[time-nuts] Ebay FE-5680A Rb
rexa at sonic.net
Wed Dec 14 18:34:24 EST 2011
I don't think the strange oscillator is part of the Rb board.
I have a full board from a purchase a number of years back. There are no
gold fingers; it has a big square multi-pin connector. The board is 20
inches long and has only a few interfacing chips on it and a LED. I'd
say the board is cut just as the most expedient way to get something
small enough to practically ship and store.
About 2/3 of the board had heavy plating on both sides as a heatsink, so
that was one of the functions it performed.
On 12/14/2011 12:24 PM, paul swed wrote:
> Sure its one seller or his family. Notice the stratum of pricing and such.
> What they are saving is the effort to remove the useless oscillator.
> Most likely they get the board cut off already. Or could it be? The boards
> cut that way because the gold fingers were pulled off for recovery.
> Its all about min effort for max reward. Margin I think.
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