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Aldi charger

December 7, 2018, 6:02 am

I have a few Aldi intelligent chargers and they blow up, has anyone else had this problem? The older of the two I can find at the moment has this. https://imgur.com/a/1DxVL0R the newer has a si... Read more »

current carrying

December 2, 2018, 1:57 pm

I am getting befuddled, I asked google about current being constant for a given cable for differing voltages it goes on about tables and derating etc Which I can find for myself. It all started ... Read more »

Current carrying capacity

December 2, 2018, 1:29 pm

No, it is *not* the same at different voltages, not by a long chalk. The voltage drop for a given current at a given length *is* the same. Neglecting the issue of waste heat, this means that the vo... Read more »

Electric Mushrooms

November 12, 2018, 9:49 pm

A bit more complicated than with lemons, but: http://www.3ders.org/articles/20181112-bionic-mushrooms-covered-in-3d-printed-cyanobacteria-produce-bio-electricity.html Researchers at Stevens Institu... Read more »

Samsung LA19R71B not accepting antenna input

November 5, 2018, 9:18 am

The Samsung LA19R71B is a 19 LCD TV. I was using it with the RF output of my Commodore C64C. Channel search works but no channels are detected. Read more »

Ponder this.

October 5, 2018, 3:46 pm

https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2018/10/large-scale-wind-power-has-its-down-side/ Read more »

TOA ER-58 Megaphone Microphone

August 21, 2018, 8:01 am

I've been trying to get an old ex-army megaphone going. As is, you press the talk button on the mic and hear a pop from the speaker, but can scream for all your life and not get anything else out ... Read more »

So much for the global lithium shortage

July 8, 2018, 1:17 am

I can't rember if this was the newsgroup that had the thread. Warning, don't have a cuppa in your hand whilst listening. http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/scienceshow/lithium-boom-for- ... Read more »

Car Toys

June 24, 2018, 3:53 am

What do people have in the add on electronics device area? We've just take delivery of a new vehicle that networks' via bluetooth and USB; aka icons in smartphone manual indicate ipod, apple car ... Read more »

Float charge 12v car battery?

June 21, 2018, 1:47 am

I have a 'parts car' that has a good battery that I don't want to die due to negligence. I don't have a battery charger and was wondering if I can re-purpose an Asian LED driver and laptop PSU to... Read more »

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LabTool-48 programmer software

Does anyone happen to have version 4.67 of the driver software for the genuine Advantech LabTool-48 programmer ( NOT the 48UX/48UXP, NOT the Dataman or any other Chinese clone)? They (AEC) took it o... Read more »


Equipment Exchange Bulletin from the 1960's

Some of you will remember the amazing Equipment Exchange Bulletin from Tasmania in the 60/70's. In this months Amateur Radio Magazine there's an brief piece about the passing of Ralf Gunther VK7RG w... Read more »


Casio atc-1000 manual reqd.

Does anyone have a manual for this rather funky watch - can work most of it out but as it can do so much need the manual. There was a copy floating around the net on geocities but searching produces ... Read more »


Phil's design in EA Dec1987

Hi Phil, (you know who you are) Just looked a an old Circuit Design Idea in EA - Fast Peak Limiter Was that you? ---- Joe Read more »


Kenwood N.B. circuit.- Please expliain!

Greetings group. Could someone please explain the function of the N.B. circuit button on a Kenwood stereo. I have a customer who believes it resets the stereo after it has been moved, because the ste... Read more »


TEAC remote control

Got a circa 10 years old Teac TV that goes fine but a remote stopped working. Looks like fiddling with the resonator brings it to life for a moment - anyone knows what part/what frequency I should ... Read more »



Another good one last night. They did ship-sinking experiments, and several versions of an exploding trombone. SBS television in Australia is now referring to Mythbusters as their cult phonomenon. Read more »


Phone socket wiring

Hello, I have an old extension phone socket to which there is only one wire attached at present. The phone that plugs into it only has two pins with metal on them (the outside ones) plus the large pl... Read more »


Bad batteries bounce

http://www.geeksaresexy.net/2014/09/07/a-very-simple-way-to-test-if-your-alkaline-batteries-are-dead-or-not/ -- Read more »


Godzilla lives underneath Japan.?

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Godzilla lives underneath Japan.? This quake video is really worth looking at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6K6JcAB9T0 Cheers Don... ============================== -- Don McKenzie Site Map... Read more »