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Offline smbaker

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uCurrent Gold Availability
« on: September 01, 2019, 11:28:17 pm »
After seeing the video on it long ago, I'm finally in a situation where I could have used something like the uCurrent, but it's not available. Anyone know if/when they will return?

I know there is a guy who sells the "tinycurrent" clone, but dammit I would take the Dave Jones original if I had the choice.

I could build one myself from the published gerbers and BOM.

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Re: uCurrent Gold Availability
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2019, 07:50:27 am »
Can anybody told me what is unique for uCurrent?
The small burden voltage at 0.01Ohm shunt, isnt it?
But new cheap multimeters like aneng AN8009 reads mA at the same 0.01 shunt
Any ideas?  :-//
 

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Re: uCurrent Gold Availability
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2019, 07:58:46 am »
You may want to compare the ranges and the resolution when using the AN8009 and the uCurrent.
 

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Re: uCurrent Gold Availability
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2019, 08:16:14 am »
Can anybody told me what is unique for uCurrent?
The small burden voltage at 0.01Ohm shunt, isnt it?
But new cheap multimeters like aneng AN8009 reads mA at the same 0.01 shunt
Any ideas?  :-//

How do I connect the AN8009 to my scope?  ;)
 

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Re: uCurrent Gold Availability
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2019, 03:27:22 pm »
How do I connect the AN8009 to my scope?  ;)

Exactly this.

Getting ballpark steady state microamps with my multimeter isn't a problem, but the project I have is a microcontroller that sleeps most of the time, then briefly wakes up and send an RF packet. A scope would give a decent picture of what's going on during that brief period of high power consumption.
 

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Re: uCurrent Gold Availability
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2019, 08:47:27 am »
..... Anyone know if/when they will return?

+1 I'd like to buy one too.....
 

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Re: uCurrent Gold Availability
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2019, 09:40:56 am »
I was in the same situation, and while it costs a bit more, I picked up a Current Ranger instead.
 

Offline briangordon

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Re: uCurrent Gold Availability
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2019, 10:51:48 pm »
I picked up a Current Ranger as well and I like it a lot. The creator was super helpful on Discord as well. :)
 

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Re: uCurrent Gold Availability
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2019, 02:20:42 pm »
Support your local planet.
 

Offline chrisjn52

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Re: uCurrent Gold Availability
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2019, 10:31:44 pm »
I have some spare uCurrent pcb's currently for sale on Ebay UK if you are interested?
 

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Re: uCurrent Gold Availability
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2020, 10:57:06 pm »
Are there supply issues currently? Because the german distributor, from which i ordered in October, cant deliver one currently. They say they are starting their own production runs in the near future.
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Re: uCurrent Gold Availability
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2020, 01:17:53 am »
It's back in stock on my store, but with a spec change.
 
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Re: uCurrent Gold Availability
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2020, 12:52:45 pm »

What happened with the spec change -  parts availability issue?
 


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