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by Robert
Wed May 29, 2024 6:52 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

My last performance car was an estate (wagon). Had 275 HP, 296ft-lb, <6s 0-60, 155 MPH (limited) from a 2.67l (163 in3) V6. And that was a late 90's design. Terribly complex though. Twin turbo, 30 valves, 4 camshafts VVT, etc. (The extra 10 HP over spec was from a Miltec mild exhaust). Audi S4 Avant...
by Robert
Sun May 12, 2024 9:47 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
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Views: 306681

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

The EU seems to allow the "Knight Rider" indicators (turn signals) which don't meet the requirements (all indicators must come on simultaneously) in the UK at least. This is particuarly true when the "moving light is splt across the rear quarter and rear hatch / boot. Apart from that ...
by Robert
Mon May 06, 2024 7:37 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2807
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

The EV I jump started was fine and had enough range in the traction battery to get home. It just needed the 12V battery charged so it would turn on. No idea why it discharged with power in the traction battery. On people falling asleep with dry cleaning its more likely to be "trike" Trichl...
by Robert
Sun May 05, 2024 4:47 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2807
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

Went to the Thorpe Camp Radio Rally today. Mostly to sell. Not much TE sold and I didn't but any. I did have one first related to an earlier discussion on here: I "jump-started" an EV. Not a Tesla, a Hyundai. Owned by the seller next to me. Somehow over 4-5 hours they discharged the 12V le...
by Robert
Fri May 03, 2024 12:55 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

In the USA you can buy rust stain remover containing HF at the hardware store :shock: Whink Rust Stain remover is 2% HF
Suprisingly I found a UK seller https://www.repairingproducts.co.uk/pro ... over-16oz/
by Robert
Thu May 02, 2024 11:23 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

Hmm have you heard of EPP Regulations? https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/licensing-for-home-users-of-explosives-precursors/licensing-for-home-users-of-poisons-and-explosive-precursors. My radioactive sources are all legal in the UK. Activities vary from less than a microcuries to several cu...
by Robert
Thu May 02, 2024 7:38 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

I've not much data, couple of TB. Most of thet is PDF manuals, books and periodicals and seperate from personal stuff. There is a lot of physical TE etc which concerns SWMBO. Two garages, a workshop, attic and 1/2 ISO container storage unit :) The storage uint is all binned up in Really Useful Boxes...
by Robert
Tue Apr 30, 2024 5:51 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

Probably not a special charger but a reset of the battery mangement system. These systems use a small sensor on the battery connector to montor charge / discharge. If you charge the batttery by other means it upsets the controller causing all sorts of weird issues.

Robrt.
by Robert
Mon Mar 18, 2024 8:06 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

I've not watched the whole thing, but it doesn't set a good example of how to approach a restoration. Just start pulling it apart. :? What about a visual inspection, power up testing and recording of faults. Taking lots of photos is a good idea too. "I know I'm "preaching to the choir"...
by Robert
Sun Mar 17, 2024 6:15 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2807
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

Dispite being Irish enough to qualify for a passport if I wan't I haven't had a drink today - yet :) I've a bottle of 12year old Redbreast that will probably be bit lower before the days end. I did go to a Radio Rally today, Grantham. New one for me. It's about 60 miles away. It was pretty wet today...
by Robert
Fri Feb 23, 2024 5:00 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
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I Think I need a pay review.
Another project wants me for a couple of days and the project I'm supposed to be on negotiated to have 3 engineers for a week in exchange.....
by Robert
Mon Feb 19, 2024 6:33 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2807
Views: 306681

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

I was looking at a part on RS today (work so won't go into details) The website did not have much information and the drawing was of a completly different type of part. The datasheet was for the range and did not cover the exact part number. So I started a support "chat" Got a fairly promp...
by Robert
Sat Feb 17, 2024 9:13 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

