the right deal on eBay for example, I'd say go for it. Just be sure of what it is first (lots of information in here if you search  ;)).
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: boffin on January 11, 2015, 06:41:48 am
Thanks nanofrog.
I can spend what's needed for something in a budget best buy situation. I'm on a shoestring play $ budget. I've got abt. $250 currently & whatever profits I can make on the vintage tools I'm trying to sell on ebay, etsy, craigslist, & amazon to set up my hobbyist lab with. I need test equip. I have 35w & 100w irons, fine wire acid-core solder, small & large hand tools. Starting out getting 2 multimeters per Dave Jones & others recommendations. I have a mini bread board kit as my 1st project after I get a meter or 2 & desire those with features good for electronics - continuity, capacitance, frequency, etc. & for house load checking purposes.

Looking at dmms <$135

Fluke 27/FM, 85 III, 87 III, IV, V     
Amprobe AM-91,140,150,220,240 
Brymen 257s                                 
EXTECH 230,411,430,520-s,542   
Greenlees 820A & many others     
ESI 85 (Self Calibrating)                 
UNI-T UT-61E, UT-71A                   

Hope this answers the questions you were looking for?

Appreciate it.
EX330 is $50ish at Fry's  (won one of daves sub-$100 shootouts).  Nice because of the built in freq counter, but also does duty cycle on the frequency range which is a nice bonus.  As for the second, buy a cheapie that you wont feel guilty about if you blow it up.  Yes two is nice, but they both don't have to be nice meters...

My recommendations:
Good soldering iron, (proper temp controlled), and despite what Dave says the older bit-assigned temperature Wellers are good if you find one used for cheap, mine is circa 1970 (W-TCP-L) and going strong.  Otherwise just buy a Hakko
a GOOD solder sucker (not the $5 blue plastic cheapie),
good flush cutters,
a power supply that can give you 5v and 12v to start
Suction cup Panavise and/or really small bench vise



As an old fart, some reading glasses really help, along with a big magnifying
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: PedroDaGr8 on January 11, 2015, 04:41:32 pm
Thanks nanofrog.
I can spend what's needed for something in a budget best buy situation. I'm on a shoestring play $ budget. I've got abt. $250 currently & whatever profits I can make on the vintage tools I'm trying to sell on ebay, etsy, craigslist, & amazon to set up my hobbyist lab with. I need test equip. I have 35w & 100w irons, fine wire acid-core solder, small & large hand tools. Starting out getting 2 multimeters per Dave Jones & others recommendations. I have a mini bread board kit as my 1st project after I get a meter or 2 & desire those with features good for electronics - continuity, capacitance, frequency, etc. & for house load checking purposes.

Looking at dmms <$135

Fluke 27/FM, 85 III, 87 III, IV, V     
Amprobe AM-91,140,150,220,240 
Brymen 257s                                 
EXTECH 230,411,430,520-s,542   
Greenlees 820A & many others     
ESI 85 (Self Calibrating)                 
UNI-T UT-61E, UT-71A                   

Hope this answers the questions you were looking for?

Appreciate it.
EX330 is $50ish at Fry's  (won one of daves sub-$100 shootouts).  Nice because of the built in freq counter, but also does duty cycle on the frequency range which is a nice bonus.  As for the second, buy a cheapie that you wont feel guilty about if you blow it up.  Yes two is nice, but they both don't have to be nice meters...

My recommendations:
Good soldering iron, (proper temp controlled), and despite what Dave says the older bit-assigned temperature Wellers are good if you find one used for cheap, mine is circa 1970 (W-TCP-L) and going strong.  Otherwise just buy a Hakko
a GOOD solder sucker (not the $5 blue plastic cheapie),
good flush cutters,
a power supply that can give you 5v and 12v to start
Suction cup Panavise and/or really small bench vise



As an old fart, some reading glasses really help, along with a big magnifying
Extech EX series are known for having qc issues. I remember one guy sent his in for repair and the new one they sent back was dead out of the box. I never recommend them anymore.

Based on your price range go for the Bremen or keep am eye out for a used Fluke 87. Check things like Craigslist or whatever like that which is popular in your country.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: teslafan on January 11, 2015, 06:51:17 pm
nanaofrog

Regarding your solder, acid core flux is NOT meant for electronics, so you need to stop using it.  :o THANKS, HAVEN'T USED IT YET SO WON'T. You want a rosin based flux or a no-clean formulation. I'd also recommend skipping on the water soluble flux formulations as well (it's meant for electronics, but must be cleaned off as it will cause corrosion rather rapidly if you don't). VG.

Regarding meters, I've still some questions as to usage.
What can you tell us about the specific usage?
Is it just low voltage DC for example, or will you be working with high voltages such as those in some vacuum tubes (mention of vintage equipment)? TUBE TABLE RADIOS, VTG TEST EQUIP. - ALL THE STUFF I NEED, I.E., MMs, PSUs, OSCILLOSCOPEs, SOLDERING/DESOLDERING STA & OVEN, MAYBE HANDHELD CALCULATORS.
What else does this $250 need to cover, or is this just for a meter or two? PHASE 1 FOR ALL THE ABOVE.
Will you use it on mains voltages? YES (appears to be the case, but would like to be sure; if you mean to test AC current, you may need an AC current clamp accessory or separate clamp meter):-//  I HAVE AN UNTESTED VINTAGE AMPROBE JR MODEL Y500

For example, you might want to get one meter with really good protections for mains voltage work (i.e. perhaps the BM257 + another, more affordable unit like the UT61E or Digitek DT-4000ZC). You can also split features across a couple of meters. Say data logging on one, and temperature measurement on another for example. Check the datasheets carefully to see what's what. THANKS, WILL DO.

Regarding Greenlee's, they're rebranded, which usually makes them more expensive than getting them with the actual manufacturer's label on them. As it happens, a few of them are actually made by Brymen, such as the 820A you're looking at. So if you happen to stumble on the right deal on eBay for example, I'd say go for it. Just be sure of what it is first (lots of information in here if you search. VG.  GOOD VALUES? 820a =$100,  KLEIN MM5000 $100 EBAY THANKS MUCH!
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: teslafan on January 11, 2015, 07:12:08 pm
boffin

EX330 is $50ish at Fry's  (won one of daves sub-$100 shootouts).  Nice because of the built in freq counter, but also does duty cycle on the frequency range which is a nice bonus.  As for the second, buy a cheapie that you wont feel guilty about if you blow it up.  Yes two is nice, but they both don't have to be nice meters... {THANKS, True. I'LL CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE THIS UNIT}

My recommendations:
Good soldering iron, (proper temp controlled), and despite what Dave says the older bit-assigned temperature Wellers are good if you find one used for cheap, mine is circa 1970 (W-TCP-L) and going strong.  Otherwise just buy a Hakko
a GOOD solder sucker (not the $5 blue plastic cheapie), {Down the road considering this unit Hakko FX888D-23BY Digital Soldering Station Includes FX-8801 Iron, T18-D16 Tip.}
good flush cutters, {I HAVE}
a power supply that can give you 5v and 12v to start { I HAVE 1 COUPLE DOZEN WALL TRANSFORMER - CAN I USE THESE FOR THE TIME BEING?}
Suction cup Panavise and/or really small bench vise. {I'VE GOT A $4 CROCK TREE FOR NOW}



As an old fart, some reading glasses really help, along with a big magnifying {I HAVE A CHEAPIE 2" X 4" STOCKWELL USA PLASTIC LENS MAGNIFYING GLASS FOR NOW (HELPS)}

{THANKS 4 INPUT, VERY HELPFUL}

Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: teslafan on January 11, 2015, 07:19:00 pm
PedroDaGr8

Extech EX series are known for having qc issues. I remember one guy sent his in for repair and the new one they sent back was dead out of the box. I never recommend them anymore. {This my feeling 2 aftr research I agree, thanks.}

Based on your price range go for the Bremen or keep am eye out for a used Fluke 87. {Agree} Check things like Craigslist or whatever like that which is popular in your country. {I'll keep up the hunt, I would really like 1 of these. Missed an 87 I was looking at that went 4 $65 on ebay today, rats!}
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: nanofrog on January 11, 2015, 10:46:35 pm
THANKS, HAVEN'T USED IT YET SO WON'T.
Regarding consumables, stick to name brand supplies (brands such as Kester, Multicore, American Iron & Metals <AIM>, Indium, Alpha Metals/Cookson, MG Chemicals, Chemtronics, and Techspray for example). You'll save yourself both a lot of time, aggravation, and money in the long run. Including the financial implications of damaging what you're working on (parts & PCB's).

TUBE TABLE RADIOS, VTG TEST EQUIP. - ALL THE STUFF I NEED, I.E., MMs, PSUs, OSCILLOSCOPEs, SOLDERING/DESOLDERING STA & OVEN, MAYBE HANDHELD CALCULATORS within the $250 budget
Not really feasible I'm afraid, especially if you expect any quality at all.  :o  :(

Just a pair of meters that will suit your listed needs IMHO will run ~$172 (BM257 + Digitek  DT-4000ZC). An old analog oscilloscope will realistically run you $80 - 100, and an entry level digital that you'd want to own, such as the DS1054Z, goes for ~$375 to your door (after the discount offered by TEquipment.net)*.

You'll also want a decent soldering station, such as a Hakko FX-888D (http://www.tequipment.net/HakkoFX888D-23BY.html) or Weller WES51 (http://www.tequipment.net/WellerWES51.html), given your predilections for quality at a good price (do note, that if you exceed an order total of $99, you'll qualify for free shipping; ordering some tips will easily get you there).

There are cheaper ways to go (new), but don't expect much (i.e. variable temp stick irons (http://www.ebay.com/itm/ADJUSTABLE-VARIABLE-HEAT-TEMP-TEMPERATURE-SOLDERING-IRON-SOLDER-PENCIL-GUN-TOOL-/290975787490?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43bf8229e2) or Chinese brands of adjustable temp stations on eBay; example (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Iron-Soldering-Station-SMD-Desolder-Welder-Welding-w-Stand-Sponge-1-Tip-936B-ESD-/390635897189?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5af3b6c165)).

A quality used station might be worth looking for if you're unable/unwilling to cover the cost of a new Hakko or Weller linked above after the discount. Just make sure it has the minimum of parts necessary to make it work, and that there are still spares available for it (i.e. tips). Nice way to extend your buying power, and still get quality as a general rule.  ;)

A good quality brand used triple output PSU (CC & CV capability) will run you ~$80 - 100 (get more for your money this way than buying new IMHO). You can get singles and dual output supplies a bit cheaper, but I've not found as much value vs. the triple channel output models.

Will you use it on mains voltages? YES (appears to be the case, but would like to be sure; if you mean to test AC current, you may need an AC current clamp accessory or separate clamp meter):-//  I HAVE AN UNTESTED VINTAGE AMPROBE JR MODEL Y500
Given the usage listed, I'd recommend starting with a BM257, and going from there. The Digitek previously linked would be an inexpensive second meter (just be aware of the voltages you're working with and the meter's ratings).

GOOD VALUES? 820a =$100,  KLEIN MM5000 $100 EBAY THANKS MUCH!
The Greenlee 820A, Yes if you can get it for $100 to your door (rebranded BM827 (http://www.tme.eu/en/details/bm827/portable-digital-multimeters/brymen/#) IIRC, which goes for $119.17 @ tme.eu + shipping; BTW, this has higher counts than the BM257 for example, but check the features to see if this is a better choice; cheapest I'm seeing the 820A is ~$136, which is on par with the BM257s from our member Franky, aka iloveelectronics, that sells on eBay <linked BM257 is his store>).

The Klein, NO IMO.

* TEquipment offers EEVBlog members a 6% discount, including on their sale prices (they sell Rigol, Hakko, and Weller for example, and this discount will help your wallet). PM sent with this code.  ;)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: teslafan on January 12, 2015, 12:39:15 am
Regarding consumables, stick to name brand supplies (brands such as Kester, Multicore, American Iron & Metals <AIM>, Indium, Alpha Metals/Cookson, MG Chemicals, Chemtronics, and Techspray for example). You'll save yourself both a lot of time, aggravation, and money in the long run. Including the financial implications of damaging what you're working on (parts & PCB's).THANKS, I'M SURE IT WILL SAVE MUCH FRUSTRATION.

Quote from: teslafan on Today at 05:51:17 AM
TUBE TABLE RADIOS, VTG TEST EQUIP. - ALL THE STUFF I NEED, I.E., MMs, PSUs, OSCILLOSCOPEs, SOLDERING/DESOLDERING STA & OVEN, MAYBE HANDHELD CALCULATORS within the $250 budget PHASE 1, I KNOW I'LL NEED MORE RESOURCES TO GET ALL THAT I WILL NEED. JUST HAVE TO DO IT IN STEPS AT A TIME.

Not really feasible I'm afraid, especially if you expect any quality at all.  :o  :(

Just a pair of meters that will suit your listed needs IMHO will run ~$172 (BM257 + Digitek  DT-4000ZC). An old analog oscilloscope will realistically run you $80 - 100, and an entry level digital that you'd want to own, such as the DS1054Z, goes for ~$375 to your door (after the discount offered by TEquipment.net)*.< NICE!

You'll also want a decent soldering station, such as a Hakko FX-888D or Weller WES51, given your predilections for quality at a good price (do note, that if you exceed an order total of $99, you'll qualify for free shipping; ordering some tips will easily get you there). THANKS FOR SUGGESTIONS FOR A LATTER ON GOAL FOR ME.

There are cheaper ways to go (new), but don't expect much (i.e. variable temp stick irons or Chinese brands of adjustable temp stations on eBay; example). I'LL PASS ON THE CHEAPER LOW QUALITY STUFF, I DO'T WANT TO PAY TWICE FOR STUFF IF IT'S NOT NECESSARY.

A quality used station might be worth looking for if you're unable/unwilling to cover the cost of a new Hakko or Weller linked above after the discount. Just make sure it has the minimum of parts necessary to make it work, and that there are still spares available for it (i.e. tips). Nice way to extend your buying power, and still get quality as a general rule.  ;) TRUE, WILL KEEP THAT IN MIND, GOOD IDEA.

A good quality brand used triple output PSU (CC & CV capability) will run you ~$80 - 100 (get more for your money this way than buying new IMHO). You can get singles and dual output supplies a bit cheaper, but I've not found as much value vs. the triple channel output models. I REMEMBER SOMEONE ON THE FORUM BROUGHT TO OUR ATTENTION A TRIPLE FOR $100, ONE DAY I'LL LOOK INTO THAT AS WELL, GOOD ADVICE.

Quote from: teslafan on Today at 05:51:17 AM
Will you use it on mains voltages? YES (appears to be the case, but would like to be sure; if you mean to test AC current, you may need an AC current clamp accessory or separate clamp meter):-//  I HAVE AN UNTESTED VINTAGE AMPROBE JR MODEL Y500

Given the usage listed, I'd recommend starting with a BM257, and going from there. The Digitek previously linked would be an inexpensive second meter (just be aware of the voltages you're working with and the meter's ratings). I AGREE WITH 2ND METER CAUTION, I KNOW 1 COULD SHORT OUT IN A BIG WAY IF YOU DON'T REMEMBER HOW TO USE WITH IT DESIGN. I'M LEARY OF THE FACT, MAYBE AN OLD FLUKE OR UT61E WOULD BE A BETTER CHOICE. (JUST WON AN EBAY FLUKE 27/FM FOR MY 1ST DMM FOR THIS ADVENTURE)

Quote from: teslafan on Today at 05:51:17 AM
GOOD VALUES? 820a =$100,  KLEIN MM5000 $100 EBAY THANKS MUCH!

The Greenlee 820A, Yes if you can get it for $100 to your door (rebranded BM827 IIRC, which goes for $119.17 @ tme.eu + shipping; BTW, this has higher counts than the BM257 for example, but check the features to see if this is a better choice; cheapest I'm seeing the 820A is ~$136, which is on par with the BM257s from our member Franky, aka iloveelectronics, that sells on eBay <linked BM257 is his store>). YEAH THE $100 DEAL IS GONE, UR RIGHT $136 NOW.

The Klein, NO IMO. THANKS, I SUSPECTED IT WAS PROBABLY NG.

* TEquipment offers EEVBlog members a 6% discount, including on their sale prices (they sell Rigol, Hakko, and Weller for example, and this discount will help your wallet). PM sent with this code.  ;) THANKS APPRECIATE THAT, THAT WILL HELP. YOU'VE BEEN GREAT, APPRECIATE YOU & YOUR KNOWLEDGE, IT WILL HELP ME MISS SOME POTHOLES IN LIFE. = -)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: apelly on January 13, 2015, 12:57:28 am
Franky,

I recently started looking for a pocket multimeter and the Brymen BM27s was suggested by Lightages (Who always has good suggestions!)

I see they have a silicon cover and pouch available.

If you are able to source these could you give me a price with shipping to NZ please? I'm almost tempted to buy two, but I'm not sure yet.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on January 13, 2015, 02:17:40 am
Franky,

I recently started looking for a pocket multimeter and the Brymen BM27s was suggested by Lightages (Who always has good suggestions!)

I see they have a silicon cover and pouch available.

If you are able to source these could you give me a price with shipping to NZ please? I'm almost tempted to buy two, but I'm not sure yet.

I will need to check with Brymen to find out about pricing and availability. I have a shipment from Taiwan scheduled for later this week so if they have these in stock (at the right price) I might be able to get them in the same shipment. Will let you know as soon as I find out.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: teslafan on January 16, 2015, 12:05:20 am
Landed a Fluke 27/FM in excellent cond. on ebay 4 $31.05 + $18.50 4 TL175 Test Leads & $1 4 a battery, total = $68.05 w/tax & s/h. Comes w/15A HRC fuse & 1A ceramic fuse. 750 -1000 hrs of battery life! Nice! This I figured is my low end dmm as it's only a 3200 count dmm, & now should get something above this level to have 2 dmms per most recommendations? Move up to Uni-T UT171a now?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: eas on January 18, 2015, 06:58:27 am
Franky, what would it cost to get this ZKE battery tester shipped to the US?: http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.1-c.w4004-5233003088.3.Bjpmcf&id=40566539149 (http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.1-c.w4004-5233003088.3.Bjpmcf&id=40566539149)

Thx!
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on January 18, 2015, 09:07:08 am
Franky, what would it cost to get this ZKE battery tester shipped to the US?: http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.1-c.w4004-5233003088.3.Bjpmcf&id=40566539149 (http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.1-c.w4004-5233003088.3.Bjpmcf&id=40566539149)

Thx!

I'm not sure how heavy it weighs so can't quote the exact shipping cost. The unit plus all the accessories would be about $45. I estimate that it may weigh about 500-600g in shipping weight, which would cost roughly $10.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: sbose on January 18, 2015, 03:30:56 pm
@Franky
between Digitek DT-2843R and UNI-T UT61e which one is good buy??which one you will recommend?
i am on a tight budget so cant afford a 100$ multimeter.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on January 18, 2015, 03:47:20 pm
@Franky
between Digitek DT-2843R and UNI-T UT61e which one is good buy??which one you will recommend?
i am on a tight budget so cant afford a 100$ multimeter.

It depends on what your main uses are I suppose. The UT61E generally is a faster responding meter with higher resolution and offers data logging capability through a PC connection, but it lacks a good input protection and a few other common features such as the backlight, MaxMin, and auto-power off. The DT-2843R has been proven (by fellow forum member Lightages) to survive a high voltage test and is AC+DC True RMS but doesn't offer the same resolution and data logging as the UT61E. Another candidate you might consider is the Uni-T UT139C, which costs slightly more than the Digitek but is rather nicely built.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: sbose on January 18, 2015, 04:33:56 pm
@Franky many thanks for your quick response.
i am just a hobbyist, tell you the truth i don't really know whether the higher resolution will be of any use of me.although the PC logging feature is good option.
i am looking for good build quality which will last long with reasonable features so that don't have to buy another one to do something.
may be i am very demanding but 46$ translate into quite a lot of money in indian rupees.
 
i am undecided between the DT-2843R and UNI-T UT61e and now i am looking into the UT139C.

many many thanks for your quick response.       


 
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: eas on January 19, 2015, 12:23:14 am
Franky, what would it cost to get this ZKE battery tester shipped to the US?: http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.1-c.w4004-5233003088.3.Bjpmcf&id=40566539149 (http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.1-c.w4004-5233003088.3.Bjpmcf&id=40566539149)

Thx!

I'm not sure how heavy it weighs so can't quote the exact shipping cost. The unit plus all the accessories would be about $45. I estimate that it may weigh about 500-600g in shipping weight, which would cost roughly $10.

Great! I'll PM you.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread - USB Power Monitor
Post by: iloveelectronics on January 19, 2015, 10:11:30 am
Just in case you haven't seen it, Martin has reviewed these in one of his recent videos: http://youtu.be/kYQz88ZclRA (http://youtu.be/kYQz88ZclRA)

They are back in stock in my eBay store: http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-3-0-Power-Monitor-YZXstudio-Voltage-Current-Meter-High-Resolution-OLED-/171606912751 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-3-0-Power-Monitor-YZXstudio-Voltage-Current-Meter-High-Resolution-OLED-/171606912751)

The latest batch is blue instead of the yellow shown in Martin's review, with firmware version 2.1 installed on it (2.0 in the video), and recently received a shunt resistor upgrade with a Vishay Dale resistor which improves temperature stability quite remarkably.

If any of you already ordered through my eBay store before 10th Jan, 2015, I would be happy to send you the new shunt resistor for $1 to cover postage and material costs. Please make sure you have reasonably accurate 5V and 2A sources before you attempt to upgrade though as you will need to recalibrate the device after changing the resistor.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: teslafan on January 20, 2015, 02:14:46 am
FRANKY,
Would you know if the 250v fuses in the Uni-T Ut71b can be upgraded to 600v w/o socket changes?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on January 20, 2015, 02:59:40 am
FRANKY,
Would you know if the 250v fuses in the Uni-T Ut71b can be upgraded to 600v w/o socket changes?

Fellow forum membe Wytnucls might be able to help you on this question as I don't have a UT71B myself so am not sure about the dimensions of the fuses and their holders. If they are the 6x32mm type you should be able to find ceramic ones rated at 600V. Beware that just by upgrading the fuses will not automatically make the meter conform to its claimed CAT rating, there's more to its input protection which may need upgrading/modifying as well.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: teslafan on January 20, 2015, 07:12:14 am
Wytnucls,

Comments in regards to below appreciated, thanks.


FRANKY,
Would you know if the 250v fuses in the Uni-T Ut71b can be upgraded to 600v w/o socket changes?

