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So some of you may have noticed my status update from last week confessing my weakness when it comes to purchasing test equipment Well that purchase was a Keysight  U1733C LCR meter and I have been after one of these for quite some time I've looked at all sorts of options for an LCR meter from the cheaper Peak Altas LCR and ESR widgets to more expensive Rohde Schwarz bench LCR meters In the end I settled for a hand held LCR meter from Keysight I already have the Keysight  U1272A multim ...
Overview  For those of you that saw my blog yesterday on my experiments with a cheap LM2596S based DC-DC converter board you are no doubt aware that under one of the test conditions my first test board emitted the magic smoke. If you haven't seen that already I suggest you go and take a look there first:   Lab Experiments - Performance Evaluation and Testing of LM2596 DC-DC Converter Board   I was setting up my second board today so I could continue where I left off and get that ...
Overview  Over the Christmas break I was thinking about my blogs for this year and decided as well as following the builds for my various lab equipment projects (they've unfortunately been on hold while other work took priority!), I would do a series of experimental blogs too. These will be a mix of evaluations of off the shelf boards and experiments with various design concepts. This is the first of these and I will look at an LM2596S board by a company called eBoot which I purchased from ...