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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7000 on: July 05, 2018, 02:51:38 pm »
I will probably dig out a few traceable passives and use them to do a check that the thing is reasonably close, if it is, then fine, if not well I have a service manual, and old HP is generally really serviceable, failing everything else it goes back on EBay as a 'parts only' job where I got it from.

This is not intended for metrology, but as a working tool for winding RF inductors and such (And maybe doing G-B plots of sonar transducers), so if it is within a few percent, that is good enough.

Short, open and measure something known in the range that I am interested in, not calibration, but reasonable verification, far more important most of the time.

First job, as always, is dig any RIFA class X or Y caps out of there.....
 
 

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« Reply #7001 on: July 07, 2018, 09:57:37 am »
A Peak DCA75 semiconductor tester, mainly for its curve tracing functions. I'm pleased to say that Peak's generosity continues.  :-+
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« Reply #7002 on: July 07, 2018, 03:47:02 pm »
Another power strip so I can power more pieces of test equipment. 
 

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« Reply #7003 on: July 07, 2018, 04:57:10 pm »
Another power strip so I can power more pieces of test equipment. 

I have one of those saved for later at Amazon, but it's silver. Even on ebay all are silver. Did you actually find it in black somewhere?
 

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« Reply #7004 on: July 07, 2018, 05:02:57 pm »
Another power strip so I can power more pieces of test equipment. 

I have one of those saved for later at Amazon, but it's silver. Even on ebay all are silver. Did you actually find it in black somewhere?

They have black ones at Harbor Freight. Good deal with their ubiquitous 20% off coupon.
 

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« Reply #7005 on: July 07, 2018, 05:19:33 pm »
Another power strip so I can power more pieces of test equipment. 

I have one of those saved for later at Amazon, but it's silver. Even on ebay all are silver. Did you actually find it in black somewhere?

Got it from Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074MTPML1/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Isn't too bad.  Plan on putting a shorter cord on it.
 

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« Reply #7006 on: July 07, 2018, 05:31:39 pm »
Geez, I tried looking at Amazon with no luck, but their search is kind of useless at times. Or maybe they really didn't have black when I looked, it was months ago. Harbor Freight only had house brand, which looks like that flimsy folded metal construction. Too bad cause there's a store 20 miles away. I'm torn now because I found this at Newark a few weeks back. Not as many outlets, but check the price and it's extruded aluminum.

http://www.newark.com/stellar-labs-power/28-21485/twelve-outlet-metal-power-strip/dp/95Y2826

Haven't ordered yet, still building enough of an order to be worthwhile.
 

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« Reply #7007 on: July 07, 2018, 06:01:29 pm »
Harbor Freight only had house brand, which looks like that flimsy folded metal construction.

I’ve got a couple of them in my lab. It’s true they aren’t super heavy duty construction but I wouldn’t call it flimsy. They do have a beefy cord and are ETL certified. I find they’re more than adequate for mounting to a wall or bench and plugging TE into - and at $20 -the price is right.
 

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« Reply #7008 on: July 07, 2018, 07:05:11 pm »
Looking at the newark one, it seems I got screwed.  While I picked the Amazon one because of its high density (16 plugs -> 2ft long) as I will only be plugging cords into it, it's really not worth 40 bucks.  >:(
 

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« Reply #7009 on: July 07, 2018, 07:49:16 pm »
I’ve got a couple of them in my lab. It’s true they aren’t super heavy duty construction but I wouldn’t call it flimsy. They do have a beefy cord and are ETL certified. I find they’re more than adequate for mounting to a wall or bench and plugging TE into - and at $20 -the price is right.

Yes, you're right. I only said flimsy because I had one similar get severely bent by UPS. If you can walk in a store and buy one that would be no problem, and they're plenty sturdy enough to hang on a wall and plug stuff into.
 