Fellow forum membe Wytnucls might be able to help you on this question as I don't have a UT71B myself so am not sure about the dimensions of the fuses and their holders. If they are the 6x32mm type you should be able to find ceramic ones rated at 600V. Beware that just by upgrading the fuses will not automatically make the meter conform to its claimed CAT rating, there's more to its input protection which may need upgrading/modifying as well.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: miguelvp on January 20, 2015, 07:26:17 am
He might not see your post, why don't you send him a PM just in case?

check on "test equipment" the first sticky is made by him about the multimeter spreadsheet.

Edit: nevermind, he saw your post :)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Wytnucls on January 20, 2015, 07:38:45 am
I used 3AG fuse holders on my 71B. Ideally, you want a couple of 5AG for the 10A fuse. I don't think you will find 1000V HRC fuses that can fit in the original holders.
As Franky said, it is a bit of a futile exercise, as clearances may not be optimum. The latest board revision though is much better as components were rearranged to make space for HRC 1000V fuses.
I'd like to think that my 71B prompted the PCB changes when I sent my modified meter back to the factory for some adjustments.  ;)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: teslafan on January 20, 2015, 10:34:45 am
Wytnucls,

Sounds like the non latest pcb is not particularly worth the hack since it might be easier now to find the upgraded fuses, thanks.
Tremendous work by the way on the dmm database, it's fantastic.  :-+ :-+
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread - Used Agilent N2890A 500MHz probes
Post by: iloveelectronics on January 22, 2015, 02:00:05 am
I've got 4 of these used Agilent N2890A 500MHz probes for sale at the moment. $42 per probe, or $82 per pair, including worldwide shipping with a tracking number.

(http://i.imgur.com/OBgk4uPl.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/OBgk4uP)

All 4 are in very similar physical condition. No other accessories included besides what you see in the picture. As far as I can tell they are all in good working order.

Please PM me your Paypal details if interested.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on January 22, 2015, 12:42:18 pm
I've got 4 of these used Agilent N2890A 500MHz probes for sale at the moment. $42 per probe, or $82 per pair, including worldwide shipping with a tracking number.

All 4 are in very similar physical condition. No other accessories included besides what you see in the picture. As far as I can tell they are all in good working order.

Please PM me your Paypal details if interested.


All 4 probes sold. Thanks!
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: elex_enthusiast on January 23, 2015, 03:28:52 am
franky would you consider selling DER EE DE5000 and sell it for a reasonable price range?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on January 23, 2015, 04:05:15 am
franky would you consider selling DER EE DE5000 and sell it for a reasonable price range?

I won't be able to compete with the Japanese sellers on the DE-5000. They must have some really low cost supplies in Japan for this particular instrument.

I do, however, still have one last complete set (including all optional accessories, and the hard plastic carry case as shown in Dave's video, which none of Japanese sellers seem to have) from more than a year ago sitting in my shop. I'm willing to let it go for $150 shipped world wide as a clearance sale. I stocked this before the Japanese started selling them at crazy low prices :(

Incidentally another customer inquired about an LCR meter just last night and I offered him this same meter. If I don't hear back from him or if he's not interested, I'll make this last set available here tomorrow.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: teslafan on January 25, 2015, 03:04:57 am
Does anyone know if the Uni-T UT61E is shipping to the USA with input protection, etc. fixes yet?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread - USB Power Monitor
Post by: iloveelectronics on January 26, 2015, 10:21:54 am
Just in case you haven't seen it, Martin has reviewed these in one of his recent videos: http://youtu.be/kYQz88ZclRA (http://youtu.be/kYQz88ZclRA)

They are back in stock in my eBay store: http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-3-0-Power-Monitor-YZXstudio-Voltage-Current-Meter-High-Resolution-OLED-/171606912751 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-3-0-Power-Monitor-YZXstudio-Voltage-Current-Meter-High-Resolution-OLED-/171606912751)

The latest batch is blue instead of the yellow shown in Martin's review, with firmware version 2.1 installed on it (2.0 in the video), and recently received a shunt resistor upgrade with a Vishay Dale resistor which improves temperature stability quite remarkably.

If any of you already ordered through my eBay store before 10th Jan, 2015, I would be happy to send you the new shunt resistor for $1 to cover postage and material costs. Please make sure you have reasonably accurate 5V and 2A sources before you attempt to upgrade though as you will need to recalibrate the device after changing the resistor.

Just a quick update - the yellow PCB edition is back in stock but I had to create a new listing as eBay doesn't allow adding a new colour variation to the original listing. Here's the new link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-3-0-Power-Monitor-YZXstudio-Voltage-Current-Meter-OLED-Charger-Doctor-/171657443908 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-3-0-Power-Monitor-YZXstudio-Voltage-Current-Meter-OLED-Charger-Doctor-/171657443908)

This new listing would be the permanent home for this item going forward. The original listing will expire in a few weeks once its current term expires.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: sbose on January 26, 2015, 04:39:19 pm
@Franky
do you have UT71D multimeter for sale ? i cant find it on your ebay store.
if so how much does it cost?


Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on January 27, 2015, 12:18:10 pm
@Franky
do you have UT71D multimeter for sale ? i cant find it on your ebay store.
if so how much does it cost?

No, I don't have the UT71D. I do have one complete set of UT71E that's been sitting in my shop for some time. If you're interested in that one I will consider letting it go at a substantial discount as a clearance sale :)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: teslafan on February 08, 2015, 02:50:23 am
What's a good complimentary Win 7 Hp data logging general purpose dmm to the UT139C? Thanks
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Ebivetar on February 13, 2015, 11:37:38 pm
Hi Franky
I tried to email but it would not connect.

Sir,
I really think you should edit/delete those personal names and send him private message here on the forum.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: PsychoMaster on February 14, 2015, 09:19:07 am
HI
WTB
Interested in a DT2843R But a video I saw shows the continuity tester as being a bit slow is this really so? If it is only half a second or so then I cannot see it as a problem for me.Also interested in the UT71 if I can afford it?
 THANKS
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on February 14, 2015, 09:46:52 am
HI
WTB
Interested in a DT2843R But a video I saw shows the continuity tester as being a bit slow is this really so? If it is only half a second or so then I cannot see it as a problem for me.Also interested in the UT71 if I can afford it?
 THANKS

The DT2843R is not the quickest with the continuity tester, but it's not the worse either. There is a split second delay. Another meter in the same price range you can consider is the Uni-T UT139C. There's also a review video on Youtube done by a customer who bought it from me. The UT71 series would be quite a bit more expensive. I don't stock them but do happen to have a 71E here at the moment which I'm willing to let go for cheap. It's big meter with lots of accessories however (i.e. heavy to ship), so "cheap" would mean about $100 shipped.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: PsychoMaster on February 14, 2015, 10:36:29 am
Thanks for the reply,I will order a 2843 This Afternoon ,I really need Capacitance facility .Also are you able to export a box of ten for some students (Family really but I was a bit embarrassed)  in about a months time?,No discount required.
 THANKS
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on February 14, 2015, 03:43:28 pm
Thanks for the reply,I will order a 2843 This Afternoon ,I really need Capacitance facility .Also are you able to export a box of ten for some students (Family really but I was a bit embarrassed)  in about a months time?,No discount required.
 THANKS

Yes, I should still have enough in stock :)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: PsychoMaster on February 14, 2015, 07:12:57 pm
My son just ordered the 4000 instead so I will order a 2843 in two weeks .I am sure he'll like it.
Thanks
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: PsychoMaster on February 26, 2015, 03:25:49 pm
Hi
Sorry it's only me again. Iam  getting my son to order my DT2843 this week end and would like to ask a question.I have some 15nf caps to measure ,will either this or the 4000 I have ordered measure  a cap this low? The spec shows 40nf ,is this up to 40nf or over.
Also do you think you will have a Brymen 275s in stock in a few weeks time as I would like one of those also.
  Thanks
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Maxlor on February 26, 2015, 08:51:38 pm
Hi
Sorry it's only me again. Iam  getting my son to order my DT2843 this week end and would like to ask a question.I have some 15nf caps to measure ,will either this or the 4000 I have ordered measure  a cap this low? The spec shows 40nf ,is this up to 40nf or over.
The DT4000ZC will let you measure a 15nF cap. The lowest range is 40nF with 0.01nF resolution (although measurements below 1nF are getting rather inaccurate,) a 15nF cap falls well within that. The upper limit is 100uF.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: ewetho on February 26, 2015, 09:34:29 pm
Does anyone know if the Uni-T UT61E is shipping to the USA with input protection, etc. fixes yet?

I just got mine and if you check EEVBLOG the page 54 shows the current board. Very much like the GS (German Spec board) one except the MOVs are unpopulated. 3 PTCs but no MOV.  But the holes are there to add them if you wish just like the GS spec.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: teslafan on March 01, 2015, 03:22:31 pm
Very good, thanks!
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: PsychoMaster on March 03, 2015, 04:52:28 pm
Hi
My 4000 just turned ,very happy and will order another soon .
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: NVIC on March 11, 2015, 03:17:14 pm
Hi Franky,
Are you going to have the Brymen test leads back in stock anytime soon?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on March 11, 2015, 04:02:14 pm
Hi Franky,
Are you going to have the Brymen test leads back in stock anytime soon?

Yes, but it will be another 2 weeks or so before I receive the scheduled shipment from Brymen. I expect to have them (as well as the BM257S) back in stock by around the 24th of this month.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Nevereven on April 08, 2015, 10:46:35 pm
I need to get a multimeter for my business partner to test our equipment when I'm not around. Some features I'm looking for:

Any suggestions? I was considering the (obvious choices) UT61E and the DT-2943R. Perhaps the BM257?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: retiredcaps on April 08, 2015, 11:11:47 pm
Any suggestions?
A possible candidate might be a Fluke 27?  Dave did a review/teardown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKuvmoW0AZQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKuvmoW0AZQ)

It is easy to use, sealed very well (as shown in Dave's video), has min/max and easily found on ebay for under $100 (Dave got his for $40).

It doesn't have backlight or use AA batteries, but the Fluke 27 will run 1000 (one thousand) hours on a 9V battery.

From

http://www.fluke.com/fluke/caen/digital-multimeters/Fluke-27.htm?PID=56055 (http://www.fluke.com/fluke/caen/digital-multimeters/Fluke-27.htm?PID=56055)

Extremely Rugged, Water Resistant, O-Ring Sealed for Harsh Environments

The Fluke 27 combines accurate digital and analog measurement capability with extreme ruggedness and durability. They have cases twice as thick as any other DMM we build. They are totally sealed, waterproof to 3 feet (one meter) of water for one hour, tough enough to withstand contaminants, chemicals, accidental drops and severe electrical overloads.

Designed to meet military specification of MIL-STD-28800 for Style A, Class 2 instruments, the Fluke 27 performs under the extremes of heat, cold, humidity, shock, electromagnetic interference, vibration and downright abuse.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on April 09, 2015, 02:02:04 am
I need to get a multimeter for my business partner to test our equipment when I'm not around. Some features I'm looking for:
  • Better than average environmental sealing it will be used near the water sometimes.
  • Easy to use. He's a biologist.
  • Will be used to test battery voltage, conductivity, continuity, and sometimes sensors (mV). No AC usage expected other than TTL level signals.
  • Min-Max would be nice.
  • Back Light is nice.
  • I would prefer AA batteries rather than 9v
  • Under $100 shipped to the US.
  • I've always been a sucker for dual display (I use a Fluke 289), but probably not at this price point.

Any suggestions? I was considering the (obvious choices) UT61E and the DT-2943R. Perhaps the BM257?

The BM257S would probably fit your requirements the best and has the best build quality by far, but it's close to $130 shipped to the US (direct deal outside eBay). The other 2 meters both use a 9V battery, and the UT61E lacks a couple other features on your list too (backlight and min-max).
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: 6thimage on April 23, 2015, 03:50:27 pm
Hey Franky - do you still have the kelvin clip kit available?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on April 24, 2015, 01:33:16 am
Hey Franky - do you still have the kelvin clip kit available?

Yes, I do. Please PM me your paypal info. Let me know if you want the shrouded banana plugs or unshrouded ones.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: CrashO on April 28, 2015, 01:26:48 am
Hi Franky,

Do you happen to have any silicone leads with unshrouded stackable banana plugs? (unshrouded on at least one side).
I currently have a bunch of these (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Silicone-Leads-with-Stackable-Shrouded-Gold-Plated-Banana-Plugs-1-Pair-/171008906695) laying around here, which I really like. But unfortunately my new Rigol DP832 has binding posts that don't fit shrouded plugs..
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Mr.B on April 28, 2015, 02:57:32 am
I just purchased this: http://nz.rs-online.com/web/p/test-lead-connector-kits/7872843/ (http://nz.rs-online.com/web/p/test-lead-connector-kits/7872843/)
For exactly the same reason - Except I have a DP831A.
I also needed a test lead holder.
A bit pricey though... Well, maybe not. 10 leads and a 30 bracket holder.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on April 28, 2015, 04:15:33 am
Hi Franky,

Do you happen to have any silicone leads with unshrouded stackable banana plugs? (unshrouded on at least one side).
I currently have a bunch of these (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Silicone-Leads-with-Stackable-Shrouded-Gold-Plated-Banana-Plugs-1-Pair-/171008906695) laying around here, which I really like. But unfortunately my new Rigol DP832 has binding posts that don't fit shrouded plugs..

Yes, I will have something with stackable unshrouded banana plugs very soon available from my eBay store. Hopefully they will be available early next week.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: 6thimage on April 30, 2015, 10:47:09 pm
Just wanted to say that I received the kelvin probe kit - it arrived two days ago, but I've only just got round to making them. I'm very happy with them and they got here really fast - in 4 days, including a weekend  :-+.

I'm not sure if anyone else has said much about making them, but they were fairly easy to do - I used a 25 W soldering iron, which took a few seconds to heat up each half of the disassembled clip. I actually found the banana connectors harder to do, with the plastic tip of the connector lifting up a little if the connector got too hot. The extra heat shrink is also very useful - I've placed 3 sections of it along each set of cables, which keeps them nicely together.

Overall, I'm very happy with them (the clips have got quite a bit of force behind them too) - so, thank you very much Franky  :)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: CrashO on May 09, 2015, 08:12:06 pm
Yes, I will have something with stackable unshrouded banana plugs very soon available from my eBay store. Hopefully they will be available early next week.
Any news on these?  ::)

I just purchased this: http://nz.rs-online.com/web/p/test-lead-connector-kits/7872843/ (http://nz.rs-online.com/web/p/test-lead-connector-kits/7872843/)
Hircshmann is awesome, but I don't need 10 of them and already have a holder (and a set of 4 shrouded Hircshmann's  :o ).
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on May 10, 2015, 01:55:02 am
Yes, I will have something with stackable unshrouded banana plugs very soon available from my eBay store. Hopefully they will be available early next week.
Any news on these?  ::)


Yes, I have got a few sets of these but just haven't got time to create the proper eBay listings yet:

(http://i.imgur.com/G21Ts2tl.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/G21Ts2t.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/t3YkERLl.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/t3YkERL.jpg)

The stackable to non-stackable leads (14AWG 1m length) will be $9.99 on eBay and the short 10cm female banana (accepts shrouded plugs as well) to mini grabber hook leads will be $4.89. Direct Paypal deals are 5% off.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: CrashO on May 10, 2015, 09:11:41 pm
DM send  :-+
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: CrashO on May 17, 2015, 12:37:27 am
Got them today. They look and feel great. Will give them a proper test tomorrow.
Pretty sweet delivery time Franky  :-+
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on May 17, 2015, 01:14:40 am
Got them today. They look and feel great. Will give them a proper test tomorrow.
Pretty sweet delivery time Franky  :-+

Glad to know they arrived swiftly and safely. Can't take credit for the delivery time though. The post office in the Nethderlands seems to be having a very efficient week as many of my Dutch customers have commented about speedy delivery lately! I hope they keep this up!
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: marber on May 17, 2015, 03:31:15 pm
Glad to know they arrived swiftly and safely. Can't take credit for the delivery time though. The post office in the Nethderlands seems to be having a very efficient week as many of my Dutch customers have commented about speedy delivery lately! I hope they keep this up!

Yeah, I was one of them. It took 10 days from order date, not too bad. Compared to a UPS 2-day "express" shipment that's already taking 2 weeks now. :)

I hope they keep it up too, I have 3 other items coming in from various countries, most without reliable tracking. Probably stuck in customs at this point...

All ordered test leads / connectors are very nice quality - thanks!
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Howardlong on May 21, 2015, 08:30:44 pm
I did my first order with Franky on Sunday 17 May, the items arrived here in Blighty this morning, 21 May. Impressive!
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on May 22, 2015, 02:49:40 am
I did my first order with Franky on Sunday 17 May, the items arrived here in Blighty this morning, 21 May. Impressive!

Glad it arrived so quickly! Again, I can't take too much credit for that. All I could do was dispatch it quickly but after that it's the postal services' job. I do notice that adding tracking to a package does sometimes help speed things up a little, especially for the UK. Tracking is normally an optional extra at checkout but I upgraded yours for free due to the size of your order :)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: TheAmmoniacal on June 09, 2015, 12:47:47 pm
Frankie, what discounts can you do on the red YZXstudio power meter? Any mercy for a cheapskate?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: neslekkim on June 09, 2015, 12:59:46 pm
Frankie, what discounts can you do on the red YZXstudio power meter? Any mercy for a cheapskate?

It's already cheap: http://www.ebay.com/itm/171606912751 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/171606912751)
below customlimits and all..
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on June 09, 2015, 03:56:51 pm
Frankie, what discounts can you do on the red YZXstudio power meter? Any mercy for a cheapskate?

Despite the seemingly high price comparing to other more common USB power monitoring devices, my margin really isn't that high to be honest. I can only offer the usual 5% discount for direct Paypal deals by cutting out the eBay commission.

I know there are other sellers selling these at lower prices, but I try to differentiate by offering an exclusive English manual (written by myself based on the original Chinese documentation plus more info I gathered directly from the designer/maker), and better personal support. There will soon be a major firmware upgrade with lots of new features and improvements, and I will certainly make that available to my customers (will require a ST-Link V2 compatible programmer though). The designer/maker of these devices has really put in a lot of work and is still constantly working to improve them so I personally think it's a fair price.

I ran out of stock earlier this morning though after Julian Ilett posted his mailbag video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVNA4gvQzKo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVNA4gvQzKo)

New stock is expected to arrive either tomorrow or the day after.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: TheAmmoniacal on June 09, 2015, 04:29:47 pm
I respect that, will just get one through eBay!
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Flump on June 09, 2015, 04:51:14 pm
Frankie, what discounts can you do on the red YZXstudio power meter? Any mercy for a cheapskate?

wow how tight are you
frankie bends over backwards to provide an awesome service
and i have never ever heard of an unhappy customer, in fact
everyone signs his praise  and you are trying to knock him down

 :--
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Wh1sper on June 09, 2015, 05:08:43 pm
I can second Flump.
Franky has done a investigation job (thermo couples) for me and I'm very satisfied
  :-+
Whenever he happen to need a soldier in Germany he can count on me ;-)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: rr100 on June 10, 2015, 08:07:42 am
Frankie, what discounts can you do on the red YZXstudio power meter? Any mercy for a cheapskate?

Well frankly in the world of  under-2-pounds multimeter (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/world%27s-cheapest-multimeter-teardown/) (shipping and battery included) a multi-tens-of-dollars tester like this is a luxury item :-)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on June 10, 2015, 01:02:55 pm
Well frankly in the world of  under-2-pounds multimeter (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/world%27s-cheapest-multimeter-teardown/) (shipping and battery included) a multi-tens-of-dollars tester like this is a luxury item :-)

I don't disagree. But this device isn't mass produced by a large factory with thousands of slave workers :) As far as I know it's really just this one person in China who designed it and is doing these small production runs. I don't believe these can be made much cheaper with such small scale operations, and still remain profitable enough to worth his while.

Now the upside of this "boutique" style production is that the firmware and hardware upgrade cycle is really fast. There has been numerous updates in a few short months and a major one will be available soon. I'm not sure many other lower-price sellers would provide buyers with any support regarding these updates though (or even know which version they are selling). <shameless promo>I do guarantee that support for my buyers :) </shameless promo>.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Mr.B on June 10, 2015, 07:45:49 pm
Frankie, what discounts can you do on the red YZXstudio power meter? Any mercy for a cheapskate?

Well frankly in the world of  under-2-pounds multimeter (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/world%27s-cheapest-multimeter-teardown/) (shipping and battery included) a multi-tens-of-dollars tester like this is a luxury item :-)

I would not call it a luxury item by any means.
I think the price is very reasonable for what the device does.
I have just ordered two of them...
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Mr.B on June 16, 2015, 01:23:15 am
...but I try to differentiate by offering an exclusive English manual...

Hi Franky,
My two arrived today, thank you...
Can you PM me a link to your manual please.

EDIT: Sorry, for the YZXstudio USB3.0 Power Monitor (Red)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread - $50 Brymen BM257S
Post by: iloveelectronics on June 17, 2015, 02:40:06 am
I've got this customer returned BM257S which had a faulty current range, but have since been sent to Brymen and fixed. First $50 takes it. Worldwide shipping (with tracking number) included.

(Click to enlarge)
(http://i.imgur.com/5UOZXjCl.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/5UOZXjC.jpg)

Title: Re: Franky's sales thread - $50 Brymen BM257S
Post by: iloveelectronics on June 17, 2015, 03:13:42 am
I've got this customer returned BM257S which had a faulty current range, but have since been sent to Brymen and fixed. First $50 takes it. Worldwide shipping (with tracking number) included.

Sold. Thanks for looking!
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: eliocor on July 16, 2015, 12:01:26 pm
According to youtube video the Yellow and the Red USB 3.0 Power Monitor are different.
According to eBay descriptions:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/171657443908 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/171657443908) and http://www.ebay.com/itm/171606912751 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/171606912751)
the firmware is the same...
Are there real differences between the yellow and red units?

.     TIA
_       Elio.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on July 16, 2015, 12:23:13 pm
According to youtube video the Yellow and the Red USB 3.0 Power Monitor are different.
According to eBay descriptions:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/171657443908 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/171657443908) and http://www.ebay.com/itm/171606912751 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/171606912751)
the firmware is the same...
Are there real differences between the yellow and red units?

.     TIA
_       Elio.

The description of the new firmware (v2.5) features are common to both versions, but they are different in one main area, which is not affected by the new firmware:

- The Red version detects the D+/D- data line voltages on the INPUT end and displays them on the screen. It also tries to identify the type of charger connected to the INPUT (Samsung, Apple, etc).

- The Yellow/Blue version does NOT do the above, instead, it acts as a "smart USB" port and tries to detect what's connected on the OUTPUT end, and set the D+/D- voltages accordingly to enable the Fast Charge Mode (which the Red version does not have). There are 2 additional USB modes - Direct Mode simply passes along the D+/D- data lines straight through to the ouput, and Disconnect Mode disconnects the D+/D- lines and only pass along the power line (VCC and GND) voltages.

