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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #22775 on: January 15, 2019, 09:00:22 am »
My HP 53132A is out on tour for delivery at 08:01 local time (CET).
Not delivered yet.    |O
I'm stretching my flexitime a bit further hoping it will be delivered before I definitely have to go to work..    :)

Received!    :)
Unboxed it immediately and am surprised:
It's a HP 53132A but it has a Channel 3 connector on the front that was neither shown on the pictures of the ebay auction nor mentioned in the description..!   :-+

I'll let it alone now that I can work and it can acclimate and after work I'll check it.   :)
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #22776 on: January 15, 2019, 09:00:35 am »
I currently have ZERO items inbound from all sources as of this morning :o My only deliveries for the next few weeks will be nasty clear fronted envelopes I suspect |O
I'm not quite as bad, I still have some USB plugs on their way from China in order to modify loads of battery operated Christmas lights to run off phone chargers. Already nabbed a few of those chargers with 6 ports on them, grab a few more soon. Got my eye on a few eBay items at present but nothing directly TEA related  :-- but I'm coiled like a spring waiting for the right thing to come along and then I'll be all over it like a rash  :-DD

As for those nasty clear fronted envelopes, I know that I to have more than my fair share of those on their way to me, always just after bleeding Christmas  :rant:
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #22777 on: January 15, 2019, 09:28:04 am »
Got tonnes of stuff waiting to turn up here. Two OCXOs, 18650 pack parts, laptop batteries, laptop screen, soldering sponges, shucko adapters, desolder braid, clothes, books, storage boxes, groceries  :-DD

Only thing TEA related is the OCXOs :( ... in time we shall see.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #22778 on: January 15, 2019, 09:37:19 am »
I have hit it fairly hard in the last month so a break won't hurt while I learn to play with the toys I guess. Maybe I will even 'build something'  :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #22779 on: January 15, 2019, 09:39:31 am »
Jameco order arrived yesterday. Mouser order should be today. The Fluke 8810A Ebay win not sure yet. It's coming from Texas and tentative date of next Tuesday but I think it will be sooner than that.

Edit...today visiting a friend who has for me an older Dell tower that I will use for manuals/schematics on the bench. 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #22780 on: January 15, 2019, 09:45:47 am »
Even so it was still rather expensive considering it was within spec, they only checked the ranges, never had to adjust anything  :o

The alternative could be that you paid to ship it there and back, only to find you couldn't afford their quote :(

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #22781 on: January 15, 2019, 09:46:41 am »
Got tonnes of stuff waiting to turn up here. Two OCXOs, 18650 pack parts, laptop batteries, laptop screen, soldering sponges, shucko adapters, desolder braid, clothes, books, storage boxes, groceries  :-DD

Only thing TEA related is the OCXOs :( ... in time we shall see.

Looks as if throwing the shackles of a SWMBO off has been good for you, plenty to get your teeth sunk into there for a while.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #22782 on: January 15, 2019, 09:49:42 am »
Even so it was still rather expensive considering it was within spec, they only checked the ranges, never had to adjust anything  :o

The alternative could be that you paid to ship it there and back, only to find you couldn't afford their quote :(

Peace of mind is never cheap, just look at any insurance policy.
Not quite the same as an insurance policy though because you can rely on the calibration, watch an insurance company try to find a way of wriggling out of settling a claim  :popcorn: 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #22783 on: January 15, 2019, 09:50:57 am »
Got tonnes of stuff waiting to turn up here. Two OCXOs, 18650 pack parts, laptop batteries, laptop screen, soldering sponges, shucko adapters, desolder braid, clothes, books, storage boxes, groceries  :-DD

Only thing TEA related is the OCXOs :( ... in time we shall see.

Looks as if throwing the shackles of a SWMBO off has been good for you, plenty to get your teeth sunk into there for a while.

I've got to "cool it" for a while. First unemployment check isn't until next week. And got a letter from Social Security stating that my first retirement check won't be until February 27. 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #22784 on: January 15, 2019, 09:56:12 am »
Even so it was still rather expensive considering it was within spec, they only checked the ranges, never had to adjust anything  :o

The alternative could be that you paid to ship it there and back, only to find you couldn't afford their quote :(

Peace of mind is never cheap, just look at any insurance policy.
Not quite the same as an insurance policy though because you can rely on the calibration, watch an insurance company try to find a way of wriggling out of settling a claim  :popcorn:

I had one try and fail to do that back in 1985. Perhaps my "typeset" letter courtesy of a Mac helped persuade them I wasn't going to put up with their rubbish.

More recently and worryingly, I had to make a medical claim before treatment on a Jan 1st. The settlement company didn't have the details from the sales company (AA insurance, no less), and couldn't get them because it was a bank holiday. Fortunately my credit card was sufficient.