Was at Tesco this afternoon and picked up a book at the community book exchange. It looked interesting and being free I didn't examine it's teeth :) Title is "Programming Languages History and Fundamentals". It's older than I thought, 1969 and does not include C :o but has several language...
by Robert
Fri Jan 12, 2024 12:54 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
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Views: 306681

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

Nice! And the 750VA transformer has to work at 20Hz. That means 3 times the core material compared to a 60Hz one. There are core materials that are better for low frequencies but they tend to be too lossy at the high end for this application. The modern ones are switch mode fith filtering so much sm...
by Robert
Sat Jan 06, 2024 6:34 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2807
Views: 306681

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

Crows can count up to 2. Evidence comes from observing hides overlooking a field: one person goes into hide, crow don't come to field to eat one person leaves hide, crows come to the field two in, one out, crows don't come to field the second out, crows come to the field three in two out, crows com...
by Robert
Fri Dec 29, 2023 11:44 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

TGGZZZ beat me to it. Looks like a licence copy of the ESI / Tegam Dekapot. As that one has a variable resistor for the lowest deacade it was probably robbed from a bridge. Unusually thes use a R/2R network and double pole switches rather than 10 identical resistors. This give the 12 step "deca...
by Robert
Tue Dec 12, 2023 10:42 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
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Views: 306681

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

Possibly because the fashion was for LCD and backlighting a large one evenly was difficult with the LEDs of the time, hence the CCFL backlighting in LCD scope screens of the era. I think I can beat the 177 for late date big LED display though, the Black Star 4503 has big LED digits. In fact, all th...
by Robert
Fri Dec 01, 2023 8:46 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2807
Views: 306681

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

Don't know why people are getting upset by this one. Yes the buyer is a PITA but many are. I'm more annoyed by the sellers who list as "Used" , which means fully working and then say untested in the description. Or "Used" and "tested working" when the photos show obviou...
by Robert
Tue Nov 21, 2023 6:32 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Ultrasonic cleaner incoming
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Views: 4442

Re: Ultrasonic cleaner incoming

I hope and expect it will prove a bona fide sale and all goes well. It's a story I'll follow with interest, as an ultrasonic cleaner is something I've toyed with the idea of buying for a time. I came to the conclusion I'd need two. 6l is great and can handle a lot of things easily, but there are al...
by Robert
Sun Oct 15, 2023 10:54 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2807
Views: 306681

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

Part two, as we're limited to 10 attachments per post... 20231012_180457.jpg20231012_180412.jpg The display works, if you press it down, so I guess the zebra strip is toast. Worse news is that the readings are wrong. It does change ranges, but gives garbage readings on all of them, that I checked a...
by Robert
Sun Oct 15, 2023 10:37 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2807
Views: 306681

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

The dodgy display on the 8060A is almost certainly a issue with the zebra strip. There ate two types used and the later one was often retrofitted to early meters. In any case it can almost always be cured by cleaning the strip. LCD contacts and PCB. Use a lint free claoth moistened, not wet, with 99...
by Robert
Wed Oct 11, 2023 4:46 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2807
Views: 306681

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

Displaytube rapist and TE destroyer in UK trying to sell of kit he hasn't wrecked yet:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/115939571612?
Even then he is cheating by listing the collection at a silly price and then offering individual items for collection... :x
by Robert
Fri Oct 06, 2023 6:18 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2807
Views: 306681

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

Umm a Barretter. You don't see a lot of those these days. I do know of one current application. It's in the ignition circuit of some Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A turboprop engines. These have glow plugs rather then the more common high energy discharge system. Each of the two glowplugs is in seri...
by Robert
Tue Sep 26, 2023 7:05 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2807
Views: 306681

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

As long as the are display devices and not ultra high speed trigger tubes, no.
by Robert
Mon Sep 18, 2023 7:47 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2807
Views: 306681

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

Apart from the musical stuff I have or have had most of that kit.
Maybe I should open a Museum. That would save me storage costs......