The firmware files for the 2 devices are in fact different, they just share the same version number, as all functions are otherwise the same except the one thing mentioned above.

According to the designer it's a hardware limitation so he could not implement both features at the same time in the same device, hence the 2 different versions.

Hope this clarifies things a bit.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: kedr_vostok on September 01, 2015, 08:30:08 am
Hi Franky,

Just received some test leads from an eBay sale. Thanks very much, very happy with the quality.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on September 01, 2015, 09:03:13 am
Hi Franky,

Just received some test leads from an eBay sale. Thanks very much, very happy with the quality.

No worries! Glad you're happy with the products.

And while this thread has been brought back to life I might as well give a couple of my recent eBay listings a plug :)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-2-0-Power-Monitor-Black-YZXstudio-18-Bit-Voltage-Current-Meter-OLED-/201397906943 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-2-0-Power-Monitor-Black-YZXstudio-18-Bit-Voltage-Current-Meter-OLED-/201397906943)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bluetooth-Module-UART-Serial-Interface-SPP-CA-works-with-YZXstudio-USB-Monitors-/201414967094 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bluetooth-Module-UART-Serial-Interface-SPP-CA-works-with-YZXstudio-USB-Monitors-/201414967094)

The above 2 items combined will allow remote logging of USB power consumption data via Bluetooth. I'm happy to answer any question here regarding the setup if any of you have already purchased any version of the USB Power Monitor devices.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Godzil on September 01, 2015, 10:34:04 pm
Thanks Franky for what I bought quite recently, the shipment was really really fast, and I love my new BM257s :D
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread - Kelvin Clips kit
Post by: BravoV on September 06, 2015, 08:48:05 am
Hey Franky, any update on finding some decent Kelvin leads? Now that I have a better quality meter (I traded some stuff I had laying around for a 34401A) I am looking a bit more intently. Cheers mate!

OK, here's what I've got. It's a kit, so you will need to do some soldering and heat shrinking. Which may be more work, but you get to control the quality of the soldering and assembly work. You can also customise the length of the wires.

The kit comes with a pair of good quality gold plated kelvin clips, 4 pieces of 13AWG silicone wires each about 60cm long (2 black + 2 red), a pair of black and red heat shrink tubing, and 2 pairs of banana plugs (choice of either shrouded or unshrouded).

Price on the forum would be $19 per set worldwide shipping included (without tracking). Tracking would be an additional $2.4.

This thread deserved a bump, especially my last purchase, definitely worth the money, thanks Franky.  :-+

Attached below the nice Kelvin Clips set (PS : The included heat shrink tubing red n black not pictured) , and also with other extra purchase of 2 pairs of 4mm banana female to 2mm male converters.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: nowlan on September 06, 2015, 10:30:55 am
Just wondering what those safety connectors are rated for? 60vdc?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Godzil on September 06, 2015, 04:31:16 pm
BTW, Franky, or other that have it, there is a 2x2 connector in the battery slot for the TASI-8620, I suspect some data-loging possibility but I haven't found anything on Internet, nor my Probing didn't give any clue .

Does anyone knows about that connector?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: PTR_1275 on September 30, 2015, 08:09:37 am
Hi Franky,

I'm chasing some of the yzx studio usb meters but can only see the red lcd one on your eBay store. Are you currently out of stock on the other ones or are they discontinued?

Cheers
-Chris
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: neslekkim on September 30, 2015, 08:57:21 am
I'm chasing some of the yzx studio usb meters but can only see the red lcd one on your eBay store. Are you currently out of stock on the other ones or are they discontinued?

On top of the page this is written:
Quote
This item is out of stock.

And, further down:

Quote
UPDATES:
2015-09-24 - New firmware version v2.7 available. See the description below for new features in v2.7. Previous customers interested in the upgrade can contact me for the firmware file and upgrade procedure (will require a ST-Link V2 compatible programmer). The device, however, has been sold out and will remain unavailable for a while, due to a supply shortage of the OLED display modules.

so, i guess, it means just that, sold out for the moment.

but this one, must be new, and looks interresting:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-2-0-LCD-Power-Monitor-Red-YZXstudio-ZY1262-QC-2-0-Voltage-Current-Meter-/171946045948 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-2-0-LCD-Power-Monitor-Red-YZXstudio-ZY1262-QC-2-0-Voltage-Current-Meter-/171946045948)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: PTR_1275 on September 30, 2015, 09:24:23 am
Where abouts was that info? I couldn't see anything saying anything about firmware or availability. Was that on this forum somewhere or on eBay?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: neslekkim on September 30, 2015, 09:29:27 am
ebay of course, in his signature you have the link to his store:
http://stores.ebay.com/99centHobbies (http://stores.ebay.com/99centHobbies)

and the productpage for one of the out of stock items: http://www.ebay.com/itm/171606912751 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/171606912751)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: PTR_1275 on September 30, 2015, 09:36:48 am
I can't see any items not in stock from my phone which is why I asked. I go to his eBay store and there is only the red one with the lcd hence my question in the first place. No yellow, red oled or black one showing at all.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: neslekkim on September 30, 2015, 11:55:05 am
I can't see any items not in stock from my phone which is why I asked. I go to his eBay store and there is only the red one with the lcd hence my question in the first place. No yellow, red oled or black one showing at all.

strange, I'm using ebay from computer, no problem finding them, atleast two red, one black, I don't see the yellow one though.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on October 01, 2015, 04:32:47 am
Hi Chris,

As neslekkim has pointed out, the Red, Yellow and Black OLED versions are all currently out of stock. They will remain out of stock for a while as YZXstudio will not able to source the OLED display modules for some time due to the main manufacturer of them in Taiwan having some large brand name orders to fulfill at the moment, and will not be able to supply the OLED displays to other smaller manufacturers for some time.

eBay normally doesn't show out-of-stock items in search results (or even if you visit my store page directly), but here are the links to the OLED versions for your reference:

Red: http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-3-0-Power-Monitor-Red-YZXstudio-ZY1231-QC-2-0-Voltage-Current-Meter-OLED-/171606912751 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-3-0-Power-Monitor-Red-YZXstudio-ZY1231-QC-2-0-Voltage-Current-Meter-OLED-/171606912751)
Yellow: http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-3-0-Power-Monitor-Yellow-Blue-YZXstudio-ZY1230-Voltage-Current-Meter-OLED-/171657443908 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-3-0-Power-Monitor-Yellow-Blue-YZXstudio-ZY1230-Voltage-Current-Meter-OLED-/171657443908)
Black: http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-2-0-Power-Monitor-Black-YZXstudio-ZY1252-18-Bit-Voltage-Current-Meter-OLED-/201397906943 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-2-0-Power-Monitor-Black-YZXstudio-ZY1252-18-Bit-Voltage-Current-Meter-OLED-/201397906943)
New LCD Red: http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-2-0-LCD-Power-Monitor-Red-YZXstudio-ZY1262-QC-2-0-Voltage-Current-Meter-/171946045948 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-2-0-LCD-Power-Monitor-Red-YZXstudio-ZY1262-QC-2-0-Voltage-Current-Meter-/171946045948)

There will soon be a Green version, which is the LCD equivalent of the Black one in terms of specs, except that it uses the same 3-PCB construction instead of the black plastic case. I was told the there would also be a Yellow equivalent with LCD later. YZXstudio is releasing all these LCD versions now mainly because of the shortage of the OLED display supply. The LCD versions do have a few advantages over the OLED counterparts though such as bigger size, much longer lifespan, better outdoor visibility and lower cost.

Cheers,
Franky


Hi Franky,

I'm chasing some of the yzx studio usb meters but can only see the red lcd one on your eBay store. Are you currently out of stock on the other ones or are they discontinued?

Cheers
-Chris
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: PTR_1275 on October 01, 2015, 04:39:32 am
Thanks franky,

I put through a order for the red lcd one and some silicon alligator clip test leads last night. I'll be needing more gear in a little bit so I'll message you with what I'm needing.

-Chris
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on October 01, 2015, 09:07:54 am
Thanks franky,

I put through a order for the red lcd one and some silicon alligator clip test leads last night. I'll be needing more gear in a little bit so I'll message you with what I'm needing.

-Chris

Thanks! Today is a public holiday in Hong Kong so I won't be able to ship anything yet until tomorrow (Friday). If you let me know before then I might be able to ship everything together.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Godzil on October 01, 2015, 10:04:45 am
Oh!

So have a good holidays :)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on October 04, 2015, 02:15:57 pm
Just wanted to share a mail bag video posted by another one of my happy customers :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qixfS_5ag2U (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qixfS_5ag2U)

I do want to make a few notes about the packaging and in particular the envelops I use for some of the packages I ship now. The type of envelop I used for his particular shipment in the above video I can now only use for certain kinds of shipment to certain countries, namely tracked shipments to AU, NZ, UK, CA and US. For non-tracked shipments I have to use different types of envelops now which allow easy opening and re-sealing for customs inspection. This is due to a recent change in policy by Hong Kong Post and in order to keep my shipping costs manageable I need to comply to it.

These new envelops do not come with bubble padding but I do include my own bubble wrapping inside to make sure there's enough protection. A typical one would look like the attached image.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Scottjd on October 05, 2015, 02:52:34 am
There will soon be a Green version, which is the LCD equivalent of the Black one in terms of specs, except that it uses the same 3-PCB construction instead of the black plastic case. I was told the there would also be a Yellow equivalent with LCD later. YZXstudio is releasing all these LCD versions now mainly because of the shortage of the OLED display supply. The LCD versions do have a few advantages over the OLED counterparts though such as bigger size, much longer lifespan, better outdoor visibility and lower cost.
Wow, a green one. So if I get a green one with the red one I'll have Christmas colors on my bench.  :)
So the green one will have the higher resolution with the extra 18bit DAC, nice.
I've only seen videos of the OLED red one until mine arrives, but it looks like the LCD also is able to display more information on a single menu screen.  :)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on October 08, 2015, 08:09:10 am
Two new items added to my eBay store - sharp probe tip attachment for normal DMM probes:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ETA3202-Slip-On-Extra-Thin-and-Sharp-0-7mm-Probe-Tips-1-Pair-Red-Black-/171959875689 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/ETA3202-Slip-On-Extra-Thin-and-Sharp-0-7mm-Probe-Tips-1-Pair-Red-Black-/171959875689)
(http://i.imgur.com/n43kkKRm.jpg)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ETA3201-Slip-On-Sharp-1mm-Probe-Tips-for-Multimeter-Probes-1-Pair-Red-Black-/171959888985 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/ETA3201-Slip-On-Sharp-1mm-Probe-Tips-for-Multimeter-Probes-1-Pair-Red-Black-/171959888985)
(http://i.imgur.com/IpTZzcNm.jpg)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Godzil on October 08, 2015, 09:32:13 am
They sounds dangerous :D

Any plan for Banana to BNC adaptors or BNC to Banana and other adaptors?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Deathwish on October 08, 2015, 10:31:32 am
Franky, why arent these available in mixed colours ?. your sale only allows us to choose one or the other.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Copper-Sprung-Hook-Mini-Grabber-Hook-Gripper-Test-Probe-5-Colours-/171002587855 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Copper-Sprung-Hook-Mini-Grabber-Hook-Gripper-Test-Probe-5-Colours-/171002587855)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on October 08, 2015, 12:18:15 pm
They sounds dangerous :D

Any plan for Banana to BNC adaptors or BNC to Banana and other adaptors?

Yes, I will add those but I'm still trying to source the best ones with good quality/price ratio.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on October 08, 2015, 12:21:03 pm
Franky, why arent these available in mixed colours ?. your sale only allows us to choose one or the other.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Copper-Sprung-Hook-Mini-Grabber-Hook-Gripper-Test-Probe-5-Colours-/171002587855 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Copper-Sprung-Hook-Mini-Grabber-Hook-Gripper-Test-Probe-5-Colours-/171002587855)

You can use eBay's shopping cart to add different colours into the same order. If you don't see the "add to cart" button when you visit my eBay store, try to use the ebay.COM URL, instead of your country's extension, such as .co.uk, .ca, .nl, etc. The "add to cart" button should appear as soon as your replace the domain extension to ".com".
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Godzil on October 08, 2015, 02:24:48 pm
I've just receive mine..
I love the new envelope!

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/08/1c5f4ee761b47858646dbeef36642a19.jpg)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on October 08, 2015, 02:41:37 pm
I've just receive mine..
I love the new envelope!

Thanks, glad you liked it :) In fact, even the staff at the post office thought they were pretty neat too..LOL! But again, these are only used for certain types of orders, due to some new post office's policy for easy customs inspection. Packages to the USA, and tracked packages to AU, NZ, CA and the UK are still packed using the traditional padded envelops, as they do not have such requirements.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: CrashO on October 08, 2015, 02:54:23 pm
Mine arrived today as well (7 working days, awesome). Like the new packaging too.  :-+
No need anymore for ripping through the envelope to get to my items. (better not use one for Dave, he might get disappointed he doesn't have to use he's Dundee Knife >:D )
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: ez24 on October 08, 2015, 06:12:11 pm
Subscribed
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: bingo600 on October 08, 2015, 06:45:14 pm
They sounds dangerous :D

Any plan for Banana to BNC adaptors or BNC to Banana and other adaptors?

Yes, I will add those but I'm still trying to source the best ones with good quality/price ratio.

I'm in for some of these in good quality

/Bingo
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Howardlong on October 08, 2015, 06:54:09 pm
They sounds dangerous :D

Any plan for Banana to BNC adaptors or BNC to Banana and other adaptors?

Without wishing to steal Franky's thunder, there is what I assume to be a pricing error on the UK RS website, not sure if you can get them to ship to you. I bought three sets a month or so ago.

http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/rf-connectors-kits/1685157 (http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/rf-connectors-kits/1685157)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: gmb42 on October 08, 2015, 09:59:21 pm
They sounds dangerous :D

Any plan for Banana to BNC adaptors or BNC to Banana and other adaptors?

Without wishing to steal Franky's thunder, there is what I assume to be a pricing error on the UK RS website, not sure if you can get them to ship to you. I bought three sets a month or so ago.

http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/rf-connectors-kits/1685157 (http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/rf-connectors-kits/1685157)

Nice, but out of stock until 20th Nov, and will they be the same price then?

Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Vgkid on October 08, 2015, 10:01:57 pm
^^^I wish those were cheap here...
I will wait for franky, hopefully will place a good sized order around the holiday's.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Howardlong on October 08, 2015, 10:07:04 pm
They sounds dangerous :D

Any plan for Banana to BNC adaptors or BNC to Banana and other adaptors?

Without wishing to steal Franky's thunder, there is what I assume to be a pricing error on the UK RS website, not sure if you can get them to ship to you. I bought three sets a month or so ago.

http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/rf-connectors-kits/1685157 (http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/rf-connectors-kits/1685157)

Nice, but out of stock until 20th Nov, and will they be the same price then?


They were out of stock when I purchased them, I had to wait a couple of weeks, I was charged the sticker price. I only bought three of them to get it to the 20 quid minimum order for free shipping.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Deathwish on October 08, 2015, 10:41:18 pm
I missed these the first time posted here, just ordered a set. the box will do fine for Ic's and the contents can go in a drawer !.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on October 09, 2015, 06:02:22 am
Wow. That price is hard to beat...
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Deathwish on October 13, 2015, 07:02:51 pm
They sounds dangerous :D

Any plan for Banana to BNC adaptors or BNC to Banana and other adaptors?

Without wishing to steal Franky's thunder, there is what I assume to be a pricing error on the UK RS website, not sure if you can get them to ship to you. I bought three sets a month or so ago.

http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/rf-connectors-kits/1685157 (http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/rf-connectors-kits/1685157)

Nice, but out of stock until 20th Nov, and will they be the same price then?


They were out of stock when I purchased them, I had to wait a couple of weeks, I was charged the sticker price. I only bought three of them to get it to the 20 quid minimum order for free shipping.

I just got this email about those items. Looks like RS are trying to ditch the price

Good Afternoon Garry,
 
I am contacting you from RS Components regarding an outstanding part on an order you have with us. The order ref is 131073163. This is about article 1685157 (Pomona BNC-4mm plug/skit adaptor kit of 6), this has an expected delivery date of 21.11.2015.
 
Reviewing the link below, you will be able to see the possible alternative RS can offer you instead of the original item.
 
http://uk.rs-online.com/web/bocpal/1685157/?quantity=1 (http://uk.rs-online.com/web/bocpal/1685157/?quantity=1)
 
If the alternative is suitable for your application, and you wish to have your amended, please contact me direct.
 
Kind Regards,
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: 6thimage on October 13, 2015, 10:30:37 pm
I just got this email about those items. Looks like RS are trying to ditch the price

You might be reading too much into it - I ordered some when they were first spotted by people on the forum (middle of August). They sent me a couple of the backorder changed emails offering a link to alternatives and changing the delivery date, but they arrived in the middle of September.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Howardlong on October 13, 2015, 11:28:26 pm
Looks like they've fixed the error, for reference, the price was £7.48ea., now £56.14.

Now, Franky's sales thread may resume normal service, I apologise for any inconvenience, not least to Franky with whom I have dealt with diligently on several occasions.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: dunkemhigh on October 14, 2015, 11:09:07 am
Quote
now £56.14

Still showing £7.48 for me, OOS but on backorder. With free shipping.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Bob F. on October 14, 2015, 01:46:43 pm
Quote
now £56.14

Still showing £7.48 for me, OOS but on backorder. With free shipping.
On the listing page yes, but if you add it to your basket it shows you will be charged the full price.   :(
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: dunkemhigh on October 14, 2015, 02:53:52 pm
Ah, OK!
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: PedroDaGr8 on December 02, 2015, 04:38:49 am
Finally got time to assemble my new Kelvin  clips and other wires from Franky. REALLY liking these clips. Will have a more detailed thread later about them.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/01/0522caf70245164c702c65ea5f6847d9.jpg)

Also, the silicone wire is really nice and flexible.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/01/0dc184c56dfc3c9e23351b09d6457195.jpg)

Sent from my LG-ls990 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: BMK on December 09, 2015, 11:19:13 pm
So Franky's ebay store is empty?
Where has he gone?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: gameru on December 09, 2015, 11:22:03 pm
At me it works
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: CrashO on December 09, 2015, 11:46:31 pm
So Franky's ebay store is empty?
Where has he gone?
He mentioned in a thread somewhere here on the forum, he was going on holiday for a couple of weeks.
Its also on his ebay profile "This seller is currently away until Dec 26, 2015, and is not processing orders at this time. "  ;)
Item's are still there, eBay just `hides` them until Dec 26
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: PedroDaGr8 on December 10, 2015, 02:56:06 am
You can also use google cache to see the store:
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:bQC09GIMqjQJ:stores.ebay.com/99centHobbies+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us (http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:bQC09GIMqjQJ:stores.ebay.com/99centHobbies+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us)

The links still work, just everything lets you know he is on holiday until after christmas.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Scottjd on December 10, 2015, 03:08:44 am
You can also use google cache to see the store:
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:bQC09GIMqjQJ:stores.ebay.com/99centHobbies+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us (http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:bQC09GIMqjQJ:stores.ebay.com/99centHobbies+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us)

The links still work, just everything lets you know he is on holiday until after christmas.
Well that gives you the first page, but not the second page.
It its something you already bought once you can get to the item with your purchase history as well.
Or maybe someone else has bought it and can send you a link if you looking for just the description of a single item?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: EEVblog on December 10, 2015, 03:11:38 am
So Franky's ebay store is empty?
Where has he gone?
He mentioned in a thread somewhere here on the forum, he was going on holiday for a couple of weeks.

He's in Sydney!
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: tautech on December 10, 2015, 03:48:15 am
So Franky's ebay store is empty?
Where has he gone?
He mentioned in a thread somewhere here on the forum, he was going on holiday for a couple of weeks.

He's in Sydney!
Next EEVblog episode?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: SeanB on December 10, 2015, 04:05:05 am
So Franky's ebay store is empty?
Where has he gone?
He mentioned in a thread somewhere here on the forum, he was going on holiday for a couple of weeks.

He's in Sydney!
Next EEVblog episode?

+1000 for that episode, does not have to be long at all.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Scottjd on December 10, 2015, 06:47:44 am
So Franky's ebay store is empty?
Where has he gone?
He mentioned in a thread somewhere here on the forum, he was going on holiday for a couple of weeks.

He's in Sydney!
Next EEVblog episode?

I second that......
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: deephaven on December 10, 2015, 08:54:24 am
So Franky's ebay store is empty?
Where has he gone?
He mentioned in a thread somewhere here on the forum, he was going on holiday for a couple of weeks.

He's in Sydney!
Next EEVblog episode?

I second that......

I third that!
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: EEVblog on December 11, 2015, 03:33:46 am
I third that!

Your wish will be granted.
Just shot a video with Franky about Hong Hong, ebay etc
But won't be uploaded till after he gets back after xmas.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Lightages on December 11, 2015, 03:51:09 am
Franky is a great guy. I am glad to see you had a chance to visit.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: fpliuzzi on December 11, 2015, 03:53:17 am
Looking forward to the video. It'll be nice to see the man behind the exceptional service.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Godzil on December 11, 2015, 01:41:52 pm
\o/
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Scottjd on December 11, 2015, 05:10:46 pm
Looking forward to the video. It'll be nice to see the man behind the exceptional service.

Me to, he's not in any videos. I think this will be the second YouTube video he in recorded by someone else.
Can't wait to watch that one.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Scottjd on December 11, 2015, 05:49:53 pm
Looking forward to the video. It'll be nice to see the man behind the exceptional service.

Me to, he's not in any videos. I think this will be the second YouTube video he in recorded by someone else.
Can't wait to watch that one.

He has some new items in his store that will be available when he returns from holiday.
Link to the item is in the video description.
Here is a couple videos of this new DC constant current DC dummy load.
The second video shows its not just for USB application, but you can add a terminal block to be used with other projects.

A review video of the YZXStudion ZL1000 dummy load, and a video of updates that can be made to the dummy load that will also probably terminate any warranty on it if their is one can be found on this YouTube channel.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq4qw9Rj_AebpIpari5wx9w (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq4qw9Rj_AebpIpari5wx9w)

A more specific search for the ZL1000 videos:
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=dave+b.+reviews+zl1000 (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=dave+b.+reviews+zl1000)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: fpliuzzi on December 11, 2015, 07:38:20 pm
Scott, even though I've had a nice TekPower 3710A DC electronic load on my bench for quite some time, your video review of the YZXStudio ZL1000 two weeks ago prompted me to fire off a note to Franky to order one. Thanks for bringing this inexpensive, pocket-sized constant current DC load to my attention, it works quite nicely.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Scottjd on December 11, 2015, 10:03:13 pm
Scott, even though I've had a nice TekPower 3710A DC electronic load on my bench for quite some time, your video review of the YZXStudio ZL1000 two weeks ago prompted me to fire off a note to Franky to order one. Thanks for bringing this inexpensive, pocket-sized constant current DC load to my attention, it works quite nicely.

