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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #8125 on: January 11, 2019, 09:50:54 am »
Never will there be an unprotected SMA/3.5mm connector again.


you are a german aficionado, right?  ;D

I'm not sure that Belgians would agree with you :)

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« Reply #8126 on: January 11, 2019, 09:57:16 am »
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do you see my avatar? So don't get me wrong.  ;)
(sometimes we all have to be able to laugh at ourself too)
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« Reply #8127 on: January 11, 2019, 10:29:35 am »
Yes, I did. I wasn't taking it seriously. Besides, I'm not even German, just live here. My home team rarely get any further.

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« Reply #8128 on: January 11, 2019, 02:23:48 pm »
Thanks guys, that is what I thought. I had to laugh, my initial post I incorrectly put 'load' sense, d'oh, the DUT is the source!
They have a great sense of humor.  >:D

Anyway, I don't care about the BNC being placed between the two banana sockets. I only use banana cables or big crocodile clips so I have no need for the perfect 19 mm spaced plugs (which usually have very thin wire attached to them).
 

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« Reply #8129 on: January 13, 2019, 05:22:57 pm »
And this arrived a few days ago.


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« Reply #8130 on: January 13, 2019, 06:10:55 pm »
Some 0805 resistors. Yeah, I know, boring as bat shit, but Mouser wanted 55 Euro for a reel of 5000 so I hit EBay. The result? a reel of 10K and a reel of 100K that will be enough to last a lifetime for under 20 Euro in total including shipping.
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« Reply #8131 on: January 14, 2019, 10:37:36 am »
And this arrived a few days ago.


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Where'd you got it?
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« Reply #8132 on: January 16, 2019, 09:09:15 am »
I bought it used on eBay UK.
I really like it (even that silly looking colored screen).  :P
 
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« Reply #8133 on: January 16, 2019, 10:07:53 am »
I bought it used on eBay UK.
I really like it (even that silly looking colored screen).  :P

Don't use this beauty in Paris these days.  >:D  ;)  :-+
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« Reply #8134 on: January 16, 2019, 11:46:49 am »
  ;D

I don't like the leads/probes, I'll use better ones I have.
 

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« Reply #8135 on: January 17, 2019, 02:37:10 am »
There needs to be a short back story to this.

When I graduated from college, the first job I had was as a field engineer for a small but somewhat well-known process control and measurement company.  They had some interesting gear: strip chart recorders, temperature monitors with LED displays, pH and thermocouple hardware.  But ultimately, I realized the job was a dead end for my engineering training so I went somewhere else.

As a tip of the hat to my old company, I decided that owning a small memento would be a nice thing, and I could legitimately say it was something I could have had back in those days.  Found this on the Bay for $20 and decided it was too cool to pass up.  It has about a century's worth of dirt and grime on it, and there's at least one duff connection in the wiring, but once it gets cleaned up it will be a nice thing to have sitting on the lab bench.  I did manage to test the 1-10 Ω range and it was definitely within 1% accuracy.
 
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« Reply #8136 on: January 17, 2019, 04:15:40 am »
Now these were items you worked on back in the early 1900's?

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« Reply #8137 on: January 17, 2019, 05:16:20 am »
Believe it or not, we had plenty of equipment both in our repair shop and in customer installations from the 1920s (this was 1970).  One of the recorders we had to maintain was a mechanical potentiometer-based unit with a Weston cell as the reference voltage for its thermocouple.  Even though the newer electrical potentiometer with wire slide had been introduced years earlier, many customers felt it unnecessary to replace a unit which had been running reliably for decades.

I have no idea how old our Weston cells and standard resistors were, but the design was essentially unchanged since the company was founded and they were made before the little graphical "L&N" logo was created.  The service guys still used the old-style potentiometer/galvanometer to calibrate the installations, because they trusted it implicitly.   ???
 

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« Reply #8138 on: January 17, 2019, 05:31:43 am »
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« Reply #8139 on: January 17, 2019, 06:57:22 am »
Got myself a new-in-box EPROM Eraser, so I promptly tore it apart to see what's inside. :D

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« Reply #8140 on: January 17, 2019, 07:04:05 am »
Got myself a new-in-box EPROM Eraser, so I promptly tore it apart to see what's inside. :D

Center ground power jack! I blew up many things with those evil power supplies |O.
The most recent victim was an LTP2884 USB isolator.
 
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« Reply #8141 on: January 17, 2019, 06:33:27 pm »
Got myself a new-in-box EPROM Eraser, so I promptly tore it apart to see what's inside. :D
Nice purchase, Terra. I bought a NOS years ago that is less sophisticated but at least has a built-in power supply.

Center ground power jack! I blew up many things with those evil power supplies |O.
The most recent victim was an LTP2884 USB isolator.
These things are nasty indeed. I am not sure if the Japanese started this trend, but their vintage music brands (Roland, Casio, Korg, Yamaha) all use center negative. On an ancient Casio keyboard, the power supply that came with it even had a switch to change both voltages and polarity - a disaster waiting to happen. My dad quickly wrapped all that in insulating tape to prevent any one of us kids from changing it.
 
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« Reply #8142 on: January 18, 2019, 12:54:20 am »
Retail TEA support therapy was needed. I had zero anythings of any sort expected and I was feeling edgy not being able to track movements of orders so I am now waiting on a set of bumpers and handle for my 34401A 'used' out of China  :palm: and a MICSIG differential probe from 'Chullora' in Sydney (which is also a suburb of Hong Kong where WIN Logistics are actually based)  :horse:

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« Reply #8143 on: January 18, 2019, 02:36:51 am »
Yeah, center negative is evil.
It was sometimes done as a cheap way to switch a battery in and out of circuit when the plug was inserted and removed, but on a device with no battery, there's no excuse!...
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« Reply #8144 on: January 18, 2019, 03:18:03 am »
Retail TEA support therapy was needed. I had zero anythings of any sort expected and I was feeling edgy not being able to track movements of orders so I am now waiting on a set of bumpers and handle for my 34401A 'used' out of China  :palm: and a MICSIG differential probe from 'Chullora' in Sydney (which is also a suburb of Hong Kong where WIN Logistics are actually based)  :horse:

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« Reply #8145 on: January 18, 2019, 03:52:07 am »
Got myself a new-in-box EPROM Eraser, so I promptly tore it apart to see what's inside. :D

I had to laugh at "it's made by Leap". Needs a little handle mounted on the tray I think.
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« Reply #8146 on: January 19, 2019, 12:05:43 pm »
Got myself a new-in-box EPROM Eraser, so I promptly tore it apart to see what's inside. :D

I had to laugh at "it's made by Leap". Needs a little handle mounted on the tray I think.

I agree, I think I could find a nice chrome handle in Akihabara. I'm sure I saw a few different sizes at the store selling enclosures and stuff.
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« Reply #8147 on: January 20, 2019, 04:11:27 pm »
Ordered this from Amazon on Wednesday and it was delivered on Friday. Pretty amazing considering I chose the "Free Shipping" option.






 
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« Reply #8148 on: January 20, 2019, 10:56:28 pm »
Ordered this from Amazon on Wednesday and it was delivered on Friday. Pretty amazing considering I chose the "Free Shipping" option.



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« Reply #8149 on: January 21, 2019, 12:38:16 am »
Ordered this from Amazon on Wednesday and it was delivered on Friday. Pretty amazing considering I chose the "Free Shipping" option.



That is surprising considering Amazon usually just sits on your order until the appointed time offset for "free shipping" duration.
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