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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7550 on: October 02, 2018, 05:24:41 am »
Great idea  :-+
 

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« Reply #7551 on: October 02, 2018, 06:22:33 am »
Stock it up with some sacks of dessicant, and that would turn out to be a nice insulated and relatively soundproof box. Nice.
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« Reply #7552 on: October 02, 2018, 11:33:54 am »
I brought some non standard no-name cheap wong hung lo sata interface adaptors for an Apple Air SSD for a customer. I couldn't find any quality ones selling. I was a bit worried as I read that the regulators on them can get hot.

Wouldn't use the bundled USB3 sata controllers
I might be mistaken, bus doesn't Apple use the PCI Express variant of the M.2 SSD?
 

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« Reply #7553 on: October 02, 2018, 11:59:13 am »
Half a dozen of Allocacoc PowerCube, and a free Google Home Mini for signing up to ebay plus.  :)
 

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« Reply #7554 on: October 02, 2018, 12:31:40 pm »
Half a dozen of Allocacoc PowerCube, ...
Do you know how good is that 5V USB supply?
I think I saw one, at least, of those you got has the 5V supply.

I really like the design, but I'm unsure if I should get just the (EU) plugs version or the one that also has 5V.
It's practical if it's good.
 

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« Reply #7555 on: October 02, 2018, 12:53:31 pm »
Sorry I have no idea how good is their 5V USB supply because all my 6 PowerCubes are 5 power outlet version (without any USB supply port).  :-//

But if a product looks exquisite, you usually think of it as high quality.


 

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« Reply #7556 on: October 02, 2018, 02:36:58 pm »
Half a dozen of Allocacoc PowerCube, ...
Do you know how good is that 5V USB supply?
I think I saw one, at least, of those you got has the 5V supply.

I really like the design, but I'm unsure if I should get just the (EU) plugs version or the one that also has 5V.
It's practical if it's good.

I go here when I want to check out the performance and quality of a charger before I buy it:
https://lygte-info.dk/review/USBpower%20Power%20Cube%20UK.html

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Quote from: lygte-info.dk on the Power Cube
I am not that impressed with the power cube concept, I do not like wires in all directions.
I am even less impressed with the usb output, it has a lot of noise, fixed Apple coding and only power enough for one (high current) device at a time.
The usb output is safe and works acceptable, but gets fairly hot when fully loaded.

I like the tests and the teardown.

I brought some Anker usb chargers some years ago as I know what went inside and what to expect from the review and no problems with them so far.
AAnker 60W 6-port A2123
https://lygte-info.dk/review/USBpower%20Anker%2060W%206-port%20A2123%20UK.html


I got a Sky RC MC3000 after I read the review there.
https://lygte-info.dk/review/Review%20Charger%20SkyRC%20MC3000%20UK.html

I wanted a Lithium round cell charger for years but I didn't know which one to trust and didn't want an alien faced charger that tells me nothing about the battery's voltage and condition. Most lack discharge and cycle.
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« Reply #7557 on: October 02, 2018, 02:43:36 pm »
I brought some non standard no-name cheap wong hung lo sata interface adaptors for an Apple Air SSD for a customer. I couldn't find any quality ones selling. I was a bit worried as I read that the regulators on them can get hot.

Wouldn't use the bundled USB3 sata controllers
I might be mistaken, bus doesn't Apple use the PCI Express variant of the M.2 SSD?

Yes that is what her technician told her that it was an M.2 but not that it is a variant.

I even ordered the wrong boards for all the different types available such as m key and b key and had to cancel them later that night after I looked at a picture of the A1370 motherboard.

I did keep an M.2 NGFF b key and mSata and it has a controller "Asmedia ASW1542 <writing rubbed off>" on it whereas the Airbook 20101/2011 SSD adaptor just has a regulator and some capacitors on it that plugs straight into the sata port. I ordered the other Apple 2012 variants just incase someone else brings me another one and they stop selling them. I have seen little m and b key interposer boards to fit standard SSDs in the Macbook Air or Retina from Amazon but I read that the they don't always work.
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7558 on: October 02, 2018, 02:54:44 pm »
A new spudger, I went with the iSesamo and got a "free" mini - well Big Clive gives his some abuse so cant be bad

 

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« Reply #7559 on: October 02, 2018, 06:53:01 pm »
JOKARI 10160 (4-16 mm dia stripper)

Never was comfortable using a knife for stripping the jack of thicker cables. This is the solution, one word: awesome!  :-+


 

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« Reply #7560 on: October 02, 2018, 09:58:32 pm »
A new spudger, I went with the iSesamo and got a "free" mini - well Big Clive gives his some abuse so cant be bad



Yup I can also say they are well made. Tough as hell wee things!
I ended up getting another half dozen of the other different ones too when I ordered them. It's amazing how often I use them! I can remember thinking "more junk from late night Ebay trawling" when they were delivered! How wrong was I?
They're in beside my tweezers and stuff that sits on my desk after I got fed up having to look them out every time they "would come in handy"!
Now they have pride of place on my desk......a few squidlies well spent!  :-+
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« Reply #7561 on: October 03, 2018, 10:10:03 am »
Another 41CV, one of the world's best calculators :-+
Whoah! Watch where that landed we might need it later.
 