Your welcome, I'm glad it's working good for you. I ended up buying one also for a gift and that's the one I changed the  potentiometer on today.
I just looked up the TekPower, nice unit but a little out of my cost for now. I'm slowly building up the lab over the last year. Maybe I'll search for a used one next year. For now the next thing on my list is a function generation, I've been doing my research for a good used one or a cheap DDS that maybe I can mod to make better. But that's a different thread I will start to get suggestions under test equipment.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: PedroDaGr8 on December 11, 2015, 10:08:18 pm
Scott, even though I've had a nice TekPower 3710A DC electronic load on my bench for quite some time, your video review of the YZXStudio ZL1000 two weeks ago prompted me to fire off a note to Franky to order one. Thanks for bringing this inexpensive, pocket-sized constant current DC load to my attention, it works quite nicely.

Your welcome, I'm glad it's working good for you. I ended up buying one also for a gift and that's the one I changed the  potentiometer on today.
I just looked up the TekPower, nice unit but a little out of my cost for now. I'm slowly building up the lab over the last year. Maybe I'll search for a used one next year. For now the next thing on my list is a function generation, I've been doing my research for a good used one or a cheap DDS that maybe I can mod to make better. But that's a different thread I will start to get suggestions under test equipment.

The Tekpower load is a rebadged Array 3710A also sold by Circuit Specialists. That being said, the Maynuo and Applent loads look to be a bit better quality.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Scottjd on December 11, 2015, 10:45:35 pm
Scott, even though I've had a nice TekPower 3710A DC electronic load on my bench for quite some time, your video review of the YZXStudio ZL1000 two weeks ago prompted me to fire off a note to Franky to order one. Thanks for bringing this inexpensive, pocket-sized constant current DC load to my attention, it works quite nicely.

Your welcome, I'm glad it's working good for you. I ended up buying one also for a gift and that's the one I changed the  potentiometer on today.
I just looked up the TekPower, nice unit but a little out of my cost for now. I'm slowly building up the lab over the last year. Maybe I'll search for a used one next year. For now the next thing on my list is a function generation, I've been doing my research for a good used one or a cheap DDS that maybe I can mod to make better. But that's a different thread I will start to get suggestions under test equipment.

The Tekpower load is a rebadged Array 3710A also sold by Circuit Specialists. That being said, the Maynuo and Applent loads look to be a bit better quality.

Thanks for the feedback. I'll open up a new thread soon since I don't want to hijack Fankys thread. But I appreciate the feedback.
Scott
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Howardlong on December 12, 2015, 12:46:48 am
I third that!

Your wish will be granted.
Just shot a video with Franky about Hong Hong, ebay etc
But won't be uploaded till after he gets back after xmas.

Mate, hanging out here just gets better and better.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: VK5RC on December 12, 2015, 06:01:00 am
What a great outcome, 99centhobbies is such a great store. :-+
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: EEVblog on December 12, 2015, 07:26:05 am
Not sure whether to put the video on the primary or secondary channel?
Some interesting chat about Hong Kong, ebay, selling etc, but it's not exactly a universally appealing Jack Ganssle chat.
15min worth.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: deephaven on December 12, 2015, 07:38:44 am
Not sure whether to put the video on the primary or secondary channel?
Some interesting chat about Hong Kong, ebay, selling etc, but it's not exactly a universally appealing Jack Ganssle chat.
15min worth.

Primary - he deserves as much publicity as he can get.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: SeanB on December 12, 2015, 08:04:48 am
Primary, i think that interesting members deserve this if they are in person.  Might also make a good guest on the Amp Hour as well if you find some subjects to talk about.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: BravoV on December 12, 2015, 09:03:54 am
Not sure whether to put the video on the primary or secondary channel?
Some interesting chat about Hong Kong, ebay, selling etc, but it's not exactly a universally appealing Jack Ganssle chat.
15min worth.

Primary - he deserves as much publicity as he can get.

+1, another vote of confidence from me.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on December 12, 2015, 10:06:56 am
Thanks for the compliments everyone! It was great hanging out with Dave and we (my family and I) really appreciate him spending the time with us with his very busy schedule. Wasn't expecting to be on camera but what's done is done now and I hope I didn't embarrass myself too much :D I am not really sure I'm worthy of the primary channel though to be honest as I'm just a seller or at best a hobbyist but nothing remotely close to an engineer and we didn't talk about anything technical.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: SeanB on December 12, 2015, 10:54:44 am
Thanks for the compliments everyone! It was great hanging out with Dave and we (my family and I) really appreciate him spending the time with us with his very busy schedule. Wasn't expecting to be on camera but what's done is done now and I hope I didn't embarrass myself too much :D I am not really sure I'm worthy of the primary channel though to be honest as I'm just a seller or at best a hobbyist but nothing remotely close to an engineer and we didn't talk about anything technical.

Even when Dave has engineers he rarely stays with engineering topics, often going of wildly on tangents. Even the marathon free e- interview had more about anecdotes and background than the book Vincent wrote.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Towger on December 12, 2015, 12:54:08 pm
When are we going to hear your interview Sean?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: RobertoLG on December 13, 2015, 04:16:24 am
sure you deserve it man, primary
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: EEVblog on December 13, 2015, 04:32:25 am
I'll put it as a Blab on the primary channel
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: SeanB on December 13, 2015, 06:49:59 am
When are we going to hear your interview Sean?

not too likely, I have a face for radio and a voice for silent movies.........
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: EEVblog on December 14, 2015, 12:06:27 am
Not released yet, but here you go for all your Franky fanboys  ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFSJ2tLbewI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFSJ2tLbewI)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: gameru on December 14, 2015, 12:07:18 am
Thank you
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: PedroDaGr8 on December 14, 2015, 02:25:11 am
Nice interview!
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: RobertoLG on December 14, 2015, 02:58:51 am
hehe, nice guy and a good interview  :-+
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Godzil on December 14, 2015, 12:16:11 pm
Thank you Dave for that interview, thanks Franky for you (small) business and answering/chatting with Dave, was really interesting :)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: ez24 on December 14, 2015, 09:44:54 pm
Hi

Thanks for the video.

Comments and questions

- His web site is not working yet  http://franky.com/ (http://franky.com/)
but easy to remember  :-+

- Does he check or look for better quality items made in China?  I think this would be a good selling point if he does and states this in his ads.  But since we do not know his full time job, maybe he would not know how to test electronic stuff?  I assume not.   I wish there would have been some discussion on quality.  But my guess it would be tough to sell quality items out of China.  :(

- Interesting on the new shipping rules

thanks







Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: neslekkim on December 14, 2015, 10:10:39 pm
Have you at all seen any of the reviews of his stuff?, everything I have bought so far, is of good quality, testleads, probes, powermeters, powersupply etc.. not bad crap like you find everywhere on ebay.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: rsjsouza on December 15, 2015, 02:59:10 pm
Excellent interview! You can tell he is very interested in what he sells - that makes a whole world of difference.

Despite I haven't bought anything from Franky yet, his reputation is well deserved.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: ez24 on December 16, 2015, 01:56:54 am
Have you at all seen any of the reviews of his stuff?, everything I have bought so far, is of good quality, testleads, probes, powermeters, powersupply etc.. not bad crap like you find everywhere on ebay.

No - can you point me the way?  Thanks
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: neslekkim on December 16, 2015, 06:39:14 am
You could read this very thread?

and these videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRSur6m06SE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRSur6m06SE)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYQz88ZclRA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYQz88ZclRA)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JmynSaTA3w (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JmynSaTA3w)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRnLfArPZGI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRnLfArPZGI)

And some more: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=99centHobbies (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=99centHobbies)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: SeanB on December 16, 2015, 07:12:21 am
Generally Frankie is very honest about the stuff in his shop, he only wants to stock the best value for money items, and will not sell anything he considers as poor quality. Thus his kits are very good value, and should be long lasting, and feel nice as well.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: neslekkim on December 16, 2015, 09:25:32 am
Yes, just an quick browse of the first pages on this thread would also show that.. there is a reason this seller have been allowed to keep this thread, if one remember all the others that have been deleted and banned..
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: JoeBean on December 18, 2015, 03:59:00 pm
I'll add my experience to the pile and say I've bought a half dozen times or so from Franky, always anonymously so there's no favouritism or whatnot, and have recommended his stuff to dozens of others, and I've never had or heard of a single bad experience in all of those purchases.  He's an honest guy and that's hard to find these days.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on December 28, 2015, 01:58:09 pm
Just wanted to post a quick note to let everyone know that I have returned home and re-opened my eBay store on Saturday. Was a bit overwhelmed by orders pouring in over the weekend so there are already a few items that have gone out of stock since. I'll try to restock as soon as I can but it may take some time as the new year break is just around the corner.

A few sets of the Kelvin clips are also on their way so for those interested please watch this space.

Hope everyone had a good holiday break and wishing you a great 2016!
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: nowlan on December 28, 2015, 02:49:02 pm
Hey frankie, have you looked into differential probes?
Pintek for example, any idea on Minimum order qty etc?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Godzil on December 28, 2015, 09:22:59 pm
Hi Franky, a quick question, which of the two "Carrying Case / Bag" for multimeter fit nicely with the Brymen 257s?

Between: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Synthetic-Leather-Zipper-Carrying-Case-for-Multimeters-Fits-Fluke-Brymen-BM-869-/200943447135?hash=item2ec929ac5f:g:xQ8AAOxyWalR467D (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Synthetic-Leather-Zipper-Carrying-Case-for-Multimeters-Fits-Fluke-Brymen-BM-869-/200943447135?hash=item2ec929ac5f:g:xQ8AAOxyWalR467D)
and: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Double-Layer-Zipper-Carrying-Case-Bag-for-Multimeters-Fits-UT61E-Fluke-87V-/171047385726?hash=item27d337fa7e:g:TtoAAOxyicJSFaGo (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Double-Layer-Zipper-Carrying-Case-Bag-for-Multimeters-Fits-UT61E-Fluke-87V-/171047385726?hash=item27d337fa7e:g:TtoAAOxyicJSFaGo)

The "Double Layer Zipper Carrying Case" seems nice to fit the meter and some accessories, but I'm not sure how the small 257s will fit inside :D

Thanks :)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: PedroDaGr8 on December 29, 2015, 01:15:31 am
Just wanted to post a quick note to let everyone know that I have returned home and re-opened my eBay store on Saturday. Was a bit overwhelmed by orders pouring in over the weekend so there are already a few items that have gone out of stock since. I'll try to restock as soon as I can but it may take some time as the new year break is just around the corner.

A few sets of the Kelvin clips are also on their way so for those interested please watch this space.

Hope everyone had a good holiday break and wishing you a great 2016!

Glad to see you back. Thanks to my review of your Kelvin clips on another forum, I gave probably about a dozen people your information (including store address). A LOT were happy to know about a vendor with solid quality and good prices. You might get contacted by a couple about Kelvin clips.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on December 29, 2015, 01:22:09 am
Hey frankie, have you looked into differential probes?
Pintek for example, any idea on Minimum order qty etc?

No, I have not. I will try to see if I can find any supplier and pricing info. Is there a particular model you're interested in?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on December 29, 2015, 01:23:14 am
Hi Franky, a quick question, which of the two "Carrying Case / Bag" for multimeter fit nicely with the Brymen 257s?

Between: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Synthetic-Leather-Zipper-Carrying-Case-for-Multimeters-Fits-Fluke-Brymen-BM-869-/200943447135?hash=item2ec929ac5f:g:xQ8AAOxyWalR467D (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Synthetic-Leather-Zipper-Carrying-Case-for-Multimeters-Fits-Fluke-Brymen-BM-869-/200943447135?hash=item2ec929ac5f:g:xQ8AAOxyWalR467D)
and: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Double-Layer-Zipper-Carrying-Case-Bag-for-Multimeters-Fits-UT61E-Fluke-87V-/171047385726?hash=item27d337fa7e:g:TtoAAOxyicJSFaGo (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Double-Layer-Zipper-Carrying-Case-Bag-for-Multimeters-Fits-UT61E-Fluke-87V-/171047385726?hash=item27d337fa7e:g:TtoAAOxyicJSFaGo)

The "Double Layer Zipper Carrying Case" seems nice to fit the meter and some accessories, but I'm not sure how the small 257s will fit inside :D

Thanks :)

I would choose the double layer one, it will fit nicely. The other one is a bit too large for the 257.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Docholiday on December 29, 2015, 01:31:42 am
Franky,

Can a blue colored cable be added to this set?

50cm / 20" Silicone Test Leads with Banana Plugs (1 Pair Yellow + Green)

Thanks...
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on December 29, 2015, 02:22:08 am
Franky,

Can a blue colored cable be added to this set?

50cm / 20" Silicone Test Leads with Banana Plugs (1 Pair Yellow + Green)

Thanks...

Yes, it's possible. But it may take a couple of weeks as I just made my weekly stock replenishment order from the supplier so it will be some time next week before I make another order.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Docholiday on December 29, 2015, 02:25:06 am
great, I will need two sets and please let me know what I need to do next.

Thank You,

Nicholas
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on December 29, 2015, 02:36:26 am
great, I will need two sets and please let me know what I need to do next.

Thank You,

Nicholas

Fortunately my supplier hasn't shipped my order yet so I was able to add a few of those blue leads to it :) Please PM me your PayPal email address and shipping address, and I will send you an invoice as soon as I have them in my hand.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Docholiday on December 29, 2015, 02:37:27 am
OK, will do....


PM Has Been Sent...
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Godzil on December 30, 2015, 12:28:59 am
I would choose the double layer one, it will fit nicely. The other one is a bit too large for the 257.

Thanks!

One thing, I just saw that the Brymen "golden probe" you sell come with a banana adaptor, I didn't get any with my BM257s, is there is any way to order them, because it's quite handy in fact to have banana able probe sometimes. If it's not possible, no worries, I still have some banana to banana cable, they work a treat :)
Just saw them in you shop and added in my basket \o/
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: marber on December 30, 2015, 01:17:21 am

One thing, I just saw that the Brymen "golden probe" you sell come with a banana adaptor, I didn't get any with my BM257s, is there is any way to order them, because it's quite handy in fact to have banana able probe sometimes. If it's not possible, no worries, I still have some banana to banana cable, they work a treat :)
Just saw them in you shop and added in my basket \o/

Make sure your existing probes have the machined threads though, or they won't attach.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Godzil on December 30, 2015, 01:20:51 am

One thing, I just saw that the Brymen "golden probe" you sell come with a banana adaptor, I didn't get any with my BM257s, is there is any way to order them, because it's quite handy in fact to have banana able probe sometimes. If it's not possible, no worries, I still have some banana to banana cable, they work a treat :)
Just saw them in you shop and added in my basket \o/

Make sure your existing probes have the machined threads though, or they won't attach.

Good point, will check that tomorrow :)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on December 30, 2015, 01:53:53 am

Make sure your existing probes have the machined threads though, or they won't attach.

Good point, will check that tomorrow :)

Yes, Brymen makes a few different types of probes. There's a non-silicone type which also has gold plated tips but does not have the threading. They otherwise look almost identical to the silicone ones.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread - USB Power Monitors with minor defects
Post by: iloveelectronics on December 30, 2015, 07:56:00 am
I got one LCD Red and one LCD Green USB Power monitors with minor defects for sale at a discount here.

The Red one reads the temperature 10+ degrees lower than it should be. The relative reading seems fine (still go up and down normally), but it's just the absolute value that's off. The temperature reading on these devices is always just a for-reference-only kind of thing and is not supposed to be super accurate but this one is just off by too much. Everything else works fine.

The Green one has a couple of scratches on the LCD display but otherwise functions correctly. See picture below:
(http://i.imgur.com/vUXSLk5l.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/vUXSLk5.jpg)

They both already have the latest v2.8 firmware installed and have been calibrated. I'm willing to let them go for $6 cheaper than their normal prices, i.e. $20.99 for the Red one and $22.99 for the Green one.

Here are the links to the product descriptions:
LCD Red: http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-2-0-LCD-Power-Monitor-Red-YZXstudio-ZY1262-QC-2-0-Voltage-Current-Meter-/171946045948 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-2-0-LCD-Power-Monitor-Red-YZXstudio-ZY1262-QC-2-0-Voltage-Current-Meter-/171946045948)
LCD Green: http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-2-0-LCD-Power-Monitor-Green-YZXstudio-ZY1263-QC-3-0-18-bit-Power-Meter-/171969412327 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-2-0-LCD-Power-Monitor-Green-YZXstudio-ZY1263-QC-3-0-18-bit-Power-Meter-/171969412327)

Please PM me with your Paypal and shipping details if you're interested.

--Franky
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread - USB Power Monitors with minor defects
Post by: iloveelectronics on December 30, 2015, 09:30:11 am
The Green one has a couple of scratches on the LCD display but otherwise functions correctly.

Green one is now sold. Thanks!
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread - USB Power Monitors with minor defects
Post by: iloveelectronics on December 30, 2015, 02:25:32 pm
The Red one reads the temperature 10+ degrees lower than it should be. The relative reading seems fine (still go up and down normally), but it's just the absolute value that's off. The temperature reading on these devices is always just a for-reference-only kind of thing and is not supposed to be super accurate but this one is just off by too much. Everything else works fine.

Red one is now sold as well. Thanks a lot!
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Godzil on January 01, 2016, 06:31:29 pm

Make sure your existing probes have the machined threads though, or they won't attach.

Good point, will check that tomorrow :)

Yes, Brymen makes a few different types of probes. There's a non-silicone type which also has gold plated tips but does not have the threading. They otherwise look almost identical to the silicone ones.
So I should consider myself lucky, I have the silicon one with threaded golden tip ;)
Thanks!
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Ghydda on January 01, 2016, 07:55:05 pm
Hi Franky, I would be interested in the following Pintek models:
   DP-25
   DP-30HS
   DP-50


Cheers!
/Ghydda
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on January 02, 2016, 03:21:41 pm
I finally have a few sets of the Kelvin clips fellow member PedroDaGr8 reviewed in another thread available: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/franky's-kelvin-clip-kit/ (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/franky's-kelvin-clip-kit/)

The kit set comes similar to my previous Kelvin clip kit: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/buysellwanted/franky's-sales-thread/msg490252/#msg490252 (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/buysellwanted/franky's-sales-thread/msg490252/#msg490252) , except that it now comes with 14AWG wires instead of 13AWG, and of course with the new Kelvin clips. I only have a couple pairs of the shrouded banana plugs though so first come first serve.

Pricing is $18 for the Kelvin clips alone, or $24 for the kit set, including worldwide shipping, without tracking (please let me know if you do want a tracking number, which will cost an extra $2.5). If you're interested, please PM me your Paypal email address, shipping address, and your preference regarding the banana plugs. Thanks!

Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Godzil on January 02, 2016, 03:42:22 pm
Hi Franky, one quick question about eBay, I don't really understand, if I want the "standard international shipping" even using a basket, I can't select on the basket itself but for each goods, and I don't think that adding $2.4 for each (my basket have 4 items) is worse adding for each. Please tell me, I suspect that Standard is a bit quicker (even if I never had any speed problem when you send me stuffs in the past)
What is your recommandation? (as I want the tracking number)

(and as you may send in multiple packet as at least two things are bit, I have in my basket the bnc 2 bnc cable, the Digitek DT-4000P-2, the double layer bag for my brymen, and the golden banana addon for my brymen probe tip)

Should I select Standard for the two "big" items?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on January 02, 2016, 03:56:09 pm
Hi Franky, one quick question about eBay, I don't really understand, if I want the "standard international shipping" even using a basket, I can't select on the basket itself but for each goods, and I don't think that adding $2.4 for each (my basket have 4 items) is worse adding for each. Please tell me, I suspect that Standard is a bit quicker (even if I never had any speed problem when you send me stuffs in the past)
What is your recommandation? (as I want the tracking number)

(and as you may send in multiple packet as at least two things are bit, I have in my basket the bnc 2 bnc cable, the Digitek DT-4000P-2, the double layer bag for my brymen, and the golden banana addon for my brymen probe tip)

Should I select Standard for the two "big" items?

I have always thought that you could just select the shipping option for the entire basket, but I can't really "test" it so I guess I might be wrong. If that is the case please simply select the $2.4 for one of the items and free shipping for the rest. I will ship everything in one package unless you specifically ask to ship things separately.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on January 03, 2016, 01:46:12 am
I finally have a few sets of the Kelvin clips fellow member PedroDaGr8 reviewed in another thread available: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/franky's-kelvin-clip-kit/ (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/franky's-kelvin-clip-kit/)

The kit set comes similar to my previous Kelvin clip kit: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/buysellwanted/franky's-sales-thread/msg490252/#msg490252 (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/buysellwanted/franky's-sales-thread/msg490252/#msg490252) , except that it now comes with 14AWG wires instead of 13AWG, and of course with the new Kelvin clips. I only have a couple pairs of the shrouded banana plugs though so first come first serve.

Pricing is $18 for the Kelvin clips alone, or $24 for the kit set, including worldwide shipping, without tracking (please let me know if you do want a tracking number, which will cost an extra $2.5). If you're interested, please PM me your Paypal email address, shipping address, and your preference regarding the banana plugs. Thanks!

The response to this was much greater than I thought. All Kelvin clips and kits sold out for now. Everyone who already PM'ed me before this post will get your order. I will respond to the PM's later today as I am heading out for now.

I will also try to restock ASAP. Thanks!
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread - USB Power Monitors with minor defects
Post by: iloveelectronics on January 04, 2016, 02:37:08 pm
I got another LCD Green power monitor that has a minor defect - a line of missing horizontal pixels on the LCD display:

(http://i.imgur.com/uhqNJyzl.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/uhqNJyz.jpg)

It has the latest firmware v2.8 installed and has been calibrated, and functions correctly apart from the missing pixels. Same deal as last time, $6 less than my standard pricing, i.e. $22.99 including worldwide shipping (without tracking). Please PM me if interested.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread - USB Power Monitors with minor defects
Post by: iloveelectronics on January 04, 2016, 02:56:48 pm
I got another LCD Green power monitor that has a minor defect - a line of missing horizontal pixels on the LCD display:

Sales pending. That didn't last long!
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: PedroDaGr8 on January 05, 2016, 04:16:00 am
Hey Franky, you have an error in your wire description. For your silicone coated copper wire. it appears you are off by roughly 2AWG per size for the rated resistance (not really but that is my best guess). I was measuring the resistance of the various cables I made using the 14AWG you provided and was getting a resistance of 8.694Ohm/km and this includes the banana plugs; 14AWG solid copper is listed at 8.450ohm/km. Your ebay page lists the wire as 15.6ohms/km (which is close to the 13.4ohms/km for 16AWG wire I guess). A similar trend is visible for 16 and 18 AWG as well, though I didn't have any of those to test the resistance.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on January 05, 2016, 04:29:15 am
Hey Franky, you have an error in your wire description. For your silicone coated copper wire. it appears you are off by roughly 2AWG per size for the rated resistance (not really but that is my best guess). I was measuring the resistance of the various cables I made and was getting a resistance of 8.694Ohm/km and this includes the banana plugs; 14AWG solid copper is listed at 8.450ohm/km. Your ebay page lists the wire as 15.6ohms/km (which is close to the 13.4ohms/km for 16AWG wire I guess). A similar trend is visible for 16 and 18 AWG as well.

