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|Sphere Research Corporation|
3394 Sunnyside Rd.
West Kelowna, BC, Canada V1Z 2V4
Phone: +1 (250) 769-1834
FAX:+1 (250) 769-4106
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ALL kinds of interesting optical and optoelectronic items. Our stock changes often, and we have many small one-of-a-kind items that may not make it here, so email if you want something not shown.
NAVIGATION: To make your life easier, and help you find exactly what you want, we have broken the on-line equipment catalogs into smaller sections. Just CLICK on the item you are looking for at the left, to see the matching catalog. Large graphical catalogs are a bit SLOW, so please give them a bit of time to load. The top header of each catalog is largely the same, so don't think you are stuck in one place!
You can order anything here just by picking up the phone, and calling (250) 769-1834 during normal office hours, 8:30AM to 4:30PM PST, or FAX to (250) 769-4106. OR, Email your order to Susan HERE.SHIPPING: Preferred and Alternate Methods as of 1/1/2011
Preferred - Canadian ExpressPost which has guaranteed delivery time, is insured, and trackable on-line. We have an extraordinarily good success rate (better than 99.9%) with ExpressPost, so we highly recommend it, especially for one-of-a-kind items. It is cheaper than couriers, trackable, more reliable, fully insured and goes almost everywhere.
USA destinations, shipping/handling minimum of $28.00 for any insured, trackable air shipment up to .5 kg/1 pound. (typical delivery within 5 business days).
Canadian destinations are typically $12-18.00 (depending on location) with delivery within 2-3 business days.
Europe, Australia, South America and other overseas areas via Canada Post International ExpressPost air mail insured service or Canada Post International Air Service where ExpressPost is not offered is $57.00 for parcels up to 500 grams/1 pound.
Alternate - Regular Airmail. Virtually all of our shipment failures and delays have been because of this method, so it should be used with caution.
USA Destinations are $12.00 for AirMail parcels up to 250 grams/.5 pound or $15.00 for parcels from 250 grams to 1 KG/2.2 pounds. This option offers no delivery guarantee or insurance so we can accept no liability for loss or damage.
Canadian destinations are virtually identical to ExpressPost, so we do not offer this method within Canada, as it has no advantage to the customer.
Europe, Australia, South America and other overseas areas via AirMail is $22.00 for parcels weighing up to 500 grams/1 pound. This service offers no guarantee, insurance or tracking and we can accept no liability for loss or damage. Transit times are unpredictable by this method, but service to Europe is generally very good, while service to South America is simply terrible.
Alternate - Courier. This is usually the most expensive method, but can be the quickest.
We can also ship FedEx or UPS when time or weight is critical, and overnight FedEx P1 shipping is available. Note that our pick-up cut-off time is noon PST for FedEx. We can use your account number, or bill to your credit card only. Our experience is that FedEx is the best solution for time critical shipments, UPS for heavy ones, but UPS has a higher damage rate.
E-Mail Susan if you want a quote for shipping to other destinations, or for something heavy. Sorry, we can't safely send most individual small parts in a regular letter envelope, they get destroyed by the automated handling equipment. Sometimes we can ship very rugged parts in a small padded envelope by letter post. Ask Susan.
There is a packing charge for large or heavy equipment, see the elsewhere in the FAQ for details.
If we have your valid data on file, you can just click on the ORDER email link to place an order and indicate your approval to bill, and we will do the rest. We keep your active information for ONE YEAR for your convenience.
If this is the first time you have dealt with us, you can phone +1 (250) 769-1834 or FAX +1 (250) 769-4106 to supply the billing info, or send it by the email link, as you prefer. We accept VISA/MC, international money order, Paypal (to Susan@Okanagan.net), and bank wire transfer. Please note that there are transaction fees with Paypal and wire transfer payments, the wire transfer fee is frankly horrifying.
CONDITION: To answer your questions, YES, we completely check and inspect all used equipment, and do not offer any we feel is substandard. That gear is normally scrapped, broken down for parts, or may get offered as-is in the HOT DEALS section, with the unit's condition clearly identified. If there are any marks or detracting features, we clearly state them in the listing. Before shipment, we burn in the equipment for 24 hrs. again and re-check to be sure it is good prior to shipment.
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|25X/100X Optical Microscope Rugged plastic body microscope with dual magnification (25x/100x) ranges. Has bottom reflector for light gathering, and wide focus range. Change magnification by pulling out the focus tube, or pushing the tube back in. A perfect low cost utility scope for part or circuit board examination, or general purpose scientific magnification. Very good optical quality for such an inexpensive unit. Used, fully checked and cleaned.|
|$39||Good condition, fully functional.|
|ST terminated fiber-optic cable, NIB and complete with inspection cert from AT&T. 20 ft/6.1m jacketed and strain-reliefed cable, 62.5/125u A rated cable. Excellent quality, still in the factory package. LOOK HERE for connector close-up.||
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|Perfect, new in the box with cert.|
|Optical Power Meter LCD display, ruggedized aluminum transit case with battery power. Measures optical power (from fiber connection) in multiple formats and wavelengths. Very nice unit, takes different sensing heads, well made.|
|Good condition, appears fully functional. No recharger with unit (needs 12VDC).|
|Optical Power Meter LCD display, ruggedized portable hand-held unit with battery power. Measures optical power (from fiber connection) in multiple formats and wavelengths. Very nice unit, takes different sensing heads, well made.|
|$210||Good condition, appears fully functional.|
|Fiber Optic Continuous Attentuator Rotary attenuator, 0-70 dB at 820nm, 0-60dB at 1300nm. Well made, appear functional. One very good condition, one fair, with broken front fiber fitting, repairable|
|Very good condition|
Delta II D-OC
|Adjustable Lens for projection CRT system. Glass optics (coated), 5 inch diameter, well made.|
|$59||Good condition, appears fully functional. 5 inch diameter.|
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