This is my first thread, and what a thread! I wanted to have a play with a transistor tester but I accidentally plugged it into the power supply the wrong way, after making sure it was set to 9v, and it went bang. It was at this point that I learned that, no, in fact, this device does not have reverse polarity input protection.
I couldn’t live with myself by just putting it back in its exploded state, so I would like to replace it, although it might be a couple of weeks until I get paid in order to do so. I’d be happy to substitute my own transistor tester, which is made by the same company and is the same sort of thing, just in a case, as opposed to not.
But I’d like to know who owned this tester, so I can apologize properly and replace the item in person. The tester was found in the common area on the electronics workbench, which is why I touched it to begin with (if it was obviously out of the way, or looked like it belonged to someone in particular, I wouldn’t have touched it!).
Here are photos of the device. Please tell me if this victim belonged to you, so I know who to give the replacement to!
Profuse apologies in advance, I tried to set the power supply up to non-nuke mode, but evidently I need to be more careful in future. Sorry, and thanks again!