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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64075 on: July 22, 2020, 08:54:54 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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Wow, I was even aware that you could actually have stitches in an eye, that must have been a real bitch.  :scared:
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64076 on: July 22, 2020, 10:04:38 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? :)
https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ad-s.co.jp%2Fproduct%2Fhgm%2F8300SW.html
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64077 on: July 22, 2020, 10:19:00 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


Is that corrosion on the probe tips or just the lighting?  :-//
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64078 on: July 22, 2020, 10:20:57 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

Looking forward to your return so make good on that threat.  :P :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64079 on: July 22, 2020, 11:29:58 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? :)
https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ad-s.co.jp%2Fproduct%2Fhgm%2F8300SW.html
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Gladly take it off your hands next time I make it to Nippon.

 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64080 on: July 22, 2020, 11:32:58 am »
Hmmm ... Methinks I can make a change with a file and various other impact instruments. We will report back if successful.

Please re-read TM9-243: Use and Care of Hand Tools and Measuring Tools
A file is NOT an impact instrument!

LOL you need to spend a day here.  :-DD

Comparing the two versions, I'm convinced the main issue is the way the older ones are curved and pointed. It's applying the force at a single point and if that point is not stable the part will fly off. The newer design has more surface area applying force since it's not applied in such a small point but along a slightly longer area.

So I plan on duplicating the bend to fix it, and filing the ends a bit to remove the sharp point. I will return with results only if I have success.  :clap:

P.S. I guess that's why they gave a backup set of ends - so the user can figure out how to fix the design themselves.  :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64081 on: July 22, 2020, 12:20:11 pm »
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


Is that corrosion on the probe tips or just the lighting?  :-//

Yeah just reflections. There is no corrosion  :)
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64082 on: July 22, 2020, 12:42:44 pm »
This looks hopeful  :popcorn:

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Can’t look at it for a few days really.  >:(
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64083 on: July 22, 2020, 12:49:12 pm »
Looks like seller was an idiot  :-DD

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So far needs new battery clip and clean out and refurb.
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64084 on: July 22, 2020, 12:52:23 pm »
Why do you think the seller was an idiot?
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64085 on: July 22, 2020, 12:53:05 pm »
Why do you think the seller was an idiot?

Was supposed to be broken but isn’t  :-DD

Edit: 6206b arrived but can’t open box yet. Need to rest  :-\
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64086 on: July 22, 2020, 12:57:52 pm »
Why do you think the seller was an idiot?

Was supposed to be broken but isn’t  :-DD
Well thats a good en then, winner winner, chicken dinner all day long  :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64087 on: July 22, 2020, 01:57:11 pm »
Why do you think the seller was an idiot?

Was supposed to be broken but isn’t  :-DD

Edit: 6206b arrived but can’t open box yet. Need to rest  :-\

I forgot to ask.....how come you didn't get a cast on that arm?
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64088 on: July 22, 2020, 01:57:43 pm »
Bought Another CRTU-RU (CMU-200 alike)
[attach=1]

10MHz - 2.7GHZ spectrum analyser, full function not crippled like HP test sets, and 100kHz to 2.7GHz signal generator
 
The analyser stack is getting a bit tall though
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64089 on: July 22, 2020, 02:00:15 pm »
Why do you think the seller was an idiot?

Was supposed to be broken but isn’t  :-DD

Edit: 6206b arrived but can’t open box yet. Need to rest  :-\

I forgot to ask.....how come you didn't get a cast on that arm?

NHS for you. They strap it and you have to come back 2 days later to "fracture clinic". They only cast it right up if it is unstable.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64090 on: July 22, 2020, 02:04:43 pm »
Why do you think the seller was an idiot?

Was supposed to be broken but isn’t  :-DD

Edit: 6206b arrived but can’t open box yet. Need to rest  :-\

I forgot to ask.....how come you didn't get a cast on that arm?

NHS for you. They strap it and you have to come back 2 days later to "fracture clinic". They only cast it right up if it is unstable.

By "NHS" do you mean UK "National Health Care" System? I'll make a blatant assumption that you do.  ;D 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64091 on: July 22, 2020, 02:17:22 pm »
National Health Service yep.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64092 on: July 22, 2020, 02:30:40 pm »
... 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.

Could make sense. Serial number is printed during production. Calibration paper is done after with different equipment. They just stick the serial num sticker on the calibration paper. Anyway, I'm really satisfied with calibration. Like I said, accuracy is better than specs.
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64093 on: July 22, 2020, 03:26:13 pm »
Pain killers working. Unfortunately the 6206b is fairly scratched up on the front from some gorilla removing a sticker. Apart from that looks ok. Nice and clean and has 10t pot

I know the photos are probably upside down.
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64094 on: July 22, 2020, 03:49:05 pm »
I thought of her, incidentally

nice melons.

I see no fruit or vegetables.  :-//

Bloody Italians, always on about food; probably thinking with his zucchini...
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64095 on: July 22, 2020, 03:50:39 pm »
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.

 :-+
Please re-read TM9-243: Use and Care of Hand Tools and Measuring Tools
A file is NOT an impact instrument!

My knuckles would disagree with you...
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64096 on: July 22, 2020, 04:09:21 pm »
Bought Another CRTU-RU (CMU-200 alike)
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10MHz - 2.7GHZ spectrum analyser, full function not crippled like HP test sets, and 100kHz to 2.7GHz signal generator
 
The analyser stack is getting a bit tall though

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64097 on: July 22, 2020, 04:14:24 pm »
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64098 on: July 22, 2020, 04:14:38 pm »
Ok definitely back on the wagon. This week’s haul so far  :-DD

 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64099 on: July 22, 2020, 04:18:35 pm »
Ok definitely back on the wagon. This week’s haul so far  :-DD   


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