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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #54650 on: April 05, 2020, 09:27:54 am »
Even a coat of blue paint won't help that puppy.  :-- :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #54651 on: April 05, 2020, 09:36:35 am »
Even a coat of blue paint won't help that puppy.  :-- :-DD

Shipping it to one of the Israeli TE sellers to have it run over by a Tank would likely help the appearance  >:D
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #54652 on: April 05, 2020, 10:15:17 am »
Fluke industrial design Winning again (Attachment Link) eBay auction: #293256939347


Yep, its a bit ugly, because its trying to be a handheld/portable/bench meter all at the same time. Its essentially a Fluke 27 with the display rotated 90 degrees and storage box grafted on to also provide somewhere to keep the leads.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #54653 on: April 05, 2020, 10:24:43 am »
Pleased you didn't try and defend the ugly pig that it is :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #54654 on: April 05, 2020, 11:49:48 am »
Since replacing my old workbench, I didn't any longer have the the inrush-current limited extra outlet for my Philips variable isolation transformer. I wanted to use a Grundig (yes, Grundig, me!) one in a more practical housing, but that lacked a few features. So I ordered one of those combo meters, which arrived a week ago.

So, today's project: Replace the moving pointer voltmeter by a combined volt/amps meter. Clean up the very dusty inside, add an inrush current limiter, tighten the loose screws on the transformer.

Mostly (dirty) mechanical work, fastening the cap rail for the meter turned out to be quite a task.

Eventually it was finished. Yes this took most of the day! Still not the most beautiful, but it does its job.



At last I have that important piece of gear ready to use again.

Nicely done! What did you use for the inrush limiting?

About 15 years ago, we (developers) moved to a different building. The DCS guys where transferred to a different place, far away. In the deserted building remained a pile of trash, where I found a small black box with 4 FASTON terminals, labeled OUT L, IN L, IN N, OUT N. Didn't know what it was, but kept it.
When I brought those hauls in - now about 2.5 years ago, there where these isolation transformers I knew to trigger circuit breakers. While rummaging through my belongings, I came across that small box and opened it for the first time. I saw a biggish NTC, a little electronics and a relay.I actually couldn't believe it: That was exactly what I needed!

It is this:



Sorry for the lousy pic, but it was awkward to take.
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #54655 on: April 05, 2020, 11:52:33 am »
Pleased you didn't try and defend the ugly pig that it is :-DD

geeeeeze.  that is pretty harsh.

am tempted to buy it now.  gotta' root for the underdog.

edit  low ball offer submitted.   will curse bean if accepted.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #54656 on: April 05, 2020, 12:04:39 pm »
Pleased you didn't try and defend the ugly pig that it is :-DD

geeeeeze.  that is pretty harsh.

am tempted to buy it now.  gotta' root for the underdog.

If you're going to buy it, please take a picture from it next to a TI calculator.
The calculator will look much better, then.  :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #54657 on: April 05, 2020, 12:10:03 pm »
Pleased you didn't try and defend the ugly pig that it is :-DD

geeeeeze.  that is pretty harsh.

am tempted to buy it now.  gotta' root for the underdog.

If you're going to buy it, please take a picture from it next to a TI calculator.
The calculator will look much better, then.  :-DD

you guys are mean and ornery. 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #54658 on: April 05, 2020, 12:10:13 pm »
Grrr. I'm not happy at all.

Remember that GPSDO? I decided to allow the backlight brightness to be set with the encoder (switching between time/date and a never changing position wasn't going to exhaust the encoder).
A rather trivial change ...
But now the poor thing crashes after several minutes! (Without the antenna connected, it survives several hours ...)

Quote
Stack mark corrupted at 00000000
The system was up since 00:00:00.0
   r0=000013dc     r1=00000008     r2=00000000     r3=08000001
   r4=000020ec     r5=00000002     r6=00000000     r7=000014f8
   r8=00000000     r9=fff81039    r10=00004104    r11=00000000
  r12=fff81025    r13=000022a0    r14=fff810e0    r15=00000010
   pc=00000000    isp=000013dc    usp=00002280   intb=fff9a238
  bpc=00000000  fintv=00000000
  psw=08000001     8 s -- ---C   bpsw=00000000     0 s -- ----
I-Stack:
000013cc  00000000 00000008 00000000 08000001

[...]


While my changes simply cannot account for this, I have the suspicion that my installation of a new toolchain (gcc 9.3.0) might have something to do with it.
As I can't use an emulator, that'll discolor another bunch of hairs.  :rant:
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #54659 on: April 05, 2020, 12:15:06 pm »
About 15 years ago, we (developers) moved to a different building. The DCS guys where transferred to a different place, far away. In the deserted building remained a pile of trash, where I found a small black box with 4 FASTON terminals, labeled OUT L, IN L, IN N, OUT N. Didn't know what it was, but kept it.
When I brought those hauls in - now about 2.5 years ago, there where these isolation transformers I knew to trigger circuit breakers. While rummaging through my belongings, I came across that small box and opened it for the first time. I saw a biggish NTC, a little electronics and a relay.I actually couldn't believe it: That was exactly what I needed!