I got the data from my supplier. Perhaps they are playing it safe and under-spec'ing them, I'm not sure. Maybe I'll add a note to indicate that users have reported lower resistance values. Thanks for the info!
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: PedroDaGr8 on January 05, 2016, 05:04:03 am
Hey Franky, you have an error in your wire description. For your silicone coated copper wire. it appears you are off by roughly 2AWG per size for the rated resistance (not really but that is my best guess). I was measuring the resistance of the various cables I made and was getting a resistance of 8.694Ohm/km and this includes the banana plugs; 14AWG solid copper is listed at 8.450ohm/km. Your ebay page lists the wire as 15.6ohms/km (which is close to the 13.4ohms/km for 16AWG wire I guess). A similar trend is visible for 16 and 18 AWG as well.

I got the data from my supplier. Perhaps they are playing it safe and under-spec'ing them, I'm not sure. Maybe I'll add a note to indicate that users have reported lower resistance values. Thanks for the info!

Haha, maybe they goofed. It came up on another thread when discussing aluminum versus copper plated aluminum versus copper. Your resistance makes it look like you have 14AWG aluminum wire (which has a resitance of 13.4 ohms/km). Similarly, aluminum 16AWG has a resistance of 21.7ohms/km (versus your rating of 24.4ohm/km) and 18AWG is 34.6ohms/km (verus your rating of 39.5ohms/km).
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on January 06, 2016, 10:48:03 am
Dave's latest EEVBlab video has definitely spurred a lot of interest (and orders!) for my eBay store and I want to thank him and everyone who's supporting me for that! It has been a crazy day here today!

I will again be away for some non-eBay related business on Friday (until next Thursday) so unfortunately my eBay store will be closed during that time again. My apologies for the recent interruptions in my normal service!
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: gameru on January 06, 2016, 10:52:18 am
Yow can celebrate this moment with lower price
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: CrashO on January 06, 2016, 11:16:03 am
Yow can celebrate this moment with lower price
If you want even lower prices. Get some supplies from one of the 1000 One Hung Lo's @ eBay and safe yourself some pennies  :o
Just hope you don't need any service from them.
Title: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Godzil on January 07, 2016, 11:47:40 am
I can't believe it! My order placed last weekend, that you mail the 4 is... on delivery today! Never got such a lightning fast delivery from HK!
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: PTR_1275 on January 07, 2016, 03:11:28 pm
I ordered a whole bunch of stuff from franky not that long ago and I got a message from the guys at work that it arrived today. I think I'll have to head in to the workshop tomorrow to have a look. I'm on holidays until Monday, but I don't think I can wait.

There was one of the usb loads in there which I can't wait to test and see how it goes.

Thanks once again for the fast shipping franky (I apologise for not letting you know the coax lengths I need, the workbench reshuffle hit a few sizing issues that need to be reworked to make things fit)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: PTR_1275 on January 07, 2016, 03:13:07 pm
On another note, what is the power meter plugged into at the top of this page (the green one with a line missing) I really like the yzx studio stuff. I saw a resistance meter with their logo on it a while back but not been able to don't anything since. Have you come across these?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: hibone on January 07, 2016, 04:35:49 pm
Hi Franky,

I would like to know if you sell safety adapters as well.

I was looking for some safety adapters (BNC to 4mm bananas) such as the Multi-Contact 67.9800-100 and 67.9537-21 or equivalent. 
Maybe this kind of adapters can be a nice addition to the probes you are selling.

Thank you.

 

Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on January 07, 2016, 05:18:10 pm
On another note, what is the power meter plugged into at the top of this page (the green one with a line missing) I really like the yzx studio stuff. I saw a resistance meter with their logo on it a while back but not been able to don't anything since. Have you come across these?

That is a USB Power Monitor. If you search "yzxstudio" or "usb power monitor" on YouTube you will find a few review videos. Here's one for a similar Red version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpRN6XXX7WQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpRN6XXX7WQ)

The Green version has a higher resolution on the voltage reading, but doesn't display the MCU temperature on the first screen due to the extra digit for the voltage. It does still show the temperature on another screen though.

YZXstudio do also make a milliohm meter, which I happen to have one or 2 in my shop actually, but never had the time to post... Tricky part for that meter is that it uses a Li-Po battery which I can't ship, so the buyer will need to hook up his/her own Li-Po cell. I have to go away for some non-eBay business until next Thursday unfortunately, so please wait for me to return and I can post more info about it.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on January 07, 2016, 05:21:00 pm
Hi Franky,

I would like to know if you sell safety adapters as well.

I was looking for some safety adapters (BNC to 4mm bananas) such as the Multi-Contact 67.9800-100 and 67.9537-21 or equivalent. 
Maybe this kind of adapters can be a nice addition to the probes you are selling.

Thank you.

Yes, that's something I have looked at. I might have something in the not too distant future, hopefully.

I wish there were a few more hours each day...
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: hibone on January 07, 2016, 08:00:03 pm
I know that feeling, too. Thus take your time, I can wait.

In the meantime thank you for your kind answer.

Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: PTR_1275 on January 07, 2016, 10:20:58 pm
Hi franky,

I meant what is it plugged into (the actual usb socket on the left) looks like a power supply or usb battery brick. I bought one of the red power meters off you a little while back and use it a lot at work.

I would be interested in one of the miliohm meters, understandable about the battery needing to be removed for shipping. I can solder a new one in here if I know what sort (dimensions, capacity and voltage) if you can let me know once you get back from your non eBay trip that would be appreciated.

-Chris
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on January 08, 2016, 04:00:51 am
Hi franky,

I meant what is it plugged into (the actual usb socket on the left) looks like a power supply or usb battery brick. I bought one of the red power meters off you a little while back and use it a lot at work.

I would be interested in one of the miliohm meters, understandable about the battery needing to be removed for shipping. I can solder a new one in here if I know what sort (dimensions, capacity and voltage) if you can let me know once you get back from your non eBay trip that would be appreciated.

-Chris

Sorry it was really late last night and I didn't read your question carefully. Yes, that's a 4-port USB power supply/charger. It has 1 QC 2.0 port, 2 auto/smart ports and 1 ordinary DCP port. It's DC powered using a common power brick (can't remember the V/A ratings). Very handy these days with pretty much everything being USB powered :)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: rr100 on January 08, 2016, 06:50:52 am
What's the story with the LiIon batteries, is it some local regulation or too many parcels are confiscated at destination?
I'm trying to understand the general situation, all my orders that did not arrive had (not small) LiIon batteries inside (but other similar items with the same batteries arrived); I assume many sellers will sell without knowing or caring about anything. I've got refunds each time but I'd like to understand how this works so I can avoid the hassle.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: PedroDaGr8 on January 08, 2016, 02:34:27 pm
What's the story with the LiIon batteries, is it some local regulation or too many parcels are confiscated at destination?
I'm trying to understand the general situation, all my orders that did not arrive had (not small) LiIon batteries inside (but other similar items with the same batteries arrived); I assume many sellers will sell without knowing or caring about anything. I've got refunds each time but I'd like to understand how this works so I can avoid the hassle.

China has banned the mailing of Li-ion batteries, in fact pretty much any batteries of any sort. They do spot checks and if batteries are found they refuse to mail it.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: nowlan on January 08, 2016, 03:36:46 pm
I thought hk post had issues with lipo.

Some postal service dont like batteries to be inside the device.
Some couriers only allow 1 battery in a tool, and no spares.

Here is fedex (which doesnt apply to most chinese/hk).
http://www.fedex.com/au/tools/lithium.html (http://www.fedex.com/au/tools/lithium.html)

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From http://calculator.shipito.com/en/prohibited_restricted_items?country=AU (http://calculator.shipito.com/en/prohibited_restricted_items?country=AU)

Usps Shipping Restrictions
*Lithium Ion Batteries, only 2 per packages and must be installed in devices

Airmail Shipping Restrictions
*Lithium Batteries, or Batteries in general.

Rupost Shipping Restrictions
*Loose Lithium batteries are limited to 2 count per package .
*No limit on Lithium Batteries that are installed in devices or packed with devices

Boxberry Shipping Restrictions
*Loose Lithium batteries are limited to 2 count per package .
*No limit on Lithium Batteries that are installed in devices or packed with devices

Shipito Australia Preferred Carrier Shipping Restrictions
*Loose Li-ion battery (PI965)

TNT / DHL / FEDEX (despite the link i made above)
nothing listed here

Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Helix70 on January 09, 2016, 01:51:26 am
Hi Franky,

I am interested in a Kelvin Clip kit and a Red USB 3 power meter. Is there a wait list for the Kelvin Clip leads?

Regards,

Josh
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on January 10, 2016, 07:00:11 am
Hi Franky,

I am interested in a Kelvin Clip kit and a Red USB 3 power meter. Is there a wait list for the Kelvin Clip leads?

Regards,

Josh

Hi Josh,

I will reserve a Kelvin kit for you. I'm out of stock for the Red USB 3 (OLED version) at the moment, but I'll see if I can restock as soon as I get back at the end of the week.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Helix70 on January 10, 2016, 07:17:18 am
Hi Franky,

I am interested in a Kelvin Clip kit and a Red USB 3 power meter. Is there a wait list for the Kelvin Clip leads?

Regards,

Josh

Hi Josh,

I will reserve a Kelvin kit for you. I'm out of stock for the Red USB 3 (OLED version) at the moment, but I'll see if I can restock as soon as I get back at the end of the week.

Thanks Franky, I appreciate it.

Josh
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: mmx_4 on February 27, 2016, 05:58:44 pm
Received parcel, nice probes and tips, highly recommended.
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Quickly delivered, 7 days from HongKong to post office in Ukraine.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Docholiday on February 28, 2016, 04:33:33 am
Franky,

Can you get piercing probes?

Like these on ebay "http://www.ebay.com/itm/insulation-piercing-alligator-Probes-clip-fluke-TL224-test-leads-red-black/231425615738?_trksid=p2050601.c100085.m2372&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140211132617%26meid%3Dcc021a991f3844b9ac15ab84dcf062eb%26pid%3D100085%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D4%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd%3D231425615738%26clkid%3D3630368831505531780&_qi=RTM2247625"
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on February 28, 2016, 07:49:55 am
Franky,

Can you get piercing probes?

Like these on ebay "http://www.ebay.com/itm/insulation-piercing-alligator-Probes-clip-fluke-TL224-test-leads-red-black/231425615738?_trksid=p2050601.c100085.m2372&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140211132617%26meid%3Dcc021a991f3844b9ac15ab84dcf062eb%26pid%3D100085%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D4%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd%3D231425615738%26clkid%3D3630368831505531780&_qi=RTM2247625"

Yes, I can get those probes from my supplier too but I would not be able to compete in terms of pricing with the above link. I will have to price just the probes (without the leads) at not too far from their price with the leads :(
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Docholiday on February 28, 2016, 10:44:40 am
Franky,

Can you get piercing probes?

Like these on ebay "http://www.ebay.com/itm/insulation-piercing-alligator-Probes-clip-fluke-TL224-test-leads-red-black/231425615738?_trksid=p2050601.c100085.m2372&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140211132617%26meid%3Dcc021a991f3844b9ac15ab84dcf062eb%26pid%3D100085%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D4%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd%3D231425615738%26clkid%3D3630368831505531780&_qi=RTM2247625"

Yes, I can get those probes from my supplier too but I would not be able to compete in terms of pricing with the above link. I will have to price just the probes (without the leads) at not too far from their price with the leads :(

Ok, can you get them in different lengths too? Also, I do not care about price. The Quality is the most important to me with price the last thing I worry sbout. I know your reputation and I do expect to pay more for that quality.

I would like them with 1 meter leads (silicone) if possible or .5 meter leads are ok too. Need two sets. Perhaps one set at 1 meter and the other at .5 meters. Also, are the probes available in differenr lengths too?

Thank You,

Nicholas
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on February 28, 2016, 02:12:42 pm

Ok, can you get them in different lengths too? Also, I do not care about price. The Quality is the most important to me with price the last thing I worry sbout. I know your reputation and I do expect to pay more for that quality.

I would like them with 1 meter leads (silicone) if possible or .5 meter leads are ok too. Need two sets. Perhaps one set at 1 meter and the other at .5 meters. Also, are the probes available in differenr lengths too?

Thank You,

Nicholas

I'll contact my supplier tomorrow and get back to your with more details via PM.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Docholiday on February 28, 2016, 04:45:53 pm
Thank you Franky.

If I sounded to disrespectful please my sincerest apology to you. I have learned the hard way what my grandfather and my father always said to me "A rich man pays once and a poor man pays twice." How true those words were back then and how true those words are today.

Nicholas
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: G0WZB on February 28, 2016, 06:00:52 pm
I could be interested in a set of these as well so let me know how much.
Thanks
Brian
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: stuartk on March 01, 2016, 07:47:42 pm
Hi Franky,

Super fast shipping from Hong Kong to Canada.

Order placed 7 days ago! I think that's a new record!

Thanks so much, Stuart :)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Helix70 on March 02, 2016, 03:30:54 am
Hi Franky,

I would like another Kelvin lead set. Are they currently available? I sent a PM but it doesn't show up in the My Message section, so not sure if it is working....

Josh
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: crispy_tofu on March 02, 2016, 04:21:51 am
I sent a PM but it doesn't show up in the My Message section, so not sure if it is working....
You might have to enable 'Save a copy of each personal message in my sent items by default.' in the PM settings.  :)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on March 02, 2016, 04:31:39 am
Hi Franky,

I would like another Kelvin lead set. Are they currently available? I sent a PM but it doesn't show up in the My Message section, so not sure if it is working....

Josh

Sorry, was a bit busy with the weekend orders the last couple of days. All PM's now replied. I still have a few of those Kelvin clip kits in stock at the moment.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: ivaylo on March 02, 2016, 07:03:02 am
Hi Franky,

I would like another Kelvin lead set. Are they currently available? I sent a PM but it doesn't show up in the My Message section, so not sure if it is working....

Josh

Sorry, was a bit busy with the weekend orders the last couple of days. All PM's now replied. I still have a few of those Kelvin clip kits in stock at the moment.
Can I have one please, if you still have them?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on March 02, 2016, 10:00:59 am
Can I have one please, if you still have them?

Just sent you the Paypal invoice.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: sequoia on March 03, 2016, 01:35:20 am

Sorry, was a bit busy with the weekend orders the last couple of days. All PM's now replied. I still have a few of those Kelvin clip kits in stock at the moment.

If you still have those Kelvin clip kits, I'd be interested in one set. Thanks.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Docholiday on March 05, 2016, 05:50:23 pm
 send you a PM would like to purchase but waiting for answer for last question.

Thanks,

Nicholas
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Helix70 on March 06, 2016, 11:32:46 am
I sent a PM but it doesn't show up in the My Message section, so not sure if it is working....
You might have to enable 'Save a copy of each personal message in my sent items by default.' in the PM settings.  :)

I selected it, but I don't see the message with my messages.. Strange, some show up, others don't.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: philipz on March 07, 2016, 01:09:04 am
I still have a few of those Kelvin clip kits in stock at the moment.
I want to buy one Kelvin clip kit with tracking number.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: HackedFridgeMagnet on March 08, 2016, 03:35:01 am
Hi Franky

i am looking for cable and leads to make up  something like.

http://www.testermans.co.uk/Leaderman-LDM30MTL-30-Metre-Earth-Extension-Wander-Lead-Reel-for-R2-Testing?search=earth%20wander%20lead (http://www.testermans.co.uk/Leaderman-LDM30MTL-30-Metre-Earth-Extension-Wander-Lead-Reel-for-R2-Testing?search=earth%20wander%20lead)

would u be able to source that? Not necessarily the real though, just the lead and connectors.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on March 08, 2016, 04:23:08 am
Hi Franky

i am looking for cable and leads to make up  something like.

http://www.testermans.co.uk/Leaderman-LDM30MTL-30-Metre-Earth-Extension-Wander-Lead-Reel-for-R2-Testing?search=earth%20wander%20lead (http://www.testermans.co.uk/Leaderman-LDM30MTL-30-Metre-Earth-Extension-Wander-Lead-Reel-for-R2-Testing?search=earth%20wander%20lead)

would u be able to source that? Not necessarily the real though, just the lead and connectors.

I can source some of those croc clips from my supplier which look pretty much identical (see attachment), but they are only rated at 10A. You can also search "CL4263" on Google for some images of another style of croc clips which I can source. Those are rated at 32A. As for the leads they look similar to the usual test leads with right angled banana plugs I have in my eBay store, except with much longer green silicone wire (which I can get custom made from my supplier). However, 30m of that wire will weigh a ton so shipping cost would be an issue.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: HackedFridgeMagnet on March 08, 2016, 04:43:48 am
Dont worry 10A is fine. its just for testing continuity. It doesn't have to be thick wire either.

Would you be able to give me a price on the clips and banana plug and silicon wire + shipping?


If not I will try to get a price from UK which will probably be ridiculous.

Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Helix70 on March 14, 2016, 09:49:49 am
I've got to hand it to you Franky, your packing is a credit to you. I wish I could buy everything from you. Thanks so much.
Josh
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Docholiday on March 22, 2016, 07:52:08 pm
Thank you very much Franky. Just got my order delivered today after sitting in customs for 11 days  :-// Next time can you ship DHL to USA?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: SeanB on March 22, 2016, 07:56:44 pm
Thank you very much Franky. Just got my order delivered today after sitting in customs for 11 days  :-// Next time can you ship DHL to USA?

Going to cost you though, and customs will still hold it as well, plus you will get an invoice from DHL as well. USPS is generally faster for low cost stuff, break even on cost of courier is around the $200 mark.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Docholiday on March 22, 2016, 08:00:54 pm
Thank you very much Franky. Just got my order delivered today after sitting in customs for 11 days  :-// Next time can you ship DHL to USA?

Going to cost you though, and customs will still hold it as well, plus you will get an invoice from DHL as well. USPS is generally faster for low cost stuff, break even on cost of courier is around the $200 mark.

Strange, I buy other items out of Hong Kong and they ship Hong Kong post and when it arrives here in USA (US Customs) it is then picked up by DHL in 3 to 4 days and delivered.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: PedroDaGr8 on March 22, 2016, 11:45:00 pm
Thank you very much Franky. Just got my order delivered today after sitting in customs for 11 days  :-// Next time can you ship DHL to USA?

Going to cost you though, and customs will still hold it as well, plus you will get an invoice from DHL as well. USPS is generally faster for low cost stuff, break even on cost of courier is around the $200 mark.

Strange, I buy other items out of Hong Kong and they ship Hong Kong post and when it arrives here in USA (US Customs) it is then picked up by DHL in 3 to 4 days and delivered.
Everyone I know that had ordered from Franky, including myself, had it take a week. Three days of which are usually sitting in customs or post customs clearance waiting to move again. You might have just been unlucky this time.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Docholiday on March 22, 2016, 11:50:58 pm
Thank you very much Franky. Just got my order delivered today after sitting in customs for 11 days  :-// Next time can you ship DHL to USA?

Going to cost you though, and customs will still hold it as well, plus you will get an invoice from DHL as well. USPS is generally faster for low cost stuff, break even on cost of courier is around the $200 mark.

Strange, I buy other items out of Hong Kong and they ship Hong Kong post and when it arrives here in USA (US Customs) it is then picked up by DHL in 3 to 4 days and delivered.
Everyone I know that had ordered from Franky, including myself, had it take a week. Three days of which are usually sitting in customs or post customs clearance waiting to move again. You might have just been unlucky this time.

The difference is this order went Hong Kong post to USA Post versus my usual of Hong Kong post to USA DHL.

Anyway, whatever! It arrived and its in my hands. If I have to wait for the quality that Franky sells then I will wait until pigs fly.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on March 23, 2016, 01:56:09 am
Thank you very much Franky. Just got my order delivered today after sitting in customs for 11 days  :-// Next time can you ship DHL to USA?

Sorry to hear it got stuck in customs for so long :( I don't know how post office packages would get picked up and delivered by DHL in the USA though. As far as I know everything I ship through HK Post is delivered by USPS, and if I send through DHL it's going to cost a real fortune.

There had been about a week when the USPS online tracking system was completely down and I wonder if that had anything to do with the package getting stuck.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Docholiday on March 23, 2016, 03:13:03 am
Thank you very much Franky. Just got my order delivered today after sitting in customs for 11 days  :-// Next time can you ship DHL to USA?

Sorry to hear it got stuck in customs for so long :( I don't know how post office packages would get picked up and delivered by DHL in the USA though. As far as I know everything I ship through HK Post is delivered by USPS, and if I send through DHL it's going to cost a real fortune.

There had been about a week when the USPS online tracking system was completely down and I wonder if that had anything to do with the package getting stuck.

I talked to the USPS man today and he said because of the computer issues they were unable to deliver in a timely fashion. This in particular affected international delivery scheduling.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Iwanushka on March 25, 2016, 12:31:30 am
Franky,

do you have Red USB 3 (OLED version) power meters in stock?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on March 26, 2016, 03:58:03 pm
Franky,

do you have Red USB 3 (OLED version) power meters in stock?

YZXstudio has basically discontinued the OLED models now but I may have one very last one I reserved just in case. I will have to confirm on Tuesday though when I get back to the shop (it's a holiday weekend here in HK). I'll let you know.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Iwanushka on March 26, 2016, 05:04:25 pm
Franky,

do you have Red USB 3 (OLED version) power meters in stock?

YZXstudio has basically discontinued the OLED models now but I may have one very last one I reserved just in case. I will have to confirm on Tuesday though when I get back to the shop (it's a holiday weekend here in HK). I'll let you know.

