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by gerty
Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Altronix 6062 Question
Replies: 9
Views: 2166

Re: Altronix 6062 Question

Sounds like you're on the right track. As to the value of the cap, that would depend on the current draw of the timer board, and the amount of time. I would try something in the 1,000 microfarad range first and take it from there.
by gerty
Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kill-A-Watt 240 VAC
Replies: 7
Views: 1708

Re: Kill-A-Watt 240 VAC

I wonder if the operating frequency, 50 vs 60 hz , will have any effect on the accuracy..
by gerty
Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wiring issues
Replies: 18
Views: 5064

Re: Wiring issues

[quote="Lenp"]Thanks for all the input guys, If a wired system gets unmanageable, I am considering the following.... [b]Using Motorola GMRS radios, lashed up to an amplifier module and a wall baffle speaker. I would connect the amp module to the headset jack and use a line powered adapter instead of...
by gerty
Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wiring issues
Replies: 18
Views: 5064

Re: Wiring issues

We were doing a house rehab once and the alarm people used a RC car to pull wires in tight places under the house.
by gerty
Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: wireless cameras
Replies: 10
Views: 2683

Re: wireless cameras

Don't know what your area is like, but when we have that problem here the Sheriff's dept will come and put up a game camera or two . They use them in pot patches also. With most brands you don't get real time video you get snapshots, but I hear there's some out now that record video. Check with some...
by gerty
Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Magic Switch Box(board)!
Replies: 9
Views: 2372

Re: Magic Switch Box(board)!

And it's only $632... A deal at twice the price!!
by gerty
Sat Jun 08, 2013 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Constant AC current ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2611

Re: Constant AC current ?

[quote="Externet"]Thanks, gerty. That does not maintain a constant current if you increase the number of LEDs in series. By the way, in your picture, you can replace the 1N914 with another LED in counterparallel instead of wasting the opportunity to double the light. :smile:[/quote] With the ac volt...
by gerty
Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Constant AC current ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2611

Re: Constant AC current ?

I've used this before, at 120v . Not sure where I got the drawing
by gerty
Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 800 watt LED
Replies: 3
Views: 1389

Re: 800 watt LED

I wonder how many people will buy one, actually believing it's 800 watts.
At least Lowes is usually pretty good about giving you your money back...
by gerty
Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turning on a transistor abruptly ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2337

Re: Turning on a transistor abruptly ?

I guess I totally missed your objective ! :shock:
by gerty
Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turning on a transistor abruptly ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2337

Re: Turning on a transistor abruptly ?

Have you considered using a gate from a Schmidt trigger such as a 4093b?
by gerty
Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help finding a bushing, please...
Replies: 11
Views: 2489

Re: Help finding a bushing, please...

Will this work for you? http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/28-2020

edit: should have read above post a little bit slower...missed the black,small flange comment, so nevermind
by gerty
Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: forget I asked ...
Replies: 10
Views: 1842

Re: relay bank needed

I found a bunch of relays/sockets in an old ambulance. Depending on brand, this was a Ford van type, the relay console was located in an compartment above the drivers head. Not an easy find if you don't know this. Wrecking yard owner said county ambulance service won't buy used parts to put on ambul...
by gerty
Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Power Inverter
Replies: 6
Views: 1823

Re: Power Inverter

I have one of those 2,000 watt inverters. I sincerely doubt it'll do what they claim, mine is from Homier. Homier is the traveling tool company that used to come around our town about every year or so. They would rent the civic center or the National Guard armory for the weekend. Last I heard they w...