Last run at the local Uni Surplus for a while...

From: Tothwolf <>
Date: Tue Apr 9 19:45:46 2002

On Tue, 9 Apr 2002, Ethan Dicks wrote:
> --- Tothwolf <> wrote:
> > On Tue, 9 Apr 2002, Ethan Dicks wrote:
> >
> > > Tektronix 502A dual-beam scope *with* Tek tilt cart
> >
> > I bought a 502 and a 502A for a total of $5 last year at auction. I've
> > not yet powered them up, as they need to be restored,
> I was told by the surplus guy that someone else powered it up
> yesterday.

Uh oh. I'd suggest you check it out before powering it up again, or at
least bring it up slowly to full power with a variac while monitoring its
current draw. The power transformers for these things are somewhat hard to
find, and a bad cap could take it out.

> > > Heath ES-600 function generator (q. 2)
> >
> > Nice...I believe you can get manuals for these too, but they have to be
> > obtained from a 3rd party, since Heath no longer offers them.
> OK. One is in nice shape, one has had the power cable cut off
> (suggesting to me that it is defective).

Well, cut cables don't always mean bad gear when it comes from a
university auction. Someone cut the cord off of a nice bit of tube gear I
got from one university...he wanted the cord to test a motor...

Received on Tue Apr 09 2002 - 19:45:46 BST

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