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by Externet
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Technology Backfire?
Replies: 38
Views: 4304

Re: Technology Backfire?

Hi Len. If Honda cannot, you can diagnose the drain yourself and sell the result to Honda plus bill for your time. :smile: Adding that battery switch will just give another weak point of failure and complexity besides the loss of memories you list for the compfusers. Probing current at each fuse hol...
by Externet
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Technology Backfire?
Replies: 38
Views: 4304

Re: Technology Backfire?

Hi Len.
If the Honda service centre cannot find the current path discharging the battery, they are incompetents. I would attempt to return/exchange the car to the dealer; then they may put some effort on the problem.
by Externet
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sysop Note: Logon Amnesia
Replies: 21
Views: 3292

Re: Sysop Note: Logon Amnesia

A new one for Sysop...
Type three "x" on a post.
Look at what shows up.
by Externet
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sysop Note: Logon Amnesia
Replies: 21
Views: 3292

Re: Sysop Note: Logon Amnesia

Thanks for your efforts, Sean.
My report above obeys to Linux and Firefox.
by Externet
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sysop Note: Logon Amnesia
Replies: 21
Views: 3292

Re: Sysop Note: Logon Amnesia

Seems like the time window when logging in is very short to post something elaborated. The web site wants the user logged-in with the 'Remember me' selected to override the amnesia. But even with the 'Remember me' selected, if you turn your computer off; drops the login and does not remember the use...
by Externet
Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sorry, could not resist to post...
Replies: 30
Views: 6764

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

Well, fellows, resurrecting a very old post as I found the image corresponding to the link gone forever. And some who did not see it may enjoy it...

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by Externet
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Resistor Color Codes
Replies: 9
Views: 1247

Re: Resistor Color Codes

To make things harder, there were a few resistor manufacturers that graded the body color (light grey, beige, light blue, lightr brown...) as a temperature or something else cohefficient. Cannot remember now what it was.... :???:
by Externet
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Leak
Replies: 8
Views: 1055

Re: Water Leak

For copper pipe.... would have to be single wire in paper/cotton insulation ? Condensation... a good place for Murphy to lurk from...
Tackling so many appliances would be very elaborated ! A bunch of high gain funnels hosed to the aspirine...
by Externet
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Leak
Replies: 8
Views: 1055

Re: Water Leak

Oh, yes, the aspirin method... but that is when you already have a puddle... right at the aspirin location. I mentioned differential pressure sensing as a method to avoid. Would you be happy with a pair of parallel bare wires taped on the bottom of pipes ? Anywhere a leak develops should reach the w...
by Externet
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Leak
Replies: 8
Views: 1055

Re: Water Leak

Hi Len. Differential pressure sensing finds difficulty in discerning a leak from normal water usage. Running a bare wire pair to sense moisture, attached/taped along the belly of all accessible pipes, could sense leaks to shut-off a supply solenoid valve. Additionally, human occupancy sensor(s) in t...
by Externet
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: need help to find blue led bulb
Replies: 17
Views: 1614

Re: need help to find blue led bulb

I would replace the sockets and get rid of the planned overpriced replacement design.
Like printers cheaper than their ink... forcing to spend abuse prices for ink.
by Externet
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: need help to find blue led bulb
Replies: 17
Views: 1614

Re: need help to find blue led bulb

Perhaps ----> https://in.rsdelivers.com/product/schneider-electric/dl1bdg6/led-beacon-lamp-blue-ba15d-120-vac-1-chip/3404736 ----> https://www.amazon.com/Blue-BA15S-120VAC-LD-2782-116-Indoor/dp/B00SVHBJHW ----> https://www.aliexpress.com/item/FILN-FL1P-8JN-1-8mm-red-green-plastic-12v-red-yellow-blue...
by Externet
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HVAC Missing 'C' wire
Replies: 3
Views: 572

Re: HVAC Missing 'C' wire

Hi Len. Been dealing with HVAC hiccups in three rental properties in the last two months; so I have some fresh memories... The "C" (common) wire is the grounded secondary terminal of the 120-to-24 VAC transformer. If you have a way to run a wire from any furnace chassis -perhaps metal duct/pipe- to ...
by Externet
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Microphone in a bubble...
Replies: 7
Views: 844

Re: Microphone in a bubble...

an electret mic is not the highest fidelity options on todays market anyway. Its handy because it can be used with Voltage boas rather than current bias. Most of these could probably be waterproofed by simply putting tape over the sound port and sealing the electrical contacts in epoxy. They may al...
by Externet
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Microphone in a bubble...
Replies: 7
Views: 844

Microphone in a bubble...

Hi.
What material would be less detrimental to fidelity for an electret microphone enclosed behind/inside a waterproof, corrosion proof membrane ?
A rigid bubble, a flexible bubble, a silicone, a plastic, a metal, a cellophane, a rubber, a deflated bubble, an inflated one... ?