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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #9500 on: December 06, 2019, 11:06:08 pm »
Actually the project I'm doing at university is large macrocyclic molecules that are candidates for organic semiconductors and LEDs. Would be cool to be able to demonstrate that.
Ok that is way past the 1yr Uni chemistry knowledge from 30 yrs ago I have :)
But if you get something that glows or can be shown, would love to see it posted.
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« Reply #9501 on: December 07, 2019, 02:06:16 am »
Dell D830 at a whopping 2.4ghz dual core and 3 GB ram. 70$ so not too bad.
 

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« Reply #9502 on: December 07, 2019, 01:08:11 pm »
Dell D830 at a whopping 2.4ghz dual core and 3 GB ram. 70$ so not too bad.
I used a D620 and a bit later switched to a D630, but several friends had the D820 and D830. I loved these computers - they were built to last. Their only major drawback was that Nvidia chipset that had premature failures due to its flip chip packaging

https://www.cnet.com/news/summarizing-the-nvidia-problems-with-laptop-chips-overheating/
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« Reply #9503 on: December 07, 2019, 06:49:31 pm »
I scored a brand new DSOX1204a with 100Mhz BW and all software options for $500 on eBay.  No probes included though...
 
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« Reply #9504 on: December 08, 2019, 12:22:21 am »
I scored a brand new DSOX1204a with 100Mhz BW and all software options for $500 on eBay.  No probes included though...
That's quite a good deal. They're rather sweet little oscilloscopes.
 

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« Reply #9505 on: December 08, 2019, 12:25:15 am »
That is a good deal. Nicely done.
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« Reply #9506 on: December 08, 2019, 12:59:22 am »
I bought a rather nice looking monitor arm so I can get the 28” lcd off the desk and give me more space for my workbench.

Rather a good price for thrm from Fleabay. Straight from Invision.

Looks a nice bit of kit, gas ram in the arm and adjustable load.
 
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« Reply #9507 on: December 08, 2019, 04:23:16 am »
A loaf of bread, and no, I won't post a photo.
 

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« Reply #9508 on: December 08, 2019, 04:44:32 am »
Dell D830 at a whopping 2.4ghz dual core and 3 GB ram. 70$ so not too bad.
I used a D620 and a bit later switched to a D630, but several friends had the D820 and D830. I loved these computers - they were built to last. Their only major drawback was that Nvidia chipset that had premature failures due to its flip chip packaging

https://www.cnet.com/news/summarizing-the-nvidia-problems-with-laptop-chips-overheating/

It seems pretty solid. I cloned the drive to an SSD and made sure it worked then I stripped it down. Cleaned everything and it's nearly like new but I'm still waiting on the bluetooth module and flash cache module so it's still in pieces. The fan runs all the time the nvidia chip has underfill and a heat pipe on it with thermal compound so I think it'll be ok.
 

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« Reply #9509 on: December 08, 2019, 06:54:27 am »
I scored a brand new DSOX1204a with 100Mhz BW and all software options for $500 on eBay.  No probes included though...

Great deal on a great scope - congrats!
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« Reply #9510 on: December 11, 2019, 08:38:15 am »
I bought a HP85662A for 90 euros from France (+ shipping 85 euros |O).
Apparently the unit is working fine but the CRT is dim, I plan to replace it with the LCD retrofit NewScope-8 from Simmconn Labs : http://www.simmconnlabs.com/1401/2564.html


 
 

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« Reply #9511 on: December 11, 2019, 02:27:51 pm »
Hi, I recognize the seller's pictures (F1*****), I bought from him once.
The shipping is always high, but the parcels are rock solid and the equipment is very well protected.
 
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« Reply #9513 on: December 11, 2019, 05:04:14 pm »
I also forgot that  today i have received my original NO-REBRAND Zotek Digital Multimeter
aliexpress.com/item/4000187061097.html
 
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« Reply #9514 on: December 12, 2019, 11:55:39 pm »
Hi, I recognize the seller's pictures (F1*****), I bought from him once.
The shipping is always high, but the parcels are rock solid and the equipment is very well protected.
Is that the seller with the stupid prices for ancient crap? They refused my overly enthusiastic offer once, four months later they were still trying to push it for significantly less. Luckily I had come to my senses and scored better kit for less.
 

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« Reply #9515 on: December 13, 2019, 12:25:33 am »
Just got these two Symmetricom 58502A.
Perfect condition.
Will be used with GPSO primary and rubidium clock secondary to distribute the 10MHz ref to the bench instruments.
 