If you will find one please reserve it,

Thank you!
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: tony3d on March 27, 2016, 06:50:55 am
Found this interesting review on the USB Load.
http://lygte-info.dk/review/USBmeter%20yzxStudio%20load%20ZL1000%20UK.html (http://lygte-info.dk/review/USBmeter%20yzxStudio%20load%20ZL1000%20UK.html)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Back2Volts on April 06, 2016, 05:53:26 pm
Hi Franky,did you get my email?    I wonder because it has been some days with no reply.

Back2Volts
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on April 07, 2016, 07:21:50 am
Hi Franky,did you get my email?    I wonder because it has been some days with no reply.

Back2Volts

Oh I'm really sorry! It was a holiday weekend in Hong Kong and I forgot to follow up! I felt I had forgotten something the last couple of days... Will be replying to your email shortly.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on April 07, 2016, 07:23:59 am
Franky,

do you have Red USB 3 (OLED version) power meters in stock?

YZXstudio has basically discontinued the OLED models now but I may have one very last one I reserved just in case. I will have to confirm on Tuesday though when I get back to the shop (it's a holiday weekend here in HK). I'll let you know.

If you will find one please reserve it,

Thank you!

Also forgot to follow up on this question. Unfortunately I found out I didn't have any of the Red OLED (ZY1231) model left. I do still have one Blue and one Yellow ones though (ZY1230). Let me know if they will work for you.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: k4show on April 07, 2016, 06:05:17 pm
Hi Franky,

Ever offer any banana plugs with leads like these on them?  Male to male.  I really like these connectors.


http://www.ebay.ca/itm/2pcs-New-Dual-4mm-banana-Male-plug-silicone-Test-cable-M-M-1M-Red-Black-/321998010062?hash=item4af893b6ce:g:87UAAMXQIrFSJpVL (http://www.ebay.ca/itm/2pcs-New-Dual-4mm-banana-Male-plug-silicone-Test-cable-M-M-1M-Red-Black-/321998010062?hash=item4af893b6ce:g:87UAAMXQIrFSJpVL)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: cvanc on April 07, 2016, 06:25:48 pm
Hi Franky-

Do you have any Kelvin Clips for sale?  Want to modify my DE-5000... thanks.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on April 08, 2016, 03:53:09 am
Hi Franky,

Ever offer any banana plugs with leads like these on them?  Male to male.  I really like these connectors.


http://www.ebay.ca/itm/2pcs-New-Dual-4mm-banana-Male-plug-silicone-Test-cable-M-M-1M-Red-Black-/321998010062?hash=item4af893b6ce:g:87UAAMXQIrFSJpVL (http://www.ebay.ca/itm/2pcs-New-Dual-4mm-banana-Male-plug-silicone-Test-cable-M-M-1M-Red-Black-/321998010062?hash=item4af893b6ce:g:87UAAMXQIrFSJpVL)

I have tried similar ones like those myself but didn't like the plugs as they are very stiff and won't fit some banana sockets. I have similar ones with stackable banana plugs here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Silicone-Leads-14AWG-with-Stackable-Banana-Plugs-on-Both-Ends-1-Pair-/172002582714 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Silicone-Leads-14AWG-with-Stackable-Banana-Plugs-on-Both-Ends-1-Pair-/172002582714)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on April 08, 2016, 03:55:36 am
Hi Franky-

Do you have any Kelvin Clips for sale?  Want to modify my DE-5000... thanks.

Have a look at Reply #476 in this thread: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/buysellwanted/franky's-sales-thread/msg833966/?topicseen#msg833966 (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/buysellwanted/franky's-sales-thread/msg833966/?topicseen#msg833966)

I have the Kelvin clips as a kit set, but I suppose I can also just sell the Kelvin clips alone if that's what you need. Shoot me a PM with your Paypal email address if interested.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Iwanushka on April 08, 2016, 05:33:20 pm
Franky,

Maybe you found some usb 3 power meters with oled screen?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: tautech on April 09, 2016, 01:33:10 am
Franky, in another thread there's discussion of hooks/grabbers for SMD work.
Same subject comes up from time to time and there might be an opportunity for you to supply some.  ;)

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/scope-probes-gt-logic-hook-adapter/msg914622/#msg914622 (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/scope-probes-gt-logic-hook-adapter/msg914622/#msg914622)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on April 09, 2016, 03:45:24 pm
Franky,

Maybe you found some usb 3 power meters with oled screen?

The Blue and Yellow ones I have here are USB 3.0 too. Main difference between them and the Red OLED one is that they don't show the D+/D- data line voltages, but offer 3 USB modes which includes an auto-detect fast charge mode for Apple and Samsung devices without having to use the original chargers.

I have yet to find any other similar USB power monitors (OLED or not) that are comparable to these YZXstudio ones in terms of functionality and accuracy.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on April 09, 2016, 03:47:18 pm
Franky, in another thread there's discussion of hooks/grabbers for SMD work.
Same subject comes up from time to time and there might be an opportunity for you to supply some.  ;)

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/scope-probes-gt-logic-hook-adapter/msg914622/#msg914622 (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/scope-probes-gt-logic-hook-adapter/msg914622/#msg914622)

I looked into these a very long time ago but couldn't really find a source apart from the Japanese manufacturer, but their pricing is really high and it would be very risky and costly for me to stock them unfortunately. I will keep looking to see if I can find any other similar kind of products at more affordable prices.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Docholiday on April 13, 2016, 12:34:21 am
Hi Franky I am in need of the following;

QTY  Description

(1)    Silicone right angle 4mm banana insulated plug male to medium alligator clip test cable 2m

(1)    Silicone right angle 4mm banana insulated plug male to medium test clip test cable 2m

(2)    4mm Spade Connectors / Fork Terminals for 4mm Banana Plugs (1 Pair Red + Black)

Thank You.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: meerweten on August 01, 2016, 08:57:20 pm
Hey Franky,

i'm looking for some stuff for expation of my lab and my new project.


What do you have to offer for this, e.g. the probes might just be addons to cables :-DMM and for the banana jack, i do like the ones dave uses on his µcurrentGold design.
Let me know what you can offer me.
not sure about QTY yet.

Greetings,

"Meerweten"
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: HackedFridgeMagnet on August 04, 2016, 12:29:32 am
Hi Franky

I am after some banana plug socket combined Binding posts Red, White, Blue, Black and Green. Maybe 12 of each. Can you get something suitable. Attached is a photo of similar ones.

Also 1 metre retractable ? shrouded banana plugs leads Red, White and Blue.


Some big and small (if you have them) crocodile clips the bananas can plug into. Red and Black. 4 of each so 16 in all. If you have something suitable.

They are going to be used at up to 400V rms and in student labs. so good quality.

Let me know what you can do


 
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on August 07, 2016, 04:05:15 pm
Hi Franky

I am after some banana plug socket combined Binding posts Red, White, Blue, Black and Green. Maybe 12 of each. Can you get something suitable. Attached is a photo of similar ones.

Also 1 metre retractable ? shrouded banana plugs leads Red, White and Blue.


Some big and small (if you have them) crocodile clips the bananas can plug into. Red and Black. 4 of each so 16 in all. If you have something suitable.

They are going to be used at up to 400V rms and in student labs. so good quality.

Let me know what you can do

Very sorry about the late response. It has been a very busy couple of weeks for me with a few things going on at the same time. I will try to send you a PM within the next couple of days. My apologies once again for the wait.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: technogeeky on August 14, 2016, 07:23:51 pm
Franky:

I would like a set of the DIY kelvin clips and 4 black / 4 red / 4 green banana clip jacks.

Let me know when you find the time.

-tg
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: qtiem on August 22, 2016, 09:02:03 am
Hi Franky,

I notice that there is a seller who is selling Colour TFT Dual USB Power Monitor ZY1270 QC 3.0 at a lower price. I don't know why they can sell that cheap. Is there are difference between yours and the item from other sellers ?

Best Regards,

Timmy
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on August 22, 2016, 01:19:54 pm
Hi Franky,

I notice that there is a seller who is selling Colour TFT Dual USB Power Monitor ZY1270 QC 3.0 at a lower price. I don't know why they can sell that cheap. Is there are difference between yours and the item from other sellers ?

Best Regards,

Timmy

Hi Timmy,

The devices themselves are the same. However, the main differences are that I make sure calibration is correct on each unit I sell (factory calibration is usually not done that well), and that I send my buyers a private link to download an English instructions manual written by myself.

Cheers,
Franky
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: PTR_1275 on August 22, 2016, 01:34:45 pm
I can vouch for Franky on that. I know I can buy them elsewhere cheaper, but I have bought several USB meters and a USB load from him recently, never had a problem with the meters and I always get a followup e-mail with the english manual (I got one a few minutes ago for this exact model of USB meter that I am awaiting delivery of any day now). That is worth the extra dollars in my eyes.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Back2Volts on November 28, 2016, 11:50:52 pm
Anybody heard of Franky recently ?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Scottjd on November 29, 2016, 05:20:22 am
Anybody heard of Franky recently ?
Good question, I thought I had sent him an email a few weeks ago. But turns out it was sitting in my draft folder, well I sent it now.
Last I heard from him was on September 20th, so more recent then his last post in this thread.
Scott
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: tautech on November 29, 2016, 05:39:07 am
Anybody heard of Franky recently ?
He was online a few hours ago.
Any members activity can be checked in their profile to see when they were last active.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Scottjd on November 29, 2016, 05:46:50 am
Anybody heard of Franky recently ?
He was online a few hours ago.
Any members activity can be checked in their profile to see when they were last active.
Whew, that's good. All is good in the world again.
Oh, and he just replied to my email also. So no worries, store is still running and feel free to buy stuff.
Scott
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on November 29, 2016, 06:00:41 am
Sorry about not being as active as I used to be. Haven't been able to spend nearly as much time as I want either on this forum or updating my eBay store in the last many months :( Priority is always given to making sure all orders are processed as quickly as I can, and providing customer support, but that leaves me with little time with all that has been going on in life at the same time. Things are starting to settle so hopefully I will be able to provide more updates soon.

I think I have replied to all inquiries directed my way but if I have missed anything please let me know.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: ez24 on November 29, 2016, 07:24:48 am
Sorry about not being as active as I used to be. Haven't been able to spend nearly as much time as I want either on this forum or updating my eBay store in the last many months :( Priority is always given to making sure all orders are processed as quickly as I can, and providing customer support, but that leaves me with little time with all that has been going on in life at the same time. Things are starting to settle so hopefully I will be able to provide more updates soon.

I think I have replied to all inquiries directed my way but if I have missed anything please let me know.
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What is your main bag?  ie what do you do for your main income ?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on November 29, 2016, 07:44:11 am
What is your main bag?  ie what do you do for your main income ?

Without revealing too much of my personal life I am an investor or some sort, not in a traditional sense (i.e. not stocks or real estate etc), but I do make the bulk of my income through some form of niche investment activities.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Docholiday on November 29, 2016, 10:55:00 pm
How about two maybe four BNC male to mini grabbers Test Clips. Depending on price might have to buy two now and in December get the other two.

Hopefully, with silicone wire 1/2 meter in length with the mini grabbers 10cm in length. If possible one color for  each in red, yellow, blue, green. The ground can remain black which is preferred.

Thank You,

Nicholas
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on November 30, 2016, 02:05:10 am
How about two maybe four BNC male to mini grabbers Test Clips. Depending on price might have to buy two now and in December get the other two.

Hopefully, with silicone wire 1/2 meter in length with the mini grabbers 10cm in length. If possible one color for  each in red, yellow, blue, green. The ground can remain black which is preferred.

Thank You,

Nicholas

The only BNC-to-minigrabber leads I can get from my supplier are like this: (http://i.imgur.com/Tr4orlHm.png)

The cable is standard RG58 coaxial about 1m in length, plus about 20cm of non-silicone wires connecting to the test clips. These are factory moulded products so the material/length/colour aren't really customisable unfortunately.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Brumby on November 30, 2016, 02:46:56 am
If it's any help - I've used coloured heatshrink for identification.  An inch along the grabber shaft - away from the grabber hook - and a larger diameter for the BNC end.  If you can get some high shrink ratio stuff, you can slip it over the BNC knurl and have it just behind.

Edit: Spelling
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Docholiday on November 30, 2016, 03:24:29 am
If it's any help - I've used coloured heatshrink for identification.  An inch along the grabber shaft - away from the grabber hook - and a larger diameter for the BNC end.  If you can get some high shrink ration stuff, you can slip it over the BNC knurl and have it just behind.

Thank you for the tip. I will do exactly that.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Docholiday on November 30, 2016, 03:26:12 am
How about two maybe four BNC male to mini grabbers Test Clips. Depending on price might have to buy two now and in December get the other two.

Hopefully, with silicone wire 1/2 meter in length with the mini grabbers 10cm in length. If possible one color for  each in red, yellow, blue, green. The ground can remain black which is preferred.

Thank You,

Nicholas

The only BNC-to-minigrabber leads I can get from my supplier are like this: (http://i.imgur.com/Tr4orlHm.png)

The cable is standard RG58 coaxial about 1m in length, plus about 20cm of non-silicone wires connecting to the test clips. These are factory moulded products so the material/length/colour aren't really customisable unfortunately.

Can at least get the test clips longer? 10cm?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on November 30, 2016, 04:06:48 am
Can at least get the test clips longer? 10cm?

Are you referring to the test clip's size? Or the wire's length leading to the test clips? The red and black wires in the picture measure a bit >20cm.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Docholiday on November 30, 2016, 04:08:55 am
Can at least get the test clips longer? 10cm?

Are you referring to the test clip's size? Or the wire's length leading to the test clips? The red and black wires in the picture measure a bit >20cm.

The Length of the plastic test clip itself...
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on November 30, 2016, 05:49:43 am
The Length of the plastic test clip itself...

The only other kind of test clips of a larger size I have are like this: (http://i.imgur.com/r2UpMNGl.jpg)

They are overall about 15cm long (10cm from tip to the handle, with the thinner part flexible for bending), and they connect to shrouded banana plugs, instead through a raw solder joint. There are BNC-shrouded banana plug leads available to connect these to.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Docholiday on November 30, 2016, 06:00:30 am
The Length of the plastic test clip itself...

The only other kind of test clips of a larger size I have are like this: (http://i.imgur.com/r2UpMNGl.jpg)

They are overall about 15cm long (10cm from tip to the handle, with the thinner part flexible for bending), and they connect to shrouded banana plugs, instead through a raw solder joint. There are BNC-shrouded banana plug leads available to connect these to.

length is perfect. Can I get them with a hook instead of a grabber as shown?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on November 30, 2016, 06:26:38 am
length is perfect. Can I get them with a hook instead of a grabber as shown?

I'm afraid not...
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Docholiday on November 30, 2016, 08:29:52 am
length is perfect. Can I get them with a hook instead of a grabber as shown?

I'm afraid not...

Ok, send me PM with price please.  Thank you...
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: TheAmmoniacal on December 05, 2016, 02:11:16 pm
Just received my pair of Brymen multimeter test leads  :-+

I was more excited about the envelope they arrived in though, air-tight re-sealable paper envelope with metal foil laminate insert? (I suppose they would be quite water-resistant too)

Any idea where I could buy a pack of these envelopes? (10-20 pcs)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on December 06, 2016, 02:38:56 am
Just received my pair of Brymen multimeter test leads  :-+

I was more excited about the envelope they arrived in though, air-tight re-sealable paper envelope with metal foil laminate insert? (I suppose they would be quite water-resistant too)

Any idea where I could buy a pack of these envelopes? (10-20 pcs)

Well, I bought them from China directly. They seem to be available on Aliexpress as well but for larger quantities than you may need: https://www.aliexpress.com/store/group/Kraft-Paper-Aluminum-Foil-Bag/1848571_502896120.html (https://www.aliexpress.com/store/group/Kraft-Paper-Aluminum-Foil-Bag/1848571_502896120.html) Perhaps there are other sellers with lower minimum order quantities. You can try some searches with similar keywords.

It's actually about time for me to re-stock some of these envelopes myself, so if you need 10-20 maybe I can sell you some. Let me know via PM.


Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: TheAmmoniacal on December 08, 2016, 06:46:38 pm
Just received my pair of Brymen multimeter test leads  :-+

I was more excited about the envelope they arrived in though, air-tight re-sealable paper envelope with metal foil laminate insert? (I suppose they would be quite water-resistant too)

Any idea where I could buy a pack of these envelopes? (10-20 pcs)

Well, I bought them from China directly. They seem to be available on Aliexpress as well but for larger quantities than you may need: https://www.aliexpress.com/store/group/Kraft-Paper-Aluminum-Foil-Bag/1848571_502896120.html (https://www.aliexpress.com/store/group/Kraft-Paper-Aluminum-Foil-Bag/1848571_502896120.html) Perhaps there are other sellers with lower minimum order quantities. You can try some searches with similar keywords.

It's actually about time for me to re-stock some of these envelopes myself, so if you need 10-20 maybe I can sell you some. Let me know via PM.

Sure, add 10 pcs to your next order and I'll buy them from you. I'm sure I can find something else to buy from your store too, to combine shipping. Also, do you happen to have a replacement OLED for the YZXStudio USB 3.0 Power Monitor (yellow) you were selling some time back? Or even just a model number? Mine cracked in my pocket and the text on the back came off with the double-sided tape. (And why are there none of these in your store at the moment?)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on December 09, 2016, 03:21:54 am
Sure, add 10 pcs to your next order and I'll buy them from you. I'm sure I can find something else to buy from your store too, to combine shipping. Also, do you happen to have a replacement OLED for the YZXStudio USB 3.0 Power Monitor (yellow) you were selling some time back? Or even just a model number? Mine cracked in my pocket and the text on the back came off with the double-sided tape. (And why are there none of these in your store at the moment?)

I'm sorry to hear about your cracked device :( YZXstudio has discontinued the OLED models for some time now, so I'm afraid I won't be able to offer any replacement OLED. Currently they only make the LCD and colour TFT models, but I'm out of stock for most of the models at the moment and that's why you may not find them in my store right now. There is a new Yellow model (ZY1273) which is USB 3.0 compatible just like your original one, which uses a colour TFT display. I will be adding that model to my store soon.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Scottjd on December 30, 2016, 10:05:12 am
The Length of the plastic test clip itself...

The only other kind of test clips of a larger size I have are like this: (http://i.imgur.com/r2UpMNGl.jpg)

They are overall about 15cm long (10cm from tip to the handle, with the thinner part flexible for bending), and they connect to shrouded banana plugs, instead through a raw solder joint. There are BNC-shrouded banana plug leads available to connect these to.
These are neat. I think I may have to get a pair of these grabbers.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: ElektronikLabor on February 06, 2017, 07:03:03 pm
Hello Franky, when will the ZY1273 USB Power Monitor be available again?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on February 08, 2017, 05:57:26 am
Hello Franky, when will the ZY1273 USB Power Monitor be available again?

I actually do have a couple of them in stock but have not listed them because the version I have here does not support Bluetooth yet. There was a minor design flaw which causes the Bluetooth module (if one is present) to touch the USB-C connector. It can be worked around by inserting spacers or using taller standoff screws, but the main thing is the firmware also hasn't supported it yet. I was told by YZXstudio that the new firmware which supports BT will be released in about 2 weeks. If you don't mind the Bluetooth issue for now I can sell you one. Let me know.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: boffin on February 09, 2017, 01:08:20 am
Franky, do you have a source for the plastic lead bending tools/jig?  Everywhere I see them they're 10-15$ for a lump of plastic, and I just can't bring myself....

I had a freebie from a magazine when I was a kid, and stupidly tossed it when I moved at some point.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: GreyWoolfe on February 09, 2017, 04:13:48 pm
While people are asking for stuff, are you planning to get the Brymen test leads back in?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on February 09, 2017, 04:20:16 pm
Franky, do you have a source for the plastic lead bending tools/jig?  Everywhere I see them they're 10-15$ for a lump of plastic, and I just can't bring myself....

I had a freebie from a magazine when I was a kid, and stupidly tossed it when I moved at some point.

Never looked into them before so don't really know any source at the moment...
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on February 09, 2017, 04:22:28 pm
While people are asking for stuff, are you planning to get the Brymen test leads back in?

They are back :)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Scottjd on February 09, 2017, 05:07:37 pm
Franky, do you have a source for the plastic lead bending tools/jig?  Everywhere I see them they're 10-15$ for a lump of plastic, and I just can't bring myself....

I had a freebie from a magazine when I was a kid, and stupidly tossed it when I moved at some point.

Wow, I didn't realize these things were selling at $10-$15
I was going to recommend if you knkwmanyomemwith a 3D printer.
Then I was searching for them to see if I could find one cheaper then $10 and the one I found is someone 3D printing them and selling them on eBay for $6. The picture shows a fast 3D print, not the best looking but I guess it doesn't have to look that good to function.
I wonder why they sell for so much? Maybe not enough people buy them?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: tpowell1830 on February 09, 2017, 07:33:21 pm
Franky, do you have a source for the plastic lead bending tools/jig?  Everywhere I see them they're 10-15$ for a lump of plastic, and I just can't bring myself....

I had a freebie from a magazine when I was a kid, and stupidly tossed it when I moved at some point.

Wow, I didn't realize these things were selling at $10-$15
I was going to recommend if you knkwmanyomemwith a 3D printer.
Then I was searching for them to see if I could find one cheaper then $10 and the one I found is someone 3D printing them and selling them on eBay for $6. The picture shows a fast 3D print, not the best looking but I guess it doesn't have to look that good to function.
I wonder why they sell for so much? Maybe not enough people buy them?

Would you happen to have picture of them.  IT's probably something that isn't made anymore by large quantity injection molders.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: 2N3055 on February 09, 2017, 07:50:56 pm
Franky, do you have a source for the plastic lead bending tools/jig?  Everywhere I see them they're 10-15$ for a lump of plastic, and I just can't bring myself....

I had a freebie from a magazine when I was a kid, and stupidly tossed it when I moved at some point.

