eevBLAB #33 – Why Gold Plated Probes Matter

Dave demonstrates why gold plated multimeter probes matter, and why you should be using them for all your electronics measurements.
NOTE: Many people didn’t understand the point of this video. It’s about oxidisation of contacts, gold basically doesn’t do this, other probes can.
Also gold probes are not necessarily recommended for regular high current, high power electrical use, that’s what I mean by an “electronics use”, as opposed to “electrical” use which is why Fluke for example don’t offer gold plated leads.
And as always, YMMV.
Fluke offer fine tip “electronics” gold probes
Probe Master probes
BM235 Probes

Forum HERE

from EEVblog https://www.eevblog.com/2017/08/15/eevblab-33-why-gold-plated-probes-matter/

GigE to fiber media converter features SFP slot and Power over Ethernet

Designed for indoor and outdoor applications that require distance extension, the IMP-C1000-SFP from Antaira Technologies is a gigabit Ethernet-to-giber media converter that features a 10/100/1000Tx Ethernet port supporting IEEE 802.3at high power PoE that can supply up to 30 watts and a dual rate 100/1000 SFP slot.

from Factory Automation http://www.vision-systems.com/articles/2017/08/gige-to-fiber-media-converter-features-sfp-slot-and-power-over-ethernet.html

EEVblog #1013 – Mailbag

Monster 45min Mailbag!
Forum HERE

SPOILERS:
The Current Source Channel
Analog meters + VTVM’s + Dave’s first multimeter.
Laser Cut Parts
Images Of Silicon Valley BOOK
Brady label maker teardown
SushiBits M193v2 Arduino PCB
2DW233 Voltage Reference Zener
Fitbit Teardown
i-Extruder Solder Paste Dispenser: https://www.i-extruder.com/en/
University of Bristol UB20M Zero Power Standby chip
Silego Reset IC

from EEVblog https://www.eevblog.com/2017/08/07/eevblog-1013-mailbag/