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Offline zucca

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7150 on: July 25, 2018, 10:15:16 pm »
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I hate you all, I just bought a Spannfix ESD from conrad.de

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It is arrived, now I love all of you.
I should have bought it 10 years ago.

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« Reply #7151 on: July 25, 2018, 10:44:03 pm »
Tektronix 577 Curve Tracer!

I almost have the whole set... 575, 576, 577.

Just picked it up !
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« Reply #7152 on: July 25, 2018, 10:56:36 pm »
I almost have the whole set... 575, 576, 577.

 :o  :-+
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« Reply #7153 on: July 26, 2018, 06:46:39 am »
Tektronix 577 Curve Tracer!

I almost have the whole set... 575, 576, 577.

Damn!!!   :-+ :-+ :-+

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« Reply #7154 on: July 26, 2018, 07:37:37 am »
Messtechniker, HighVoltage, Kjelt

I hate you all, I just bought a Spannfix ESD from conrad.de

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It is arrived, now I love all of you.
I should have bought it 10 years ago.

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« Reply #7155 on: July 26, 2018, 01:16:13 pm »
Bought a R&S HMC8043. Was oscillating between that and a HMP2030/4030, decided to go with the HMC for now.
Good idea. Still love my 2 year old HMC8043.
Despite the many functions it offers, it is easy to use.
The display is even easily bright enough in full sunlight.
Had it out in the yard the other day troubleshooting
some wonky trailer electrics. :-+
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« Reply #7156 on: July 26, 2018, 04:10:12 pm »
Bought a R&S HMC8043. Was oscillating between that and a HMP2030/4030, decided to go with the HMC for now.
Good idea. Still love my 2 year old HMC8043.
Despite the many functions it offers, it is easy to use.
The display is even easily bright enough in full sunlight.
Had it out in the yard the other day troubleshooting
some wonky trailer electrics. :-+
Surely you'd need a DMM to do that job?
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« Reply #7157 on: July 26, 2018, 08:43:01 pm »
Surely you'd need a DMM to do that job?
Of course. But I needed a reliable 12 V power supply too. Initially I thought the
12 V supply  from the vehicle was intermittent. Hence the need for a reliable 12 V supply voltage
The fault cause finally found after some head scratching was an intermittent ground connection on the trailer.
A plastic retainer in the light assy. was found to be broken (platicizer hardening over time)
causing an intermittent ground connection. :palm: Fixed by running a long screw through the light assy.
Certainly one way to spend a sunny Sunday morning. ::)
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« Reply #7158 on: July 26, 2018, 09:21:06 pm »
Surely you'd need a DMM to do that job?
Of course. But I needed a reliable 12 V power supply too. Initially I thought the
12 V supply  from the vehicle was intermittent. Hence the need for a reliable 12 V supply voltage
The fault cause finally found after some head scratching was an intermittent ground connection on the trailer.
A plastic retainer in the light assy. was found to be broken (platicizer hardening over time)
causing an intermittent ground connection. :palm: Fixed by running a long screw through the light assy.
Certainly one way to spend a sunny Sunday morning. ::)
Didn't need a power supply for that at all, just a regular multimeter would have done the job. 
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7159 on: July 27, 2018, 08:15:07 am »
A $200 De-humidifier to keep my electronic test gear from rusting
 

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« Reply #7160 on: July 27, 2018, 08:19:24 pm »
I bought another one.




This one was advertised as non working. I only bought it because I wanted the front door to repair an N36L that I already have. Hopefully whatever is wrong with it is a simple fix. If the motherboard is good, I can think of a few things I could do with it.
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« Reply #7161 on: July 28, 2018, 12:34:59 am »
I bought another one.




This one was advertised as non working. I only bought it because I wanted the front door to repair an N36L that I already have. Hopefully whatever is wrong with it is a simple fix. If the motherboard is good, I can think of a few things I could do with it.