Here in Croatia they are 12 Kn, that's 1.7 USD...
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: PTR_1275 on February 09, 2017, 11:31:17 pm
For anyone in Australia, Altronics has them for $2.50 (I have a few), provided this is what you are meaning

http://www.altronics.com.au/p/t1495-component-leg-bending-tool/ (http://www.altronics.com.au/p/t1495-component-leg-bending-tool/)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iainwhite on February 12, 2017, 07:43:07 pm
In the USA, Sparkfun has one for $4.80      https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13114 (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13114)   
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Scottjd on February 12, 2017, 09:42:51 pm
In the USA, Sparkfun has one for $4.80      https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13114 (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13114)
Yup, the do. And $5.72 shipping for a strip of plastic for a total of $10.52 for standard domestic shipping.
Unless you order over $75 of something else then shipping is free. I wouldn't want $75 worth of spark fun copied stuff, lol.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: boffin on February 13, 2017, 06:03:40 am
I managed to track one down for C$6.50.  I was just aghast at the concept of $15 on AliExpress
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: kripton2035 on February 13, 2017, 07:00:33 am
this can be a simple exercice for anyone having a 3d printer ...
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: ElektronikLabor on February 20, 2017, 09:27:24 pm
I received a ZY1270 with Bluetooth module but I can't find the module with any BT device.
Do I need to activate the Bluetooth somehow?  :-//
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on February 21, 2017, 02:35:50 am
I received a ZY1270 with Bluetooth module but I can't find the module with any BT device.
Do I need to activate the Bluetooth somehow?  :-//

Yes, you need to enable "Serial Upload" in the settings menu. Did you buy it from my store? If so, you should have received an English instructions manual. Let me know if you haven't.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Ranger14 on February 22, 2017, 12:45:49 am
Link to dummy load would be nice lol
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on February 22, 2017, 03:20:36 am
Link to dummy load would be nice lol

The previous version of the YZXstudio dummy load (ZL1000) has been discontinued (not sure if it's permanent yet). They have a new ZL1100 which is much more feature rich (basically combining the USB power monitor with the dummy load), but also higher priced. I will be creating a new listing for it today and will post a link here when it's ready.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: PTR_1275 on February 22, 2017, 10:54:21 pm
Hi franky,

I am interested in the new load. I have one of the older loads and a few of their power monitors I bought from you, but having it all in one would be great. Can you post some pics here too?

Once I see what it looks like I'll send you a Pm with a list of things I'm wanting from your eBay store.

Can you get multimeter cases larger than the one you have listed? I really like the double zip compartment to keep the leads in, but the dimensions don't look big enough for most of my meters.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on February 23, 2017, 04:46:29 am
Hi franky,

I am interested in the new load. I have one of the older loads and a few of their power monitors I bought from you, but having it all in one would be great. Can you post some pics here too?

Once I see what it looks like I'll send you a Pm with a list of things I'm wanting from your eBay store.

Can you get multimeter cases larger than the one you have listed? I really like the double zip compartment to keep the leads in, but the dimensions don't look big enough for most of my meters.

In terms of power monitoring functionality the USB power monitors are still more superior with its small size and the real time charting and Bluetooth capability etc, but this new load does have all the basics, and though without BT support, can still log data through the USB port (which also serves as the power supply, as it can't be powered by the device being measured). Here's a couple of pics for the new load:

(http://i.imgur.com/9aPIYyUl.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/A8ufS36l.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/AaanSvSl.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/ufzwHnTl.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/DsLVSool.jpg)



Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: PTR_1275 on February 23, 2017, 05:49:49 am
Bit of a shame that it can't run from the socket being tested, but I'm sure they have a reason. Just means a power bank will need to be carried as well to power it when away from the bench.

What sort of price are you selling them for?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on February 23, 2017, 06:03:30 am
Bit of a shame that it can't run from the socket being tested, but I'm sure they have a reason. Just means a power bank will need to be carried as well to power it when away from the bench.

What sort of price are you selling them for?

Price in my eBay store will be $49.99 + $2.4 for tracked shipping.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: neslekkim on February 23, 2017, 03:03:32 pm
regarding you zy1270, I see that there are also some zy1271 and zy1273 floating around?, what is the newest of all these?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Iwanushka on February 24, 2017, 08:50:23 pm
Hello Franky,

maybe you know what AWG size are Brymen's DMM test leads (cables), need to order some cables but have no idea what AWG size?

Best Regards,
Mantas
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on February 25, 2017, 02:03:20 pm
regarding you zy1270, I see that there are also some zy1271 and zy1273 floating around?, what is the newest of all these?

There's actually a ZY1272 too. A brief summary of the new/different features on these models:

ZY1271 - large colour TFT display (same as ZY1270's), features USB type-C input and output ports, plus an micro-USB input port.
ZY1272 - same size as the ZY1266 but with a colour TFT display, automatically stops charging/discharging beyond a set current threshold
to prolong battery life.
ZY1273 -  same size as the ZY1266 but with a colour TFT display, supports USB 3.0 and an input USB type-C port (but no micro-USB port).
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on February 25, 2017, 02:09:41 pm
Hello Franky,

maybe you know what AWG size are Brymen's DMM test leads (cables), need to order some cables but have no idea what AWG size?

Best Regards,
Mantas

Unfortunately I don't have this info regarding the Brymen test leads. The outside diameter of the lead is about 3.5mm but that doesn't tell you the AWG size as it depends on the metal content of the actual wire core.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: neslekkim on February 25, 2017, 02:57:42 pm
regarding you zy1270, I see that there are also some zy1271 and zy1273 floating around?, what is the newest of all these?

There's actually a ZY1272 too. A brief summary of the new/different features on these models:

ZY1271 - large colour TFT display (same as ZY1270's), features USB type-C input and output ports, plus an micro-USB input port.
ZY1272 - same size as the ZY1266 but with a colour TFT display, automatically stops charging/discharging beyond a set current threshold
to prolong battery life.
ZY1273 -  same size as the ZY1266 but with a colour TFT display, supports USB 3.0 and an input USB type-C port (but no micro-USB port).

Too many choices... I wanted to buy an newer one that supports the higher voltages and stuff, but it's always difficult to choose :), can't they make one universal model?
The 72, charge/discharge?, can you charge batteries with it now?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on February 25, 2017, 03:11:14 pm
regarding you zy1270, I see that there are also some zy1271 and zy1273 floating around?, what is the newest of all these?

There's actually a ZY1272 too. A brief summary of the new/different features on these models:

ZY1271 - large colour TFT display (same as ZY1270's), features USB type-C input and output ports, plus an micro-USB input port.
ZY1272 - same size as the ZY1266 but with a colour TFT display, automatically stops charging/discharging beyond a set current threshold
to prolong battery life.
ZY1273 -  same size as the ZY1266 but with a colour TFT display, supports USB 3.0 and an input USB type-C port (but no micro-USB port).

Too many choices... I wanted to buy an newer one that supports the higher voltages and stuff, but it's always difficult to choose :), can't they make one universal model?
The 72, charge/discharge?, can you charge batteries with it now?

No, it's just a power monitor so you can't really charge anything without a power source :) I was just referring to the different applications you can use it for. You could be using it to monitor the charging of your phone, or you could be measuring the capacity of your power bank by discharging it through a dummy load.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: nfmax on April 18, 2017, 08:25:14 am
Franky - can you supply these http://www.ebay.com/itm/Silicone-Test-Leads-50cm-with-Sprung-Hooks-and-Banana-Plugs-1-Pair-Red-Black-/200979921195 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Silicone-Test-Leads-50cm-with-Sprung-Hooks-and-Banana-Plugs-1-Pair-Red-Black-/200979921195) banana plug to spring clip leads in longer lengths, say 1m or 1.2m? What about additional colours?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: PA0PBZ on April 18, 2017, 09:50:12 am
Franky - can you supply these http://www.ebay.com/itm/Silicone-Test-Leads-50cm-with-Sprung-Hooks-and-Banana-Plugs-1-Pair-Red-Black-/200979921195 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Silicone-Test-Leads-50cm-with-Sprung-Hooks-and-Banana-Plugs-1-Pair-Red-Black-/200979921195) banana plug to spring clip leads in longer lengths, say 1m or 1.2m? What about additional colours?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Silicone-Leads-16-AWG-with-Sprung-Hooks-and-Banana-Plugs-1-Pair-Red-Black-/200901416321 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Silicone-Leads-16-AWG-with-Sprung-Hooks-and-Banana-Plugs-1-Pair-Red-Black-/200901416321)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: nfmax on April 18, 2017, 10:43:59 am
Those are shown as out of stock, and don't show up in either the store or eBay seller listings. Looks like they may no longer be available.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: PA0PBZ on April 18, 2017, 10:51:36 am
Those are shown as out of stock, and don't show up in either the store or eBay seller listings. Looks like they may no longer be available.

There was stock when I posted the link, I guess someone else liked it too  :)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on April 20, 2017, 08:13:22 am
Those are shown as out of stock, and don't show up in either the store or eBay seller listings. Looks like they may no longer be available.

I had been away for a couple of weeks and a lot of items are either out of stock or very low in stock. I'll need to re-stock a lot of them very soon. These should become available again next week. If you need other colours please let me know and I can order them as well from my supplier.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: nfmax on April 20, 2017, 08:38:10 am
Those are shown as out of stock, and don't show up in either the store or eBay seller listings. Looks like they may no longer be available.

I had been away for a couple of weeks and a lot of items are either out of stock or very low in stock. I'll need to re-stock a lot of them very soon. These should become available again next week. If you need other colours please let me know and I can order them as well from my supplier.
Thanks. I'm not too fussed about the other colours, I'd just like some visual difference when I'm using multiple leads in a test setup. Yellow+green would be a good choice, or blue+orange (or in some other combination of these colours)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: dkozel on April 25, 2017, 11:30:36 am
I just came as well to ask about different colors.

White and Dark Blue would be good colors. I'd be looking for 14 AWG unshrouded stackable Banana to sprung hook or just unshrouded regular banana plugs, preferably in the matching color. Happy to make my own from parts if you can source them but they're unassembled.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on April 26, 2017, 03:14:32 am
I just came as well to ask about different colors.

White and Dark Blue would be good colors. I'd be looking for 14 AWG unshrouded stackable Banana to sprung hook or just unshrouded regular banana plugs, preferably in the matching color. Happy to make my own from parts if you can source them but they're unassembled.

I can't offer white colour, but can offer yellow, green and blue for the following banana plugs (sprung hooks also available in these colours too):
http://www.ebay.com/itm/4mm-Solderless-Stackable-Banana-Plugs-1-Pair-Red-Black-/171030386766 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/4mm-Solderless-Stackable-Banana-Plugs-1-Pair-Red-Black-/171030386766)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/4mm-Stackable-Banana-Plugs-1-Pair-Red-Black-/171062979200 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/4mm-Stackable-Banana-Plugs-1-Pair-Red-Black-/171062979200)

These are available only in green and blue (no yellow):
http://www.ebay.com/itm/4mm-32A-Rated-Stackable-Unshrouded-Banana-Plugs-1-Pair-Red-Black-/172588238483 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/4mm-32A-Rated-Stackable-Unshrouded-Banana-Plugs-1-Pair-Red-Black-/172588238483)

I can have them assembled for you by my supplier. It will take about a week for me to have them ready for shipping once you've confirmed the order.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on April 26, 2017, 03:20:45 am
Hi Franky,

are you able to source end caps for BNC, UHF and SMA connectors?
The inner diameter is roundabout 6mm, 10mm and 15mm. The material is soft PVC or Vinyl.

Cheers
hammy

Hi Hammy,

I might be able to, but it depends on how many you want. If the quantity is too small it may not be worth the effort and shipping costs etc.

--Franky
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: mubes on May 17, 2017, 11:19:54 pm
 Frankie,

Do you still have/can you get the cp3205 style switch mode PSUs you had a couple of years back? What kind of price would they be as the aliexpress prices vary widely now...

Regards

Dave
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on May 18, 2017, 09:18:28 am
Frankie,

Do you still have/can you get the cp3205 style switch mode PSUs you had a couple of years back? What kind of price would they be as the aliexpress prices vary widely now...

Regards

Dave

Hi Dave,

I don't stock them but can source one if needed. My price most likely won't compete with Aliexpress prices though, as I don't do the volume they do. For the latest CPS-3205 II model my price would be $65 including tracked shipping.

--Franky
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: BU508A on May 18, 2017, 09:02:01 pm
Hello Franky,

a few weeks ago I bought from you this nice bag for my new DMM U1252B. Thank you.  :)

Now I got this HV differential probe from Dave's shop (nice thing, btw :-) ) and I was wondering,
if you could offer a bag for that probe as well. The one you have for sale is a bit to small in length, 3 to 5 cm more would be really nice.

Any chance? Would prefer to buy from you. :)

Thanks,

Andreas

Franky's DMM bag: http://www.ebay.com/itm/171047385726 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/171047385726)
HVP-70 from Dave: https://www.eevblog.com/product/hvp70/ (https://www.eevblog.com/product/hvp70/)
Bag found by EEVBlog forum member mtdoc: http://www.ebay.com/itm/182396631860 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/182396631860)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on May 21, 2017, 02:32:52 am
Hello Franky,

a few weeks ago I bought from you this nice bag for my new DMM U1252B. Thank you.  :)

Now I got this HV differential probe from Dave's shop (nice thing, btw :-) ) and I was wondering,
if you could offer a bag for that probe as well. The one you have for sale is a bit to small in length, 3 to 5 cm more would be really nice.

Any chance? Would prefer to buy from you. :)

Thanks,

Andreas

Franky's DMM bag: http://www.ebay.com/itm/171047385726 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/171047385726)
HVP-70 from Dave: https://www.eevblog.com/product/hvp70/ (https://www.eevblog.com/product/hvp70/)
Bag found by EEVBlog forum member mtdoc: http://www.ebay.com/itm/182396631860 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/182396631860)

Hi Andreas,

I don't have any at the moment and I tried to look around but couldn't yet find a good source for them unfortunately :(

--Franky
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: BMack on May 21, 2017, 04:01:17 pm
Franky, have you decided yet on whether you're going to carry any shrouded female banana sockets? I've bought some from other eBayers but the quality of the insulation isn't nearly as good as the stuff you carry.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on May 23, 2017, 02:20:48 am
Franky, have you decided yet on whether you're going to carry any shrouded female banana sockets? I've bought some from other eBayers but the quality of the insulation isn't nearly as good as the stuff you carry.

Are you referring to the ones used on the cable ends? Or those for PCB or face plate mounting? I do have some for cable ends available here if you need them.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: BMack on May 23, 2017, 02:41:13 am
Franky, have you decided yet on whether you're going to carry any shrouded female banana sockets? I've bought some from other eBayers but the quality of the insulation isn't nearly as good as the stuff you carry.

Are you referring to the ones used on the cable ends? Or those for PCB or face plate mounting? I do have some for cable ends available here if you need them.

The cable ends, I need them without wires attached.

This is what I have, they feel really cheap, specifically the strain relief.
(http://i.imgur.com/dINN1n5.jpg)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on May 23, 2017, 04:09:14 am
Franky, have you decided yet on whether you're going to carry any shrouded female banana sockets? I've bought some from other eBayers but the quality of the insulation isn't nearly as good as the stuff you carry.

Are you referring to the ones used on the cable ends? Or those for PCB or face plate mounting? I do have some for cable ends available here if you need them.

The cable ends, I need them without wires attached.

This is what I have, they feel really cheap, specifically the strain relief.

These look like the ones I have :( I agree the strain relief isn't great (rather stiff), but I wouldn't call the material cheap (unless yours is different). They are used in some of the test leads I sell such as these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/10cm-Silicone-Test-Leads-with-Sprung-Hooks-and-Female-Banana-Connectors-1-Pair-/201358533333 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/10cm-Silicone-Test-Leads-with-Sprung-Hooks-and-Female-Banana-Connectors-1-Pair-/201358533333)

Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: BMack on May 23, 2017, 04:24:50 am
Franky, have you decided yet on whether you're going to carry any shrouded female banana sockets? I've bought some from other eBayers but the quality of the insulation isn't nearly as good as the stuff you carry.

Are you referring to the ones used on the cable ends? Or those for PCB or face plate mounting? I do have some for cable ends available here if you need them.

The cable ends, I need them without wires attached.

This is what I have, they feel really cheap, specifically the strain relief.

These look like the ones I have :( I agree the strain relief isn't great (rather stiff), but I wouldn't call the material cheap (unless yours is different). They are used in some of the test leads I sell such as these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/10cm-Silicone-Test-Leads-with-Sprung-Hooks-and-Female-Banana-Connectors-1-Pair-/201358533333 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/10cm-Silicone-Test-Leads-with-Sprung-Hooks-and-Female-Banana-Connectors-1-Pair-/201358533333)

I have those at work, I'll take a look and let you know. Thanks Franky!
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on July 26, 2017, 05:07:39 am
I currently have 2 factory repaired Brymen BM257S units here, fully operational, with original accessories and manual. Here's one but the other is basically in the same mint condition (the boxes are obviously slightly beat up due to all the shipping journeys). They have been sitting here for a while so I believe they are already out of their original 1-year warranty period.

(http://i.imgur.com/RqVhjAdl.jpg) (http://imgur.com/RqVhjAd)

I'll take $60 each, including tracked shipping worldwide.

Please post "SOLD" in this thread and PM me your PayPal email address if interested. First come first serve. Thanks!

--Franky


Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: dunkemhigh on July 26, 2017, 05:16:46 am
SOLD

One, please.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: BMack on July 26, 2017, 05:47:58 am
I don't need it but SOLD, I'll take the other.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on July 26, 2017, 05:49:44 am
I don't need it but SOLD, I'll take the other.

Thanks! Those didn't take long to sell!

Please PM me your Paypal email address so I can send you the invoice.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Helix70 on July 26, 2017, 06:19:19 am
Damn! Missed out! Got any more? If so, SOLD.  :)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: randomusername on July 26, 2017, 10:09:30 pm
Franky - Do you calibrate and test the YZXstudio devices? TIA for the answer.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on July 27, 2017, 12:23:55 am
Franky - Do you calibrate and test the YZXstudio devices? TIA for the answer.

Yes, I do.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: v81 on July 27, 2017, 05:26:34 am
Franky, My understanding of the YZXstudio devices either isn't great, or what i'm looking for doesn't exist.
Can you confirm if any of the devices support the USB3.1 charging specification where charging using 5, 9 12 and 20 volts are supported?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on July 27, 2017, 05:50:20 am
Franky, My understanding of the YZXstudio devices either isn't great, or what i'm looking for doesn't exist.
Can you confirm if any of the devices support the USB3.1 charging specification where charging using 5, 9 12 and 20 volts are supported?

Most of the models basically passes whatever voltage and current directly from your charger to the device being charged. I only have a QC 2.0 charger to test so I can't do 12/20V, but I can do either 5V or 9V with no problem even with the older LCD models. If you require USB 3.0 (not sure about 3.1) for the faster data lines as well (such as testing an external flash drive's power consumption), then currently the ZY1273 is the only model that supports USB 3.0: http://www.ebay.com/itm/172705526309 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/172705526309)

Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: vindoline on August 04, 2017, 04:54:40 pm
Franky, I just bought some banana plugs from you on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/4mm-32A-Rated-Stackable-Unshrouded-Banana-Plugs-1-Pair-Red-Black/172588238483?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/4mm-32A-Rated-Stackable-Unshrouded-Banana-Plugs-1-Pair-Red-Black/172588238483?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)

I can't believe I'm asking this, but I can't figure out how I'm supposed to attach the wire... I had assumed that the small hole near the middle was a solder point, but now I don't think so. It looks like the metal flange on the pin seats on a shoulder on the plastic body and there is no room for a wire. All I can figure is that you could solder the wire to the very back of the pin, after the flange - but it doesn't look like it was designed for that either? Can you advise please!

Thanks
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: PA0PBZ on August 04, 2017, 06:28:39 pm
I think you have to put the wire into the hollow pin so you can solder it using the small hole, but it's hard to say without having it on the bench.

Scrap that, it will not be stackable that way...
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: vindoline on August 04, 2017, 07:38:36 pm
Exactly!  |O
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: nanofrog on August 04, 2017, 08:11:01 pm
Put the little cover over the wire you're going to solder (hole on angled side), then solder the wire to the outside of the metal pin. Next, insert it into the main body and snap the plastic cover in place.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on August 05, 2017, 06:55:40 am
Franky, I just bought some banana plugs from you on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/4mm-32A-Rated-Stackable-Unshrouded-Banana-Plugs-1-Pair-Red-Black/172588238483?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/4mm-32A-Rated-Stackable-Unshrouded-Banana-Plugs-1-Pair-Red-Black/172588238483?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)

I can't believe I'm asking this, but I can't figure out how I'm supposed to attach the wire... I had assumed that the small hole near the middle was a solder point, but now I don't think so. It looks like the metal flange on the pin seats on a shoulder on the plastic body and there is no room for a wire. All I can figure is that you could solder the wire to the very back of the pin, after the flange - but it doesn't look like it was designed for that either? Can you advise please!

Thanks

Solder the wire at an angle to the outside of the pin, right between the hole and the ring. I wish I could show you a picture but I don't have one at the moment...
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: neslekkim on August 05, 2017, 09:03:45 am
Like these?
http://www.sotabeams.co.uk/content/Soldering%20Stackable%204mm%20Banana%20plugs.pdf (http://www.sotabeams.co.uk/content/Soldering%20Stackable%204mm%20Banana%20plugs.pdf)
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/20pcs-lot-4mm-Seal-Insulated-Safety-protection-stackable-Banana-Plug-solder-connector-male-Test-cable-Leads/32285625067.html# (https://www.aliexpress.com/item/20pcs-lot-4mm-Seal-Insulated-Safety-protection-stackable-Banana-Plug-solder-connector-male-Test-cable-Leads/32285625067.html#)!
https://steelcityelectronics.com/electronics/ic-test-leads-tutorial/ (https://steelcityelectronics.com/electronics/ic-test-leads-tutorial/)


or this?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/50Pcs-4mm-Retractable-Sheath-Stackable-Male-Banana-Plug-Connector-Solder-Type-/182293723993 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/50Pcs-4mm-Retractable-Sheath-Stackable-Male-Banana-Plug-Connector-Solder-Type-/182293723993)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: nanofrog on August 05, 2017, 01:02:12 pm
http://www.ebay.com/itm/50Pcs-4mm-Retractable-Sheath-Stackable-Male-Banana-Plug-Connector-Solder-Type-/182293723993 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/50Pcs-4mm-Retractable-Sheath-Stackable-Male-Banana-Plug-Connector-Solder-Type-/182293723993)
FWIW, these are the ones I have on hand.

And the link just above this one has the grabber hooks I have as well. Micro versions as well, which use the same design for wire attachment.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on August 05, 2017, 03:06:33 pm
or this?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/50Pcs-4mm-Retractable-Sheath-Stackable-Male-Banana-Plug-Connector-Solder-Type-/182293723993 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/50Pcs-4mm-Retractable-Sheath-Stackable-Male-Banana-Plug-Connector-Solder-Type-/182293723993)

Yes, one of the pictures in the above link shows the correct way of soldering the wire to the pin.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: vindoline on August 05, 2017, 03:37:20 pm
Thanks everyone, it's clear to me now  :palm:
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: elektroPR on August 05, 2017, 05:09:03 pm
Hi,

I own a ZL1100. The problem is that I thought it could be used to measure a USB device power consumption, however its only for testing power banks and power sources (no usb output). I would like to know which YZXstudio device is the best and latest (with the most features like USB 3.1 and most compatible with fast charging, etc...)
What are the differences between YZXstudio Series? ZY1276 vs ZY1273 vs ZY1272 vs ZY1271 vs ZY1270 vs ZY1266 vs ZY1265 vs ZY1263 vs ZY1262 vs ZY1252 vs ZY1231 vs ZY1230? Feel free to ignore the discontinued models (obsolete models or the ones that were retire due to the OLED screen availability issue).

