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by Dave Dixon
Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If your capacitor does not perform...
Replies: 7
Views: 1791

I've heard of this before. I'm with the person who posted this on the feedback...
wow that's amazing ... even with 'dirt cheap labor', you'd think the cost of assembling one of those would be greater than just making the real deal.

Posted by: justDIY on December 8, 2007 at 8:36 AM
Dave
by Dave Dixon
Sun Dec 09, 2007 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BGA's for DIY
Replies: 10
Views: 2012

BGA's for DIY

Does anyone have any experience with BGA chips? I am looking at using a 16 pin BGA, but wondering how to mount it on a PCB. My first thought was to "dead-bug" it. Lay it on its back, glue it down to the PCB, and run hookup wire to the legs. My next thought was to solder some cut off resistor leads t...
by Dave Dixon
Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: patch cord supplier
Replies: 6
Views: 1623

patch cord supplier

I am looking for a source for short (4-6 inch) 3.5mm male to male stereo patch cords. I can find 6 foot ones and longer really cheap, but can only find onesies or twosies of the shorter ones. Surely there is a distributor where I can find these in quantities of 25 each or so. I've searched Newark,Di...
by Dave Dixon
Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why are these so expensive???
Replies: 13
Views: 3070

Samtec offers samples as well. They even pay for shipping! Good luck,
Dave
by Dave Dixon
Fri Dec 07, 2007 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Comp USA out of business?
Replies: 16
Views: 4120

I still had one of those catalogs and tried to call several months ago with an order for something I couldn't find elsewhere. As soon as I told the "operator/clerk/sales assistant" the first three digits of the part number, she rudely cut me off and said that they had no such parts. Didn't hurt my f...
by Dave Dixon
Tue Dec 04, 2007 5:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: i need a few parts, can anyone help ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1867

Any luck yet on that light controller? Just curious :)
by Dave Dixon
Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:13 pm
Forum: Up For Grabs
Topic: Electronic Components Site
Replies: 6
Views: 3549

This is your wife Andy... Don't you mean WE will get started counting?? :razz:
by Dave Dixon
Thu Nov 29, 2007 7:50 am
Forum: Up For Grabs
Topic: Electronic Components Site
Replies: 6
Views: 3549

Very professional site. I am really impressed. I don't see anything I need right now, but will keep it in mind. Best of luck to you,
N0QOF
by Dave Dixon
Thu Nov 29, 2007 5:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: i need a few parts, can anyone help ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1867

I've got TWO GE64. I used to have your address, but not sure where it is. Shoot me an email at ddixon at sign thing aeromach period com.
Dave
by Dave Dixon
Tue Nov 06, 2007 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hey Al, try Allied...
Replies: 11
Views: 2685

I use Newark Electronics (They dropped the "In One") and Digi-Key for small orders, but also use Garrett Electronics quite a bit for small quantities as well. Garrett mostly has surface mount stuff... but they have a great selection that is usually stocked, or else low lead times.
by Dave Dixon
Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 480VAC Indicator Panel LED
Replies: 22
Views: 6160

I did a quick look through some catalogs with no results. You may have some luck with Dialight. Their LEDs only go to 230VAC in the Newark catalog, but Newark doesn't carry everything that they offer. Would neon be acceptable? That might be easier and cheaper - not that I have looked into it! Best o...
by Dave Dixon
Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rewiring headers
Replies: 6
Views: 1634

Same here. My first thought was to get some free sample Samtec headers and use mini-latch pins. Then I realized that the mini-latch pin crimper I have here at work (and take for granted) costs a pretty penny! I would just solder them to the board as well. Regards, Dave
by Dave Dixon
Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Amp meter for 1Hp motor
Replies: 12
Views: 2601

Hi Dean, I completely agree with you. I just thought I would throw that method out there for general info. In many (other) cases it can be a practical, safe, and simple way to get a reading. I should have added the details you mentioned concerning that particular circuit - to clarify. Regards, Dave
by Dave Dixon
Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DVD Question
Replies: 10
Views: 2142

I'll bet the star-gazers appreciate that as well! That is one thing I enjoyed about Fort Myers, FL on my last vacation. They have a law to keep lights on the beach at a minimum. I guess the sea turtles get confused, thinking the lights are the "moon". Well that is stretching the topic enough I guess...
by Dave Dixon
Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Amp meter for 1Hp motor
Replies: 12
Views: 2601

Not necessarily a recommendation for this usage, but still on topic. One of my favorite cheap ways of measuring current is to insert a one ohm resistor in line. Then run leads from each side of the resistor up to a cheap voltmeter. Ohms law makes it real easy to convert the voltage drop to an ampera...