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Offline Kjelt

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Re: WTF is the price?!
« Reply #125 on: September 29, 2019, 08:32:07 am »
I just felt a bit meh about this one. As a multimiter it's just your everage $5 one but it cantains a very accurate voltage/current source which is nice but who has a need for that. the 0.02% is for the current/voltage source, not the multimeter.
Did you watch the video?
The 0.02% is for the 0-10V and 0-24mA ranges.
You can set these as input as well as output.
Anyway if a lot of eevbloggers bought one we probably will see some rebuilds and spinnoff projects which is always fun
 

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Re: WTF is the price?!
« Reply #126 on: September 29, 2019, 08:32:31 am »
You can test any 4-20ma device with it. Meter to verify current is going down the line, calibrator to test the response. Number 1 use case as far as I'm concerned. The voltage source... whatever.
 

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Re: WTF is the price?!
« Reply #127 on: September 29, 2019, 08:34:21 am »
what machinery needs testing with a voltage/current source?
All industrial, professional and machine applications that use sensors, 0-10V (isolators) inputs, current loops etc. My cnc router uses a couple, p&p machines use sensors etc
 

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Re: WTF is the price?!
« Reply #128 on: September 29, 2019, 08:42:31 am »
The thing is if you never do something like building lathes, mills, printers, p&p machines and the like you miss out on a lot of electronics.
I also came in contact quite late but there is a big world of electronics out there: NEC class2 protection modules, safety relais, motor drivers, cossin and quadrature encoders , tens of different proximity sensors, modbus, ethercat, profibus etcetc. A new interesting world  :)
 

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Re: WTF is the price?!
« Reply #129 on: September 29, 2019, 08:42:56 am »
Yes I am aware of the ranges of process sensors but disneyland maintenance would be testing these day to day?
https://www.simonselectronics.co.uk/shop
Varied stock of test instruments and components including EEVblog gear and Wurth Elektronik Books.
Also, if you want to get ripped off: https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/simons_electronics?_trksid=p2047675.l2559
 

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Re: WTF is the price?!
« Reply #130 on: September 29, 2019, 08:53:57 am »
Yes. Check all shift long. LOTS of equipment so even when things rarely go wrong, it's only rare for a single piece of equipment, not the park.
 

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Re: WTF is the price?!
« Reply #131 on: September 29, 2019, 09:02:39 am »
Well it would appear that all of Daves viewers work at disneyland.
https://www.simonselectronics.co.uk/shop
Varied stock of test instruments and components including EEVblog gear and Wurth Elektronik Books.
Also, if you want to get ripped off: https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/simons_electronics?_trksid=p2047675.l2559
 
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Re: WTF is the price?!
« Reply #132 on: September 29, 2019, 09:10:37 am »
Hahaha.
 

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Re: WTF is the price?!
« Reply #133 on: September 29, 2019, 09:12:38 am »
It's actually been over a decade since I've been to Disneyland, and it's only 100 miles from me. But if you've ever seen the place, it's easy to imagine the many thousands of sensors and actuators associated with all those rides and displays that need periodic checking, many of them safety-related.
 

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Re: WTF is the price?!
« Reply #134 on: September 29, 2019, 09:13:38 am »
Disneyland? Tens of billions € profit a year industry , but sleep well english friend we will keep on building them here while you visit Disneyland  ;)
 

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Re: WTF is the price?!
« Reply #135 on: September 29, 2019, 09:14:27 am »
It's actually been over a decade since I've been to Disneyland, and it's only 100 miles from me. But if you've ever seen the place, it's easy to imagine the many thousands of sensors and actuators associated with all those rides and displays that need periodic checking, many of them safety-related.
Not that you would get a away with a $8 chinese meter but that aside  :)
 

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Re: WTF is the price?!
« Reply #136 on: September 29, 2019, 09:18:12 am »
Weird, in most industries where lifes are not even at stake you need to periodically calibrate all equipment.
So yeah if they are in spec they could be used I guess.
 

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Re: WTF is the price?!
« Reply #137 on: September 29, 2019, 09:21:16 am »
Yea. At least Rockwell metrology would calibrate your gear in house, Boeing would send it out. Maybe it's just times changing.  :-//
 

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Re: WTF is the price?!
« Reply #138 on: September 29, 2019, 09:25:20 am »
what machinery needs testing with a voltage/current source?
Industry runs on PLC's and robotics, so 4-20mA and 0-10V inputs are pretty standard and essential for control.
Its really not the hobbyist realm, but it is the realm of electrical/electronic tech and there are lots employed that use this type of equipment to set up automated machinery everywhere.
 

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Re: WTF is the price?!
« Reply #139 on: September 29, 2019, 11:47:45 am »
There is now the main video thread for this topic.
 


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