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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 »

I thought that it was only the HiFi world that was into this sort of juju

May 29, 2020, 12:55 am

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/05/5g-conspiracy-theorists-sell-350-usb-stick-to-fight-electric-fog/ Read more »

What is this called?

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May 3, 2020, 8:52 am

This attachment allows a cable to pass through a panel, and clamp the cable into position. https://www.dropbox.com/s/6oqur05lcxkj8rn/T_cOutside.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/l5fgijlnfa9rnzw/... Read more »

Ventilation on live equipment

May 3, 2020, 2:13 am

I'm building something for use at home that contains a thermistor at mains potential. It's being used to sense room temperature, so ideally gets some air flow. I can't find any guidelines/rules r... Read more »


April 23, 2020, 12:26 pm

The wife started complaining that one of the LED globes in the dining room was flashing. These globes are Aldi specials bought about 5 years ago (very reliable), I thought that she meant that it ... Read more »

iPhone SUPER discounts

April 20, 2020, 6:21 pm

*** iPhone SUPER-SPECIAL-DISCOUNT 80% OFF --- UNBEATABLE SUPER-PRICES !!! *** Save LOTS OF CASH on a wide collections of iPhones, 80% off everything must go to make place of next generation iPhone ... Read more »

Re: multi voltage power adaptor

April 16, 2020, 7:16 am

Why is that significant? there's over 200 commercial vineyards in the UK today so they grow well enough today. Without trucks and trains the romans would be consuming mostly locally produced wine... Read more »

6V power cord into 5V device?

April 12, 2020, 8:58 am

I have a small bluetooth speaker which has a small hole to put a charger in it which says 5V. If I use a 6V charger in it, what is going to happen? 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 »