Monthly Archives: March 2018

IKALOGIC WS200 and SQ200

In today’s mailbag I received a box containing an IKALOGIC WS200 hand held scope and an SQ200 logic analyser.

SQ200 and WS200 unitsThese French-made units are oscilloscope and logic analyser respectively and they arrived in attractive packaging, directly from IKALOGIC in Limoges, France. Translations to English are spot-on, if only some others used the same care.

The packaging as it turns out was not only attractive but functional as the box arrived without any of the usual marks or dents.

To use these units it is necessary to visit  the IKALOGIC web site to grab the software which  is available for Windows/Mac/Linux/Android/IOS

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Mustool G600 Microscope from Banggood

Some time ago, Banggood send me a Mustool G600 Microscope. The intended use for this was and is as a visual aid when assembling and testing small electronic boards (that’s what I need it for anyway).

MUSTOOL Microscope from BanggoodThe scope is excellent for this as it is adjustable from just a few mm height above the test object to 130mm or more. Resolution is also adjustable.

The unit has it’s own backlight and display and runs off USB. It also has an internal rechargeable battery and can run for many hours without a connection to USB power.

As it turns out, when the unit  arrived, I was stuck in hospital for some weeks and for some of that time had difficulty reading anything, full stop. The scope proved to be indispensible in helping me to read. It is worth noting that the scope has an SD memory slot and can make (quality) recordings but I’ve no use for that particular feature.

Now, my eyesight is more or less back to normal and I’m starting to look toward commencing board construction and testing again and the Mustool microscope now has earned a spot on my workbench.

Here is the Banggood link for the G600.

In the photo above, the scope is helping me assemble an Arduino-like board.

Others digital microscopes from Banggood


More of my Postbag

It could take some time before I’m fully fought up with my various postbags, here is some more:

Yokogawa TY720 True RMS Digital Multimeter

In the last entry I looked at the UNI-T UT61E Digital Multimeter in this entry I’ll talk about the Yokogawa TY720 True RMS Digital Multimeter.

Yokogawa  TY720

The TY720 is a solid unit and could well become my favourite meter. As well as the usual voltage, current and resistance measurements, this rather large, backlit, 5-digit beauty (which has closed-case calibration) has data memory and does diode testing, capacitance,  frequency measurement and more. Measurements can be absolute or relative and you can select min, max, average with auto-hold, data hold and more.

Frequency measurement is from 2Hz to 100Khz and temperature readings  from –200c to 1372c (with optional probe for temperature. I did not receive one of these).

The meter runs on 4 AA cells. Too early at this point to say how long they will last but it is easy to replace the batteries. Construction looks fine and overall appearance is good. At this point I can’t find anything negative to say. Operating temperature at –20c to +55c is outside of anything my unit will encounter.

All in all, a very nice meter.

I also have a very nice Owon meter with Bluetooth but as that is currently in storage, a review will have to wait a little while, meanwhile there is far, far more in the current batch of post that I still need to cover.