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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64050 on: July 21, 2020, 10:50:36 pm »
Dammittt... where's bean...? He should be recounting one of his many mishaps right aboot noow... and suggesting the proper seasoning for my last post.   :-DD

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64051 on: July 21, 2020, 10:50:51 pm »
Really for a 5 times used Rigol DS1054Z bid listing ?
"I am a tinkerer, bought this in January 24, 2020, used it maybe 5 or 6 times. This scope is way too complex for me,  I bought a simple to use old school CRT scope, selling this one." from eBay auction: #293656856451  :-DD 
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64052 on: July 21, 2020, 10:52:30 pm »
Is that a red head or a Purple People Eater?  >:D >:D :-DD

Here's one that's more your speed, buddy.  >:D



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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64053 on: July 21, 2020, 10:56:34 pm »
Really for a 5 times used Rigol DS1054Z bid listing ?
"I am a tinkerer, bought this in January 24, 2020, used it maybe 5 or 6 times. This scope is way too complex for me,  I bought a simple to use old school CRT scope, selling this one." from eBay auction: #293656856451  :-DD

Well, as I own one... I can say from experience that the 1054Zed is anything but intuitive to use.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64054 on: July 21, 2020, 11:29:33 pm »
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Really for a 5 times used Rigol DS1054Z bid listing ?
"I am a tinkerer, bought this in January 24, 2020, used it maybe 5 or 6 times. This scope is way too complex for me,  I bought a simple to use old school CRT scope, selling this one." from
eBay auction: #293656856451  :-DD

Well, as I own one... I can say from experience that the 1054Zed is anything but intuitive to use.

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Oh, I wasn't aware of it even after reading many posts with these users. Recently, they say Rigol has fixed everything they could for this model. And yet, there's UI issues for the last firmware version ?
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64055 on: July 21, 2020, 11:37:23 pm »
I have a hankering for sausages now  :-DD

You always have a hankering for sausages. Probably with chips...
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64056 on: July 22, 2020, 12:56:04 am »
Ohh, if we are talking about injuries, how does a few months with stitches in your eye grab you?
(Green stuff is fluorescence dye to show up the details)

I can't say I recommend it.... Insurance payout was kind though (got me a few nice bits of test gear, so that's nice... :D )





On the subject of test gear, I have this gauss meter that was dumped in my lap for free when I picked up my HP 3475A LCR meter.
I don't have probes for it and have yet to get a quote... How useful are these things, Any votes on restoration vs a retirement teardown? :)
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64057 on: July 22, 2020, 01:20:38 am »
Really for a 5 times used Rigol DS1054Z bid listing ?
"I am a tinkerer, bought this in January 24, 2020, used it maybe 5 or 6 times. This scope is way too complex for me,  I bought a simple to use old school CRT scope, selling this one." from eBay auction: #293656856451  :-DD
Well, as I own one... I can say from experience that the 1054Zed is anything but intuitive to use.

mnem
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Oh, I wasn't aware of it even after reading many posts with these users. Recently, they say Rigol has fixed everything they could for this model. And yet, there's UI issues for the last firmware version ?
LOL... not sure. Been a year since mine saw the light of day. ;)

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64058 on: July 22, 2020, 02:37:13 am »
Finally received my Mastech MS8911 LCR tweezer.



like mnem, I'm not disappointed. It switch automatically between serial and parallel, got 4 test frequencies (100Hz, 120Hz, 1kHz, 10kHz) and 2 voltage levels (0.1, 0.5V). It also come with a calibration certificate. Not sure of the accuracy but at least the serial number on the tweezer and the certificate is the same  :)



Did some measurement on my capacitance standard and decade resistor and was mostly spot on. Accuracy seem better than the specs.

158pF


2.5nF


5.0nF


10nF


100\$\Omega\$


Interesting resolution and accuracy with 0.06\$\Omega\$


Overall not bad for a 46$ LCR meter  :)
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64059 on: July 22, 2020, 02:44:35 am »
I have the MS8910 and I read that this model grips the part better. How did they make the tweezers work better? I'm thinkin' I can bend or file mine to match ...  :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64060 on: July 22, 2020, 02:48:47 am »
I have the MS8910 and I read that this model grips the part better. How did they make the tweezers work better? I'm thinkin' I can bend or file mine to match ...  :-DD

Better material maybe ? other than the model number, the MS8910 and MS8911 seem to be really different.

