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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7425 on: February 15, 2018, 07:43:30 am »
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7426 on: February 15, 2018, 07:53:00 am »
+ suitable area for digging trench for laser sharks.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7428 on: February 15, 2018, 08:00:51 am »
Shit, that's like giving away your girlfriends phone # !  :-DD
Nah. It's like saying you braze your chicken instead of roasting it. Without any other specifics, people can't even come close to replicating it.

Besides, as far as I understand it's bd139's job and specialism. Even with all the information on the table, few can hope to come close.

Yes. The only thing it can’t do is find things I don’t know I want yet. That’s where this thread comes in  :-DD

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7429 on: February 15, 2018, 08:11:58 am »
Yes. The only thing it can’t do is find things I don’t know I want yet. That’s where this thread comes in  :-DD
As I've stated before, that's why I hate these forums. They're a great source of information about tools you never knew existed, but which you absolutely, positively can't live another week without. The poor bank account can't catch a break.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7430 on: February 15, 2018, 08:15:24 am »
My 8300A came today and before i mention it let me first mention my favorite/lucky number is 42.

It was made in '76 (42 years old) delivered at 1:42 pm and the thing is practically brand new. Very few hours, the nixies still look brand new, no stickers on the unit except for the metal barcode tag on the front. No scratches or marks not caused by riding a shelf for 40+ years. The thing even has the ohms converter installed.  ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAdqV37DDDU&feature=youtu.be

So you may ask, if it has all that going for it, whats wrong with it?
The fuse holder it came with won't hold a fuse, easy enough fix.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7431 on: February 15, 2018, 08:17:23 am »
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7432 on: February 15, 2018, 08:22:55 am »
Thanks, I will let you know. Had another look at the DPS5015, no other sign of physical damage and the fuses are still good, but -50v on the ground plane probably not healthy for the ICs. I'll try tracing some voltages, not much else to do tonight.
Did your replacement from Amazon arrive and does it work??
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7433 on: February 15, 2018, 08:37:19 am »
+ suitable area for digging trench for laser sharks.




You can cross-breed them with Brrrruce, my pet Land Shark. Then you donn' need no steenkeeng trenchezz...


Yes. The only thing it can’t do is find things I don’t know I want yet. That’s where this thread comes in  :-DD
As I've stated before, that's why I hate these forums. They're a great source of information about tools you never knew existed, but which you absolutely, positively can't live another week without. The poor bank account can't catch a break.

I have the same problem with RCGroups, and the LightSaber Forums, and the machinist forums and...


My 8300A came today and before i mention it let me first mention my favorite/lucky number is 42.

It was made in '76 (42 years old) delivered at 1:42 pm and the thing is practically brand new. Very few hours, the nixies still look brand new, no stickers on the unit except for the metal barcode tag on the front. No scratches or marks not caused by riding a shelf for 40+ years. The thing even has the ohms converter installed.  ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAdqV37DDDU&feature=youtu.be

So you may ask, if it has all that going for it, whats wrong with it?
The fuse holder it came with won't hold a fuse, easy enough fix.

42 IS the answer.  ;)


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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7434 on: February 15, 2018, 09:00:30 am »
+ suitable area for digging trench for laser sharks.




You can cross-breed them with Brrrruce, my pet Land Shark. Then you donn' need no steenkeeng trenchezz...


Yes. The only thing it can’t do is find things I don’t know I want yet. That’s where this thread comes in  :-DD
As I've stated before, that's why I hate these forums. They're a great source of information about tools you never knew existed, but which you absolutely, positively can't live another week without. The poor bank account can't catch a break.

I have the same problem with RCGroups, and the LightSaber Forums, and the machinist forums and...


My 8300A came today and before i mention it let me first mention my favorite/lucky number is 42.

It was made in '76 (42 years old) delivered at 1:42 pm and the thing is practically brand new. Very few hours, the nixies still look brand new, no stickers on the unit except for the metal barcode tag on the front. No scratches or marks not caused by riding a shelf for 40+ years. The thing even has the ohms converter installed.  ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAdqV37DDDU&feature=youtu.be

So you may ask, if it has all that going for it, whats wrong with it?
The fuse holder it came with won't hold a fuse, easy enough fix.

