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by Lenp
Wed May 23, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why is there no way to contact the Administrator?
Replies: 20
Views: 2468

Re: Why is there no way to contact the Administrator?

If I have the time and inclination I will try to keep them in a conversation as long as possible. I get pretty creatives sometimes, and have trouble suppressing my laugh! I once had the 'Microsoft Guy' holding for about 15 minutes, while I went to 'look for my credit cards' so he could get paid to d...
by Lenp
Fri May 18, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: client??
Replies: 1
Views: 913

client??

I'm running win7 and I see 'client' with no extension in the application window of task manager sometimes it goes away briefly and sometimes there are two of them. Nothing closes it and no services or processes are linked to it. I ran 'What's Running' that gives an in depth look at what's happening ...
by Lenp
Fri May 18, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why is there no way to contact the Administrator?
Replies: 20
Views: 2468

Re: Why is there no way to contact the Administrator?

Maybe they are busy answering telemarketer's calls, I know I sure am! :mad:
by Lenp
Sun May 06, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To evaluate performance of used 18650 cells...
Replies: 22
Views: 2290

Re: To evaluate performance of used 18650 cells...

If you have enough cells, use, and time, it may be marginally worthwhile. If you are intent on doing this I wouldn't over think it. Consider them to be like dollar store batteries; Just charge it, if it works use it, if not pitch it in the recycle bin. Even if they are free, at the going price of ar...
by Lenp
Thu May 03, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mini-Rant
Replies: 5
Views: 1090

Re: Mini-Rant

As an aside to all this, I have a rather collectable portable razor and blade sharpener. It's a metal case with a very simple single edge razor that uses a thick steel blade. When the blade dulls you put it into the case and pull back and forth a slide that strops both sides of the blade, making it ...
by Lenp
Thu May 03, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saga of a DC motor
Replies: 3
Views: 996

Re: Saga of a DC motor

Indeed that's a time honored troubleshooting shortcut. I repaired fire alarm systems and we had a ton of smoke detectors in one building, unfortunately all on one zone! The detector's alarm relay was supposed to latch when tripped and illuminate a light on the detector so it could be located. Somepl...
by Lenp
Wed May 02, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saga of a DC motor
Replies: 3
Views: 996

Saga of a DC motor

I do some industrial repairs and recently serviced a DC drive system with a German 180VDC variable speed 1Hp motor running a paper feeder in a bindery folding machine. The DC drive control had a blown fuse and resistance tests show that the motor armature was shorted showing around 0.2 ohms across t...
by Lenp
Wed May 02, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mini-Rant
Replies: 5
Views: 1090

Mini-Rant

Since things are a bit slow, I thought that I would throw this out for whatever reason is acceptable! I have a Gillette Fusion razor. As a matter of fact, I have had several and all were gifts or promos. These are Gillette's wondrous battery motor driven conventional looking shaver with a vibrating ...
by Lenp
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Q&A
Topic: Fluke 77 behavior
Replies: 5
Views: 1393

Re: Fluke 77 behavior

If you used a venerable Simpson 360 or Triplett 630......
That would not have been a problem :???:
by Lenp
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MCM / Newark / Element 14...
Replies: 1
Views: 1003

MCM / Newark / Element 14...

So now that the MCM we knew for years is now under the Newark / Farnell / Element 14 group, what's your opinion?
Good, Bad, Indifferent?
by Lenp
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Overseas PCB fabrication
Replies: 1
Views: 1058

Overseas PCB fabrication

Looking down the road, I may need a quantity of PCB's fabricated. Maybe just bare boards, maybe stuffed, I'm not sure right now. Naturally, since the cost is low, looking offshore is an attractive option. If anyone has been down this road, sharing their experience would be a great help. I would thin...
by Lenp
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Soldering tarnished terminals!
Replies: 2
Views: 1200

Soldering tarnished terminals!

I just had the need to solder a 100+ Switchcraft A4M and A4F connectors. I got a great price on the large quantity I needed but it seems many of them may have been old new stock. The contacts, which I assume are silver plated were tarnished and the soldering was not going well. I used a Kester activ...
by Lenp
Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: web outlook mystery ( AKA Hotmail ? )
Replies: 4
Views: 631

Re: web outlook mystery ( AKA Hotmail ? )

I always go to the web based mail server if it is available to see if the messages are being dropped from there. Also a great test is using these auto-responder sites. You send them an email, blank is fine but put something in the message subject box. Once received, they send back an acknowledgement...
by Lenp
Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Telemecanique Modicon TSX Nano 07 PLC
Replies: 4
Views: 1413

Re: Telemecanique Modicon TSX Nano 07 PLC

As a follow up, the OEM support is abysmal! The tech guy maintains there is no battery, yet the factory specs show there is a battery backed up RAM, with expected 30 day life. He claims to 'change all the relays' in the units when they are rebuilt, but 'never saw any battery'. Original unit unavaila...
by Lenp
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Telemecanique Modicon TSX Nano 07 PLC
Replies: 4
Views: 1413

Re: Telemecanique Modicon TSX Nano 07 PLC

The vendor is supposed to be getting a 'refurb' unit together for the customer for $$$$, but I have seen several on ebay for +/- $200
So then, if that's the case would you expect that any of these PLC's of the same vintage will have the same issue?
Is his ship sinking?