[time-nuts] 2 out of 3 bad 5680As?
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Tue Feb 28 17:14:35 UTC 2012
It's amazing how often the key element in any troubleshooting procedure is -
stop, put everything down, take a deep breath, get a cup of coffee, think
about it for a while. I've seen people go for weeks without executing this
very important step.
From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
Behalf Of Dave hartzell
Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 12:43 AM
To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] 2 out of 3 bad 5680As?
Yes, +5v.... but I was doing it incorrectly (bad hookup wire on both
units). I haven't checked the second "bad" unit, but it will probably
work now too.
Sometimes I have to hit the "send" button before I find my errors.
Thanks for the thoughts,
On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 10:31 PM, WB6BNQ <wb6bnq at cox.net> wrote:
> Hi Dave,
> A silly question, although you did not indicate, you are supplying a
> volts to the unit are you not ?
> Dave hartzell wrote:
>> I have two units that don't produce any output and the lock pin floats
>> around +2.3 volts continuously. The +15v load starts at about 1.8A
>> and drops down to about 0.7A on both units, but I never get a +5V or
>> 0V on the lock or a 10MHz out signal. (I'm not using an LED on the
>> lock pin, just a high-impedance DVM.)
>> I'm relatively confident in my connection setup, since I do have one
>> unit that works "as advertised". In fact, one of the bad units was a
>> replacement from nichegeek, received about three weeks after the
>> original first order of two units (from Amazon.com instead of China).
>> Sorry if this is covered somewhere, but I couldn't find my symptoms on
>> the list... any thoughts are appreciated.
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