xDevs.com documents repository is online again

Documents repository status

Back in September 2023 online and public documents repository under URL https://xdevs.com/doc/ was temporarily shutdown for server updates. One of the reasons was to filter out bots and unwanted visitors. xDevs is not hosted in some unknown cloud location with terabytes/second uplink, and it’s got limited bandwidth to maintain easy and speedy access for readers in need.

Now documents are finally up and online again at https://xdevs.com/docs/ for all our xDevs.com readers and members.

How to access it and download documents and manuals from repository?

Sadly due to current situation in the world and russian attack on Ukraine authentication is now mandatory to access the xDevs repository archives. Please contact team[@]xdevs.com mail to request your own unique login and password to repository. It would also be very nice to introduce yourself a bit and confirm your country and town.

If you never contacted xDevs.com before, please introduce yourself and confirm your geographical location (Country and town/city, no need for personal addresses). Just a short paragraph about why you have interest in test and measurement equipment and technical documentation, that usually would be enough. You’ll then get most likely get your unique login and password to access the repository.

Information you provide will NOT be stored or shared anywhere for any purposes, we just want to be friendly community and help. Making documentation available for older test equipment is also supporting Right for Repair for products that you already bought and own in your lab. Making something very complex like the electronics test equipment has huge carbon and ecology footprint, so supporting the Right for Repair by servicing your equipment and fixing it with manuals and documentation worth the efforts to make our world a tiny bit better.

It usually takes few working days to get new accounts into the system, please keep that in mind. Remember, this resource is otherwise freely available, it will never be under any kind of paywall.
And since we all reasonable adults, please not share your login/password with 3rd parties but direct them to this page instead. It takes a lot of time and effort to maintain and update the repository so legitimate people can enjoy it and help each other.

I have document or photos of equipment to share. How to upload stuff to repository?

Upload only FTP server is also working and available without personal login/password request, just like all those years before.
To share and upload technical documents/scans or equipment manuals documentation on this site, please use next FTP credentials:

Server: ftp.xdevs.com
Login: doc
Password: docsite
FTP mode: Passive

Highly recommended to create folder for your data with meaningful name, for example uploading user manual for Agilent 34401A multimeter would be great in:


After review data from FTP will be added into site page, if it’s not already there. Also leaving comment file, like README.txt with link to data source is encouraged, but not required.
All uploads are fully anonymous, unless you choose to add your contact information in README.txt file or in any similar manner. There is no silly limitation for filesize or type, so even gigabytes-large high resolution photos, scans or backup disk images are appreciated and welcome.

Just like before, xDevs.com runs only on a private server and it does not store any of it’s data on any clouds or 3rd party hostings. All connection logs are discarded automatically, so there is no traceback of data uploader origin possible, even if requested by 3rd party.

Thank you for the your patience. And you don’t need docs repository account to browse web-site articles or participate in real-time #xDevs.com IRC chat at xDevs server (port six-one-zero-one).

Author: Ilya Tsemenko
Created: Nov. 10, 2023, 4:42 a.m.
Modified: May 29, 2024, 4:29 a.m.