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Electronics Benches

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Electronics Benches

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.

Current Status

Date Status Comment
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.

Tool Name Photo Purpose
Qinsi QS-5100 Reflow soldering oven Qinsi qs-5100.jpg Soldering surface mount circuit boards
AT858D Reflow soldering station Atten 858d.jpg Reworking surface mount boards. Controlled hot air source
Hotplate Hotplate.jpg Pre-heating surface mount boards before soldering or rework
ZD-985 Desoldering station Zd-985.jpg Desoldering components
uCurrent Gold precision current shunt Ucurrent.jpg Precise current measurements
Component tester Component tester.jpg Identifying and testing small components
Decade Boxes Decade boxes.jpg Precise resistance and capacitance test boxes
Fluke 8846a Bench multimeter Fluke 8846a.jpg General measurements
Handheld multimeters Multimeters.jpg General measurements
GW Instek GPS-4303 quad channel PSU Gps-4303.jpg Variable DC power source
Tenma 72-13310 triple channel PSU Tenma 72-13310.jpg Variable DC power source
Tenma 72-2925 single channel PSU Tenma 72-2925.jpg Variable DC power source
HP 8714B RF network analyser Hp 8714B.jpg Radio frequency spectrum analyser
HP 8647A RF signal generator Hp 8647a.jpg Radio frequency signal generator
Thurlby Thandar TF820 Frequency meter Tf820.jpg Frequency measurement
GW Instek SFG-2110 Function generator Sfg-2110.jpg Waveform generater
Rigol DS1104z Plus Oscilloscope / function generator / logic analyser Rigol ds1104z plus.jpg Waveform measurement, generation, logic analyser and protocol analyser
GW Instek GDS-2204 quad channel oscilloscope Gds-2204.jpg Waveform measurement
Tektronix 2235 dual channel analogue oscilloscope Tektronix 2235.jpg Waveform measurement
Zeroplus LAP-C logic analyser Zeroplus logic cube.jpg Logic analyser


We keep a small number of stock consumable items, including :

  • Solder

Planned Upgrades

Parts and upgrades that are planned/Budgeted/Purchased for in the near future