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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7925 on: December 09, 2018, 12:24:08 am »
I bought some proper flux cleaner the other day, after years of using isoprophyl I'm shocked at how much better this stuff is! I really wish I'd found it sooner.  :palm:


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« Reply #7926 on: December 09, 2018, 12:35:54 am »
I bought some proper flux cleaner the other day, after years of using isoprophyl I'm shocked at how much better this stuff is! I really wish I'd found it sooner.  :palm:


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« Reply #7927 on: December 09, 2018, 07:28:37 am »

Bought two (2) more DE-5000 LCR meters for $104 USD each for work.

Excellent. I hope they help with getting those MNB17s shipped!  ;)

You bet they help !

And one for production, too.  We have a few of these now.  Really great especially for the price.  Then there's the big monster, HP 4194 Gain-Phase analyzer for the heavy duty testing

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« Reply #7928 on: December 09, 2018, 03:01:42 pm »
I bought some proper flux cleaner the other day, after years of using isoprophyl I'm shocked at how much better this stuff is! I really wish I'd found it sooner.  :palm:


However, it smells awful and you should definitely not breathe the fumes.
 
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« Reply #7929 on: December 09, 2018, 04:11:45 pm »
A bunch of these
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/5pcs-Banana-Plug-to-Crocodile-Alligator-Clips-Set-Test-Probe-Lead-Wire-Cable/292378751414?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

I was still using the same short, flimsy, and unreliably crimped set of cheap alligator cables I had been using since my college days. These new ones are much thicker and better built. The jaws align correctly, and I passed 3A through them and got a 50mV drop for a 4 ft length. Not bad. I don't think I'll ever use them for more than 5A so I'm happy.

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« Reply #7930 on: December 09, 2018, 04:38:19 pm »
A bunch of these
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/5pcs-Banana-Plug-to-Crocodile-Alligator-Clips-Set-Test-Probe-Lead-Wire-Cable/292378751414?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

I was still using the same short, flimsy, and unreliably crimped set of cheap alligator cables I had been using since my college days. These new ones are much thicker and better built. The jaws align correctly, and I passed 3A through them and got a 50mV drop for a 4 ft length. Not bad. I don't think I'll ever use them for more than 5A so I'm happy.

(And yes Canada Post has slowed to a trickle lately but it eventually makes it here!)

I got some of the 4mm banana each side ones and agree they are good leads. they are well worth the £!
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« Reply #7931 on: December 09, 2018, 05:44:19 pm »
A bunch of these
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/5pcs-Banana-Plug-to-Crocodile-Alligator-Clips-Set-Test-Probe-Lead-Wire-Cable/292378751414?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

I was still using the same short, flimsy, and unreliably crimped set of cheap alligator cables I had been using since my college days. These new ones are much thicker and better built. The jaws align correctly, and I passed 3A through them and got a 50mV drop for a 4 ft length. Not bad. I don't think I'll ever use them for more than 5A so I'm happy.

(And yes Canada Post has slowed to a trickle lately but it eventually makes it here!)
On sale at Banggood.com, for $6.99USD. Woot
https://www.banggood.com/DANIU-5Pcs-1M-4mm-Silicone-Banana-Plug-to-Crocodile-Alligator-Clip-Test-Probe-Lead-Wire-Cable-p-1062184.html?rmmds=search&cur_warehouse=CN
 

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« Reply #7932 on: December 09, 2018, 11:26:15 pm »

The FLuke 101 hit my hot little hands yesterday.  The small size is perfect.  It meets specs easily with the DMM Check plus.  Down side is the crappy pvc test leads.  Waddya want for $40?  It is more accurate with the Brymen test leads that I intend to use it with than the OEM leads.  The cheap case from evilBay is on the way.  Better storage solution than the drawstring bag the Aneng came in that I am using for now.  I've seen a lot of people give it bad reviews because of no current rating.  Did they not read the specs?  Also stars off for no stand.  Really?  If it doesn't meet your needs, don't buy it and give it a bad review.  If you didn't buy it, don't give it a review of any kind.
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« Reply #7933 on: December 09, 2018, 11:36:23 pm »
I brought a couple of these:

Anker AH241 with a 5a power supplie.



