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    Autoswitch: AC- vs. battery-powered

    Hey, that looks like what I'd want! Thanks!
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    Autoswitch: AC- vs. battery-powered

    Is there a simple way to make my amp powered via the battery when no AC is available, but use the AC if it is plugged in? I was going to just put a two-way switch next to the AC socket, but maybe that is stupid.
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    grease on your tools?

    What is that grease that coats all the new tools, e.g. wire strippers, electricians knife, etc. (I got them from Sears) Should I be greasing all my tools with the same stuff?
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    My Fluke 110 DMM is Toast.

    it's probably shorted. Use the meter to test for resistance across the leads, see what happened.
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    hand drills

    Oh by the way.. Is there a reason why the brace would be unsuitable for anything as opposed to a crank-style drill? It looks like the modern braces are chucked to accept pretty much any bit you put in it.
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    magnifying

    OK, here's another question for you guys: I've been looking into ways of magnifying what I see, partially to see the parts more closely, and partly to be able to sit further away from the soldering iron (heat + flux ugh..) when I'm working. I like the idea of clip-on lenses (loupes they're...
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    hand drills

    Yeah that's just it. Obviously the geared model will have higher rpm's than the brace, while the brace would have higher torque and more precise/intuitive control. So the geared model might be the closest I could get to a power drill without power. I know I definitely won't use it that...
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    BBS Scene

    renegade!!!! aahhahaha i remember that. ansi art too, with all the colors! ah good times
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    DC power supply for battery-powered amp

    Quote: Originally posted by tangent Chances are excellent that all of the power supply caps in that amp have a voltage tolerance of at least 25V. The next common step down from that is 16V, which is of course too low if you're using an 18V supply. You might ask JMT, or open the amp and...
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    DC power supply for battery-powered amp

    tangent! THANK YOU for answering all my questions!! found the post you're talking about: http://www4.head-fi.org/forums/showt...threadid=20878 That WM080 looks good (I notice it says "0.5%" ripple as opposed to the "1%" that was listed for everything I had seen). But, it is 24 volts, and...
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    DC power supply for battery-powered amp

    Aah! I've tried everything I can to find a linear-regulated supply (online), and I still can't find one! Where do you usually get yours?
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    DC power supply for battery-powered amp

    Quote: Originally posted by tangent If the battery voltage sags 3V when you start to pull power from them, they're probably about to die, or you're pulling way too much current from them. Batteries drop in voltage over time, so it's perfectly reasonable that your batteries happen to be...
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    DC power supply for battery-powered amp

    I have this.. I think.. CMOY amp that JMT built for me a while back, and it takes 2 9V batteries right now. But, as I have learned a wee bit about electronics, I feel like modifying it to also let me plug it in to the wall. So I went over to Radio Shack and got a 15V (up to 1000mA) adapter --...
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    Is Your Memory TOO GOOD?

    Well this definitely sounds strange to me. I'd say you're all just tooting your own horn. (the ones actually complaining about their flawless memory, that is ) Either that or you've gotta be the worst pessimists I've ever seen. If you're recalling what's going to happen next all the time...
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    Is Your Memory TOO GOOD?

    Hmm.. You know what? I've never actually noticed myself remembering anything. Or at least, I don't remember it.
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