Thanks.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: chang1 on August 06, 2017, 11:10:21 am
(https://img.alicdn.com/imgextra/i3/31299410/TB2Kv7XfhlmpuFjSZPfXXc9iXXa_!!31299410.png)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on August 07, 2017, 03:38:42 am
Hi,

I own a ZL1100. The problem is that I thought it could be used to measure a USB device power consumption, however its only for testing power banks and power sources (no usb output). I would like to know which YZXstudio device is the best and latest (with the most features like USB 3.1 and most compatible with fast charging, etc...)
What are the differences between YZXstudio Series? ZY1276 vs ZY1273 vs ZY1272 vs ZY1271 vs ZY1270 vs ZY1266 vs ZY1265 vs ZY1263 vs ZY1262 vs ZY1252 vs ZY1231 vs ZY1230? Feel free to ignore the discontinued models (obsolete models or the ones that were retire due to the OLED screen availability issue).

Thanks.

They have so many different models now it's going to take a lot of writing to compare the differences... The table chang1 posted above is a good summary but you need to be able to read Chinese unfortunately.

It might actually be easier for me to make recommendations for you if you can list the features you need/want.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Monkeh on August 07, 2017, 06:35:51 am
A bit off topic, but.. can I pick your brains (on everyone's behalf, I guess) on what the chinglish for light pipes might be? Western distributor prices would be hilarious if they weren't insulting..
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on August 07, 2017, 09:15:34 am
A bit off topic, but.. can I pick your brains (on everyone's behalf, I guess) on what the chinglish for light pipes might be? Western distributor prices would be hilarious if they weren't insulting..

Try "side glow", "light guide", "acrylic rod" or a combinations of these. I can't really figure out the exact Chinglish words myself...
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on August 07, 2017, 09:51:31 am
A bit off topic, but.. can I pick your brains (on everyone's behalf, I guess) on what the chinglish for light pipes might be? Western distributor prices would be hilarious if they weren't insulting..

I can find suppliers in China that sell them but for the life of me I really can't figure out what keywords they use to advertise their stuff in English language marketplaces... Here's one I found on Taobao:

https://shop114997186.taobao.com/category-1007310410.htm?search=y&catName=%B5%BC%B9%E2%D6%F9#bd
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Monkeh on August 07, 2017, 03:04:51 pm
Not managing to find much with those terms, either. Well hidden, apparently. Some of those on Taobao I can get locally (annoyingly, missing one specific part number I'd need).. for less than those prices. :/

Think I'll go with some through-hole LED blocks. Thanks for looking, Franky. :)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: computerenthusiast on August 31, 2017, 09:24:17 pm
Is there any reason not to plug a ZY1270 into a computer USB port and plug devices into the meter, like a hard disk or a WLAN adapter?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on September 01, 2017, 02:45:35 am
Is there any reason not to plug a ZY1270 into a computer USB port and plug devices into the meter, like a hard disk or a WLAN adapter?

ZY1270 supports USB 2.0 only. It will slow down data transfer speed if your device is USB 3.0 or above. ZY1273 is the only model that supports USB 3.0 in YZXstudio's current product lineup.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: MacMeter on September 01, 2017, 06:47:30 pm
I bought a YZXStudio ZY1270, it would be great if the current PDF manual was updated with the actual current firmware instructions and features. I believe the one available online since 2016, is for a previous version, maybe 3.0, would be smart to include the firmware version in the PDF manual as well, I didn't see that.

While I personally struggle with figuring out how many of the features actually work, since many of the features are simply described, with little to no more pertinent info on implementing their actual use explained for dummies, it's worse now that mine came with the latest 3.3 firmware, and some of the features from 3.0 are gone, like the splash screen settings, as just one example I've come across so far, there are more. Great device, wish I knew how to take advantage of some of the advanced settings, NEEDS better and UPDATED documentation!

THANKS.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on September 21, 2017, 05:13:33 am
Here's my first lab clearance item for sale following my leaving Hong Kong announcement post (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/chat/starting-a-new-chapter/ (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/chat/starting-a-new-chapter/)).

A Brymen BM906. You can find some detailed specs for the updated BM906S version on the Brymen.com website: http://www.brymen.com/PD02BM900s_906s.html (http://www.brymen.com/PD02BM900s_906s.html) I believe the main differences between the current BM906S and this older BM906 are the fuses. The S version uses higher spec'ed fuses to meet the latest safety standards.

Meter has hardly been used and is in mint condition, apart from a bit of dust. Comes with a pair of test leads as pictured but no temperature probe.

(http://i.imgur.com/MGTonS5l.jpg) (https://imgur.com/MGTonS5)

Price is $50 including worldwide shipping with tracking number.

Please post "SOLD" to claim and PM me your PayPal email address for the invoice.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: sac02 on September 22, 2017, 09:40:12 pm
I will take the meter, will send you PM.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on September 25, 2017, 06:39:49 am
Second item in my clearance sale. A CEM DT-9929 multimter. Hardly used, in good physical condition except some scuff marks on the rubber parts which have always been present since new. It offers high resolution at 40,000 counts but it's NOT very accruate. Spec says 0.06% + 4 digits on voltage ranges but I measured it to be around 0.13% low. Comes with a nice pouch, test leads and k-type temperature probe.

(http://i.imgur.com/iXozkgLl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/iXozkgL)

(http://i.imgur.com/fMdk9Ghl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/fMdk9Gh)

(http://i.imgur.com/Qoc0wMGl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/Qoc0wMG)

(http://i.imgur.com/uyqWGy4l.jpg) (https://imgur.com/uyqWGy4)

Price is $35 including worldwide shipping with a tracking number.

Please post "SOLD" to claim and PM me your PayPal email address for the invoice.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread - AD584LH voltage reference device
Post by: iloveelectronics on October 12, 2017, 04:52:54 am
These seem to be going for about $16-20 with shipping on eBay, I'm selling them for $10 including shipping with tracking number, but WITHOUT the Li-Po battery as I can't ship them:

(http://i.imgur.com/Hz911isl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/Hz911is)
(http://i.imgur.com/i8Im8aMl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/i8Im8aM)
(battery in the picture will be removed and is NOT included in the sale)

I've got 5 of these. Each provides 4 reference voltages at 2.5/5.0/7.5/10V. They have been sitting on the shelf for a couple of years now with me being too lazy to ever list them in my store, but calibration seems to be still pretty spot on based on my own Keysight 34461A's measurement.

$10 each, Li-Po battery NOT included, worldwide shipping with tracking number. Please PM me your Paypal details if interested.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Bratster on October 12, 2017, 06:25:16 am
I'd like 1 reference. Pm sent.

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Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Mr. Scram on October 12, 2017, 06:43:42 am
PM sent :)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on October 12, 2017, 10:39:03 am
AD584LH voltage reference devices all sold out now (pending a few payments)! Thanks!
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: nanofrog on October 12, 2017, 09:11:44 pm
Seems I missed the boat again.  ::)  :P

Nice offer though. Should make for some happy members.  :-+
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on October 13, 2017, 02:32:36 am
PM sent :)

Please check your PM :)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: neslekkim on October 18, 2017, 08:36:45 pm
Seriously fast delivery, 5 days from China to Norway!
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Towger on October 18, 2017, 08:43:04 pm
Seriously fast delivery, 5 days from China to Norway!
That's real HK post, not the budget 2 month version most sellers use.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: neslekkim on October 18, 2017, 08:51:31 pm
Seriously fast delivery, 5 days from China to Norway!
That's real HK post, not the budget 2 month version most sellers use.

Payment-wise it didn't feel like that :), I mean $10, for tracked shipping, and that fast delivery.. That works for me ;)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: nanofrog on October 18, 2017, 11:33:40 pm
Seriously fast delivery, 5 days from China to Norway!
That's real HK post, not the budget 2 month version most sellers use.
FWIW, the term to look for IME is ePacket delivery if you don't want to wait a month or more (for sellers in HK or mainland China). I only do the slow route* if there's a huge price discrepancy or there's no other option.

* Sea delivery BTW.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Mr. Scram on October 20, 2017, 06:08:08 pm
Today I received my reference. Nice and quick and without any trouble. Franky was even kind enough to add a note with the voltages as measured on his 34461A, including the temperature. I don't have anything nearly as accurate as that, so having a known reference will be a wonderful addition to my lab.

Thank you, Franky!
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Bratster on October 21, 2017, 03:59:10 am
Received my reference as well, always great service and shipping from Franky!

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Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Inverted18650 on October 24, 2017, 03:41:32 am
Franky, are any of the  meters still available?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on October 24, 2017, 04:48:14 am
Franky, are any of the  meters still available?

Which meters are you referring to?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Inverted18650 on October 24, 2017, 05:16:20 pm
The 906. I’ll email you.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread - Battery capacity tester / DC dummy load
Post by: iloveelectronics on October 25, 2017, 05:58:16 am
I have a few of these from years ago sitting on the shelf: http://www.mjlorton.com/forum/index.php?topic=468.0 (http://www.mjlorton.com/forum/index.php?topic=468.0)

Basically a 0.1-2.5A, 0.1-6V constant current dummy load, with PC logging capability, ideal for quick and simple Li-ion battery capacity testing and graphing.

$12 per set including worldwide shipping with tracking number. Each set includes The device itself, a 18650 battery holder with 4-wire connection, and a TTL-USB cable. Please PM your PayPal email address if interested. Thanks!
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on October 26, 2017, 12:16:32 pm
The 906. I’ll email you.

That one was already sold, unfortunately.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread - Battery capacity tester / DC dummy load
Post by: MacMeter on October 26, 2017, 05:35:44 pm
I have a few of these from years ago sitting on the shelf: http://www.mjlorton.com/forum/index.php?topic=468.0 (http://www.mjlorton.com/forum/index.php?topic=468.0)

Basically a 0.1-2.5A, 0.1-6V constant current dummy load, with PC logging capability, ideal for quick and simple Li-ion battery capacity testing and graphing.

$12 per set including worldwide shipping with tracking number. Each set includes The device itself, a 18650 battery holder with 4-wire connection, and a TTL-USB cable. Please PM your PayPal email address if interested. Thanks!

Just sent you a PM.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread - Vintage Fluke style Chinese multimeter
Post by: iloveelectronics on November 03, 2017, 05:44:41 am
Got a couple of these vintage Fluke style Chinese multimeter on the shelf. Featured in one of Dave's mailbag videos a few years ago:

https://youtu.be/ofCXpIuFhno

$14 with tracked shipping worldwide. Price basically just makes sure I don't need to pay out of pocket shipping cost :) Please PM with Paypal email address if interested.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: cncjerry on November 05, 2017, 08:34:06 pm
Franky, what would be nice is a black and/or red grabber with a thin lead on it, say 20cm long, that terminates in a banana jack.  This way you can plug them on the end of your primary leads.  I would take a black and red set at a minimum.

thanks
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on November 06, 2017, 04:05:55 am
Franky, what would be nice is a black and/or red grabber with a thin lead on it, say 20cm long, that terminates in a banana jack.  This way you can plug them on the end of your primary leads.  I would take a black and red set at a minimum.

thanks

Are you referring to something similar to these: https://www.ebay.com/itm/201358533333 (https://www.ebay.com/itm/201358533333)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: nowlan on November 06, 2017, 10:40:07 am
Are they 2mm or 4mm. Think 2mm is for multimeter probes, and 4mm is banana jacks.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on November 06, 2017, 01:25:00 pm
Are they 2mm or 4mm. Think 2mm is for multimeter probes, and 4mm is banana jacks.

They are 4mm female banana jacks, for connecting with standard 4mm banana plugs (shrouded or unshrouded).
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: neslekkim on November 06, 2017, 02:40:08 pm
Maybe he's looking for these, that you can put on the existing multimeter leads? https://www.ebay.com/itm/171085144334 (https://www.ebay.com/itm/171085144334)

Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: cncjerry on November 07, 2017, 03:42:06 am
Pull the probe off an Agilent probe lead and you have a safety shielded banana plug (male).  I would like a mini grabber to attach there so I can quickly hook it to an IC lead to measure voltage, constant hi/lo signals, etc.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on November 07, 2017, 05:17:10 am
Pull the probe off an Agilent probe lead and you have a safety shielded banana plug (male).  I would like a mini grabber to attach there so I can quickly hook it to an IC lead to measure voltage, constant hi/lo signals, etc.

I don't have one with the female banana jacks, but do have the following which plugs directly into any standard 2mm probe tips:

(http://i.imgur.com/9xyfNT6l.jpg) (https://imgur.com/9xyfNT6)

Each lead is about 25-30cm long (depending on how you measure), wires are 22AWG silicone ones, and the grabbers are gold plated.

These are not listed in my eBay store yet (one of a few new items that I'm planning to add soon). Price is $8.99 per pair shipped.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: nidlaX on November 07, 2017, 05:54:49 am
Nice! I've been wanting some grabbers for a while. Do you have any plans to sell ones with banana plugs?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: cncjerry on November 07, 2017, 06:17:22 am
Yes, a female banana jack on one end would be cleaner.  Do those press all the way onto the probe?  I would prefer to not have the probe open for shorting.

Thanks
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: kripton2035 on November 07, 2017, 07:07:30 am
like these grabbers. please tell us when they are availables in your ebay store.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on November 07, 2017, 08:27:06 am
Nice! I've been wanting some grabbers for a while. Do you have any plans to sell ones with banana plugs?

I didn't. But now I just found out my supplier has something like that so I might order some to see what they are like and potentially add to my store as well.


Yes, a female banana jack on one end would be cleaner.  Do those press all the way onto the probe?  I would prefer to not have the probe open for shorting.

Unfortunately I can't source anything like that with a female banana jack. The 2mm connectors do not press all the way onto the probe, you will always see some exposed metal depending how long your probe tips are. I guess one solution would be to put an extra heat shrink sleeve over the connector that overhangs a bit so it can cover the metal bit when plugged in.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: neslekkim on November 07, 2017, 01:12:22 pm
Pull the probe off an Agilent probe lead and you have a safety shielded banana plug (male).  I would like a mini grabber to attach there so I can quickly hook it to an IC lead to measure voltage, constant hi/lo signals, etc.

I don't have one with the female banana jacks, but do have the following which plugs directly into any standard 2mm probe tips:

(http://i.imgur.com/9xyfNT6l.jpg) (https://imgur.com/9xyfNT6)

Each lead is about 25-30cm long (depending on how you measure), wires are 22AWG silicone ones, and the grabbers are gold plated.

These are not listed in my eBay store yet (one of a few new items that I'm planning to add soon). Price is $8.99 per pair shipped.

I would also like a couple of these if they are made available.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: zucca on November 07, 2017, 01:20:17 pm
I would also like a couple of these if they are made available.

+1
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: rsjsouza on November 07, 2017, 04:27:11 pm
I just received one of Franky's surplus Electronic Loads. Check it out here (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/chat/what-did-you-buy-today-post-your-latest-purchase!/msg1343624/#msg1343624)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: steve30 on November 12, 2017, 12:27:21 pm
I bought one of the Chinese Fluke-Style multimeters from Franky. It arrived the other day  :-DMM.

The ganged push switches are actually quite nice :).
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: edisitaru on November 28, 2017, 07:11:39 pm
Hello!
I want CEM DT-9929 multimeter.
And a voltage reference.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: BU508A on January 06, 2018, 09:48:33 pm
Hello Franky,

you are selling these nice little pure copper alligator clips (28mm):  :-+
https://www.ebay.com/itm/171281675000 (https://www.ebay.com/itm/171281675000)

But there is only one pair left.  :(

Will you re-stock them?

Thanks,

Andreas
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on January 07, 2018, 02:20:09 am
Hello Franky,

you are selling these nice little pure copper alligator clips (28mm):  :-+
https://www.ebay.com/itm/171281675000 (https://www.ebay.com/itm/171281675000)

But there is only one pair left.  :(

Will you re-stock them?

Thanks,

Andreas

Yes, they are being restocked at the moment. You should see more of them some time next week.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: vidi on January 26, 2018, 01:46:11 am
Hi Franky,

I would like to ask you if is possible to source some straight test leads, same or near as Brymen quality.
( Recently I've tried UT-L16 but they sucks. Despite good looking, contact resistance is randomly changing in range 0.05R and 12K )

 
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: PedroDaGr8 on January 26, 2018, 06:38:45 am
Hi Franky,

I would like to ask you if is possible to source some straight test leads, same or near as Brymen quality.
( Recently I've tried UT-L16 but they sucks. Despite good looking, contact resistance is randomly changing in range 0.05R and 12K )

 

You mean like these?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Brymen-Silicone-Gold-Plated-Test-Leads-Probes-for-Multimeters-CAT-IV-1000V/171162377470?hash=item27da129cfe:g:uSQAAOxyTjNShpch (https://www.ebay.com/itm/Brymen-Silicone-Gold-Plated-Test-Leads-Probes-for-Multimeters-CAT-IV-1000V/171162377470?hash=item27da129cfe:g:uSQAAOxyTjNShpch)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: vidi on January 26, 2018, 07:05:15 am
Nope. I would like to have pair like these - http://www.uni-trend.com/productsdetail_1738_1090_1090.html (http://www.uni-trend.com/productsdetail_1738_1090_1090.html)
- the straight one, so you can plug them into bench multimeter  without blocking access to buttons or pointing downwards to bench - which happens when I use the Brymen one.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: mtdoc on January 26, 2018, 07:24:38 am
Nope. I would like to have pair like these - http://www.uni-trend.com/productsdetail_1738_1090_1090.html (http://www.uni-trend.com/productsdetail_1738_1090_1090.html)
- the straight one, so you can plug them into bench multimeter  without blocking access to buttons or pointing downwards to bench - which happens when I use the Brymen one.

If Franky can't get some, I highly recommend the ones from Probemaster (http://probemaster.com/8000-series-test-leads-only/)  Multiple options for strait plugs available. I especially like 8018s with retractable shrouds for bench mulitimeters.  Very high quality probes for a very good price.  Not sure how much shipping would cost you though (Free in the US).
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: kripton2035 on January 26, 2018, 11:52:04 am
++1 for the probemaster quality.
shipping to France was some 15 EUR.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Scottjd on January 29, 2018, 05:32:16 pm
++1 for the probemaster quality.
shipping to France was some 15 EUR.
+2 on the probematers, even been thinking of ordering a second set recently.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on January 29, 2018, 11:07:08 pm
Hi Franky,

I would like to ask you if is possible to source some straight test leads, same or near as Brymen quality.
( Recently I've tried UT-L16 but they sucks. Despite good looking, contact resistance is randomly changing in range 0.05R and 12K )

 

Don't think Brymen makes anything with a straight plug unfortunately. I would recommend the Probemasters myself as well although I don't sell them.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Inverted18650 on February 18, 2018, 08:30:10 pm
Franky,

I finally have some cash to stock up on probes, leads, and connectors. I hope you're enjoy the vacation and the Year of the Dog and I will be waiting for your return.

Happy New Year,

Inverted
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: wasyoungonce on April 13, 2018, 03:00:25 am
Just got an order from Frank's...Multimeter silicon wire and banana plugs.  Jeebus it arrived quickly, 6 days from order to arrive.  Now that's what I like. :-+

I did some research, suggestions were for 18AWG.  Anyway the wire...its absolutely great! Soooo soft!  But its too small a gauge for meter (IMHO), not to worry it won't go to waste. I get all confused in AWG and mm I wish the world would just convert to metric :palm: 

I'll just order some more, probably 16 & 14 AWG.   I need some PSU leads as well.  Thumbs up to Franky. :-+

edit:
14AWG ordered!
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on April 13, 2018, 09:04:13 am
Just got an order from Frank's...Multimeter silicon wire and banana plugs.  Jeebus it arrived quickly, 6 days from order to arrive.  Now that's what I like. :-+

I did some research, suggestions were for 18AWG.  Anyway the wire...its absolutely great! Soooo soft!  But its too small a gauge for meter (IMHO), not to worry it won't go to waste. I get all confused in AWG and mm I wish the world would just convert to metric :palm: 

I'll just order some more, probably 16 & 14 AWG.   I need some PSU leads as well.  Thumbs up to Franky. :-+

edit:
14AWG ordered!

Thanks for the kind words. I can't take credit for the order processing now as my brother-in-law is the one who's taking care of that these days (as per this post: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/chat/starting-a-new-chapter/msg1302891/#msg1302891 (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/chat/starting-a-new-chapter/msg1302891/#msg1302891)). I'm more the customer service guy now :) I'm glad you're happy with your order in any case. Thanks!
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: nanofrog on April 13, 2018, 10:24:02 am
Franky, I'm glad it's working out well for you and your BIL.  :-+ And happy customers of course.  ;)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: PTR_1275 on July 18, 2018, 04:11:59 pm
Hi Franky,

I know you have a few variants of banana sockets, but I’m chasing some double banana sockets. Is this something you are able to get?

There’s lots of them on eBay, but I’d rather get something from you because I know the quality of your leads and other pieces have been great.

I have a few patch panels I need to make up and use the Pomona 2BA and 2BC cables a lot, so having a double socket with the 3/4” spacing would be a lot neater than me making it with single connectors.

I’m not after 1 or 2, depending on price I’d be up for 20 or so, if you can get something that would be great.

Cheers
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: DG41WV on August 29, 2018, 01:03:27 am
Empty store ?
(https://i.imgur.com/9J9tUSi.png)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: MacMeter on August 29, 2018, 01:22:58 am
Opened fine from bottom link in post #700. Lots of product photos.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: Brumby on August 29, 2018, 01:55:29 am
No problems for me either.  93 items listed.
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: neslekkim on August 29, 2018, 07:23:24 am
79 items for me.
It might be an regional issue, items that aren't available to all locations?
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on August 30, 2018, 04:06:40 am
Sorry about the confusion. I myself have never understood how eBay decides to sometimes show some items to some people, but not all the time to everyone...
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: DG41WV on September 01, 2018, 02:24:56 pm
I found some links to items and checked it out and it seems that your store doesn't ship to Sri Lanka. 
(https://i.imgur.com/Ki0GbTf.png)
Title: Re: Franky's sales thread
Post by: iloveelectronics on September 04, 2018, 11:11:57 am
I found some links to items and checked it out and it seems that your store doesn't ship to Sri Lanka. 

Unfortunately that is correct. I've had rather bad experiences shipping to a few countries, and Sri Lanka is unfortunately one of those countries where package loss seems to happen way too often which led to refunds on top of lost inventory, so I decided to stop taking orders from these countries. Sorry.