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by Dave_H
Thu Jun 24, 2004 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mini Air Conditioner
Replies: 24
Views: 5265

Re: Mini Air Conditioner

One possible solution is to find a place where you can cut a vent through the floor, to the Air Conditioned room above your computer room. Transfer conditioned air when its needed. Without doing a heat load its hard to say how big the vent would have to be. Ballpark - 4 x 8 or 10 x 6 should be plent...
by Dave_H
Wed Jun 16, 2004 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Microcontroller Programming
Replies: 10
Views: 2234

Re: Microcontroller Programming

Give Parallax a serious look, www.parallax.com. They have excellent support and very good instructional courses that can be completed with independant study. They are a little pricey up front, but, you don't have the added expense of the PICBasic compiler and a programming module.
by Dave_H
Sat Jun 12, 2004 6:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One Horse Power - Motor Starting Capacitor
Replies: 12
Views: 3957

Re: One Horse Power - Motor Starting Capacitor

Run caps were never put in bakelite cases. The metal can is a safety feature. One plate of the cap is internally connected to the canister. Thats what that marked terminal signifies. In case of a short (or lightning), power is disipated to ground instead of through the motor winding, possibly causin...