When I got serious about my electronics lab — I found it useful to see what equipment other people have in their labs. I got a lot of information from EEVblog’s video on How To Set Up An Electronics Lab.

So — here is my contribution 🙂 Below you’ll find a list and photo gallery of my electronics lab equipment 👇

Table of contents

Instruments

Bench

  • Power supplies
    • PeakTech 6225, 150W 30VDC
    • Aim-TTi EL-302RT, 130W 30VDC
  • Digital multimeter, Keysight 34461A
  • Function generator, Rigol DG1022Z
  • Oscilloscope, GW Instek GDS-2062
  • Stereo microscope, AmScope SE400-Z

Handheld

  • Multimeters
    • UNI-T UT61E
    • UNI-T UT210E (clamp)
    • AN8008
    • Fluke 26III
    • AMECaL ST-9810 (earth leakage clamp)
  • Light meter, HS1010
  • Sound level meter, UNI-T UT353
  • Thermometer, infrared, Gastools

Tools

Power

  • Drill press, Bosch PBD 40
  • Hot air blower, Steinel HL STICK
  • Hot glue gun, Bosch PKP 18 E
  • Air compressor, Stanley FatMax, 70 l/min
    • JWL spiral hose and blow gun
  • Cordless hammer drill, Makita BHP458
  • Rotary tools
    • Dremel 800 (cordless)
    • Dremel 4000 with accessories

Soldering

  • Desoldering pump and wick
  • Flux pen
  • Weller soldering station WSD 81i
    • Weller soldering iron WP65, holder WDH10
  • Solder spool holder
  • Soldering wire 0.5mm, Sn60/Pb40, HS 10 (2.5%)
  • Soldering tip, chisel, 1.6mm
  • Solder helping hand

Misc

  • Lots of tweezers
  • Safety goggles
  • Magnifying glass and headband
  • Side cutter
  • Nippers, pliers
    • Needle nose
    • Straight
    • Angled
  • Wire strippers
  • Allan keys
  • Wrenches
  • Set of files
  • Ruler
  • Calipers, regular and digital
  • Lots of screwdrivers
    • Screwdriver sets
  • ESD brushes
  • Calculator
  • Drilling accessories
    • Drill bits
    • Milling tools
    • Hole cutters
  • Crimping tools
  • Scribing tool
  • Scalpel
  • Spudgers
  • Label maker

Accessories

  • Test cables
    • Jump wires
    • BNC
    • Laboratory plug (banana)
    • Clip (crocodile/hook)
  • Bread boards, multiple

Consumables

  • Cleaning accessories
    • Pump bottles with Acetone and 2-propanol
    • Electronic cleaner spray
  • Cleanroom accessories
    • Wipes
    • Gloves
    • Finger gloves
    • Swabs
  • Perf- and strip boards
  • Pin header connector assortment
  • Heat-shrink tubing in lots of dimensions
  • Tape
    • Electrical
    • Masking
    • Double-sided
    • Kapton
    • Gaffa
  • Zip ties
  • Wire crimp ferrules

Facility

  • Heat-pump, Panasonic NZ25VKE
  • Good lighting (2000 to 5000 lx)
    • Work lamp, IKEA Tertial, 1500 lm
    • Magnifying lamp, Anslut, 900 lm
  • Fume extraction arm, Metcal Omniflex EA1122
    • Backward centrifugal extractor, RK 125L
  • ESD protection, mat and wrist strap
  • Part storage, drawer cabinets and plastic storage boxes
  • Easily available mains power — for testing
    • Desktop mains sockets, Brennenstuhl Alu-Office-Line

Safety

  • CO₂ fire extinguisher
  • Smoke and CO alarm
  • Residual-current circuit breaker, mains power
  • Surge protection, Brennenstuhl Premium-Protect-Line