In all my electronics career I've never bothered with 'anti-static stations', wrist straps, conductive mats and so on. The only type they had. Or maybe there's a battery rider board? This: As expected, the wrist strap lead end to end is 1 meg ohm. I've never used a spectrum analyzer before, so have zero confidence in operation and knowing what to expect. Interrupts deluge - ah, yes, that's another strong possibility. Number one objective is to find out where the battery is, and see if it's flat or not.
Product specs for Agilent 8. Till I figure out where it actually is, I dare not start disconnecting anything. Competing in arc length with the 'anti-static mat. I guess it's expected to be very high impedance, to only move electrons around a little. Downloadable measurement personalities combine with optional plug- in performance to provide tailored solutions for your application. It's late dusk, 2 second exposure, camera on tripod.
Keeping some skin touching metal frames at all times when working on gear. Then I found that after pressing buttons, a looong time later the machine sort of responds. Dry concrete, wood, paper, etc. Yeah, I've got some of those mats, I ghave up trying to get them flat and moved on to some blue ones from Farnell instead, they are heavier and lie flat, more 'rubbery' than plastic. Unfortunately there are two issues. That almost looks like someone spilled coffee on the unit. Always touching metal equipment frames first, or ground points on cards.
Today I bought an anti-static mat and wrist strap from Jaycar. And I'll read Chapter 4, thanks for the hint. However, no signal appears and thus the device is responding very slowly to any command and has slow refresh rate. Expecting a garden variety multimeter to see anything is unreasonable. The anti-static mat jokes just write themselves.
I'm ignoring it for now. If I'd bought a real one from the net, I'd have had to wait for it to arrive. Let's try this on the 'anti-static mat. I do think, too, that some values are off due to being in parallel with other caps. The dying was like this: The device was running. My software is constantly requesting the whole trace, so there is quite some activity going on.
Can this be used to store the calibration data, in case the battery fails? When I'd cleaned the outsides, there was a small amount of a brown residue on the left side. Also the freq plot on screen, updates about every 10 seconds. At first they seemed completely dead except for the Preset button. I have this: It's a hand held tesla coil thingy. Adobe Reader 9 software to open.
Though of course I'd rather I did have the extra option cards and tracking generator. Maaaybe they are still snowed under? You don't know when it stopped working and what might have happened to it. Hoping to get to it today actually. No idea if these machines use tantalums on the boards but. Related to one manual being missing. Interference: Before a system is installed you use a Agilent 8.
One is that the seller left out one of the three manuals and despite initial positive response has now failed to respond since the 8th. After 1-2 minutes I turned it on again and it switched on. Interference can be created by a number of different situations. I had felt pretty confident it was not normal, since any product that ever did that would be a constant source of irritated user queries for the manufacturer. .
Not very much of it, fortunately. Other tests that utilize the Agilent 8. I disconnected the power cable and smelled if there was the typical burned smell. Let's see how the 'anti-static mat' compares to. I don't give this a high likelihood of making any difference with these symptoms, but it's simple to try.
You look for where the glow goes. The paper manuals I have are the Programmer's Guide and Calibration Guide. Now my second unit died. It's hard to track down a fault when you don't know the history of the machine. With a battery approaching 23 years of age unless the date on the back of the unit is wrong i wouldn't trust the calibration-data to be correct. This is the best place to read 8593e spectrum analyzer manual before service or repair your product, and we hope it can be fixed perfectly. Both were sold to me as broken.