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The lab electronics benches. Used for design, prototyping, construction and repair of all manner of electronics and small electrical items.
This page and the pages for the tools are currently under construction.
|27th November 2019||Fully Functional||No reported problems|
More work is planned to bring in additional tools and consumables, and sort out where everything will live, however the benches are fully operational.
None of the tools listed here require induction before they can be used.
User manuals (where available) are linked from the individual tool pages.
Please post on the rLab Google Group if you want help in learning how to use any of the tools or advice on how to approach a particular problem.
Tools live on both the benches. Common tools such as soldering equipment, power supplies, oscilloscopes and multimeters should be on both benches with the less frequently used tools available to either bench.
|Qinsi QS-5100 Reflow soldering oven||Soldering surface mount circuit boards|
|AT858D Reflow soldering station||Reworking surface mount boards. Controlled hot air source|
|Hotplate||Pre-heating surface mount boards before soldering or rework|
|ZD-985 Desoldering station||Desoldering components|
|uCurrent Gold precision current shunt||Precise current measurements|
|Component tester||Identifying and testing small components|
|Decade Boxes||Precise resistance and capacitance test boxes|
|Fluke 8846a Bench multimeter||General measurements|
|Handheld multimeters||General measurements|
|GW Instek GPS-4303 quad channel PSU||Variable DC power source|
|Tenma 72-13310 triple channel PSU||Variable DC power source|
|Tenma 72-2925 single channel PSU||Variable DC power source|
|HP 8714B RF network analyser||Radio frequency spectrum analyser|
|HP 8647A RF signal generator||Radio frequency signal generator|
|Thurlby Thandar TF820 Frequency meter||Frequency measurement|
|GW Instek SFG-2110 Function generator||Waveform generater|
|Rigol DS1104z Plus Oscilloscope / function generator / logic analyser||Waveform measurement, generation, logic analyser and protocol analyser|
|GW Instek GDS-2204 quad channel oscilloscope||Waveform measurement|
|Tektronix 2235 dual channel analogue oscilloscope||Waveform measurement|
|Zeroplus LAP-C logic analyser||Logic analyser|
We keep a small number of stock consumable items, including :
Parts and upgrades that are planned/Budgeted/Purchased for in the near future