42 IS the answer.  ;)


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Oh, the stud fees on this one are gonna kill you... and I get 2nd pick of the litter. ;)
I think I'll pass on the stud, its an ugly bastard anyway. I suppose the only reason you have that critter is to keep the elephants away and at that its really effective  :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7435 on: February 15, 2018, 09:02:29 am »
Hey guys and dolls, don't look now but with in the next couple of days we'll pass the 300 pages of TEA.
« Last Edit: February 15, 2018, 09:29:51 am by Specmaster »
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7436 on: February 15, 2018, 09:03:04 am »
Hey guys and dolls, don't look now but with in the nest couple of days we'll pass the 300 pages of TEA.

TEA is apparently contagious.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7437 on: February 15, 2018, 10:11:12 am »
Completely random thing. I was looking at grabbing some more resistors in as there are a couple of naff ones in my Fluke 8000A. So I looked and I found that I have no 100 ohm reisistors. Well I do but they're shitty carbon films which are too sucky to put in test gear. Off to RS...

If I buy 20x TE LR1F series 0.6W 1% axial 100 ohm resistors it's going to cost me £0.77.

If I buy 1000x TE LR1F series 0.6W 1% axial 100 ohm resistors it's going to cost me £1.37.

Am I ever going to use 1000x 100 ohm resistors??!? Decisions decisions! Can anyone think of any uses for that many of them? Shall I just buy that and sell them 900 of them on ebay to a wally? Or even better should I just empty them of them. This has to be a data entry error lol. That's stupid cheap.

That's $15.59 even from Tayda for 1/4W cheapies.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7438 on: February 15, 2018, 10:18:01 am »
Completely random thing. I was looking at grabbing some more resistors in as there are a couple of naff ones in my Fluke 8000A. So I looked and I found that I have no 100 ohm reisistors. Well I do but they're shitty carbon films which are too sucky to put in test gear. Off to RS...

If I buy 20x TE LR1F series 0.6W 1% axial 100 ohm resistors it's going to cost me £0.77.

If I buy 1000x TE LR1F series 0.6W 1% axial 100 ohm resistors it's going to cost me £1.37.

Am I ever going to use 1000x 100 ohm resistors??!? Decisions decisions! Can anyone think of any uses for that many of them? Shall I just buy that and sell them 900 of them on ebay to a wally? Or even better should I just empty them of them. This has to be a data entry error lol. That's stupid cheap.

That's $15.59 even from Tayda for 1/4W cheapies.

At that price i'd consider buying them out.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7439 on: February 15, 2018, 10:21:01 am »
Just bought two boxes. If they turn up and I don't get mugged then I'll buy the rest out lol (if you lot haven't done it by then).

Someone is selling them for £2 for 10 on ebay  :palm: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/390813568002

64p to send including envelope and stamp. 45p in eBay/paypal's pocket. £2 sale price. 2000 available. 2-.64-.45 = 91p per sale. That's 182 quid for £3 investment. Slave labour available as well (eldest).  >:D
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7440 on: February 15, 2018, 10:50:03 am »
Completely random thing. I was looking at grabbing some more resistors in as there are a couple of naff ones in my Fluke 8000A. So I looked and I found that I have no 100 ohm reisistors. Well I do but they're shitty carbon films which are too sucky to put in test gear. Off to RS...

If I buy 20x TE LR1F series 0.6W 1% axial 100 ohm resistors it's going to cost me £0.77.

If I buy 1000x TE LR1F series 0.6W 1% axial 100 ohm resistors it's going to cost me £1.37.

Am I ever going to use 1000x 100 ohm resistors??!? Decisions decisions! Can anyone think of any uses for that many of them? Shall I just buy that and sell them 900 of them on ebay to a wally? Or even better should I just empty them of them. This has to be a data entry error lol. That's stupid cheap.

That's $15.59 even from Tayda for 1/4W cheapies.

Buy 1000, donate the rest to your local hackspace.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7441 on: February 15, 2018, 10:53:53 am »
Build a Decade box using series/parallel 100 ohm resistors. The 1 Meg range should be fun  :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7442 on: February 15, 2018, 10:59:27 am »
Completely random thing. I was looking at grabbing some more resistors in as there are a couple of naff ones in my Fluke 8000A. So I looked and I found that I have no 100 ohm reisistors. Well I do but they're shitty carbon films which are too sucky to put in test gear. Off to RS...

