Teardowns

Phoenix Contact over voltage protector

Here is tear-down of PT 2X2-24DC-ST over voltage protector for 24V systems: PT protective connector with protective circuit for two 2-wire floating signal circuits. 24 V DC nominal voltage. HART-compatible. What is insideComponents close-upWhat was found was two dual gas discharge tubes ant two other over voltage protectors. The gas discharge tubes were connected to

Microphone videos

Here is a collection of interesting videos on microphones and microphone technologies: Audio 101: Microphones Dynamic vs Condenser Microphones, What’s the Difference? Audio recording tutorial: The different microphone types | lynda.com XLR vs USB Microphones, Which Should You Buy? $22 MICROPHONE VS $3600 MICROPHONE | Andrew Huang Voice-over Microphone || DIY or Buy How a

USB to RJ45 adapter teardown

Here is tear-down of cheap USB 2.0 to CAT5E CAT6E RJ45 LAN Modem Extension Extender Adaptor for Webcam XBOX adapter. This adaptor is designed to allow your USB cameras, printers, webcams, keyboard, or any other USB device to be situated some longer than normal USB cable (few meters) distance away from PC. This converts USB

USB sound card repair

I ordered this cheap (around $10-15) 5.1 channel USB sound card from China few years ago. The device does not have markings on the box so hard to day which exact model it it was. It seems that there are several similar looking cards available at dx.com and banggood.com even today. CM6206-LX based USB Sound

Samsung J5 smart phone teardown

Here is teardown of a broken Samsung J5 smart phone (SM-J510FN from 2016). Let’s open it: A Closeups of circuit board Not too much to see. Many parts were covered with metal cases soldered to circuit board. I did not see here any easy to fix problems (like loose connector) that would have allowed to

Westermo 3G gateway

This is a teardown of one broken Ethernet to 3G cellular network industrial gateway. There is a miniPCI slots for communications module. It is a commonly used for cellular cards. MiniPCI slot provides both PCI and USB signals. This Option GTM382 cellular module has USB 2.0 host interface (uses AT commands). There there seems to

Behringer B208D teardown

This is a teardown of Behringer B208D active PA speaker. Inside Here is input pre-amplifier Look inside power electronics metal box Inside here is swich mode power supply (mains to around +-27V) and amplifier board. Amplifier board has 160W class D amplifier chip (below board and possibly broken) for driving low frequency speaker element, 40W