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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #6800 on: June 10, 2018, 07:39:44 am »
Not quite. Put a shelf above the 3390B to take the load. If its case can't sustain the load, you have to use a substitute.
Simples put the 3390B on top, job done [emoji16]

From mobile device so predictive text might have struck again [emoji83]

But then the plastic case issues will show up even more. Best is to put two higher boat anchors left and right, place 3390B in between them, put a plank on top of the boat anchors and more anchors ver it and then just the front panel will be visible  :-DD.

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Oh, am I dumb ie what [emoji848] I see what you lot have been getting at, hiding the damage if it is damaged. I was thinking about breaking the case by stacking the boat anchors on top of it [emoji3].

Have to wait for the OK to collect it and see what I'm dealing with, it'll need the rifa filters replacing at the very least and possibly a full recap as well.

From mobile device so predictive text might have struck again [emoji83]

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« Reply #6801 on: June 10, 2018, 10:32:29 am »
Not quite. Put a shelf above the 3390B to take the load. If its case can't sustain the load, you have to use a substitute.
Simples put the 3390B on top, job done [emoji16]

From mobile device so predictive text might have struck again [emoji83]

But then the plastic case issues will show up even more. Best is to put two higher boat anchors left and right, place 3390B in between them, put a plank on top of the boat anchors and more anchors ver it and then just the front panel will be visible  :-DD.

 Cheers,
 DC1MC
Oh, am I dumb ie what [emoji848] I see what you lot have been getting at, hiding the damage if it is damaged. I was thinking about breaking the case by stacking the boat anchors on top of it [emoji3].

Have to wait for the OK to collect it and see what I'm dealing with, it'll need the rifa filters replacing at the very least and possibly a full recap as well.

From mobile device so predictive text might have struck again [emoji83]

If your tight for room even make a Perspex jacket to go over the unit with the soft plastic case. You can either glue or screw the edges together. Either way it really doesn't cost much ££'s and is VERY strong! Also if your neat with your cuts etc you can make a clear see through jacket for it so you can see the internals or a colour to suit the rest of the unit. You'll get the Perspex from any craft shop or places like that.
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« Reply #6802 on: June 10, 2018, 11:09:36 am »
Not quite. Put a shelf above the 3390B to take the load. If its case can't sustain the load, you have to use a substitute.
Simples put the 3390B on top, job done [emoji16]

From mobile device so predictive text might have struck again [emoji83]

But then the plastic case issues will show up even more. Best is to put two higher boat anchors left and right, place 3390B in between them, put a plank on top of the boat anchors and more anchors ver it and then just the front panel will be visible  :-DD.

 Cheers,
 DC1MC
Oh, am I dumb ie what [emoji848] I see what you lot have been getting at, hiding the damage if it is damaged. I was thinking about breaking the case by stacking the boat anchors on top of it [emoji3].

Have to wait for the OK to collect it and see what I'm dealing with, it'll need the rifa filters replacing at the very least and possibly a full recap as well.

From mobile device so predictive text might have struck again [emoji83]

If your tight for room even make a Perspex jacket to go over the unit with the soft plastic case. You can either glue or screw the edges together. Either way it really doesn't cost much ££'s and is VERY strong! Also if your neat with your cuts etc you can make a clear see through jacket for it so you can see the internals or a colour to suit the rest of the unit. You'll get the Perspex from any craft shop or places like that.
Chances are that it will perfect when I go and collect it, it was after all in a working high class lab, its just me possibly over reacting after discovering to my shock that such big piece of equipment in a plastic shell unlike all of my other CRO's which are in nice metal cases and strong as fuck. I just never expected that something as big and old as that would be in plastic enclosure whereas all the more modern scopes are similar on size to a ghetto blaster and plastic is perfectly suited to that size, but the 3390B is 391 x 147 x 551mm, its even bigger than my HP1740A and that weighs a bloody ton. 
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« Reply #6803 on: June 10, 2018, 11:22:06 am »
It's a nice unit for sure! I hope it is in great nic when you get it. Awesome find!  :)
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« Reply #6804 on: June 10, 2018, 12:40:23 pm »
This 'Topic' is approaching nearly 1 million views !  since  2015.
It is the most 'Off-Topic' topic imaginable, but so many people like it !!
This 'monster' can't/shouldn't be stopped...  :) :)

