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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80400 on: January 22, 2021, 06:21:43 pm »
We had our own version, Dennis Healey (former Chancellor of the Exchequer) who almost gives your Theo Waigel a run for his money.

   



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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80401 on: January 22, 2021, 06:25:22 pm »
Yes, it is a diminutive.   Haus - Häuschen (High German) - Häusle (Swabian German) - Hüüsli (Swiss German)   Gartenhäuschen - Gartenhäusle - a little house or a shed in the garden

Ahh, High German, so I've been hanging around with posh Germans eh?  What do you call the dialect that you learn down the docks? That's probably more fitting for me to adopt.  :)

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80402 on: January 22, 2021, 06:43:51 pm »
Ah a Duracell. Unlucky :(

I got one with an Ever Ready battery in it a couple of years back that hadn't leaked. The battery was circa 37 years old at the time:



I was surprised at this!

Interesting, I have never seen an EverReady battery in a Red on Blue and White colour scheme before.
The old ones here in the great white north had a Red on Black colour scheme.  I have never seen the old ones leak either.

Different company In UK it's Ever Ready (two words, two r) in NA its Eveready (one word one r)
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80403 on: January 22, 2021, 06:57:06 pm »

Ahh, High German, so I've been hanging around with posh Germans eh?  What do you call the dialect that you learn down the docks? That's probably more fitting for me to adopt.  :)

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80404 on: January 22, 2021, 07:05:54 pm »
By the UK guys, eBay has a £1 listing weekend till Monday.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80405 on: January 22, 2021, 07:15:19 pm »
Some more fun with the recently acquired equipment.  This time it’s the TinySA.



The TinySA and the S-A-A-2N both included a stylus that were completely reminiscent of the ones that used to come with Palm Pilots so I had to dig out one of my old Palm Pilots and give it a try and they are cross compatible.







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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80406 on: January 22, 2021, 07:43:10 pm »
Bloody hell forgot about palm pilots. I had the first “proper” smartphone, the Treo 180G, back in the day which was based on PalmOS. Also the first smart watch (timex one). They were both shit compared to today’s offerings  :-DD
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80407 on: January 22, 2021, 07:51:26 pm »

Ahh, High German, so I've been hanging around with posh Germans eh?  What do you call the dialect that you learn down the docks? That's probably more fitting for me to adopt.  :)

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Hamburgerplatt or possibly Friesisch.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80408 on: January 22, 2021, 08:04:42 pm »
My friends are fearing me and my funny jokes.  :-DD

In Germany we are calling them "Flachwitze" - literally flat jokes but the correct translation is lame jokes.

My son calls them "Dad jokes".  :-DD

Edit: And that's apparently what others, even though they're not my children call them. Here I go off for a couple hours to make tacos and you lot barf forth 2 pages of cringe-jokes. Serves me right for not finishing the thread before replying to messages in it!

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80409 on: January 22, 2021, 08:15:57 pm »
Ah a Duracell. Unlucky :(

I got one with an Ever Ready battery in it a couple of years back that hadn't leaked. The battery was circa 37 years old at the time:



I was surprised at this!

Interesting, I have never seen an EverReady battery in a Red on Blue and White colour scheme before.
The old ones here in the great white north had a Red on Black colour scheme.  I have never seen the old ones leak either.

Different company In UK it's Ever Ready (two words, two r) in NA its Eveready (one word one r)

I fished a large block marked "Ever Ready" from my 427A (hi, BD!), that also had not leaked. Fortunately, I've got the AC power option on mine, so an unobtanium battery is not required.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80410 on: January 22, 2021, 08:23:40 pm »
A stack of buttons cells with shrink sleeve to hold them together along with some copper tubing to match the correct length will generally get you out of a bind for any $$$ unobtanium battery.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80411 on: January 22, 2021, 08:24:38 pm »
Does anybody see something useful in this collection of TE, I thinking of visiting the gentleman:

https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/elektronik-bauteile-kabel-messgeraete-oszilloskope/1639707846-168-8262

Cheers,
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80412 on: January 22, 2021, 08:26:32 pm »
I fished a large block marked "Ever Ready" from my 427A (hi, BD!), that also had not leaked. Fortunately, I've got the AC power option on mine, so an unobtanium battery is not required.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80413 on: January 22, 2021, 08:29:17 pm »
Does anybody see something useful in this collection of TE, I thinking of visiting the gentleman:

https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/elektronik-bauteile-kabel-messgeraete-oszilloskope/1639707846-168-8262

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Hewlett Packard power supplies are always useful and I'm pretty sure I saw one from Power Designs as well, and there were at least two General Radio decade boxes in one of the pictures and those are excellent pieces of equipment as well.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80414 on: January 22, 2021, 08:31:33 pm »
Bloody hell forgot about palm pilots. I had the first “proper” smartphone, the Treo 180G, back in the day which was based on PalmOS. Also the first smart watch (timex one). They were both shit compared to today’s offerings  :-DD

Was that the Ironman Data watch that had the optical sensor to receive data being transmitted by holding it up to your computer screen while it flashed?
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80415 on: January 22, 2021, 08:35:58 pm »
Bloody hell forgot about palm pilots. I had the first “proper” smartphone, the Treo 180G, back in the day which was based on PalmOS. Also the first smart watch (timex one). They were both shit compared to today’s offerings  :-DD

Was that the Ironman Data watch that had the optical sensor to receive data being transmitted by holding it up to your computer screen while it flashed?