I had to order overseas for a bit more as I can't find them selling here.
On Amazon and Anker.com they sell them elsewhere when comparing the two parts of the site but not in England.

I have already got a few and they seem quite reliable.
 

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« Reply #7934 on: December 10, 2018, 12:38:04 am »
The FLuke 101 hit my hot little hands yesterday.  The small size is perfect.  It meets specs easily with the DMM Check plus.  Down side is the crappy pvc test leads.  Waddya want for $40?

Do you actually need its higher safety ratings? If so, it's a perfect little meter. If not, and only be used as an electronic meter, Sanwa PM300 is a better choice. Dave has it on sale for $47 (AUD 65) at this moment.

I have the PM300, and I had the F101 as well. I would say the PM300 is better built in terms of polishing details, and the F101 is better built in terms of robustness.

Both can't measure current, but that's expected for the size and safety ratings.

FYI, if an ultra thin pocket meter is desired, Sanwa PM3 is also an option. It's not for mains, but if you only do Arduino stuff or you need a tiny meter in your glove box, it's not a bad idea. I have it in my computer bag, along with my Analog Discovery and Owon VDS3102L. Unless specifically requested, those gears are all what I bring to debug boards for friends at their location.
 

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« Reply #7935 on: December 10, 2018, 01:27:36 am »
The FLuke 101 hit my hot little hands yesterday.  The small size is perfect.  It meets specs easily with the DMM Check plus.  Down side is the crappy pvc test leads.  Waddya want for $40?

Do you actually need its higher safety ratings? If so, it's a perfect little meter. If not, and only be used as an electronic meter, Sanwa PM300 is a better choice. Dave has it on sale for $47 (AUD 65) at this moment.

I have the PM300, and I had the F101 as well. I would say the PM300 is better built in terms of polishing details, and the F101 is better built in terms of robustness.

Both can't measure current, but that's expected for the size and safety ratings.

FYI, if an ultra thin pocket meter is desired, Sanwa PM3 is also an option. It's not for mains, but if you only do Arduino stuff or you need a tiny meter in your glove box, it's not a bad idea. I have it in my computer bag, along with my Analog Discovery and Owon VDS3102L. Unless specifically requested, those gears are all what I bring to debug boards for friends at their location.

No real need for the higher safety ratings.  Low resistance measurements for a field replaceable unit--15R good, 30R bad and Less than 1R for thermocouple good, over 1R bad per service manual.  That is the limit on 'electronics" and the 101 works just fine.  Possibly DCV and checking mains to make sure outlets the equipment in the field is plugged into are working.  I have a very short service window-check the FRU-bad, replace.  If the equipment still doesn't work, replace the equipment, no time for dinking around.  I have no need for current with the meter.  I didn't really want a real pocket meter, I like the leads unattached.  To me, they also feel a little cheesy but my only experience with a pocket meter was a Radio Shack pocket meter.  The robustness is a plus, it will get jounced around in my toolbag.  I wanted small but not necessarily as small as the Sanwa. 

There are a ton of options out there, it comes down to need and personal preference.  It's a Fluke, the 101 does what I need, it's priced right, it has overall good reviews and Amazon prime had it in the mailbox on Saturday after ordering Thursday night.  Besides, if it doesn't last, I will just bug my boss that I need a new meter and will let the company pay for the 2nd one.
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7936 on: December 10, 2018, 06:50:02 am »
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« Reply #7937 on: December 10, 2018, 07:54:58 am »
Stupid !@#$ing forum 'made me' spend more money on a replacement for my Dad's old hand cranked and slightly wonky (more wonky after today) Megger. I think it has maybe rotated it's last unless I decide in the future to spend a chunk of time on it. I remember it when he was Electrical Contracting so it was more than 42 years ago old and closer to 50 I suspect .....