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« Reply #6805 on: June 10, 2018, 05:16:15 pm »
The oldest source I could find on short notice tells me that "sleppa" is an old Norse word for honing / sanding. In the 12th/13th century (maybe earlier) «schleppen» carried over to the German linguistic usage for the act of sanding sth. (what later evolved into «schleifen») and the act of towing something heavy, thus "sanding the floor".

Interesting how the word attached to a sanding method that fell out of use while the word didn't.
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #6806 on: June 11, 2018, 12:06:49 am »
Not quite. Put a shelf above the 3390B to take the load. If its case can't sustain the load, you have to use a substitute.
Simples put the 3390B on top, job done [emoji16]

From mobile device so predictive text might have struck again [emoji83]

But then the plastic case issues will show up even more. Best is to put two higher boat anchors left and right, place 3390B in between them, put a plank on top of the boat anchors and more anchors ver it and then just the front panel will be visible  :-DD.

 Cheers,
 DC1MC
Oh, am I dumb ie what [emoji848] I see what you lot have been getting at, hiding the damage if it is damaged. I was thinking about breaking the case by stacking the boat anchors on top of it [emoji3].

Have to wait for the OK to collect it and see what I'm dealing with, it'll need the rifa filters replacing at the very least and possibly a full recap as well.

From mobile device so predictive text might have struck again [emoji83]

Phew! I was beginning to worry one of us was losing it. Glad we're back on the same page.
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« Reply #6807 on: June 11, 2018, 12:25:30 am »
I secured this lovely meter today for a real good price, listed at £150 and I got it just over 20% of that price  :-+



Surprisingly, despite what the display sticker say's, it was actually still calibrated, deal of the century that was although the display on its way out and needs replacing.:-DMM 
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« Reply #6808 on: June 11, 2018, 12:55:00 am »
I secured this lovely meter today for a real good price, listed at £150 and I got it just over 20% of that price  :-+



Surprisingly, despite what the display sticker say's, it was actually still calibrated, deal of the century that was although the display on its way out and needs replacing.:-DMM


Excuse the French but.....HOLY SHIT!!!

Awesome deal! How did you manage that? That's a real nice meter for that price!  :-+
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« Reply #6809 on: June 11, 2018, 01:01:08 am »
I know but does have display issues as you can see and it is missing the AC module as it was never ordered as thats an option with these meters  :wtf:. These days its all chucked in but back in the day, they were chargeable extras, it had the GPIB option fitted though.
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« Reply #6810 on: June 11, 2018, 01:20:29 am »
I know but does have display issues as you can see and it is missing the AC module as it was never ordered as thats an option with these meters  :wtf:. These days its all chucked in but back in the day, they were chargeable extras, it had the GPIB option fitted though.

Even with those it's still an awesome deal right? I'm still learning about these things but even I know to rip someone's arm off if offered that kind of deal for that price!
If you get those things fixed and added on at a decent price.....as you seem to have a knack for doing!  ;D  You'll have a real nice unit for not a lot of ££'s. Even if you only just get the screen sorted that's still a good instrument as it stands now.

Nice find!  :)
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« Reply #6811 on: June 11, 2018, 02:17:29 am »
Great deal! UKP150 would be a bit of a rip-off for that without the AC option, but for 30 you did amazingly well..
 

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« Reply #6812 on: June 11, 2018, 03:27:05 am »
I may be mistaken, but I believe that the 'not calibrated - display only' sticker isn't meant to indicate that the meter is out of calibration, but rather is there in place of a normal 'calibrated on/calibration required on XX date' label normally used to track cal history to note that it's being used in a non critical application and that periodic calibration is not needed.  That lets the folks who go around a facility rounding up instruments when the calibration company makes its visits know that instruments so marked don't need to be looked at and can stay where they are.

