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Offline kevinf

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Re: List your test equipment "scores" here!
« Reply #2375 on: April 02, 2019, 05:47:11 pm »
I sold a fluke 85 during the week and the guy mentioned he's replacing a faulty 85 (dial issue ?). I'm on the lookout for an 85 LCD and have a unit for parts so say I'll take the faulty unit as a part exchange and posted off my one.
Well the part exchange unit arrived yesterday, cleaner than the one I sold just without a battery fitted so I banged one in (all original inside with no bodges) and all the scales look good, confused I checked the fuses and input protection no issues. I then checked all the common settings and all worked fine.
 I think I just took a mint 85 as a px for a not so mint (but still fully functional) one [emoji848]

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« Reply #2376 on: April 02, 2019, 06:11:22 pm »
It's awesome you got it going - but the seller offered it to me for hundreds less  >:D >:D >:D

Hundreds less than WHAT???   :blah:
 

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« Reply #2377 on: April 02, 2019, 06:18:08 pm »
In the last time I scored quite an amount of used (and unused) reels of SMDs which got thrown away due to the recent moving of the factory. Well, and many other stuff, but right now I am going through the SMDs, taking them off the reels and placing them into those little SMD.... holder... things.



Also I got this nice 19" rack on wheels (50€), as well as the 2HE Server (without HDDs obviously, 10€) and the two empty 19" cases (5€ each). A question to those: what are they called in english? In german we say "Baugruppenträger", which translates to carrier for assemblies.



Also a pretty nice score: Two of those quad high voltage PSUs (one defective and missing one channel), both together for 25€.



Not in a picture but also something which got disposed at work: An isolation transformer, 230V to 115V - 0 - 115V, whith a whopping 5kVA. Cost me only 50€ and is right now in a corner of the room until I find a suitable case to put that thing into - preferably a case with wheels, that monster is heavy!

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« Reply #2378 on: April 02, 2019, 06:26:28 pm »
These are usually 2-3 times the price paid. A few minutes of repair...  VOILA! Alive and well.


WooHoo!
How much did the seller accept?

And great that you got it working.
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« Reply #2379 on: April 02, 2019, 06:28:00 pm »
as well as the 2HE Server (without HDDs obviously, 10€)

FYI: 1 HE   =   44.45 mm
 

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« Reply #2380 on: April 02, 2019, 06:29:37 pm »
Let's wait for The Steve to tell us...  apparently he has the answer  :-DD
 

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« Reply #2382 on: April 02, 2019, 06:42:04 pm »
as well as the 2HE Server (without HDDs obviously, 10€)

FYI: 1 HE   =   44.45 mm

I know, thanks :)
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« Reply #2383 on: April 02, 2019, 07:07:48 pm »
Let's wait for The Steve to tell us...  apparently he has the answer  :-DD

$1500.00
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« Reply #2384 on: April 02, 2019, 07:08:56 pm »
as well as the 2HE Server (without HDDs obviously, 10€)

FYI: 1 HE   =   44.45 mm

I know, thanks :)
Ok, now I see it too - I thought they were thicker from the first look. :-//
 

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« Reply #2385 on: April 02, 2019, 08:48:08 pm »
Let's wait for The Steve to tell us...  apparently he has the answer  :-DD
$1500.00
That is almost half the current list price when bought new. Quite risky for a piece of equipment with a defect.
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« Reply #2386 on: April 02, 2019, 08:51:27 pm »
Let's wait for The Steve to tell us...  apparently he has the answer  :-DD
$1500.00
That is almost half the current list price when bought new. Quite risky for a piece of equipment with a defect.

That is why I didn't buy it myself even though it was offered to me for $1200.00. I was more interested at 400-600. However I didn't want/need another one as I already have one on the bench. I have sold a perfect one before for $2200.00.
End of the day, simple fix, 100% working @ 1500 is still a great score.
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« Reply #2387 on: April 03, 2019, 09:13:52 am »
That was a good price, since the repair was easy!

It seems like really good deals are disappearing more and more probably because the field of people buying defective instruments is growing. (Not everything is good about eevblog :-DD )

There are 3 kinds of people in this world, those who can count and those who can not.
 
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« Reply #2388 on: April 03, 2019, 09:23:33 am »
Luckily i already have a decent collection of gear for personal use.

Also once you have enough old gear you still get to indulge in repairs without even buying broken old crap because eventually your own gear starts to break and need fixing.
 
