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Offline Araho

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #425 on: April 05, 2014, 01:26:42 pm »
#550 arrived in Norway today. It feels really sturdy and good quality too, good job Dave! Love the binding posts.

One question, what kind of SMD LED is the battery indicator? (I realize this is probably easily found on the projects page, but it looked cool and might be interesting to someone else as well.)
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #426 on: April 06, 2014, 12:55:11 pm »
One question, what kind of SMD LED is the battery indicator?
Kingbright APTR3216SYCK
http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/APTR3216SYCK/754-1174-1-ND/1747891
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #427 on: April 06, 2014, 02:45:19 pm »
 

Offline FaultlineAudio

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #428 on: April 07, 2014, 10:37:48 pm »
I received unit #564 today.  It was mailed on 3/28/14 and arrived in perfect condition in the USA 10 days later.  Packaging was done very well and the shipping label was placed nicely (thanks Mrs EEVblog and Sagan  :-+)

I'll be giving this a play around tonight

Thanks
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #429 on: April 07, 2014, 11:05:11 pm »
Unit 380, shipped 31 March, arrived Seattle, WA, USA today, 7 April, screws and all.  Whoopee!!   :-+
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #430 on: April 08, 2014, 06:35:01 pm »
Received unit 570 today in Austin, TX. Shipped 28 March. Even got four (yup four; counted 'em twice) screws for the box. Now need to find a CR2032 battery so I can have a measure-off with my original µCurrent.  :-+
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #431 on: April 08, 2014, 10:24:08 pm »
Received #00500 today in St. Louis, Missouri.

Thanks, Dave!    :D
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #432 on: April 08, 2014, 11:18:09 pm »
Serial # 410 arrived Shelton, CT USA   on April 7, 2014
 

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Instructiions
« Reply #433 on: April 09, 2014, 02:47:36 am »
Can anyone point me to a pdf of some instructions for this?  Also, does it take one CR2032 or two?  Thanks.
 

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Re: Instructiions
« Reply #434 on: April 09, 2014, 04:12:20 am »
Can anyone point me to a pdf of some instructions for this?  Also, does it take one CR2032 or two?  Thanks.

It's a current meter, you use it like any other current meter (beware scope connected output grounding of course).
The output equals the V/A ratio printed on the silkscreen.
Original article is here:
http://alternatezone.com/electronics/ucurrent/uCurrentArticle.pdf
 

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Re: Instructiions
« Reply #435 on: April 09, 2014, 12:58:28 pm »
Can anyone point me to a pdf of some instructions for this?  Also, does it take one CR2032 or two?  Thanks.

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #436 on: April 09, 2014, 01:32:43 pm »
Hi Dave,

Do you already have an idea when the general sales for the ucurrent gold will start (in europe)?
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #437 on: April 09, 2014, 05:44:15 pm »
Mine arrived in Ireland 2 days ago.
Thanks.

 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #438 on: April 09, 2014, 10:19:19 pm »
#00710 sent 20140331 picked up 20140409

Thanks Dave!   :-+
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #439 on: April 10, 2014, 03:14:09 am »
#683 Just received!!!!


Thanks Dave!


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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #440 on: April 10, 2014, 03:39:36 am »
Do you already have an idea when the general sales for the ucurrent gold will start (in europe)?

As I keep saying, once all the Kickstarter units are shipped. Then I will have spares for general sale.
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #441 on: April 10, 2014, 06:42:55 am »
Received my unit today! All in good order and working fine.

Thanks Dave.

Lousiana, USA
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #442 on: April 10, 2014, 09:53:56 am »
#621 arrived today (Italy)!

Does the µCurrent ships with mounting screws? Mine does not have them...

 

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Re: Instructiions
« Reply #443 on: April 10, 2014, 05:26:03 pm »
Can anyone point me to a pdf of some instructions for this?  Also, does it take one CR2032 or two?  Thanks.

It's a current meter, you use it like any other current meter (beware scope connected output grounding of course).
The output equals the V/A ratio printed on the silkscreen.
Original article is here:
http://alternatezone.com/electronics/ucurrent/uCurrentArticle.pdf

Thanks for the link, though you didn't have the SHORT function in the model referenced there.  What does that do?  Short around the shunt resistor to bypass it, removing the uCurrent from the circuit?  Also, can you confirm that this model has the same current ranges as the original?  Thanks.
 

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Re: Instructiions
« Reply #444 on: April 11, 2014, 11:45:59 am »
Thanks for the link, though you didn't have the SHORT function in the model referenced there.  What does that do?  Short around the shunt resistor to bypass it, removing the uCurrent from the circuit?  Also, can you confirm that this model has the same current ranges as the original?  Thanks.

Both are explained on the Kickstarter page linked in the first post of this thread.
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #445 on: April 12, 2014, 11:34:51 pm »
To my utter shock, my µCurrent arrived today without little stickers that say, "Calibration Void if Removed."

Yikes! How can I be sure my calibration is good without those stickers?  :)

Nice Product Dave!  :-+
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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #446 on: April 14, 2014, 09:28:04 am »
No. 1315 arrives safe and sound, thanks Dave.
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #447 on: April 14, 2014, 05:51:19 pm »
Today no. 388 arrived in Göteborg (Gothenburg for you english speakers) in Sweden.
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #448 on: April 14, 2014, 10:20:53 pm »
Hi!  Mine arrived today. Nº 00737 ( A Coruña, SPAIN ) it came with mounting screws. I'm sooooo hapy! Thank  you very much!  :-+

 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #449 on: April 14, 2014, 10:23:15 pm »

Mine has arrived today - 10 days delivery time (04.04.2014-14.04.2014) - serial number between 400 and 450.
Package was intact, contents seem ok, too :)

Anyhow I'm still a bit wondering what the special trace narrowing near the negative input is ... an emergency fuse I'd guess (there are no replacement specs printed on ;))


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