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« Reply #5100 on: December 18, 2017, 05:29:40 am »
Arrived today. Power Designs Model 5005R. 20VDC up to 500mA. A quick test was very promising for eBay score, for just $23 shipped.

I'd say that was a ridiculously good deal.
 
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« Reply #5101 on: December 18, 2017, 01:09:36 pm »
Yes, a very good deal, indeed. Fortunately for Inverted18650, the shipping for me made it not-a-good-deal. ;D
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« Reply #5102 on: December 19, 2017, 01:18:07 am »
Scored an old school Eastern European P4085 resistor standard (1 GOhm, 10 GOhm, 100 GOhm and 1000 GOhm) on ebay. Actually, it's a resistor "imitator", as from 10 GOhm onwards the measurement reading on the meter is generated through a voltage divider. Given that it was built in 1982 it still seems to be pretty accurate.
Looks really nice!
How much was this resistor divider?
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« Reply #5103 on: December 19, 2017, 04:42:25 am »
Scored an old school Eastern European P4085 resistor standard (1 GOhm, 10 GOhm, 100 GOhm and 1000 GOhm) on ebay. Actually, it's a resistor "imitator", as from 10 GOhm onwards the measurement reading on the meter is generated through a voltage divider. Given that it was built in 1982 it still seems to be pretty accurate.
Looks really nice!
How much was this resistor divider?

It was about 1000 EUR
 

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« Reply #5104 on: December 19, 2017, 07:55:18 am »
Beautiful resistor!
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« Reply #5105 on: December 19, 2017, 08:02:21 am »
Today I received this Fluke 25, complete with its hard carry case, manual and leads, hopefully I'll be able to get a case from a Fluke 27 an swap cases over to bring the extra 2 functions into play as well. Never really quite appreciated just how large this meter is in reality, I thought my Bside was big but this dwarfs it apart from the display.  :-+
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« Reply #5106 on: December 19, 2017, 01:27:18 pm »
Received my China built Wiha driver set today.
It came in the sexiest container I've now got in my tool collection, that slide over cover is all metal with a lovely soft, satin finish which will complement any hands-on environment. (had to do the marketing description)
Certainly looks the part, could probably sit on one of those executive-management-engineer types desk and not look out of place.
I'll see how it performs in the coming weeks.

All the bits are held in the case magnetically also held in the handle that way too.
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« Reply #5107 on: December 19, 2017, 05:49:24 pm »
That is one sexy driver kit. Got some less common bits too. Great find!
 

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« Reply #5108 on: December 19, 2017, 06:03:00 pm »
I see that there is this handy "U" bit there in that case. :) I had to file down a flat screwdriver to make my own at one point. Unless I remember it wrong, I think recall using that "U" tip to unscrew my water boiler which used to have this annoying sound emitter inside that made a loud annoying beep every time the water boiler was started, and when it turned itself off. So, following a guide on youtube, I very carefully yanked out this sound emitter from the printed circuit board. I had ofc at that point concluded to myself, if only naively, that doing this would not lead to a safety issue re. the electronics itself.
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« Reply #5109 on: December 19, 2017, 07:09:06 pm »
Today I received this Fluke 25, complete with its hard carry case, manual and leads, hopefully I'll be able to get a case from a Fluke 27 an swap cases over to bring the extra 2 functions into play as well. Never really quite appreciated just how large this meter is in reality, I thought my Bside was big but this dwarfs it apart from the display.  :-+

They are quite brick like, aren't they?  You've gotta love a bludgeoning tool that can also measure resistance, current and voltage!

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« Reply #5110 on: December 19, 2017, 07:19:38 pm »
Finally got my Aneng 8008 today ... my goodness that thing is tiny!!!

But I'm super happy with it, I plugged in a spare set of Brymen 235 leads I bought especially for it (gold plated tips make all the difference imo) and boy does it latch fast! makes it superb for doing continuity testing and for mucking about in my study - It allows me to leave my larger Brymen and Victor DMM's in the workshop.  8)
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« Reply #5111 on: December 19, 2017, 07:37:05 pm »
Bought some components again, am,,,, need to be careful not to make them as collections :)



 

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« Reply #5112 on: December 19, 2017, 07:43:20 pm »
A very boring purchase of the pressure sensor around the Diesel Particulate Filter. I hope that this will fix the problem - DPFs are crazy money!
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« Reply #5113 on: December 19, 2017, 09:23:39 pm »
FWIW, those I needed for a couple VW's were typically more expensive than the average IME (couple of late 80's models).

Out of curiosity, what did the sensor cost if you don't mind?

BTW, if you're not aware, you may only need to clean the DPF if that's the actual source of the problem. Far less expensive than replacement.  :-+

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« Reply #5114 on: December 19, 2017, 09:40:15 pm »
Thanks re the TDI forum link, the DPF pressure sensor cost AUS $100 - fitting another ~$100 - you have to take the air box out to get to it.
I have had a 'flush', several 'regenerations' so far. A good look over other parts of the car - intake system etc.
The OBD gives a pressure fault, the original manufacturers DPF (Merc) part is about $3,000.
I travel quite a bit to the country - most weeks I will do about 200-300km at ~100km/hr so its not the usual driving style problem. To be fair the car has done ~160,000km in 6 yrs - so to be honest it is probably just 'buggered'. There is a local AUS guy who makes some equivalent DPFs - I haven't heard back from them if they do my model. :blah:
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« Reply #5115 on: December 19, 2017, 09:50:15 pm »
I was in need for a "universal" programmer, so I just bought a TL866A.

