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by sandpiper
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 18 Volt Sub C NiCd Battery Packs (1.2 x 15)
Replies: 11
Views: 513

Re: 18 Volt Sub C NiCd Battery Packs (1.2 x 15)

Thanks Janitor Tzap and Externet. Years ago I used a battery rebuild service. The first time it was ok. The second time I received defective packs. If you have expensive lithium packs, I suppose it makes sense to use a battery rebuild service. Externet, that aliexpress link is for an NiMH pack. I've...
by sandpiper
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 18 Volt Sub C NiCd Battery Packs (1.2 x 15)
Replies: 11
Views: 513

18 Volt Sub C NiCd Battery Packs (1.2 x 15)

eBay and Amazon have inexpensive 1700ma packs. I'd buy them today, but there is a problem. Look at the attached images. Notice there are three rows with the center row offset. That's what I need. I've been soldering and welding most of my life, but I will not buy a box of tabbed batteries. If there ...
by sandpiper
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Eternal $19.00 Radio
Replies: 13
Views: 1050

The Eternal $19.00 Radio

This story goes back a few decades, but it's something you never forget. I was helping a friend with some repairs on the exterior of his house. We both liked the same radio program, so I purchased a $19.00 radio - Emerson #RP6251. The radio was hooked to a ladder, about 12ft. from the ground. A hand...
by sandpiper
Sat May 30, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remove Back Cover - Hanns.G Monitor
Replies: 5
Views: 566

Re: Remove Back Cover - Hanns.G Monitor

I've used the prying method with other brands. Always worked. The back cover on this Hanns.G monitor didn't need screws! It's not glued or heat welded, but something is keeping it frozen in place. Joseph, I remember reading an article about another brand (not Hanns.G) that required pressure to open ...
by sandpiper
Thu May 28, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remove Back Cover - Hanns.G Monitor
Replies: 5
Views: 566

Remove Back Cover - Hanns.G Monitor

Hanns.G Model JW199D Several years ago I wanted a computer in my shop, so I built a protective cabinet. This Hanns.G monitor worked flawlessly, until the SMPS started to fail. It's an internal power supply, not an external brick. I realize monitors are not very expensive. If the cost is reasonable, ...
by sandpiper
Tue May 19, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Height Adjustable Monitor Stand
Replies: 5
Views: 626

Re: Height Adjustable Monitor Stand

Yes! That WALI pipe stand is the best choice. I must have looked at three dozen stands which was a mistake. In my befuddled mind, they were all blurring into a confusing blob. I purchased a 22" ViewSonic because it's consistently listed as number one or two on many computer review sites. The fixed h...
by sandpiper
Tue May 19, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Height Adjustable Monitor Stand
Replies: 5
Views: 626

Height Adjustable Monitor Stand

I want to buy an adjustable stand for a 22" monitor. This Amazon stand called an LCD Monitor Riser has 5" height adjustability. Measuring from the bottom of the monitor, I need a stand that will get the monitor close to my desk. Approximately 1-1/2" (see diagram). https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics...
by sandpiper
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Must Move Air at Right Angle
Replies: 3
Views: 2198

Re: Must Move Air at Right Angle

I read somewhere that a "generation" for personal computers is about 18 months. If that's true, I'm several hundred years old! I started building primitive computers when they were a grid on a board with discrete diodes, transistors, and resistors. This cooling problem was created by my 13 year old ...
by sandpiper
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Must Move Air at Right Angle
Replies: 3
Views: 2198

Must Move Air at Right Angle

I am trying to resolve a difficult airflow problem in a Desktop computer. If there was plenty of room in the tower, I would use a standard 80mm fan and a duct similar to this one: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/22075/duc-62/FrozenCPU_Computer_Case_Cooling_80mm_Directional_Fan_Duct.html Space is v...