Just 30 years ago, household electronics were not as prevalent as they are today. In fact, the first cellphone, the DynaTAC 8000x, made its debut in the United States in 1983. At 13 inches tall, it was roughly the size of a foot long sub, weighed 1.75lbs, took 10 hours to charge and lasted only 30 minutes before dying. Compared to the cellphones of today, electronic repair specialist had a lot more room to work with and much larger components. Today?s electronics are sleeker, smaller, and more tech-savvy. In fact, the smaller and smarter the electronic device is, the more popular it sems to become. Because of this, the microscope has become increasingly important.
The electronic repair specialist of today should look for a stereo or USB microscope. Stereo microscopes are larger than their USB counterparts are, but not as bulky or heavy as the kinds you once used in your high school science lab. Aside from that, there are a few things to look for in a microscope for electronic repairs. Most microscopes that are designed for electronic repair are portable. The magnifying abilities and camera sensors are also important criteria. Since most electronic components are large when compared to bacteria or cells, you most likely will not need to go beyond a 500 times magnification range. A 250 times magnification range may even work for you. Camera resolutions typically range from 2.0 to 5.0 megapixels on an electronic repair microscope. Included light features can also be helpful. However, you should be careful if you work with objects that are highly refractive. Below, we compare several of our favorite electronic repair microscopes.