Nice, I've also got a pimped out N36L and an N40L I bought for parts.  :-+
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« Reply #7162 on: July 28, 2018, 01:26:49 am »
I went and retrieved these two earlier in the week:



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« Reply #7163 on: July 28, 2018, 03:22:48 am »
Cool Beans!
I have both of them, Yipee !

The 400 volt 122C
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« Reply #7164 on: July 28, 2018, 04:20:39 am »
A pvp station handheld for 9.83nzd that has a bunch of nes games on it

 

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« Reply #7165 on: July 28, 2018, 04:55:58 am »
Cool Beans!
I have both of them, Yipee !

The 400 volt 122C

I was shocked that no one else bid on the curve tracer!  Especially as it's a mod C.

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« Reply #7166 on: July 28, 2018, 05:27:17 am »
Cool Beans!
I have both of them, Yipee !

The 400 volt 122C

I was shocked that no one else bid on the curve tracer!  Especially as it's a mod C.

-Pat

Too far and local pickup only. :( Not like it's the kind of thing you'd want to ship, though. Congrats on that score, Pat!
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« Reply #7167 on: July 28, 2018, 06:16:23 am »
Just rub it in guys, stuff like that almost never comes up down here, great save Pat.
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« Reply #7168 on: July 28, 2018, 06:30:34 am »
I was shocked that no one else bid on the curve tracer!  Especially as it's a mod C.

-Pat

Too far and local pickup only. :( Not like it's the kind of thing you'd want to ship, though. Congrats on that score, Pat!

Yeah, once in a while that works in my favor.  The pick-up only on stuff I'm interested in is more typically out in the silicon valley.  The Boston area is still about a three hour trek with traffic, but not undoable.

And those definitely need to be packed carefully if you plan to ship them - the CRTs are apparently easily decapitated - the guy told me this one (or one of the others he had) had to be replaced due to breakage enroute when he got it.  I suppose that the connector pins for the deflection plates being fed radially through the tube neck cause a stress concentrations in that area, and with the tube held at the front and rear, any bad flexing of the cabinet could mean death to the tube...  *snap*  *hiss*   :-BROKE :palm:

I still need to bring them inside, but am currently battling with the damned window air conditioner, who's condensate drain got plugged.  Luckily I happened to go upstairs and notice the puddle under the window before it got too big, but there will be some drywall repair involved.  I'm taking a break from putting it back together after cleaning out all the schmutz.   |O

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« Reply #7169 on: July 28, 2018, 06:33:06 am »
Just rub it in guys, stuff like that almost never comes up down here, great save Pat.
Rob.

Yeah, it's a bummer that there's not more gear like this in your neck of the woods, Rob.  It would be nice for the likes of us if it were more evenly distributed.

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« Reply #7170 on: July 28, 2018, 07:31:03 am »
Just as well really Pat, I have no room for much more gear anyway! Rob
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« Reply #7171 on: July 28, 2018, 01:17:39 pm »
I bought a 2nd hand low hours, near new Rigol DS1054z

Sparks and Smoke means i'm nearly there!
 

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« Reply #7172 on: July 28, 2018, 10:55:17 pm »
Thats nice, good price?
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« Reply #7173 on: July 28, 2018, 11:25:48 pm »
Thats nice, good price?

Paid £280 which is no steal for sure but I felt a fair price.
It was my Mrs who bought it for me so it never actually cost me a penny, probably cost me double down the road though if past payback on "gifts" from the Mrs are anything to go on! Ya know how that 1 goes?? 

I had bid £200 on it earlier in the evening myself but there were a couple of other bids on it so the Mrs asked if i really wanted it. I said "yes i wouldn't mind it" so she hit the B.I.N button for me and called it a surprise pressie for me.

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« Reply #7174 on: July 29, 2018, 02:26:52 am »
Good one, Terry!!! :-+ :-+  Not so much for the test toys, but Mrs. GreyWoolfe makes sure that I have the tools I need and want for home and work.  I tell her what I want/need and she says 'make it so Number 1'.  She even makes suggestions on her own, good ones too.
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