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by Lenp
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Technology Backfire?
Replies: 57
Views: 6941

Re: Technology Backfire?

The dealer said they just received the software a week before I got the update. I assume Honda will be sending notices to affected owners sometime soon. It's just another case of 'the devil is in the details'. Yes , with the cars, a tractor, and electric start generator under our roof, a booster is ...
by Lenp
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Technology Backfire?
Replies: 57
Views: 6941

Re: Technology Backfire?...Epilogue!

Ok, here's the long awaited follow up, or maybe it wasn't.... I measured the various current draws and well, nothing really conclusive was found. A few MA here and there, all were where you may expect it, like the radio, alarm, and entry systems, but really no smoking gun. The car started each time ...
by Lenp
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The honorable relay vs technology
Replies: 8
Views: 2068

Re: The honorable relay vs technology

Regarding replacing the intetnal controls, there is more than simple on/off based on humidiity. Some items the units processor handles are humidity monitoring, ambient temperature monitoring, fan speeds, defrost control, internal drain pump control,, full collection bin shutoff..... Not a two wire s...
by Lenp
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The honorable relay vs technology
Replies: 8
Views: 2068

Re: The honorable relay vs technology

There is absolutely nothing wrong with the humidifier's controls. It is all about the time of day that it runs!
And with a controlled power strip, as said previously, the unit still would not start!

Good shot though!
by Lenp
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The honorable relay vs technology
Replies: 8
Views: 2068

Re: The honorable relay vs technology

Update... The dehumidifier takes about 10 seconds after power up to initialize then it goes to into standby. During that time no button input is accepted. Then the button input will turn it on, but, if the button is depressed too long, it looks like a failure, or stuck button, and it it shuts down a...
by Lenp
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Energy problem solved!
Replies: 10
Views: 2380

Re: Energy problem solved!

The truth is that it is a little ..well maybe just a bit true. If it does power factor correction the average home really doesn't need or will benefit from that. Big industry, shopping centers, factories, with large inductive loads will benefit from that, and, the power company puts those capacitors...
by Lenp
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Projects & Kits
Topic: Sound for Projects
Replies: 2
Views: 6001

Re: Sound for Projects

Looks like that player also needs a micro for support! The specs and details are a bit scarce.
by Lenp
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Nuts and Volts dead ?
Replies: 27
Views: 5248

Re: Is Nuts and Volts dead ?

Some more fuel for the fire... Publishing and bindery services are rapidly declining. For years I have been performing maintenance for a large local bindery, They are cutting back the work week more often now because of no work. This is a ripple down from the printers, who also are also suffering. E...
by Lenp
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The honorable relay vs technology
Replies: 8
Views: 2068

The honorable relay vs technology

We have a console dehumidifier in the basement of our house. We also have two new cats...! Their litter box is in the basement. The cat's don't like, and are scared of, the dehumidifier. ....Are you getting the picture yet? To keep peace it was decided to let the humidifier run all day, since cats t...
by Lenp
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: magnetic amplifier battery charger circuit or...
Replies: 4
Views: 2357

Re: magnetic amplifier battery charger circuit

So, where does the 'magnetic amplifier' come in to all of this?
Certainly a simple regulator would be adequate
by Lenp
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crazy Phone issues here..
Replies: 16
Views: 3468

Re: Crazy Phone issues here..

Yes, here in the East Verizon is doing very little to maintain the copper system. Messengers are drooping, lashing is falling off and nests of abandoned cables are wound on poles. Good pairs are hard as hard to come by as good service. They ran my copper to a fiber concentrator a mile or so away a f...
by Lenp
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Powder coating power supply
Replies: 9
Views: 2163

Re: Powder coating power supply

Look around for a scrapped electronic air filter. Check the local HVAC guy's junk pile!
The power supply is usually a modular unit.
by Lenp
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ahooga!
Replies: 4
Views: 1687

Re: Ahooga!

Thanks, and there's proof that every job does not need a micro!
by Lenp
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crazy Phone issues here..
Replies: 16
Views: 3468

Re: Crazy Phone issues here..

Seen a central office lately?
No relays, clicking, buzzing only the sound of the air handlers.
It's all solid state and when Zeuss visits, it is unfathomable what he can make happen!
Upgrades are often downgrades.
by Lenp
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ahooga!
Replies: 4
Views: 1687

Ahooga!

I was recently involved with a vintage Ahooga horn project for a friend, and it was was a good example of a plan almost not coming together. He wanted the horn to be self-contained in a carrying bag for concealment, and a wireless remote control to sound the horn. To start with, the horn is 6 VDC at...