Closeup on the blades of the MS8911
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64061 on: July 22, 2020, 02:53:08 am »
Thanks Kosmic for that pic. Yep the pointy end is different. Mine end in a sharp point and those have a double-point and they are not curved as much as mine.

Hmmm ... Methinks I can make a change with a file and various other impact instruments. We will report back if successful.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64062 on: July 22, 2020, 03:06:53 am »
Don't be too disappointed if giving the 8910 forked tips to grip doesn't make all your problems go away; there is a huge difference in the plastic legs of the tweezers as well. The 8911 is much more rigid; virtually zero lateral deflection when squeezing. The legs on the 8910 are like wet noodles flopping all over the place in comparison.

Good luck!

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64063 on: July 22, 2020, 03:24:17 am »
I have the 8910 and I have found the lateral deflection a hassle.  Makes it just that more challenging with single pointy tips.
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64064 on: July 22, 2020, 06:27:57 am »

......... Shall I see if Mnem can drum up a spare redhead for you? He seems to keep them on tap for occasions like this; perhaps Brandi is free?

You want him to recover, not wind up 6 feet under.  :-DD

BTW, who's Brandi?  :-//
I thought of her, incidentally:
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64065 on: July 22, 2020, 07:27:37 am »
Finally received my Mastech MS8911 LCR tweezer.



like mnem, I'm not disappointed. It switch automatically between serial and parallel, got 4 test frequencies (100Hz, 120Hz, 1kHz, 10kHz) and 2 voltage levels (0.1, 0.5V). It also come with a calibration certificate. Not sure of the accuracy but at least the serial number on the tweezer and the certificate is the same  :)



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Overall not bad for a 46$ LCR meter  :)

Printed model number and date (dot matrix style) but stick-on serial number - I'd not trust that.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64066 on: July 22, 2020, 07:41:46 am »
Ohh, if we are talking about injuries, how does a few months with stitches in your eye grab you?
(Green stuff is fluorescence dye to show up the details)

Oh dear, I hope you will recover 100% with some patience. Could you sleep at night?
Nasty nasty shit.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64067 on: July 22, 2020, 07:42:25 am »
I thought of her, incidentally

nice melons.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64068 on: July 22, 2020, 07:54:03 am »
Thanks Kosmic for that pic. Yep the pointy end is different. Mine end in a sharp point and those have a double-point and they are not curved as much as mine.

Hmmm ... Methinks I can make a change with a file and various other impact instruments. We will report back if successful.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64069 on: July 22, 2020, 08:04:00 am »
Reporting in and no I am not dead nor is anyone close to me  :-+ Just burning up some heavy road miles keeping everyone safe and well and saving some time by TEA avoidance.

I will Return and that is a threat >:D
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64071 on: July 22, 2020, 08:13:59 am »
Ohh, if we are talking about injuries, how does a few months with stitches in your eye grab you?
(Green stuff is fluorescence dye to show up the details)

Oh dear, I hope you will recover 100% with some patience. Could you sleep at night?
Nasty nasty shit.

It was a couple years ago now, sight is good enough to drive without glasses, luckily the scar is to the side of my iris so my line of sight is clear.
Had to wear non-corrective contact lenses to shield my eyelids from the scratchy stitces and it was a pain in the arse for months, but I got one of the best eye doctors in Tokyo so I could see again a couple days after the accident.
Due to the replacement lens and the scar, I can't focus that eye and I have a little astigmatism, but a couple pairs of glasses (long distance and short distance) has me at almost perfect vision.

What's funny is my eyesight without glasses is still better than my wife without glasses. :D

Moral of the story, wear safety glasses, even when you think you don't need them.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64072 on: July 22, 2020, 08:21:11 am »
Thanks TERRA for the story, I still forgot the eyes protection 1 out of 10 times.  |O
Once I was dremelling out some plastic and I heard BANG and something hit me above my right eyes on the forehead.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64073 on: July 22, 2020, 08:22:00 am »
Dammittt... where's bean...? He should be recounting one of his many mishaps right aboot noow... and suggesting the proper seasoning for my last post.   :-DD

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64074 on: July 22, 2020, 08:54:44 am »
On other notes for all Nixie tube enthusiasts:

Dalibor Farny is going to build a 150mm Nixie tube for a special project (customer request)
He is calling this "Project H".
This is the link to his playlist about the "project H":

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