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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by [email protected], Jul 6, 2004.

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  1. Guest

    Why do some people keep intermittant scope probes?

    Grrrr
    Robin
     
  2. and blown fuses
    Grrr^2




    martin

    Serious error.
    All shortcuts have disappeared.
    Screen. Mind. Both are blank.
     
  3. One day you might just get around to fixing the problem.
    When I get down to that last remaining, dodgy probe, I'll maybe do
    something about it. Probably the shield's parted company from the bnc
    outer...
     
  4. Boris Mohar

    Boris Mohar Guest

    Spare parts. I have one that is actually noisy. I am keeping it to remind
    me not to take to much for granted.
     
  5. Ken Smith

    Ken Smith Guest

    I keep both handy incase a certain person wants to borrow some. The 300V
    supply that has its voltage adjust pot wire backwards is also a nice thing
    to lend out.
     
  6. Because when you need an extra probe you can press the intermittent
    probe into service using a bit of electrical tape or your third hand
    to hold it "just right" - with your tounge sticking out at the correct
    angle of course...
    If you got burnt using *someone elses* scope and probes then it
    probably serves you right! ;->
    I know guys who BYO probes.
    Isn't it every engineers god given right to keep old useless crap
    anyway?

    Dave :)
     
  7. Guest

    I rest my case m'lud.
     
  8. Guest

    Another is putting dead matches back in the matchbox.
     
  9. Guest

    Maybe this *is* the definition of "engineer".

    I kept a dead dvd player for years. It was balanced on its end in a
    cupboard. I would forget it was there and when I opened the door, it
    would fall out and strike me on the shin. Eventually it came in handy
    (before I chucked it) - for four m3 screws.

    Rob
     
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