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  1. Hello all, I've arrived here after what feels like hours of scouring the web for the info I'm after but I feel like I'm just not getting the search terms right or something. So here I am, first time poster hoping for some guidance to what I think should be a simple question? more: dự án iris garden mỹ đình I'm actually a chainsaw carver but have been known to solder a circuit board to some stepper motors and wire up cars and boats and bikes so I'm not afraid of electrical stuff and know my way around heat shrink, heat sinks and connectors. I'm currently working on a carving with some built in illumination using EL wire and fiber optic end glow cables. It's the fiber optics that has me here today - more specifically, the LEDs which I'll be using to illuminate the fibers. The EL wire is powered by one of those "iPhone" cube adapters which as far as I know are 5v outputs at 1 amp. The USB cable plugs into the EL wire laser module (its laser wire, not actually EL wire). Switch power on, the wire glows. Easy enough. more: du an my dinh plaza 2 My question is regarding the LEDs for the fiber optic cable. I've purchased cheap little "fiber optic desk lamp" decor bits which have an RGB trio of LEDs powered by three AA batteries. If I cut open a USB cable to pull the power leads, will I be able to power these with another if those little USB cubes? What I don't know is the amp requirements of the LEDs since I'm just hacking apart a "toy". Is it possible that they are 3v LEDs? Or would they be 5v? I've only got two to run, about 36" away from each other so I was hoping to have one central plug location and run power to the LED boards by connecting wire. Alternatively, does anyone know a source for solar rechargeable, three AA battery power packs like those found on solar garden string lights? I could just buy the whole thing and snip off the lights but what I'd rather do is completely dismantle everything so I could remote-locate the panel up top where it'll get the sun. And why buy the lights only to snip them off? more: chung cư athena fulland Lots in here already, sorry for the long post. I just don't know where to look to find my answers here. Thought maybe someone here could help or point me in the right direction. I promise photos once the project is complete!
  2. Hello! This is my first electronic question. The image I have attached should be self-explanatory for a better understanding of my project. However, I need to know do I have to add any additional cable? more: iris garden trần hữu dực I am going to utilize 3 lap top computers (A, B, & C) and connected computer A to B with a USB 3.0 cable. Then I will also connect computer B to C with a USB 3.0 cable. I am going to access data from computer A with computer B. Then I will access data from computer B with computer C. I am utilizing MS Excel on all lab top computers. I will have all three lap top computers with the AC chargers plugged on. QUESTION: Will the USB 3.0 cables get too hot? If so, what cables should I use instead or what additional cables should I get? more: chung cu my dinh plaza 2 SPECS: Software: Microsoft Excel 2013 Hardware: 3 HP Pavilion lap top computer System: Windows 10 Network: The computers are NOT line only more: chung cu eco dream nguyen xien Sincerely,
  3. Hello, The following below document (RDR-32) is for a 150W PFC’d LED streetlight. Its noticeable that the schematic on page 8 simply shows the earth connection being simply connected directly to the neutral. Surely this is not wise as RCD’s could be tripped? more: mỹ đình plaza 2 Surely for the sake of common mode noise mitigation, it would be best to have Y capacitors from live and neutral being connected to the earth connection? The schematic on page 8 shows no Y capacitors in the mains input section. Isn’t this a missed trick? Another point is that in a streetlight, the pole itself is earthed, and the streetlight head itself is inevitably metal and is directly fasted to the earthed pole. In other words, the metal casing of the streetlight head is also earthed. It surely makes sense, to use the metal head of the streetlight as a heatsink. –If one does not do this, then one has to isolate the metal head of the streetlight from the earthed pole, and surely this is a waste of time? more: chung cư pcc1 triều khúc Anyway, the RDR-32 document never speaks about using the earthed streetlight metal as a heatsink. Indeed, for the PFC stage, it recommends heatsinking the Boost FET and diode bridge to primary side DC bus ground. –Surely this is missing a trick?......i mean, you have a big chunky metal streetlight head, why haven’t they used it is a heatsink? Is it because they fear getting more common mode noise if they use an earthed heatsink for heatsinking the power switching FETs? Even then, surely it would be best to still use the earthed streetlight enclosure as a heatsink, and then just use a bigger common mode choke in order to mitigate the common mode noise problem? more: eco dream nguyễn xiển I mean, they have a big metal streetlight..why are they not using the streetlight superstructure itself as the heatsink?...i’s going to be there anyway. I appreciate that its earthed but earthed heatsinks are not at all uncommon.
