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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53675 on: March 27, 2020, 02:07:40 am »
After reviewing this thread I believe I might have caught TEA. Please review for eligibility.

Thank you,

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Instant TEA cred! Congratulations and welcome aboard. :-DMM
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53676 on: March 27, 2020, 03:02:59 am »
Urrk. I just slogged through about 45 minutes of tutorials; finally getting my hands dirty learning how to poke around in Marlin firmware as used on my 3DP. I think my mind just boggled.  :o

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53677 on: March 27, 2020, 03:24:34 am »
I finally took the time to clean up the Power Designs 2005a power supply I got a while ago. (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/test-equipment-anonymous-(tea)-group-therapy-thread/msg2379117/#msg2379117, been almost a year already  :o)

Before cleanup:


After cleanup:


This is the older model with an ovenised voltage reference (the big red capsule).




Interestingly all the caps are still in good shape, but the switches were a little bit crusty. So I started by cleaning everything with a lot of IPA. Then I applied some Deoxit G5 on the switch contacts with a syringe. And then I applied some Deoxit S5 (lubricant) on most of the moving parts of the switches.



The results after calibration and adjustment:


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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53678 on: March 27, 2020, 07:56:58 am »
It would appear that Europe is sleeping in this morning.  :-//

Lazy wankers.  >:D :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53679 on: March 27, 2020, 08:02:55 am »
Shouldn't you be asleep or passed out from sniffing Smurfious Paint Fumes  :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53680 on: March 27, 2020, 08:05:28 am »
I do like the smell of spray paint in the morning but only in moderation.  ;D
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53681 on: March 27, 2020, 08:23:33 am »
I'm fairly new but I think I've contracted this thing. I bought a very shitty but functional V-212 scope. I could be sitting in front of it watching its waves for half an hour without doing a thing. I'm now bidding on another V-212 (looking tidier) and have no desire of getting rid of the current one.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53682 on: March 27, 2020, 08:37:21 am »
I'm fairly new but I think I've contracted this thing. I bought a very shitty but functional V-212 scope. I could be sitting in front of it watching its waves for half an hour without doing a thing. I'm now bidding on another V-212 (looking tidier) and have no desire of getting rid of the current one.

Qualification review requested.

Well, we won't judge you because your scope of choice is an Hitachi. Truth be told they are decent scopes and I know pickings are slim in Oz. Your application has been reviewed and accepted. You are addicted. Welcome.  :-+
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53683 on: March 27, 2020, 08:38:10 am »
I finally took the time to clean up the Power Designs 2005a power supply I got a while ago.

Those Power Designs units are works of art. Nice restoration!
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53684 on: March 27, 2020, 08:39:56 am »
I'm fairly new but I think I've contracted this thing. I bought a very shitty but functional V-212 scope. I could be sitting in front of it watching its waves for half an hour without doing a thing. I'm now bidding on another V-212 (looking tidier) and have no desire of getting rid of the current one.

Qualification review requested.

I fell into this den of evil with the purchase of a 'just a 34401A' as my first good meter a few years ago. 'Some of the toys' from a few days ago  :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53685 on: March 27, 2020, 08:44:51 am »
I fell into this den of evil with the purchase of a 'just a 34401A' as my first good meter a few years ago. 'Some of the toys' from a few days ago  :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53686 on: March 27, 2020, 08:50:28 am »
I'm fairly new but I think I've contracted this thing. I bought a very shitty but functional V-212 scope. I could be sitting in front of it watching its waves for half an hour without doing a thing. I'm now bidding on another V-212 (looking tidier) and have no desire of getting rid of the current one.

Qualification review requested.

Well, we won't judge you because your scope of choice is an Hitachi. Truth be told they are decent scopes and I know pickings are slim in Oz. Your application has been reviewed and accepted. You are addicted. Welcome.  :-+
K1W1 !  :horse:

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53687 on: March 27, 2020, 08:57:45 am »
K1W1 !  :horse:

Welcome to the mad house Max and don't expect the Yanks to recognize a Kiwi flag.  ::)

I was confused why mentioning Oz. Nah, didn't expect that and not offended.  :-DD
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53688 on: March 27, 2020, 09:41:35 am »
I'm fairly new but I think I've contracted this thing. I bought a very shitty but functional V-212 scope. I could be sitting in front of it watching its waves for half an hour without doing a thing. I'm now bidding on another V-212 (looking tidier) and have no desire of getting rid of the current one.

