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Lead vs Lithium batteries - Large scale energy storage

April 25, 2017, 5:50 am

In recent times, lithium based grid scale batteries have been getting a lot of attention. It seems like lead battery technology doesn?t get its fair share of attention. Especially in Australia w... Read more »

RS downgraded web site

April 17, 2017, 11:14 pm

I've had several examples of this site adding the wrong item to the basket. Don't assume you're ordering what you think you are. Sylvia. Read more »

Re: Obituary - ----- Rod Speed

April 12, 2017, 1:35 pm

He already have. Ned Kelly's been dead 150 years. :) Rodless Rod is still alive. :)) --- This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software. https://www.avast.com/antivirus Read more »

Re: Desoldering pump to avoid

April 9, 2017, 11:01 pm

OK, I'll keep that in mind. Given the sort of nonsense I often get up to with scalpels, blunt blades are quite a possibility. -- __ __ #_ < || |< _# Read more »

Dang - missed Earth Hour again

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March 26, 2017, 7:08 am

I wish they'd advertise it better, so that I can ignore it deliberately. Sylvia. Read more »

Deliveries from RS Components, Courier's Please

March 21, 2017, 5:44 am

Usually these things either get stuffed into my letter box, or left on my doorstep, but twice recently, the tracking status says that a delivery was attempted, but that I was closed (closed? It's... Read more »

Multimeter recommendation

March 18, 2017, 2:02 am

The last multimeter I bought, a Digitech, claimed to have auto-power off, but actually just turned off the LCD, which did little to reduce its power consumption. I removed a wasteful diode that s... Read more »

NEW Australian Electronics Magazine! DIYODE

March 16, 2017, 9:12 am

In an ironic twist, I thought I'd briefly come back to an almost extinct platform (usenet) to mention the release of an almost extinct thing - A NEW Australian Electronics Magazine! Albeit in digita... Read more »

OT: Snowy Hydro

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March 16, 2017, 4:12 am

In one hour it could produce 20 times the 100 megawatts an hour expected from the battery proposed by the South Australian Government, but would deliver it constantly for almost a week, [Mr Tur... Read more »

When chosing your next bug zapper.

February 25, 2017, 8:53 pm

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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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Help required with low battery hysteresis

Hi, I'm working on a small step-up switch-mode power supply based on the MAX1797 that will use two AAs. The circuit was quite simple, until I got to the low battery hysteresis. I found an example... Read more »