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by haklesup
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Technology Backfire?
Replies: 54
Views: 6038

Re: Technology Backfire?

3rd party solutions provider was never really NASAs thing anyway. Even the bulk of launching other peoples satellites is going to new private companies. NASA is great at creating new technologies and spinning them off to private companies but we rarely hear of all the failures they crossed off the l...
by haklesup
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Technology Backfire?
Replies: 54
Views: 6038

Re: Technology Backfire?

Can't beat the market share of Photosynthesis. Collect Energy, make fruit, release when eaten. Even longer collection times and shorter usage, must have been NASA's benchmark :) I haven't seen much in the way of efficiency gains in PV in the last 5 years since the venture Capital hype died down. Too...
by haklesup
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Technology Backfire?
Replies: 54
Views: 6038

Re: Technology Backfire?

Tell your politicians to support the IEEE smart grid regardless of their views on global warming. One does not need global warming to see the logic in having an efficient and fair electrical grid or the jobs it can create. https://smartgrid.ieee.org/domains To be fair, in the generation market, The ...
by haklesup
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Technology Backfire?
Replies: 54
Views: 6038

Re: Technology Backfire?

The EPA was gutted when they moved to Kansas. Another hardball tactic from the admin to science actual science. They stay on so they can move out of the way when a chicken crosses the road. I read in a recent survey 60% of new car owners arwe turning off those warnings because they feel nannied. PV ...
by haklesup
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Technology Backfire?
Replies: 54
Views: 6038

Re: Technology Backfire?

A Li-Ion jump start battery with 12V cigar lighter interface is probably your easiest solution if it reoccurs. Though it sounds like the software update may be just what you needed. TSB is not that old (less than 5 months), I guess they didn't have it last time you complained.
by haklesup
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Nuts and Volts dead ?
Replies: 24
Views: 4570

Re: Is Nuts and Volts dead ?

Good point, even the replicator never makes paper or plastic objects its possible N&V could go all electronic someday, it would change the landscape of deadlines and cost for the publisher. A big adjustment but in this new world, may be inevitable. They can put that money into marketing and content ...
by haklesup
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I can't think today.. help !
Replies: 8
Views: 2217

Re: I can't think today.. help !

you can also use a uController with integrated ADC and at least 3 IO lines. Likely much more accurate than an all analog thing. Try a USB based dev kit to keep the costs low, Microchip, TI, ST Micro, adafruit, sparkfun, arduino, R-Pi take your pick. Some research to select the best fit but there are...
by haklesup
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Must Move Air at Right Angle
Replies: 3
Views: 1425

Re: Must Move Air at Right Angle

In the tightest areas, one solution is to use a heat pipe to move heat to an adjacent area where a large fin and fan assembly can fit. There are many many configurations of CPU coolers many with heat pipes, right angles, pancake and other configurations, it may take some time to parse through an ima...
by haklesup
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you call this?
Replies: 12
Views: 2093

Re: What do you call this?

I think the 7 types of "USB" cables are actually for USB applications of data and power and doesn't say much about 2.0 or 3.0 speeds. However there are other small connectors used with USB A that are used strictly for charging and may not follow any standard or trend.
by haklesup
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you call this?
Replies: 12
Views: 2093

Re: What do you call this?

An image search on "USB connector types" yields lots of outline drawings A search on Digikey for USB adapters shows products compatible with 6 different USB plugs (listed in the filter). These usually have drawings and datasheets when you drill down to the product pages. Looks like the types on digi...
by haklesup
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The honorable relay vs technology
Replies: 8
Views: 1962

Re: The honorable relay vs technology

I understand that the OEM controls are working correctly but in this time is money world, perhaps replacing the controls with one with specs that fit is more cost effective than reverse engineering, designing, procuring, building, testing, installing and hoping (OTOH, I do understand how much fun th...
by haklesup
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The honorable relay vs technology
Replies: 8
Views: 1962

Re: The honorable relay vs technology

Here are a couple things to think about Humidity controller you can outright replace the one in the dehumidifier https://www.omega.com/en-us/control-and-monitoring-devices/controllers/humidistats/rhcn-7000-series/p/RHCN-7002 Humidity and temperature controlled power strip: https://www.amazon.com/Ink...
by haklesup
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need 36v charger or PS.
Replies: 6
Views: 1933

Re: Need 36v charger or PS.

Amazon kicked out a lot of fringe sellers, you may find it more reliable now but you are not necessarily going to get better service from Ali or eBay
by haklesup
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The honorable relay vs technology
Replies: 8
Views: 1962

Re: The honorable relay vs technology

At least you got it working. You probably could have rigged a 555 timer and a wall wart to press the button soon after power up since the button was probably looking for a rising or falling edge rather than a fixed voltage level. A capacitor coupling interface to the switch may have been enough to d...
by haklesup
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crazy Phone issues here..
Replies: 16
Views: 3255

Re: Crazy Phone issues here..

They already tear up power wires from street lighting to get the copper for recycling leaving our streets dark for months, don't give them any more ideas. Someday even our cable and FON lines will be obsolete, maybe even for a mature 5G base station solution.