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ebay liars

May 9, 2021, 6:34 am

I have been trying to get a cheap clamp meter that is capable of DC current but almost all add are untrue.No matter how I phrase the question they almost all say dc current but are not except for... Read more »

Aussies Love EVs ?

March 28, 2021, 9:12 am

Hi, well, no they don't - there are hardly any here. Hybrids are popular, with taxis and fleet vehicles. But this guy is an engineer with bit of an attitude. Some time ago he bough... Read more »

Element 14 Q?

March 26, 2021, 5:28 am

Hi, have Element 14 outsourced their Sydney call centre ? Every gal who answers seems to have an Asian accent. Used to be a shining example of how to do the job right with an all Aussie staff. ... Read more »

One for TW

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March 25, 2021, 8:43 am

Hi, Trevor Wilson's favorite movie is The Dish I like it a lot too. Set in 1969, it's an absolute, Aussie classic. ( Only thing maybe better was Don's Party ) Well, the dish techs out a... Read more »

automotive relay types confusion

March 16, 2021, 9:36 am

I was looking at Jaycar and Altronics. They both sell automotive relays, and the datasheets for them describe the pinout as Form A. However they are what auto-electricians call type B. Read more »

No More TO-3 Voltage Regulators?

September 4, 2020, 4:11 am

Looking for a replacement LM340K-24 fixed 24V 1A linear regulator for my bench power supply I've dicovered that TO-3 voltage regulators seem to be in the last stages of disappearing entirely. Look... Read more »

R-cores come from Mars ?

July 30, 2020, 12:30 am

Hi, former regular poster here ( plus PITA) and now U-tube superstar David L. Jones is a barrel of laughs. 6 minutes into this RECENT vid, he discovers a R-core transformer in a tear down. Havi... Read more »

Serious power dirt cheap

June 30, 2020, 1:33 am

There are a bunch of used HP common rail power supplies for sale on eBay. They have a 12v output at 62 amps (750 watts) and you can get one for less than $30 post free. Made by HP for data centre... Read more »

Shipping from China

June 12, 2020, 12:21 pm

Is it just my imagination or are shipping fees from Chinese suppliers going up? The options for shipping a display only included DHL at $26, slightly more than the item itself, and a very small G... Read more »

Who likes Aussie V8s ?

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June 9, 2020, 11:31 am

Hi, V8 Commodore, rallying: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBx2MLC_wdE&t=3s .... Phil 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 »


OT: Incorrect Energy Australia TOU bill calculation

Just a heads up. I've noticed that Energy Australia are failing to apply daylight saving time when calculating the bills for their TOU customers. If you're on such a tariff, then depending on yo... 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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »