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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Nico Coesel, Feb 25, 2012.

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  1. Nico Coesel

    Nico Coesel Guest

    I bought two of these to test power supplies:

    The style of the casings looks familiar doesn't it? When I received
    them I found out that they copied the old style HP casings! The
    handles fit perfectly on my old HP 5334A counter :)
  2. HectorZeroni

    HectorZeroni Guest

    It is funny. There are about ten different major camera makers right
    now and some other "consumer product makers" who all have this one type
    of 14Mpixel macro zoom camera, which Olympus first released.They must
    have OEMd out the design similarly to the old Canon print engine era.
  3. miso

    miso Guest

    Most electronic loads can handle static tests. When you are
    characterizing parts for transients, homebrew schemes of power fets and
    real resistors is the way to go.

    The bean counters encourage the ODM/OEMs. However, as you pointed out,
    the market rapidly figures out who makes what and just buys from the
    cheapest source.

    I never shopped Harbor Freight until the Home Depot or Lowes started to
    sell the made in China crap. If I'm going to get Chinese crap, I expect
    Chinese prices.
  4. Why?

    Array tried to find a Distributor here in AT and asked me for doing
    that, but.... I didn`t find something like reputation about them in
    the Inet, so I refused

    Michael Wieser
  5. Nico Coesel

    Nico Coesel Guest

    These casings have a plastic front and a handle on BOTH sides. HP
    would never do that. Its definitely a copy. OTOH its better than
    trying to invent the most unlike-a-scope oscilloscope:
    Thats a pretty cool story :)

    A while ago I read an article on the Chinese education system. Over
    there they hammer out any form of initiative or thinking for
    themselves. So they are left with about a billion people that cannot
    think outside the box let alone invent something new.
  6. josephkk

    josephkk Guest

    50 years ago that same thing was said about the Japanese. Then came the
    caveat that they sure copy good. Next it was said, they keep improving
    things done well. Then they took over consumer electronics. Then they
    took over compact cars. etc.
    What is being said about China now? Please remember that are competitive
    in fastest supercomputer. Their own chip design too. You may soon find
    value to reconsider.

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