Teardowns

Phoenix Contact SSR teardown

Here is a tear-down of ST-OV2- 12DC/ 60DC/1 – 2905022 solid state relay from Phoenix Contact. This product is old, obsolete and manufacturing has been discontinued.   Solid-state relay ST-OV2- 12DC/ 60DC/1 – 2905022 is a plug-in power solid-state relay (plug to certain Phoenix Contact wiring terminals), with LED and protective circuit in input and

Copy protection module teardown

Here is teardown of a ALADDIN HASP software copy protection module that was designed to be plugged to PC parallel port. Because modern PCs no longer have parallel ports, this is obsolete technology ready for teardown. Not much to be, just few custom or custom marked ICs (ALHY1 and SPIN1) inside.

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