Month: March 2017

Palladium LA-1000 pre-amp and Revox Evolution stereo system (#P2)

Well, this weekend I’ve been busy replacing dead and leaked caps from something not too Wan-Hung-Lo-ish…a Palladium LA-1000 pre-amp (“Vorverstärker”) back from the 80’s. These are still sold for absurd amounts of money (just like the Revox described down below), so I decided it’s worth a shot. Details on that thing are scarce, and so I’d like to post the cap list in case someone also needs replacements for their dripping electron containers.

Type	Voltage	Count	Reichelt ###	Price	Total	
1µ0	50V	1	RAD FC 1,0/50	0,15 €	0,15 €	
3µ3	50V	1	RAD FC 3,3/50	0,10 €	0,10 €	
4µ7	35V	4	TON 4,7/63	0,39 €	1,56 €	< -- bipolar type!
10µ	16V	2	RAD FC 10/50	0,08 €	0,16 €	
10µ	35V	1	RAD FC 10/50	0,08 €	0,08 €	
22µ	25V	2	RAD FR 22/50	0,06 €	0,12 €	
22µ	50V	1	RAD FR 22/50	0,06 €	0,06 €	
47µ	50V	6	RAD LXZ 50/47	0,09 €	0,54 €	
100µ	16V	2	RAD FR 100/16	0,06 €	0,12 €	
100µ	35V	2	RAD FR 100/50	0,13 €	0,26 €	
100µ	50V	3	RAD FR 100/50	0,13 €	0,39 €	
220µ	10V	2	RAD FR 220/16	0,11 €	0,22 €	
220µ	25V	1	RAD FR 220/35	0,12 €	0,12 €	
220µ	35V	2	RAD FR 220/35	0,12 €	0,24 €	
330µ	35V	1	RAD FR 330/50	0,48 €	0,48 €	
1000µ	50V	5	RAD FR 1.000/50	0,99 €	4,95 €	

You'll notice some caps are binned together, mostly because there are e.g.

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USB 2.0 4-Port Aluminum Hubs … and Chinese manual labour (WHL #20)

Hey :)

For today’s blog post I have something that I found at work yesterday. It’s a plain old USB 2.0 hub in an aluminium case, which is used inside of our measuring equipment. Just a jellybean part, it’s sold as Logilink here but I bet other brands just slap on a different logo on the front and they’re good to go. We chose this because it is relatively small, has all USB jacks flat in line (the smaller ones have 2×2 configuration or tend to stack them), and can make use of external power supplies, rather than sucking too much from the uplink port. […]


Kitchen Egg Timer Boiled Soft Hard Medium Color Changing Boiled Hourglass JAPAN (WHL #19)

Look, we’re steering off track…even fewer electronic parts than in the last slimy post! We’re back to the steam era!

I’m not planning to become an universal gadget tester, but I had to check this one which was in today’s mail. I got it from eBay merely two weeks ago and I paid 4.99 USD for it, including economy shipping. And now I’m a proud owner of some Nippon stamp worth 180 Yen, which in itself is around 1.5 USD. I didn’t buy on Ali this time because they only offer generic or German “Pearl” branded items (go figure). […]


Adroit High-Tech Magic Sticky Jelly Compound Super Clean Slimy Gel Computer PC Laptop (WHL #18)

After the hard facts of the last Wan Hung Lo post, let’s get a little softer, a little more slimy…and gross. You’ve been warned ;)

Today’s item is some cleaning gel that I bought at the end of January on AliExpress for 1.36€ including shipping. I’m not even sure how it is called, the package is mostly non-latin characters, but apparently it’s from “Super Clean Europe”…guess the Asian versions have more funky colorings added to them.

I cannot spot any weight, amount, volume marking on the bag, maybe the “80” on the bottom indicates 80g. […]