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by Lenp
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self entertaining, entertainment system!
Replies: 17
Views: 2708

Re: Self entertaining, entertainment system!

Time for another 'Vizio Smart Set' bash... Main set, stumbles all over the YouTube app. Hangs up, stalls during search and often switches to HDMI #1 mid-video! All other sets and Roku are on the same wireless network and have virtually no issues. I might put a pull chain switch with a log string on ...
by Lenp
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Technology Backfire?
Replies: 56
Views: 6144

Re: Technology Backfire?

Regarding a stuck A.C relay... Years ago the A/C relay contacts stuck, the temp control and high pressure switch could not shut the compressor off since the contacts were weleded. It kept on pumping until the AC blew the pressure relief. It's a good thing that happened, we could have all been cryo p...
by Lenp
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Technology Backfire?
Replies: 56
Views: 6144

Re: Technology Backfire?..UPDATE

At this point it looks like Honda fixed the issue with the software patch. Our CRV was intentionally parked for 14 days and it started without hesitation.
by Lenp
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Technology Backfire?
Replies: 56
Views: 6144

Re: Technology Backfire?

Well, I figured there was all of the big solar collector pumps running almost 24/7 along with the tank circulation pumps, the automatic feeder for the ethylene glycol pumping frantically and the distribution pumps, even though they only ran briefly. Add to that everyone going into the equipment room...
by Lenp
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Technology Backfire?
Replies: 56
Views: 6144

Re: Technology Backfire?

Even the solar/led walkway and garden lights, as cheap as they are, provide more convenience than utility. Solar charging on a car roof would offer cord free battery charging, but its cost is likely more than the value of all the energy it produces. Years ago I was involved in a large solar project ...
by Lenp
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sorry, could not resist to post...
Replies: 31
Views: 7653

Re: Sorry, could not resist to post...

Years ago renewable link cartridge fuses were popular in commercial panel boards, and boxes of links were plentiful. But like the penny behind the fuse moron, the wrong link could accidentally, or purposely, be placed in the cartridge with damaging results. I have an old bakelite screw type fuse tha...
by Lenp
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Nuts and Volts dead ?
Replies: 24
Views: 4636

Re: Is Nuts and Volts dead ?

Sometime ago I got a copy of the the writer's guide for N & V, and now....Should I bother?
by Lenp
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Technology Backfire?
Replies: 56
Views: 6144

Re: Technology Backfire?

Sunshine, like water and air can all be free, but often there are big costs in getting, and using it!
by Lenp
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Technology Backfire?
Replies: 56
Views: 6144

Re: Technology Backfire?

I guess it's all about the idle scientists at EPA looking for ways to make our life better😈 When the battery goes dead and it is jumped there are many systems that report faults until they reinitialize. Things like collision avoidance, lane departure, side vehicle aproach, vehicle stability...why do...
by Lenp
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keurig Coffee Maker
Replies: 11
Views: 4386

Re: Keurig Coffee Maker

I wonder of the new Keurig's are 'also smart' or did they learn from that 'product improvement' ?
by Lenp
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Technology Backfire?
Replies: 56
Views: 6144

Re: Technology Backfire?

The dealer said they just received the software a week before I got the update. I assume Honda will be sending notices to affected owners sometime soon. It's just another case of 'the devil is in the details'. Yes , with the cars, a tractor, and electric start generator under our roof, a booster is ...
by Lenp
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Technology Backfire?
Replies: 56
Views: 6144

Re: Technology Backfire?...Epilogue!

Ok, here's the long awaited follow up, or maybe it wasn't.... I measured the various current draws and well, nothing really conclusive was found. A few MA here and there, all were where you may expect it, like the radio, alarm, and entry systems, but really no smoking gun. The car started each time ...
by Lenp
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The honorable relay vs technology
Replies: 8
Views: 1965

Re: The honorable relay vs technology

Regarding replacing the intetnal controls, there is more than simple on/off based on humidiity. Some items the units processor handles are humidity monitoring, ambient temperature monitoring, fan speeds, defrost control, internal drain pump control,, full collection bin shutoff..... Not a two wire s...
by Lenp
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The honorable relay vs technology
Replies: 8
Views: 1965

Re: The honorable relay vs technology

There is absolutely nothing wrong with the humidifier's controls. It is all about the time of day that it runs!
And with a controlled power strip, as said previously, the unit still would not start!

Good shot though!
by Lenp
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The honorable relay vs technology
Replies: 8
Views: 1965

Re: The honorable relay vs technology

Update... The dehumidifier takes about 10 seconds after power up to initialize then it goes to into standby. During that time no button input is accepted. Then the button input will turn it on, but, if the button is depressed too long, it looks like a failure, or stuck button, and it it shuts down a...