Is RadioShack that confused?

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Is RadioShack that confused?

Post by SETEC_Astronomy » Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:33 am

Is RadioShack so confused by electronic parts they don't know which end is up?

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index ... Id=2062599

Seems that way.

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Post by dacflyer » Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:11 am

remember their motto " you got questions, we got answers"?
99% of the time i salled to harrass them, they had no answers..lol

you got questions...sorry we got no answers :P

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Post by MicroRem » Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:32 am

I believe that part was built for Australia.

Tom

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Post by philba » Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:10 am

"You've got questions? We've got blank stares"

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Post by SETEC_Astronomy » Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:19 am

My two most recent RadioShack experiences:

Q: Can I test this LED before I leave so I know it will work?
A: No, you need like special tools to do that.
Thought: Or just the coin cell battery that I have in my Keyfob.

Q: Where can I find an iPhone A/V cable?
A: We don't carry those.
Response: Funny cause I just checked online and this store not only carries them but has them in stock. No don't get up, I can help myself (like always). Sure enough they had a peg hook full of them and they were of course reasonably priced.

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Post by Robert Reed » Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:40 am

As to Setec's last post-
When I go into RS (rarely), I always locate the part I want on the peg board first. I then go to the counter and tell the clerk I need this part description. Then I just stand back and let the fun begin! :grin:

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Post by dtief » Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:39 pm

I gave up on RS about 30 years ago. That was when I discovered industrial electronics suppliers that sold good quality parts.

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Post by haklesup » Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:02 pm

Notice they even photo shop'd in a reflection of the tab on the upside down part. So it appears not to be an accidental rotation of the photo but an intentional view.

To be fair, all the ones I've used worked in all positions.

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Post by Dean Huster » Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:50 pm

Look up the datasheet on the illustrated regulator and you'll find that what will get you is that unlike a regular 7805 where input is on the left and output is on the right with the center terminal as ground, this one has the input on the RIGHT and the output on the LEFT! Talk about confusion!

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Post by Bigglez » Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:41 pm

Dean Huster wrote: Look up the datasheet on the illustrated regulator
Citation needed
Dean Huster wrote:and you'll find that what will get you is that unlike a regular 7805 where input is on the left and output is on the right with the center terminal as ground, this one has the input on the RIGHT and the output on the LEFT!
You do know that there are both positive and negative
versions of this family? The positive and negative
versions have different pinouts.
Positive Regulator
Negative Regulator

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Post by Bob Scott » Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:59 pm

Bigglez wrote:You do know that there are both positive and negative
versions of this family? The positive and negative
versions have different pinouts.
Negative Regulator
Hmm. I always thought the upside down ones were negative regulators. :shock:
Maybe its because the RS part is a ML7805, and the link is for a LM7805?

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Post by MrAl » Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:33 am

Hi,

I am surprised that they didnt show a side view :smile:

What you guys dont realize however is that that pic was taken and
posted by one of the best photographers/illustrators Radio Shack
has on it's staff. Here's the way the other RS employees would
do it:


Image


:smile: :smile:
LEDs vs Bulbs, LEDs are winning.

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Post by CeaSaR » Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:45 am

Or maybe this one that got away! :mrgreen:

Image

CeaSaR :P

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Re: Is RadioShack that confused?

Post by SETEC_Astronomy » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:15 am

I thought that was an isolated incident, I was wrong. http://www.radioshack.com/family/index. ... Id=2032279
They clearly have no Idea what they're working with. Who did they hire? It seems anyone could guess these are the acceptable photos and to scrap the rest:

ImageImageImage

If I went in and told an employee the fuse I just bought has a short (Thanks Lenp) what do you think the response would be?
Sorry no refunds? What's your zip? Have you purchased batteries from us before? Blank stare while scratching head?

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Re: Is RadioShack that confused?

Post by CeaSaR » Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:09 am

SETEC_Astronomy wrote:If I went in and told an employee the fuse I just bought has a short (Thanks Lenp) what do you think the response would be?
Oh to be a fly on the wall when that question is asked! :shock: :lol: :P

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