Help Too many DMMs/kits to chose from

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darkplayer

Joined 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.
 

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darkplayer

Joined Nov 8, 2004
4
Originally posted by mozikluv@Nov 8 2004, 07:19 PM
hi,

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

mozikluv

Joined 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. :)
 

m4yh3m

Joined Apr 28, 2004
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Originally posted by mozikluv@Nov 10 2004, 02:26 AM
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. :)
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I am interested in seeing this schematic... could you please post?
 

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darkplayer

Joined Nov 8, 2004
4
Originally posted by mozikluv@Nov 9 2004, 11:26 PM
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. :)
[post=3493]Quoted post[/post]​
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
 
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