Supporting Kits and Equipment

Practical work kits (Electronic based units)

A range of electronic components and equipment are required to support a range of study and assessment work.

‘Basic Electronics development kit’ (cost £45).

You can source your own electronic parts, or purchase a kit from us (A list is shown in Moodle and can be ordered later when you are enrolled on your electronic unit) Although used in all BTEC L3 electronic courses, this kit is all you need for the foundation Award Electronics pathway

The kit includes a  breadboard, gloves, battery holders, and all the electronic components needed to complete practical work and assessment tasks. Electronic components include a range of resistors, capacitors, diodes. LED, transistors, switches, amplifiers, logic gates, etc.

Select ‘Add to cart’ below to include your electronics kit. – £45 (incl. postage and vat)

 

‘Instrumentation kit’ (cost £45)

A multi-meter and oscilloscope are also needed to complete course measurement exercises, Although these can bought on-line (as below) this option offers a simple low cost  1-channel oscilloscope and multi-meter and complements our electronic kit. These 2 kits therefore provides all you need to complete the practical electronic tasks for all our BTEC L3 courses.

Select ‘Add to cart’ below to include your Instrument  only kit. – £45 (incl. postage and vat) (incl. postage and vat)

Note: For a more extensive analysis and measurement work, an oscilloscope should ideally have 2 channels and a built-in  signal generator (DDS).

A low cost option is the Instrustar 205B which includes an  computer linked oscilloscope and function generator. Possible suppliers include::

ISDS205B Spectrum Analyzer / DDS / Sweep / Data Recorder / PC USB Oscilloscope | eBay

Isds205b Usb Digital Virtual Oscilloscope + Spectrum Analyzer + Data Logger | eBay

(if coming from China, please order at the start of your unit as it may take 5-6 weeks to arrive)

A slightly more expensive (but better quality) option is the PicoScope 2204A

PicoScope 2204A-D2 two channel 10 MHz USB oscilloscope without probes: Amazon.co.uk: Business, Industry & Science

Although not essential (as you can use batteries), bench power supplies are also available from on-line suppliers for example:

bench power supply – Buy bench power supply with free shipping on AliExpress