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First time poster here. I dont know anything about these items, but I was going through my shop that I bought (from deceased father in law), and I foudn a Tektronix 577 D1 Curve Tracer. I plugged it in to see if it works, and there are lights that turn on, good start I was thinking. One of the lights displayed is the collector supply disabled. What does this mean, and can I/do I need to get this to turn off?
It is attached to a 177 standard test fixture with a FET adaptor. I wanted to make sure this thing worked and try and get it to someone who may appreciate it, rather than have it sit in a shop any longer.
I dont want to test it, as I will likely just fry the machine and don't want to risk ruining anything
I saw it on Ebay for decent money, so I am thinking of going that route.
What is this thing all about? hard to find any info on the internet on this thing.
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If you are interested in learning more about what a curve trace is, and what it does, you can have a look at my video on the topic. In the video I am showing the 576 Curve Tracer, which is the big brother to the 577.
You can certainly try going the eBay route, although keep in mind that safely packing and shipping the unit will be difficult. There is also a pretty active couple of Facebook groups that have members that would be highly interested. Check out these two groups:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Vintage ... tEquipment
Nice find, and I hope it finds a home with someone that will appreciate it.
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