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by dacflyer
Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: APC UPS1400 help
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: APC UPS1400 help

found the issue... APC is weird.. the drive transistors ( 2 paralleled ) were open.. tiny SMT types, i replaced both with 1 beefier transistor, there is also 2 blocking dioads in parallel as well.. anyway, the issue is fixed..I also took the opportunity to add in another fan with stand alone thermal...
by dacflyer
Fri May 21, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: APC UPS1400 help
Replies: 3
Views: 247

APC UPS1400 help

I have an APC UPS1400 ( 1400VA / 950W ) I been using this in a small solar set up for a while in constant battery mode. been doing great for over a year now. But the other day i noticed the fan has died. But it's not the fan,. the circuit that controls the fan is my issue. I have tried to bug it out...
by dacflyer
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Compressor problem
Replies: 10
Views: 4113

Re: Compressor problem

do you know how many amps it's drawing before it quits ?
It sounds like a possible shorted winding too
by dacflyer
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crappy Headphone wires.......
Replies: 11
Views: 3315

Re: Crappy Headphone wires.......

most all Ethernet cable is solid conductors.. That wouldn't last long at all...
by dacflyer
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adafruit 1.2" led display
Replies: 11
Views: 1101

Re: Adafruit 1.2" led display

yes,, that's exactly the issues i have about signing up on one time use sites...I wish they delt with paypal..life would be much easier.
by dacflyer
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Copper clad Al wire
Replies: 4
Views: 495

Re: Copper clad Al wire

LENP >> Yup,,stranded AL wire / cable is fine with houses,,it's the single stranded stuff that was the hazards..heating , cooling, expanding, contracting..caused a lot of loose connections, then arcing begat fires..
by dacflyer
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Compressor problem
Replies: 10
Views: 4113

Re: Compressor problem

does this motor have a centrifugal switch for the start phase ? it could be faulty..have seen some that wouldn't open the start phase..the over current would be activated by that..or if the switch wasn't closing to kick in the start phase,, and the run phase was being overloaded. and other issue cou...
by dacflyer
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adafruit 1.2" led display
Replies: 11
Views: 1101

Re: Adafruit 1.2" led display

when i was trying to check out they wanted me to create an account before i could pay...
and they don't do PP either..
I'd like it if i didn't have to create an account ( more password crap to remember ) to pay for things..
by dacflyer
Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Compressor problem
Replies: 10
Views: 4113

Re: Compressor problem

I'm not too much a fan of dry compressors..the teflon compression ring wears out too fast, and then they are noisy as hell..
i'd love to have me an oil type of compressor one day.. I think i'll buy me one whenever my current freebie 20Gal dies.
right now it works just fine.. just noisy..lol
by dacflyer
Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adafruit 1.2" led display
Replies: 11
Views: 1101

Re: Adafruit 1.2" led display

ok,, I'm mainly looking for displays that'll mount directly to the adafruit backpack boards..
I contacted that Arrow company you mentioned, and i'd have to set up an account.. i'll do that as a last resort,, waiting to see what else pops up..
Thanks for your time...
by dacflyer
Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adafruit 1.2" led display
Replies: 11
Views: 1101

Re: Adafruit 1.2" led display

Heyyy Janitor >>> That Arrow.com has what i need.. Thanks.
Wish i could find some white or blue ones..but i don't think they would operate from 5v.
I've seen the smaller ones that did operate on 5v.
by dacflyer
Thu Mar 18, 2021 5:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adafruit 1.2" led display
Replies: 11
Views: 1101

Adafruit 1.2" led display

I been using these neat little displays for my GPS clocks. Well, the green displays have been discontinued. Only red is available. The driver boards can be bought alone as well. Does anyone know where i might find some led displays that would be compatible with the boards ? I can't seem to find anyt...
by dacflyer
Tue Mar 16, 2021 4:37 am
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: need tips on building a large screen calendar.
Replies: 4
Views: 4924

Re: need tips on building a large screen calendar.

well the thing is,, also having the ability for others ( the guys in our group) to log into like gmail, and they can post their days off etc, or post notes/ events/ meetings etc. having a monitor isn't an issue right now.. a touch screen would have been better, i'm still working on this,, it's just ...
by dacflyer
Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lafayette Stereo-10 Amplifier
Replies: 8
Views: 1143

Re: Lafayette Stereo-10 Amplifier

I had a radio kick my butt before.. everything checked out,,but sound never came out of the unit..headphones worked fine.. come to find out the headphone jack was the issue..there's 2 switches inside that thing. 5 connections.. one side wasn't making connections.. did some fiddling around and cleani...