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« Reply #6813 on: June 11, 2018, 04:24:36 am »
That is correct. It's a "hands off, save your buckazoids, doesn't need to be checked" meter.

Good shopping, Spec.
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« Reply #6814 on: June 11, 2018, 04:50:46 am »
That is correct. It's a "hands off, save your buckazoids, doesn't need to be checked" meter.

Yep. I've got a Fluke meter of the same line, an 8842A - who knows when it was last officially calibrated and who cares.  It's fast, stable  and dead on accurate based on comparison to my DMM check and semi recently calibrated HP 3478A.

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« Reply #6815 on: June 11, 2018, 08:34:47 am »
I brought a "Laser"  ;D and will be wrapped up with a CR-10S 3D printer  8)

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« Reply #6816 on: June 11, 2018, 08:35:31 am »
Well I didn't know that what's the sticker meant, I thought it was a warning that it  had been checked and found to be needing calibration. Good job the seller didn't know that then, in fact they didn't know anything about it apart from what they had been sold for on Ebay and they quoted me 150 to 300 USD. I found one that sold as working for only 60USD and told the seller that unlike theirs, it was photographed working. As they couldn't power it up to prove it was OK, I offered a price for spares or repair and was accepted.

As I wasn't in need of another, already have sufficient so I was fully prepared to walk away from the deal if they said no. [emoji41]

From mobile device so predictive text might have struck again [emoji83]
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« Reply #6817 on: June 11, 2018, 09:06:32 am »
I was fully prepared to walk away from the deal if they said no

Yep, that's the best position to be in for negotiations.
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« Reply #6818 on: June 11, 2018, 09:37:45 am »
Well I didn't know that what's the sticker meant, I thought it was a warning that it  had been checked and found to be needing calibration. Good job the seller didn't know that then, in fact they didn't know anything about it apart from what they had been sold for on Ebay and they quoted me 150 to 300 USD. I found one that sold as working for only 60USD and told the seller that unlike theirs, it was photographed working. As they couldn't power it up to prove it was OK, I offered a price for spares or repair and was accepted.

As I wasn't in need of another, already have sufficient so I was fully prepared to walk away from the deal if they said no. [emoji41]

From mobile device so predictive text might have struck again [emoji83]

In our lab (and several others I've worked in), "not colibrated, indicator only" doesn't mean it's out of calibration. We have devices that get regular calibration, but don't want the expense of calibrating all instruments. However, the "non-calibrated" devices are checked against calibrated ones on a regular basis to make sure that they are within range, the only difference with the "non-calibrated" devices is that there is no verifiable calibration paper-trail.

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« Reply #6819 on: June 11, 2018, 03:42:03 pm »
I agree that the not calibrated sticker only means that the unit is not on the normal calibration schedule.  I have worked at places where it also means that the only time it will be checked against other instruments is if the readings are so whacky that the person using it can't believe what they are seeing.

So if you are buying, a sticker like this should be interpreted as "probably not terribly wrong".
 

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« Reply #6820 on: June 11, 2018, 04:53:48 pm »
Well now we have cleared that up, keep it under your hat and use it as a bargaining tool like I did  :-DD
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« Reply #6821 on: June 11, 2018, 05:37:07 pm »
I was fully prepared to walk away from the deal if they said no
Yep, that's the best position to be in for negotiations.
When I first read that, I thought it referred to Donald Trump's position on meeting with Kim Jong Un
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« Reply #6822 on: June 12, 2018, 02:26:08 pm »
Yep, that's the best position to be in for negotiations.
I'd say it's not really a negotiation if you're not.
 

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« Reply #6823 on: June 12, 2018, 02:56:37 pm »
I had one of Leo Bodnar's fast-edge pulsers turn up today, very speedy as I only ordered on Friday night!  :-+

Looking forward to testing rise-times... once I've finished fixing my 'scope  :-/O
 

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« Reply #6824 on: June 12, 2018, 04:19:07 pm »
ON-ON-ON mini switch.
Impossible to find at local stores so I had to web-buy.


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