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by jollyrgr
Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Q and A Column by Russell Kincaid
Replies: 12
Views: 2802

Re: Q and A Column by Russell Kincaid

dacflyer wrote:i am surprised that there is not a Q&A here that is linked to the magazine.
or the tech forum for that matter.
Tech Forum is here:

http://www.nutsvolts.com/tech-forum
by jollyrgr
Fri May 30, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Q and A Column by Russell Kincaid
Replies: 12
Views: 2802

Q and A Column by Russell Kincaid

Was the Q and A column discontinued and I just missed the announcement?
I think the last time it was published was back in February.
by jollyrgr
Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cell phones with Wi-fi ...
Replies: 5
Views: 1914

Re: Cell phones with Wi-fi ...

I cannot get my phone to be recognized as anything other than a USB device of some sort. Not a mass storage device, not a hotspot, not a phone. I cannot even get it to charge using a USB computer device or even POWERED hub. I have tried this on three Windows XP 32 bit computers, a Windows 7 64 bit c...
by jollyrgr
Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: June 1993 Nuts and Volts magazine
Replies: 7
Views: 1780

Re: June 1993 Nuts and Volts magazine

I miss Damien Thorm (I think that was the name). He did cell phone articles.
by jollyrgr
Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a f%^&@#* bulb...
Replies: 3
Views: 1227

Re: Looking for a f%^&@#* bulb...

Possibly a victim of the phase out of incandescent bulbs. Larger Wattage bulbs 75W and 100W are already phased out. Yes, you can still find them but these are the left in stock. I think 100W bulbs were phased out in 2012 and the 75W in January 2013. If you still own them or had them in a warehouse y...
by jollyrgr
Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anti-fox device - Help needed!!
Replies: 13
Views: 3091

Re: Anti-fox device - Help needed!!

I was going to suggest the water sprinkler motion detector that dacflyer pointed out.

If you want to go the "firearm" route I would suggest a paint ball gun. It might bruise the fox but likely it won't severely injure or kill.
by jollyrgr
Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USB port on television...
Replies: 9
Views: 2611

Re: USB port on television...

It depends on the TV. In some instances the USB port is for programming and diagnostics from a computer. In others you can attach devices such as a keyboard (if it is a "smart" TV for browsing). In other instances you can plug in a flash drive with media on it to play pictures, music, videos, etc. I...
by jollyrgr
Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cell phones with Wi-fi ...
Replies: 5
Views: 1914

Re: Cell phones with Wi-fi ...

hackelsup is right on. I have a Droid RAZR. I have not made a phone call using WiFi but apparently my phone can do that. I can browse the web using the phone network (3G or 4G, depending on service). I can hop on public WiFi networks I trust and browse the web that way. I, of course, can use my home...
by jollyrgr
Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UPS has to see AC before providing backup
Replies: 6
Views: 1687

Re: UPS has to see AC before providing backup

I have worked on APC UPS units from 350VA to 1500VA and every one could be started without AC. (I have not tried this with the 150KVA units though. These will easily run a house.) Turning on a UPS without AC power is called "Cold Starting". Most of the time it is the method Dakflyer suggests. Someti...
by jollyrgr
Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WHERE ARE THEY?
Replies: 32
Views: 6290

Re: WHERE ARE THEY?

N&V went the same direction Radio Electronics went (almost). Radio Electronics became a computer magazine and then was reborn as Electronics Now! (Dean can correct me on this.) N&V is doing the same thing with microcontrollers. I don't want to blink an LED with a program (PIC, PicAx, Adrino, etc.)! ...
by jollyrgr
Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My pet turtle...
Replies: 17
Views: 3144

Re: My pet turtle...

Here's a sample key finder. They make many types, this is just a "proof of consept". This particular model has a claimed range of 300 feet. $30. http://www.keyringer.com/ Here's another version. Check out the glasses finder. Possibly something you could tie around the turtle. http://www.findonefinda...
by jollyrgr
Mon May 16, 2011 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WHY MUST IT BE SO HARD TO FIND STUFF !
Replies: 17
Views: 2577

Re: WHY MUST IT BE SO HARD TO FIND STUFF !

Try looking for CAR FLOOD LED. I found a bunch of them. Other terms to use (in place of car) is RV, boat, tractor, (and so on). One model is BL-FL10WM which looks similar to what you are after (and is a tractor/boat/auto version running on 12 or 24V). A site with a number of models is this one: http...
by jollyrgr
Sat May 07, 2011 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FTA satellite television reception...
Replies: 2
Views: 968

Re: FTA satellite television reception...

There are some HD FTA receivers but I have not seen what channels are available. Some terms: FTA Free To Air Analog The old style of satellite broadcasting. VERY few stations left in analog. Digicipher 2 - Encryption standard used by some broadcasters. This is a proprietary system. DVB - Digital Vid...
by jollyrgr
Tue May 03, 2011 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I need a small, cheap 277vac to 12vdc LED driver
Replies: 17
Views: 2893

Re: I need a small, cheap 277vac to 12vdc LED driver

I posted this same type of request (480V LEDs) some time ago and could never find anything that worked. Finally went with 24V panel indicators and 480V to 24V step down transformers. The step down transformers are those found in industrial HVAC controllers. The 24V LEDs were AC/DC indicators. Good l...
by jollyrgr
Tue May 03, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 12VDC fans in 120VAC mains ?
Replies: 2
Views: 890

Re: 12VDC fans in 120VAC mains ?

Be safe and do this with a wall wart! Putting LEDs or incandescent bulbs in series "Christmas Light" style is okay for them. Don't risk doing this with a muffin fan. Since we are talking muffin fans you don't need a regulated supply but it won't hurt. If these fans will in any way come in contact wi...