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« Reply #7938 on: December 10, 2018, 01:14:51 pm »
I just bought this to measure that resistor in the bottom left of the image.
100fA resolution anyone?
Nice unit , will we see a teardown...
What is the value of the resistor you are trying to measure?
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« Reply #7939 on: December 10, 2018, 06:43:26 pm »
More Ruideng supplies. Never have enough Ruideng supplies. Need to print more cases for the old ones though, ousted them to fit the new ones.

 

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« Reply #7940 on: December 11, 2018, 08:28:19 am »
Ordered today:

Rohde & Schwarz RTB 2004 - 100MHz with RTB-PK1

https://allice.de/rohde-schwarz/rohde-schwarz-rtb2004-rtb2k-oszilloscope-rtb2000-rtb2002-rtb4k/

Price for the 70MHz version including RTB-PK1, packaging and delivery and VAT: 2621,27 EUR

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« Reply #7941 on: December 11, 2018, 11:37:47 am »
I just bought a broken HP 8648B for 200$. Let's see if I can fix it :D
 

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« Reply #7942 on: December 11, 2018, 12:13:15 pm »
Advantest AD7461A multimeter.  :)
 

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« Reply #7943 on: December 11, 2018, 02:12:27 pm »
I got a set Of these.
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« Reply #7944 on: December 12, 2018, 10:43:03 am »
I bought something I hope will never need
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« Reply #7945 on: December 12, 2018, 11:10:36 am »
I got a set Of these.

I hope you didn't finish up buying fake Mitutoyo's (most online are) for real price. Check very carefully when they arrive and have a look online as to how to check.

Today's arrivals for me. 'Reasonable' quality digital calipers (my old eyes struggle with verniers), metric/whitworh pitch gauges and a new set of feeler gauges as my Grandfathers are a touch beyond electronic/clean use.
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« Reply #7946 on: December 12, 2018, 11:21:25 am »
Ordered today:

Rohde & Schwarz RTB 2004 - 100MHz with RTB-PK1

https://allice.de/rohde-schwarz/rohde-schwarz-rtb2004-rtb2k-oszilloscope-rtb2000-rtb2002-rtb4k/

Price for the 70MHz version including RTB-PK1, packaging and delivery and VAT: 2621,27 EUR



That's 1 nice looking scope buddy!

I'm sure you'll have plenty good times getting to grips with it as i'm sure it does loads of cool things way above my knowledge level! It even just looks like a quality instrument never mind when you start it up and put it to work I bet!

I only have the Rigol 1054z and even that does too much for me, i'm still learning about it and the things it can do. It is nice to have the extra features and stuff though.

I think too, it for sure makes a better day when you have nice quality equipment to use when either working on things or like me just doing  hobby stuff.

I'm sure you'll enjoy it loads!  :-+
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« Reply #7947 on: December 12, 2018, 11:24:16 am »
Scissors!
These Engineer scissors are really cool. I have the same ones, they can cut quite a lot of things.
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« Reply #7948 on: December 12, 2018, 11:45:15 am »
Scissors!
These Engineer scissors are really cool. I have the same ones, they can cut quite a lot of things.
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I have a pair and they are great, I call them my robot scissors

Ha ha!

I have a couple other things from the same brand. Tweezers which are great, they are very sharp and stay poker straight and most importantly they are very very robust even after a few months of using them.
I have a couple of sets of their long nose pliers too, snipe nose and also the just plain long nose which are the same as the tweezers and scissors. I would highly recommend any of the stuff I have from them, no complaints what's so ever. I will also buy more of their range in the future as I go along.
They are a wee bit more expensive but not too much for the quality they provide. I find CK quite a good brand too for the price but Engineer is just a bit stronger I feel.
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« Reply #7949 on: December 12, 2018, 09:39:13 pm »
Delivered today: TTi TGA12104

A 4 channel arbitrary function generator in excellent condition.

It's a design from a couple of years ago, but still available new.
Price new today: €4956 + sales tax.
I paid: £500 + sales tax.

https://www.aimtti.com/product-category/arbitrary-generators/aim-tga12100series
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