  4. After recently becoming somewhat broke, my wife and I were forced to settle in a small town in a very Wild-Westy part of New Zealand: Deepest darkest Southland. Like many of the inhabitants of this hillbilliyish community, our hard-smoking, hard-drinking, benefit-frauding 'neighbours' on the north side, are unable to function without a constant diet of loud 'music'. more: dự án eco dream (I use the term 'music' in the loosest possible way. It's just repetitive, thumping noise) I won't detail all of the hoops we've jumped through to try and get this racket to cease. Suffice to say we've exhausted almost all options, except, of course, moving elsewhere. We can't afford it. more: chung cư mỹ đình 2 However, it occurred to me that, as these trogs like their noise so much, it might be helpful if I were to amplify the waves that beam over the fence, and feed it back to them. I have a fairly powerful amp and a few spare speakers, but I'm sure I can cobble together something else if it's required. Advice will be appreciated. more: chung cư eco dream city
  5. hi would anyone know the answer to this . During a thunderstorm my girlfriend had breaker for the outlet for use near the sink OK the power surge tripped the breaker in the bathroom . She has a leaded glass night light that she puts there if nothing else is being used it has a switch on it . Well she told me in the morning that it was not working so i reset it Went to check to see if outlet was hot by plugging in the hair dryer IT WORKED THE Light STILL DID NOT . So i went to the kitchen with the bathroom stain glass light with the switch plugged it in it to my surprise it worked. WHEN i tried in the bathroom now it worked .COOL So works now my job is done. MY QUESTION IS why did this happen did something in the light have to be reset after the thunder storm or was it the outlet ?What was keeping the light from getting power and it was very low power one was a low wt bulb and a hairdryer would work that draws so much more worked well the whole time providing the power was on This is strange to me. Tags: chung cư pcc1 thanh xuân, eco dream
  6. Ill limit you with the boring details, but I have an electronic device that I can attach to my bike tire and it produces power and in return it can apply resistance to my wheel to simulate a steep hill or I must produce a certain number of watts. Its a great tool for training.... I heard a pop and then took apart the unit to find a burned spot on the PCB. I later found the fried SMD melted to the inside of the plastic housing. Looking at everything, I found a part number for the replacement resistor and I plan on ordering that first. Ive never had to solder or mess with SMD parts before so I need advice on what to do, and what not to do. Im sure this was caused by an over-voltage, but Im extremely green, so if anyone can tell me what I should be checking out in addition to the resistor it would be greatly appreciated. Finally, what should I do about the hug burn on the PCB? Replacing the PCB is more than I have to spend, so I have to repair it. Recap: I burned a resistor off the pcb, I want to repair it, what else should be checked, how do I clean the huge burn? mehr lesen: toyota fortuner 2017, hyundai 1.9 tan Click this image to show the full-size ve
  7. Hi, I need to measure the strain in concrete beams. For this purpose I have purchased data acquisition system with a complementary 1/4 whetstone bridge circuit. The complementary circuit consists of 3 resistors of 120 ohm each. My strain gauge is 120 ohm and the gauge factor (k) is 2.11. The data acquisition system is modern and digital. Now, after connecting the strain gauge to the complementary circuit and exerts excitation (Ue) of 2.0 V (output) to the whetstone circuit and then loading the beam so that strain happens and the data acquisition system reads the voltage from the whetstone bridge (Ua)(input) that varies due to the strain in the strain gauge, my question is: Is it possible to use the formula: strain=4 Ua/(k . Ue) Why should I do calibration? and why the strain is not programmed to be calculated automatically to the above formula? The data acquisition system requests the k, Ue and the whetstone bridge type (1/4, 1/2, or full) so that it has all the necessary information for calculating the strain but will not work without calibration data!
  8. Hello all, I am sure many have seen the debates on the internet by the car audio guys of the cheaper CCA wires vs pure copper wires when used to deliver high amp DC current. I am here to ask your opinion based on my situation. I have a 300w solar array, 400ah of 12v batteries, and a 50ft round trip circuit to my 2000w AC inverter using 1/0 AWG copper clad aluminum wires which I put together 2 years ago and is functioning off-grid correctly. I went with cheaper CCA vs welding wire or marine wire at the time because of the cost. After reading and watching many CCA (copper clad aluminum) vs OSF (oxygen free copper) videos, I was concerned my cables and crimp connections were a fire hazard. I went ahead and inspected all my connections and found zero marks of heat or corrosion. I also tried to run my circuit at maximum load (12V-150A) for a prolonged period and there was no heating up at any of the connectors or in the cables. The cons about CCA wire that people were mainly bringing up are: 1. the corrosion of the aluminum at the crimp terminals, which in turn creates resistance and heat. 2. higher resistance of aluminum causes higher voltage drop over distance, and heating of the lines. All my connections are heat shrunk, I found no signs of corrosion or heat damage after inspection after 2 years of use. The next thing is voltage drop. Many on the 'internet' claim that CCA cables have high voltage drop when it comes to delivering DC over distance. I did a volt meter test and this is what I found: All chargers and loads off: At the battery terminals: 13.01V At the inverter terminals 25ft away: 12.98V (50ft total distance including positive and ground lines of 1.0 AWG copper clad aluminum wire) My question is: should I go through the trouble of rewiring my entire setup ? Is it unsafe ? Am I losing performance ? It's about 600$ worth of cable, connectors and supplies where I am. All my wiring is nicely secured using adel clamps and terminated with quality connectors and I really don't want to rip it all apart. Tags: xe tai van dongben, gia toyota fortuner 2017, gia mitsubishi new outlander 2017
