Teardown

Over 50 videos and articles of high voltage, high power equipment that is taken apart and shown what is inside and how it works! X-RAY, UPS etc

Cisco Cable TV EGC GaN Segmentable Node A90201, RF Amplifier Teardown

Teardown of Cisco Cable TV EGC GAN node and drop amplifier. Electronic Gain Control (EGC) technology and GaN (Gallium Nitride) monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs}. These are modern versions running on fiber networks. These small amplifiers are used in houses where it is not practical to use a receiving antenna to get the signal from […]

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Washing Machine Motor Burnout and Controller Teardown

I lost my washing machine to the flooding of the basement. I wanted to indulge in the famous Photonicinduction experiment of throwing a large rock into a running washing machine and let it dance for the internet to enjoy. It did not exactly go like that. The motor controller and driver is a Bitron Electrolux

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50 kW Sedecal SHF-530 X-ray High Voltage Generator Inverter Teardown

This Sedecal SHF-330, with HF meaning High Frequency, was originally a 37.5 kW x-ray high voltage generator. It later received an upgrade, to a Sedecal SHF-530, which is a 50 kW 500mA x-ray high voltage generator. This x-ray generator comes in 3 different versions. Line powered drawing all power directly from mains, 20-50 kW. Capacitor

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10 kVA Eaton UPS Teardown – Model PowerWare 9355

Test and teardown of a Eaton 9355 UPS (formerly the Powerware 9355). It is a three-phase, double-conversion online UPS. Output power ranges from 10-15 kVA in a changeover scenario as follows: 150% for 5 sec / 125% for 1 min (online), 110% for 10 min. Battery type is 9 Ah, sealed, lead-acid, maintenance-free. Battery charger

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Fluke Helios Plus 2287A, 1500 I/O Frontend, Teardown and Test

Teardown, cleaning and test of a Fluke Helios Plus 2287A Data Acquisition Frontend and 2181A Extender. The Frontend and extender features two Fluke 2280A-161 High Performance A/D Converter 2280A161 cards and nine 20-channel RTD/Resistance Scanner modules, for a total of 180 inputs in this setup with a Frontend and Extender. Discussion of this equipment can

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Showa SP-103 Standalone X-ray Head Teardown

Teardown of a standalone x-ray head from Showa (Made in Japan). Capable of outputting 100 kV at 35 mA for up to 10 second exposure times. It comes as a complete unit with collimator, only to be supplied with 230 VAC and operated with external trigger. If you like to see more teardown articles, pictures

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8 kW Induction Cooktop Teardown

Teardown of a 8 kW induction cooktop, supplied from 2 single phase mains and neutral. Modular construction with two inverter modules and changeable coils. To get a full explanation on Quasi-Resonant induction heaters, check out my teardown and hacking videos on the IKEA Tillredda induction stoves. Induction Heater Coils The induction stove coils are almost

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