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Special Offer to EEVblog Forum Members
« on: October 16, 2017, 11:33:19 am »
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Dear All,

I know that there are EEVblog forum members all over the world, certainly many from outside of the UK where we are based.

I acknowledge too that as our products are made in the UK then they're not cheap to start with. Airmail costs for our gear also adds a lot to the price of our products.

So just now, I've setup a discount code for EEVblog forum members to use on our website. It works for all orders over £30 and provides a 20% discount on all the products in your shopping cart.

Please note that this is a very limited time offer (stock dependent) and can end without notice.

Use code: EEVBLOG20

Best regards,

Jez Siddons

EDIT: List of main products:
Main product page: http://www.peakelec.co.uk/content/products.html
ZEN50 - Zener Diode Analyser - Test Zeners, LED strings, TVSs, VDRs and more at up to 50V (http://www.peakelec.co.uk/acatalog/jz_instruments.html)
DCA55 - Semiconductor Component Analyser - Identify many types of discrete Semi (http://www.peakelec.co.uk/acatalog/dca55-peak-atlas-dca-semiconductor-component-analyser.html)
DCA75 - Advanced Semiconductor Analyser - Identify and Curve Trace Semis (http://www.peakelec.co.uk/acatalog/dca75-dca-pro.html)
LCR40 - Passive Component Analyser - Simple automatic LCR meter (http://www.peakelec.co.uk/acatalog/jz_lcr40.html)
LCR45 - Passive Component Impedance Meter - More advanced LCR meter (http://www.peakelec.co.uk/acatalog/lcr45.html)
SCR100 - Triac and Thyristor Analyser - Identify and Measure SCRs and Triacs (http://www.peakelec.co.uk/acatalog/jz_scr100.html)
ESR70 - Capacitance and ESR Meter - Measure ESR in-circuit, includes graceful discharge (http://www.peakelec.co.uk/acatalog/jz_esr70.html)
ATPK2 - DCA55 and LCR40 bundle in carry case (http://www.peakelec.co.uk/acatalog/jz_special_offers.html)
ATPK3 - DCA75 and LCR45 bundle in carry case (http://www.peakelec.co.uk/acatalog/jz_special_offers.html)
PCA23 - SOT23 Component Adapter (http://www.peakelec.co.uk/acatalog/pca23-sot23-test-adapter.html)

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Re: Special Offer to EEVblog Forum Members
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2017, 11:51:12 am »
It would help to add a short list with the type of products you sell. I for one have never heard of your company.
There are small lies, big lies and then there is what is on the screen of your oscilloscope.
 
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Re: Special Offer to EEVblog Forum Members
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2017, 12:19:57 pm »
 
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Re: Special Offer to EEVblog Forum Members
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2017, 12:49:47 pm »
Good point, thanks  :)
 

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Re: Special Offer to EEVblog Forum Members
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2017, 01:20:49 pm »
They are cool little toys. Fantastic for beginners, hobby level or general EE fixing business.
Oh well I will buy some. TEA.
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Re: Special Offer to EEVblog Forum Members
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2017, 02:32:55 pm »
Very nice small tools, they have been discussed in some threads here before:

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/other-blog-specific/new-video-peak-electronics-dca75-pro-semiconductor-analyser/

also a couple of good review videos on them:







 

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Re: Special Offer to EEVblog Forum Members
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2017, 03:22:23 pm »
Not sure if I should ask here, apologizes for that.

I'd love to buy your ESR meter, but there a few things I miss.

1) why they don't let choose arbitrary frequency and/or do sweep? Like, ESR70 supports only "industry standard 100kHz". But LCR45 doesn't even support 100kHz, but supports 200kHz....
2) Looks like none of them can show losses or dissipation factor directly (I don't see these on photos).
3) Having cap discharge on LCR45 would be great...
4) PC connection.

