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Offline tooki

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Re: Stock Electronic Image FAILS
« Reply #550 on: September 16, 2019, 03:23:29 am »
Maybe that's not a function dial, but rather it's the world's first wind-up clockwork multimeter. :D

Worlds first?



https://www.sterling-power-usa.com/SterlingPowerWindupmultimeter.aspx
As an aside, that meter does do one thing that I'm surprised isn't common (no pun intended): different color jacks for the A and mA jacks. (Unfortunately, they didn't do the obvious thing of matching the jack color to the knob position label: they use yellow for all the current ranges, instead of yellow for A and green for µA and mA!)

I mean, I understand the logic of matching the jack color to the lead color as essentially all meters do, but there would be some logic in using additional colors.
 

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Re: Stock Electronic Image FAILS
« Reply #551 on: September 16, 2019, 04:04:27 am »
This just made me realize... I don't think anyone makes a solar powered multimeter (with fake solar cell of course). I think someone should start a kickstarter.  >:D
 

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Re: Stock Electronic Image FAILS
« Reply #552 on: September 16, 2019, 04:29:56 am »
What if apocalypse will last more than 5 years Edy?...  ::)

Then you won't have a voltage to measure in the first place.
Not a concern! When apocalypse comes having a multimeter will be the least of your worries.  >:D
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Re: Stock Electronic Image FAILS
« Reply #553 on: September 16, 2019, 04:41:16 am »
I never go on the job without my no name dial-o-luck multimeter.
Photoshopped or not, that multimeter is famous, it appears in many stock photos as if one studio bought it.
 

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Re: Stock Electronic Image FAILS
« Reply #554 on: September 16, 2019, 05:06:43 am »
I never go on the job without my no name dial-o-luck multimeter.
Photoshopped or not, that multimeter is famous, it appears in many stock photos as if one studio bought it.

Is that an orange COM jack?  :o
 

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Re: Stock Electronic Image FAILS
« Reply #555 on: September 16, 2019, 06:15:38 am »
And speaking of photoshopped multimeters...



I guess the reading should be OL. EDIT: Or 0.00 A, considering that the range switch is in the A position.
« Last Edit: September 16, 2019, 06:34:19 pm by bsfeechannel »
 
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Offline McBryce

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Re: Stock Electronic Image FAILS
« Reply #556 on: September 16, 2019, 07:07:41 am »
Maybe that's not a function dial, but rather it's the world's first wind-up clockwork multimeter. :D

Technically not a multimeter, but not exactly new either...

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Re: Stock Electronic Image FAILS
« Reply #557 on: September 16, 2019, 04:25:08 pm »
What if apocalypse will last more than 5 years Edy?...  ::)

Then you won't have a voltage to measure in the first place.
Not a concern! When apocalypse comes having a multimeter will be the least of your worries.  >:D

Right, when the apocalypse comes you will want something that shoots LEAD rather than measuring LED. You might also be hacking everything in site, so a multimeter would come in handy, but then again so would an energy source. Unless, of course, you are running purely on petrol like Mad Max with no generators.  :-DD
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Re: Stock Electronic Image FAILS
« Reply #559 on: October 25, 2019, 06:34:22 pm »
I just Googled "child electronic repair"
You mean "Little girl burns daddy's computer"? ;)


What next, "animal electronic repair"???  :-DD
it's depends on your definition of term "animal".
 

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Re: Stock Electronic Image FAILS
« Reply #560 on: November 02, 2019, 02:40:26 pm »
Seen on Facebook:
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Re: Stock Electronic Image FAILS
« Reply #561 on: November 02, 2019, 05:56:34 pm »
Seen on Facebook:
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That picture is actually legitimate.  The meter works by inducing a 1667Hz current into a ground loop with a transmit coil and sensing the current level with a receive coil from which it can calculate the loop resistance.  It has some limitations; in particular it won't work with an isolated ground. The ground loop obviously must be low inductance but that will usually be the case for grounding circuits.
 
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Re: Stock Electronic Image FAILS
« Reply #562 on: April 09, 2020, 11:04:22 pm »
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Re: Stock Electronic Image FAILS
« Reply #563 on: April 10, 2020, 01:33:18 am »
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That reminds  me of  when, many years ago, the Japanese component manufacturer, Sato, produced a line of spring terminals which came already mounted on a plastic base -----a very convenient idea.

The base was meant to have SATO moulded into it, but the mould designer somehow had a "brain fart", & it read "OTAS".
They still sold them like that---probably the Boss said "They're only for Geeks, who cares?".

Of course, they could have changed the whole company to suit the mistake & renamed it Otas! ;D

A hardware shop near here did something like that.
It was originally called "DEAN's Hardware", but somewhere along the line, the "D" fell off the sign, & people started jokingly calling it "Ean's".
Given lemons, the management made lemonade, renamed the business "Ean's", & even had a cartoon character called "Ean" in their ads.
 

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Re: Stock Electronic Image FAILS
« Reply #564 on: June 01, 2020, 05:47:35 pm »


Just spotted this wonderful one on eBay...

 
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Re: Stock Electronic Image FAILS
« Reply #565 on: June 02, 2020, 02:25:12 pm »
All depends on the force applied.

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