I'm wanting to start my own lab at home so that I can learn things faster than uni teaches (we're not allowed into labs unless we're in our own lab).
A friend said that I'd be better off getting a power supply than a function generator, since I'm a first/second year elec student because he thought they'd be cheaper, but there's only about $50 difference between the two.
I'm actually wondering whether it would be a good idea to get the Rigol DG-1022, and to supply a dc source, I set the frequency as close to zero as possible. Of course, electricity is dangerous; while I'm cool with blowing an LED or op-amp, I'm not at all happy to assume that a mock dc supply is actually direct current, without first checking if this is safe.
Wondering what you think? I'm not just asking about safety, if you've got other comments, I'm happy to hear them.