Re: SMT sizes in µBITX

Jim Sheldon

I have one of these as well but find I don't use it except for inspection.  Even at 10X, the field of view is difficult to work with for my eyesight if I try to use it for building SMD boards, but for inspecting the finished work for solder shorts this is really nice.  Price was right too - got mine off eBay for $189.95 and free shipping from an import firm in California.

Jim - W0EB

------ Original Message ------
From: "Paul Galburt - K2AYZ" <galburt@...>
Sent: 5/12/2018 6:17:14 AM
Subject: Re: [BITX20] SMT sizes in µBITX

I recently acquired the same microscope on Amazon. Very impressive generally except the build on LED light is not a useful as would be dual, brighter lighting. This is fixable of course.

The large working distance bests any head mounted glasses or magnifier I have used in the past, and 10X is just about right. The main limitation is the relatively narrow field of view means moving the target (pc board assembly) more frequently.

As a critical inspection tool, its unbeatable at the price.

I have not tried the 20X option.


Paul - K2AYZ

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