Is it possible to add these features? I can be your beta-tester  :D
 

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Re: Special Offer to EEVblog Forum Members
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2017, 04:43:08 pm »
You are absolutely right to ask here and thank you for your comments.

I'll discuss these with my colleagues.

In the meantime, my immediate thoughts are as follows:

The ESR70 is primarily aimed at the testing of electrolytics where ESR is usually the important factor. For that reason, the ESR70 is designed to cope with charged caps and the protection mechanisms for providing that protection don't influence the measurements of, usually, large value capacitances. The LCR40/45 however are designed to measure down to much lower values (<1pF) and the influence of protection electronics that could cope with big charged capacitors can be quite significant. Even my £1500 Hameg HM8118 bridge has a warning about not connecting to charged capacitors.

Going back to the ESR70. The test frequency of 100kHz is actually not that important because ESR itself is not very frequency dependent. The ESR70 effectively isolates the ESR "bit" of the capacitor's characteristic by measuring the voltage change that occurs in sync with the 100kHz toggling constant current generator. That means that other capacitor characteristics such as leakage and dielectric absorption won't influence the ESR reading. This is not the case when measuring the complex impedance of the capacitor, all manner of characteristics can then influence the "real" part of the complex impedance and it's not just the ESR.

Anyway, I probably digressed a little there. I take on board your feedback and we'll look into future enhancements. A swept arbitrary frequency and PC connection on the LCR would be lovely...

Regards,
Jez
 
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Re: Special Offer to EEVblog Forum Members
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2017, 11:45:48 pm »
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Dear All,

I know that there are EEVblog forum members all over the world, certainly many from outside of the UK where we are based.

I acknowledge too that as our products are made in the UK then they're not cheap to start with. Airmail costs for our gear also adds a lot to the price of our products.

So just now, I've setup a discount code for EEVblog forum members to use on our website. It works for all orders over £30 and provides a 20% discount on all the products in your shopping cart.

Please note that this is a very limited time offer (stock dependent) and can end without notice.

Use code: EEVBLOG20

Best regards,

Jez Siddons

EDIT: List of main products:
Main product page: http://www.peakelec.co.uk/content/products.html
ZEN50 - Zener Diode Analyser - Test Zeners, LED strings, TVSs, VDRs and more at up to 50V (http://www.peakelec.co.uk/acatalog/jz_instruments.html)
DCA55 - Semiconductor Component Analyser - Identify many types of discrete Semi (http://www.peakelec.co.uk/acatalog/dca55-peak-atlas-dca-semiconductor-component-analyser.html)
DCA75 - Advanced Semiconductor Analyser - Identify and Curve Trace Semis (http://www.peakelec.co.uk/acatalog/dca75-dca-pro.html)
LCR40 - Passive Component Analyser - Simple automatic LCR meter (http://www.peakelec.co.uk/acatalog/jz_lcr40.html)
LCR45 - Passive Component Impedance Meter - More advanced LCR meter (http://www.peakelec.co.uk/acatalog/lcr45.html)
SCR100 - Triac and Thyristor Analyser - Identify and Measure SCRs and Triacs (http://www.peakelec.co.uk/acatalog/jz_scr100.html)
ESR70 - Capacitance and ESR Meter - Measure ESR in-circuit, includes graceful discharge (http://www.peakelec.co.uk/acatalog/jz_esr70.html)
ATPK2 - DCA55 and LCR40 bundle in carry case (http://www.peakelec.co.uk/acatalog/jz_special_offers.html)
ATPK3 - DCA75 and LCR45 bundle in carry case (http://www.peakelec.co.uk/acatalog/jz_special_offers.html)
PCA23 - SOT23 Component Adapter (http://www.peakelec.co.uk/acatalog/pca23-sot23-test-adapter.html)

  • All designed and made in the UK.
  • 24 month warranty.
  • Battery included.
  • Full printed user guide included.


Thanks for the EEVblog discount, Just ordered a ESR70, Probes and a Case.

