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« Reply #9650 on: January 12, 2020, 08:20:58 pm »
Not particularly exciting, but found in an unusual place: a housewares thrift store.  When was the last time you found a Weston milliammeter in with the credenzas and hassocks?   :-DD

And yes, it works - I tested it with my HP calibrator.
 

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« Reply #9651 on: January 12, 2020, 08:23:25 pm »
Some ADCMT / Advantest equipment. There is some fault in R6144 and might be also in TR5834 which was sold as is, not tested. Lets see what will I get :)

I’m not sure if I need pulse jitter counter that often but one can use it as a frequency counter with pocket calculator :)

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« Reply #9652 on: January 12, 2020, 08:32:12 pm »
Very nice units, congratulations !  :-+
 

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« Reply #9653 on: January 12, 2020, 10:01:27 pm »
Very nice units, congratulations !  :-+
Thanks!  :)
 

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« Reply #9654 on: January 13, 2020, 12:52:30 am »
Is that the unit with a faulty 1v range? If so there is a thread on here about units with the same fault.

I looked at it but decided I don’t need it. It might be worthwhile adding your repair to that thread to update it for future users
 

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« Reply #9655 on: January 13, 2020, 07:34:33 am »
Is that the unit with a faulty 1v range? If so there is a thread on here about units with the same fault.

I looked at it but decided I don’t need it. It might be worthwhile adding your repair to that thread to update it for future users

Yes it is. Thanks for the tip, I will add my findings to that same thread.
 

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« Reply #9656 on: January 13, 2020, 06:09:54 pm »
Got a nice birthday gift from my wife. Finally the bench will be more organized 😂
 
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« Reply #9657 on: January 13, 2020, 09:45:20 pm »
The molded carry case has a lot of internal structures intended to hold just this grinder, cord and accessories. Which make the case useless for anything else. I never use them, and in the past have always thrown out the cases immediately, as they are a waste of space.

I tried to recycle one and they wouldn't even take the plastic. Those things are a total waste of resources.
 

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« Reply #9658 on: January 16, 2020, 03:11:14 am »
Not particularly exciting, but found in an unusual place: a housewares thrift store.  When was the last time you found a Weston milliammeter in with the credenzas and hassocks?   :-DD

And yes, it works - I tested it with my HP calibrator.



They may not be exciting, but I still like old panel meters. I grab any I come across that aren't exorbitantly expensive. Nice find.
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« Reply #9659 on: January 16, 2020, 03:27:59 am »
Not particularly exciting, but found in an unusual place: a housewares thrift store.  When was the last time you found a Weston milliammeter in with the credenzas and hassocks?   :-DD

And yes, it works - I tested it with my HP calibrator.



They may not be exciting, but I still like old panel meters. I grab any I come across that aren't exorbitantly expensive. Nice find.

Really glad have friends here, especially on this type of appetite.  :-+

Some eyes candies on what I've scored recent years, and the appetite keeps stronger.  :palm:


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« Reply #9660 on: January 16, 2020, 05:11:58 am »
Eakins autofocus camera. I shouldn't have because it's really extravagant for a newbie like me, but I did.

Seeing that it works with my existing trinocular scope is what convinced me. That almost halves the price and means it won't take up any desk space. Stumbled on this possibility on a YouTube video at https://youtu.be/8eqj632svDM
 

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« Reply #9662 on: January 19, 2020, 08:27:52 am »
Picked up a Hewlett Packard 6612C System DC Power Supply from eBay for a very good price (delivered to Australia). Cleaned up very nicely, display is a bit dim. Being able to source and sink, I am going to use it for battery charge/discharge using SCPI command scripts in Python. Did a voltage cal and it is bang on, need to take it to work for a current cal.
 

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« Reply #9663 on: January 20, 2020, 12:33:57 pm »
Bought a few things this morning, this is one of them. Seemed like a good deal on sale for 31% off.

https://www.newegg.com/western-digital-blue-1tb/p/N82E16820250088




Also bought a Wiha canvas pouch in an order from Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/Wiha-91118-Green-Canvas-positions/dp/B000T9UK8Y/



 

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« Reply #9664 on: January 20, 2020, 04:30:56 pm »
Also a good idea - see pic -, since my bones
ain't becoming more flexible these days. :scared:

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involving cloning the SSD and retaining W7 just in case.
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« Reply #9665 on: January 20, 2020, 05:52:44 pm »
Bought a few things this morning, this is one of them. Seemed like a good deal on sale for 31% off.

https://www.newegg.com/western-digital-blue-1tb/p/N82E16820250088


SSD can almost always blow new life into older PC's, and the higher capacity a SSD is the faster. Just use it as your boot drive if you don't have an NVMe drive in your machine. (I have switched all my machines, even my old 2004 Dell Latitude D620, to SSD boot devices. Older devices like that D620 and two thicc MacBook Pros use SATA SSD, and all other computers use NVMe for something even faster.)
 

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« Reply #9666 on: January 20, 2020, 06:40:22 pm »
Picked up a Hewlett Packard 6612C System DC Power Supply from eBay for a very good price (delivered to Australia). Cleaned up very nicely, display is a bit dim. Being able to source and sink, I am going to use it for battery charge/discharge using SCPI command scripts in Python. Did a voltage cal and it is bang on, need to take it to work for a current cal.
These are one of the best power supplies ever built by HP
The displays always have been more dim than on other instruments, it seems normal on the 6612C
 
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« Reply #9667 on: January 20, 2020, 08:05:22 pm »
I bought a Qi wireless charging pad today, for my iPhone 8 so I can ramp down the Lightning port usage.
 

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« Reply #9669 on: January 21, 2020, 05:17:37 am »
Looks like you found the good stuff. Getting a backup of the cal ram is #1.
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« Reply #9670 on: January 21, 2020, 07:01:09 am »
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?

One the Black lead there is a manufacture date of the lead. It is not that easy to find but all my TL175 black leads have them. 
With the pcb revision number, meter serial number and lead date you should be able to narrow the manufacture date of the 87V
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« Reply #9671 on: January 21, 2020, 07:41:53 am »
My latest purchase is a Pace TD100A soldering iron to replace the TD100(plastic one) that came with my WJS station .
The new soldering iron comes with a more flexible and thinner lead and the iron itself feels better balanced.  The lead does not drag the back of the iron down.
 I always felt I was wrestling with the thing.
Some people complained they had heat issues with the old plastic iron, but I never did.

Also waiting for delivery of a spare hakko fx880-1 iron. the hakko fx888D is still my favourite iron even if it has a crap interface just set to 300C  and leave it alone.
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« Reply #9672 on: January 21, 2020, 07:51:22 am »
HP 8563E spectrum analyzer!  8)
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« Reply #9673 on: January 21, 2020, 01:11:42 pm »
Two HP 3478A 5.5 digit DMMs.
Yes I know they are old, and the displays could do with hacking to add a backlight.

Check the4 RIFA caps! -

hp 3478A RIFA caps
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« Reply #9674 on: January 21, 2020, 03:15:34 pm »
Check the4 RIFA caps! -

Oh yes! I already spotted those in one of the videos of the internals. Definitely top of my todo list.
I can imagine what that RIFA-smoke condensation would do to the board, and the meter's accuracy.

The DMMs are still in the post. Sent from USA to Oz via Ebay's Global Shipping Program, in which I
am coming to understand from other recent purchases, GSP means 'Global Snail Pace'.
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