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Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 07-02-2022, 09:34 PM
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Posted By megaraider
Re: New tool to find short capacitors on motherboards : shorty with display

Go for it... much more interesting indeed :thumbsup:
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 07-02-2022, 09:03 PM
Replies: 154
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Posted By megaraider
Re: New tool to find short capacitors on motherboards : shorty with display

JFR see attached images taken from datasheets.
Off course we're talking about peanuts... but when it comes to detecting Ω :)
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 07-01-2022, 02:16 AM
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Posted By megaraider
Re: New tool to find short capacitors on motherboards : shorty with display

e)
Changing supply voltage from 5V to 3.3V will degrade performance and accuracy for both MCP3421 (INL vs. Supply Voltage) and AD8628 (Signal Voltage Gain).

f)
Even for DIY project it's taking...
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 06-30-2022, 07:20 PM
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Posted By megaraider
Re: New tool to find short capacitors on motherboards : shorty with display

[And above posts...]

My thoughts FWIW:
a)
Is portability so important (at least at this stage)?
We all know it will be sitting on our workbench... will it not!
For what's worth we can even...
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 10-28-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 154
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Posted By megaraider
Re: New tool to find short capacitors on motherboards : shorty with display

Yet to be seen... afaik not yet available (central & east EU members).
That's a possibility i'm hopping for in a near future (since the exclusion on small values (less than 20, including shipment)...
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 10-27-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 30,995
Posted By megaraider
Re: New tool to find short capacitors on motherboards : shorty with display

Agree... but that's not the main issue here! Plus, not only items from chin@, crap junk or not, are affected.
See below...



Yes, carriers take a substantial cut when it comes to packages with...
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 10-26-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 30,995
Posted By megaraider
Re: New tool to find short capacitors on motherboards : shorty with display

Yes the new EU VAT rules (January 1 or Jun 1, 2021) are a really f*cking pain in the a**.
No more exclusion on small values (less than 20, including shipment).
In practice, this means that even...
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 04-29-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 30,995
Posted By megaraider
Re: New tool to find short capacitors on motherboards : shorty with display

Thanks @stj (https://www.badcaps.net/forum/showpost.php?p=1042425&postcount=79) ;)
That's what i usually do, but the outcome -time to arrive- varies widely. [Portugal, Western Europe]
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 04-28-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 30,995
Posted By megaraider
Re: New tool to find short capacitors on motherboards : shorty with display

Now you left me curious... :o:
From my experience (couple of hundreds or less) i always got the feeling the sellers were only playing around with the items price and shipping cost (except for...
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 03-07-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 30,995
Posted By megaraider
Re: New tool to find short capacitors on motherboards : shorty with display

Thanks for the share @stj (https://www.badcaps.net/forum/member.php?u=15329).
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 03-07-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 30,995
Posted By megaraider
Re: New tool to find short capacitors on motherboards : shorty with display

Thanks :)


Me neither, but for that price (assuming shipment to Europe included), i must have one too :p:
Would u mind share the link?
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 03-05-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 30,995
Posted By megaraider
Re: New tool to find short capacitors on motherboards : shorty with display

Being not only a retro gaming fan (Spectrum, Atari, Amiga, ...) and Arcade [MAME] but also in hardware,
can't hope wondering where did you use all those gotek floppy emulators :whistle::cool:...
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 03-02-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 30,995
Posted By megaraider
Re: New tool to find short capacitors on motherboards : shorty with display

Yes, but if you add the Shipping cost US $1.35 (max. 2 pieces) that will end up the same price.
Unless you buy enough pieces to cover shipping cost (Shipping US $3.58 for 3 or more pieces).
My...
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 02-24-2021, 11:25 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 30,995
Posted By megaraider
Re: New tool to find short capacitors on motherboards : shorty with display

Already wondered what that big red button was for... :spank:
Like I said "though you probably already thought on this" :D
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 02-22-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 30,995
Posted By megaraider
Re: New tool to find short capacitors on motherboards : shorty with display

@kripton2035 (https://www.badcaps.net/forum/member.php?u=106395)
Came to my mind, though you probably already thought on this, to include a pulse switch, easily accessed from the box exterior, to...
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 02-19-2021, 12:44 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 30,995
Posted By megaraider
Re: New tool to find short capacitors on motherboards : shorty with display

Thought on that right after posting my comment :frown:
My advice, if any good, to is to hide something important and only release to forum registered members.
I'm sure anyone would come up with a...
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 02-15-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 30,995
Posted By megaraider
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