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Forum: Electronic Component Discussion 09-12-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 276
Posted By Digerati
Well, I have nothing more to offer than my...

Well, I have nothing more to offer than my previous suggestions. Good luck, and let us know how your solution works.
Forum: Electronic Component Discussion 09-11-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 276
Posted By Digerati
Huh? That would be good, not bad. But the real...

Huh? That would be good, not bad. But the real point there is to buy a quality PSU from a reputable maker. Or find another vendor selling different brands with specs that meet your needs.

But I...
Forum: Electronic Component Discussion 09-11-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 276
Posted By Digerati
How is that bad news? The power factor variable...

How is that bad news? The power factor variable is just a fact of life (if not Law of Physics) when powering with AC vs DC.

One of the worst things you can do is under power as that definitely...
Forum: Electronic Component Discussion 09-10-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 276
Posted By Digerati
But provides no regulation, or automated output...

But provides no regulation, or automated output voltage selection whatsoever on its own. So it's what goes with the txfmr that adds the cost, and for the most part, determines the quality of the...
Forum: Electronic Component Discussion 09-10-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 276
Posted By Digerati
Me either.

Me either.
Forum: Electronic Component Discussion 09-09-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 276
Posted By Digerati
I think your friend is guessing, and it is not a...

I think your friend is guessing, and it is not a good guess either.

If the specs claim a low input side of 160, then that is what you should go by, not your friend's guess. I would suspect if the...
Forum: Electronic Component Discussion 07-29-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 761
Posted By Digerati
@electrolytic - note you have dredged up a thread...

@electrolytic - note you have dredged up a thread that has been dormant for more than 10 months. If you want to be of help, I would urge you stick with currently active threads, or start a new topic...
Forum: Electronic Component Discussion 07-28-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 675
Posted By Digerati
No, they make it about the bottom line; profit. ...

No, they make it about the bottom line; profit.

It is because of marketing weenies there are so many inaccurate terms out there that I feel cause confusion for the newbies and the experienced out...
Forum: Electronic Component Discussion 07-27-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 675
Posted By Digerati
NO! That is not a valid conclusion. Or rather,...

NO! That is not a valid conclusion. Or rather, those are not, by far, the only logical conclusions.

Labor costs, costs of raw materials, facilities, transportation, location location location,...
Forum: Electronic Component Discussion 07-27-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 675
Posted By Digerati
If it moves, it needs cooling. So of course that...

If it moves, it needs cooling. So of course that includes mechanical things like fans (which are self cooling) and hard drives with spinning motors. In electrical circuits and devices, electrons...
Forum: Electronic Component Discussion 07-26-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 675
Posted By Digerati
Unless there is a manufacturing defect or the...

Unless there is a manufacturing defect or the device was physically damaged somewhere along the way, proper cooling plays a key role for all electronics, not just caps. And sadly, keeping the...
Forum: Electronic Component Discussion 05-29-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By Digerati
What I found most interesting is that device was...

What I found most interesting is that device was first introduced in 1978, and for all practical purposes, has remained unchanged for 36 years! That indicates to me, a remarkable bit of design and...
Forum: Electronic Component Discussion 04-20-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By Digerati
Well, I am afraid I am still confused. You want...

Well, I am afraid I am still confused. You want the inserted plug (which you don't have yet) to physically move a contact in a socket (which you don't have yet either) until it contacts a 2nd contact...
Forum: Electronic Component Discussion 04-20-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By Digerati
That's an odd question. There are probably many...

That's an odd question. There are probably many 1000s!!!! Most DC connections are 2 wire and many low voltage AC are two wire. Speakers, microphone, even your everyday table lamp uses 2 wire...
Forum: Electronic Component Discussion 03-27-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By Digerati
. It "throws" two circuits - hence SPDT. A power...

. It "throws" two circuits - hence SPDT. A power indicator should not be lit if power is off.

Yes, you need a rectifier. But a tiny diode can easily fit inside that switch.
Forum: Electronic Component Discussion 03-25-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By Digerati
A "rocket" switch? What? It takes off when you...

A "rocket" switch? What? It takes off when you flip it??? ;) I am assuming you meant "rocker" (really "toggle") switch?

You cannot assume the voltages are just DC just by looking at it, or just...
Forum: Electronic Component Discussion 03-04-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By Digerati
Well, I would hate to jump to conclusions with...

Well, I would hate to jump to conclusions with assumptions, but yeah, if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck...!
Forum: Electronic Component Discussion 03-04-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By Digerati
Well, I'm am not sure the purpose of this post,...

Well, I'm am not sure the purpose of this post, but sadly, it is not accurate.

Sorry, but that is not correct at all. An electric motor (any motor, not just electric) is used to convert energy...
Forum: Electronic Component Discussion 02-15-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,000
Posted By Digerati
Well, you can tell by the last line in my sig my...

Well, you can tell by the last line in my sig my position on heat - so I agree about cheap, hot running PSUs.

Overtaxed is a different issue, however, as that is the computer assembler's (or...
Forum: Electronic Component Discussion 02-14-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,000
Posted By Digerati
Decades? That would be nice, but that is not...

Decades? That would be nice, but that is not realistic as a "norm". While I agree fan and cap failures are more common, I would also note I have had a fair share of rectifier failures too.
Forum: Electronic Component Discussion 02-13-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,000
Posted By Digerati
Because the rest of the components inside are 5...

Because the rest of the components inside are 5 years old too. While 5 may not be old, it is not new either.

By doing the labor yourself, you will save some money - but if you factor in the value...
Forum: Electronic Component Discussion 02-12-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,000
Posted By Digerati
"Only"??? Well, that's BS! Clearly by a clueless...

"Only"??? Well, that's BS! Clearly by a clueless person - or a marketing/PR weenie trying to put a favorable "spin" on the storyline.

What would that wrong treatment be? There are no "user...
Forum: Electronic Component Discussion 02-12-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,000
Posted By Digerati
@bord - Are you considering recapping just for...

@bord - Are you considering recapping just for the experience or challenge? I ask because I don't think recapping a 5 year old PSU would be very cost effective.
Forum: Electronic Component Discussion 10-25-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,469
Posted By Digerati
Yeah, compared to other ESR testers, I agree the...

Yeah, compared to other ESR testers, I agree the price is "cheap". Plus it has just two "big" buttons and auto-range sensing with no knobs to set. With my eyes at my age, that's a very good thing! ;)
Forum: Electronic Component Discussion 10-25-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,469
Posted By Digerati
Considering the Honeytek can be found for under...

Considering the Honeytek can be found for under $20, not sure I would call the ESR70 "cheap". But I think the price can be justified if you have a need to test caps frequently.

That said,...
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