If I buy 20x TE LR1F series 0.6W 1% axial 100 ohm resistors it's going to cost me £0.77.

If I buy 1000x TE LR1F series 0.6W 1% axial 100 ohm resistors it's going to cost me £1.37.

Am I ever going to use 1000x 100 ohm resistors??!? Decisions decisions! Can anyone think of any uses for that many of them? Shall I just buy that and sell them 900 of them on ebay to a wally? Or even better should I just empty them of them. This has to be a data entry error lol. That's stupid cheap.

That's $15.59 even from Tayda for 1/4W cheapies.
I think you have highlighted this now to RS as they no longer appear  :'(
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7443 on: February 15, 2018, 11:00:34 am »
+ suitable area for digging trench for laser sharks.




You can cross-breed them with Brrrruce, my pet Land Shark. Then you donn' need no steenkeeng trenchezz...
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Oh, the stud fees on this one are gonna kill you... and I get 2nd pick of the litter. ;)
I think I'll pass on the stud, its an ugly bastard anyway. I suppose the only reason you have that critter is to keep the elephants away and at that its really effective  :-DD

My daughter simply adores 'im, and 'es quite protective. Gotta think of when she reaches dating age, doncha know.  >:D


Completely random thing. I was looking at grabbing some more resistors in as there are a couple of naff ones in my Fluke 8000A. So I looked and I found that I have no 100 ohm reisistors. Well I do but they're shitty carbon films which are too sucky to put in test gear. Off to RS...

If I buy 20x TE LR1F series 0.6W 1% axial 100 ohm resistors it's going to cost me £0.77.

If I buy 1000x TE LR1F series 0.6W 1% axial 100 ohm resistors it's going to cost me £1.37.

Am I ever going to use 1000x 100 ohm resistors??!? Decisions decisions! Can anyone think of any uses for that many of them? Shall I just buy that and sell them 900 of them on ebay to a wally? Or even better should I just empty them of them. This has to be a data entry error lol. That's stupid cheap.

That's $15.59 even from Tayda for 1/4W cheapies.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7444 on: February 15, 2018, 11:04:28 am »
I think you have highlighted this now to RS as they no longer appear  :'(

https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/through-hole-fixed-resistors/1680192/

Still there. Although I notice I haven't had order confirmation come through yet. That usually happens pretty quick. Wonder if this product is held  :-DD

If indeed I do receive a couple of boxes, I'll give 1000 to local hack space (good idea tggzzz), sell 500 on ebay (to recoup investment only) and keep 500 I think.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7445 on: February 15, 2018, 11:07:09 am »
Found a better deal - 4000 for £1.36:

https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/through-hole-fixed-resistors/1680194/

This has to be a data import error hahaha. I'll probably be charged £50 in the morning.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7446 on: February 15, 2018, 11:07:49 am »
I spent the day calibrating all of my multimeters against a known voltage reference, now all of them agree with each other, thats all 15 of them, pretty easy really., so I can pick any one of them and know thats spot on  :-+
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7447 on: February 15, 2018, 11:30:08 am »
Found a better deal - 4000 for £1.36:

https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/through-hole-fixed-resistors/1680194/

This has to be a data import error hahaha. I'll probably be charged £50 in the morning.

Says they have thirty-five 4000ct rolls... can get into a heap o' trouble with 140,000 resistors. Well, a heap o' SOMETHIN', anyways... that's what you'll have.  :-DD


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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7448 on: February 15, 2018, 11:38:35 am »
I spent the day calibrating all of my multimeters against a known voltage reference, now all of them agree with each other, thats all 15 of them, pretty easy really., so I can pick any one of them and know thats spot on  :-+

That's the easy bit. Your next task is to get somebody else's meter to read the same :)

You may need to get your wallet out.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7449 on: February 15, 2018, 11:47:07 am »
Found a better deal - 4000 for £1.36:

https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/through-hole-fixed-resistors/1680194/

This has to be a data import error hahaha. I'll probably be charged £50 in the morning.
Order placed for some meter fuses and 1000 100 ohm resistors, order accepted and paid for, lets wait and see what arrives  :popcorn:
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