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Old 11 February 2010, 22:20   #21
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Oh @~'# i have been taking simvastatin for 5 years since i became diabetic from pancreatitis, this could explain a lot!
So xc8 what nice scope did ya get Z
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Old 11 February 2010, 23:09   #22
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Oh @~'# i have been taking simvastatin for 5 years since i became diabetic from pancreatitis, this could explain a lot!
So xc8 what nice scope did ya get Z
Hi there Dimlow I am also Allen1 on this forum, some of the posts may save you problems later on by recognising problems if they occur.
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Wow, that went slightly off topic . Thank you Zetr0 for recommendation. I will go for it if my company will not sell to me an old WMA-1 Weller for a good price (around £30 I hope).
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Zetro mate! Many thanx for hunting those down
Something threw me totally off guard today lol, missus took one of her mindees to a local toddler group so I had the morning too myself. Whipped out an old Achme 200watt small form factor psu and attempted to replace some busted capacitors. Fast forward to midday and she comes home and were chatting about a few things so I tell her about the rework station zetro bought from ebay... I expected her to come out with "oh god not more toys". She turned around and reminded me its my birthday in june!!!! Im actually getting excited for once lmao. For the first time in god knows how many years I can see myself acting like an idiot wishing my birthday would come faster lol.
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Sorry if this is a dumb question but what do you use the hot air for when soldering? is it for warming up larger areas?
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Sorry if this is a dumb question but what do you use the hot air for when soldering? is it for warming up larger areas?
I suppose you could do that to lessen heat dissipation when soldering items on a large track etc or to help prevent thermal shock, a halogen heating lamp would be more practical though as they are what is commonly used in a some flow solder pre heating stages.

The hot air system is mainly designed to remove surface mount components by using a shaped head that shields the body of a device and forces the hot air to flow over the devices legs, this melts the solder and allows the device to be removed. By using a smaller head you can also solder components in place or remove them by using the hot airflow to melt the solder, some folk can probably solder bigger devices in place using the respected heads for removal, I was never able to though.
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Sorry if this is a dumb question but what do you use the hot air for when soldering? is it for warming up larger areas?
Usually used to take multi pin packages off a circuit board, like surface mount chips.
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Oh @~'# i have been taking simvastatin for 5 years since i became diabetic from pancreatitis, this could explain a lot!
So xc8 what nice scope did ya get Z
I suggested him this:

http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/dig....html?cPath=11

or this:

http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/dso....html?cPath=11

I am using now (just for simple measurements) the 1st one, DSO (got it as ready product, as the DIY kit has some issues (as I read on their mail list)). Its not too bad.
one 'minus' is that there is no BNC connector, BUT the PCB is ready to put a BNC, I desoldered the RCA and put a BNC , but I think I ordered wrong BNC (more ohms than usually) and I had some noise on the measurements, so went back to the RCA, but then I got an RCA->BNC so I can connect some cheap probes there (no problems). one nice thing too is that you can update the firmware via a TTL RS232 (already did it). Also, there is no dual input but for 49 USD is a very nice tool for our retromachines! -has frequency counter too!! (tested it with a semi-dead ZX +3).

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Thanks for passing on the knowledge guys!
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