That’s the one

https://youtu.be/2VmtPaiOBwI
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80416 on: January 22, 2021, 08:41:32 pm »
Bloody hell forgot about palm pilots. I had the first “proper” smartphone, the Treo 180G, back in the day which was based on PalmOS. Also the first smart watch (timex one). They were both shit compared to today’s offerings  :-DD

Was that the Ironman Data watch that had the optical sensor to receive data being transmitted by holding it up to your computer screen while it flashed?

That’s the one

https://youtu.be/2VmtPaiOBwI

I had one of those too.  I don't know what became of it which is unfortunate because it was a birthday gift.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80417 on: January 22, 2021, 08:42:41 pm »
Mine fell to bits like all timex watches do. First the plastic ring fell off and then the strap dissolved.

Haven’t worn a watch since then until recently.
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80418 on: January 22, 2021, 08:45:22 pm »
Bloody hell forgot about palm pilots. I had the first “proper” smartphone, the Treo 180G, back in the day which was based on PalmOS. Also the first smart watch (timex one). They were both shit compared to today’s offerings  :-DD
Ditto, I can't really see myself using one these days though  :palm:
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80419 on: January 22, 2021, 08:56:44 pm »
Does anybody see something useful in this collection of TE, I thinking of visiting the gentleman:

https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/elektronik-bauteile-kabel-messgeraete-oszilloskope/1639707846-168-8262

Cheers,
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In the first picture in the listing I see a Tektronix 106 Square Wave generator and an HP 6515A 0-1600V power supply; can't discern what the 2 poer supplies below it in the stack are.  There are also a couple of GenRad decade boxes.

More HP power supplies and signal generators in the second pic - the top right being a 3314A function generator.

A bunch more power supplies in the third - HP and Power Designs; all are well regarded.

In the 8th pic, it looks like an LCR meter (HP 4274 or 4275) at the left on the bottom shelf, can't place the one next to it; perhaps some kind of signal generator.  Next to that is an HP 8640 signal generator.

A bunch of Kepco power supplies in the 14th image, and a Tek constant amplitude sine wave generator at bottom left.

I see a LOT of useful things there.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80420 on: January 22, 2021, 09:00:18 pm »
Does anybody see something useful in this collection of TE, I thinking of visiting the gentleman:

https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/elektronik-bauteile-kabel-messgeraete-oszilloskope/1639707846-168-8262

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80421 on: January 22, 2021, 09:06:56 pm »
Oh, and it looks like a pair of Tek TM-500 series current probes next to the Keithleys in photo 10, along with some HP amplifiers on the left and function generators on the bottom right under the Tek 1A5 plug in.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80422 on: January 22, 2021, 09:16:10 pm »
Does anybody see something useful in this collection of TE, I thinking of visiting the gentleman:

https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/elektronik-bauteile-kabel-messgeraete-oszilloskope/1639707846-168-8262

Cheers,
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I count 4 Power Designs precision power supplies, likely 230V versions (PD supplies were built for one mains voltage only.), which makes them EXTREMELY desirable. On top of Tek current probes and other desirables..

I would def go. If you go, I'd be interested in a PD 2005, if it's 230V and ends up sensibly priced.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80423 on: January 22, 2021, 09:30:17 pm »
Here's a joke for ya: A car loaded to the gunwales, roof and fanny-pack with small furniture... and noplace to take it. Oh, and NOW IT'S SNOWING.         

Local Thrift Shop has signs up front saying "We are accepting donations, but nothing too large for one person to handle." I have coffee tables, chairs and a knocked-down bedframe... so I load it up, drive all the way back and when I get there, the guy handling the bins tells me:

"Oh, we aren't taking any furniture."

"The sign up front says you are, just nothing too big for one person to handle."

"Since the lockdown, we aren't taking any furniture; the store's closed."

"The store was closed, due to lockdown, long before that sign was put in the window. I know this for a fact."

*dumb blank look*

"Get one of your managers down here, have them update the sign so people know you aren't accepting furniture, and BTW, I saw the coffee tables in that bin you just took in. Thanks for a wasted afternoon in the freezing cold." ::)

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80424 on: January 22, 2021, 09:32:58 pm »
Oh, and it looks like a pair of Tek TM-500 series current probes next to the Keithleys in photo 10, along with some HP amplifiers on the left and function generators on the bottom right under the Tek 1A5 plug in.

-Pat

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