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    Default Ballpark for a startup

    If one were to set up a testing lab and dissection setup comparable to Jeremy's, with an entry-level SunMoon ATE and decent DMM, power meter, o-scope, soldering station, SLR with macro lens, odds and ends, spare fuses and parts, all that... Would US$5,000 be a reasonable start-up estimate?

    I'm guessing:
    Sunmoon - $2000+shipping from China = ~$2500
    O-scope - ~$300
    Power meter - ~$200
    DMM - ~$150
    Soldering station - ~$150
    SLR - ~$500
    Macro lens - ~$200
    Misc. - ~$500
    Murphy's tax - $500

    ~$5000 Total
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    You could do it that way. I spent considerably more though.

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    How much did you spend, and on what?
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    The SM-8800 costs a fair bit more than an SM-268... like $3k more. Expect that number to easily double if you want the SM-220 auxiliary electronic load/analyzer.

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    Yeah, if I ever were to do this (I'd probably need a sponsor, maybe convince one of the big sites to help put it up, though I'm not hopeful) then I'd probably get the SM-268. Seems to just be the most cost-effective option (by my admittedly brief research so far), unless you want to test things >1300W.
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    The SM-268 only loads up to 73A and change on both 12V banks - take it from me, you want to add an exhaust fan to it if you plan to do this often. Especially if you start heating up the 3.3V and 5V banks as well.

    Ideally, one should both add the fan and never go above 70A. This will keep MOSFETs from turning into popcorn. Ask me how I found that one out.

    There's also the SM-5500 from sunmoonate.com to consider. Don't know the price. It's no SM-8800, but it's an improvement on the old 268. Or FastAuto. Or TechRed.

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    Every time I go to that page (sunmoonate.com) FireFox warns me of an attempted attack. What gives?
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    No idea - it's working for me as of 15 seconds ago.

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    What is the current listing status for sunmoonate.com?

    Site is listed as suspicious - visiting this web site may harm your computer.

    Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 3 time(s) over the past 90 days.

    What happened when Google visited this site?

    Of the 56 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 21 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2010-05-24, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2010-05-24.

    Malicious software includes 31 scripting exploit(s), 19 trojan(s), 5 worm(s). Successful infection resulted in an average of 8 new process(es) on the target machine.

    Malicious software is hosted on 15 domain(s), including cn99aa.3322.org/, tg250.com.cn/, taogu.org.cn/.

    3 domain(s) appear to be functioning as intermediaries for distributing malware to visitors of this site, including jsguangji.cn/, ckt4.cn/, light2012.info/.

    This site was hosted on 1 network(s) including AS4134 (China Telecom backbone).

    Has this site acted as an intermediary resulting in further distribution of malware?

    Over the past 90 days, sunmoonate.com did not appear to function as an intermediary for the infection of any sites.

    Has this site hosted malware?

    No, this site has not hosted malicious software over the past 90 days.

    How did this happen?

    In some cases, third parties can add malicious code to legitimate sites, which would cause us to show the warning message.

    I'm gonna go there on a LiveCD, just to be safe.
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    No price quotes on the site.

    Also, it was continuously transferring data even after the page loaded. Suspicious. Glad I was doing it via LiveCD on my workshop comp. I'd run MBAM if I were you, OKW.
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