Nice to buy something "Made In England"   :)
 
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Re: Special Offer to EEVblog Forum Members
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2017, 06:32:04 pm »
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Thanks for the EEVblog discount, Just ordered a ESR70, Probes and a Case.

Nice to buy something "Made In England"   :)

Disappointed! No delivery today.  :(

Ordered before 2pm for next day first class delivery.

Tracking info should be on all parcels now days.

Lets hope it's here tomorrow.
 

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Re: Special Offer to EEVblog Forum Members
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2017, 07:31:24 pm »
Bookmarked. The DCA75 looks interesting to me, but my hobby budget for this month has vapourized.  :(
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Re: Special Offer to EEVblog Forum Members
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2017, 07:39:48 pm »
Small endorsement for Peak Atlas products.

A buddy has had a few models for years.
Member Defpom has some too.

I don't own any yet...........

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Re: Special Offer to EEVblog Forum Members
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2017, 06:35:31 am »
FWIW, I checked all the US distributor pricing on a DCA75, and even after adding shipping, it's still less expensive to buy directly from Peak Atlas using the discount.  :-+ And it's more convenient than using a breakout curve tracing board with an oscilloscope.

So now I just have to make up my feeble mind.  :o  :-DD

And if I didn't already have an LCR meter (DER DE-5000), I'd be looking really hard at the ESR70+ too.
 

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Re: Special Offer to EEVblog Forum Members
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2017, 08:25:34 am »
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Thanks for the EEVblog discount, Just ordered a ESR70, Probes and a Case.

Nice to buy something "Made In England"   :)

Disappointed! No delivery today.  :(

Ordered before 2pm for next day first class delivery.

Tracking info should be on all parcels now days.

Lets hope it's here tomorrow.

Arrived today, postmark says 17th so we can blame "Royal" Mail.

Thanks Peak, good service  :-+ (although a proper courier with tracking would be better).
 

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Re: Special Offer to EEVblog Forum Members
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2017, 05:12:26 pm »
I have the LCR45, ESR70, SCA75, SCR100 and ZEN50 (+ the Network Cable Analys(z)er) and the cases.   Wish I knew about the discount before!

Still I use each of them quite often, especially the ESR70.

Perhaps its time to get a pack of the (quite expensive) Identifed Terminators for the Network tool.
 

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Re: Special Offer to EEVblog Forum Members
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2017, 06:30:39 pm »
Very good products,  and good politic to propose repair at a correct price.
My old and broken esr60 is now a perfect functioning esr70 thanks to this service.

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« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2017, 08:33:26 pm »
Would be nice if we could upgrade these devices our self in the event of new firmware though, I guess most are PIC based, and many of us already have tools for that.
If there have been updates that is.
 

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Re: Special Offer to EEVblog Forum Members
« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2017, 05:25:35 pm »
You can certainly upgrade the DCA75 firmware yourself (with a PC).
 

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« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2017, 09:03:31 pm »
You can certainly upgrade the DCA75 firmware yourself (with a PC).

I know, I have it, but it's only that one.
But not the Zen50 for instance, mine have R1.2, and the latest is 1.4, and you need to send it in... Maybe due to the recalibration though?
 

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« Reply #19 on: October 25, 2017, 09:18:11 pm »
Is there any plans for a beefed up DCA75? It looks really useful but the range of voltage and currents seem limited for some tests.
 

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« Reply #20 on: October 27, 2017, 06:31:04 am »
Jeremy,
For the ESR 70:
What is the difference between Firmware 4.7 and 4.9? It would be nice to have a page with the firmware changes.
For the DCA 75
Back in April I requested if it was possible to make changes in the firmware to measure JFETs with very low IDSS. As it stands now, it doesn't recognize the JFETs. I tried to do it manually as you suggested but it didn't work. Are you working on a solution?
Thank you  :)
 
 

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Re: Special Offer to EEVblog Forum Members
« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2017, 06:12:12 pm »
Peak are a well known producer of some very neat compact test equipments in the UK. The have been around for many years and I am pleased to see a UK based company providing such equipment. It is not an easy market in which to sell, thanks to cheap Chinese test equipment.

