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by Lenp
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Counter Cunundrum
Replies: 9
Views: 2369

Re: Counter Cunundrum

Hi.. FWB is a common abbreviation for a Full Wave Bridge rectifier! (4 diodes in a square arrangement) Nope, the isolation module has all common parts: 4 diodes, 2 resistors and 1 common opto-coupler plus the wires, all on a single sided board. Simple as pie...WELL MAYBE TOO SIMPLE! Thanks! PS: Is t...
by Lenp
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Counter Cunundrum
Replies: 9
Views: 2369

Re: Counter Cunundrum

Hi Ceasar The machine was not brought in, it is bigger than my shop so only the counters and the modules were returned. No other components are in the mix. The problem was duplicated in the most basic configuration of counter/module and power and adding the capacitor tamed the shrew! As said by MPGM...
by Lenp
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Counter Cunundrum
Replies: 9
Views: 2369

Re: Counter Cunundrum

That"s why it"s so puzzling, but, it did work for years. These modules were made to interface to the Red Lion brand of counters but the OEM used the Omron counter?? I considered a simple relay for isolation but the counts, in the thousands a week, would probably require frequent relay replacement. T...
by Lenp
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Counter Cunundrum
Replies: 9
Views: 2369

Counter Cunundrum

Ok, here's a head twister for the new year. I am servicing an aged book binding machine. It has has an Omron batch counter, to stack the books for packing, and it just stopped counting. A total counter is connected in parallel to this batch counter's input to total the full production run, and it is...
by Lenp
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Greetings!
Replies: 9
Views: 4521

Re: Greetings!

No complaints, but I'll open with... Lymphoma, 2 heart attacks and blocked arteries, kidney stones, cataract surgery, atril fib, lung nodules, chronic sinus infections, and full dental replacements... Still run my business, pay taxes and wonder...What's next. My night prayers include ..."And please ...
by Lenp
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Reader Projects
Topic: Reel for lowering a sensor
Replies: 7
Views: 11163

Re: Reel for lowering a sensor

Any reel counting is inexact since the line layers, and the circumference increases with each layer. The best accuracy is a calibrated metering roller on the line as it descends. For best accuracy the line should wrap, but not overlap, around the metering roller to eliminate slippage.
by Lenp
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SPAM Attack
Replies: 6
Views: 2220

Re: SPAM Attack

Sean..,
Great job! By the timing and volume of the posts it sure looks like it was a script. I'm glad the board suffered no damage, but unfortunately, this is probably a unending problem :???:
by Lenp
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Do you Clean A Deep Fryer?
Replies: 14
Views: 4006

Re: How Do you Clean A Deep Fryer?

I would try a lye or washing soda solution and let it boil itself clean. Lye is used in most drain cleaners and both should be readily available. It was quite common years ago to boil cast iron cooking grates in a tank and they came out nearly spotless. It may also be used for cleaning engine blocks...
by Lenp
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keurig Coffee Maker
Replies: 13
Views: 7578

Re: Keurig Coffee Maker

Update on Keurig: The wire cut DRM hack a year plus later, still works without fail to brew any cup or dispense hot water. WARNING: On the models that can use a carafe, the lower piercing needle is hung out in space on a small arm, since it swings away when the larger carafe cup is used. It is frag...
by Lenp
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Energy problem solved!
Replies: 16
Views: 6544

Re: Energy problem solved!

Methinks this 'skin effect' is when the purchaser...Gets Skinned! :razz:
by Lenp
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Nuts and Volts dead ?
Replies: 55
Views: 14320

Re: Is Nuts and Volts dead ?

It's all about money! The internet has turned into a shell game, and sometimes they play with 3 empty shells. All the spam, redirects and outright malicious garbage are enough to destroy any potential benefits, but somehow somebody is paying them and the crooks are harvesting the gold! Years ago wir...
by Lenp
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any knife makers out there?
Replies: 2
Views: 1656

Any knife makers out there?

I have a very common import (SWT-508) wire cutting/stripping machine and am considering making a different set of blades to expand it's capability. There are two identical blades, made of flat steel , with a 'V' notch and 2 mounting holes. They operate vertically in opposing directions, making a ope...
by Lenp
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self entertaining, entertainment system!
Replies: 29
Views: 6850

Re: Self entertaining, entertainment system!

For the thinkers about cell phone interference...It changes with nobody at home. We are in a rural area so no one else is even close by! I'll just bet this set was made at the end of October.. the 31st to be more precise. If it wasn't a great set otherwise there would be a bullseye painted on the sc...
by Lenp
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self entertaining, entertainment system!
Replies: 29
Views: 6850

Re: Self entertaining, entertainment system!

Time for another 'Vizio Smart Set' bash... Main set, stumbles all over the YouTube app. Hangs up, stalls during search and often switches to HDMI #1 mid-video! All other sets and Roku are on the same wireless network and have virtually no issues. I might put a pull chain switch with a log string on ...
by Lenp
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Technology Backfire?
Replies: 57
Views: 12929

Re: Technology Backfire?

Regarding a stuck A.C relay... Years ago the A/C relay contacts stuck, the temp control and high pressure switch could not shut the compressor off since the contacts were weleded. It kept on pumping until the AC blew the pressure relief. It's a good thing that happened, we could have all been cryo p...