On principal and to save time, I always look at the full exclusion clauses in the Ts&Cs before I look at what is covered.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #22785 on: January 15, 2019, 10:37:10 am »
Got tonnes of stuff waiting to turn up here. Two OCXOs, 18650 pack parts, laptop batteries, laptop screen, soldering sponges, shucko adapters, desolder braid, clothes, books, storage boxes, groceries  :-DD

Only thing TEA related is the OCXOs :( ... in time we shall see.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #22786 on: January 15, 2019, 10:48:06 am »

My Inbound List currently contains one of @RoadRunner's LM399 boards waiting to be shipped (will be part of a transfer standard), and an Agilent E4418B + 8482A power sensor, seemingly on an epic road trip across the USA on Interstate 80. Will it go all the way to New York NY? I'm all agog!
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #22787 on: January 15, 2019, 10:50:37 am »
My Inbound List currently contains one of @RoadRunner's LM399 boards waiting to be shipped (will be part of a transfer standard), and an Agilent E4418B + 8482A power sensor, seemingly on an epic road trip across the USA on Interstate 80. Will it go all the way to New York NY? I'm all agog!
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Oooh. I was considering one of those LM399 boards but decided I need to be a time nut more than a volt nut seeing as I like playing around with radios. I'm getting rather obsessive about drift on WSPR.

Looks as if throwing the shackles of a SWMBO off has been good for you, plenty to get your teeth sunk into there for a while.

She's still around. Just I run the show without room for negotiation now.

 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #22788 on: January 15, 2019, 11:20:36 am »
My Inbound List currently contains one of @RoadRunner's LM399 boards waiting to be shipped (will be part of a transfer standard), and an Agilent E4418B + 8482A power sensor, seemingly on an epic road trip across the USA on Interstate 80. Will it go all the way to New York NY? I'm all agog!
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Oooh. I was considering one of those LM399 boards but decided I need to be a time nut more than a volt nut seeing as I like playing around with radios. I'm getting rather obsessive about drift on WSPR.

Looks as if throwing the shackles of a SWMBO off has been good for you, plenty to get your teeth sunk into there for a while.

She's still around. Just I run the show without room for negotiation now.


Sounds like the ideal arrangement you made there, boss  :-+
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #22789 on: January 15, 2019, 11:49:23 am »
A moron sold .... and I bought. Netted a ACDC Electronics EL-300N yesterday night.
Quite cheap, because 'no output from this power supply'!

Always so satisfying.

Where does the 'N' on the model number come from? Does it actually say EL-300N on the front, or just EL-300 ?
Because when I search for EL-300N, all the pics that come up seem to be of EL-300 units. Same as the one I have. See pic.

And this is relevant to you (if you don't have a manual) because I scanned the EL-300 and EL-301 manuals I have.
  http://everist.org/archives/scans/acdc_electronics/
In RAR-book form, not PDF. The result is much better, just an extra step to unpack them.

Rather disappointingly, my EL-300s are 120VAC mains, and can't easily be converted to 240VAC.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #22790 on: January 15, 2019, 04:20:18 pm »
Interesting stuff. I found your notes on the vector graphics used in Asteroids quite interesting.  :-+

Why don't you like .pdf? Most of the problems people have with it have nothing to do with the format; it's well-developed and there are a number of 3rd-party apps that aren't near as much of a PITA to use. The major problems Adobe has with it revolve around trying to maintain security on a product they wanted to abandon a decade ago.  :palm:

Why so hard to convert to 240V? These should draw very little current; you should be able to power all 4 from a travel-size step-up transformer. Since you have them all in a rack-mount bay already, that solution seems exquisitely simple, at least to me.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #22791 on: January 15, 2019, 06:17:19 pm »

Thanks, trying to sort out what I may need to budget for to get one calibrated if I buy one out of Cal.

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I have one of these units as well, I will power it up and see if it is functional and calibrated.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #22792 on: January 15, 2019, 06:52:28 pm »
We have a analyzer day  ^-^

 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #22794 on: January 15, 2019, 07:56:19 pm »
We have a analyzer day  ^-^

Oooo, that is beautiful. What year?

I may be closing in an a nice 8568B example myself.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #22795 on: January 15, 2019, 08:07:09 pm »
We have a analyzer day  ^-^

Ok, I'll play!
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #22796 on: January 15, 2019, 08:36:27 pm »
Here's neoBracket V8-V9; looking a lot better. I think I'm going to declare success at this point and move on with my life.  :-DD

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #22797 on: January 15, 2019, 08:48:20 pm »
Here's neoBracket V8-V9; looking a lot better. I think I'm going to declare success at this point and move on with my life.  :-DD

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #22798 on: January 15, 2019, 08:52:14 pm »
Seeing as we're having analyser day, departed now (too big) but remembered:

 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #22799 on: January 15, 2019, 08:55:26 pm »
Seeing as we're having analyser day, departed now (too big) but remembered:


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