I own the DCA55,DCA75 and ESR70. All three are excellent value for money and perform very well. Another important factor when buying equipment from Peak is their after sales support. I offer the following example of what you can expect ......

I purchased a used DCA55 that was faulty. The fault was likely due to user abuse. I advised Peak of the history of the unit and requested any information that they could share on the meaning of a displayed fault code. I was hoping to narrow down what part of the unit was failing the self test or at least identifying that the unit was scrap due to a fried PIC chip.

I received support responses from both Peak Customer Support and Jez himself.

The error code was common to several possible failures but Peak provided me with a repair note made available to those owners wishing to attempt their own repairs. I was also offered repair at very reasonable cost by Peak. Jez indicated that if the PIC was fried, I could contact him to obtain a replacement.

I checked the contents of the DIY repair guidance written by Peak and it was clear that abuse of the input could destroy the input protection TVS diodes and some common IC's. It was advised to fit new SMD TVS diodes and replace the IC's in a stated order. I replaced the diodes and the first IC. The unit was returned to full functionality at this point. I went ahead and replaced the other IC's as well as they may have suffered stress during the abuse event. Thankfully the PIC chip is fine and does not need to be replaced. The DCA55 is providing excellent back-up service to my DCA75.

In a previous conversation on this forum with Jez, it was highlighted that the cases that Peak use are novel, but they sit flat on the bench when a tilted attitude would be better for ease of reading the display. Jez took this constructive criticism and designed a really neat desk stand that could be 3D printed. The stand is a lovely solid design and not just a 'prop' or 'bale' type. Jez released the 3D build file to all for free as a service to his customers. I believe the stand is available on the Peak web site fro free download. I asked Jez if I could purchase a stand from him as I did not have a working 3D printer at the time. This gentleman sent me a stand free of charge ! Please do not inundate him asking for freebies, he was just being very kind and generous to me.

So in precis, Peak stand by their product and offer excellent customer support even when you tell them you purchased a unit known to be faulty ! I get the strong feeling that Jez and his team like to be helpful where possible and will help those users of their excellent equipment to maintain it. I cannot imagine a Chinese manufacturer of similar equipment being so helpful somehow.

I also own some other brands of ESR meter and component tester. I was please to be able to buy British though and support a 'local' company that produces some innovative products. Jez is a very clever designer and I fully endorse both his products and his excellent positive attitude to customer support.

I will see what other kit Peak have that I can add to my test bench  :)

Fraser
 

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Re: Special Offer to EEVblog Forum Members
« Reply #22 on: October 27, 2017, 06:23:49 pm »
This thread is worth a read. It is where Jez enters the discussion on his products and provides the design for the bench stand. I include the 3D printing file here as well.

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/buysellwanted/peak-dca75-for-$59-really/

Fraser
« Last Edit: October 27, 2017, 06:29:27 pm by Fraser »
 

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Re: Special Offer to EEVblog Forum Members
« Reply #23 on: October 27, 2017, 07:07:47 pm »
I have an ESR70 which justified it's purchase the very first time I used it.  I also have a DCA which I find useful.  Great products, I need to get the hard case for mine.
 

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Re: Special Offer to EEVblog Forum Members
« Reply #24 on: November 07, 2017, 07:12:39 pm »
Please note that this is a very limited time offer (stock dependent) and can end without notice.
I just stumbled over this thread today, and feared I was late to the party (wouldn't be the first time that had happened). Luckily, the code still works. One DCA75 ordered.
I have been looking at it a couple of times earlier, but succesfully resisted the temptation. But this offer I couldn't refuse  ;D
 


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