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MPS A06 Free

August 22, 2017, 1:56 am

https://www.fairchildsemi.com/datasheets/MP/MPSA06.pdf Contact me private. Read more »

Re: Is iPhone a simple, naive electronic gadget or a data safe?

August 18, 2017, 2:55 pm

...and wtf does this have to do with Windows 10? Read more »

an answer for those fiddly little micro USB connectors

August 12, 2017, 5:44 pm

Awhile ago I complained about the USB micro connector that my tablet uses to charge, since it's a pain in the ass to align (at my age) and easy to destroy the tablet's jack. Well it seems there's ... Read more »

Trends In Mechanical Design Influenced By Electronics

August 9, 2017, 6:26 pm

During the late 19th - 20th Centuries every inventor seemed to be looking f or a clever dual purpose that might simplify things, reduce the number of p arts and materials. Some were quite good, i.... Read more »

FM transmitter Repair

August 7, 2017, 6:54 pm

HI guys, I have attempted a repair on an FM transmitter. I replaced TR2,(shorted) VR1,(10.7 V output, VR1 is a SMD L78L09), and R4, it looked overheated, measured OK. I fired it up and the... Read more »

cutting metal

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July 28, 2017, 5:46 pm

Doing a home project, I need to cut some aluminum. It's a strip 1/20 thick, 2 wide. I have to cut it in two, that is, a straight 2 cut. Should I seek a specialized handsaw for this job? Or a ... Read more »

Power factor for rectifier/capacitor input

July 28, 2017, 3:45 am

Power supplies that take AC line power, rectify it to DC and then use a DC-DC converter to generate whatever output is desired seem fairly common. Those that I've dissected don't seem to have any ... Read more »

Alternator Output Drops Above 45 C After 75 km

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July 19, 2017, 4:15 pm

After 50 - 75 km driving the ignition system starts to fail. Pull over and wait 2 minutes and then another 50 km is possible _without lights_. It's hard to imagine anything cooling off in just 2 mi... Read more »

Honda Battery Charging

July 14, 2017, 4:56 pm

Looks like Honda finally started 'charging' their batteries... ...Jim Thompson -- I'm looking for work... see my website. Th... Read more »

Electrify the fence; problem solved?

July 13, 2017, 3:46 pm

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/woman-dies-after-jet-engine-air-blast/ar-BBEkmRB Read more »

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Soldering Copper to Phosphor Bronze

Does anyone know if soldering copper wire to Phosphor-Bronze make a solid and reliable electrical connection? Would it make much of a difference if the copper wire is stranded or solid? If there is a... Read more »


Software for PIC 16F876

Hello, I want to built a simple datalogger with a PIC 16F876, and found a nice schema on the net. My problem: te software (source) is written in C, but i need a hex files to program the PIC processor... Read more »


Where to buy a small wheel hub motor?

Specifically, where can I buy a high quality small wheel hub motor (with wheel) like the one used for powered Trikkes? http://www.trikke.com/hd_2/Refurbished-Trikkes/Tribred-E-Kit-Upgrade http://www... Read more »


Best Light for reading?

When choosing a Flourescent Bulb for a Task Light what is the best for reading.......my choices are 2700 Kelvin, 3000, 3500, or 4100..... Read more »


Questions in regard to Art of Electronics

I recently started teaching myself electronics in my spare time with the help of The Art of Electronics and its student manual. I have worked my way through the first chapters, but I have some questi... Read more »


How do you test a capacitor?

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Just bought a generator and it failed within two hours of usage. Mfg. say maybe capacitor and will ship a new one. But am not sure. I have a voltmeter with capacitor readings. Know how to test for re... Read more »


Thought experiment-will this work?

I think I pretty much understand how induction motors work. A typical single phase motor has a start winding that is approximately in quadrature electrically to the run winding. This provides the p... Read more »


HC08 development under Linux

I've always been singularly impressed by the people who can make lights blink and robots roll and whatnot. I've been trying a foray into that world for about a month now on and off with the apparen... Read more »


Satellite radio - radio validation

I'm curious, can someone provide a simple several paragraph, basic explanation of how satellite radio authentication works? eg. If the radio is only a receiver and I cancel my subscription how does ... Read more »


will shortening a soldering iron heating rod cause a problem?

I need to shorten the end of my solder iron so i have more control of direction and make it more like a pen.....can i cut it down so my fingers are nearer the tip without causing a problem.....though... Read more »