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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #8700 on: June 12, 2019, 06:03:07 am »
you can't beat the good old VFD's  8)
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« Reply #8701 on: June 12, 2019, 05:36:02 pm »
My multimeter is probably better than your mutimeter.

A bold statement on this forum  >:D >:D >:D

Yeah, especially now that VION is finally shipping!
 

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« Reply #8702 on: June 12, 2019, 07:34:24 pm »
i just upgraded my power cord  ;D

next step : find suitable circuit brakers and last fifth segment connect trough safety IT transformer. And buy some current meters...

I've bought a Shurter cirtuit braker for panel mount rated to 6A/250V but his tripping characteristic is waaaaay too slow.

Very nice build !  :-+
 

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« Reply #8703 on: June 12, 2019, 09:04:49 pm »
you can't beat the good old VFD's  8)
One of those graphing screens does seem enticing, but having a significant boot time other than *beep* spoils it a bit. I guess having both types of meter is the suitable solution.
 

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« Reply #8704 on: June 13, 2019, 12:19:45 am »
@Falkra it is professional/industry laboratory power rail. It was a part of laboratory benchwork station. There was a lab. upgrade in company where i work, so i took it. It was marked as trash. Together with this i took 2cm wide bench desk with ESD coating included on top and socket for esd wrists.

I am going to rebuild it for my own picture.

@Mr. Scram

so true. We have in labs wide range of different multimeters. However, Agilent 34401A (bloody keysight name!) rule them all. For long time measurements are those LCD screen beasts usefull because you can get a lot of statistics and direct loging of data. But for everything else - 34401A or Keithley 2 series or myyyyy precioussss Fluke 8842A.
 

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« Reply #8705 on: June 13, 2019, 02:05:31 am »
Thank you for the details !
 

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« Reply #8706 on: June 13, 2019, 02:23:59 am »
@Falkra it is professional/industry laboratory power rail. It was a part of laboratory benchwork station. There was a lab. upgrade in company where i work, so i took it. It was marked as trash. Together with this i took 2cm wide bench desk with ESD coating included on top and socket for esd wrists.

I am going to rebuild it for my own picture.

@Mr. Scram

so true. We have in labs wide range of different multimeters. However, Agilent 34401A (bloody keysight name!) rule them all. For long time measurements are those LCD screen beasts usefull because you can get a lot of statistics and direct loging of data. But for everything else - 34401A or Keithley 2 series or myyyyy precioussss Fluke 8842A.
Can you elaborate why you consider the 34401A to rule them all? More usable, less drift or something else perhaps?
 

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« Reply #8707 on: June 13, 2019, 02:41:29 pm »
Things of Random

Woolen Felt for the lining of boxes to protect the precious TEA probing devices eBay auction: #382825647499

Stainless Mesh to prevent the deadly Aussie Shack spiders from gaining easy access into the TEA devices eBay auction: #282812532973

Additional Magnets for catches for TEA cases and just because 'Magnets'  :-+ eBay auction: #282908817240

And a Synology NAS and a Smoothieboard to play with on my Laser or 3D printer collection.
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« Reply #8708 on: June 13, 2019, 03:25:28 pm »
I finally got myself a Prema 8017 multimeter. Having some unexpected difficulties getting the drive imaged but I'll fix that as soon as I can get it to connect to one of my PCs properly.
 
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« Reply #8709 on: June 13, 2019, 03:36:54 pm »
just for fun...  :) My latest acquisition...

-headband magnifier for struggling with smd components;
-most long playing and successful mouse (M705) on the market, IMHO, of course;
-flux, it turned out to be quality product. It's used for smd components too.
-Mikrotik Map Lite, to get Siglent's web-server via wifi.
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« Reply #8710 on: June 13, 2019, 05:14:21 pm »
I finally got myself a Prema 8017 multimeter. Having some unexpected difficulties getting the drive imaged but I'll fix that as soon as I can get it to connect to one of my PCs properly.

Nice meter buddy!  :-+
Sparks and Smoke means i'm nearly there! 8)
 
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« Reply #8711 on: June 14, 2019, 10:07:57 pm »
TME Europe has up to 15% off on "Workplace Equipment". The offer ends today at some point .

So, I bought the following among other stuff:

1) Elme ESD Mat: 157CUT 6090 GREY

2) C.K "Sensoplus" Pliers :

a) T3772 1D120, Short snipe nose, serrated
b) T3777D 150,   Long snipe nose, serrated
c) T3770D 120,   Short flat nose, smooth
d) T3771D 120,   Short round nose

The pliers are made by Schmitz in Germany.
I was ready to buy them from Schmitz. Now, I paid 10 euros less and I like more the C.K's handles in black-grey color.

