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Fight the coronavirus 100% and save LOTS of CASH -- Combattez le coronaviru...

March 28, 2020, 1:21 pm

Protect yourself and your loved ones ! KILL the coronavirus right now ! And save LOTS OF CASH New tested, scientificly proven and amazing antivirus against coronavirus using Chloroquine and Colchi... Read more »

Power Factor Correction

March 9, 2020, 11:38 am

Hello, all. I'm an EE by trade but have never worked with, nor designed, AC power distribution systems. On overhead medium-voltage (say up to 69 kV) lines one often sees banks of subject capaci... Read more »


February 24, 2020, 12:02 pm

Figuratively speaking the rise decided by the run needs reworking. -- CDI #0M39344 Read more »

Negative 48 Volts DC

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January 25, 2020, 5:24 pm

Is anyone willing to explain Negative 48 Volts DC? I'm trying to learn about it because we're using it for a few things at work and I'd like to better understand what we're working with than sim... Read more »

Re: OT. Antenna tester

December 11, 2019, 11:41 pm

@mid.individual.net: Pretty smart little presentation sheet. Cool job. Read more »

Jacobs ladder variable frequency and duty cycle effects

December 3, 2019, 8:46 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uh_Df8tsH4M Jacobs ladder and the effects of frequency and duty cycle. -- We all have dreams. Is yours worth pursuing? Read more »

Jacobs ladder in the dark

December 3, 2019, 8:46 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ll8guReWvFQ Jacobs ladder in the dark -- 'Such is life' - Ned Kelly's last words upon being hanged Read more »

High voltage demonstration

October 29, 2019, 6:09 am

This is a high voltage demonstration using an inexpensive car ignition coil being driven by a variable frequency, duty cycle and amplitude 555 based mosfet circuit. Circuit schematic: https://w... Read more »

(OT) AnonCoward - My home brew circuit; an adjustable coil driver

October 29, 2019, 4:36 am

Here's my video: https://youtu.be/KcWrrlTRFdM And this is the schematic to my circuit: https://www.imgpaste.net/image/r0yOs http://al.howardknight.net/?ID=157172565900 Now take a look at t... Read more »

Where do you source 35 Amp 220VAC circuit breakers that are NOT in typical ...

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October 27, 2019, 9:08 pm

Where do you source circuit breakers that are NOT in typical box stores? o Carling AA3-B0-24-635-5D1-C (do you have a decoder for that number?) PG&E has currently cut the power to us in California ... Read more »

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smps controller IC datasheet?

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oem power supply, 31.5 vdc 1.5 A. I want to change the output to 24 v. There is one 8-pin IC, labeled: 230D1 PUICO I don't see a datasheet anywhere for this. Any ideas? Thanks, Dave Read more »

Wiring a contactor for Push Buttons.

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I have a GE Contactor CR306Y1 with heaters that I am trying to wire for my motor starter. I understand how to energize the coil but can not find the other tap so I can integrate a start AND stop pus... Read more »

resistance of a tungsten filament?

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When a tungsten filament is giivng off light, does its resistance vary significantly over a voltage range from 100V to 130V? On our pro video list we've been having a discussion concerning current fl... Read more »

Excessive brush wear on DC motor.

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Greetings! We have a field excitation DC motor on our SAMP machine. We are experiencing 1 brush on the DC motor to be wearing out a lot faster than the other 3. (My understanding is that the brush t... Read more »

led belt buckle hack

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Bought one of those LED belt buckles...not to wear! I want to hook it up to a serial line and control it from a pc. My hope was that there were some dev points on the board that I could tap into. ... Read more »

Racking out of motor starter?? How?

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I need to take the overcurrents off a motor starter in an MCC. The problem I have is that the motor starter is racked into a live 600 Volt bus. I want to know if I can rack out the motor starter with... Read more »


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Hi: Has anyone heard about what ever became of ETCON's AFCI Tester (or more recently: ETCON AF120 ARC-FAULT TRIPPER AND RECEPTACLE TESTER)? Mike Holt's blog. As follows... Underwriters Laboratorie... Read more »

3-phase corner-grounded delta questions

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When wiring up electrical service configured as 3-phase corner-grounded delta, it would seem that the appropriate way to connect overcurrent protection would be to make the 2 ungrounded wired breakab... Read more »

South Korea 380V Power line colour code

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Appreciate if anyone can help me. I am looking for information on colour code used in south Korea 380V 3 phase power line. I am used to the BS standard that is red, yellow and blue phase with neutral... Read more »

Actual Ampacity Rating ROMEX SIMPull Type NM-B in a residential attic.

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Please help me keep from tearing my hair out. I am installing a subpanel in an existing, small 22 by 8 foot (176 sqft) addition to my home. The original wiring was not done to code and has since b... Read more »

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