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by Ed B.
Thu Jun 01, 2006 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Computer Grade"
Replies: 4
Views: 1550

Thanks, guys.

Your answers were pretty close to what I had thought about the term "Computer Grade." Additionally, I had thought the use of that term was a 'sales pitch.'

Ed B.
by Ed B.
Wed May 31, 2006 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Computer Grade"
Replies: 4
Views: 1550

"Computer Grade"

Hi,

A question that has bothered me for years.
What, in a capacitor, earns the title - "Computer Grade" ?
Is it some electrical characteristic or materials it is made of -(plates, insulator, ) voltages, AC or DC, the casing, terminals, etc ?
TNX fer any answer.

Ed B.
by Ed B.
Thu Oct 06, 2005 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: telephone bell coil source
Replies: 17
Views: 2918

Re: telephone bell coil source

dacflyer -<p>Old telephones at flea markets - yard sales. I see them all the time.<p>Ed B.
by Ed B.
Thu Aug 25, 2005 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thousands of parts being disposed of...
Replies: 28
Views: 5654

Re: Thousands of parts being disposed of...

Externet - Miguel,<p>How about LM3909's ?<p>Ed B.
by Ed B.
Wed Aug 24, 2005 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forget Hydrogen
Replies: 70
Views: 14012

Re: Forget Hydrogen

Many years ago I had ideas - that when I tried them they didn't work.<p>Then an 'old timer' told me..."You can't fool Mother Nature."<p>Probably the best advice I ever received.<p>Ed B.<p>[ August 24, 2005: Message edited by: Ed B. ]</p>
by Ed B.
Fri Jun 17, 2005 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: tree rot analyzer
Replies: 21
Views: 3484

Re: tree rot analyzer

jimandy<p>How about a half inch wood drill bit and a battery operated drill. Just drill into the wood. When you feel a lack of the bit biting into wood - just withdraw it. Now use a tool with a bend at the end. Insert it into the hole until it 'feels' the end of the hole. Let your finger hold onto t...
by Ed B.
Sat Mar 12, 2005 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can nomeone explain this to me: current(AC vs DC)
Replies: 21
Views: 4344

Re: Can nomeone explain this to me: current(AC vs DC)

The average of a sine wave - over one cycle - is "Zero."
by Ed B.
Tue Feb 08, 2005 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LED lighthouse
Replies: 31
Views: 6436

Re: LED lighthouse

Dean Huster
I have that circuit on a floppy disc -<p>A:\FIGURE 1.jpg<p>How do I get it into an answer for this particular forum ? ? ? ?<p>Ed Barr
by Ed B.
Mon Oct 11, 2004 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uh oh...he's done it again...geez...
Replies: 42
Views: 21874

Re: Uh oh...he's done it again...geez...

I'm still willing to bet that one or ALL of his caps are connected in reverse. How did you locate the negative lead of the caps ? Was that negative lead connected to the ground side of the power supply ? Please double , triple check.
Ed B.
by Ed B.
Wed Sep 15, 2004 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disk Capacity
Replies: 2
Views: 699

Disk Capacity

Hello - How many songs in .wav format (Guessing 3 minutes each average)can I record on a 700 MB CR-R. If I insert a disk with 18 songs on it and ask for 'properties' I get a "Disk Full" response (Full blue circle with no red line) Using XP on a Dell 2400 with a program called "Sonic Record Now." Tha...
by Ed B.
Fri Aug 20, 2004 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help im new and in college
Replies: 5
Views: 1367

Re: Help im new and in college

PYROUS,
I must appologize. I know nothing about you. You may even be a foreign student where English is not your first language. ( PYROUS = Greek ? )
I'm sorry I got so 'high handed.'
Good luck with your college education.
Ed B.
by Ed B.
Wed Aug 18, 2004 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help im new and in college
Replies: 5
Views: 1367

Re: Help im new and in college

PYROUS-
PLEASE, for your own sake in the future - especially when you write your resume' - take an elective course in spelling. Improving spelling will make the difference between getting a job and not getting one.
I mean no offense but just wish to help you.
Ed B.
by Ed B.
Sat Aug 07, 2004 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reversing Rotation of 115V Table Saw Motor
Replies: 19
Views: 4061

Re: Reversing Rotation of 115V Table Saw Motor

Hey you guys - If a capacitor shifts the phase of the starting winding to cause the motor to turn in a certain direction...How about replacing the capacitor with an inductor to shift the phase shift in the opposite direction ? The inductor will be cut out at a certain speed just like the capacitor w...
by Ed B.
Wed Jul 28, 2004 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sensing wall studs through tile over plaster and lath.
Replies: 14
Views: 2394

Re: sensing wall studs through tile over plaster and lath.

To "Perfectbite" You mention -"The other side of the wall & measuring backwards." I am assuming 'the other side' is NOT tiled ? Take an electric drill with a 1/16th drill bit and 'on the other side of the wall' start some tiny pilot holes through the plaster (just above the bottom molding) until you...
by Ed B.
Wed Jun 23, 2004 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One Horse Power - Motor Starting Capacitor
Replies: 12
Views: 3454

Re: One Horse Power - Motor Starting Capacitor

Thanks all for your info & help. 1. It IS a motor STARTING capacitor - there is a relay ( Kick out ? ) enclosed with it in the "Control Box". 2. This capacitor can be found in a "CONTROL BOX" sold in Home Depot in the "Well Pumps" aisle. The 'box' is labelled "FRANKLIN ELECTRIC - Control Box." 3. Th...