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« Reply #7010 on: July 07, 2018, 08:27:55 pm »
Fufufu. I just bought a Brocade icx-6610 to upgrade my main systems to 10Gb/s.
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HP 58503A & Symmetricom 58535A & 58529A
« Reply #7011 on: July 07, 2018, 09:31:57 pm »
HP 58503A




Symmetricom 58535A & 58529A

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« Reply #7012 on: July 09, 2018, 12:50:27 am »
A new parcel arrived this morning, from Reichelt Elektronik in Germany. There are some 4mm banana test leads and sockets, and the heaviest item in this parcel is a product catalogue, 1800 pages, in German.  :-DD
 
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« Reply #7013 on: July 09, 2018, 03:27:28 am »
I got a catalog from Newark a while back. It's about the same size as that one from Reichelt. Mouser used to send out catalogs regularly, but I haven't gotten one in years. Maybe they don't print them anymore. I'm kind of surprised anyone goes to the trouble these days.
 

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« Reply #7014 on: July 09, 2018, 05:21:43 am »
and the heaviest item in this parcel is a product catalogue, 1800 pages, in German.  :-DD
A good opportunity for you to brush up your German :)
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« Reply #7015 on: July 09, 2018, 07:11:41 am »
and the heaviest item in this parcel is a product catalogue, 1800 pages, in German.  :-DD
A good opportunity for you to brush up your German :)

...... but I'm still learning English.  :-[
 

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« Reply #7016 on: July 09, 2018, 08:08:04 am »
and the heaviest item in this parcel is a product catalogue, 1800 pages, in German.  :-DD
A good opportunity for you to brush up your German :)

...... but I'm still learning English.  :-[

Ah try the mouser catalogue for some night time reading
 

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« Reply #7017 on: July 09, 2018, 08:14:18 am »
Keysight U1620A 2 channel 200 MHz handheld scope. I bought it as having a broken channel 2 but it works perfect. Added a pair of Tektronix THP0301 300 MHz probes.
With both channels is works nicely to 240 MHz before any aliasing, with a single channel its 3 dB point is 360 MHz - not bad at all.

Would be nice to have more history on this guy. The earlier handheld Agilent scopes were made in Korea by Escort I do believe. This scope is made in Malaysia and runs WinCE 5.0. It has the typical stainless steel torx screws and the boards internally are Agilent branded. It also uses the same lithium battery packs as the Keysight FieldFox line of handheld RF analyzers. The GUI is very responsive but the software feels like it could be further optimized.
I don't have the proper power adapter which is 15 VDC @ 4amp. It uses what I am calling a 2.5mm "safety" barrel plug - does anyone know where to source one, I have plenty of power adapters and would be happy to just change the end.

Attached are a few pics looking at a 1 MHz 1 Vpp signal from an AWG, don't try probing like this at home kids!
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« Reply #7018 on: July 09, 2018, 09:21:53 am »
and the heaviest item in this parcel is a product catalogue, 1800 pages, in German.  :-DD
A good opportunity for you to brush up your German :)

...... but I'm still learning English.  :-[

Ah try the mouser catalogue for some night time reading
If only they still printed them... :(

Newark won’t send me one, either: they print them in English, but categorically refuse to send an English catalog outside the UK or US.  >:(
 

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« Reply #7019 on: July 09, 2018, 04:16:24 pm »
They sent me one last year after a Hirose GT connector order (oem Nissan connectors) - most will send out catalogues but you may have to pay the shipping for it
 

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« Reply #7020 on: July 09, 2018, 04:56:56 pm »
They sent me one last year after a Hirose GT connector order (oem Nissan connectors) - most will send out catalogues but you may have to pay the shipping for it
Who, Mouser or Newark?

I have the last Mouser catalog (2014). Newark will not send an English catalog outside of UK or US, as I said. I asked, they categorically will not do it. :(
 

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« Reply #7021 on: July 09, 2018, 05:48:41 pm »
I didn't "buy" anything today so have no "latest purchase" to post....DAMN!!  :rant:
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« Reply #7022 on: July 09, 2018, 08:31:32 pm »
A nice 14" box fan for my lab take the heat down a bit, works a treat.
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« Reply #7023 on: July 09, 2018, 08:43:37 pm »
A nice 14" box fan for my lab take the heat down a bit, works a treat.

Nice 1!  Good shout!   :)
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« Reply #7024 on: July 09, 2018, 11:50:19 pm »
Keysight U1620A 2 channel 200 MHz handheld scope.

You, sir, are evil. You just let me know this wonderful piece of kit for measuring SMPS high side, and my money just automatically went to Keysight :-//.
 


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