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  Topic: Anybody know about inverters?
Hairyloon

Replies: 12
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PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Jul 17, 19 12:17 am   Subject: Anybody know about inverters?
i might dip into my pocket a bit deeper, apart from output quality the energy losses between battery and appliance are less with a decent mid range one which can matter if you have limited charging c ...
  Topic: Anybody know about inverters?
Hairyloon

Replies: 12
Views: 1130
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Jul 16, 19 5:12 pm   Subject: Anybody know about inverters?
unless it is an expensive inverter the time and parts to mend it might be a false economy, if one bit is snuffed there will be other bits ready to pop

I was kind of thinking that. There are various ...
  Topic: Anybody know about inverters?
Hairyloon

Replies: 12
Views: 1130
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Jul 16, 19 2:20 pm   Subject: Anybody know about inverters?
put the scope away. you might kill it.

Shouldn't do, as long as I poke it in the right holes...

a possible one problem fits both symptoms would be the inverter electronics have broken and decide ...
  Topic: Anybody know about inverters?
Hairyloon

Replies: 12
Views: 1130
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Jul 15, 19 7:57 pm   Subject: Anybody know about inverters?
put a meter on the inverter out put , check for 230v (ish). dont get zapped...
About 160V.
I've got a scope here, but it's not mine and it's only rated to 20V.
Could use a divider, but I'm not enti ...
  Topic: Abandoned BitCoin mine...
Hairyloon

Replies: 13
Views: 1423
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Mon Jul 08, 19 3:02 pm   Subject: Abandoned BitCoin mine...
The basic difference between ASIC and GPU is a GPU is a general purpose bit of silicon an ASIC much more hardwired, so an ASIC will do a particular coin very well, but only that coin. A GPU can do any ...
  Topic: Anybody know about inverters?
Hairyloon

Replies: 12
Views: 1130
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sat Jul 06, 19 7:12 am   Subject: Anybody know about inverters?
small cheap red hot wire heating element switch gear plastic thin metal bits , i aint seen yours but i have killed a few with those criteria
Nah, the switching is with silicon. It's a S3F94C8 chip, i ...
  Topic: Anybody know about inverters?
Hairyloon

Replies: 12
Views: 1130
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Jul 05, 19 3:23 pm   Subject: Anybody know about inverters?
put a meter on the inverter out put , check for 230v (ish). dont get zapped.

if an inverter is going wrong it is usually low or no output rather than a v spike .

i would suspect a soldering iron ...
  Topic: Abandoned BitCoin mine...
Hairyloon

Replies: 13
Views: 1423
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Fri Jul 05, 19 9:03 am   Subject: Abandoned BitCoin mine...
Most coin mining is on GPU, the term bitcoin mine tends to be used generically to encompass all mining.

My apologies. I don't know if "Most" is correct, but "Many" certainly is and I won't argue th ...
  Topic: Anybody know about inverters?
Hairyloon

Replies: 12
Views: 1130
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Jul 05, 19 8:56 am   Subject: Anybody know about inverters?
I plugged my soldering iron into my inverter yesterday and it (the iron) started buzzing then the blue smoke escaped.
The iron was temperature controlled one, not just a simple heater, but it was a c ...
  Topic: Abandoned BitCoin mine...
Hairyloon

Replies: 13
Views: 1423
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Thu Jul 04, 19 5:20 pm   Subject: Abandoned BitCoin mine...
True, but there is sometimes a happy medium...

Run with it if it works, but don't presume that it's right just because, and especially not if you can see why it might not be...
  Topic: Abandoned BitCoin mine...
Hairyloon

Replies: 13
Views: 1423
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Wed Jul 03, 19 9:49 am   Subject: Abandoned BitCoin mine...
However, as I expect you know, I am not a big fan of conventional wisdom...

Funny, we would never have guessed!

It very often proves wrong.
For example, conventional wisdom used to say th ...
  Topic: Abandoned BitCoin mine...
Hairyloon

Replies: 13
Views: 1423
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Tue Jul 02, 19 9:09 am   Subject: Abandoned BitCoin mine...
Just on an aside. I use my phone, whilst it is on charge to help CRUK run calculations for research. It's quite a funky app.
I may write to the chap behind that project. I've found an email address. ...
  Topic: Abandoned BitCoin mine...
Hairyloon

Replies: 13
Views: 1423
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Wed Jun 12, 19 11:37 pm   Subject: Abandoned BitCoin mine...
" : cure for cancer, search for extra terrestrial intelligence, big data perversion of democracy, "

perfect

Is what I thought, but the relevant question is of how to get set up on the project.
  Topic: Abandoned BitCoin mine...
Hairyloon

Replies: 13
Views: 1423
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Mon Jun 10, 19 2:44 pm   Subject: Abandoned BitCoin mine...
I don't know if anybody here is familiar with BitCoin. I don't claim to know a lot, but the relevant point is that they are "Mined" by doing a ridiculous amout of calculating by computer, and because ...
  Topic: Electrics q
Hairyloon

Replies: 13
Views: 3426
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Thu May 09, 19 8:57 pm   Subject: Electrics q
start by sourcing a decent spark and get it all checked, although a proper job is costly and disruptive there are far worse potential alternatives.

Or just disconnect it and start again from scratc ...
 
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