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« Reply #9516 on: December 13, 2019, 12:38:55 am »
Hi, I recognize the seller's pictures (F1*****), I bought from him once.
The shipping is always high, but the parcels are rock solid and the equipment is very well protected.
Is that the seller with the stupid prices for ancient crap? They refused my overly enthusiastic offer once, four months later they were still trying to push it for significantly less. Luckily I had come to my senses and scored better kit for less.

I've bought from him at least once before, the pricing is a little random, but once in a while he does have some decent deals.
Anyway we don't have that much choice over here.
His packing is done very professionally with injected polyurethane foam.
 

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« Reply #9517 on: December 13, 2019, 04:43:47 am »
More WEA for me  8) Plunge Saw and some extra track to keep me on the straight and narrow at least for timber cutting unlike the operator  >:D



As for the rest of todays spendings Bah Humbug Christmas shopping SUCKS  |O
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« Reply #9518 on: December 13, 2019, 04:51:17 am »
Just got these two Symmetricom 58502A.
Perfect condition.
Will be used with GPSO primary and rubidium clock secondary to distribute the 10MHz ref to the bench instruments.

Awesome!

Before using them swap the caps on the power supplies(this is not optional if you want them to live).
VE7FM
 
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« Reply #9519 on: December 13, 2019, 07:42:15 am »
More WEA for me  8) Plunge Saw and some extra track to keep me on the straight and narrow at least for timber cutting unlike the operator  >:D



As for the rest of todays spendings Bah Humbug Christmas shopping SUCKS  |O

Track saws are great for working with sheet goods.  You'll love it!

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #9520 on: December 13, 2019, 07:51:02 am »
More WEA for me  8) Plunge Saw and some extra track to keep me on the straight and narrow at least for timber cutting unlike the operator  >:D



As for the rest of todays spendings Bah Humbug Christmas shopping SUCKS  |O

Track saws are great for working with sheet goods.  You'll love it!

-Pat

I was looking at buying a Triton or Contractors Table saw but then did some more research and youtube watching. Much safer for the fingers and it became clear keeping the sheet locked down and moving the saw makes more sense without in and out feed tables/horses taking up a heap of floor space.
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« Reply #9521 on: December 13, 2019, 08:29:21 am »
More WEA for me  8) Plunge Saw and some extra track to keep me on the straight and narrow at least for timber cutting unlike the operator  >:D



As for the rest of todays spendings Bah Humbug Christmas shopping SUCKS  |O

Track saws are great for working with sheet goods.  You'll love it!

-Pat

I was looking at buying a Triton or Contractors Table saw but then did some more research and youtube watching. Much safer for the fingers and it became clear keeping the sheet locked down and moving the saw makes more sense without in and out feed tables/horses taking up a heap of floor space.

The plunge feature makes it a lot safer for sure - circular saws always made me nervous with their Mickey-mouse guards that seemed to get in the way more than guard.  This type is great -plunge, cut, release and the blade retracts and you can put the saw down on a flat surface and it just sits without wobbling or tipping.

-Pat
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« Reply #9522 on: December 13, 2019, 08:57:07 pm »
Just got these two Symmetricom 58502A.
Perfect condition.
Will be used with GPSO primary and rubidium clock secondary to distribute the 10MHz ref to the bench instruments.

Awesome!

Before using them swap the caps on the power supplies(this is not optional if you want them to live).

Will do. Thanks for the heads-up.
Opened both as I was removing the usual stickers and glue plague.
Today I undid the PSU on both and the caps looked OK (no bulge or leaks) and they tested OK for value ( one is about 10% low) and ESR OK for all.

Will keep an eye out for this as I order replacements from Mouser.

Are the caps going bad a known issue for the Symmetricoms or good prctice in general for older caps?


 

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« Reply #9523 on: December 13, 2019, 11:05:59 pm »
Bought a 4U wall mount server rack on evilBay even though I only needed a 2U.  I didn't want a vertical rack.  Also bought an adjustable wrench from handtoolrescue.com. Got my son one for Christmas and just bought one for myself.
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« Reply #9524 on: December 13, 2019, 11:09:55 pm »
Just got a Fluke 87V, described as boxed, new and unused, for £160.00 UK. It does indeed look as new but the most recent date I can find on any of the included docs is 2007.  Would anyone be able to date it from the S/No, which is 96350419?
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