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General Chat Thread, what gear do you carry around with you? in General; After reading My Onsite Technician Gear | Technibble I wondered, what gear do you carry around with you? The gear ...
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    what gear do you carry around with you?

    After readingMy Onsite Technician Gear | Technibble I wondered, what gear do you carry around with you? The gear I carry is a Netbook, USB stick, USB HD, tool box and CDís of drivers and software.

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    I travel around half a dozen primary schools so I've got:

    Laptop
    External USB HHD
    CD Wallet for software and driver CD's
    a couple of USB sticks
    a few notebooks ( paper type )

    In the car i've got:

    An inkjet printer ( cant remember why)
    a couple of switches as spares
    tool case
    miles of network cable
    few power cables
    a couple of hard disks
    some blank CD's
    a broken CD drive

    oh.. and a hedge trimmer.. but that's not got alot to do with work, unless i'm having a really bad day

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    A 16GB USB stick and my Gerber 600 Multitool.

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    Not working in IT anymore but currently an 8gb usb memory stick and whats left of my sanity due to users

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    Don't carry anything except a radio as standard. If I need anything I go back to the office and get it.

    Unless of course I'm specifically doing the rounds and know I will need to fix something, I carry an old projector bag with:

    ::: 3 USB Pens configured as build disks (RM)
    ::: 1 External floppy with PC Check and floppy build disk (RM)
    ::: Variety of (cheap) screwdrivers
    ::: Variety of zip ties
    ::: About 6 mice
    ::: Pliers (no idea why, never used them yet!)
    ::: Cutters (easier than scissors to cut the zip ties)
    ::: Super glue
    ::: Compressed air
    ::: Whiteboard cleaning foam (brilliant for dirty, dusty PC cases)
    ::: Hand towel (for cleaning the cases)
    ::: Couple of network/USB cables

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    Set of common keys - these are the ones I use everyday. The set of less common keys live in my office. Mobile phone. 8gb memory stick.

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    As standard:

    Radio
    keys

    When I remember to clip them on:

    Leatherman
    Fire alarm pager
    phone

    Beyond that, what I need to carry out the task I am heading to do.

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    You can usually expect to find the following on me at any time at work (and most of them out of work too!):
    • Mobile (Nokia E71)
    • 8GB USB Drive
    • Leatherman Charge & Bit-Pack on belt
    • Radio
    • Spare Promethean Pen


    Anything else I need, I get as required

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    When I was an onsite engineer working all over the country I had a box full of bits in the boot of my car - usually a few PSU's, heatsinks, hard drives, floppy drives and associated cables. I'd also have a switch & lots of patch cables for imaging... its never fun to turn up at a small primary with no easily reachable switches and 16+ laptops to image

    In my bag I'd usually have:

    Laptop
    Usb drive
    Fibre patch cable
    Cat5 patch cable
    kettle lead
    mouse
    Crimper & Punchdown tool
    lots of blank cd/dvd's
    Philips screwdriver
    USB-Serial adapter(absolute life saver - I couldn't believe how often I needed to use this)
    Serial cable
    Removable floppy drive(presuming I hadn't left it attached to a server somewhere....)
    Lots of rack nuts/bolts - no matter how many times I mentioned it these were never shipped to site before I got there argh
    Last edited by Jamman960; 8th July 2009 at 08:50 AM.

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    terrabyet external hdd for back ups
    320gb usb hdd for ghost images and stuff too big to fit on my pen drive
    8gb pen drive
    screwdrivers
    cat 5 leads
    network kit (so cat5 ends crimper punch tool for patch cabs)
    toolkit with allen keys sockets hammer etc (well its really for the car but is occasionally useful)
    150w power invertor so i can work on laptops in the car if needs be as teachers seem to think flat batteries dont affect techs yes i can install the pile of software in the 5 mins batery you have left grrrr)
    aero duster
    captive nuts
    usb floppy drive
    multi card reader

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    In my pockets
    USB toolkit
    Bootable Knoppix USB
    Mobile phone

    In my backpack
    Laptop
    Toolkit (with a testtube thing full of screws and bolts)
    IDE/SATA - USB adaptor
    CD wallet with various O/S and application CDs
    Cat5 patch cable
    Crimping tool
    Ubuntu installing USB stick
    Multimeter

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    Depends, I'm on site so don't really carry around Hardware.

    short Job
    :: Keys
    :: My G1, linked to my office phone/office email/vnc onto my 'puter

    Long/Multiple Jobs (carried in a projector bag(there like mary poppins bags))
    :: Keys
    :: My G1, linked to my office phone/office email/vnc onto my 'puter
    :: RM Tablet, rebuilt with technician tools on (can use for troubleshooting dodgy hardware as well)
    :: Spare VGA/Patch Lead/assorted cables
    :: Small Technicians toolkit
    :: A few USB MICE
    :: One Keyboard
    :: Rechargable Bettries
    :: My 8gb/4gb Memory Pens
    :: A few spare Memory Pens (free ones)

    With all that kit I can stay out of the office for ever.
    Last edited by mossj; 8th July 2009 at 09:38 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mossj View Post
    Depends

    short Job
    :: Keys
    :: My G1, linked to my office phone/office email/vnc onto my 'puter

    Long/Multiple Jobs (carried in a projector bag(there like mary poppins bags))
    :: Keys
    :: My G1, linked to my office phone/office email/vnc onto my 'puter
    :: RM Tablet, rebuilt with technician tools on (can use for troubleshooting dodgy hardware as well)
    :: Spare VGA/Patch Lead/assorted cables
    :: Small Technicians toolkit
    :: A few MICE
    :: One Keyboard
    :: Rechargable Bettries
    :: My 8gb/4gb Memory Pens
    :: A few spare Memory Pens (free ones)

    With all that kit I can stay out of the office for ever.
    You mean Mouses I take it?

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    In my toolbag which I only take with me if I need it:
    - Screwdiver with inter-changeable heads
    - Stubby screwdriver with interchangeable heads
    - Pliers
    - Cable ties
    - scissors
    - spare mouse
    - wire cutters
    - Out of Order & Undergoing Maintenance signs
    - Blu tak
    - A couple of Cat5 cables of different lengths
    - A kettle lead
    - Promethean Pen
    - A set of Allen key/star drive/etc heads which can be used on the screwdrivers.

    I also have 2 USB Flash drives on my Key ring

    Usually it's just my mobile as it helps the secretary to track me down!
    Last edited by elsiegee40; 8th July 2009 at 09:47 AM.

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    My Mobile - For my Wife's convenience
    8Gb Memory Stick
    Keys for the Hub rooms

    That's it!

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