It is this:



Sorry for the lousy pic, but it was awkward to take.

Nice!  :-+

This finding has saved you around 42 Euros.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/231403888036
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #54660 on: April 05, 2020, 12:22:47 pm »
Pleased you didn't try and defend the ugly pig that it is :-DD

geeeeeze.  that is pretty harsh.

am tempted to buy it now.  gotta' root for the underdog.

If you're going to buy it, please take a picture from it next to a TI calculator.
The calculator will look much better, then.  :-DD

you guys are mean and ornery.

HP = Calculator  ;) eBay auction: #133375945109 That fluke is still ugly  :-DD

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #54661 on: April 05, 2020, 12:26:52 pm »
Pleased you didn't try and defend the ugly pig that it is :-DD

geeeeeze.  that is pretty harsh.

am tempted to buy it now.  gotta' root for the underdog.

If you're going to buy it, please take a picture from it next to a TI calculator.
The calculator will look much better, then.  :-DD

you guys are mean and ornery.

HP = Calculator  ;) eBay auction: #133375945109



*blerk*  :o  :wtf:

This thing was surely the result of a very unholy HP - Fluke collaboration back in the days.  :scared:

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #54662 on: April 05, 2020, 12:38:19 pm »
In general, I have a soft spot for HP - but that thing can stay outside.

That type of industrial look (to put it nicely) just does not tick any boxes.  Sorry.

*blerk*
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #54663 on: April 05, 2020, 12:39:29 pm »
That calculator is a Kinpo made abomination for the office market with an HP logo on it. Remember HP is effectively dead now. Even the RPN guys left out everything into the fucked up miss that is the 39G OS and curled out the Prime.

There’s a market for decent calculators still I reckon.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #54664 on: April 05, 2020, 12:51:36 pm »
 :wtf:, a four banger calculator, especially in that shape regardless of the name will not be making its way into my collection, thats for sure  :-DD :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #54665 on: April 05, 2020, 01:14:23 pm »
in its defense....it does have an equal key.......


oh shit.....*blerk*......


even the freqq could not pretend to like that POS.


look at all the exposed screw heads.....wtf?
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #54666 on: April 05, 2020, 01:15:59 pm »
Frankencalculator.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #54667 on: April 05, 2020, 01:39:01 pm »
I'm gonna bid on it.  :-+


Not!  :P :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #54668 on: April 05, 2020, 01:43:48 pm »
That calculator is a Kinpo made abomination for the office market with an HP logo on it. Remember HP is effectively dead now. Even the RPN guys left out everything into the fucked up miss that is the 39G OS and curled out the Prime.

There’s a market for decent calculators still I reckon.

What is the key with the two white lines supposed to do?
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #54669 on: April 05, 2020, 01:46:08 pm »
It invokes the ghost of me, at which point I will collect your soul for its sins.
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #54670 on: April 05, 2020, 01:54:57 pm »
Frankencalculator.

Please, do not offend this poor Frankenstein monster. He doesn't deserve it.   ;D
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #54671 on: April 05, 2020, 02:16:50 pm »
just returned from a shopping trip under PPE which included 400 km of driving. No, once you don the gear and touch something potentially infectious, you cannot take off the gear until you can go throu decon.

picked up a shiny GTX1060 for a hundred, and - in continuation of yesterday's discord session - a Technics SL-Q3 for 10.

Both are still undergoing simmer down procedures, the GTX will be sprayed down with IPA later today, the Technics can just cool off where it currently is.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #54672 on: April 05, 2020, 02:26:08 pm »
in its defense....it does have an equal key.......


oh shit.....*blerk*......


even the freqq could not pretend to like that POS.


look at all the exposed screw heads.....wtf?

I love them. They give it a certain steampunky appearance. ;D
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #54673 on: April 05, 2020, 02:31:08 pm »
That calculator is a Kinpo made abomination for the office market with an HP logo on it. Remember HP is effectively dead now. Even the RPN guys left out everything into the fucked up miss that is the 39G OS and curled out the Prime.

There’s a market for decent calculators still I reckon.

What is the key with the two white lines supposed to do?
That is the "sanity" key. It allows you to check and re-enter the last number if you made a mistake before committing to the result   >:D :-DD :-DD :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #54674 on: April 05, 2020, 02:38:31 pm »
just returned from a shopping trip under PPE which included 400 km of driving. No, once you don the gear and touch something potentially infectious, you cannot take off the gear until you can go throu decon.

picked up a shiny GTX1060 for a hundred, and - in continuation of yesterday's discord session - a Technics SL 3 for 10.

Both are still undergoing simmer down procedures, the GTX will be sprayed down with IPA later today, the Technics can just cool off where it currently is.

Do a trip like that over here at the moment and your very likely to get tugged by the police, a woman recently was fined £850 for being on a railway platform 90 miles away from home because she refused to say why she was there.
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