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« Reply #7562 on: October 03, 2018, 02:48:20 pm »
A "faulty" Xbox one S - I wanted a challenge - pulled it apart, replaced the thermal compound with some very nice thermal grease from Thermal Grizzly, put it back together plugged it in, turned it on,

It been on 24 hours now - no issues, and fully updated


oh and I got a free blu ray of The Departed
 

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« Reply #7563 on: October 04, 2018, 02:34:06 am »
The Apollo Guidance Computer - Architecture and Operation. By Frank O'Brien

Ordered a while ago from England, it happened to arrive with perfect timing.
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« Reply #7564 on: October 04, 2018, 06:01:41 am »
Let's play with SDR

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« Reply #7565 on: October 06, 2018, 04:49:20 am »
A couple of custom T/Shirts from Vistaprint, Shorts and jeans from Rivers (Ozzy Retailer), some TPU 3d Printer Filament and another 1/2T of Green Coffee Beans  :scared:

Budget Done for the month  :--
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« Reply #7566 on: October 07, 2018, 05:07:28 pm »
Been on the local fleamarket, saw these pins (the previous government had a thing for commemorative pins), bought them  :)

One celebrates 100 years of adopting the metric system (the actual conversion was during a time (1875) when there was no Slovakia or Czechoslovakia), the other one is a "Czechoslovakian Metrological Institute in Bratislava" pin.
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« Reply #7567 on: October 07, 2018, 07:49:37 pm »
Been on the local fleamarket, saw these pins (the previous government had a thing for commemorative pins), bought them  :)

One celebrates 100 years of adopting the metric system (the actual conversion was during a time (1875) when there was no Slovakia or Czechoslovakia), the other one is a "Czechoslovakian Metrological Institute in Bratislava" pin.

yeah, we've just got a box of pins that belonged to my partner's grandfather.

Her uncle spent a good amount of time in East Germany back before the wall came down and there's very interesting selection of pins in there. 
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« Reply #7568 on: October 07, 2018, 09:04:41 pm »
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Her uncle spent a good amount of time in East Germany back before the wall came down and there's very interesting selection of pins in there.
I'm not a collector, but my grandfather was. I still have an album of such pins, with a very wide range of topics. I bought these because I found them interesting and the theme appeals to me :)
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« Reply #7569 on: October 08, 2018, 06:35:27 am »
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Her uncle spent a good amount of time in East Germany back before the wall came down and there's very interesting selection of pins in there.
I'm not a collector, but my grandfather was. I still have an album of such pins, with a very wide range of topics. I bought these because I found them interesting and the theme appeals to me :)

Mhmm, the best reason to buy anything.
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« Reply #7570 on: October 08, 2018, 08:44:02 pm »
I wouldn't trust them at 2kv. Be careful!

They look exactly like the el-cheapo scope probes that I have a pair of. They probably are exactly the same.

Brought a couple of 2KV 100MHz probes.
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« Reply #7571 on: October 08, 2018, 08:46:09 pm »
I wouldn't trust them at 2kv. Be careful!

Correct. They usually have a derating curve. You only get 2kV at DC to maybe up to 1kHz. Anything faster requires voltage derating.
 

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« Reply #7572 on: October 08, 2018, 10:16:36 pm »
@blueskull & cdev
These are I believe NOS tektronix probes and arrived all factory fresh and sealed with the tektronix labels everywhere but aged looking. But warning has been noted and I was never intending to probe voltages anywhere near that rating but maybe the odd poking around and power supply rails etc upto 600V and as such will probably never get used in earnest but I felt at that price I'd better grab them just incase I ever needed to work on power supplies at that kind of potential.
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« Reply #7573 on: October 09, 2018, 05:08:06 am »
Bought a desktop SEM!
 

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« Reply #7574 on: October 09, 2018, 06:18:58 am »
Cool, where can I buy it and how much does it cost? Does it need an external vacuum pump?
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