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Offline ElectroElvis

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Re: silly money
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2012, 07:28:06 pm »
It says that listing has been removed:D

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« Last Edit: January 21, 2012, 07:49:52 pm by siliconmix »
 

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Re: silly money
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2012, 08:45:17 pm »



sorry
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/0-36-Digital-Panel-Meter-DC-Voltage-Volt-meter-0-33V-Blue-LED-DC-0V-33V-/170719972268?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27bfb40bac#ht_5817wt_874

the price is too cheap.anyone tried these ?

Too cheap? For a moment I thought you were suggesting it was too expensive!

I don't see that it's too cheap. The parts certainly don't add up to the price on the listing...and even then it leaves room for profit.
 

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Re: silly money
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2012, 09:07:00 pm »
I bought one from that seller for just over half that price, it didn't work
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Re: silly money
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2012, 09:58:42 pm »
thats what i was thinking too cheap must be garbage
 

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Re: silly money
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2012, 10:04:09 pm »
I'm sure it works to some degree, or else they couldn't really sell it. It looke like a pretty simple circuit, low parts count, no reason for it not to work, or be too cheap.
 

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Re: silly money
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2012, 01:03:42 am »
Generic microcontoller with A-D converter, set of as a voltmeter.  No particular reason for it to be expensive...
Though I doubt that it really achieves 0.02% accuracy, since I've never seen a micro with that accurate of an internal reference, and I don't see a big fancy external reference.  It's more likely that that means it has a 12bit A-D converter, and 1/4096 is about 0.02%, if you round...
 

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Re: silly money
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2012, 10:23:39 am »
Looks like the Adafruit one, but with an extra digit.
 

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Re: silly money
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2012, 10:45:01 am »
Looks like the Adafruit one, but with an extra digit.

I've bought several of those. The assembly's quality is highly variable. Works for my projects, but I would not want to use them in a product.
They are decent after resoldering and calibration.

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