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by Lenp
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Voice-operated winch
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: Voice-operated winch

Golly, J-Wax,
This post was almost reported as spam, until I read it again.
I thought you were looking for a Voice-operated wench! :grin:
by Lenp
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Easy isn't always easy!
Replies: 0
Views: 34

Easy isn't always easy!

This not a cry for help but a rant out of pure frustration...! I need to sort out 4 wires in a group that are all the same color and there are 48 groups to do. Yah, that's 192 wires to identify. There will be connectors soldered onto the ends so the pins must be 1-1, 2-2.... The wire are all gray an...
by Lenp
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Print Issues
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: Print Issues

Some print, like our local newspaper, has value.
It is in constant demand for eating crabs and wrapping fish😄
by Lenp
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crazy Phone issues here..
Replies: 18
Views: 3839

Re: Crazy Phone issues here..

All over the country the local telcos, like Verizon have become indifferent to wire maintnance in the expectation that fiber services and cell phones will carry them through. No maintence is planned, overhead lashing betwen poles is rusting and cables are drooping putting stress on the wire. Abandon...
by Lenp
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Counter Cunundrum
Replies: 9
Views: 268

Re: Counter Cunundrum

Thanks JZ, What about something I want to post that is not on the net, but on a local drive? I guess I have to post it online someplace so the forum can find it. It all seems a bit backwards when you can easily attach documents to email. I guess the forum has no mechanism to store the files so it ju...
by Lenp
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Counter Cunundrum
Replies: 9
Views: 268

Re: Counter Cunundrum

Hi.. FWB is a common abbreviation for a Full Wave Bridge rectifier! (4 diodes in a square arrangement) Nope, the isolation module has all common parts: 4 diodes, 2 resistors and 1 common opto-coupler plus the wires, all on a single sided board. Simple as pie...WELL MAYBE TOO SIMPLE! Thanks! PS: Is t...
by Lenp
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Counter Cunundrum
Replies: 9
Views: 268

Re: Counter Cunundrum

Hi Ceasar The machine was not brought in, it is bigger than my shop so only the counters and the modules were returned. No other components are in the mix. The problem was duplicated in the most basic configuration of counter/module and power and adding the capacitor tamed the shrew! As said by MPGM...
by Lenp
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Counter Cunundrum
Replies: 9
Views: 268

Re: Counter Cunundrum

That"s why it"s so puzzling, but, it did work for years. These modules were made to interface to the Red Lion brand of counters but the OEM used the Omron counter?? I considered a simple relay for isolation but the counts, in the thousands a week, would probably require frequent relay replacement. T...
by Lenp
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Counter Cunundrum
Replies: 9
Views: 268

Counter Cunundrum

Ok, here's a head twister for the new year. I am servicing an aged book binding machine. It has has an Omron batch counter, to stack the books for packing, and it just stopped counting. A total counter is connected in parallel to this batch counter's input to total the full production run, and it is...
by Lenp
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Greetings!
Replies: 9
Views: 2361

Re: Greetings!

No complaints, but I'll open with... Lymphoma, 2 heart attacks and blocked arteries, kidney stones, cataract surgery, atril fib, lung nodules, chronic sinus infections, and full dental replacements... Still run my business, pay taxes and wonder...What's next. My night prayers include ..."And please ...
by Lenp
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Reader Projects
Topic: Reel for lowering a sensor
Replies: 7
Views: 8102

Re: Reel for lowering a sensor

Any reel counting is inexact since the line layers, and the circumference increases with each layer. The best accuracy is a calibrated metering roller on the line as it descends. For best accuracy the line should wrap, but not overlap, around the metering roller to eliminate slippage.
by Lenp
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SPAM Attack
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: SPAM Attack

Sean..,
Great job! By the timing and volume of the posts it sure looks like it was a script. I'm glad the board suffered no damage, but unfortunately, this is probably a unending problem :???:
by Lenp
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Do you Clean A Deep Fryer?
Replies: 7
Views: 429

Re: How Do you Clean A Deep Fryer?

I would try a lye or washing soda solution and let it boil itself clean. Lye is used in most drain cleaners and both should be readily available. It was quite common years ago to boil cast iron cooking grates in a tank and they came out nearly spotless. It may also be used for cleaning engine blocks...
by Lenp
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keurig Coffee Maker
Replies: 12
Views: 4706

Re: Keurig Coffee Maker

Update on Keurig: The wire cut DRM hack a year plus later, still works without fail to brew any cup or dispense hot water. WARNING: On the models that can use a carafe, the lower piercing needle is hung out in space on a small arm, since it swings away when the larger carafe cup is used. It is frag...
by Lenp
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Energy problem solved!
Replies: 10
Views: 2558

Re: Energy problem solved!

Methinks this 'skin effect' is when the purchaser...Gets Skinned! :razz: