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duskglow

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Ever seen one of these?
« on: June 17, 2013, 06:07:41 am »
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Transistor-Diode-Capacitor-Tracker-Curve-Tracer-Electronic-Component-Tester-/151051471921

It looks like a neat little gadget that someone designed and built themselves.  I'm not sure if I would have a use for one yet, but some of you might.
 

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Re: Ever seen one of these?
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2013, 06:27:12 am »
You'll find that many of the "older" members here grew up with curve tracers (we didn't have many other resources back then).
The Elektor design was / is? one of the best, that one has pretty average "curves".
There's many threads on this forum on the subject, should you have more interest.
Hello <tap> <tap> .. is this thing on?
 

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Re: Ever seen one of these?
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2013, 06:34:03 am »
Ahh, interesting.  Always something new to learn.

Way too much, actually.   :scared:
 

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Ever seen one of these?
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2013, 07:09:04 am »
i think for same price you can buy analog oscilloscope with same functionality , component test feature
 

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Re: Ever seen one of these?
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2013, 07:33:12 am »
It's an 'octopus' been used for eons, google 'octopus'
 

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Re: Ever seen one of these?
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2013, 04:20:52 pm »
Huntron Tracker is the best known commercial version of this.  It's been around for 10 or 20 years.

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Re: Ever seen one of these?
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2013, 04:28:41 pm »
i think for same price you can buy analog oscilloscope with same functionality , component test feature
Yes, it is a standard feature on most analog or digital Hameg scopes since late 1980s or so.
« Last Edit: June 17, 2013, 04:34:45 pm by Hydrawerk »
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Re: Ever seen one of these?
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2013, 04:54:57 pm »
http://www.pa4tim.nl/?p=1437 this one I made some time ago.
Also once made an octopus.
I know own a sort of hurton tracer copy from vu-data. And my pride is a Tektronix 576, the king of curve tracers but that is a total different class. It can do things like 1000V and 10A, you can do a lot more with a CT then most people know. Besides testing semiconductors you can measure ESR, zap nicads, charge batteries, test volt/temp coƶfficients, match components, with some additional things you can even test tubes.
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Re: Ever seen one of these?
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2013, 05:54:16 pm »
Here on page 27 of Tektronix's "The XYZs of using a scope" is an easy one to build for cheap, plus some good scope tips.
Phil


http://njarc.org/books/XYZs%20of%20Using%20a%20Scope/XYZs_of_Using_a_Scope.pdf

 

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Re: Ever seen one of these?
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2013, 06:07:05 pm »
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i think for same price you can buy analog oscilloscope with same functionality , component test feature
If you have such a scope for $60, I think I'd like to buy it from you.
 


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