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« Reply #2389 on: April 03, 2019, 10:10:57 am »
Well...
eBay shop with all the gear you need!
FS: Agilent 54825A, R&S CMU200, CRTU, SMIQ06L, Marconi 6201B, Lecroy WP 950, 9354TM, 9354M, 9374L LC584A, Tek THS720P, TDS7154B, Anritsu MG3671A 2.75G I/Q RF gen, Keithley 238 SMU, HP 8642B, 8903A, 8110A, 8156A
 

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« Reply #2390 on: April 03, 2019, 10:23:41 am »
An NI PXIe-1078 chassis. Sold as "not power on", so I bought it at a stupidly low price.
Turned out the be dust accumulation messed up with a high impedance enable signal, so a bit duster can blasting solved the problem.
Also one fan was not working, and the other was loud as hell. Replaced with a pair of Noctua chassis fan.

My PXIe controller is still on a slow boat from Japan. Will see if my repair worked or not.
 

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« Reply #2391 on: April 03, 2019, 01:19:26 pm »
Trap for young players (and me...)

Showing back and side towards the front...
« Last Edit: April 03, 2019, 01:33:42 pm by Ice-Tea »
eBay shop with all the gear you need!
FS: Agilent 54825A, R&S CMU200, CRTU, SMIQ06L, Marconi 6201B, Lecroy WP 950, 9354TM, 9354M, 9374L LC584A, Tek THS720P, TDS7154B, Anritsu MG3671A 2.75G I/Q RF gen, Keithley 238 SMU, HP 8642B, 8903A, 8110A, 8156A
 

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« Reply #2392 on: April 03, 2019, 02:17:03 pm »


... and a stack of modules for those 70004's

But that's for another day.
« Last Edit: April 03, 2019, 06:33:19 pm by Ice-Tea »
eBay shop with all the gear you need!
FS: Agilent 54825A, R&S CMU200, CRTU, SMIQ06L, Marconi 6201B, Lecroy WP 950, 9354TM, 9354M, 9374L LC584A, Tek THS720P, TDS7154B, Anritsu MG3671A 2.75G I/Q RF gen, Keithley 238 SMU, HP 8642B, 8903A, 8110A, 8156A
 

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Re: List your test equipment "scores" here!
« Reply #2393 on: April 03, 2019, 04:13:19 pm »
Also I got this nice 19" rack on wheels (50€), as well as the 2HE Server (without HDDs obviously, 10€) and the two empty 19" cases (5€ each). A question to those: what are they called in english? In german we say "Baugruppenträger", which translates to carrier for assemblies.

We used to call them 'subracks' back in the day
 

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« Reply #2394 on: April 03, 2019, 07:19:38 pm »
That was a good price, since the repair was easy!

It seems like really good deals are disappearing more and more probably because the field of people buying defective instruments is growing. (Not everything is good about eevblog :-DD )

It's even worse if a repair is shown on xdevs.com
VE7FM
 

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« Reply #2395 on: April 03, 2019, 07:46:04 pm »
That was a good price, since the repair was easy!

It seems like really good deals are disappearing more and more probably because the field of people buying defective instruments is growing. (Not everything is good about eevblog :-DD )

It's even worse if a repair is shown on xdevs.com

Very true...
Sometimes broken Keithley gear sells for almost as much as the same instrument in working condition.
At least here in Europe.
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« Reply #2396 on: April 03, 2019, 08:36:42 pm »
My old one (53230A) will most likely be up for sale in that same <$2k range as well...
 

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« Reply #2397 on: April 04, 2019, 01:32:08 am »
Got myself a HP 3325A in working condition for 13000 yen ($120).

Needs a new fan and I'll probably replace a few capacitors for fun, but it works fine now I plugged in a few dislodged cables inside. Easy fix! :D


I can't have things be that easy, so I reckon I'll have a go at making my own 'Option 002 - High Voltage Output' board to give me 0-40v output on the 0-1MHz range.
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« Reply #2398 on: April 05, 2019, 08:26:14 pm »
I have a spare (parts mule) that just needs a few switches on the front panel replaced. It might even have the HV option in it.
 

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« Reply #2399 on: April 06, 2019, 01:18:10 am »
Nice grab! I like my 3325B but I wish it had the old style keys like the A model. Mine had the high voltage option retrofitted to it. If you do add it, just be really careful connecting it to sensitive things like oscilloscopes with 50 ohm impedance selected. It WILL blow it up if you got the wrong settings accidentally. The instrument preset button is a good safety net; it will set the output to 1000 KHz, -56.02 dBm.
 


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