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Carbon Composition Resistor Replacement
Yeah I don’t know if the carbon comp failed or if the gate pulse transformer failed. Resistor was black in the middle and in two pieces, gate pulse transformer had a piece melted...
Thursday, 22 November 2018 - 00:04
Carbon Composition Resistor Replacement
From what I'm reading, seems like the old carbon composition resistors were great.  No one product can do everything they can do unless I'm wrong. I ultimately went with the...
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 - 16:19
Carbon Composition Resistor Replacement
I wound up going for the OX82GKE Ceramic Comp 10% Surge.... I like how pricey they are too!  You know you are getting a good product when you pay almost two bucks for a...
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 - 16:12
Carbon Composition Resistor Replacement
Thanks for the help Jim,   Lots of websites say that carbon comp is gonzo but no one says what to use, ceramics look great, i was about to buy metal film but this will rock.
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 - 16:00
High Efficiency Electric Heaters
Haha yah, I am growing the coffee in the outdoor barn.  We get really cold in the winter like you pointed out.  My heater went dead and the room dropped to like 50...
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 - 03:18
High Efficiency Electric Heaters
What valuesoft says makes me sad as I spent 120 bucks and 4 hours buying and installing 10R (1in with reflective surfaces) insulation panels.  If I don't need to keep the air...
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 - 00:17
High Efficiency Electric Heaters
Ok, that makes more sense, an infrared heater may not be efficient because it shoots the heat into a wall in its line of sight.  A more convective electric heater would keep...
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 - 00:07
High Efficiency Electric Heaters
Here is another example of something claiming to be "high efficiency" electric heater   any idea what is going on here?
Monday, 18 January 2016 - 23:36
SOT23-6 package, Any experience for DIY reflow soldering
I love soldering threads!
Thursday, 13 February 2014 - 20:15
Switching Buck Current Controller
See, I didn't not know that
Sunday, 27 October 2013 - 21:34
Switching Buck Current Controller
Why do all the servo motors I use have pole pairs and run off of VFDs on AC? Can you post your motor model for me or something comparable so I can broaden my horizons?
Sunday, 27 October 2013 - 21:11
Switching Buck Current Controller
What is the servo motor you are trying to drive with a constant 5 amps? All the servo motors I use are fed AC using a VFD. Is there even such a thing as a DC servo motor which...
Sunday, 27 October 2013 - 17:34