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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62700 on: July 07, 2020, 04:17:20 pm »
   I had about 30 pieces of similar TrippLite 13.8V/3A that were sitewide pulls from a network.

Flipped them quick for average ~$30 each; you know the drill: start out at $40, then by the time you've saturated the market you're blowing them out at $20 each...  :-DD

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Got any left, mnem? 

I am saying that I think Tony should have no trouble being able to sell these off.   :-+  I would be interested in two plus a spare, except .....
I have north american mains power, plus shipping over the pond makes it a bit too expensive.

As for bulk buying, I did the same with window screening to keep the bugs out (how timely, since we have recent photos of the darn bugs).  I bought a 500 ft roll of 8 ft wide aluminum screen, even though I only needed 32 ft of the stuff.  I sold enough to pay for the roll and still have some left; SWMBO thinks the rest is spare since it was hard to find.  Okay, it actually was hard to find.  >:D

I think I have 4 or 5 left, including the ones in that photo. Unfortunately, they're all locked up in a trailer in a storage lot in BuffaloNY. Along with my LAMBDAs and my 2465s and my welder and my dwagon-sized toolbox and...

   The only things in that photo which came with are the 189, the DE-5000 and the RS/OLED T12 soldering station. Oh, and the Aorus (in my then spankin'-new gaming rig) and a handful of patch cords. I had to pare it all down to fit into one toolcase like this one for the border xing...

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62701 on: July 07, 2020, 04:17:47 pm »
To return the favour, here's one for the Norte Americanos to have a tilt at:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-HP-Agilent-Model-4261A-L-C-R-METER/153989166173
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So that one expired with no bids at all.  I was hoping it might get re-listed at a much lower price, since that is still expensive in Canadian pesos.  Will have to wait and see....
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62702 on: July 07, 2020, 04:21:57 pm »
Those two 48V 125A battery chargers went unsold, relisted at £20 + £35 p&p each.


Stupid bloody PO has reduced hours, meaning I can't return the fake Hakko until Friday, due to work hours.   :rant:
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62703 on: July 07, 2020, 04:22:38 pm »
Those two 48V 125A battery chargers went unsold, relisted at £20 + £35 p&p each.


Stupid bloody PO has reduced hours, meaning I can't return the fake Hakko until Friday, due to work hours.   :rant:


Gives you more time to wipe your arse on it  :-DD
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62704 on: July 07, 2020, 04:24:37 pm »
Oh hell I'd forgotten how bad it was. Just clicked through about 20 seconds of it and I'm done  :palm:. I remember having to watch it at my grandmother's house on a tiny little tube black and white TV that smelled of a combination of death and hot cigarette tar.

Even without that smell, it was an exquisite form of torture. Enough to scar you for life.

OTOH, you can use it as a gambit to shut youngsters up along the lines of "You think you've got problems? See what we had to deal with".
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62705 on: July 07, 2020, 04:28:01 pm »
Oh hell I'd forgotten how bad it was. Just clicked through about 20 seconds of it and I'm done  :palm:. I remember having to watch it at my grandmother's house on a tiny little tube black and white TV that smelled of a combination of death and hot cigarette tar.

Even without that smell, it was an exquisite form of torture. Enough to scar you for life.

OTOH, you can use it as a gambit to shut youngsters up along the lines of "You think you've got problems? See what we had to deal with".

Indeed. Here's another one from the 70s/80s:

 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62706 on: July 07, 2020, 04:29:01 pm »
Some of us will feel a little satisfaction that this is still up for sale :)



https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AVO-multimeter-with-Broad-Arrow-working-lamp/153997147802

And if it acts as a trigger point for others, then I say sorry heh heh heh <sound of Muttley sniggering>.

This would look much better with a nice art nouveau lampshade on it.

I also don't like the LED filament lamp, better to keep it in period and use some valves with the heaters overdriven for extra light.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62707 on: July 07, 2020, 04:54:14 pm »
Oh hell I'd forgotten how bad it was. Just clicked through about 20 seconds of it and I'm done  :palm:. I remember having to watch it at my grandmother's house on a tiny little tube black and white TV that smelled of a combination of death and hot cigarette tar.

Even without that smell, it was an exquisite form of torture. Enough to scar you for life.

OTOH, you can use it as a gambit to shut youngsters up along the lines of "You think you've got problems? See what we had to deal with".

Indeed. Here's another one from the 70s/80s:

<image deleted on the grounds of good taste>

Yes, but at least I the decency to hide the "top shelf stuff" so that the reader had to explicitly click before being exposed to the full depravity.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62708 on: July 07, 2020, 05:32:44 pm »
To return the favour, here's one for the Norte Americanos to have a tilt at:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-HP-Agilent-Model-4261A-L-C-R-METER/153989166173
[/color][/size][/b]

So that one expired with no bids at all.  I was hoping it might get re-listed at a much lower price, since that is still expensive in Canadian pesos.  Will have to wait and see....

not listed on the seller's page any more, so it might be gone now. i was tempted, too, but the seller didn't answer my email with questions, which is hardly ever a good sign.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62709 on: July 07, 2020, 05:51:46 pm »
   PSU deal arrived.... lets do some flipping..   

Are you quite sure that you've got enough of 'em Tony?  :)

Needed two and maybe a spare... trying to prevent to use switched ones for some applications... but the seller gave free shipping and very nice price if i buy all, so i did  :palm:   i am sure more HAMs like these becouse of switching PSU give QRM on HF.. Will sell most of then.. i think  :-DD

   I had about 30 pieces of similar TrippLite 13.8V/3A that were sitewide pulls from a network.