These are the equivalent part numbers by Schmitz:

a) 4212HS22 (short snipe nose, serrated)
b) 4202HS22 (long snipe nose, serrated)
c) 4221HS22 (short flat nose, smooth)
d) 4231HS22 (short round nose)

member nanofrog recommends the Schmitz pliers all the time! I've read every single thread and posts before my decision. thanks! 8)
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« Reply #8712 on: June 16, 2019, 12:23:06 pm »
No TE here but a new window air conditioner for my office.  The crappy GE unit I had has decided to just about stop blowing air so Mrs GreyWoolfe, who got a little something extra from her boss for employee appreciation week, treated me to a new Fridgidaire 8,000 BTU unit.  Office finally at 70F after being at almost outside temps for 2 days.  She takes good care of me. :clap: ^-^
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« Reply #8713 on: June 17, 2019, 06:07:33 pm »
Fujitsu ePS240WL power supply.  :)
 

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« Reply #8714 on: June 17, 2019, 06:19:19 pm »
Fujitsu ePS240WL power supply.  :)

what says Geiger counter?  :)
 

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« Reply #8715 on: June 17, 2019, 06:23:46 pm »
Fujitsu ePS240WL power supply.  :)

what says Geiger counter?  :)

Don't even have one.
 

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« Reply #8716 on: June 17, 2019, 06:26:38 pm »
Fujitsu ePS240WL power supply.  :)

what says Geiger counter?  :)

Don't even have one.

if it's refurbish gear, from Japan.

Just in case borrow it for check up.
 

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« Reply #8717 on: June 17, 2019, 06:52:10 pm »
Fujitsu ePS240WL power supply.  :)

That has got to be hands-down THE weirdest encoder/pot knob I have ever seen!!

What is it with Japanese test gear and crazy purple housings? (Purple is my favorite color so I don’t mind that, but this and the Hakko designs are kinda nuts!) :p
 

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« Reply #8718 on: June 17, 2019, 07:15:53 pm »
Fujitsu ePS240WL power supply.  :)

So what does the turbo button do?
 
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« Reply #8719 on: June 17, 2019, 07:49:59 pm »
Fujitsu ePS240WL power supply.  :)

what says Geiger counter?  :)

Don't even have one.

if it's refurbish gear, from Japan.

Just in case borrow it for check up.

I am thinking think about buying buy one.  :)
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« Reply #8720 on: June 17, 2019, 07:51:17 pm »
Fujitsu ePS240WL power supply.  :)

So what does the turbo button do?

Put the encoder into coarse mode.  :-DD
 

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« Reply #8721 on: June 17, 2019, 09:18:06 pm »
 Got it last week.

A GW GPQ-3030 lab power supply.

And if the date of the QC-Sticker is correct it is from 1979. And still works without Problems
 

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« Reply #8722 on: June 17, 2019, 09:28:14 pm »
Fujitsu ePS240WL power supply.  :)

That has got to be hands-down THE weirdest encoder/pot knob I have ever seen!!

What is it with Japanese test gear and crazy purple housings? (Purple is my favorite color so I don’t mind that, but this and the Hakko designs are kinda nuts!) :p

Ordered Purple PLA filament today - TO CHEAP @ $15.30 AUD discounted with free postage. Also a few more rolls of Black and  Orange.

Prompt supplier for Aussies and quick shipping with  Toll eBay auction: #253702014493
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« Reply #8723 on: June 17, 2019, 09:39:46 pm »
Fujitsu ePS240WL power supply.  :)
That has got to be hands-down THE weirdest encoder/pot knob I have ever seen!!

What is it with Japanese test gear and crazy purple housings? (Purple is my favorite color so I don’t mind that, but this and the Hakko designs are kinda nuts!) :p

I am OK with the color,  the knob make me think of fig.  :-DD
 

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« Reply #8724 on: June 17, 2019, 11:18:08 pm »
Well not purchased as such, but Fathers' day present. A nice pair of Tugsten Carbide side cutters - for all those magnetic component wires!

No particular reason to suspect that they're not made in Germany, surprisingly nice quality!



https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TC-TUNGSTEN-SIDE-CUTTER-KANTHAL-WIRE-CABLE-COIL-CUTTING-PLIERS-JEWELLERY-BEADING/191005254508

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