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Re: List your test equipment "scores" here!
« Reply #2475 on: May 20, 2019, 02:31:38 am »
That's quite a score. You're on a roll!

So, in the age of digital TV, what will you be using this for? I've been wondering for a while and now can ask someone who owns one (well, two).
Useful for people who like to restore old TVs.

Yeah, I like to collect old CRT's (small ones, like from portable TV's, camcorder viewfinders, etc) so I use this sig gen to test and align them.

I want the RGB output option so I can find and test direct RGB input into the colour CRT's I have, then my plan is to use one of those ebay HDMI or VGA to RGB converter boxes to convert old mini colour CRTs to HDMI/VGA/etc.
Will make for nice raspi screens for retropi or custom retro monitors for vintage PC's.

Makes sense. Thanks, guys. I only have two CRT TV's left. When they need alignment, I'll know what to get.
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Re: List your test equipment "scores" here!
« Reply #2476 on: May 21, 2019, 11:58:27 pm »
Some T.E. bought over the last months, which are scores?

Metrix MX240 clamp meter 60€ posted.
ECOM Ex-DM 1000 multimeter 45€ posted.
Fug lab supply 75€ posted.
Metra Hit 28S multimeter 150€ picked-up.
A couple of HM203-7 scopes needing repair.

 

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« Reply #2477 on: May 22, 2019, 12:51:47 am »
Some T.E. bought over the last months, which are scores?

Metrix MX240 clamp meter 60€ posted.
ECOM Ex-DM 1000 multimeter 45€ posted.
Fug lab supply 75€ posted.
Metra Hit 28S multimeter 150€ picked-up.
A couple of HM203-7 scopes needing repair.
That FUG power supply is a nice catch.
 

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Re: List your test equipment "scores" here!
« Reply #2478 on: May 26, 2019, 08:15:54 pm »
1. New pair of LeCroy PP008 500MHz probes: £70
2. Stuart CB302 Hotplate/Stirrer: £36

The probes are for my new, unlocked SDS1104X-E.
I know the hotplate isn't really test gear, but it'll make a great preheat/reflow hotplate. Max temperature is 450 C. It was cheap because the stirrer doesn't work. It soon will though  8)

 

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Re: List your test equipment "scores" here!
« Reply #2479 on: May 29, 2019, 11:44:03 pm »
Another good deal at auction today, driving to Indianapolis tomorrow to pick them up.

2 WaveTek 172B Signal source $25 ea.
1 Novex 3540 power supply $70
 

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« Reply #2480 on: May 31, 2019, 09:48:37 pm »
Power Designs 5020 for $107.50, though shipping was a bear. The thing outputs 7mV high across the range - what a disappointment ;D.
 

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« Reply #2481 on: May 31, 2019, 10:26:22 pm »
HP 8502A R/T test set for my 8754a VNA for the cost of shipping.  That was extremely lucky.

Now if only I could find an 8748A S parameter set that was less than your first born.  Why are those things so expensive?  This is a manual VNA that's been obsolete for decades.  Grease pencils anyone?
 

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Re: List your test equipment "scores" here!
« Reply #2482 on: June 06, 2019, 03:01:18 pm »
BK Precision 2712 40000 count DMM for 30€ delivered (still 1 available on eB.. France).
PCB photo added there:
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/reviews/bk-precision-2712-dmm/msg2466324/#msg2466324
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Re: List your test equipment "scores" here!
« Reply #2483 on: June 11, 2019, 09:03:24 am »
So, uh....

19"Power (about 13kW of it..)

2 Channel SDA. Stacked three high, that means 6 channel. Riggght?

Need BW?

Do you need a probe with that order, Sir?


EDIT: Rotation whu???  :o
« Last Edit: June 11, 2019, 09:06:30 am by Ice-Tea »
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« Reply #2484 on: June 11, 2019, 09:10:07 am »

Do you need a probe with that order, Sir?


What a nice collection you got this time.

Any reasonable price for the tektronix current probe with amplifier?
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Re: List your test equipment "scores" here!
« Reply #2485 on: June 11, 2019, 09:17:04 am »
Talking of the current probe amplifier, if you have need to open one up then some high res pics of the internal PCBAs would be very much appreciated...
(no service manual or high-res photos are available for the more modern amplifiers, and I am toying with the idea of making a DIY amplifier for my older generation probes given I have 4 probes and just 1 AM503 amplifier)

Edit: also congrats on the haul, that bottom power supply (and the collection of probes) looks especially tasty!
 

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Re: List your test equipment "scores" here!
« Reply #2486 on: June 11, 2019, 09:32:43 am »
Any reasonable price for the tektronix current probe with amplifier?

Forum ate my post  :rant:

Anyways, already sold one pair on eBay for 1250€. That included:

- 10% eBay charges
- 3,5% Paypal charges
- 21% Belgian VAT. If you have a valid VAT registration number I don't have to charge it. Otherwise: no escaping death and taxes.

Discounts beyond that are possible but come directly out of my pocket so I'll need at least a good sob story and a declaration of eternal love.

TCP312, by the way.

Talking of the current probe amplifier, if you have need to open one up then some high res pics of the internal PCBAs would be very much appreciated...

Maybe HighVoltage can make some pictures after he buys it  :popcorn:.