Qualification review requested.

Well, we won't judge you because your scope of choice is an Hitachi. Truth be told they are decent scopes and I know pickings are slim in Oz. Your application has been reviewed and accepted. You are addicted. Welcome.  :-+
K1W1 !  :horse:

Welcome to the mad house Max and don't expect the Yanks to recognize a Kiwi flag.  ::)

Oopsie...sorry. I did not mouse over the flag and unfortunately with these old eyes and the fact that the flags of each are similar I made a bad assumption. I stand corrected.  :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53689 on: March 27, 2020, 09:49:46 am »
This thread is highly addictive and I don't take any liberties to self diagnose. Well good to start with admitting my addiction  :D

Anyways there she is957494-0
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53690 on: March 27, 2020, 09:51:23 am »
It would appear that Europe is sleeping in this morning.  :-//

Lazy wankers.  >:D :-DD

We're in isolation and making the most of it. I didn't get up until 08:59  8)

This thread is highly addictive and I don't take any liberties to self diagnose. Well good to start with admitting my addiction  :D

Anyways there she is (Attachment Link)

Starting to wish I'd held out for a good deal on one of them instead of the Rigol DG800. Nice one  :-+
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53691 on: March 27, 2020, 10:19:45 am »
After reviewing this thread I believe I might have caught TEA. Please review for eligibility.


Nice rack to the right there, DAT recorders aren't very common anymore. I suspect audio interest?

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53692 on: March 27, 2020, 10:24:54 am »
I'm fairly new but I think I've contracted this thing. I bought a very shitty but functional V-212 scope. I could be sitting in front of it watching its waves for half an hour without doing a thing. I'm now bidding on another V-212 (looking tidier) and have no desire of getting rid of the current one.

Qualification review requested.

Well, we won't judge you because your scope of choice is an Hitachi. Truth be told they are decent scopes and I know pickings are slim in Oz. Your application has been reviewed and accepted. You are addicted. Welcome.  :-+
K1W1 !  :horse:

Welcome to the mad house Max and don't expect the Yanks to recognize a Kiwi flag.  ::)
Maybe not but I do expect them to know how to spell KIWI  :-DD :-DD :-DD :-DD :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53693 on: March 27, 2020, 10:29:21 am »
Nope, not great at all...
(Attachment Link)

That reminds me of my HP3456A:


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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53694 on: March 27, 2020, 10:31:03 am »
I finally took the time to clean up the Power Designs 2005a power supply I got a while ago.

Those Power Designs units are works of art. Nice restoration!

I was already attracted from outer looks, but those wonderful laced looms.

I'm lost.

Yes, I once argued for and won the discussion, which meant that we laced the internal cable system of an entire OB vehicle. That usually means 10+km cable crammed into something slightly larger than a 20ft shipping container. What won the others over was that while lacing takes more time and skill (but you learn very quickly on the job, given enough practice), it is not only orders of magnitude more beautiful and functional, it also takes up less room. Cable ties were too clumsy.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53695 on: March 27, 2020, 10:38:57 am »
Starting to wish I'd held out for a good deal on one of them instead of the Rigol DG800. Nice one  :-+

You could sell the rigol and buy this one. :)
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53696 on: March 27, 2020, 10:43:42 am »
This 468 was repaired last month. It looks much better now.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53697 on: March 27, 2020, 10:47:00 am »
Nice job  :-+. As much as I'm not going near another Tek 4xx myself, it's nice to see a neatly repaired one  :-+
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53698 on: March 27, 2020, 10:53:36 am »
Starting to wish I'd held out for a good deal on one of them instead of the Rigol DG800. Nice one  :-+

You could sell the rigol and buy this one. :)

Tempting believe me especially with the discount code  :-DD
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53699 on: March 27, 2020, 10:58:57 am »
Starting to wish I'd held out for a good deal on one of them instead of the Rigol DG800. Nice one  :-+

You could sell the rigol and buy this one. :)

Tempting believe me especially with the discount code  :-DD

It would fit nicely with your Siglent scope as well.  ;D
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