Metcal power supply testing

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I saved a Metcal STSS-PS2E-02 from the dumpster when I visited a Philips Lighting plant that was closing down a few years ago.

I only have this heavy metal box with no soldering iron, so I don't if it's in working condition. The two LEDs on the top light up when I connect it to mains.

I understood this is some RF system, so measuring the output with a DVM will just show zero volts.

Any way to test if it's in working condition?

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Check out the JBC soldering stations instead.
http://www.jbctools.com/
Made in Spain with dealers all over Europe. I have had one for about 1 1/2 years and can't believe I waited this long to get a state of the art iron. They also use low freq rf for heating. For the tips I use daily, about 9 sec from cold to operating temp and about 2 sec from sleep to operating temp. You will never go back to an ordinary iron.

Damn captcha

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I do not intend to use it, only to sell it, which is much easier when I can say it actually works ;)

I used a Weller WD1 system in the past, and these heat up pretty quickly too.

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Without the iron I wouldn't feel comfortable calling it "working", as there is a lot that could be broken even if the signal looked OK. Sell as-is and save yourself the hassle of finding out you tested it wrong...

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We use metcals. The cable to the iron is a coax! I think it generates 27MHz. (Big CB amp?) Got a spectrum analyzer? I guess most any ol scope should be able to look at 27 MHz?

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