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Old 8th September 2013, 06:51 PM   #1
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My preferred seller of semiconductors honored me to ask my opinion about this curve tracer...

Madell CA4810A Transistor Curve Tracer

Madell Technology Corporation

I personally use the curve tracer from locky_z, so the honor is much too big, but why not help a distributor not to sell fakes.......

thanks for any information....
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Old 9th September 2013, 06:42 AM   #2
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I recieved the locky_z box.... But, I have not been able to down load the software for the locky_z.
Can you put it up here (or email) so i can read/copy it?


BTW -- i also have the "Madell". But it is called the "SMT Max". Same model number... just the brand name is changed. The TEK 576 adapters work with it also. I like the fact that you can disply two devices on the screen at the same time... makes matching easier.

Thx-Richard Marsh

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Old 9th September 2013, 07:04 AM   #3
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Hi RNmarsh,
The software is specified to the modell number, mine is for instance #305.
Look at your number and there is a yahoo group from locky where you can download the right software for your tracer number.
Or ask locky directly, normally it is delivered by email after the buy.

Good luck and thanks for info!
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Old 9th September 2013, 07:11 AM   #4
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richard if you are going to use this with your new Win 8 machine - then you will need to curtail Window's desire to autmatically update drivers.

I posted the steps that worked for me here: http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/vendo...ml#post3552475

I use this tracer a lot and like it.
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Old 9th September 2013, 07:22 AM   #5
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Richard,

the yahoo group is here....

CurveTracer : Locky_z's Curve Tracer
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Old 9th September 2013, 07:59 AM   #6
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forgot you must get member of yahoo and this group to download the right .ini file for your tracer....
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Default Finally got it -

Hey !! Today it is working..... I am downloading all the info... files, manual... the works! I'll be able to try this little guy soon.

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Old 9th September 2013, 06:15 PM   #9
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BTW --- if I didnt say it already --- :-) --- thank you everyone for making the process faster by giving your input. helps a lot.

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This is a re-badged Chinese curve tracer, there are a bunch of factories that make them, not sure which this one is sourced from. I had one for a week, open it up and saw the cheap PCBs, so-so wiring and sent it back (besides the fact it was also defective). locky_z's box with PC interface looks like a better deal to me.

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