Seriously, though. No cal stickers, just an odd screw in the way. I have about enough work to fill the next two weeks 5 times over but there's a Postit on the wall with your name on it.
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« Reply #2487 on: June 11, 2019, 09:48:44 am »
Thanks, and that sounds like a reasonable price too based on what I've seen them go for in the past.

I'll also prod the boss at work about getting a probe/amp set from you if there are any left (we desperately need a good current probe); unfortunately there is a lot of bureaucracy involved but if I get any interest I'll send a PM. Probably a long shot though, they'll likely insist on buying new for 5x the price then the bean counters will say no because of the cost  |O

Edit: the "new for 5x the price" number was pulled out of the air, but I've checked and it's almost exactly right based on a TCPA300 and TCP312 from the usual rip-off merchants (RS/Farnell).
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Re: List your test equipment "scores" here!
« Reply #2488 on: June 11, 2019, 10:00:27 am »
I'll also prod the boss at work about getting a probe/amp set from you if there are any left (we desperately need a good current probe); unfortunately there is a lot of bureaucracy involved but if I get any interest I'll send a PM.

Thanks. If you have Agilent scopes: have some 1147A's as well (a bit cheaper too). Also have a P6022A that does 120MHz (AC only) that is good deal cheaper but is in a somewhat worse cosmetic shape.

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Edit: the "new for 5x the price" number was pulled out of the air, but I've checked and it's almost exactly right based on a TCPA300 and TCP312 from the usual rip-off merchants (RS/Farnell).

Yeah, you can probably get them a bit cheaper if you negotiate or are listed in the  Fortune 500 list ;)
« Last Edit: June 11, 2019, 10:05:03 am by Ice-Tea »
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Re: List your test equipment "scores" here!
« Reply #2489 on: June 11, 2019, 08:30:33 pm »
So, uh....
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EDIT: Rotation whu???  :o
Nice haul. Any Info on the other Probes? (Hint: TekProbe II user).
 

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« Reply #2490 on: June 12, 2019, 07:12:20 am »
Aside from the stuf already mentioned: some P7240's, 2 x N2771 HV probes, 5 P5100's, a few TCA-BNC's, something-like-the PCA-BNC-but-with-more-plastic-of-which-I-cant-remeber-the-name
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« Reply #2491 on: June 12, 2019, 08:23:45 am »
Oh, and a few TCA-1Megs
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Re: List your test equipment "scores" here!
« Reply #2492 on: June 12, 2019, 09:32:11 am »
Ice-Tea, those power supplies are really sexy, nice catch !  :-+
 
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Re: List your test equipment "scores" here!
« Reply #2493 on: June 13, 2019, 05:34:48 am »
BK Precision 2712 40000 count DMM for 30€ delivered (still 1 available on eB.. France).
PCB photo added there:
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/reviews/bk-precision-2712-dmm/msg2466324/#msg2466324
Michel.

The other one is on the way here, I saw your photos after buying it. From what I see there's nothing in the box that's worth more than 30€ shipped.
 

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« Reply #2494 on: June 13, 2019, 10:39:52 pm »
19"Power (about 13kW of it..)

Just OT, but do you happen to know where to get cheap units of those things in USA (if you happened to acquired them from the US) or do you sell extras to US?

Our lab is in great need of them on a budget.

Looking for something like 100V+ output, preferably to 1kV, 1kW~10kW each, 3P208V or 1P240V/277V input. A pair of your 600V 2.6A units (presumably series connect capable) look delicious.
 

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« Reply #2495 on: June 14, 2019, 12:42:06 pm »
19"Power (about 13kW of it..)

Just OT, but do you happen to know where to get cheap units of those things in USA (if you happened to acquired them from the US) or do you sell extras to US?

Our lab is in great need of them on a budget.

Looking for something like 100V+ output, preferably to 1kV, 1kW~10kW each, 3P208V or 1P240V/277V input. A pair of your 600V 2.6A units (presumably series connect capable) look delicious.

These are not from the US, sorry. But I don't mind at all selling to the US at and and have done so often enough in the past.

As for series connectability: 2 can be put in series according to the datasheet but also according to the DS:

- For models greater than 60 VDC rated output, no point on the Positive output shall be more than ± 600 VDC above or below chassis ground.
– For models greater than 60 VDC rated output, no point on the Negative output shall be more than ± 400 VDC above or below chassis ground.
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« Reply #2496 on: June 16, 2019, 03:14:38 am »
Fedex just delivered this GW INSTEK PSM-2010 power supply that was listed as-is for parts because the fan speed seemed to wander and they weren’t sure what else might be seriously wrong. New these go for about $1000 but can be quite a bit less used. This dual range model outputs 8VDC/20A or 20VDC/10A and has similar features to the HP e3632A but is newer. The manual lists one of the features as: “Intelligent control fan (Vary with different output power)” so what they thought was a fault, was a feature.

The front panel and display look like new and I re-calibrated it so it is within about 1mv and I paid well under $100 for it.
 
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Re: List your test equipment "scores" here!
« Reply #2497 on: June 16, 2019, 05:26:18 am »
Ah, so you got that one. Nice score, indeed!
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« Reply #2498 on: June 16, 2019, 06:54:42 am »
Racal Dana 1998 Universal Counter, this one has the 04E option installed, the high-stability ocxo. It's not been calibrated in a while but I will use a friends gpsdo to adjust it.

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« Reply #2499 on: June 16, 2019, 09:36:15 pm »
Not sure if it is a score , as shipping was 50% of the unit costs(went 3/4 buy it now)
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