Another local Ebay find was this Hewlett Packard HP 403B AC Voltmeter in a protective HP vertical case. The case did an excellent job of protecting the meter over it’s now 48 year life.Continue reading “Hewlett Packard HP 403B AC Voltmeter Restoration”
I found myself in need of a rechargeable battery tester, so I went off to search the internet for a DIY tester.
I was pleasantly surprised to find that John Lowen, had built a Rechargeable Battery Capacity Tester (v2.0), and also developed the PC interface software for desktop use.
Even better I found that Paul V. had also built the same tester and had made several improvement in the design and software.
Everyone should have at least two of these ESI 250DE Impedance bridges.
Well that was not my first thought when purchasing this unit on Ebay.
I was still having some issues with the “Internal DC” detector circuit on my existing unit, and the price of this unit was extremely reasonable. After dozens of hours troubleshooting the first unit with no solution, my thought was to compare the two circuits and salvage parts from the new unit if necessary.
An updated version of the Millivolt Meter project from May 2016, with dual range selection, calibration selection, improved software, and updated board layout.Continue reading “Millivolt Meter Version 2”
Finally assembling the electronic load modules for some basic testing of minimum voltage at different current levels, and heatsink thermal capacity.Continue reading “Linear MOSFET Electronic DC Load — Part 2″
Repair and cleanup of a vintage Keithley Instruments 600A Electrometer.Continue reading “Keithley 600A Electrometer Repair”
A very interesting find on Ebay from several years ago was an all steel version of a J.H.W. CLIMAX Co padlock.
Click on photos for a larger imageContinue reading “J.H.W. CLIMAX Co — Padlock”
Cleanup and check of a Mettler Instruments K4T single pan top loading balance.
After owning and using this K4T balance for over twelve years, I thought it was time for a full cleanup and accuracy check. When first purchased from Ebay it received a quick cleanup, function, and accuracy check, before I quickly put it to use.Continue reading “Mettler K4T Balance”
Cleanup and repair of an ESI Dekastat model DS1463 12K Ohm coaxial decade resistor.Continue reading “ESI Dekastat DS1463 12K decade resistor repair”
Fixing issues with the 4 digit plus mode revision 1.1 multimeter board.Continue reading “Power Designs 6050C Revision 1.2 display update”
Developing a new 4 digit plus mode display for a Power Designs Inc. 6050C power supply capable of displaying current at a milliamp resolution, and voltage at a 10 mV resolution.
Cleanup, repair, and upgrade of a Hewlett Packard (HP)6200B power supply.
Cleanup, repair, calibration check, and display upgrade of a Power Designs Inc. 6050C Universal DC Source.
My latest project is a prototype I2C RGB LCD display board with added EEPROM and some other extras.
Repair and Cleanup of a ESI 250 DE Universal Impedance Bridge.
A GPS disciplined 10 MHz oscillator and distribution amplifier project using a Sparkfun Pro mini microprocessor and an Isotemp 134–10 OCXO. (Click on images for larger version)