Flipped them quick for average ~$30 each; you know the drill: start out at $40, then by the time you've saturated the market you're blowing them out at $20 each...  :-DD

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Thats the plan ;)

Ok, I've set my alarm for September 2023, when I'll be buying one from you for €10 :)

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62710 on: July 07, 2020, 06:01:05 pm »
To return the favour, here's one for the Norte Americanos to have a tilt at:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-HP-Agilent-Model-4261A-L-C-R-METER/153989166173
[/color][/size][/b]

So that one expired with no bids at all.  I was hoping it might get re-listed at a much lower price, since that is still expensive in Canadian pesos.  Will have to wait and see....

not listed on the seller's page any more, so it might be gone now. i was tempted, too, but the seller didn't answer my email with questions, which is hardly ever a good sign.

Plus I wouldn't want to spend as much as it was listed for sans test fixtures. It's kinda like RF power meters...the meter itself is literally a dime a dozen without a sensor.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62711 on: July 07, 2020, 06:12:07 pm »
Oh hell I'd forgotten how bad it was. Just clicked through about 20 seconds of it and I'm done  :palm:. I remember having to watch it at my grandmother's house on a tiny little tube black and white TV that smelled of a combination of death and hot cigarette tar.
That was my parents favourite TV show, cringe worthy now though :--
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62712 on: July 07, 2020, 06:13:32 pm »

Plus I wouldn't want to spend as much as it was listed for sans test fixtures. It's kinda like RF power meters...the meter itself is literally a dime a dozen without a sensor.

But, as was asked upthread, and I sorta guessed, those 5 terminals are 2 drive, 2 sense and one guard, right? So a Kelvin clip lead would in theory suffice?

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62713 on: July 07, 2020, 06:24:32 pm »
Those two 48V 125A battery chargers went unsold, relisted at £20 + £35 p&p each.


Stupid bloody PO has reduced hours, meaning I can't return the fake Hakko until Friday, due to work hours.   :rant:

Yeah, I know that feeling, our PO was on reduced hours but have now gone back to normal hours.

Quick question for you, on your Thurlby 1905a, did you ever update the input sockets for shrouded ones at all? I'm thinking about doing that but also slightly worried about the membrane panel getting damaged in the process of enlarging the 8mm holes to 12mm to accept the three sockets?
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« Reply #62714 on: July 07, 2020, 06:31:28 pm »
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They're effing AWESOME!    ...
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62715 on: July 07, 2020, 06:51:13 pm »

Plus I wouldn't want to spend as much as it was listed for sans test fixtures. It's kinda like RF power meters...the meter itself is literally a dime a dozen without a sensor.

But, as was asked upthread, and I sorta guessed, those 5 terminals are 2 drive, 2 sense and one guard, right? So a Kelvin clip lead would in theory suffice?

I think so but I haven't dived into the manual to see. That's on my to do list. Unfortunately it is, last time I checked, item number two hundred thirty seven.   :palm:
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62716 on: July 07, 2020, 06:59:58 pm »

Plus I wouldn't want to spend as much as it was listed for sans test fixtures. It's kinda like RF power meters...the meter itself is literally a dime a dozen without a sensor.

But, as was asked upthread, and I sorta guessed, those 5 terminals are 2 drive, 2 sense and one guard, right? So a Kelvin clip lead would in theory suffice?
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62717 on: July 07, 2020, 07:24:13 pm »
If you wonder... i opened them all  :-/O

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62718 on: July 07, 2020, 07:45:26 pm »
hey bd

ummmmm.

wtf?

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« Reply #62719 on: July 07, 2020, 07:55:50 pm »
hey bd

ummmmm.

wtf?


Good spot that, do our eyes deceive us, is that an "=" button? So not a true RPN fanboy then  :palm: :-DD :-DD :-DD
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« Reply #62720 on: July 07, 2020, 08:04:26 pm »
hey bd

ummmmm.

wtf?


Good spot that, do our eyes deceive us, is that an "=" button? So not a true RPN fanboy then  :palm: :-DD :-DD :-DD

Uh oh.....me thinks the shit is about to hit the fan.  :-DD :-DD :-DD

I'll make lots of popcorn.  :popcorn: :popcorn:  ;D ;D
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62721 on: July 07, 2020, 08:14:53 pm »
Wow, cracking service from an eBay seller, that Robin insulation tester I purchased Sunday for just £22, currently on sale on RS and other places for £342, was dispatched yesterday allegedly by 2nd class recorded post, arrived today and was just as advertised, missing its soft case, probes and battery cover.

Stuffed 6 AA batteries in it and powered it up, perfectly working, grabbed the Avo and done a insulation test on those pesky switch contact rings, and I got a reading of >2.2G ohms @ 1031V, winner, winner, chicken dinner. Also did a insulation test between the various cores of the ribbon cable (spec says rated @ 300V) and I got readings no less than the resistance of the range resistors connected across them and that was also @ 1031V so a I'm a very happy bunny indeed.

The bonus feature of this tester is that it provides extremely stable test voltages of 264V, 525V and 1031V so can also do double duty as a more than adequate voltage reference for calibration of my bench meters, whats not to like  :-+

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62722 on: July 07, 2020, 08:16:19 pm »
hey bd

ummmmm.

wtf?


Good spot that, do our eyes deceive us, is that an "=" button? So not a true RPN fanboy then  :palm: :-DD :-DD :-DD

Uh oh.....me thinks the shit is about to hit the fan.  :-DD :-DD :-DD

I'll make lots of popcorn.  :popcorn: :popcorn:  ;D ;D
Caramel flavour please, Med  :-+
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« Reply #62723 on: July 07, 2020, 08:33:22 pm »
bd?


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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62724 on: July 07, 2020, 08:34:23 pm »
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