  9. Bad quality breadboard?

    Hello! I recently got an Off-brand arduino kit as my first taste of electronics. It came with the board, components like LEDs resisters, breadboard, jumper wires etc... the problem is that when I try to plug some things into the breadboard, it rarely works. I struggle to plug anything in and when I do, I pretty much have to hope that I plugged it in right, have to check all the connections constantly and plug some of them half way to get it to work. the most I've been able to do is three flashing LEDs. It is so scetchy that if I bump the table a tiny bit, it stops working and I have to redo the entire thing. In a month, I will get a actual Genuino Starter Kit to replace this one. My question is, are good quality breadboards easier to work with. In every video I've seen, they pretty much just plug the electonics in and it instantly works. Is it really that simple, or more like the experience I already got? Tags: giá xe toyota fortuner 2017, xe tai 8 tan isuzu, giá xe toyota vios 2017
  10. Hi All My ViewSonic monitor quit working and I know it is many times a capacitor issue and in the ViewSonic case, in the power supply unit. I pulled the power supply and I can see various locations where capacitors/other components leaked. I posted a picture of what I found and have a few questions about the components. The arrow labeled "A" points to three components that appear to have leaked. What type of a component are they? The arrow labeled "B" (middle bottom up arrow) points to another light blue component. This is a capacitor, yes? The last arrow "C" points to the leakage in the area of the large capacitor and a light blue component. The capacitor looks fine with no "bulging" but the light blue component is not big enough to supplied that magnitude of spillage. Any comments on how to address the issue there? Finally, I am wondering if the magnitude of failure is worth trying to fix. A new monitor of this size is $100-$140. Thanks for helping me learn. Tags: hd700 đông lạnh, giá toyota vios 2017, hyundai hd72
  11. Hello everyone, It's been years since I've posted here, and I remember there was a "chit chat" forum, but couldn't find it; please move my post to an adequate forum if it doesn't really belong here. I am working on the translation—from English to Spanish—of the essay "Demystifying Single-Supply OpAmp design" for a course in my Alma Mater, and I would like to know if it would be okay to post it, after it's finished, in a freelancer website as a sample of my work. The essay is found free at the EDN Network website, but since I probably have to post somehow the original for reference and I'm still not sure if it's okay to provide a link for it, I'm still not sure if it would be okay, really; I don't know of the possible legal issues of it. I won't be using it to claim authorship or anything, just reference. Thanks in advance. Tags: xe toyota camry 2016, xe tai dong lanh, gia xe toyota yaris 2017
  12. I just bought a new house. On one wall in the kitchen is panel with 3 switches. I have know what 2 of the switches do (both are ceiling lights), but the third one does not seem to do anything at all. My first thought was that it controlled one of the outlets in the kitchen or family room right next to the kitchen, but after taking a small lamp around to every outlet that I could find I could not identify what the switch was for. During my testing, every outlet tested had power and lit up the lamp ( I did not test the voltage at the outlets, though). So the next thing I did was take the cover plate off the switch panel and tested the voltage going to the switch in question. I tested by touching the wires going into the switch without removing them from the switch. With the switch in the on position I got zero voltage (Actually it was 0.016V), but when I put the switch in the off position I got 60.2V. I am not an electrician so I have no idea what this means. I do know that there are different types of switches (2-way and 3-way) and the one in question is a standard single switch. Now while I was checking the Voltage I did notice that some of the plastic body of the switch was cracked and broken and some of the material was actually missing. So I guess I have a couple of questions: 1. What would cause the voltage to only be 60.2V? 2. Could the broken material on the switch be causing what I am seeing? 3. How can I possibly determine what this switch is supposed to control? This is of course a very hard question for folks to answer but I am hoping maybe there is some trick for figuring this out. I am just worried that there may be some 'hidden' problem in the walls. Don't want an electrical fire. Thank you for any help you can give me. Tags: gia xe yaris 2017, hyundai hd700 đồng vàng, giá toyota camry 2016
  13. Hello, Yesterday I was watching a movie, and my HK AVR 147 just stopped working, and I could heard the relay switching off. I turn off the amplifier, and turn it on after 2 minutes, and it started to work for about a couple of seconds, and stopped again (again with a relay noise). Now, it doesn't work at all. I power the amplifier, it stays on standby (amber color). When I hit the button to start the amplifier, it turns blue, but with no relay switching noise. After 10 seconds, it returns automaticaly to Standby mode, with the amber color. Could anyone help me on this matter? I already checked the fuse, and it's OK. Tags: giá xe hd700, toyota altis 2016, xe hyundai hd72