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By on June 19, 2012

Below are the electronic products that I bought from electronic shops at Pasar Road:

1) 2 x Sunwa Analogue meter (new model)

2) Pro's kit Digital capacitance meter

3) Pro's kit Digital Multimeter

4) Infrared Remote Signal Tester

5) One can of Freezer (coolant)

6) Alligator clips

7) 3 x test probes

8 1 x tweezers

9) 1 x 60/40 solder lead

10) 4 x electronics prokect kitset

11) Soldering gun that have a built in desoldering tool (sucker)- CT brand latest model.

12) 1 set of latest semiconductor databook (Volume 1a, 1 b and 2)

I bought the above products for my repair class to use. The owner of the shop even gave me the latest Pro's kit catalog (version 21). The new design of the Sunwa Multimeter was quite impressive. The CT soldering gun that comes with the desoldering pump is very convenient to remove components in the double sided board or any board that have more than 2 layers. Goot and Hakko have the built in vacuum pump desoldering tool but it is superb expensive. I hope this new tool could perform the same job but I have to test it out. 

The IR remote tester was functioning well too because I have tested almost all the remote controls in my house. Whenever you press any button in any remote control the IR remote tester will produce a beep sound. Different remote controls will produce different pitch of sound.

Next we have the latest semiconductor databook. There are 3 volumes ie; volume 1a, 1 b and 2. If volume 1a and 1b is in one book then it will be very thick thus it has to be separated. Enjoy the photos below:

electronic parts

electronic parts

freezer coolant

sunwa new meter

sunwa multimeter


ct soldering gun

ct solder gun

ct soldering gun

semiconductor databook



  1. Philip Archondous

    June 19, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Hi Jestine,
    It's funny you should mention soldering iron with built-in sucker, was doing some work on a through whole PCB board today using standard soldering iron and sucker and thinking a tool like one you mention above would've been really handy.
    Can you please provide more information on this soldering iron with built-in sucker? What is the model? Is the wattage of the iron high enough, how big is the hole on the tip?
    Thank you.

    • Jestine Yong

      June 20, 2012 at 3:14 am

      Hi Philip,

      I have not done the full review yet. I just bought the tool and if I have the time I will do the full review to see if it worth the money. Model is CT-019, 30 WATT and cost about USD20.00


  2. beppe

    June 19, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Hi Jestin, Sunwa you are bought are imitation of original SANWA:
    Sunwa is a bad company, it live imitating other company and damaging SANWA business.

    • Jestine Yong

      June 20, 2012 at 3:08 am

      Hi Beppe,

      Yes you are right the original one is Sanwa and many other companies have imitate the design by putting " Sunwa". The quality of Sanwa is still much better than Sunwa. I have known of this Sunwa company back in the 80's and I guess Sanwa did not take any legal action is because the imitation company did not use the direct "SANWA" brand in their product.


  3. Zed

    June 20, 2012 at 12:37 am

    how much sir jestine is component data book?thanks. God bless.

    • Jestine Yong

      June 20, 2012 at 2:59 am

      Hi Zed,

      About USD80.00


  4. Moises Zagala

    June 20, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Hi there, I wonder if anybody have tried to have the original sanwa or sunwa yx-360tr modded to add the LED and Buzzer. I have the Schematic for the yx-360 and ys-360, however the yx-360 doesn't have any free space in the selector wheel to add the buzzer, so it would have to be added to the x1 and the original resistor changed to adapt for the current comsuption of the buzzer and LED, also current limiting resistor for the LED should be added. If anybody did this successfully please let me know. Best regards.

  5. Moises Zagala

    June 21, 2012 at 9:16 am

    As for the solder sucker, my experience is mixed. I have had two or three of those; sometimes it works like a charm and sometimes is frustrating. As always, it is better to start by adding fresh solder to the joint that you want to desolder to increase the thermo-linkage surface before applying the desoldering tool. One has to wait for the solder to melt and a little time more (to allow the solder on the other side of the board to melt too), then, apply gentle circular motion to the desoldering tool to assure that the lead to be desoldered moves freely in the hole (solder is all melted). You must not touch the pad with the tool during this circular motion action because it can be easily teared, then you can hit the trigger. If the lead is not freed, add more fresh solder and retry. Problem with these tools is power. Most are 25-30 watts, when in reality if one pretends to desolder a plated through-hole joint, multilayered board, big thick leaded components, etc, maybe 50 watts at least are required. Sometimes you can managed to perform assisted desoldering, which consists in adding heat on one side of the bord and the desoldering tool on the other side. In the end, I opte for the rather expensive solution of purchasing a Hakko 808 which can do any job cleanly. I also have an old hakko 807 and it is equaly powerful and frustration free. Low temperature melting solder is also a great inexpensive solucion to deal with double sided boards. Best regards.

    • Jestine Yong

      June 22, 2012 at 3:10 am

      Hi Moises,

      Wow! thanks for the sharing of using the tool. I agree with you about the HAKKO 808 quality- If the readers are in tight budget then the Ct-019 could be the only option


  6. Vic

    June 21, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Hello Jestine,

    Can you please tell me what the current publishing date is for the semiconductor databook (Volume 1a, 1 b and 2)

    • Jestine Yong

      June 22, 2012 at 1:10 am

      Hi Vic,

      It just printed 2011. The previous edition was 2008/09. Perhaps it has to take some months to reach the electronics store.


  7. Roy

    July 1, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Hi jestine! i want to have the same semiconductor book, can you please give some info on how I can purchase it. i am a filipino Benq Lcd TV technician who lives in Kuwait. Keep up the good work and Best Regards!!!

    • Jestine Yong

      July 3, 2012 at 8:31 am

      Hi Roy,

      I bought it from my local electronics shop and hardly can be found from the internet. The cost of shipping is very expensive because it weight slightly more than 2.5 kgs and the shipping cost to Kuwait could swell up to few hundred USD.


  8. Abdul Haleem

    July 23, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Hi Jestine,
    Could you please take the to mention prices of all the items and the shop address so that I can decide and ask any going to Malaysia (from UAE or Sri Lanka, my country) to buy the material.
    Thanks in advance,
    Abdul Haleem

    • Jestine Yong

      July 24, 2012 at 1:29 am

      Hi Abdul,

      There are many electronic shops in Pasar road and the shop that i went was Melectron. Capacitance meter about RM130.00, Analog meter about RM35.00, solder gun RM50 and some other parts are less than RM50.00. The Databook is about RM250.00 (bought from R.E. Spare)



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