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pinkjimiphoton

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clipman3

Re: this looks totally useful... and CHEAP!!
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2014, 02:14:39 AM »
 :icon_eek: I'm impressed

Buzz

Re: this looks totally useful... and CHEAP!!
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2014, 02:18:48 AM »
Wow, nice find.

If anyone ends up ordering one let us all know how you go with it.

I'm very interested but have done my dosh on fleabay too many times.

Looks like a very useful piece of kit.
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Re: this looks totally useful... and CHEAP!!
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2014, 02:21:22 AM »
i pulled the trigger on one, i'll let ya know how it makes out... may be a while, like, a 2 month ship time!! jeez!!
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Jdansti

Re: this looks totally useful... and CHEAP!!
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2014, 02:32:28 AM »
Looks pretty versatile. Let us know how it does.
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italianguy63

Re: this looks totally useful... and CHEAP!!
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2014, 04:21:43 AM »
Thanks guys.  I was just about to pull the trigger on one of these for $25.  You saved me 5 bucks!   :icon_razz:

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Jdansti

Re: this looks totally useful... and CHEAP!!
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2014, 01:22:48 PM »
^^ Ordered mine. Thanks guys!
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armdnrdy

Re: this looks totally useful... and CHEAP!!
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2014, 01:29:57 PM »
Which one did you order John?
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Luke51411

Re: this looks totally useful... and CHEAP!!
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2014, 01:33:14 PM »
Interesting I might have to get one of these though I might wait to see if they get positive reviews.

Jdansti

Re: this looks totally useful... and CHEAP!!
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2014, 01:38:26 PM »
Which one did you order John?

I ordered the one with the probe jacks that you found.
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armdnrdy

Re: this looks totally useful... and CHEAP!!
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2014, 01:48:16 PM »
I think that I might get that one too.

I was kicking around the idea of removing the tactile switch and jacks and extending them to facilitate putting this thing in a plastic project box.

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vigilante397

Re: this looks totally useful... and CHEAP!!
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2014, 03:18:36 PM »
This one has jacks for leads to test components in circuit:

 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Transistor-Tester-Capacitor-ESR-Inductance-Resistor-LC-Meter-NPN-PNP-Mosfet/181161606431?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D23928%26meid%3D8465191503775906631%26pid%3D100005%26prg%3D10200%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D201087634115&rt=nc

And it's cheaper!  :)

I got one almost exactly like this and I love it. I really like the look of the big display screen though. Mine just had the little sockets we use for socketing transistors, etc for the test point, which I removed in favor of wires which I keep connected to my breadboard.
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karbomusic

Re: this looks totally useful... and CHEAP!!
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2014, 09:54:06 AM »
Ordered, yesterday, got an email this morning showing it as shipped. Fingers crossed.

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Re: this looks totally useful... and CHEAP!!
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2014, 11:20:58 AM »
mine shipped yesterday, too
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Kipper4

Re: this looks totally useful... and CHEAP!!
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2014, 04:01:56 PM »
I bought a similar device two years ago when I started making circuits.
It measures some things well others not so well depending on the device.
but I find for quick checking componants before use in a circuit its really handy.
I bought the version with the little SIP pins and soldered some wires with gator clips on the back terminals so i can still take advantage of the pins
it has smd pads too on the front.
The gators are soon to be replaced, since I bought a batch of chinese hook probes.
I hope you find it works well for you all
Rich
On another chinese note. Yippee great news. My oscope probes arrived on the slow boat today. They look great. Al I have to do now is test them and all for the princely sum of a poorly octopus. Fwee shipping too
« Last Edit: July 22, 2014, 04:06:29 PM by Kipper4 »
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italianguy63

Re: this looks totally useful... and CHEAP!!
« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2014, 04:04:36 PM »
I think I would find it most useful for measuring caps that have funky markings-- when they are hard to determine the value.  That is my hope anyway.
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Kipper4

Re: this looks totally useful... and CHEAP!!
« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2014, 04:08:21 PM »
Mostly works fine on caps Mark. It may take a while to charge them up depending on the cap though.
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karbomusic

Re: this looks totally useful... and CHEAP!!
« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2014, 04:46:35 PM »
Quote
but I find for quick checking componants before use in a circuit its really handy.

That's one of the reasons I ordered as I always try to measure what I can at build time so I don't troubleshoot for 3 hours after the fact only to find I misread or mispicked a component or value or have a bad component as far as values go. This won't be a cure all but it may be a "cure an awful lot more than not checking".

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« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2014, 06:53:56 PM »
This looks interesting, can't wait to see what you guys think of them.
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