Electronic enthusiasts may be interested in a new versatile RLC-Box created by electronics hobbyist Roger Leifert based in Aachen, Germany. With 3 rotary-switches you can select from 8 decades of values (E6-Series, roughly 50% increase per step; inductors only 7 decades). Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the RLC-Box and its features. Launched via Kickstarter this week early bird pledges are available from €199 for roughly £172 with worldwide shipping expected to take place during July 2019 stop
Roger explains a little more about the inspiration behind the RLC-Box and how it can help you design and develop your electronic projects. “When developing electronics or doing repair-/restoration work you often need to find the right value of a resistor, capacitor or inductor or any series- or parallel-combination of them e.g. when finding the right values for a low-pass filter. Instead of soldering together dozens of possible combinations or building it up on a breadboard, searching your parts bins for unavailable values etc. here you have one device that does it all. “
Features of the RLC-Box include :
– The rotary switches have 24 positions and 2 planes (“Upper”/”Lower”) that gives you a selection of 48 values.
– The resistors have a range from 1 Ohm to 100 Megohms and are 1206-SMD type with 1% accuracy (5% above 10 Megohms) and 0.5Watt power-rating.
– The capacitors have a range from 10 pF to 1,000 µF. They are 1206-SMD NP0/COG ceramic-types (5%) from 10 pF to 68nF, then polypropylene 5% film-capacitors up to 680nF, then 5% standard film capacitors up to 68µF and above that electrolytic capacitors (20%).
– All capacitors have at least 50VDC/35VAC-rating and are low-loss/high-quality types to give the best performance also at higher frequencies.