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« Reply #5116 on: December 19, 2017, 10:33:16 pm »
Today I received this Fluke 25, complete with its hard carry case, manual and leads, hopefully I'll be able to get a case from a Fluke 27 an swap cases over to bring the extra 2 functions into play as well. Never really quite appreciated just how large this meter is in reality, I thought my Bside was big but this dwarfs it apart from the display.  :-+

They are quite brick like, aren't they?  You've gotta love a bludgeoning tool that can also measure resistance, current and voltage!

-Pat
Yes, brick like is a good way to describe it. I love the sheer build quality of this meter, it is my first Fluke hand held meter and I doubt it will be my last if this is a typical example of the brand. My Bside meter is also very rugged and feels like a brick but it is no match for sheer weight and toughness of the Fluke.

I'll be passing over to my son so he can do the white infill on the "O" on the handle for me as he did on the Bside to aid the correct selection of the function to try and prevent shoving 200V into the Ohms section directly opposite on the rotary switch.
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« Reply #5117 on: December 20, 2017, 02:08:43 am »
Today I received this Fluke 25, complete with its hard carry case, manual and leads, hopefully I'll be able to get a case from a Fluke 27 an swap cases over to bring the extra 2 functions into play as well. Never really quite appreciated just how large this meter is in reality, I thought my Bside was big but this dwarfs it apart from the display.  :-+

They are quite brick like, aren't they?  You've gotta love a bludgeoning tool that can also measure resistance, current and voltage!

-Pat

I have a Fluke 27 F/M.  Besides  bludgeoning tool, it is great for bicep curls.

Finally got my Aneng 8008 today ... my goodness that thing is tiny!!!

But I'm super happy with it, I plugged in a spare set of Brymen 235 leads I bought especially for it (gold plated tips make all the difference imo) and boy does it latch fast! makes it superb for doing continuity testing and for mucking about in my study - It allows me to leave my larger Brymen and Victor DMM's in the workshop.  8)

I did the same thing and I like it enough that I got an 8009 on Black Friday for $19.99 s a spare for work.  Waiting for it to show up.  Just need another set or 2 of the Brymen leads that Frankie sells.
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« Reply #5118 on: December 20, 2017, 03:30:09 am »
Yes, brick like is a good way to describe it. I love the sheer build quality of this meter, it is my first Fluke hand held meter and I doubt it will be my last if this is a typical example of the brand. My Bside meter is also very rugged and feels like a brick but it is no match for sheer weight and toughness of the Fluke.

I get a kick out of how, naked, it makes the 77II in its soft holster look almost svelte:


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« Reply #5119 on: December 20, 2017, 03:53:25 am »
I never knew that the 27/FM was produced in the same form factor as the 25/27. The only ones I have seen have been yellow and I'm pretty sure they also had the bumper around them as well. What actually id the difference between the 27 and the 27/FM?
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« Reply #5120 on: December 20, 2017, 04:27:25 am »
I never knew that the 27/FM was produced in the same form factor as the 25/27. The only ones I have seen have been yellow and I'm pretty sure they also had the bumper around them as well. What actually id the difference between the 27 and the 27/FM?

I think the difference is the FM is a true RMS meter.  If I am wrong, please correct me.
EDIT:  The grey cased FM meters are true RMS, the yellow cased aren't. 
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« Reply #5121 on: December 20, 2017, 04:29:17 am »
My understanding (which could be mistaken) is that the grey cased 27/FM measures true RMS AC.  I think the yellow one is not true RMS.

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« Reply #5122 on: December 20, 2017, 04:40:09 am »
Well that made me check on the Fluke site, and it does indeed show the 27/FM is the same as the 25/27 but in Yellow and there is no mention of True RMS anywhere that I could see on the specification or in the write up speel. In fact the spec as far as I could see is the same as the 25/27 but with the addition of the Min/Max and REL button.
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« Reply #5123 on: December 20, 2017, 05:11:42 am »
Thanks re the TDI forum link, the DPF pressure sensor cost AUS $100 - fitting another ~$100 - you have to take the air box out to get to it.
I have had a 'flush', several 'regenerations' so far. A good look over other parts of the car - intake system etc.
The OBD gives a pressure fault, the original manufacturers DPF (Merc) part is about $3,000.
I travel quite a bit to the country - most weeks I will do about 200-300km at ~100km/hr so its not the usual driving style problem. To be fair the car has done ~160,000km in 6 yrs - so to be honest it is probably just 'buggered'. There is a local AUS guy who makes some equivalent DPFs - I haven't heard back from them if they do my model. :blah:
Hopefully it's just a clogged pressure sensor then. IIRC, you may even be able to clean this out as well.

Oh, as per cost of the DPF, they go for ~$1300 here (VW P/N; not aware of any aftermarket at this time), so it sounds like importing one would be a less expensive alternative.  ;)

What actually id the difference between the 27 and the 27/FM?
It was designed specifically for the military. The meter itself does have true RMS, unlike it's civilian counterpart. But it also included an HV probe (6kV?), and a custom case to fit it all IIRC (DMM, HV probe, standard probes, spare battery).
 

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« Reply #5124 on: December 20, 2017, 05:34:34 am »
Searching for a long time already (with all probes, GPIB and all or a reasonable price - that nrequires to be patient).
Last weekend I got what I was looking for.
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