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Offline ErikTheNorwegian

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Incoming stuff: Fluke 510 AC Reference standard
« on: April 29, 2012, 11:27:56 am »
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Re: Incoming stuff: Fluke 510 AC Reference standard
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2012, 11:32:09 am »
Why is everything you post called "incoming stuff"?
Nice piece of equipment you got there, looks real old school ;D
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Re: Incoming stuff: Fluke 510 AC Reference standard
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2012, 11:40:35 am »
Looks like it was used by an aircraft carrier servicing unit to generate reference supplies for avionics.
 

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Re: Incoming stuff: Fluke 510 AC Reference standard
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2012, 11:54:57 am »
It would have been buried inside a shoreside maintenance yard, inside a big rack along with a minicomputer that handled the testing. All it had to do was provide the output power for the system, and most likely the computer was never turned off during it's lifetime except for calibration and maintenance.
 

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Re: Incoming stuff: Fluke 510 AC Reference standard
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2012, 12:24:24 pm »
A lot more stable than the supply I used, that was 20 tons of rotating motor generator. Voltage regulation was pretty good, and frequency was within 0.5% of nominal, but subject to minor disturbance with step loads of more than 2kW. The ATE had it's own 3 phase 115V precision power supply, and a simple 26VAC transformer to generate the required 26VAC 400Hz reference supply.

There was a discovery that the "Box, electrical protection" in the power bay to the aircraft did not disconnect if you applied, instead of the required 115VAC 400Hz 3 phase delta, 380VAC 50Hz. A mistake made by using the same socket orientation for both supplies, and only having a label next to the 2 otherwise identical sockets on the wall. New apprentice was instructed to "plug it into the socket" with a vague wave at the wall concerned. they then went to lunch leaving the systems to warm up ( needs 10 minutes or so for onboard comps to finish self tests) while connected to the ground cooling unit ( diesel powered, so did not use a power connector, as that is why the sockets were there for the few non motorised units) did its job. Was not me, just an instruction came around to ensure the sockets and cables could not be cross connected in this case.
 

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Re: Incoming stuff: Fluke 510 AC Reference standard
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2012, 01:15:05 pm »
looks very good at first sight...

I also like your Pulse/Function Generator  ;D

 

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Re: Incoming stuff: Fluke 510 AC Reference standard
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2012, 12:52:25 pm »
looks very good at first sight...I also like your Pulse/Function Generator  ;D 

Yeah.. i`m sentimental about good products..  :)  it works like a charm.. but also have Thurlby Thandar instruments TG215 function generator.. and a Gold Line with impedance meter.


The 510 has history on the forum,

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/general-chat/fluke-voltage-standard/

There's also another HP 8111 A on the forum :)
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/product-reviews-photos-and-discussion/(pictures)-hp-8111a-pulsefunction-generator-20mhz/
 

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Re: Incoming stuff: Fluke 510 AC Reference standard
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2012, 09:11:18 pm »
Wow, near mint condition, and very nice devices to have.  Older standards/references are better to have as they are well aged and stable.  So treated right, it should hold it cal far longer than the recommended period in metrology. 
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