Help Too many DMMs/kits to chose from

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by darkplayer, Nov 8, 2004.

  1. darkplayer

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    Nov 8, 2004
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    Waz up ladies & gent's B)

    As the description to my title states, I'm trying to set up my own personal work bench in my apartment. I've just started modding hardwares internally & externally and now I find myself troubleshooting dead circuit boards. I was hoping if you kind people can suggest what type of inexpesive testing equipment & kits I should have.

    Items I have:

    Hakku 963 soldering station
    old analog meter
    PC tool kit, basic stuff

    Items I need or like to have :D

    DMM, hand held for now
    Workbench, probably make my own from Lowes/home depot :p
    Matt for the bench
    Kits you think I should have, even a project for a beginner

    Thanks.
     
  2. mozikluv

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    Jan 22, 2004
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    hi,

    how about logic probe & pulser, signal tracer & injector for a start. :)
     
  3. darkplayer

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    Nov 8, 2004
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    Thanks, already searching for a good deal online :D Any recommendations on DMM? Looking @ a few w/ diode & transistor test, Cat I/II so far their in the $60 range.
     
  4. mozikluv

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    Jan 22, 2004
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    hi,

    you can make your own diode and transistor tester if you like. i made one and i got it from the net, i just made some modification for better performance. if you like i can post the schem. :)
     
  5. m4yh3m

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    I am interested in seeing this schematic... could you please post?
     
  6. darkplayer

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    Nov 8, 2004
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    Can you post both the schem & the actual tester?

    UPDATE: Just bought a crafstman DMM w/ PC interface for about $46, including shipping & 2 logic probe w/ pulser on Ebay for $24. Can't wait to get them.

    Decided that I or have someone build a small work bench to fit in my room. Unless someone knows where I can get one that's already assembled or can be easily assembled.:D
     
  7. mozikluv

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    hi,

    here's the scr, diode & transistor tester
     
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